Tag Archives: 1940’s

“Route 66” The Swinging Bass Band LIVE!

Live recording of Route 66.
With photos from recently played at venues.
One of many songs from our Sinatra, Jazz, Rat Pack and Swing repertoire.

FLY ME TO THE MOON The Swinging Bass Band LIVE!

The Swinging Bass Band recorded LIVE!
With photos from recently played at venues.
One of many songs from our Sinatra, Jazz, Rat Pack and Swing repertoire.

LIVE Recording! I Love You For Sentimental Reasons. The Swinging Bass Band

I Love You For Sentimental Reasons played by The Swinging Bass Band and recorded live in a Leicester Jazz Club.
Slow and relaxing.
This was a request at a wedding anniversary we played at a few months before.
It fits perfectly into our repertoire of Jazz, Swing, Sinatra, Rat Pack music.
Photos taken at venues we played at recently.

Highlight of 2019. The Swinging Bass Trio at the Village Hotel, Walsall

Walsall Village Hotel
The Swinging Bass Trio was invited to play at the Village Hotel, Walsall, for a private function.
The guests celebrated their 50th year anniversary – they met in late 1960’s. In addition to our repertoire of Gershwin, and American Songbook standards we played some of the very memorable songs from the 1960’s & 70’s.

Highlight of 2019. Recording a short sampler video

The Swinging Bass Band recorded a short sampler video in 2019.
Four songs for our Jazz, Swing & Sinatra mix.
“Jazz, Swing, Sheer Class!”
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Highlight of the Year at Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes

THE SWINGING BASS BAND at BLETCHLEY PARK, Milton Keynes, as a part of the Summer Concert Series.
The band played their mix of Jazz, Swing & Sinatra!
It rained – just a little(!) – so we relocated to inside the Mansion.
“Jazz, Swing, Sheet Class!”
www.TheSwingingBass.co.uk
Swinging Bass Band at Bletchley Park
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Highlight of the Year – Swinging Bass Trio at Croft Castle

The Swinging Bass Trio Croft Castle
The Swinging Bass Trio played at Croft Castle as a part of their 1940’s weekend of music.
It was a superb afternoon. The visitors really enjoyed the selection of period music.
www.TheSwingingBass.co.uk
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Highlight of the Year at Wightwick Manor, Wolverhampton

Swinging Bass Band Wightwick  Manor
The Swinging Bass Band played at a series of events during the summer at Wightwick Manor, Wolverhampton. A perfect summer afternoon – and just relaxing and listening!
Played our mix of Jazz, Swing & Sinatra.
“Jazz, Swing & Sheer Class!”
www.TheSwingingBass.co.uk

A Jazz Club Gig at Regent Jazz Leicester

The Swinging Bass Band has recently played a jazz club gig at Regent Jazz Leicester.
The band played a mix of jazz, swing, Sinatra and great standards.
We also have had an amazing summer of great gigs at great venues!
Here are a few photos and a sound track from earlier in the year. Listen out for that long held note at the end!
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The Swinging Bass band at Regent Jazz
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The Swinging Bass Band at Regent Jazz

Thee Swinging Bass Band at Regent Jazz, Leicester

Swinging Bass Band at Regent JazzTUESDAY 22nd OCTOBER 8.00pm
“Swing, Jazz, Sheer Class!” THE SWINGING BASS BAND.
Over 400 events – jazz clubs, weddings, parties, nationally important heritage venues……
At Regent Sports & Social Club, 102 Regent Road, Leicester, LE1 7DA. 8.00pm £5/£6
Street PARKING may be in demand. We can use a private car park. Email, beforehand, to RegentJazz@gmail.com

The Swinging Bass Trio at the Village Hotel Walsall

Swinging Bass Band at Walsall Village Hotel

The Swinging Bass Trio has been invited to play very soon at the Village Hotel, Walsall, for a private function.
The guests are celebrating their 50th anniversary – they met in 1960 – so in addition to our repertoire of Gershwin, and American Songbook standards we will play some of the very memorable songs from the 1960’s.

THE SWINGINGBASS BAND at WIGHTWICK MANOR, WOLVERHAMPTON

The Swinging Bass band at Wightwick Manor Wolverhampton
On Saturday & Sunday 21 & 22 September, Wightwick Manor and Gardens will be open for free, in the re-imagining of the 1902 Coronation Garden Party held in the grounds.
The Swinging Bass Band will be playing at regular intervals; there’s a Punch and Judy show; games and races on the lawn; family crafts; and lots of other surprising things to enjoy!
See Wightwick Manor website: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wightwick-manor-and-gardens

The Swinging Bass Band has played at Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes

The Swinging Bass Band has played at Bletchley Park as part of the Summer Concert Series. We were inside – it was wet outside – and played everyone’s Sinatra, jazz & swing favourites. As you see the visitors enjoyed the afternoon too!
What better way to spend an afternoon!

Swinging Bass Band at Bletchley Park
Swinging Bass Band at Bletchley Park
Swinging Bass band at Bletchley Park
Swinging Bass Band, Bletchley Park

July 28th 2019 The Swinging Bass Band is to play at BLETCHLEY PARK, Milton Keynes

The Swinging Bass Band at Bletchley Park
The Swinging Bass Band is to play at BLETCHLEY PARK, near MILTON KEYNES.
Sunday July 28th from 12.00 midday to 3.00pm.
The site of World War II code breakers!
Part of the Summer Concert Series.
We will play Jazz, Swing, Sinatra Nat King Cole and Rat Pack classics!
What better way to spend a summer Sunday afternoon!
Normal admission charges will apply. Bletchley Park website has entry details.

Early Evening Party hosted by the Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire at Lyme Park

The Swinging Bass Trio has played at an early evening party hosted by the Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire at Lyme Park.
Playing background music while the guests chatted in the early evening sun and then later in the library.
Swinging Bass Band at Lyme park
Swinging Bass Band, Lyme Park
Swinging Bass Band, Lyme Park
Swinging Bass Band ,Lyme Park
Swinging Bass band, Lyme Park

The Swinging Bass Trio has played at Croft Castle

The Swinging Bass Trio has recently played at the National Trust’s Croft Castle as a part of their 1940’s weekend of music.
It was a superb afternoon and the visitors really enjoyed the period music.
Here are a few photos:
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The Swinging Bass Trio Croft Castle

The Swinging Bass Trio to play at Croft Castle Herefordshire.

The Swinging Bass Band at Croft Castle
The Swinging Bass Trio (sax, keyboard & double bass) will be playing at the National Trust’s Croft Castle, Herefordshire, as a part of their Forties Music weekend on Saturday 22nd June.
Step back in time to the 1940s and expect lots of great music from that period.
Booking is not needed and normal admission prices will apply, but its free to National Trust members!
https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/croft-castle-and-parkland

The Swinging Bass Trio at a surprise 60th Birthday Party

Swinging Bass Trio, Arthingworth, Birthday Party
The Trio from The Swinging Bass Band has played in Northamptonshire at a surprise 60th Birthday party lunch. Close family and friends were invited to this wonderful early summer party.
The trio played, as requested, a selection of French songs and a mix of Sinatra-style standards, bossa novas and ballads.
Photography: www.philcourtneyphotography.co.uk

Swinging Bass Trio,Arthingworth, Birthday Party
Swinging Bass Trio, Arthingworth, Birthday Party
Swinging Bass Trio, Arthingworth, Birthday Party

BUT BEAUTIFUL played by The Swinging Bass Band at Regent Jazz, Leicester.


The tender ballad, BUT BEAUTIFUL, played by The Swinging Bass Band and recorded in Leicester.

This song has been recorded by Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Billie Holiday, Doris day and many others.

Andy Kirkland (leader, double bass); Roy Forbes (vocal); Steve Liptrot (sax); Neil Hunter (keyboard); Andy Richardson (drums).

Playing that classic – AT LAST. The Swinging Bass Band at Regent Jazz.

What a jazz club booking this was!
Here is the band playing AT LAST at Regent Jazz, Leicester recently.
Listen out for that long held note at the end!