Here is a short video of some of the venues that the Swinging Bass Band has played at.
We were delighted to be booked to play at a wedding at the historic Caverswall Castle, Staffordshire. It goes back to the year 1275 when the manor house was developed into a moated castle and was rebuilt in the 17th Century. It was not difficult to find and very close to the A50, but alas, it has now closed as a wedding venue!
We played background music as the guests were dining with the trio and then downstairs near the bar with the 6-piece band. In the evening we were asked to play a mix of swing music and pop covers to cater for a wide age range.
The bride and groom did not want a special first dance, so we began with a medley of You Make Me Feel So Young, Fly Me to the Moon and Come Fly with Me. You can hear this on the sound tracks of this web site. As the night developed we moved away from swing music into pop covers, including Dance the Night Away, Lets Groove and some of Elvis’ Rock and Roll to get everybody dancing. We finished with New York, New York and Wonderful World.
It was a memorable event and a spectacular venue!