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The Swinging Bass Trio has played at Lyme Park, near Stockport

“Swing, Jazz, Sheer Class”.
Playing the best of swing music, and adding to the mood on a relaxed summer evening
The Swinging Bass band Trio, Lyme Park
The Swinging Bass Band Trio, Lyme Park The Swinging Bass Band Trio, Lyme Park

The Swinging Bass Trio to play at the National Trust’s Lyme Park, Stockport.

The swinging Bass Trio at Lyme park
The trio (sax, keyboard, & double bass) will play their mix of easy listening background music for the guests in the National Trust’s Lyme Park Garden. Where else could be a better place to enjoy a summer evening?

2017 Highlights! The Swinging Bass Band – Outdoor Event Videos

The Swinging Bass Band has played at eight fantastic outdoor and heritage venues this summer. Three vocal clips from those venues.
Hear the band play Joe Williams’ Everyday I Have The Blues; Frank Sinatra’s You Make Me Feel So Young; & Etta James’ signature song, At Last.

2017 Highlight. The Swinging Bass Band at Lacock Abbey

The band has played at the Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire, for two summer parties – one for the volunteers and one for the village and parish. They were a lovely summer evenings.
Here is the band playing At Last.

2017 HIGHLIGHT! Jazz Evening at Upton House and Gardens

The Swinging Bass Band played at Upton House & Gardens NT for their Jazz Night. It was a fantastic turnout, and great to see all the dancing in the rain!
Of course we had to play “Here’s That Rainy Day” and “Singing In The Rain”!!
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The swinging Bass Band at Upton House and GardensThe Swinging Bass band at Upton House and GardensThe Swinging Bass Band at Upton House and Gardens
The swinging Bass Band at Upton House and Gardens

2017 Highlight! The Swinging Bass Trio played at the National Trust’s Packwood House, near Solihull.

The Swinging Bass Trio played at the National Trust’s Packwood House, near Solihull, in late July for a social evening thanking the volunteers for their time and contributions. The trio, saxophone, keyboard & double bass, played background music which was tuneful, allowing the guests to chat and enjoy the evening.
The Swinging Bass Band, Packwood House, Solihull

Highlight! The Swinging Bass Band at Upton House for the 1940′s Wedding Weekend

The Swinging Bass Band has played at the National Trust’s Upton House for their 1940′s Wedding Weekend.

Here is a video of the band playing “Everyday I Have The Blues”. What a fantastic weekend it was. The dancers, the audience and visitors to Upton House loved it!!

The Swinging Bass Trio to play at the Crown Plaza Hotel, Soluhull.

The swinging Bass band at Crown Plaza Hotel Solihull
The Swinging Bass Trio (sax, keyboard & double bass) has been booked to play at a Rotary Club evening at the Crown Plaza Hotel, Solihull.

It was great to play at the National Trust’s Packwood House in the summer. A guest at that event has asked the trio to play for the Rotary Club evening.

The trio will play, as we always do, quiet background music allowing guests to meet, chat and enjoy the evening.

Looking forward to the evening!

Roy Forbes with The Swinging Bass Band

The Swinging Bass Band has played at eight fantastic venues this summer. Three vocal clips from those venues. Hear the band play Joe Williams’ Everyday I Have The Blues; Frank Sinatra’s You Make Me Feel So Young; & Etta James’ signature song, At Last.

Outdoor Summer Concert at Brinton Park, Kidderminster

The Swinging Bass Band has played in Brinton Park, Kidderminster as part of the Summer Bands in the Park Series for Wyre Forest District Council.
We played lots of Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Jazz and Swing Music. A really enjoyable afternoon!
This was the last in our summer run of 8 performances at some great venues – Upton House near Banbury, Bletchley Park near Milton Keynes, Lacock Abbey Wiltshire, and Packwood House near Solihull.
The Swinging Bass band at brinton Park Kidderminster
The swinging Bass band at brinton Park Kidderminster
The swinging Bass band at Brinton Park Kidderminster

Video of The Swinging Bass Band at Lacock Abbey

The band has recently played at the Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire, for two summer parties – one for the volunteers and one for the village and parish. They were a lovely summer evenings.
Here is the band playing At Last.

Summer Parties at Lacock Abbey

There have been two amazing Summer Parties at Lacock Abbey that The Swinging Bass Band has recently played at. One was for the National Trust Volunteers and the other for the village and parish. We played a mix of jazz & swing, with Sinatra & Nat King Cole hits.
The weather was perfect, the sun was out, not a drop of rain, and great to see so many people there!
The Swinging Bass Band at Lacock Abbey
The Swinging Bass Band at Lacock Abbey
The Swinging Bass Band at Lacock Abbey
The Swinging Bass Band at Lacock Abbey
The Swinging Bass Band at Lacock AbbeyThe Swinging Bass Band at Lacock Abbey

Jazz Evening at Upton House and Gardens

The Swinging Bass Band played at Upton House & Gardens NT for their Jazz Night. What a fantastic turnout, and great to see all the dancers in the rain!
Of course we had to play “Here’s That Rainy Day” and “Singing In The Rain”!!
www.TheSwingingBass.co.uk & www.TheswingingBass.com
The swinging Bass Band at Upton House and GardensThe Swinging Bass band at Upton House and Gardens
The Swinging Bass Band at Upton House and Gardens
The swinging Bass Band at Upton House and Gardens

The Swinging Bass Trio and the National Trust’s Packwood House

The swinging Bass band at Packwood House
The Swinging Bass Trio played at the National Trust’s Packwood House, near Solihull, recently. The evening was for the volunteers and the trio from Swinging Bass Band played quiet background music.
It was a little wet outside so the trio played Here’s That Rainy day, Singing In The Rain and Stormy Weather. They seemed very appropriate!

Jazz Evening at the National Trust’s Upton House & Gardens

Swinging Bass Band Upton House copyright
The Swinging Bass Band is playing at the National Trust’s Upton House & Gardens Summertime Jazz Night on Saturday 29th July 2017 from 7.00-9.00pm. Lots of music composed in the 1920′s and with the 5-piece band and you can join a short jazz taster dance class too.

Enjoy an evening of jazz music in the open air. Bring a picnic, treat yourself to a drink from the bar and relax on the grass on a lovely summer evening.
Book your ticket now!

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/upton-house-and-gardens

It’s a great summer to hear The Swinging Bass Band

Summer venues, The Swinging Bass Band
Yes, a great summer of live swing music!
Here are the summer dates for the The Swinging Bass Band & Trio – will be good to see you!
Saturday & Sunday 20 & 21st May. UPTON HOUSE, BANBURY. 1920′s theme. Public event.
Friday 21st July. PACKWOOD HOUSE, SOLIHULL. National Trust reception.
Sunday 23rd July. BLETCHLEY PARK, MILTON KEYNES. Pimms in the Park: The Fabulous Fifties. 12.00-4.00pm. Public event.
Saturday 29th July. UPTON HOUSE BANBURY. Jazz Night 7.00-9.00pm. Public event.
Thursday 10th August. LACOCK ABBEY, LACOCK, WILTSHIRE. Private reception.
Friday 11th August. LACOCK ABBEY, LACOCK, WILTSHIRE. Village event. 6.00-8.00pm
Sunday 20th August. BRINTON PARK, KIDDERMINSTER. Sunday afternoon: Music in the Park. 2.00-4.00pm. Public event.

The Swinging Bass Band has played at Upton House’s 1920′s weekend!

The band has played at Upton House and Gardens’ fantastic 1920′s weekend. We played a mix of 1920′s and 1930′s jazz compositions.
What an amazing National Trust property!
The Swinging Bass band at Upton House 1920s weekend
The Swinging Bass Band at Upton House 1920s weekend
The swinging Bass band Upton House 1920s weekend
The Swinging Bass Band Upton House 1920s weekend

The Swinging Bass Band is at the National Trust’s Upton House & Gardens this weekend May 20th & 21st!

Band The Swinging Bass Band at Upton House & Gardens
SWINGING JAZZ WITH A 1920′s THEME.
The Swinging Bass Band is joining Upton House & Gardens near Banbury to celebrate the 1920′s this weekend. Catch the band each afternoon between 12.30 and 4.00pm.
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The Swinging Bass Quartet at the Mill Arts, Banbury, for a 30th Wedding Anniversary

The Swinging Bass Band at Mill Arts Banbury
The Swinging Bass Band at Mill Arts Banbury
The swinging Bass band at Mill Arts Banbury
The Swinging Bass Quartet has played at the Mill Arts Centre, Banbury, for a 30th Wedding Anniversary. It was a fantastic event, the room was decorated, the guests were well fed and ready to party.
We played background music while the chatted and enjoyed the buffet, then the band stepped up a gear and the guest came onto the floor and we saw some fantastic dancing!

The Swinging Bass Band booked to play for a wedding at Ansty Hall, Warwickshire.

The swinging Bass Band at Ansty Hall Coventry
It’s great that The Swinging Bass Band will be back again at Ansty Hall, Warwickshire, and so close to Coventry, to play for a wedding.
Featuring the some of the best Rat Pack, swing music, jazz and pop covers. On hand will be our vocalist Roy Forbes to work his magic and some of the best musicians from across the Midlands.
Looking forward to a great wedding reception!