Here is “Everyday I Have The Blues” recorded live at a jazz club in Leicester recently.
Photos were taken at mostly summer venues we have played at recently.
Andy Kirkland (leader, double bass); Roy Forbes (vocals); Steve Liptrot (sax); Neil Hunter (keyboard); Andy Richardson (drums).
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.
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).
Over the summer period The Swinging Bass Band will be regularly playing at the National Trust’s Wightwick Manor over the summer.
The 5-piece band will their first date on
Saturday 13th July (6-8.60pm), then
Friday 9th August (6-8.30pm),
Saturday 21st September (midday-3.00pm) &
Sunday 22nd September (midday-3.00pm).
On Saturday 13th July:
Summer Soiree – An Evening of Elegance and Entertainment in Wightwick’s Gardens
Enjoy a summer’s evening with music, drinks, canapes and games in Wightwick Manor’s beautiful Arts and Crafts Gardens,
A classic British offer of Pimms and strawberries, croquet and bowls on the Terrace, accompanied by uplifting Swing music.
For July & August tickets Google: Events at Wightwick Manor.
Wightwick Manor & Gardens
West Midlands WV6 8EE
The Swinging Bass Band has played a concert of Frank Sinatra, swing music and entertaining jazz at the Charles Booth Centre, (formerly Thringstone Community Centre), Thringstone, Leicestershire. It was a fantastic night! The band and the audience both enjoyed the evening. Then, the audience only let the band leave the stage after an encore!
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 (www.TheSwingingBass.co.uk) has played at a fantastic 80th Birthday Party with about 130 invited guests at Hogarths Stone Manor Hotel, Kidderminster.
The band played a mix of Sinatra, swing music and some pop covers.
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!
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.
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!
The Swinging Bass Quartet, (sax, keyboard, double bass & drums) has been invited to play for a 30th Wedding Anniversary at The Mill Arts Centre in Banbury, Oxfordshire in April.
An excellent venue. The sort of place which we love to play in. Quiet music, adding to the mood, and without disturbing the conversation – that’s our thing!
The Swinging Bass band has recently played at an informal evening at the Regent Jazz Club, Leicester.
The band played a great mix of Sinatra, Rat Pack, Swinging Jazz and Michael Bublé. People in the audience were saying that it was the best band they had ever heard! We had some of the audience dancing too – at a jazz club!
The Swinging Bass Band will be playing at a public event on 24th January 2017 at Regent Jazz.
Most of the events that the band plays at are private ones – corporate events, weddings, private parties etc, so this is a rare opportunity to see the band.
Will be great to see you!
At Regent Sports & Social Club, 102 Regent Road, Leicester, LE1 7DA.
Email for more details: info@TheSwingingBass.co.uk
The Swinging Bass Band has played at an afternoon wedding reception at North Marston Village Hall, Buckinghamshire. The band played a great mix of jazz classics, Sinatra, Glenn Miller and 1940′s songs.
The Bride played the trumpet and asked that we have a trumpeter in the band. Vocalist Roy Forbes was with the band again singing and engaging with the guests as only he can!