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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.

The Fabulous Fifties at Bletchley Park

What an amazing venue Bletchley Park is!
The Swinging Bass Band has played at Bletchley Park as a part of its Fabulous Fifties event. It was a gloriously sunny summer afternoon. The band played the 1950′s music of Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra and some Rock & Roll.
The Swinging Bass band at Bletchley Park
The Swinging Bass Band at Bletchley Park
The Swinging Bass Band at Bletchley Park

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”!!
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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

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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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De Montfort University, Leicester, is hosting a reception -The Swinging Bass Band is to play for it.

The swinging Bass Band at De Montfort University
The Swinging Bass Quartet is to play background music at an event hosted by De Montfort University, Leicester. We always play – so as not to disturb the conversation – some of the great melodic numbers written by Gershwin, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington – and many more!
The band has now played at about 400 social occasions, corporate gatherings, themed events & high-end weddings.
You can see the band live last summer at a recreated War Wedding Weekend at:

The Swinging Bass 5-piece Band is to play for 2 nights at the National Trust’s Lacock Abbey and Village

The Swinging Bass 5-piece Band is to play at the National Trust’s Lacock Abbey and Village for two evenings in August. The 5-piece band will be there playing a great mix of swing music, jazz and Sinatra.
Lacock Abbey (2)
The Swinging Bass band to play at the National Trusts Lacock Abbey

When The Swinging Bass Band played at the Regent Jazz Club, Leicester

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 BublĂ©. 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 at the Regent Jazz Club, Leicester
The Swinging Bass Band at the Regent Jazz Club, Leicester
The Swinging Bass Band at the Regent Jazz Club, Leicester
The Swinging Bass Band at the Regent Jazz Club, Leicester
The Swinging Bass Band at the Regent Jazz Club, Leicester

Photo Memory 11: 1940′s Themed Event at University College Birmingham

The Swinging Bass Band played at a 1940′s themed event at University College Birmingham. The students from the Culinary Arts Management Course put on a 1940′s themed evening. The band added to the occasion by playing all the classics from that time, and many more!
The Swinging Bass Band, University College, Birmingham

Photo memory 10: Playing background Music at Hoar Cross Hall, Burton on Trent.

The Swinging Bass Trio playing background music for wedding drinks and meal. Perfect weather and a perfect venue!
The Swinging Bass Trio at Hoar Cross Hall, Staffordshire, wedding
The swinging Bass Trio, Hoar Cross hall, Staffordshire, wedding

Photo Memory 9: Wedding at Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire.

The Swinging Bass Band has played for drinks and during the meal at a wedding at Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire. What an amazing wedding! What an amazing venue! The guests loved the music!!
The Swinging Bass Band at Berkeley Castle
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Photo Memory 8: Corporate Event at Stapleford Hall.

The Swinging Bass Trio played background music during the summer drinks and meal for the Cambridge and Counties Bank, Leicester.
The Swinging Bass Band at Stapleford hall and Park
The Swinging Bass Trio at Stapleford hall, Leicestershire

Photo Memory 7: Hollywood Themed Night at De Montfort University. Leicester.

The Swinging Bass Trio was invited to play at the Hollywood themed night for De Montfort University Students Union.
The Swinging Bass Trio played many of the great titles from the Hollywood area.
The Swinging Bass Trio at the King Power Stadium, Leicester.
The swinging Bass Trio ant the King Power Stadium, Leicester

Photo Memory 6: Fantastic costumes – a 1920′s Themed Birthday Party

Last September The Swinging Bass Band played at an amazing 1920′s themed Birthday Party and all the guests entered came dressed for the night!
The Swinging Bass Band 1920s Themed Party

Photo Memory 5: A 1920′s Themed Wedding in Leicestershire

The Swinging Bass Band played at a fantastic 1920′s themed wedding in Leicestershire. Everyone certainly enjoyed getting into the spirit of the event!
The Swinging Bass Band Waltham on the Wolds 1920's Theme 1

Photo Memory 3 A Birthday Party at the Case Restaurant, Leicester

Another photo from the Birthday party at the Case Restaurant, Leicester that the band played at.
The Swinging Bass Band Birthday Party Case Restaurant Leicester