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:
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!
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 from the larger Swinging Bass Band, has played at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Solihull, for a Rotary Club Dinner.
The trio played quiet background music and after the dinner we played more up tempo music. The guests really enjoyed the music, were full of praise and invited the trio back!
The trio from The Swinging Bass Band has played at a commemoration of the 1918 Armistice at Hoby Village Hall, Leicestershire.
The Leicestershire village organised the event very well and there were 85 guests.
We played lots of First World War songs and were joined by two fantastic local singers. We ended with “There Will Always Be An England” and “Land Of Hope And Glory” with the guests joining in and waving Union Jack flags.
It was a fantastic afternoon!!
The Swinging Bass Trio to play on Remembrance Sunday, in Hoby Leicestershire, commemorating the end of the First World War. The event is organised by the Hoby and District Local History Society.
We will play background music, including some songs from the era, for the society during lunch and the afternoon.