The Sweeting Swing Band

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2011 Events

4 February 2011 – Stanway Village Hall
Thank you for inviting us back to perform for you, and to share in a fish and chip supper!
It was also great to catch up with Bob Coxon (who helped inspire Phil to start his band, and taught many of us in our younger years!)

12 June 2011 – Westcliff Theatre, Clacton
A 1940’s themed joint concert with the West Bergholt Concert Band.  The Sweeting Swing Band played the first half, with debut performances of the lyrical “Adios” (Madriguera) and the Emerson Lake and Palmer arrangement of Copland’s “Fanfare for the Common Man” which were both enthusiatically received by the audience.
“Just to add our congratulations and thanks for Sunday's concert.  An excellent performance by both bands with a good selection of themed music.”

7 August 2011 - Brightlingsea Music Festival

What a shame that the rain arrived just before we got on stage, chasing the vast majority of the audience home. Thank you to those hardy individuals who braved the elements to stay and listen, and those who came out especially to hear us.  The weather did fortunately improve as we played, perhaps it was thanks to Dave’s great rendition of ‘Blue Skies’?
A special thank you to Brightlingsea’s very own ‘Andrews Sisters’ who joined the band for 3 numbers, complete with fantastic harmonies and military uniforms!
Special mention should go to the dancing gazebo(!) and the crazy-haired head-banging hecklers at the front who really kept Karen on her toes, and got rewarded with an extra encore of Smoke on the Water!

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3 September – 1940’s themed Wedding Reception, Stoke by Nayland
A great evening of Big Band swing, with friends of the bride joining us as special guest vocalists.

23 Sept 2011 – “Let’s Dance”, Wrabness Village Hall
A great evening of mixed music for an enthusiastic crowd.  Great to see you, Howard!

24 Sept 2011 – Dinner Dance, Brightlingsea Community Centre
The evening was a great success with plenty of dancing to our varied repertoire, from ballroom to disco.  A good amount was raised towards next year’s music festival.  Well done, Caroline!