I am sure you are all still shattered from last night. You all worked so hard to make the evening go with a “Swing’. I had many comments last night and also this morning about how fantastic you all are and that they enjoyed the evening. Please can you personally thank all of your band for me, for providing everyone with a truly memorable evening. Let’s hope we can do it all again!Bev, Event Organiser
More about the band…
The band plays swing jazz instrumental and vocal numbers from the 1930s right up to modern times. The full, classic big band has a line up of saxophones, trombones, trumpets, and male and female vocalists. All supported by a rhythm section of bass, guitar, keyboard and drums.
After a recent successful debut gig, we’re delighted to announce the arrival of the ‘TSB – Small Band’. With a rhythm section of drums, bass, guitar, and keys, singer, and horn & sax section – it’s ideal for smaller venues or parties where the full band would be just too big.
Whatever the size of the band, our aim is to have a good time playing great music and, in doing so, entertain and delight our audiences. We are, of course!, available for booking and perform at several events throughout the year including concerts, weddings and parties.
Making Music for Good Causes
Since 2008, we have donated and help raise several thousand pounds for charities such as Brain Tumour Support, Bristol Children’s Hospital, the Lydia Biddlecombe Star Tribute Fund, Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary and many other local good causes. Because Thornbury Swing Band is not-for-profit, charities organising their own events can typically raise around £1000 from an event with us. If you would be interested in the band supporting your charity, please take a look at our Fundraising with a Swing leaflet below.
Meet The Band
Trombones: Chris White-Horne, Ed Miller, Sue Bannister, Rhodri Spearing
Trumpets: Owen Kellie-Smith, Terry Truebody, David Lloyd, Heather Staley, Lynne Morrell
Saxophones: Joanne Durrant, Jill Watson, Sue Wright, Jackie Gumb, Hugh Price, Petra McKay, Izzy Fitzgerald
Rhythm Section: Andy Hutt (drums), Dave Mew (drums), Ben Rosow (guitar), Luigi Caludi (bass), Matt Spencer (keys)
Vocals: Charlotte ‘Charlie’ Atterton, Shairon Lloyd, Denver Thirlwell
PA & Sound Engineer: For PA and sound engineering, our preference is to use the excellent services of Simon Plater of Farmyard Studios.
We are always looking for new members of the band and new supporters. If you would like to be involved, please drop us a line via the contact page here. We practise most Thursday evenings, 7:30-9:30 at Almondsbury Sports and Social Club, Gloucester Road, Almondsbury, Bristol, BS32 4AG.