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This section of the website has been constructed specifically for music industry professionals and private clients. It contains all the information you will need if you are interested in booking one of the bands for a private or public event of any shape, size and colour! If you can't find the information you need please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, thank you!
Benoit’s love affair with the golden era of entertainment started at an early age. His obsession with it motivated him to start his own musical projects in 2009, taking inspiration from the music, fashion, dance-steps and lifestyles of the 1920s-30-40s so characterised by the Vintage Revival.
Now, in 2015, after 6 years and over 700 shows, his musical journey has led to the founding of 2 bands; The Orchestra and The Hot Club. Both are made up of the finest musicians, both are extremely versatile and can play anything from the classic repertoire of the 1920s-30s-40s swing and big band era. Charleston, Ragtime, New Orleans jazz, Big Band Swing, Jump Blues, Jive, French Chanson, Jazz Manouche, Parisian Swing, Mambo and traditional folk tunes are all just a “count-in” away. They have performed at prestigious venues like Ronnie Scott’s, The Royal Albert Hall and The Ritz in Paris, as well as at parties and festivals around Europe and the UK, including Madonna’s 56th Birthday party [link].
Together with his production team, Benoit has a fine eye for detail, and although there are many bands playing songs from the classic songbooks, few do it with such conviction and fewer still are able to write authentically in the style. Benoit Viellefon does just that, evoking the sounds and sensations of the golden era of jazz with a modern twist and quirky delivery that makes them a hit with contemporary audiences.
Benoit’s crowning glory, a powerful 7-piece consisting of a full rhythm section (piano, drums, double-bass, guitar/vocals) & a 3-part horn section (trumpet, clarinet/alto saxophone, tenor saxophone), the Orchestra is the perfect party band; from the wild and hard swinging to the slick and chic.
THE HOT CLUB
Evoking the nostalgic sounds of Paris, St. Germain and of 1930s Gypsy jazz master Django Reinhardt, the Hot Club consists of a 3 piece rhythm section (2 guitars and double bass, or piano, guitar/vocals and double-bass) plus additional musicians such as clarinet, violin, trumpet or a female vocalist.
Benoit Viellefon is always first choice for themed events that hark back to the iconic imagery of the Cotton Club, the Great Gatsby, the Prohibition era, the Blitz and WWII, the Moulin Rouge, Burlesque clubs, and the lavish parties of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. Marrying the elegant, with the fun and exciting.
Though both The Orchestra and The Hot Club are well established in their own right, we fully understand the needs of our clients when organising a party. Please do not hesitate to enquire regarding bigger or smaller bands, we can always adapt to your requests and requirements.
Benoit Viellefon and his musical projects are managed by JohnJohn records.