Benoit Viellefon & His Orchestra

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"Benoit Viellefon & His Orchestra effortlessly sweep you away on sonic gossamer wings to the happy, happy place of your choice" - Vintage Rock Magazine
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£1500
Details

Style of Music

Reception Music
Acoustic
Swing / Jive
Jazz
Rat Pack / Swing
Ceremony Music

Type of Performer(s) or Business

Other Type of Performer
Function Band
Jazz Band

Primary Instrument(s)

Guitar
Male Vocals
Drums
Complete Band
Winds
Violin
Other Instruments
Piano
Brass

Noise Limiter Experience
Learn New Songs
Full Description
Reminiscent of the sounds of Duke Ellington, Al Bowlly and Charles Trenet, Benoit Viellefon & his Orchestra are one of the leading bands in the UK’s swing scene, playing the classic repertoire of the 1920s to the early 1950s. Catering for events of every description they are a band as versatile as they are talented and are available in a variety of line-ups and arrangements at the client’s discretion. Over the last year they have worked hard to source and arrange over 40 tunes and they put it to good use, playing swing, jive, French chanson, and much more for up to two and a half hours! In their latest formation, the band is a formidable 7 piece ensemble - drummer, double bassist, pianist, tenor saxophonist, clarinetist, trumpeter, all providing backing vocals, and fronted by Benoit on rhythm guitar and lead vocals. Add a host of fantastic dancers and you’ll have a spectacular show that will impress anyone. Consistently first choice at vintage festivals, high profile events across Europe, as well as boasting residencies in London’s most exclusive clubs and concert halls, their busy diary is testament to the public’s love for their music and the atmosphere they create. Most recently they have appeared on national television and radio, and have been hired by the likes of Rowan Atkinson, James Cordon, and Madonna for her birthday party. Over the last six years the band has played over 700 concerts in venues of all shapes and sizes to people of all walks of life. Wherever they play, they never falter in their endeavour to entertain their many audiences, especially those who revel in the nostalgia and elegance of a bygone era. Whether you a planning a Gatsby, Prohibition, Moulin Rouge or War Time party, Elegant Business event or a special Birthday or Wedding party, no such event is complete without the unrivalled entertainment of Benoit Viellefon & his Orchestra! They hope to hear from you soon!

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2009
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
7
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Location & Contact Details

Address

St Leonards-on-sea, East Sussex, England

Travel Notes

We travel all over the world if required.

Nearest Town

London

Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station

Nearest Airport

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FAQ
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What is your most memorable wedding?

James Corden's wedding, Some Oligarch weddings with Vladimir Puttin as guest of honour.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Elegant, swinging, happy, nostalgic, entertaining

What about your business are you most proud of?

we are the #1 swing band in the UK with over 250 concerts a year from functions to the Albert Hall twice a year. We are resident at Ronnie Scotts and appear in a dozen Hollywood films and TV productions.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Be in love.

What makes a romantic first dance?

A dance that the bride and groom enjoy dancing without pressure.

What is your number one floor-filler?

They are all no1 floor fillers from teh 1920-30-40's

Which band from the past would you most like to have been part of?

I made my band exactly as I dreamt it, but I wish to be a French Nat King Cole.

What is the soundtrack to your life?

My music, with my Orchestra, every day.