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
Details
Type of Performer(s) or Business
Function Band
Jazz Band
Other Type of Performer
Style of Music
Acoustic
Cermony Music
Jazz
Rat Pack / Swing
Reception Music
Swing / Jive
Primary Instrument(s)
Brass
Complete Band
Drums
Guitar
Male vocals
Other Instruments
Piano
Violin
Winds
Additional Services
Learn New Songs
Noise Limiter Experience
Pricing & Costs
Prices start at
  • £1500
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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
    # Of Weddings Hosted
    More than 50
    # Of People In Team
    7
    Public Liability Insurance
    Yes
Press & Awards
(2)
Press and Awards (1)
Times, Guardian, Independent, Time out, BBC2TV, BBC2-3-6 radios, France2 TV, etc
Industry Awards (1)
We worked for Madonna and amy others.
Photos
(8)
Location & Contact Details
  • Directions
    • Address
    • 61B Stepney Green, London, Greater London, E1 3LE, England
    • Nearest Town
    • London
    • Travel Notes
    • We travel all over the world if necessary.
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FAQ
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What is your most memorable wedding?
James Corden, or some Russian Millionaires wedding.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Elegant, energetic, happy, nostalgic, french
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.
What is your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Be in love.
What is your number one floor-filler?
They are all floor fillers.
Which band from the past would you most like to have been part of?
I made my band exactly as I dreamt it.
What is the soundtrack to your life?
My music.