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Benoit Viellefon & His Orchestra

French Swing Band

Ideal for Themed Evenings: Prohibition/ 1930s/ 1940s/ French theme
London based French singer performing 1920/1930/1940 ballroom & swing
Repertoire includes Gypsy Jazz, French Chanson, Latin, Swing and musette
High Profile Corporate Clients & Jazz Festivals Internationally
Available to perform Worldwide

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This French Swing Orchestra perform the gorgeous ballroom dance music that was played in Europe, Cuba, Russia and the USA during the 1920's to the early 1950's. The orchestra, made of nothing but internationally renown musicians from France, Great Britain and Jamaica is rapidly establishing a fearsome reputation for its truly amazing live performance with dancers, lovers & listeners.

The orchestra was formed in 2009 and it was immediately a hit on London's cabaret and vintage speak-easy scene. Since then the orchestra have played all over the UK and Europe to critical acclaim, fulfilling their vision of a contemporary orchestra who command the dance floor like the master entertainers of the 1920s, 30s and 40s.

The French Swing Band plays many private parties and corporate events where you couldn't come, but also many public concerts; cabarets, speakeasy, club nights and festivals were you should definitely go.  They can play for you as a trio, quartet, quintet, sextet, septet or more if required.

  • Daphne
  • All of me
  • Sous le ciel de Paris
  • Swing 42
  • It's only a papermoon
  • Le Carnaval
  • Pennies from heaven
  • Sweet Sue
  • And many more...
  • Flambee Montalbanaise
  • AT&T
  • Coca Cola
  • HMV Digital
  • MSN UK
  • Nokia
  • Orange
  • Playstation 3 Vidzone
  • Samsung
  • Tesco Digital
  • Virgin Mobile
  • Walmart
  • Yahoo
  • Christie’s London
  • Hampton Court Palace
  • Tate Modern (London Museum)
  • Wikipedia 10th anniversary
  • And many more...
  • 3 Mobile
  • BlackBerry MP3 Music Store
  • eBay Digital Music Center
  • Movistar
  • MTV
  • O2
  • Play.com
  • Rolling Stone
  • Sony Ericsson PlayNow Arena
  • T-Mobile
  • Vodafone
  • Xbox
  • American arirlines
  • Dorchester Hotel
  • Kensington Palace
  • Royal Wedding street party
  • BBC Scotland
  • Amazon

" ...this 36-year-old musician who regularly attracts more than 250 dapper vintage enthusiasts to his midweek swing nights. "

Jane Mulkerrins. - The Times

" ...Something very beautiful: the Orchestra combine French chanson, musette with swing. A very addictive mixture. "

Nathan Nörgel - Wasser-Prada (Germany)

" ...If you missed their show, you missed a treat. - We’d all be much happier if the Orchestra's music was the soundtrack to our lives. "

Lauren Rodgers - Norfolk Norwich Festival 2011 - EDP24.co.uk

" ...We don`t get enough of this kind of class act and excellent musicianship. "

Lousie Slater - Harrogate Internatioanl Festival 2011

" ...swinging fast … an authentic wall of sound … romantic and distinctly Parisian angle …quite striking and perfect, it all felt rather filmic ...Latin/swing dexterity ...the rhythms were tight and hot. THis Orchestra definitely reside within the cabaret end of jazz but their combined individual skill almost makes them a crossover ensemble. "

Jeanie Barton - London Jazz

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