Ladies and Gentlemen

After 8 years on the circuit and about 1000 concerts, Benoit Viellefon finally recorded the Hot Club playing 1930-40’s Hot Swing and Gypsy Jazz. The band being a firm favourite on the British dance scene, (Balboa, Shag, Fox Trot, Lindy Hop), we were under strong pressure to release an album. Done! The birth was difficult but the baby is cute, and the music is excellent apparently… This will only be available on CD, no streaming, MP3 or Youtube.

Benoit Viellefon Hot Club new album "Paris 19:36 - London 20:16"

Benoit Viellefn Hot Club at the Continental



People don’t seem to buy music these days, they take selfies instead.
This is why we decided to try to cover some of the costs with an INDIEGOGO Crowd-funding campaign. Hopefully we can get enough fans to support us and so that we can cover some of the costs and release a new CD. You can pre-order your CD, or T-shirt, or even private concert by clicking the image below (it also shows you the amount we raise so far.



This record will be on CD only. There is no point doing a digital release because artists don’t get a penny. We’ve uploaded one track from that new album on soundclaud so you can get a little tease of what it sounds like. Please have a listen, if you like it please go on Indiegogo and get a CD (if you are totally loaded), or simply share it on Facebook and Twitter (if you are really poor). Both will help greatly, and sharing is free.



We shot 8 videos to support the album, all done live with a couple of microphones and 3 cameras at the Oriole in Central London. These have not been released yet, and we’re showing you a teaser below. But you can watch all 8 of them from our INDIEGOGO crowd-funding campaign. Just have a look and share!

It is all in your hands now. We hope that you will like it and that we’ll raise enough funds to finalise the release of this album this summer.

Benoit Viellefon

Show Announced: Gatsby at The Arts Theatre


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Coming up later this month, a musical adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic American novel The Great Gatsby, featuring the Hot Club and myself. Having started in 2012, the original show received outstanding reviews from TimeOut and The Telegraph among … Continue reading

Music Week Presents: Benoit Viellefon & His Orchestra


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by Karma Bertelsen Thursday, Sep 4th 2014 at 10:00AM – (Link to the original article) Benoit Viellefon & His Orchestra take you back to the 1920’s and 1940’s, a time of swinging jazz and dance music. They’ve played a vast variety of shows … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Mon Amour, Ein wunderbares Album!


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Album review (Germany): Benoit Viellefon & his Orchestra “Mon Amour”: Autor Nathan Nörgel, Muzik editor – (Link to original article) Zwischen Ellington und Frankreich, Gypsy-Swing und den 20er Jahren spielt die Musik von Benoit Viellefon & His Orchestra. Sein neues Album „Mon … Continue reading

Private event Showreel 2013 – Benoit Viellefon & His Orchestra


Bonjour, We’ve been busy all summer playing  a host of private events in the UK & Europe. Some of them were very big productions, and very good (the food was good too…) so we thought we should film one day. … Continue reading

Future cinema presents: “Casablanca” at the Troxy, featuring Benoit Viellefon & His Orchestra


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After having played 56 shows in 2012 for Future Cinema & Secret Cinema’s productions  “A Brief Encounter“, and “Bugsy Malone“, Benoit is proud and thrilled to announce that the orchestra will be part of the next Other Cinema series of events: … Continue reading

Review: Froots Nov/Dec 2012


This gallery contains 1 photo. BENOIT VIELLEFON HOT CLUB Live at the Quecumbar.( Listen and buy CD ) Johnjohn Records JJR-CD-005( Limited 500 copies ). Benoit Viellefon is a charismatic, witty Frenchman who owns a fine white jacket, a bow tie, and a guitar. … Continue reading

NEW ALBUM RELEASE ! Benoit Viellefon Hot Club Live at the Quecumbar !


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Mesdames et Messieurs, M.Benoit Viellefon is delighted to annouce that his second album,Benoit Viellefon & Hot Club “Live at the Quecumbar“, will be released next Thursday, the 12th of July at the Royal Albert Hall, no less ! Benoit was … Continue reading

Britisch Retro: Swing im Vereinigten Königreich


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Read article at:  Britisch Retro: Swing im Vereinigten Königreich. Eine Liste mit Blues und Funk zum Wochenende zusammen zu stellen, ist ja nicht ganz so schwer bei dem umfangreichen Angebot in einer Community wie Schwerer wird’s dann schon, wenn … Continue reading