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 in venues from small jazz clubs to The Troxy and The Royal Albert Hall along with a few mammoth festival appearances. This year marks 5 years of music played together and over 600 concerts, to celebrate this, they have released their landmark album Mon Amour.

The album contains a selection of songs from the respective songbooks of the USA, UK and France. With the sole focus to make music for dancing and entertaining, the orchestra garners an admirable rythm section which never fails to provide a thriving swing that continues to make this style of music so popular in the day today.

Led by Benoit Viellefon and his creative control, the collective have reeled in appraisals from fans and celebrities such as Madonna, Bono and Rowan Atkinson. His vision and sound never falters to capture the hearts of their audience and listeners.

So far, Benoit and the orchestra have been fiercely independent in performing, producing and financing their own music. They are now looking for management, booking agents for the UK & Europe, publishing and distribution.

Essential Info

Artist: Benoit Viellefon & His Orchestra
Genre: 1930-1940’s French swing & international dance music
Sounds Like: Louis Jordan, Duke Ellington, All bowlly, Charles Trenet
Album: Mon Amour
Website: benoitandhisorchestra.com
Facebook: facebook.com/BenoitViellefon
Twitter: @benoitviellefon
Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/benoit-viellefon

Upcoming tour dates:
21 september 2014 – Upstairs at Ronnie Scotts (London)
03 october 2014 – Gin & Jazz Diner ( Intercontinental Hotel London Park Lane)
02 november 2014 – Royal Albert Hall Late night Jazz concerts series (London)
15 november 2014 – Rivoli Ballroom (London)

More events including private events listed can be found here.

Contact:

All enquiries: Benoit Viellefon – Artist , self managed 0793 2657 530  – Theboss@johnjohnrecords.com
Label JohnJohn Records (Benoit Viellefon Owner)
Producer Benoit Viellefon
Recorded at: Porcupine Studio

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