NEW HOT CLUB RESIDENCY: Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec

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For the last 18 months the Hot Club has held a residency at one of London’s most prestigious venues, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club. Upstairs in this world famous venue, one Sunday every two months, we held an event catering to … Continue reading




ORIOLE BAR: New Orchestra Residency

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As of this month the Orchestra will be appearing monthly at an amazing, newly opened bar in Smithfield’s Market, Farringdon. The stage is big enough to accommodate the full Orchestra, which performs the music that they usually play in much … Continue reading




TWINWOOD FESTIVAL 2016 HEADLINE

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Ladies and Gentlemen, Back by public demand, Benoit Viellefon & His Orchestra will be headlining Twinwood Festival 2016; the Europe’s foremost vintage gathering! This coming August, the band and I will once again descend on the Bedford countryside to deliver … Continue reading




The Triumph of Casablanca!

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We barely had the time to write an article about the orchestra’s next adventure, Casablanca, ( which started last Thursday 14th of February), and it is already sold out! We are very excited to play our part in this incredible … 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




Benoit takes on at Upstairs at the Ritzy

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Benoit will be playing a memorable one off gig at the Ritzy Brixton on Satursday the 16th of February. The orchestra will share the bill with Swing Patrol, here to teach any newcomers to the world of swing dancing its marvelous … Continue reading




Review: Jazz Shaped

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Benoit Viellefon Hot Club – Live At The Quecumbar( Listen and buy the CD ) Performing at Battersea’s Manouche jazz hot-spot ‘Le Quecumbar‘, this record sees gypsy jazz aficionado ‘Benoit Viellefon’ and his substantially sized hot club ensemble look back at … Continue reading




Review: Blues Matters Record of the month!

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Read full article at: http://www.liveblues.info/home/reviews/august-2012/ RECORD OF THE MONTH AUGUST 2012 BENOIT VIELLEFON HOT CLUB Live at the Quecumbar JohnJohn Records JJR-CD-005 Genre – Vintage Swing and Jazz Star rating 9/10 Benoit Viellefon and his Orchestra are one of the most … Continue reading




Erotic Review: Live at the Quecumbar

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Read full article at http://www.eroticreviewmagazine.com/content/live-quecumbar Live at the Quecumbar By C.J. Lazaretti · 20th July, 2012 With his orchestra, French guitarist Benoit Viellefon enjoys a solid reputation in the British vintage jazz circuit for frantic music for swing dance balls. Live … Continue reading




Review: Benoit Hot Club in Bebop Spoken Here!

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Read full article at: http://lance-bebopspokenhere.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/cd-review-benoit-viellefon-hot-club.html Benoit Viellefon (vcl/gtr), Pedro Velasco (gtrs); Geoffrey Threadgold (dbl bs); Dave Shulman (sax/clt); Peter Horsfall (tpt); Peter Watson (acc). (Review by Lance). The Quecumbar is London’s and possibly Europe’s most renowned Gypsy Jazz venue so it was a natural place for … Continue reading




Review: Big in Germany!

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Read full article at: http://wasser-prawda.de/platten155-2/swing164/6963-benoit-viellefont-hot-club-live-at-the-quecumbar-johnjohn.html?hitcount=0 Ob mit seinem Orchestra oder dem akustischen Hot Club – der in London lebende Gitarrist und Sänger Benoit Viellefon gehört zu den besten Musikern im Bereich der Swingmusik in Europa. Sein zweites Album “Live at the … Continue reading




Review: Benoit Viellefon in London Macadam!

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Read full article at: http://www.londonmacadam.com/sorties/concert-vintage-benoit-viellefon-his-orchestra-de-l-elegance-du-romantisme-et-du-swing-au-royal-albert-hall-le-12-juillet-5450.html The Vintage Dance Society est l’évènement que tous les nostalgiques attendaient. Faites donc un petit détour dans les années 1920 avec Benoit Viellefon & his Orchestra sur la scène du Royal Albert Hall le 12 juillet … Continue reading




Review: Benoit and Jamie Cullum!

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Read fill article at:http://jamiecullumfans.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/introducing-benoit-viellefon.html Listen to the talented Benoit and his band and you will be immediately transported to the time of real dance music, as he masterfully re-creates the elegance, romance and excitement of the music from the 1920’s-1940’s. Old fashioned … 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




Being loved for being a gangster: Bugsy Malone

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Benoit and his Orchestra performed a series of 39 shows at the Troxy for the latest Future Cinema super production: Bugsy Malone. Gangsters, corrupted prohibition agents, newspapers boys, fake prostitutes, bees knees, a made up prohibition speakeasy hosted in an … Continue reading




The Vintage Dance Society | The Arbuturian

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Read the article at: www.arbuturian.com/2012/vintage-dance-society Get those old bones moving to the nostalgic sounds of the Vintage Dance Society playing at The Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room on Thursday 12th July 2012. An evening filled with vibrant live music and dance … Continue reading




The Vintage Dance Society

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Read the original article: http://www.vintageseekers.com/calendar/the-vintage-dance-society”The Vintage Dance Society Date:                 Thursday 12th July 2012 Time:                 8pm, doors 7.15pm Place:             … Continue reading




Enjoy a night of 20s music and dance with the Vintage Dance Society : The Vintage Guide to London

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Read this article at: www.thevintageguidetolondon.com/enjoy-night-20s-music-dance-vintage-dance-society Get those old bones moving to the nostalgic sounds of the Vintage Dance Society who will bring you an evening filled with vibrant live music and dance from the roaring Twenties. Hosted by the dashing … Continue reading