HOT CLUB NEW ALBUM – CROWDFUNDING

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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

 

WE NEED YOUR HELP TO RELEASE IT!

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.

 

LISTEN TO AN EXCLUSIVE SONG FROM THE ALBUM:

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.

 

WATCH EIGHT EXCLUSIVE VIDEOS:

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

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