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




A Vintage New Year’s Eve

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Ladies and Gentlemen, a very Happy New Year!   We hope you spent your New Year’s Eve celebrating in style, we certainly did! This year the Orchestra headlined The Southbank Centre’s Vintage New Year’s Eve event. With 3,500 guests, over … Continue reading




Vintage Life Magazine. Interview with Benoit Viellefon & his Orchestra

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Ladies and Gentleman. The excellent Vintage Life Magazine (www.vintagelifemagazine.com) had the marvellous idea of interviewing Benoit Viellefon in their September 2013 issue. Known as “The voice of Vintage”, there is no better place to be read about. A four pages interview … 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: R2 Rock’n’reel November-December 2012

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BENOIT VIELLEFON HOT CLUB  Live at the Quecumbar( buy/listen the album ) If good humoured crowd-pleasing, toe-tapping, happy-sounding entertainment brings you out in hives, better not give Benoit Viellefon’s Hot Club a miss for that’s what’s on offer on Live … Continue reading




Review: Songline Magazine Nov/Dec 2012

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http://www.songlines.co.uk/ Live at Quecumbar.( Listen and buy the CD ) Djangophile Daper dans get Battersea swinging. Benoit Viellefon is a 30-something French guitarist who resided in the UK. Viellefon is a dapper dresser – his look is that of an … Continue reading




Review: Froots Nov/Dec 2012

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http://www.frootsmag.com/ 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




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




Erotic Review: Benoit at the Royal Albert Hall!

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Read full article at: http://www.eroticreviewmagazine.com/content/vintage-dance-society Vintage Dance Society By C.J. Lazaretti · 16th July, 2012 Nostalgia is never far away when you walk the grandiose interiors of the Royal Albert Hall. Capitalising on the history-soaked legacy that brought Frank Sinatra, Ella … 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