Thanks for playing at my birthday party.
You were amazing, the music was brilliant and you are all very talented.
Madonna (her birthday party)
I love your music, you were absolutely fabulous, you made the evening.
Annie Lennox (NYE at the Wolseley)
Thank you very much for playing for us.
Prince Andrew (Duke of Edinburgh Awards at Mansion House)
Fantastic music and perfect stage aesthetic for a ballroom swing dance event. Benoit and his Orchestra look and sound great, and brought their wonderful energy to Nighthawks at London Walthamstow Assembly Hall. Highly recommended and much loved by a room full of 500 dancers!
Richard Pucci - NIGHTHAWK Swing Dance Festival director.
Dear Benoit, Thank you so much for playing at my recent birthday party. your style of music suited the occasion and the beautiful setting perfectly.
Ron Dennis CBE (Mac Laren F1)
You were staggering and everyone was raving about You. What an incredible weekend!
Snow Boy (Festival Curator - Vintage festival 2016)
I just wanted to say an enormous thank you to you and the orchestra. Your set was absolutely fantastic and bought the weekend to the perfect conclusion. As always, it was a pleasure to listen and dance to you, and the reception at the end was well deserved. We will look forward to hearing you again soon and to welcome you back to Oxford for the Oxford Lindy Exchange 2016 if not before!
Matt (Oxford Lindy Exchange)
Your band is really good! Most of my friends dance to latin or African music. They all found it very refreshing to hear your style and I had many comments of how good you were. By the way, I picked up a copy of Mon Amour and it's really well recorded and played. I like your compositions and I wish you well in progressing your band. I think you are at the leading edge of a new music fashion and you should exploit that! Merci beaucoup pour une excellente soirée et votre très gentil attention.
Adam Bennett (birthday party)
THANK YOU for Saturday!!! We really hope you enjoyed filming with us as much as we did with you all, you were all a joy to work with and it will make a brilliant episode.
Victoria Howarth (Producer BBC Television London Factual)
The band were lovely and went down very well with the audience, a full floor the whole night!
Nicky Plant (Specsavers 30th anniversary party)
It was lovely to meet you at the Oxford Lindy Exchange. I wanted to drop you a note to thank you and the band for helping make the event such a success. I'm sue you could tell by the reception how much the dancers loved the music, and it was the perfect note to end the weekend on. I know we would love to welcome you back to Oxford in the future.
Mathew Ellacott (Oxford Lindy Exchange)
I have just ordered 2 copies of your latest CD. I already have your first 2 CD releases and think they are fantastic (please read my reviews of them on Amazon.co.uk by my review name of SF). I have seen you a number of times at The Candlelight Club and you have been excellent every time.
Thanks for the fantastic show at the Rivoli Ballroom on saturday. The floor was heaving with dancers and the temperature like a sauna. You are one of the best band we've had ever.
Ken (Promoter - Rivoli Ballroom)
Benoit and His Orchestra perfectly depict the mood of our recently launched Supper - Club at The Arts Club, their performance of French jazz intertwined with other well-chosen classics from the 20s, 30s and 40s are delivered with a sophisticated charm that is rare to find.
S.W. Director of Music & Member Events (The Mayfair Arts Club)
Just a quick note to say thank you. Benoit and the boys were amazing on Friday… I have had nothing but compliment and to hear people who have been in the company for over 13 years say that it was the best party ever, I personally couldn't have done it without the charisma of the band and the great entertainment they provided.
Audrey Nipah (Seymour Powell)
Benoit and His Orchestra are our go to band for any event with a vintage theme. Time over they have always impressed guests during drinks receptions and dinners. Not only do they sound the part, they look the part.
Daniel Smith - (Manager - The Troxy - www.troxy.co.uk)
It's been almost two weeks since my wedding and myself as well as majority of the guest we are still under the great impression you made on us on my special day. I would like to say a biggest thank you for making this day so special. You music and you made it perfect! Before the wedding I was worried people would not dance as there was a mix of people from all over Europe. Dancing at the wedding for some was unacceptable. Your music gave them no choice but to join the dancing crowd. One of my husband's aunties said that she saw her husband dancing 30 years ago. Well, I guess he should be attending your concerts more often. Once again thank you for making our day so special and perfect.
Kaya Spocinska (Wedding)
I first heard Benoit and his Orchestra at a club in Shepherd's Buch over 7 years ago. Since then I've booked them to play at four events for our magazine readers and clients through my business, Matchbox Publishing, because they always deliver. They get the crowd dancing every time, and always guarantee a flood of compliments from the guests. So we booked Benoit and his Orchestra to play our wedding last weekend. AMAZING. First they played a great acoustic set for our guests over dinner, followed by a truly upbeat set on the dance floor afterwards. Wow. I have never seen more guests dancing at a wedding. And I've never personally danced so much in my life. As Benoit said, "If you don't dance at your own wedding, you will never dance". Two highlights amongst many were 1.) our first dance, Cheek to Cheek by Irvin Berlin, which Benoit agreed to learn for our wedding. It was such a special moment, and made it all the more so doing it to a brilliant live band, with ALL our friends and family joining in for the second half of the song. And 2.) the surprise Russian Wedding Dance which Benoit sprung on me and my bride. The song gets faster and faster. This was the most fun we've ever had on a dance floor. The atmosphere was fantastic all night, and we were left with amazing memories. Our guests said it was the best wedding music they'd experienced, evident by the amount of dancing that was going on. Thank you so much Benoit. Benoit also recommended the DJ to play afterwards, who was the perfect follow up, with a brilliant balance of swing and essential wedding classics that got everyone up and moving. So much fun.
Tim Lovell (Matchbox Publishing)
Thank you so much for last night, you really made my party. Everyone loved you all.
Bianca Hastings-Jones (Private event)
I would like to personally thank you and your orchestra for a most outstanding performance here at our Hotel. You complemented our theme perfectly and you thoroughly entertained and brought our guests back to the glamorous 1920s era and had our guests swinging with you. One of our guests "whom I have been told knows a thing or two about music" mentioned to me that the quality and technical skills that each one of you possesses was exceptional. So hats off to you and your Orchestra for providing our guests with a most fun and delightful evening!
Ewan Cheung (Four Seasons Hotel, Park Lane)
Many, many thanks to you and your band members for playing for the Oxford Lindy eXchange on Sunday. You guys were superb. Every one of the dancers that I asked said that you were the perfect band for our Sunday event - you read the room and were able to take the dancers with you, despite the fact that they had already been dancing for the previous two days.
Helen (Oxford Lindy Exchange)
Thank you! Yesterday started with a lovely surprise of your call announcing I'd won tickets for the Boisdale, and ended with a fantastic evening of music and great dining. I've been to the Eccleston bar many a time but this was my first time at Canary Wharf, and what a great surprise that was too. Our dinner was one of the best we've had in a long time (and we eat out a lot), while Benoit and the band were just magical. My husband loved talking to your whisky guru at the bar as well, so we will certainly make the most of our 1 month membership.
Caroline (Boisdale Canary Wharf)
The lindy hop evening at EWZ Stattkino Festival was a great success and was sold out! People where really happy with your music. It was really nice meeting you and I definitly get back to you if we have further events where we can hire you in Switzerland.
Ursula Ledergerber (www.downtownswing.ch)
Our wedding was wonderful and your set was the perfect end to an amazing day. You created the most wonderful atmosphere and did an excellent job of entertaining the masses with your engaging medley. For us, one of the highlights of the entire day was the Russian dance! Being lifted in the air by my dearest friends to such a fabulous song was really special. We have only received positive comments about your music. Our friends and family have spoken so warmly about the reception and the music in particular. One particular guest has already recommended you to her friend for a wedding scheduled this summer. Thank you for being such fun and working so hard for us. Pass on my gratitude and best wishes to the rest of your orchestra.
Mercedes Muddle (wedding)
Wow, what can we say... completely amazing! People are still talking about it now. We so enjoyed it, as did the guests (the 'Handsome Foursome' especially) and we can't recommend you enough. You were brilliant and so entertaining.
Vicky and Tom Kieldsen (Private event, wedding reception)
Benoit and his Orchestra have been playing the Candlelight Club regularly since we started the night in 2010 and he is both a reliable and professional person to deal with, and a firm favourite with the crowds. His band are excellent musicians, with good attention to period detail, and Benoit has all the charisma and showmanship he needs to hold the audience in the palm of his hand. He's so passionate about what he does you can tell that he (as well as the crowd) are always disappointed when he finally has to leave the stage!
Clayton Hartley (Promoter Candlelight Club)
Benoit and his orchestra performed at our Music Publishers Association's Christmas Lunch at the Hilton Hotel Park Lane and did so superbly. We loved the music and the atmosphere they were able to create.
Sue Hantsch (UK Music Publishers Association)
We were delighted with Benoit and the band, and the way they swung so smoothly through swing into blues and rock-a-billy, and back again, and very much enjoyed the way in which they engaged with the audience.. Everyone in the room had a blast!
Corneilius (Magic Garden, Battersea)
Just wanted to say a big thank you for your brilliant Parisienne performances on Saturday night! They were really spectacular and felt so magical outside in the Courtyard on a summer’s night.
Imogen Willet - Director of Royal Academy of Arts London
World Class! It's been a long time since I heard a band that good
Clarke Peters (American Actor, singer, Musical Director)
Thanks to the band my party was a triumph.
Lady Antonia Fraser (Writer / Nobel Prize)
THANK YOU so much again for yesterday. You were all delightful to spend time with and super professional - and most importantly really amazing players.
Sarah Bridge - Music Supervisor on the film SUMMERLAND (2018 with Gemme Aterton)
You were magnificient, just what we needed for the scene, and saved us a lot of time.
David Blair - BAFTA award winning film director (Hurricane 2018)
You were the best band to listen to and most importantly to dance to at Twinwood festival 2015, an instant hit on the dancefloor. PLease come back next year.
Twinwood festival 2015
Many thanks for a fabulous 2 hours on 6th August Last in London (Cadogan Hall Jazz Concert) - it was an inspiration for me to see you and for me to keep playing the music I love.
Dr Ian Lavering BSc PhD GDAdmin GDMgmt MAHons GCResEcol MBA
MollyMook Beach AUSTRALIA
It has been a pleasure to work with Benoit and his band. They gave susch a fantastic performance; Benoit’s rapport with the audience created a great atmosphere. We received a lot of positive feedback from many of our regular customers who have requested that we book the band again soon!
Rebecca Stewart - Cadogan Hall
It was a fantastic night and all the guests loved your performance which was a big part of the success of the night! You and your band played a wonderful set, everyone danced (which was not expected as it was a diner party) and we had the best time. You also looked great in your 1930/40 outfits!!!
Jeannette Smith, Leigh Johnson (private party for Rock band: Skunk Anansie)
Hello Benoit, We had a wonderful time thank you. We thoroughly enjoyed having at our special day and I think you have acquired many new fans. We can't thank you enough.
Tim & Natalie (Wedding)
Thanks for the other morning, you were fantastic as usual. Wish I could start my morning to that every day!
Darcey Wise (Everyman Cinema)
Benoit great performance at my birthday last night. Really appreciate it. Sounded great all evening.
Bill Wood (Birthday party)
Benoit and his Hot Club were fantastic at our wedding. The music was stylish, upbeat and perfectly judged. Benoit brought all the guests together - whether older or younger, Indian or Western - with his energy and charisma. The party could have gone on and on as long as the band could strum... We felt that Benoit and his Hot Club's music didn't just accompany our wedding celebrations, but it enhanced and added memorable charm to the whole event.
Dinu and Meherzad Bilimoria (Wedding)
Our guests really enjoyed Benoit Vieillefon and his Hot Club ’s performance during our FMC jazz evening at The Paradise. Benoit is a real leader and his passion for swing jazz is communicative. The atmosphere was set from the very beginning of the evening with famous tunes composed by the great Django and other Musette style pieces performed with skilled improvisation. It created very much a warm and nostalgic atmosphere of the Parisian clubs from the 1920’s and 30’s.
Michelle Fatjmann (From my City)
Thanks for keeping us in the loop and congratulations for these amazingly successful performances. Still makes us feel very honoured when you performed last year at our humble little home in Richmond. Brings back great memories!
Beate Baethke (Birthday party)
I just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you for playing at our wedding. You and the band were absolutely wonderful! So many of our friends and family commented that you made the reception after the ceremony so special and how fantastic the music was. We hope to come and see you play again soon and I will look out for your newsletters.
Sally davis (wedding)
Thanks a lot, you went down a total storm!
Louis Waymouth (Petersham Playhouse Theatre company)
Thank you ever so much and please pass on huge praise and thanks to the guys - You were amazing and absolute gents. Thank you Benoit - you helped make an amazing day!!!!
Craig Walker (wedding)
A highlight of our music series, Benoit waltzed into the club donning fur and attitude, his vocals made the ladies sigh & the men couldn't contain tapping their feet!
Sarah Bridge (The last Word - Speakeasy club London)
Thank you for your continued hard work & commitment, we very much value your contribution to our music programme and we are extremely proud of your high standards. We look forward to continuing our collaboration in 2014.
S.W. Director of Music & Member Events (The Mayfair Arts Club)
Benoit and his fabulous hot club played for our wedding dance and helped make a fantastic evening with a super atmosphere. The band got everyone up dancing - aged 8 to 80 - and created a played skilfully and full of fun their period pieces. Thank you
Elizabeth Humphreys (Private event)
I just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you for playing at our wedding. You and the band were absolutely wonderful! So many of our friends and family commented that you made the reception after the ceremony so special and how fantastic the music was.
Sally davise (Wedding)
Benoit and his Hot Club were the icing on the cake on what was a truly magnificent day. Everyone of our guests loved the sultry Parisian swing and couldn't resist Benoit's calls to dance. My bride, Rach, claims the highlight of the day was that she had never danced with me so much! Throughout the planning, Benoit was easy to deal with, even helping us choose the perfect soundtrack for our first dance, and despite some delays during the course of the day the band proved to be incredibly flexible. A class act!
Eduard Potter (private event)
Thank you so much! It was a truly great experience for us and all our friends were really amazed about your band!
Beate Baethke (Private event)
The perfect accompaniment to our wedding drinks reception, you were fantastic!
Vicky and Tom Kieldsen (Private event, wedding reception)
Benoit and the band did an absolutely fantastic job 'introducing' the 1920s jazz theme of our event to our guests. The acoustic set was appropriate for a pre-reception and it put our guests in the right mood for the rest of the evening. We loved it and it was a pleasure working with the guys.
Sue Hantsch (Music Publishers Association)