Live at the Quecumbar

by Benoit Viellefon Hot Club

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    ‘Live at the Quecumbar’ is the latest album from renowned French chanteur, guitarist and entertainer Benoit Viellefon. Following the success of his 2011 debut Swing a la Mode , Monsieur Viellefon has established himself as UK’s most popular exponent of vintage dance music, gypsy-style jazz and traditional European melody.
    Benoit and the Hot Club’s extensive 2011 European tour included two headline slots at Glastonbury 2011, the London premiere of the Multi-Oscar winning blockbuster “The Artist” and numerous A-list celebrities parties (including Ron Dennis’ McLaren F1 party and Ronny Wood amongst others). Following these successes Benoit was most happy to take up the invitation of Europe’s most famous gypsy-jazz venue Le Quecumbar to cut an intimate live-recording to a captive-audience. Benoit hopes that the record will prove to be a favourite for those thousands of fans who have embraced his music over the past year and indeed as a pleasurable introduction for those he is yet to perform for in person.

    “Live at The Quecumbar”
    In our age of auto-tuned voices and photo-shopped images, the Benoit Viellefon Hot Club have brought back something of those pure and simple pleasures in life with Live at The Quecumbar. Recorded on one single microphone - the old-fashioned way, the record thrives simply on the hard-won virtuosity of the ensemble, with each member of the Hot Club taking great care to deliver this most precious of music with both passion and integrity. Indeed the Hot Club have made a firm commitment to emulating that beautiful balance of artistic craftsmanship and popular appeal which brings together seminal figures such as Louis Armstrong, Sidnet Bechet and Charles Trenet.
    Taking great inspiration from their international musical travels (over 150 international shows in the past year alone), Benoit’s Hot Club present here a programme of popular American melodies from the 1930s including the timeless All of Me, famous Parisian Musettes like the romantic Flambee Montalbanaise, gypsy-jazz classics such as Django Reinhardt’s Minor Swing, as well as original modern-day classics from the pen of Monsieur Viellefon in the same style.

    The Hot Club’s line-up features the classic gypsy-jazz core of two guitars, with both Benoit himself and Portuguese jazz-guitar star Pedro Velasco in tow alongside the driving double-bass of British stalwart Geoffrey Threadgold. Benoit has also brought together in his Hot Club one of Europe’s finest horn sections in the form of Klezmer/Balkan clarinet and saxophone specialist Dave Shulman and the 1930’s swing trumpet stylings of Peter Horsfall, in addition to the Toulouse-trained and now London-based accordionist Peter Watson.

    Equally at home entertaining crowds in small bistros or large concert halls and festival stages, Benoit and the Hot Club will launch the record in a spectacular evening of music at London’s most famous of venues The Royal Albert Hall. The show will feature many of the memorable melodies from Live at the Quecumbar, including Benoit’s hit-song “Mon Amour” which has captured the imagination of audiences across the continent. A special limited edition CD (only 500 available) will be available at the launch, which features secret hidden tracks and in addition enables access to eight exclusive online-videos of the Hot Club in action, Live at the Quecumbar!

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Bonjour 01:04
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Mon amour 03:07
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Caravan 07:14
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More money 03:31
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Daphné 03:26
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Whispering 04:18
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All of me 03:41
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Minor swing 05:37
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Released in 2012

‘Live at the Quecumbar’ is the latest album from renowned French chanteur, guitarist and entertainer Benoit Viellefon. Following the success of his 2011 debut Swing a la Mode , Monsieur Viellefon has established himself as UK’s most popular exponent of vintage dance music, gypsy-style jazz and traditional European melody.
Benoit and the Hot Club’s extensive 2011 European tour included two headline slots at Glastonbury 2011, the London premiere of the Multi-Oscar winning blockbuster “The Artist” and numerous A-list celebrities parties (including Ron Dennis’ McLaren F1 party and Ronny Wood amongst others). Following these successes Benoit was most happy to take up the invitation of Europe’s most famous gypsy-jazz venue Le Quecumbar to cut an intimate live-recording to a captive-audience. Benoit hopes that the record will prove to be a favourite for those thousands of fans who have embraced his music over the past year and indeed as a pleasurable introduction for those he is yet to perform for in person.

“Live at The Quecumbar”
In our age of auto-tuned voices and photo-shopped images, the Benoit Viellefon Hot Club have brought back something of those pure and simple pleasures in life with Live at The Quecumbar. Recorded on one single microphone - the old-fashioned way, the record thrives simply on the hard-won virtuosity of the ensemble, with each member of the Hot Club taking great care to deliver this most precious of music with both passion and integrity. Indeed the Hot Club have made a firm commitment to emulating that beautiful balance of artistic craftsmanship and popular appeal which brings together seminal figures such as Louis Armstrong, Sidnet Bechet and Charles Trenet.
Taking great inspiration from their international musical travels (over 150 international shows in the past year alone), Benoit’s Hot Club present here a programme of popular American melodies from the 1930s including the timeless All of Me, famous Parisian Musettes like the romantic Flambee Montalbanaise, gypsy-jazz classics such as Django Reinhardt’s Minor Swing, as well as original modern-day classics from the pen of Monsieur Viellefon in the same style.

The Hot Club’s line-up features the classic gypsy-jazz core of two guitars, with both Benoit himself and Portuguese jazz-guitar star Pedro Velasco in tow alongside the driving double-bass of British stalwart Geoffrey Threadgold. Benoit has also brought together in his Hot Club one of Europe’s finest horn sections in the form of Klezmer/Balkan clarinet and saxophone specialist Dave Shulman and the 1930’s swing trumpet stylings of Peter Horsfall, in addition to the Toulouse-trained and now London-based accordionist Peter Watson.

Equally at home entertaining crowds in small bistros or large concert halls and festival stages, Benoit and the Hot Club will launch the record in a spectacular evening of music at London’s most famous of venues The Royal Albert Hall. The show will feature many of the memorable melodies from Live at the Quecumbar, including Benoit’s hit-song “Mon Amour” which has captured the imagination of audiences across the continent. A special limited edition CD (only 500 available) will be available at the launch, which features secret hidden tracks and in addition enables access to eight exclusive online-videos of the Hot Club in action, Live at the Quecumbar!

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released January 4, 2012

Benoit Viellefon - Guitar / Vocals
Dave Shulman - Clarinet / Tenor saxophone
Pete Horsfall - Trumpet
Geoff Threadgold - Doublebass
Pete Watson - Accordion
Pedro Velasco - lead guitar

Produced by Paul Clarck (Sonica studio London)
Recorded live on the 1st April of 2012.
recorded in 1 take on 2 condender microphones set in front of the stage.

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Benoit Viellefon London, UK

Benoit Viellefon is a French singer and guitarist established in the United Kingdom. He is specialised in 1020's 1930's and 1940's music. He appears in many Hollywood films, TV production and radio shows, countless festival and performs for such VIP as Madonna, the Queen, or the Kremlin. He often tours with his 3 bands: The Orchestra, the Hot Club, the trio.

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