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    March 2020:

    These tracks were intended as demo recordings when the band started in September 2009. These tracks purpose was to be sent to promoters and be on our website to get some gigs. These were well received and they were put together in a CD by popular demand that was released in 2010. The Orchestra has performed about 1500 concerts since and developed a lot, with a further 5 albums. The band was young and the production was cheap, all done in a bedroom, and the singing is very "Artistic" but the tracks still have a charm and atmosphere that many love.

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    Benoit Viellefon & His Orchestra are emerging from the London scene as “The French band” in the UK. Specializing in 1920-30-40’s dance music, they get crowds crazy with their crossover of gypsy jazz, swing, Charleston, Latin music, French chanson, Parisian accordion music, and Russian folk. Being a hit across generations with both dancers and listeners, the Orchestra is taking the British scene by storm.

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    "...swinging fast … an authentic wall of sound … romantic and distinctly Parisian angle …quite striking and perfect, it all felt rather filmic ...Latin/swing dexterity ...the rhythms were tight and hot. Benoit Viellefon and His Orchestra definitely reside within the cabaret
    end of jazz but their combined individual skill almost makes them a crossover ensemble."

    - Jeanie Barton - London Jazz

    "...If you missed Benoit Viellefon’s festival show, you missed a treat. - We’d all be much happier if Benoit’s music was the soundtrack to our lives."

    - Lauren Rodgers - Norfolk Norwich Festival 2011

    "...Something very beautiful: Benoit Viellefon and his Orchestra combine French chanson, musette with swing. A very addictive mixture. "

    - Nathan Nörgel - Wasser-Prada (Germany)
    "...We don`t get enough of this kind of class act and excellent musicianship."
    - Lousie Slater - Harrogate Internatioanl Festival 2011

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All of me 03:23
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Swing 42 04:15
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Le carnaval 04:29
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about

March 2020:
These tracks were intended as demo recordings when the band started in September 2009. These tracks purpose was to be sent to promoters and be on our website to get some gigs. These were well received and they were put together in a CD by popular demand that was released in 2010. The Orchestra has performed about 1500 concerts since and developed a lot, with a further 5 albums. The band was young and the production was cheap, all done in a bedroom, and the singing is very "Artistic" but the tracks still have a charm and atmosphere that many love.

Official website www.benoitandhisorchestra.com

------------------------------

2010 RELEASE:

Benoit Viellefon & His Orchestra are emerging from the London scene as “The French band” in the UK. Specializing in 1920-30-40’s dance music, they get crowds crazy with their crossover of gypsy jazz, swing, Charleston, Latin music, French chanson, Parisian accordion music, and Russian folk. Being a hit across generations with both dancers and listeners, the Orchestra is taking the British scene by storm.

Reviews:

"...swinging fast … an authentic wall of sound … romantic and distinctly Parisian angle …quite striking and perfect, it all felt rather filmic ...Latin/swing dexterity ...the rhythms were tight and hot. Benoit Viellefon and His Orchestra definitely reside within the cabaret 
end of jazz but their combined individual skill almost makes them a crossover ensemble."

- Jeanie Barton - London Jazz

"...If you missed Benoit Viellefon’s festival show, you missed a treat. - We’d all be much happier if Benoit’s music was the soundtrack to our lives."

- Lauren Rodgers - Norfolk Norwich Festival 2011

"...Something very beautiful: Benoit Viellefon and his Orchestra combine French chanson, musette with swing. A very addictive mixture. "

- Nathan Nörgel - Wasser-Prada (Germany)
"...We don`t get enough of this kind of class act and excellent musicianship."
- Lousie Slater - Harrogate Internatioanl Festival 2011

credits

released March 21, 2020

Benoit Viellefon - Guitar & vocals / Fretless bass
Dave Shulman - Clarinet / bass clarinet / tenor saxophone
Peter Horsfall - Trumpet
Hugo Bruton-Simmonds - Piano / clarinet
Pete Watson - Accordion
Mark Huggett - Drums
Eddie Tantan Thornton - trumpet / vocals
Geoff Threadgold - Doublebass
Vicky Tilson - Doublebass

Mark Huggett - Engineering / production
Boris Conte - Photography

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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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