NEW HOT CLUB ALBUM - WE NEED YOUR HELP!
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. We now need to raise funds to release it independently via the crowdfunding platform INDIEGOGO.
Should the campaign be a success, the CD will be released before the end of the summer. This new album will boast a selection of 17 tracks cut from the 22 recorded at Porcupine Studio in 2016. Let us know your opinion, you can listen to an exclusive track on Soundcloud called HCQ strut.
CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN - HOW CAN YOU HELP?
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, or even acquire Benoit's very rare 1958 masterbuilt Hofner Committee guitar by going to our INDIEGOGO PAGE. You will be able to choose your perks, share the page on social networks or via email and spread the love.
You will also see eight exclusive videos of the Hot Club live recorded at the Oriole. You will not be able to see those anywhere else on the Internet.
If we are really far off from the target, i will probably have cancel the release due to lack of funding. Let us hope this does not happen, we have until the 15th of July to raise the necessary £4000.
Benoit Viellefon, French singer and guitarist, fronts two of the leading vintage dance music ensembles at work in Europe today, hand-picked from among the finest musical entertainers in Europe. Monsieur Viellefon’s Orchestra and Hot Club are the hottest live outfits for all those who revel in the nostalgia and elegance of a bygone era, performing a repertoire consisting of the most beautiful and uplifting songs from the 1920s, ‘30s and ‘40s and originals in the same classic style.
The Orchestra is in huge demand for major cultural events and concert hall performances, including headline slots at Glastonbury’s Jazz Stage, the Rhythm Riot Festival, regular appearances at the Royal Albert Hall, William & Kate’s Royal Wedding and a host of European tours.
Benoit is also proud to present his all-acoustic Hot Club, an intimate alternative to the Orchestra for smaller venues and private parties. The Hot Club performs the best of gypsy jazz, French musettes, and timeless melodies from the pens of the master songwriters of the 1920s and ‘30s.
Finally, Benoit is able launch his Trio in 2016. This truly international new outfit is comprised of Benoit with his signature French tinted vocals, playing a 1940's archtop guitar, USA's finest stride pianist Andrew Oliver, and the fantastic Argentinian import Eleazar Spreafico on double bass.
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