Swing Mon Amour is an exciting look at the music of a time when dancing and entertainment were key. An opportunity to immerse yourself in the nostalgia and elegance of a bygone era - the music, fashion, dance steps and lifestyle once a month!
BAND - BENOIT VIELLEFON & HIS ORCHESTRA
DJ - DJ FRANCE (One of London's most in demand Swing DJs and dancers!)
WHAT IS THIS ABOUT?
In 2014, Benoit Viellefon and his Hot Club took over a fortnightly residency Upstairs at Ronnie's Scott's for a crazy night of Gypsy jazz, French music and 1930-40's Hot Jazz. Many of the guests were avid swing dance fans, and they wanted an opportunity to express their love for Lindy Hop, Balboa, Foxtrot and other dances. With this in mind, we've set up a new residency for music lovers, dance lovers, 1920-30-40's lovers... and love lovers! The first one was held on the 1st February and it was such a great party that we've been asked by the dancers and the management to have it every month from now on.
Come and join us from 6.00pm! The band starts at 7pm and finishes around 9pm, but the party doesn't stop there as there will be music until music later from the house DJ!
£9.00 via WegotTickets
£12.00 on the door
25% off the roast dinners for gig-goers with proof of ticket purchase before 8.30pm
FREE jazz band downstairs from 3pm
ABOUT THE BAND:
Reminiscent of the sounds of Duke Ellington, Al Bowlly and Charles Trenet, Benoit Viellefon & his Orchestra are one of the leading bands in the UK’s swing scene, playing the classic repertoire of the 1920s to the early 1950s. Although there are many groups playing tunes from the classic songbooks, few do it with such conviction and fewer still are able to write authentically in the style. Benoit & his Orchestra do just that, evoking the sounds and sensations of the golden era of jazz - on stage, in the studio, and when putting pen to manuscript paper.
ABOUT DJ FRANCE:
Holly France (a.k.a. DJ FRANCE) is a London based dancer, choreographer and DJ. Specialising in vintage music and dance she forms part of World Renown dance troupe The Bees Knees. An active and integral part of the Vintage scene here in London and around Europe, she is as knowledgable as they come, seeking out the hottest vintage tunes, swing, jump blues, cumbia and everything that will get you on your feet!
For more information about Benoit Viellefon & His Orchestra, visit the website here - www.benoitandhisorchestra.com