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Benoit Viellefon

Benoit Viellefon

Benoit Viellefon


Benoit Viellefon is a London-based French musician. As crew member and specialist mechanic on 1930's De Havilland Tiger Moth airplanes or a life-long student of the gypsy guitar stylings of Django Rheinhardt, Benoit has always had a penchant for the vintage and nostalgic things in life. Like both of these things, Benoit's music is characterized by a distinct elegance and burning excitement. Having spent the late 1990s in the USA, Benoit returned Read more on Last.fm
Benoit Viellefon is a London-based French musician. As crew member and specialist mechanic on 1930's De Havilland Tiger Moth airplanes or a life-long student of the gypsy guitar stylings of Django Rheinhardt, Benoit has always had a penchant for the vintage and nostalgic things in life. Like both of these things, Benoit's music is characterized by a distinct elegance and burning excitement. Having spent the late 1990s in the USA, Benoit returned to London in 1998 in order to establish his label JohnJohnRecords and to work as a first call session guitarist on many film soundtracks, international Rock'n'Roll tours and on London's burgeoning vintage cabaret and burlesque scenes. Having toured the world as lead-guitarist with groups such as ska legends The Trojans, Gaz Mayall, Prince Buster, Rico Rodiguez, Vin Gordon (Studio1 & Bob Marley), Natty Bo ( Ska Cubano), Louis Alphonso (Bad manners), Nick Welsh ( the Selecter), Rhoda Dakar (Special AKA).Eddie Tantan Thornton (Beatles, Hendrix, Boney M, Aswad), Benoit decided it was time to step firmly into the limelight as band-leader. Benoit formed his orchestra in 2009 and it was immediately a hit on London's cabaret and vintage speak-easy scene. Since then Benoit and the orchestra have played all over the UK and Europe to critical acclaim, fulfilling Benoit's vision of a contemporary orchestra who command the dance floor like the master entertainers of the 1920s, 30s and 40s.

Viellefon's Hot Jazz ensemble specializes in playing small intimate venues. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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