After a successful Jive Party debut in June this year it’s a big fat welcome back to Jive Party for Benoit Viellefon and his Orchestra.

Check them out for yourselves at Benoit’s website but here are a few quotes for you to be getting on with:

“Effortlessly sweep you away on sonic gossamer wings to the happy, happy place of your choice.” — Vintage Rock Magazine

“Superb! Every one of the dancers that I asked said that you were the perfect band to dance Lindy Hop to.” — Oxford Lindy Exchange

“This is music with a big smile on its face that communicates directly to the audience; the resulting chemistry is something extraordinary.” — Blues in Britain

Benoit Viellefon and his Orchestra are the leading vintage dance ensemble to have emerged from the UK in recent years, taking the British scene by storm. Among the finest entertainers of his generation, Benoit directs an ensemble of internationally acclaimed musicians in a manner reminiscent of Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway and Charles Trenet at the very height of their popularity.

The Orchestra are the hottest live outfit for all those who revel in the nostalgia and elegance of a bygone era, with a repertoire consisting of the most beautiful and uplifting songs from the 1920s, ‘30s and ‘40s and originals in the same classic style. The wailing clarinet and scorching trumpet of Benoit’s brass section create that gloriously authentic style, together with one of Europe’s finest accordion players, a thumping double bass, Harlem-style stride piano, an old-school drum set, and gypsy jazz guitars.

And yes, all in the fabulous surroundings of the Rivoli Ballroom! With a jive class at 8.30pm to get you in the mood.