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Vive la France!

from£370

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Vive la France's huge repertoire includes Classic French film music, Impressionist musuc , Satie , Offenbach , “Musette" (Parisian folk), "Chansons Realistes" (made famous by Edith Piaf), Chansons Francaises originally sung by Gainsbourg, Jeanne Morreau, Henry Salvador and more, 60s French pop and post prohibition jazz from the 20s, 30s and 50s.

The band come as a duo or trio and are available either with amplification, or acoustically, for strolling around tables or around an outdoor space . They can also expand to a quartet (their most popular line-up, which adds double bass) or shrink to a soloist (accordion) or duo (accordion + clarinet/ tenor sax ) for smaller events.

The band have traditional French costumes to suit all occasions.

As well as entertaining at parties and events all over Europe “ Vive la France“ has played over 400 times at the Brasserie Zédel in London as well as tour the country playing in town and village halls as well as festivals and arts centres . When not playing as “Vive last France “ some of the musicians tour the world with the “Pasadena roof orchestra” , the “Ray Gelato Giants“.

Closer to home they have played at most major hotels, restaurants and music venues in the UK including The Dorchester, The Grosvenor, The Ivy, The Royal Albert hall, Ronnie Scott's, The Royal Opera House, Wilton Music Hall, the Queen Elizabeth Hall and the National Theatre and the Orient Express . They still perform in France for various events.

Performance info

Line-up Vocals; accordion and clarinet; tenor saxophone
Performance duration 3 x 30 minute sets within a 2 and a half hour period

Booking options

Add double bass
Add £240
Add clarinet / tenor sax
Add £240

Minor Swing

Les Amants D'un Jour

Live performance

Solo Accordion And Fifi La Mer Duo Repertoire List

La Vie En Rose
La Complainte De La Butte
Les Amants D'un Jour
La Java Bleue
Pigalle
Domino
But Not For Me
Elle Frequentait La Rue Pigalle
J'ai La Memoire Qui Flanche
All Of Me
Blue Moon
I Love Paris
O Sole Mio
L'accordeonist
Autumn Leaves
Besame Mucho
Sous Le Ciel De Paris
Mon Amant De La St Jean
My Baby Just Cares For Me
Sympathique (Citroen Advert)
On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Padam
Je Te Veux
The Theme Music For The Moulin Rouge

Favourites

Amélie
Autumn Leaves
Beyond The Sea
Blue Moon
Cancan
Comment te dire adieu
De L'autre Cote De La Rue
Domino
Elle Frequentait La Rue Pigalle
Fever
Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You
Girl From Ipanema
Golden Brown
I Found A New Baby
J'ai La Memoire Qui Flanche
Je Te Veux
Just Squeeze Me
La Complainte De La Butte
La Java Bleue
La Javanaise
La Vie En Rose
Le Jazz Et La Java
Les Amants D'un Jour
L hymn a l‘amour
Like Someone In Love
Love Me or Leave Me
Making Whoopee
Michelle
Minor swing
Mon Amant De La St Jean
My Baby Just cares for me
On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Over The Rainbow
Padam
Paper Moon
Perfect Day
Pigalle
Puttin on the Ritz
Que Reste T'il De nos Amours
Syracuse
Sous Le Ciel De Paris
Stormy Weather
Summertime
Sweet Lorraine
Sympathique (Citroen Advert)
Swing 39
Tea For Two
The Best Things In Life Are Free

Book with confidence! After events, we ask our clients what they thought of our acts. We publish what they say here, so you can read genuine, unbiased feedback before booking.

“We were delighted to have you playing at the Bonhams Auction House Charity event, the style of music blended in perfectly. On the night Help the Hospices made 70,000 so as you can imagine we were extremely pleased! Please pass on our thanks too to the other members of the band.”

Paul, Charity Event in London, May 2019

“Vive La France really gave us that something different for our wedding. Even better as some of my family is French! They were excellent in getting all of the guests engaged as they went around the tables and also bringing people to the dance floor for our group first dance! It was a lot of fun! Thank you.”

Jane, Wedding in London, August 2018

“The party was lovely and everyone had a great time - all were so complementary about your music and they all loved the songs. Many thanks for helping to make it a very special event - one I am going to remember for many many years I hope! Good luck and please keep in touch if you can but I have a feeling you are going to be a very busy lady!”

Rebecca, Corporate Event in Berkshire

“Hi Step - thank you so much for the CD - it arrived today and it's fab!!! The music is something I will cherish about our wedding day so thank you for making it all the more special with such fab music!! We'll definitely be in touch again if we need more live music!”

Sarah, Wedding in Surrey


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