Vive la France!

from£615

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Vive la France's huge repertoire includes classic jazz, "Musette" (Parisian folk), "Chansons Realistes" (made famous by Edith Piaf), Chansons Francaises (French songs originally sung by Nougarro, Gainsbourg, Jeanne Morreau, Henry Salvador, etc...), music from the 20s & 30s, and selected pop tunes. They're also able to play some Tango, and Klezmer tunes.

The band come mainly as a duo or trio and are available either with amplification, or acoustically, for strolling around tables. 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 + guitar) for smaller events.

The band have traditional French costumes to suit all occasions.

The band's line-up includes music graduates of Guildhall, Adelaide and Leeds universities, and collectively the Vive la France!

Musicians have played across the globe in Europe, North America, Japan, Australasia and the Far East.

Closer to home they have played at all major hotels, restaurants and music venues in the UK including The Dorchester, The Grosvenor, The Ivy, Ronnie Scott's, The Royal Opera House, Wilton Music Hall, the Queen Elizabeth Hall and the National Theatre.

Vive la France have also played on the Orient Express, at the West Sussex Game Fair, and on boats including the Q.E.II and the Belle Vallee on the River Seine, Paris.

Members of Vive la France! have supported Gilbert O'Sullivan, Stacey Kent, Gerry Marsden and Tina May, appeared on Top of the Pops 2, Holby City, Children in Need (Canada), and even had the pleasure of playing before Sirs Paul McCartney, Bobby Charlton and Steve Coogan!

Performance info

Line-up Vocals/accordion; guitar (see below for more line-up options)
Performance duration 3 x 40 minute sets within a 3 hour period

Booking options

Add double bass
Add £240
Add violin
Add £240

All The Things You Are
Almost Like Being In Love
As Time Goes By
Autumn Leaves

Beyond The Sea
Blue Moon
But Not For Me

Comes Love
Corcovado

De L'autre Cote De La Rue
Devil May Care
Dindi
Domino

Easy Living
Easy To Love
Elle Frequentait La Rue Pigalle

Fever
Fly Me To The Moon
Foggy Day

Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You
Girl From Ipanema
Golden Brown

How Insensitive
How My Heart Sings

I Didn't Know What Time It Was
I Get A Kick Out Of You
I Got Rhythm
I Love Paris
I'll Remember April
I'll Take Romance
I'm Old Fashioned


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
Like Someone In Love
Love Me Or Leave Me
Love For Sale
Loverman
Lullaby Of Birdland

Making Whoopee
Michelle
Misty
Mon Amant De La St Jean
My Baby Just Cares For Me
My Funny Valentine
My Heart Belongs To Daddy
My One And Only Love
My Romance

Old Devil Moon
On A Clear Day
On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Our Love Is Here To Stay
Over The Rainbow

Padam
Paper Moon
Perfect Day
Pigalle

Que Reste T'il De Nos Amours

Round Midnight

Satin Doll
Syracuse
Sophisticated Lady
Sous Le Ciel De Paris
Stormy Weather
Summertime
Sweet Lorraine
Sympathique (Citroen Advert)

Take The A Train
Tea For Two
The Luckiest
There Is No Greater Love
They Can't Take That Away From Me

Wave
What's New?
When I Fall In Love

Young And Foolish


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

Minor Swing

Tarantella

Les Amants D'un Jour

Live performance

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

“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

“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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