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Barrel House Vipers

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About Barrel House Vipers

Bristol based jazz and swing band
Jazz band
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Barrel House Vipers will take you back to the 20's with their own take on the classic songs of the era. The band have rich vocal harmonies, original arrangements and are comprised of some of the best players on the UK jazz and swing scene. The band are perfect for your wedding, function, barn dance, glamorous party or stage. We play a range of music, but specialise in 1920's/30's Jazz, providing that unique and popular vintage sound, designed to add style and sophistication to any occasion. We adapt our set to provide clients with exactly the music and atmosphere they need. The Barrel House Vipers are versatile and can offer: A duo/trio/quartet up to an eight piece band depending on your needs with access to a wide range of instrumentalists. Sound equipment Acoustic or semi-acoustic performances with our small amplifiers inclusive of price PA available on request. The band regularly perform playing with some of the best instrumentalists. We are also are available to hire as a larger outfit with drums, trumpet, clarinet, violin, accordion, trombone or any other diverse instrumentation. The repertoire can extend to a New Orleans Dixieland Jazz sound with full horn section or a party, big band sound with drums to get everyone on the dance floor. Should you wish to hire a larger band, please state in your enquiry and we will endeavour to provide a bespoke outfit for exactly what you need. We have toured internationally, played UK and European festivals such as Glastonbury, Boomtown, Shambala and Ferrara buskers festival (IT) and have played all manner of venues from Christmas and New Years parties, pubs, clubs, hotels and restaurants to high profile events and corporate functions. With a wealth of experience, we are able to ensure your event runs smoothly and provide the perfect music for any situation. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you would like more information.

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Barrel House Vipers' Song list

My Baby Just Cares for Me – Nina Simone
Cheek to Cheek - Ella and Louis
Dream a little Dream of Me - Ella Fitzgerald
The Way You Look Tonight - Billie
All of me - Billie Holiday
King of the Swingers - (and other disney jazz classics)
Sweet Georgia Brown - Ella Fitzgerald
Summertime - Gershwin
Georgia on My Mind - Ray Charles
La Vie En Rose - Louis Armstrong
Can't We Be Friends - Louis and Ella
What a Wonderful World - Louis
Delta Bound – Harlem Hamfats
Moanin’ Low – Billie Holiday
Dedicated to You - The Mills brothers
Blue Moon – Billie Holiday
One Meatball – Candy Candido
Ain’t Misbehavin’ – Louis Armstrong
God Bless the Child – Billie Holiday
I’m So Blue – Tuba Skinny
I can’t Give you Anything but Love – Ella Fitzgerald
When I get Low I get High – Ella Fitzgerald
Smoke Rings – Mills Brothers
Egyptian Ella – Tuba Skinny
Let’s Get Drunk and Truck – Harlem Hamfats
Hummin’ to Myself – Washboard Rhythm Kings
Can’t We Be Friends – Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald
Root Hog or Die – Harlem Hamfats
Weed Smokers Dream – Harlem Hamfats
Dedicated to you – Ella Fitzgerald and The Mills Brothers
Old Man Mose – Louis Armstrong
Kiss of Fire – Louis Armstrong
Sweet Potatoe Blues – Pokey La Farge
Gotta Give me Some – Bessie Smith
Dinah – Louis Armstrong
You’re a Heavenly Thing – Billie Holiday
Swing Brother Swing – Billie Holiday and Count Basie
Some of These Days – Sophie Tucker
Lady be Good – Ella Fitzgerald
Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out – Bessie Smith
Reaching For the Moon – Ella Fitzgerald
My Blue Heaven – Dukes of Dixieland
My Woman – Al Bowly
Blue Drag – Andrews Sisters
Joseph Joseph – Andrews Sisters
Man From the South – Joe Venuti and Eddie Lang
It Don’t mean a thing if you Ain’t Got That Swing – Mills Brothers
Caravan – Ella Fitzgerald/Duke Ellington
Up The Lazy River – Mills Brothers
’Bama Mine – Yas Yas Girl
Bourbon Street Parade – Louis Armstrong
If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight – Kay Starr
Lord You Made the Night Too long – Louis Armstrong
After You’ve Gone – Bessie Smith
Blue Skies – Ella Fitzgerald
Ants in my Pants – Willie Lewis
Say It’s Only a Paper Moon – Ella Fitzgerald
’Taint a Fit Night Out For Man or Beast – Sydney Bechet
Everybody Loves my Baby – Boswell Sisters
You Rascal You – Louis Armstrong
St James Infirmary – Louis Armstrong
Summertime – Ella Fitzgerald
Big Boy Blue – Ella Fitzgerald and The Mills Brothers.
I found a New Baby – Ethel Waters
Fine and Mellow – Billie Holiday
We are constantly expanding our repertoire to include more new music. We also provide names of artists here to allow you to get a feel for the version we have been inspired by.
We are also happy to accommodate suitable requests for a small fee.
Jazz, Blues, Dixieland, Gypsy jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Swing, Ragtime, Barbershop, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, Vintage
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Event types:
Wedding, Virtual event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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