Barrel House Vipers
The Barrel House Vipers, comprised of some of the best players on the UK Jazz and Swing scene. They have toured Europe, America and extensively across the UK specialising in early jazz and blues from the 1920’s to the 1940’s.
The band have a unique offering of rich vocal harmony, original arrangements and repertoire drawing from: Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong as well as lesser known hidden gems.
They are perfect for your wedding, function, swing dance, glamorous party or stage! With extensive experience playing their vintage jazz everywhere from weddings, venues and festival stages as well as tours all across Europe and the UK, you know they will tailor a perfect set for your special event.
Playing a range of music, but specialising in 1920’s/30’s Jazz, providing that unique and popular vintage sound, designed to add style and sophistication to any occasion; they adapt their 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 or more depending on your needs with access to a wide range of instrumentalists.
Acoustic or semi-acoustic performances
The band are a collective comprising of a trio up to a big band and at its core consists of: Rachel Lawrence (vocals/washboard/accordion), Bill Frampton (double bass/harmonica) and Gus Dolding (tenor banjo/clarinet/guitar). As multi-instrumentalists, the sound is diverse and varied throughout a typical set.
They are joined by various dynamic soloists they have met on their travels and feature a mix of; trumpet, trombone, saxophone, clarinet, violin.
The musicians met in Bristol and have played together in various projects such as Henry’s Hot Six, The Gin Bowlers, The Kitchen Syncopaters and Around About Dusk. They have played with this and their sister projects in Ferrara Buskers Festival, Glastonbury Festival, New Orleans and European venues and swing dances and events.
Having extensively toured, they are happy to play for dancers, parties, events, festivals, weddings and more.
Please feel free to get in touch to discuss your event and to receive a quotation.