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Duo or trio bands that have a repertoire of instrumental music or trio band with vocal music, jazz, Latin music, Euro and South American music, the bands service a list of over 100 clients that regularly employ them

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Jazz, Latin and International Music

The bands touring activities throughout Europe in 2000 and 2010 has given the members of Viva, Peter and Marie Rappolt an opportunity to develop authenticity with their European music, in particular, Euro style Jazz, French and Spanish music

The band performed throughout South East Asia in 2004 and 2005 to huge audiences, they also appeared on Television on many occasions

Their tour of South America in 2014 gave them a deeper understanding of Argentine tango, Brazilian samba, Cuban traditional and Cuban salsa music plus New Orleans jazz styles

Videos of music of New Orleans, Music of Argentina, Brazil and Cuba and music from Europe have been posted on our : youtube links page

The band's singer, Corinne Andrew is also a session singer for Nylon Studios based in Cannes, New York and Sydney, Corinne's session work is aired on radio and TV in Australia and the USA

On the 7th October 2014 the Viva the duo recording of Minor Swing reached no 1 on N1M Australian top 100 charts and no 4 on the world top 100 charts. Minor swing has been no 1 on the N1M Charts for over 3 years (as of November 2017)

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Our audiences enjoy the rare opportunity of our sharing music from our world travel experiences with them, listening to authentic music we developed from our tours of Europe, South East Asia and South America

We travelled throughout Asia and came across wonderful Korean musicians. see video Korea is the heritage of Dami Im, an Australian finalist performer at Eurovision

Noticeably our music is acknowledged and very much appreciated by people who have done some world travel themselves

We play our special music for a diverse number of venues in Sydney, the Hunter Valley, Central Coast, Newcastle, Bowral, Mittagong and Wollongong,

It is noted: Penrith Arts Centre and Western Sydney Cultural arts organization at Rooty Hill are spending vast amounts to try introduce International culture to West Sydney

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TOURS: Asia (pre 2005) - Europe 2010 - Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, New Orleans, Mexico 2014

Videos of Music of New Orleans, Music of Argentina, Music of Brazil and music of Cuba have been posted on our : youtube links page

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Viva the duo at Winterlight festival, Parramatta and at Opera House forecourt

Viva the duo perform at venues such as: the Sydney Opera House, Darling Harbour Convention Center, 5 star Hotels in Sydney and Hunter valley Vineyards

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Instrumental music

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Ideal duo or trio musicians for weddings, cocktail parties, functions, private parties with accordion player, flute and guitar or trio with optional percussion, drums, muted trumpet player playing easy listening popular music from the swing era, Latin, standards and lounge music

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Viva the duo, noted as being famous for playing classic European jazz (Manly Daily quote)

We met Corinne Andrew (Corinne in feathers (photo right) at the Victoria room, Darlinghurst while we were performing there, we found to our delight she is a stunning and Internationally renowned French singer that fits well with the Duo, we have formed a collaboration with Corinne for gigs that require vocals or a cabaret performance

Viva the trio and duo attract audiences at their street performances

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Viva the duo at Street performance Manly and Cannes (France)

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Viva the duo, back at work for a function at a Sydney club after their European tour

Viva the duo comprise Peter and Marie Rappolt who were the original owners of a nightclub in Bangkok called The Pub

snapshot of popular examples of Viva music

  • The American Songbook, Swing music, standards: In the Mood, Stardust, It Had To Be You, Puttin' On the Ritz
  • Tango: Jealousy, Hernando's Hideaway, La Cumparsita, Kiss of Fire, Amapola
  • Latin: The Girl From Ipanema, La Paloma, Sway, Tequila, Tico Tico, Brazil, Granada
  • French, International: La Vie En Rose, Dark Eyes, Bi Mir Bist Du Schoen, Midnight in Moscow
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The duo perform popular music from the swing era, standards, Latin plus a few International tunes which includes, French, Spanish, Italian and light classic music similar to the style of bands performing in Europe's classiest venues

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Viva the duo performed music as part of a breakfast for ride to work day at Bradfield Park for Willoughby Council on the 17th October

A video of Viva at last years ride to work event can be seen at ride to work

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Picasso exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW. Viva the trio (with Corinne Andrew) was chosen as a result of their success at the Sydney Fringe Festival to provide acoustic music live for a series of 3 weeks in February 2012 at the Art Cafe during the exhibition of Picasso masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris

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Our three nights at the Art Cafe were a rousing success, we enjoyed a very enthusiastic audience!

Viva the trio recently performed at the Factory Theatre at Marrickville. It was a sellout concert with more than 600 people attending. The Sydney Morning Herald chose French Cabaret and Circus as "the best of stage" for June 2011

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Instrumental music duo

Viva the duo is a very economical band that have developed their music to provide the same function as a string orchestra and to provide an International style of orchestra, with accordion, Spanish guitar, bass and Yamaha grenadilla flute

The new and exciting music

We are always on the lookout for really engaging music that audiences are thrilled to hear, our recent additions of popular jazz standards plus interesting European tunes, Portuguese Fado music, Argentine, Spanish and Cuban music

Instrumental music for dancing

The duo also play music for dancing including swing, bossa's, tango's and sambas. The duo is currently enjoying many venues and corporate functions with their particular music. Their pricing structure is at: band prices

Viva the duo prestige venues

Viva the duo function at the Opera House forecourt is for a.t.s. Pacific Group, part of the Stella Leisure Group, for their 30 year anniversary. A.T.S are hosting their key clients from around the world, (mostly European countries) plus representatives of Qantas Holidays, Jetset, Harvey World, Travelscene etc.

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Thank you! Ton said you were fantastic! Thanks again and we will definitely recommend you for future events. Amy Stagnitta Business Development Manager, Restaurants, The Dockside Group

Viva the duo high profile concerts

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The Manly Daily 28/12/07 describes Viva as "the brilliant jazz trio"

Hiring a small band for roving performances street events and concerts

The jazzy duo have public liability insurance for their individual band members. With their strong instrumental content of show tunes, they are popular at Council events, University functions, shopping centres, community events, marketing expos, art festivals, wine and food festivals etc.

Hiring a duo or a trio for a wedding or a function

a schedule of music for functions

  • Jazz standards, bossa nova's etc for background or dinner music at functions and parties.
  • Swing music, bossa nova's tango's etc for dance music at dinner parties or functions
  • French, Spanish, classic show tunes etc for a dinner cabaret show
  • Jazz, Swing, Latin, Salsa etc for up beat dance music at dinner dances or functions

Music samples for the duo are available at: CD Baby

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Viva the duo return to Europe from June 21st until August 2nd

We have returned after an amazing 6,000 KM Journey throughout Europe

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A monument in the city of Aranjuez dedicated to Joaquin Rodrigo the composer of the tune "Concierto De Aranjuez". There are inscriptions for the tune and melody engraved in the footpath, Viva the duo from Sydney, Australia have recorded a simplified tune for accordion and guitar called Aranjuez Mon Amor

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Viva the duo at a Video shoot at Florence and at Jung Frau, Lauterbrunnen Switzerland

more information and reviews about the band

We have provided some reviews about band performances at our testimonials page testimonial page.

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