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The bands are popular internationally, with their CD regularly played overseas, their recording of Minor Swing reached No 1 on the N1M Australian charts and no 4 on the World Charts in April 2015 and shows up as still No 1 in September 2017, they also perform music for radio and TV advertising, produced by Nick West at Smith and Western Studios

The bands touring activities throughout Europe in 2000 and 2010 has given Peter and Marie (Viva the duo) 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

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  • 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
  • International music: La Vie En Rose, Dark Eyes, Bi Mir Bist Du Schoen, Midnight in Moscow

Some of our earlier performances

Some high profile corporate events for international audiences, in particular, at Sydney Venues include: the Hilton Hotel, the Sofitel Wentworth Hotel, Sydney Convention Centre and Major Leagues clubs plus some repeat performances at the Art Gallery of NSW, Dubbo Jazz Festival, Manly Jazz Festival, Newcastle Jazz club events, Baroque Restaurant, Hunter Valley winery events etc. We were also engaged to provide music performances for Centennial Park 125th anniversary celebrations

Our recent Collaboration with Corinne Andrew (vocalist)

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We met Corinne Andrew (photo) 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

Corinne Andrew is Australia's premier multilingual French singer Corinne has had extensive experience as a principal singer and dancer at cabaret shows throughout Paris, France, Europe and Japan featuring the stage songs of Barbara (Barbra) Streisand and Lisa Minnelli. Corinne was invited to Australia to star in a stage production of "The Odyssey" at the Gold Coast Casino for a period of 18 months. Corinne is also very popular in Sydney and has headlined at some nice venues, it is certainly a thrill and a rare privilege to witness her stunning performances of French, Spanish and Portuguese Fado music, her vocal renditions of traditional French classics "Indifference" and "Je Non Regrette Rian" stand out as simply amazing

Corinne Andrew is the featured singer for the Kraft advertisement currently on TV

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Entertainment agents and event managers in Sydney

If you are required to book musicians or a band through an entertainment agency or events manager, we can provide you with contacts to some reputable companies who only charge a nominal fee of 10%-20% and we regularly direct enquiries to agents when we are unable to accommodate an enquiry

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Our three nights at the Art Cafe were a rousing success, we really enjoyed performing to such an enthusiastic audience!.

Entertainment at the Art Gallery of NSW

Viva the duo and Corinne Andrew perform a concert in the Central Court at the Gallery during the exhibition of Eugene Atget old Paris photography

See a video of performances by Viva bands with Corinne Andrew youtube

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VIVA with Corinne Andrew, the corporate band

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If Vocal music is not required, Viva the duo has the ability to perform up to six hours of purely instrumental music and to work unplugged and acoustic without any amplification if necessary

A plus for the Viva bands

The use of an accordion, guitar and flute is absolutely loved by International audiences, the band can also produce lots of guitar solos plus some flute specialties, with a huge variety of music

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Viva the duo are the leading alternative to a string orchestra or solo musicians in Sydney and are currently enjoying many venues and corporate functions with their particular music

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A great deal of the Viva band's current work is return performances for our clients who have enjoyed the quality and rich diversity of the music that the Viva bands perform. Viva the duo fees are very competitive starting at $300 for a performance in the Sydney Metro area, prices for the Viva trio, quartet and quintet are listed on our band prices page

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The definitive music samples from Viva bands

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Listen to samples of tunes with accordion, bass, guitar and flute from Viva the Duo CD "The Journey, Popular music From Around the World " at youtube

Public Liability Insurance

Viva the duo and trio have Public Liability Insurance cover, a requirement to perform at Local Council and Public Venues. It is important to note for your protection, each individual member of a band or entertainer must provide a certificate of currency for their insurance

Band Testimonials

Many clients are delighted when the band perform popular French, Italian, South American and European tunes that are generally well known but rarely heard being played live. The band also perform a standard fare of Jazz standards, classic show tunes and Latin music, refer to our testimonials page.

Availability of bands in Sydney

Viva the band (duo) for a function at the Sydney Opera House

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

Viva the duo at the Italian village, the Rocks

Viva the duo performance at a party for Francoise Preese, the principal of French a la Carte

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International venues: Thailand, Philippines, Guam, Japan, Taiwan

International promotional Tours: France, Spain, Italy, Monaco, Switzerland, England, Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, New Orleans

National Venues: Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Brisbane, Ipswitch, Gold Coast, Hervey Bay, Sydney, Newcastle, Gosford, Terrigal, Avoca, Hunter Valley, Wollongong, Kiama, Thredbo, Canberra, Bright VIC, Perth, Lightning Ridge, Tumbarumba

Our recent performance at a celebrity wedding

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Viva the duo performed their special music for Lenka Kripac, a popular recording artist for Sony International. The occasion is her marriage to James Gulliver Hancock. Viva the duo also accompanied Missy Higgins who entertained at the event. Lenka's dad, Jiri, also played with the band

Lenka and James are now the proud parents of a beautiful boy born 27th March, congratulations!

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Viva the band performing at Saint Augustines function at Brookvale in February 2011

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Viva the duo promotional tour of Europe June - July 2010

Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley played accordion!

Django Reinhardt the worlds most revered guitar player

Django Reinhardt Festival

Viva the duo arriving at the Django Reinhardt Gypsy Jazz festival at Samois Sur Seine at the beginning of their amazing 6,000km tour of Europe in 2010

If you have time, check out this youtube video of music we recorded of a young gypsy guitar player who was staying next door to us at a camp site whilst we were at the Django Reinhardt festival, the standard of musicianship is extraordinary and unlikely to be heard in Australia: Gypsy jazz

Abbey Road studio A monument dedicated to Joaquin Rodrigo the composer of Concierto De Aranjuez in the city of Aranjuez, Spain

Viva the duo at Abbey Road studios in London and Aranjuez, Spain

The photo depicts a monument in the city of Aranjuez dedicated to Joaquin Rodrigo for the tune Concierto De Aranjuez. There are inscriptions for the tune and melody engraved in the footpath, Viva the duo from Sydney, Australia (photo) have recorded a simplified tune for accordion and guitar called Aranjuez Mon Amour

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List of Jazz music for Nice Jazz Festival plus Pink Martini billboard poster in Cannes

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Posters of events featuring Charles Aznavour, Pat Metheny and Norah Jones, we photographed this poster in the Piazza San Marco, Venice which was fringed with a number of delightful orchestras with accordion, violin, guitar, flute and piano etc. playing popular Italian and Latin instrumental tunes

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

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The Paris experience

The quartet traveled to Paris in 2000 and the duo toured throughout Europe in June and July 2010, they located a few live music venues at Les Halls and the Latin quarter. At Les Halls the bands performed mostly Jazz, Latin, Edith Piaf cafe' tunes and Django Reinhardt style gypsy Jazz. In the Latin Quarter the bands played many different styles of music: Russian, Hungarian, Ukraine, Greek, Turkish, Spanish and Italian etc. For a number of weeks we listened and absorbed some of the character of the performances of the music. Upon returning to Australia, Viva the band began developing the music in a style reminiscent of their experience in Paris. To our delight, we found that that we were freed from the constraints of copying other artists music, such as in covers music, we were able to create our own improvisations in our renditions of the "new" music

Monsieur Camembert is another Sydney band that comes to mind when eclectic European music is required, they also play some Klezmer music

We hope that listening to the Viva bands gives the listener an opportunity to share in some of our experiences of the joy and character of the music in Paris, Europe and South America. We notice that our repertoire of world music is unique in Sydney and is very popular when the duo and quartet perform at Jazz festivals and community events. The Viva repertoire has been responsible for the wonderful response to our performances at local, national and International venues

For information about hiring a duo for weddings or functions go to: duo hire information

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For information about hiring this quartet for weddings or parties, go to: quartet hire information

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The Viva bands have an extensive history of International performances. The most prominent being in Taiwan in 2004 and 2005 where the band performed for a series of concerts to audiences in excess of 5,000 plus television performances, the photo depicts Viva and a group of International performers being welcomed in a street parade in Taichung and later welcomed by the Mayor. Their television performances were broadcasted a few times per day over a period of 2 weeks in 2004 and 4 weeks in 2005, there are also numerous presentations of Viva the band at some of their overseas engagements shown on youtube

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The development of the Viva bands

The viva bands are the evolution of the original recording and TV Surf band The Echomen. The founders of the Echomen and Viva bands progressed through the Rock and Roll Era of the 60's, 70.s and 80's. In 1996 they dispensed with a massive array of electronic equipment and focused on more intimate entertainment with mostly acoustic and portable equipment

a band for themed functions

If you are intending to conduct a venue with a romantic Paris theme, Viva the duo include some French music in their repertoire and are able to provide a French theme with their selection of French cafe' and Edith Piaf tunes on authentic instruments of musette accordion, bass, flute and Spanish guitar. This delightful feature of the duo has been invaluable in supporting a French theme at many French themed events, in particular, A Night of Romance and Ah La Belle Paris for the presentation of Opera in the vineyards and French themed exhibitions attended by French dignitaries in Australia at The Australian National Maritime Museum.

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Hiring a duo for a special show

The duo perform concerts at major club Venues and corporate functions and can also provide staged events or roving performances at community events and store promotions. The duo of accordion, bass, flute and Spanish guitar perform from a repertoire of Jazz, swing, Latin, salsa, Spanish and stunning show tunes as well as chic French music

Sydney band play French music at South Sydney Junior Leagues Club

In addition to band work, the duo have developed their repertoire to perform as a specialty instrumental act for club or corporate entertainment and theatrical productions.

As an act, the duo perform a 45 minute showcase of their special show tunes including some French, Spanish and Gypsy Jazz music. The duo is currently featured as Viva "Paris" duo as an International act in the Roddy Montez production of the Viva Latin American and International show. The duo has also performed for theatrical productions and many French themed events.

Hiring a roving band for community events, marketing expos in Sydney

The jazzy duo, with their strong instrumental content of show tunes is popular at Council events, University functions, shopping centers, community events, marketing expos, art festivals, wine and food festivals etc. with venues and clients such as: Opera in the Vineyards, Westfield shopping centers, Warringah Mall, Feastability at Newtown, Warringah, Art Gallery, Coca Cola, Oddfellows, Krispy Kreme, Gloria Jeans, Yalumba wines, De Bortoli winery, Lindeman's winery, Orlando Wyndham Estate winery, French Trade Commission, Manly Council, Mosman Council, Newcastle Council, Gosford Council, City of Canada Bay Council, Canterbury Council, Penrith Council, Warringah Council, Liverpool Council, Nelson Bay Center, Warners Bay Chamber of Commerce, The Entrance Town Centre Management, Marrickville Council, Sydney University, Macquarie University, International House, Mc Donald College of performing arts, Jaguar, Mercedes, Porsche promotions and many more

The history of Viva the band in Australia and Internationally

You can read more about the bands extensive history in our history page

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