Viper Swing gypsy jazz band is an up tempo group playing a selection of songs from the Great American Songbook and by the world famous guitarist Django Reinhardt .
However, what makes them extra special is that they play modern day hits in a gypsy jazz style. We’ve put together a sample set list to give you an idea of their most popular repertoire but they’re always happy to learn something special.
The band can be booked as a duo, a trio, a quartet (as seen in their video) or a quintet and their usual playing time is three 40mins sets with two short breaks.
Edinburgh based, Viper Swing effortlessly evokes images of 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s Paris with their fiery gypsy guitars, high-flying violin melodies, gravelly vocals and infectious rhythmic bass. Their repertoire includes works by the legendary guitarist Django Reinhardt, tunes from the Great American Songbook, other swing-era hits and modern songs with a twist. Check out their video below…
Much to our delight, more and more people are moving away from conventional covers bands and string quartets, and booking something a little bit more “unique” – Viper Swing!
Their diary is full to the brim at the moment and it’s brilliant! Castles, hotels, restaurants, cafes, beaches, boats, walled gardens, you name it, they’ve played it
They’ve recently performed at the Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh, Barony Castle, Cloncaird Castle, Regents Gardens, Tullibole Castle, WhyNot? in North Berwick, Dalhousie Castle, Mansfield Traquair, Oxenfoord Castle, Earthy in Newington and Drumtochty Castle –
Viper Swing Music Samples