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The Bar Vypers

The Bar Vypers, comprised of some of the best players on the UK Jazz and Swing scene, are a Bristol-based band that 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, Jelly Roll Morton, Billie Holiday and 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 at all kinds of parties, they will tailor a perfect set for your special event.

They play 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, and they adapt their set to provide clients with exactly the music and atmosphere they need.

The Bar Vypers can offer:

- A duo/trio/quartet (or more) depending on your needs with access to a wide range of exceptional instrumentalists.

- Sound equipment

- Acoustic or semi-acoustic performances

- Full band PA


The core band are: Rachel Lawrence (vocals/washboard/accordion), Bill Frampton (double bass/harmonica) and Gus Dolding (tenor banjo/clarinet/guitar), supplemented by a talented collective of regulars (including trumpet, trombone, saxophone, clarinet and violin) who expand their lineup according to need.  As multi-instrumentalists, the sound is diverse and varied throughout a typical set.

Having extensively toured, they are happy to play for dancers, parties, events, festivals, weddings and more.


'Needless to say they were awesome. They're a fantastic band with hugely talented musicians who catered for Lindy Hop, Cal, Blues and Shag. We'd really love to have them back again and can't recommend highly enough!'  Jess Stevens, South West Swing Dance Events

More Information

  • Prices from £1,400

  • Bristol-based, available throughout the UK

  • PAT Tested

  • Perfect for festivals, swing events and themed parties/weddings

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