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The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn

Brooklyn , NY

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Brooklyn, NY US 11211 (map)
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ABOUT US

The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn are the leading swing, jazz and retro blues band for all celebrations! This inimitable band presents an impressive and eclectic repertoire including burning... Read more
The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn are the leading swing, jazz and retro blues band for all celebrations! This inimitable band presents an impressive and eclectic repertoire including burning jazz, New Orleans swing, and catchy pop hits of the 1920's & 30's. They blend nostalgic blues favorites, gritty 1950s R&B, Dixieland, high energy dance floor-packing jump blues, rockabilly, plus a bit of vintage country western for truly one-of-a-kind entertainment. Billy Nemec's acoustic guitar & striking vocals soar in front of the harmonic gentleman band of washboard percussion, upright bass, trumpet and saxophone. They are a top-choice band for weddings & events, and will work closely with you to make sure your party is not only incredibly unique, but memorable for guests and downright fun for you! The Vipers were featured in the winter issue of New York Magazine Weddings "Ultimate New York Wedding Planner" as one of the select few "Best Bands.”

"I Love them! They set a great tone for any event." BETTE MIDLER 5/2010 (New York Restoration Project Gala, hosted by Nathan Lane).

"The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn provided fantastic entertainment." WILLIE NELSON 6/2007 (Farm Aid Event).

The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn have played weddings, events, and festivals all over New York City and up & down the East Coast. Some highlights include headlining Lisa Loeb's nuptials in New York City, playing with Bette Midler, and opening for Elvis Costello. They have performed with Margot Bingham (Daughter Maitland) and Stephen DeRosa (Eddie Cantor) at HBO's Boardwalk Empire Finale Parties. They've provided entertainment for Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and the Farm Aid board of directors. Corporate clients include Bergdorf Goodman, NYC Wine and Food Festival, HBO, The Food Network, and The Village Voice Obie Awards. in 2007 the Blue Vipers of Brooklyn were voted the winners (by studio audience and viewers) as the “Subway Idol” contest winners. The contest was month long live television performance feature on FOX's nationally syndicated “The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet.” The washboard percussionist David Langlois was recently featured in both Modern Drummer Magazine and The Wall Street Journal.

Check out their website http://thebluevipersofbrooklyn.com and look for the band on Facebook.

Contact me anytime with questions about music or pricing. Have a great day!

Chris Pistorino

Booking/Blue Vipers

chrispistorino@gmail.com

718 755 6016

Catch the Vipers LIVE!!

every Monday from 8-11pm at Chez Oskar in Fort Green, Brooklyn

every Tuesday 7-10pm at Bar Tabac in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn.



More info and full performance calender at http://thebluevipersofbrooklyn.com

Their music can be purchased at http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/TheBlueVipersOfBrooklyn and on Itunes Read less
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Natalie
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I knew that we wanted live music for both our ceremony and the cocktail hour. After a little research, I stumbled across the Blue Vipers of Brooklyn and realized they play right up the street from our apartment at Bar Tabac. We went and checked them out and that was it! We love the New Orleans sound and relaxed feel they had. We were married outside at the Yellow House of Willowdale in Kennett Square, PA, and they were the perfect addition to the venue. They even learned two new songs for our processional which they played beautifully! They were a hit at our cocktail hour also, our guests raved about them. if you're looking for a unique, professional yet easy-going group to work with, then I highly recommend the Blue Vipers. It was one of the best decisions we made about our wedding!
My husband and I knew that we wanted live music for both our ceremony and the cocktail hour. After a little research, I Read more...
My husband and I knew that we wanted live music for both our ceremony and the cocktail hour. After a little research, I stumbled across the Blue Vipers of Brooklyn and realized they play right up the street from our apartment at Bar Tabac. We went and checked them out and that was it! We love the New Orleans sound and relaxed feel they had. We were married outside at the Yellow House of Willowdale in Kennett Square, PA, and they were the perfect addition to the venue. They even learned two new songs for our processional which they played beautifully! They were a hit at our cocktail hour also, our guests raved about them. if you're looking for a unique, professional yet easy-going group to work with, then I highly recommend the Blue Vipers. It was one of the best decisions we made about our wedding! Read less
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Laurie
Wedding:
6/13/2014
4.9/5.0
We loved the Blue Vipers - my father even did a special toast to them at our reception. We were looking for something a little different and were very happy with the results. I'm giving them a 4.9/5 because my only qualm was that they don't really MC your event...you have to give them very specific instructions for what to say (in terms of introductions, announcing your toasts, etc., etc.). Listen to their music and if they don't have your favorite songs, they will learn them for a small fee.
We loved the Blue Vipers - my father even did a special toast to them at our reception. We were looking for something a Read more...
We loved the Blue Vipers - my father even did a special toast to them at our reception. We were looking for something a little different and were very happy with the results. I'm giving them a 4.9/5 because my only qualm was that they don't really MC your event...you have to give them very specific instructions for what to say (in terms of introductions, announcing your toasts, etc., etc.). Listen to their music and if they don't have your favorite songs, they will learn them for a small fee. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn are not a "wedding band". They are just simply an incredible BAND that we were lucky to have play at our wedding. Each member is insanely gifted and together they take you back in time and beyond your venue. They were so responsive and professional every step of the way. They even created and played their own version of a requested tune for our father daughter dance and it was better than I could have imagined. For the quality and talent and service they provided I think the price was very reasonable. They were also all very kind and humble and super pleasant people to do business with and have at your wedding. If you want your guests to be on their feet dancing all night long, hire the Blue Vipers of Brooklyn! As a note... You will be hiring incredible musicians to play music--not a wedding band to host the evening. They do no emcee or make announcements, so make sure you have a friend who can step up to the mic a few times for things like introducing the bride and groom or announcing cake cutting, etc. It was simple and we were happy to have a friend do that and let the musicians do their thing.
The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn are not a "wedding band". They are just simply an incredible BAND that we were lucky to have Read more...
The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn are not a "wedding band". They are just simply an incredible BAND that we were lucky to have play at our wedding. Each member is insanely gifted and together they take you back in time and beyond your venue. They were so responsive and professional every step of the way. They even created and played their own version of a requested tune for our father daughter dance and it was better than I could have imagined. For the quality and talent and service they provided I think the price was very reasonable. They were also all very kind and humble and super pleasant people to do business with and have at your wedding. If you want your guests to be on their feet dancing all night long, hire the Blue Vipers of Brooklyn! As a note... You will be hiring incredible musicians to play music--not a wedding band to host the evening. They do no emcee or make announcements, so make sure you have a friend who can step up to the mic a few times for things like introducing the bride and groom or announcing cake cutting, etc. It was simple and we were happy to have a friend do that and let the musicians do their thing. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough about The Blue Vipers. They have this old school, throw back quality to them, while being edgy and hip at the same time. They were the hit of our day. Everyone danced all night, and if they weren't dancing, they were enthralled, watching this band. We are both musicians and didn't want a 'stock' wedding band. We wanted a kick-ass band we would go to see in a club, and that is exactly what we got. People are still talking about them.
I can't say enough about The Blue Vipers. They have this old school, throw back quality to them, while being edgy and hip Read more...
I can't say enough about The Blue Vipers. They have this old school, throw back quality to them, while being edgy and hip at the same time. They were the hit of our day. Everyone danced all night, and if they weren't dancing, they were enthralled, watching this band. We are both musicians and didn't want a 'stock' wedding band. We wanted a kick-ass band we would go to see in a club, and that is exactly what we got. People are still talking about them. Read less
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Antonia
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Fantastic band, just my style! One of the most important choices in planning our wedding was music that would satisfy our families as well as our friends. I desperately wanted a live band, and The Blue Vipers play a great selection of blues, jazz, and swing that was perfect for us. They also learned two new songs just for us! I was so pleased, couldn't recommend them more.
Fantastic band, just my style! One of the most important choices in planning our wedding was music that would satisfy our Read more...
Fantastic band, just my style! One of the most important choices in planning our wedding was music that would satisfy our families as well as our friends. I desperately wanted a live band, and The Blue Vipers play a great selection of blues, jazz, and swing that was perfect for us. They also learned two new songs just for us! I was so pleased, couldn't recommend them more. Read less
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SundaySundae
Wedding:
6/5/2011
5.0/5.0
The Blue Vipers were a hit at our wedding. We loved them. Our guests loved them. They actually begged for them to play an encore!
Chris was great to work with, professional and reliable. They even learned a special song for our parent dances.

We have already had several friends ask for their contact info to book them for their own upcoming events.
The Blue Vipers were a hit at our wedding. We loved them. Our guests loved them. They actually begged for them to play an Read more...
The Blue Vipers were a hit at our wedding. We loved them. Our guests loved them. They actually begged for them to play an encore!
Chris was great to work with, professional and reliable. They even learned a special song for our parent dances.

We have already had several friends ask for their contact info to book them for their own upcoming events. Read less
Services Used: Band
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relkin
Wedding:
10/17/2010
5.0/5.0
In order to match the intimate vibe of our wedding reception, we wanted a band that would be fun but not act as the typical wedding band. No Chicken Dance or Macarena for us, for instance. The Blue Vipers had that right vibe; they played traditional jazz but with a modern, funky take. Their music was appealing to young and old alike, and very danceable. Chris, the bass player and band leader, was very friendly and receptive to what we wanted to do for both the ceremony and reception. We had a few requests that weren't on their play list; for a small additional fee per song, the band learned the songs and did a bang-up job with them. Their play list, however, is quite extensive, with plenty to offer.
In order to match the intimate vibe of our wedding reception, we wanted a band that would be fun but not act as the Read more...
In order to match the intimate vibe of our wedding reception, we wanted a band that would be fun but not act as the typical wedding band. No Chicken Dance or Macarena for us, for instance. The Blue Vipers had that right vibe; they played traditional jazz but with a modern, funky take. Their music was appealing to young and old alike, and very danceable. Chris, the bass player and band leader, was very friendly and receptive to what we wanted to do for both the ceremony and reception. We had a few requests that weren't on their play list; for a small additional fee per song, the band learned the songs and did a bang-up job with them. Their play list, however, is quite extensive, with plenty to offer. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Heather
Wedding:
10/15/2010
5.0/5.0
The Blue Vipers played both my ceremony and reception. They learned some songs specifically for our processional and first dance and their renditions were fantastic. Our guests couldn't stop raving about them and even our reception venue inquired about where we found them. They created the perfect atmosphere for our event and people were always on the dance floor enjoying themselves. We really lucked out when we found them.
The Blue Vipers played both my ceremony and reception. They learned some songs specifically for our processional and first Read more...
The Blue Vipers played both my ceremony and reception. They learned some songs specifically for our processional and first dance and their renditions were fantastic. Our guests couldn't stop raving about them and even our reception venue inquired about where we found them. They created the perfect atmosphere for our event and people were always on the dance floor enjoying themselves. We really lucked out when we found them. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Irisa
Wedding:
8/7/2010
5.0/5.0
I really can't say enough good things about The Blue Vipers. They were great to work with, so talented, fun and easy-going. Even when a wave crashed into them at our ceremony location right on the river, they kept their cool, moved a few feet and kept playing!! Amazing! They kept our guests feet tapping, and a smile on everyone's face.My only regret is that we didn't have them play longer!
I really can't say enough good things about The Blue Vipers. They were great to work with, so talented, fun and Read more...
I really can't say enough good things about The Blue Vipers. They were great to work with, so talented, fun and easy-going. Even when a wave crashed into them at our ceremony location right on the river, they kept their cool, moved a few feet and kept playing!! Amazing! They kept our guests feet tapping, and a smile on everyone's face.My only regret is that we didn't have them play longer! Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music

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