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The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn

Brooklyn , NY
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Brooklyn, NY 11211 US (map)

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718-755-6016

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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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Mrs. T
Wedding:
7/25/2015
5.0/5.0
The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn played at my wedding reception in Brooklyn this July. We had the option of having a quartet up to an octet. We went with a quintet, which resulted in a great, full sound and was perfect for the size of the room. Leading up to the wedding I communicated with Chris, the upright bass player, and always found him to be responsive, professional, and friendly. The Blue Vipers were just fantastic! We held our wedding at the Montauk Club, an old club in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Their vibe totally fit the atmosphere. Having live music felt so special! They played a great mix of early jazz, swing, and blues that was thoroughly enjoyed by all our guests of all ages. For instance, it made us so happy to see our 20-something friends dancing to the same songs as our 90-something great uncle. Everyone raved about them and I can't wait to see them play again! (They have a weekly gig at Bar Tabac in Carroll Gardens, BK.) I recommend them 100%!
The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn played at my wedding reception in Brooklyn this July. We had the option of having a quartet up Read more...
The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn played at my wedding reception in Brooklyn this July. We had the option of having a quartet up to an octet. We went with a quintet, which resulted in a great, full sound and was perfect for the size of the room. Leading up to the wedding I communicated with Chris, the upright bass player, and always found him to be responsive, professional, and friendly. The Blue Vipers were just fantastic! We held our wedding at the Montauk Club, an old club in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Their vibe totally fit the atmosphere. Having live music felt so special! They played a great mix of early jazz, swing, and blues that was thoroughly enjoyed by all our guests of all ages. For instance, it made us so happy to see our 20-something friends dancing to the same songs as our 90-something great uncle. Everyone raved about them and I can't wait to see them play again! (They have a weekly gig at Bar Tabac in Carroll Gardens, BK.) I recommend them 100%! Read less
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alexa
Wedding:
7/2/2015
5.0/5.0
Couldn't have imagined a more perfect band to play our wedding at the beautiful art deco Berkeley Hotel in Asbury Park. The band was fantastic! Chris was so friendly and really easy to communicate with. The band was loved by my guests! They set the stage for a fantastic night!
Couldn't have imagined a more perfect band to play our wedding at the beautiful art deco Berkeley Hotel in Asbury Park. Read more...
Couldn't have imagined a more perfect band to play our wedding at the beautiful art deco Berkeley Hotel in Asbury Park. The band was fantastic! Chris was so friendly and really easy to communicate with. The band was loved by my guests! They set the stage for a fantastic night! 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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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
These guys simply rock! They were perfect for our fun, jazzy wedding. Not only was the music fabulous and unique, they were super helpful, easy to work with, and affordable. So many of our guests commented that they were the best band they had experienced at a wedding, because they were not your typical "wedding band." If you like jazz and blues, you'll love the Blue Vipers of Brooklyn!
These guys simply rock! They were perfect for our fun, jazzy wedding. Not only was the music fabulous and unique, they Read more...
These guys simply rock! They were perfect for our fun, jazzy wedding. Not only was the music fabulous and unique, they were super helpful, easy to work with, and affordable. So many of our guests commented that they were the best band they had experienced at a wedding, because they were not your typical "wedding band." If you like jazz and blues, you'll love the Blue Vipers of Brooklyn! 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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Laura
Wedding:
4/5/2014
5.0/5.0
These guys were AWESOME! They added such a unique element to our "South Carolina" themed wedding. They were incredibly accommodating, professional and TALENTED!
These guys were AWESOME! They added such a unique element to our "South Carolina" themed wedding. They were incredibly Read more...
These guys were AWESOME! They added such a unique element to our "South Carolina" themed wedding. They were incredibly accommodating, professional and TALENTED! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years 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
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years 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
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