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The Blue Vipers Of Brooklyn

Jazz Band from Brooklyn, NY - Will travel up to 500 miles

$1000 - $10000 per event
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.” Check them out on the knot, and follow on Facebook. Contact today for extraordinary music at your party!

"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.”

When you book The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn for your event you not only get a fun, hip, eclectic, super swinging retro band, you also get attentive one on one help with planning and executing your personal vision for the musical experience of your party. From choosing the size and configuration of the band (from intimate trio to expansive octet) to the learning and performing of specially requested songs we will do our very best to accommodate you and to make the whole process stress free and fun.

The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn have been providing one of kind entertainment for private events for well over ten years giving us the highest level of musical excellence and professionalism. The boys are always well dressed and courteous making the band visually appealing as well musically inspiring. Finally we do travel and can provide a full sound system for a fraction of the price that a professional sound company would charge. Please go to theknot.com and read our many, many stellar reviews from happy brides and grooms and check out our website at thebluevipersofbrooklyn.com for more info.

This is a just a small sampling of The Vipers' events, festivals and accomplishments. The Blue Vipers perform every Monday from 8-11pm at Chez Oskar in Fort Green, Brooklyn. Visit them every Tuesday 7-10pm at Bar Tabac in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn.

“Just want to thank you for the lovely performances on Friday and Saturday. The men's team really was impressed. It's the first time they've ever complimented any band that I've booked!”
BERGDORFF GOODMAN Cannon H, Special Events

“Ethan and I are back from our honeymoon and wanted to thank you and the rest of the band for coming all the way up to Queensbury to play at our wedding. You all looked and sounded perfect! I can't even begin to tell you how many compliments we got on the music. Thank you for making it the most amazing evening for us - it was everything we had hoped for!”
Elizabeth S, Wedding Queensbury NY

“Just want to send a quick thank you for Sat. You guys are the BEST! Our guests were blown away-they absolutely loved you guys. It was so great to have you play our wedding- and every time we listen to you we will always remember what a fun and special time you made it. Thanks again for the "customized" Margie...the song will always hold a sweet memory for me.”
Andrea and Jim, Wedding Rye NY

“Adam and I are back from our honeymoon and I just wanted to thank you again for helping to make our wedding so fantastic. You guys were so awesomely professional and I don't know HOW many people said you were the best band they'd heard in a looooong time. We thank you for your hard work and for making it such a special day for us.”
Amanda G, Wedding NY Botanical Gardens

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The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn were absolutely amazing. We're so glad we were able to have them join us for our wedding. They played for our cocktail hour and through dinner and they were such a lovely accompaniment to a special day. I (the groom) didn't even get to personally thank the band on the wedding day, so I hope they see this review, and know how special it was having them play at my wedding. Thank you so, so much Blue Vipers of Brooklyn. You were amazing!

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The Blue Vipers made my party! I had a Kentucky Derby party and they provided the exact music and atmosphere I was looking for. They were very talented and all of my guests were very impressed. I would definitely recommend using them and look forward to use them again in the future. Thanks guys!

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The Blue Vipers Of Brooklyn’s Response:

Hello Nick, Thanks so much for inviting us to play for your Kentucky Derby party/fundraiser. We had a blast. All the best, Chris The Blue Vipers



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The Blue Vipers are terrific. They have a very original sound, and they were outstanding to work with. They even let me sing a song with them! Their repertoire is also fantastic. They are slightly more mellow than some other wedding bands. I personally loved that and thought it made for a very relaxed and happy vibe throughout the night. VERY highly recommended!

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Wedding Cocktail Hour
Roxbury, NY
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Bridal Shower
Breezy Point, NY
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Brooklyn, NY
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Brooklyn, NY
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Oyster Bay, NY
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Bear Mountain, NY
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Private Party
Westfield, NJ
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wedding Reception
Windsor, CT
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wedding Reception
Wayne, PA
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Corporate Function
New York City, NY
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
New York City, NY
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Chez Oskar
Brooklyn, NY
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
A Rollin and A Tumblin (Up Blues)
After You've Gone (Medium Tempo/Up Tempo)
Ain't Misbehavin'(Medium Slow Tempo)
Alabama Jubilee (Medium Tempo)
All Of Me (Medium Tempo)
Amazing Grace (Gospel)
Avalon (Up Tempo)
Baby Face (Medium Up Swing)
Backwater Blues (Blues)
Basin Street Blues (Bluesy)
Bei Mir Bist Du Schon (Up Tempo)
Bill Bailey (Medium Up Tempo)
Blue Moon (Medium Tempo)
Blue Moon Of Kentucky (Slow Country 2 Best Feel)
Blue Skies (Medium Tempo, Medium Slow Tempo)
Bring It On Home To Me (R & B)
Bye Bye Blackbird (Medium Tempo)
Bye Bye Blues (Medium Up Tempo)
Cella Luna (Italian)
Crazy (Medium Country)
Cupid (R & B)
Diga Diga Doo (Up Tempo)
Dinah(Up Tempo)
Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans (Ballad)
Down By The Riverside (Gospel)
Dream a Little Dream Of Me (Medium Slow)
Evening (Medium Tempo)
Exactly Like You (Medium Up Tempo)
Five Foot Two, Eyes Of Blue (Medium Tempo)
Folsom Prison Blues (Blues)
Georgia On My Mind (Ballad)
Glory Land (Gospel)
Good Night Irene (Waltz)
Half As Much (Country 2 Beat Feel)
Harvest Moon (Country 2 Beat Feel)
Hey Good Lookin (Country 2 Beat Feel)
Honeysuckle Rose (Medium Up Tempo)
I Can't Believe That Your're In Love With Me (Ballad)
I Can't Give You Anything But Love (Medium Tempo)
I'll Fly Away (Gospel)
I'll See You In My Dreams (Medium Up Tempo)
I'm Confessin' (Medium Slow Tempo)
I'm In The Mood For Love (Medium Slow Tempo)
I've Got A Feeling I'm Falling (Medium Tempo)
It Had To Be You (Medium Tempo)
It's Only A Paper Moon (Medium Tempo)
Just A Gigolo (Medium Tempo)
Lazy River (Medium Slow)
Let it Roll (Blues)
Mama Tried (Country 2 Beat)
Margie (Up Tempo)
My Blue Heaven (Medium Tempo)
My Bucket's Got A Hole In It (Country 2 Beat Feel)
Nevertheless I'm In Love With You (Medium Tempo)
On The Road Again(Country 2 Beat Feel)
On The Sunny Side Of The Street (Medium Tempo)
Pennies From Heaven (Medium Tempo)
Perdon (Spanish)
Porter's Love Song to a Chambermaid (Medium Tempo)
Ragg Mopp (Blues)
Rosetta (Up Tempo)
Shake, Rattle And Roll (Blues)
Sheik Of Araby (Up Tempo)
Silver Wings (Country Ballad)
Singin' In The Bathtub (Medium Tempo)
Sittin' On The Dock of The Bay (R&B)
Sittin' On Top Of The World (Slow Bluesy 2 Beat Feel)
Smile (Ballad)
Some Of These Days (Up Tempo)
Somebody Loves Me (Up Tempo)
Southern Can (Country 2 Beat Feel)
St. James Infirmary (Ballad)
St. Louis Blues (Blues)
Stardust (Ballad)
Stay All Night (Country 2 Beat Feel)
Stealin' Stealin'(Country 2 Beat Feel)
Sweet Dreams (Country Ballad)
Sweet Home Chicago (Blues)
Sweet Lorraine (Ballad)
Sweet Sue (Up Tempo)
Take Me Back To Tulsa (Country 2 Beat Feel)
Tiger Rag (Up Tempo)
Trouble With Me (Country 2 Beat Feel)
Turn Back Now (R & B)
Up, Up and Away (Blues)
Way Down Yonder In New Orleans (Medium Up Tempo)
What A Wonderful World (Ballad)
What A Wonderful World This Would Be (R & B)
When You're Smiling (Medium Tempo)
When Doves Cry (Prince played in 2 Beat Feel)
You Can Depend On Me (Ballad)
You Send Me (R&B Ballad)
50s Band
Big Band
Blues Band
Dixieland Band
Jazz Band
Ragtime Band
Swing Band
Rockabilly Band
20s Band
30s Band
40s Band
Wedding Band
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Happy Hours
Bachelorette Parties
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Bachelor Parties
Halloween Parties
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note The Blue Vipers Of Brooklyn will also travel to Jamaica, Flushing, Far Rockaway, Arverne, Inwood, Long Island City, Cedarhurst, Lawrence, New York, Valley Stream, Woodmere, Atlantic Beach, Elmont, Floral Park, Hewlett, Glen Oaks, Lynbrook, Malverne, Bronx, East Rockaway, Franklin Square, Hoboken, Jersey City, New Hyde Park, Garden City, Great Neck, Island Park, Long Beach, Oceanside, Paramus.
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