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Benoit Viellefon & The Hot Taps

During World Gin Day Festival in partnership with Drink Up London and Bombay Sapphire, Oriole will be serving our delicious Laverstoke Collins, named after their distillery Laverstoke Mill at £6 per serve for digital festival pass holders..

The Hot taps is a new British South Coast musical sensation homegrown in Hastings and St.Leonard-on-Sea.

The band recently formed in March 2018, but the musicians have very good pedigree, having performed in Europe, America, Asia, and the Middle East with a host of famous and lesser bands over the years. Having this experience under their belt, they decided they were just about good enough to risk themselves on British circuit.

The Hot Taps comprises of Frank moon - the oud wielding, Theramin bending composer of Royal Ballet fame; Tom Clarkson - The opera singing double bass player and sweet talker; and Benoit Viellefon - the French chanteur escaped from London after being ‘caught red handed’ too many times.

Envisage, if you will, Django Reinhardt singing in harmony with Nat King Cole on guitar, and Luciano Pavarotti on Bass, bringing you a bountiful splendour of hot swing from prohibition era America to the post war rush with its blue formica kitchen - the intoxicating toe taping soundtrack to one of the most destructive periods of human history is brought to life by this unlikely combo for your aural delight.

+ Late Set

The band will also be playing a Late Set from 11:30pm. Cover will be charged at £4 for guests staying on and £5 on the door.

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