Sydney Musicians to perform for cultural events in Sydney

Viva the duo has been engaged to perform For Liverpool Council’s Cultural Infusion at 12.30 pm on the 22nd of November 2005 at Macquarie Street Mall. The duo consists of Marie Rappolt with musette accordion and Peter Rappolt with Spanish guitar. Marie and Peter are the founding musicians of Viva the band from the Northern Beaches of Sydney NSW Australia. The city of Liverpool is located approximately 30 km South West of Sydney and was founded on 7th November 1810 by Governor Lachlan Macquarie as his first "new town".

The city of Liverpool covers an area of 305.4 square kilometres and encompasses 39 suburbs from Greendale in the west to Hammondville in the east. The city of Liverpool contains some of the most rich and diverse cultural communities in the Sydney region from countries such as Fiji, Vietnam, Italy, Iraq, India, Bosnia, Spain and France to name a few. The aim of Liverpool Council’s infusions is to celebrate Sydney’s cultural diversity.

Viva the duo is very popular at these types of events and are favorite musicians for a few Local Councils in the Sydney region particularly in their own area of Warringah and Manly. Recent bookings include Manly Council Staff Christmas parties. The band often perform for Festivals and events including: Jazz in the City of Sydney at the QVB, Sydney Olympic Park music festivals, Manly Jazz Festival, Manly Food and Wine Festival, Warringah Council arts festival, Gold Coast Jazz and blues festival, 18th Yalumba Thredbo Jazz Festival, Gosford Council’s Flora Festival, Newcastle Jazz Festival, Illawarra and Kiama Jazz festivals.

Viva the duo is often asked to perform for wedding ceremonies with their French style accordion and Spanish guitar as an unique and romantic alternative to a formal string quartet. Usually the duo begins their performance as the bridal party exits the church to mill with their guests and have their photos taken. The sound of accordion and acoustic guitar playing an opening of French tunes in front of the church entry is a delightful adjunct to the ceremony.

Other recent “French” themed performances by the duo and Viva the band include : “Moulin Rouge” function at Tumbalong Ballroom, “A Night in Paris” at Thredbo, “A Night in the French Quarter” at the master builders club, Wollongong, promotion for “Les Genies de la Mer- Masterpieces of French Naval Sculpture” at the Australian Maritime Museum, A French themed function at Kiama Jazz club, a multicultural PAN event at Sydney Royal Easter Show, showcasing world music, including French music, the Miss World ball at the Four Points by Sheraton, Darling Harbour, weddings at Villa Provence.etc etc.

In addition to playing French music the musette accordion and acoustic guitar provide a distinctive French flavour to most types of other music they perform as well including: Latin, Spanish, gypsy jazz, salsa, classic show tunes, American swing and jazz music.

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