Add elegance and class to your next party or event! We are the VIP Duo, Vih and Bart, accomplished musicians who have recently teamed up to bring high-quality Jazz and Popular music standards to audiences all across Virginia. Vih sings, Bart supports her from the piano.
We also can add drums and base (our friends!) for more variety. We recommend this option if you would like to have dancing for your guests,
The repertoire of the VIP Duo consists of 90+ songs, including arrangements of covers by artists such as Patsy Cline, Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler, Madonna, Karen Carpenter, Petula Clark, Selena, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Dianne Schuur, Celine Dion, Ella Fitzgerald, Martina McBride, Frank Sinatra, and many more (even song parodist Allen Sherman!).
The idea for the VIP Duo came to Vih after she and keyboardist, Bart MacMillan crossed paths while working together as part of a traditional big band (Vih is one of the regular vocalists with the band, while Bart was subbing with the band, when they met). Vih and Bart rehearsed together as a duo for the first time in February 2014.
The VIP Duo recorded a short demo CD in May 2014, featuring 7 of the first songs they ever put together. The CD was recorded in the studios of Allan Harrington, and the VIP Duo has enjoyed a congenial professional relationship with Harrington, ever since (the VIP Duo currently performs four of Allan's original songs as part of their repertoire).
The Duo has enjoyed a somewhat prolific performing life in its short existence. They debuted at a private party in August 2014, and have sung at numerous other private occasions and honorary ceremonies, in addition to maintaining a somewhat regular schedule at the Epicure Café in Fairfax, VA. The VIP Duo recently were the featured artists at the 10th annual symposium of the Virginia Association of College and Military Educators, held in Virginia Beach.
The VIP Duo is perfect for a wide variety of concert and event settings, but perhaps tailor-made for a restaurant, a reception, a private party, a wine-tasting, or any place where music is a coveted part of the atmosphere, but not so loud where one has to shout to carry on a conversation with someone else at the same table!