Libby & Jon King, Joint 50th Birthday Party at Leeds Castle in Kent – 10th November 2018

10 years ago, the Ambassador Band played at our 40th birthday party. Last weekend they played at our 50th. We never would have thought they could get any better than last time around… how wrong we were! Our 200+ guests danced all night long to their playlist… ’70’s, ’80’s, ’90’s and noughties… these guys cover the lot! As soon as they started their set they had the crowd up and dancing, and they kept us up there all night, right until the very end. Superb. Their musicality is exceptional, the vibe they create is fantastic and the way they look and perform is just brilliant (we had the twelve piece set up… what a great sound). They’re worth every penny folks… We look forward to seeing them again for our 60th (hopefully?!) unless one of our kids gets married in the meantime of course!! Thanks again to Geoff and the band. Love & best wishes, xx

Libby & Jon King, Joint 50th Birthday Party at Leeds Castle in Kent – 10th November 2018

Jewish Wedding at Hatfield House, Hertfordshire

On 14th October 2018 Ambassador Band were booked to perform at the Jewish wedding of Paula and Ben, at the very beautiful Hatfield House in Hertfordshire. This venue is amazing and has a large banqueting hall where the ceremony, dinner and evening party takes place. The venue once belonged to Queen Elizabeth I and boasts many original featured including brickwork and paintings.

Both bride and groom originally stated that they wanted an amazing band that could cover all the party music they liked, as well as Israeli dancing music. They also wanted a band that had a bit of an edge to them, were styled well and really knew how to bring the party atmosphere to their wedding night. Paul and ben said that this why they choose Ambassador band. Please see below the testimonial that Paula and Ben sent us 2 days after their wedding:-

“One word, amazing! I can’t recommend this band enough for a wedding, or any fun event! I picked Ambassador band for our wedding in October after having researched over 10 different bands. I knew straight away they were the right ones, as not only are they far more reasonably priced than other bands, their range of music is incredible and also their styling is awesome, something equally as important to us. Not only that but the band leader, Geoff was extremely quick to reply to ALL of my questions and was super lovely from the get go. Our friends and family were equally as impressed with them – their energy and vibes kept everyone having a fantastic time throughout the night. Big shout out also to Adam & Kadija, the singers on the night – absolutely amazing voices Thanks so much guys :-) x”

Paula and Ben Loftus, Jewish wedding at Hatfield House – 14thOctober 2018

Both Paula and Ben and their families were a delight to work with and such lovely people. Both sets of parents personally came to see us after we had performed and thanked us for “a truly outstanding performance”.

In the lead up to the wedding Paula was our main point of contact and knew exactly what she wanted both visually and musically from the outset. Once she had gave us her brief, we were trusted and left to get on with it – and we delivered as always.

Jewish Wedding Chuppah Ceromony Music at Hatfield House
Chuppah Ceremony Music at Hatfield House with Ambassador Band

Beyond the evening entertainment we were also asked to provide music in the Chuppah ceremony and the drinks reception. Our specialists Yair and Stephen took charge of this and made sure everything was perfect in these area. The duo was made up of keyboards and clarinet with Yair also singing the Jewish sections in Hebrew. They performed as guests arrive for the ceremony, entrance music for the bride and entrance music for the groom. Music while signing the register and then Simcha (celebration music) for the smashing of the glass and as the bride, groom and guests departed for the drinks reception.

 

 

 

Ambassador Band set up at Hatfield House
Ambassador Band set up at Hatfield House

We had performed at Hatfield House before so we were familiar with the usual set up at the venue. Paula and Ben did however ask if we could set 2 stages up instead of just one and have half the band on one side and the other half on the other side. The reason for this was to have the band play long ways into the room and still leave a walkway between the main hall and the bar area/room behind the band. We agreed and said we could make it work – which we did and it looked fantastic.  We also provided the checker dance floor, full L-Acoustics sounds system, stage/dance floor lighting and 12 uplighters for around the sides of the room to highlight the venues beautiful architecture

 

 

Ambassador Showband - Jewish Wedding Band London at Hatfield House
Ambassador Showband – Jewish Wedding Band at Hatfield House

For our live repertoire selection we asked Paula and Ben to send us a list of their favourite songs and we built the set list from there. Their first dance was You’re my best Friend by Queen and we arranged this to include a brass line. It was indeed and amazing first dance choice and set list and had the dance floor bouncing from the minute we started performing until the last note we played at the end of the evening.

 

 

 

 

 

We were asked to play a set of Israeli dancing music to welcome the bride and groom back into the banqueting hall for dinner and the evening celebrations. We than carried on performing between course followed by a longer set to end the night. Here is the list of all the songs we performed on the evening of Paul and Bens wedding:-

Israeli Dancing Set

  • Siman Tov Mazel Tov
  • Chosen Kale Mazel Tov
  • Ketzad
  • Od Yishama
  • Chazak Chazak
  • Mohsiach
  • Hevenue Shalom Aleichem
  • Hava Nagila
  • Salam

Set 1 – Party

  • Move on up – Curtis Mayfieild
  • Everybody Dance – Chic
  • Get Lucky – Daft Punk
  • I’m Every Woman – Chaka Khan
  • September – EW&F
  • PYT – Michael Jackson
  • Shake Your Body Down Medley – Michael Jackson
  • Valerie – Housewine
  • Superstition – Stevie Wonder

Set 2 – Party

FIRST DANCE – YOU’RE MY BEST FRIEND BY QUEEN

  • 24K Magic – Bruno Mars
  • Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
  • Finally – Cece Peniston
  • Shape of You – Ed Sheeran
  • Ain’t nobody – Chaka  Khan
  • I Wish – Stevie  Wonder
  • Wanna Dance with Somebody – Whitney Houston
  • Never too much – Luther Van Dross
  • Blame it on the Boogie – The Jackson 5
  • Love me Again – John Newman
  • Rather Be – Clean Bandit
  • Call Me Al – Paul Simon

Set 3 – Party

  • I Came here for Love – Ella Eyre
  • Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake
  • Gypsy Woman – Crystal Waters
  • Perfect Strangers – Jonas Blue/JP Cooper
  • Show Me Love – Robin S
  • Rock your body –  Justin Timberlake
  • Dr Pressure –  Gloria Estefan/Mylo
  • Woman Trouble – Artful Dodger
  • Moving Too Fast – Artful Dodger
  • Gotta Get Through This – Daniel Bedingfield
  • Dynamite – Taio Cruize
  • We Found Love – Rihanna
  • I Feel Good into Get up of that thing – James Brown

Extra Tracks by Request

  • Shot Gun – George Ezra
  • Cosmic Girl – Jamiroquai
  • Sorry – Justin Bieber
  • Rock with You – Michael Jackson
  • Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder
  • Thinking of You  – Sister Sledge
  • Rescue into Think – Fontlla Bass and Aretha Franklin
  • We are Family – Sister Sledge
  • Good Times – Chic (Rappers Delight first part of rap to start)
  • To be Real – Cheryl Lynn
  • Respect – Aretha  Franklin

Iki Malinkovski, 50th Birthday Party in Skopje, Macedonia – 25th October 2018

Ambassador Band are absolutely outstanding artists who not only elevate the spirit of the party but put a “REMEMBER” stamp in the impressions of each and every guest.Last week I had my 50th b-day party and inviting these guys to play was the super-party guarantee that was completely fulfilled. They are just fantastic magicians who mesmerize the audience with their music and show, no exaggeration. Many thanks from Skopje.

Iki Malinkovski, 50thBirthday Party in Skopje, Macedonia – 25th October 2018

Mark and Alan, wedding at The Wallace Collection in London – 6th October 2018

So many thanks for helping to make this such an amazing and special evening for us. Your vibe was spot on and the sound was brilliant – just what we wanted. We loved it! There were so many muso friends in our wedding party and so many of them said that this was the best function band they had ever heard! Please pass onto all of the band members.

Mark and Alan, Wedding at The Wallace Collection in London – 6th October 2018

Simon & and Chess, Wedding at Family Home in Dorset – 22nd September 2018

Having seen the Ambassador band play at a friend’s wedding a couple of years ago, we knew we just HAD to have them to play at ours! And they were just brilliant! Such an amazing repertoire, the Ambassador Band bring amazing energy to the stage and create the most awesome party vibe. The dance floor was rammed from start to finish! So many comments from our guests about how good the band were, many saying they were the best wedding band they’d ever seen. Geoff was a pleasure to deal with in organising everything and they even learned our favourite song, Lost in Music which went down a storm for our first dance. Thank you to all the band for bringing everything and creating the perfect party atmosphere! You guys absolutely rocked it! 11 of out 10. Highly recommended!!

Simon & Chess, wedding at family home in Dorset – 22nd September 2018

Max and Sophie,  Jewish Wedding at Forman’s Restaurant in London – 2nd September 2018

Ambassador Band performed at our wedding September 2018. The process of booking them was incredibly smooth and they communicated brilliantly with us before the day. They let us have input in the set list and were incredibly flexible. They did a stunning Israeli dancing set, as well as their usual fabulous stuff. They really know how to get people up on the dance floor and moving, they are so incredibly tight as a band and each member is outstanding in their own right. Their singers got on the floor with us and really got involved with the guests. They were professional, fun and lively throughout and I’d recommend them for any event you’re planning!

Max and Sophie,  Jewish Wedding at Forman’s Restaurant in London – 2nd September 2018

Regi and Yasmin, Wedding at Adare Manor in Ireland on 7th July 2018

This band is unbelievable. The professionalism in the work leading up to our wedding day, the flexibility in travel plans, the clearly rehearsed set list and their general attitude and excitement in performing were all well beyond the realm of expectation. Though all of this comes second to their unbelievable musical talent! You CANNOT go wrong with the Ambassador Band – highly, highly recommend! Everyone danced the entire night and we are truly grateful for their work and effort!

Regi and Yasmin, wedding at Adare Manor in Ireland on 7thJuly 2018

Rachel Todd, 50th Birthday Party at a private house in Ascot – 28th July 2018

Want to say a massive THANK YOU to Geoff and Ambassador Band for making my birthday party so special. It was an epic night and I had a great time, barely leaving the dance floor! Everyone from the party is messaging me today to say how much they loved the band and the dance floor was full all night! You are the best!!!

Rachel Todd, 50th Birthday Party at a private house in Ascot – 28th July 2018