As one of the Freak team is spending the day swanning out about the big smoke I thought I’d pass on a few recommendations for London based wedding bands and acts for hire through Freak Music:
Ambassador (above) is a 5 to 12 piece Funk, Soul, Motown and pop party band that after several years of flawlessly entertaining audiences and clients throughout the UK, Europe and the world has built up a reputation as being the best party band around The band’s repertoire is vast, playing a timeless blend of dance floor classic from the past 5 decades to provide a musical journey fit for any occasion. When it comes to weddings, corporate events, launch parties, Jewish celebrations or charity balls, Ambassador has it covered. Their unique approach to every individual event helps them to ensure every possible requirement is met. This helps to maximise the band’s live performance and optimise the overall experience, creating seamless and memorable entertainment.
The Congo Faith Healers are like no other band and have a totally unique sound and image! Combining swamp infested gypsy blues with wild guitar playing, voodoo vocals, latin american drum and trumpet grooves with rockabilly swing double bass and hooks that you can sing along to instantly, they have one of the most intense and utterly compelling live shows around. As culturally diverse and unique as the bands image and members is also their twelve track debut album released in december 2009, which was recorded by legendary Rolling Stones producer Chris Kimsey. The album is 100% self-financed and the first pressings sold out in just a few days!
Based in London, Mariachi Mexteca (below) is an authentic ensemble of professional Mexican musicians and singers, bringing together artistes from across the Americas. Led by Salvador Jimenez Hernandez, Mariachi Mexteca maintains the unique, passionate and traditional style of the original Mariachi with the musicians creating the spicy ingredient to any event or party. The band is very proud of its well known reputation as not only the best Mariachi band in the UK but the only truly authentic one and they are the band you see in the Doritos adverts. Playing authentic Mariachi music, the band is versatile and will tailor its performances to meet your individual needs, venue size and, significantly, your budget. From a birthday serenade to film premiers. From weddings to the Bahrain Grand Prix. From early morning wake up calls, to major festivals. The musicians can play as little as one song to serenade your loved one on a special occasion to hours of fun and vibrant music in a big Mexican fiesta.
Offering an imaginative alternative to the popular electric string quartet format, Flight are a classical-crossover act that uses amplified flutes and backing track. This exciting, vibrant and versatile ensemble can provide music for any occasion, from gentle background ambience to a dynamic fully choreographed set complete with virtuosic performances and visual effects. Classically trained at the Royal College of Music and Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the performers are award winning instrumentalists in their own right and have recorded and performed with Katherine Jenkins, Blake, Jethro Tull, Sir James Galway, Nigel Kennedy, Jonathan Ansell (G4) and Katie Melua among others.