Mike Hudson and Invitation

Why book Mike Hudson and Invitation?

Gigmasters,Inc. announced the Rising Star Award Winners for outstanding achievement in live music and event entertainment booking for the year 2009.. The Mike Hudson orchestra "Invitation" has received this prestigious Raising Star award three years in a row, 2007,2008, 2009,and is the number one Swing band for all of North America for the year 2009 and 2010.

We are one of the best and most experienced wedding bands and Frank Sinatra Tribute Bands available today. Mike is ONE OF the best big band singers in the country. When you hear Mike sing you will think you are listening to Frank Sinatra. Mike sing's in several languages. Mike Hudson and Invitation has appeared all over Southern Calif

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Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 120 - 240 minutes
  • Fee: $1,600 and up depending on size of band
  • Languages: English

Overview

Gigmasters,Inc. announced the Rising Star Award Winners for outstanding achievement in live music and event entertainment booking for the year 2009.. The Mike Hudson orchestra "Invitation" has received this prestigious Raising Star award four years in a row, 2007,2008, 2009,and 2010 The mike Hudson orchestra is the number one Swing band for all of North America for the year 2010

Additional Booking Notes

All we need is Two Electrical Plug and maybe A stage , If possible.

Past Booked Events

11/12/11 Wedding 4 pieces
01/01/11 Wedding 6 pieces
12/17/10 Dance Club 4 pieces
12/11/10 Wedding 4 pieces
11/20/10 Wedding 6 pieces
11/14/10 Wedding 6 pieces
10/23/10 Coperate Party 8 pieces
10/09/10 Wedding 6 pieces
10/03/10 Wedding 4 pieces
10/02/10 Wedding 4 pieces
09/25/10 Wedding 8 pieces
09/19/10 Wedding Trio
08/28/10 Wedding 8 pieces
08/28/10 Wedding
08/14/10 Wedding 5 pieces
06/26/10 Wedding Temecula , 6 pieces
06/19/10 50th anniversary New port Beach
05/08/10 Wedding Los Angeles

Mike Hudson and Invitation

Invitation can fill your needs with a trio, quartet, quintet, or 8 piece show band that is a little band with the big band sound of the Swing era.

Invitation has been performing together since 1980,and has performed all over the U.S.A.
You may have been lucky enough to hear Mike Hudson and Invitation at Bally's, The Imperial Palace, The Tropicana Hotel or the Lady Luck Casino in Las Vegas,The Riverside Hotel in Laughlon, Harrah's Rencon Casino for Radio Station KLAC,Fabulous 690 , Whittier Performing Arts Center's Tribute to Frank Sinatra, Simons, Ports Of Call Dance Club. Or perhaps you have enjoyed Mike and the band at the Muckenthaller Performing Arts Center in Fullerton CA., Palm Springs Air Museum, The Fullerton Friends of Jazz. Torrance Marriott Hotel, , Braemar Country Club, Orange County Fair, Steamers Jazz Club, or at the Casino on Catalina Island.
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If your need for live music is Easy Listening, Big Band, Swing or light rock performed by marvelous musicians and a remarkable singer ,Contact Gig Salad today.


PARTIAL SONG LIST:

This is A partial list of our tunes
Deed I Do
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
For Sentimental Reasons
I'll never Smile Again
In The Mood - Glen Miller
New York New York - Frank Sinatra
Makin Whoopee
Got The World On A String
Most Requests Answered
Tuxedo Junction - Glen Miller
Misty
San Francisco - Tony Bennett
All Of Me
Jersey Bounce
Havah Nagilah
All My Ex's Live In TExas
Proud Mary
Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles
Meditation
Yellow Days
Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars
Moon River
Funny Valintine
Sabor A Mi
Brazil
Besame Mucho
Spanish Eyes
More - Sinatra
Watch What Happens
The Girl From Ipanema
Cherry Pink
Anniversary Waltz
Polka
Chicago
Foggy Day - Sinatra
I've Got You Under My Skin - Sinatra
Invitation
Lady Is A Tramp - Sinatra
My Way - Sinatra
Kansas City - Bobby Daren
Dolphin Street
Getting Sentamental over you
Moonlight Serenade - Miller
When I Fall In Love
Memory
Summer Wind - Sinatra
Canadian Sunset
Satin Doll
Emily
Fascination
Unforgettable - Nate King Cole
the Very Thought Of You
I'm in the mood for love
Thats All
Where Or When - Sinatra
The Night We Called It A Day
Time After Time
The Days of Wine and Roses
Fly Me To The Moon - Sinatra
Witchcraft - Sinatra
Nice N Easy - Sinatra
Mack The Knife -Bobby Darren
Perdido
The Way You Look Tonight - Sinatra
Come Fly With Me - Sinatra
Take The A Train
Woodchoppers Ball
Hello Dolly
Puttin On The Ritz
Assorted Christmas Music
Blue Tango
La Comparsita
Assorted Jazz Tunes
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Mood Indigo
Assorted Country
Blues

The team providing the talent:

Mike Hudson

Leader, Drums and Vocal

Howard Solomon

Piano

Pat Chartrand

Sax and Flute

Bruce Gelachi

Tenor Sax

Roger Brooks

Drums

Hal Willis

Trumpet

Andrew Carnie

Jazz trumpet

John Ward

Trombone

Ray Zapada

Alto and saprano Sax

Larry Walters

Bass

Testimonials

The band was just fantastic, an absolute hit with our guests! The trio played earlier in the evening, then he brought on the big band for after dinner dancing. He played a variety of great songs, appealing to our diverse audience. Mike was very easy to work with and eager to make our event special-which he did. -- 11/25/2006
Jeanne H, Rancho Cucamonga, CA,

– Jeanne H, Rancho Cucamonga, CA,

They were great. They met and exceeded all my expectations and the guest loved every minute of it. -- Daniel D, Mission Viejo, CA, 12/14/2006

– Daniel D, Mission Viejo

Mike Hudson and Invitation was fabulous. They have the ability to range from a small quartet or an 8 piece orchestra. I really thought they set a sophistocated atmosphere for the evening and a great mood for dancing as well. Dealing with the band was easy and they guarenteed me that the night would be a success. I had no doubts going into the night that my quests wouldn't be satisfied. The band was worth every penny! -- Erin B, Pomona, CA, 2/3/2007

– Erin B, Pomona, CA,

Mike and his 8 musicians were wonderful! Everyone at our party--both young and old--LOVED them. They were very pleasant and professional, and their music absolutely impeccable. So many of our guests asked for their business card! We would definitely hire them again. -- Marilyn B, San Diego, CA, 4/14/2007

– Marilyn B, San Diego, CA,

Mike Hudson was awesome. great service and very professional. will highly recommend him. -- Amanda M, Van Nuys, CA, 7/25/2007

– Amanda M, Van Nuys, CA,

They were very professional and a blast, everybody had a great time we were very happy with them, would recommend them to anyone and everyone in a heart beat. -- Philip W, Las Vegas, NV, 1/26/2008

– Philip W, Las Vegas, NV,

I would highly recommend this band to anyone. Mike is a professional in every sense of the word. He was great to work with and he made my job much easier. Bottom line, the band is awesome!!! -- Mary L, Lake Havasu City, AZ, 3/29/2008

– Mary L, Lake Havasu City, AZ,

If you truly want to impress your guests, hire this band! They had four generations of friends and family on the dance floor all night. It was so much fun and so classy people still have not stopped raving about the evening. Top-notch musicians and a pleasure to be around. They are worth every penny and more! -- Allison S, Burbank, CA, 4/5/2008

– Allison S, Burbank, CA,

Mike Hudson and Invitation were absolutely fabulous for my parents 40th Wedding Anniversary party. We were so pleased with there performance! They arrived hours before the event, set up and were ready to perform as guests began arriving. We will definitely hire the band again for future events. They were prompt, professional, kind, and funny! Thank you so much guys! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kara H. Laguna Hills, California -- Kara H, Laguna Hills, CA, 6/28/2008

– Kara H, Laguna Hills, CA, 6/28/2008

We hired Mike to play at our wedding, and he was phenomenal in every way possible. He was communicative and accommodating prior to. He has a lovely personality that puts you at ease and has you liking him before you even get the pleasure of meeting him. His experience in the field brings consummate professionalism to your event, and all this praise is before you even get to hear the music. Mike transports you to a time when music was an art form. Your guests, regardless of age, will be entertained and transfixed, and you will receive nothing but awe and compliments. The only thing more I can say is I wish the scale to rate Mike went to a 10! -- We hired Mike to play at our wedding, and he was phenomenal in every way possible. He was communicative and accommodating prior to. He has a lovely personality that puts you at ease and has you liking him before you even get the pleasure of meeting him. His experience in the field brings consummate professionalism to your event, and all this praise is before you even get to hear the music. Mike transports you to a time when music was an art form. Your guests, regardless of age, will be entertained and transfixed, and you will receive nothing

– Natasha R, Malibu, CA,

Mike Hudson and Invitation was fabulous. They have the ability to range from a small quartet or an 8 piece orchestra. I really thought they set a sophistocated atmosphere for the evening and a great mood for dancing as well. Dealing with the band was easy and they guarenteed me that the night would be a success. I had no doubts going into the night that my quests wouldn't be satisfied. The band was worth every penny!
--Erin B.
Pomona, CA
2/3/2007

– Erin B

Mike and his 8 musicians were wonderful! Everyone at our party--both young and old--LOVED them. They were very pleasant and professional, and their music absolutely impeccable. So many of our guests asked for their business card! We would definitely hire them again.
--Marilyn B.
San Diego, CA
4/14/2007

– Marilyn B

Mike Hudson was awesome. great service and very professional. will highly recommend him.
--Amanda M.
Van Nuys, CA
7/25/2007

– Amanda M

We (bride to be and I) basically asked for Mike to do what he does best; only had a couple of requests for our wedding...He was absolutely perfect for what we had in mind...Nice, elegant, the perfect professional...The band was looking sharp, and played sharper! My wife loved his voice and personality, and kept the pace of the reception throughout the whole night! Had many people ask me about Mike and the band, and will recommend Mike to anyone!
--Joel B.
Long Beach, CA
12/13/2007

– Joel B

They were very professional and a blast, everybody had a great time we were very happy with them, would recommend them to anyone and everyone in a heart beat.
--Philip W.
Las Vegas, NV
1/26/2008

– Philip W

I would highly recommend this band to anyone. Mike is a professional in every sense of the word. He was great to work with and he made my job much easier. Bottom line, the band is awesome!!!
--Mary L.
Lake Havasu City, AZ
3/29/2008

– Mary L

If you truly want to impress your guests, hire this band! They had four generations of friends and family on the dance floor all night. It was so much fun and so classy people still have not stopped raving about the evening. Top-notch musicians and a pleasure to be around. They are worth every penny and more!
--Allison S.
Burbank, CA
4/5/2008

– Allison S

Mike Hudson and Invitation were absolutely fabulous for my parents 40th Wedding Anniversary party. We were so pleased with there performance! They arrived hours before the event, set up and were ready to perform as guests began arriving. We will definitely hire the band again for future events. They were prompt, professional, kind, and funny! Thank you so much guys! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kara H. Laguna Hills, California
--Kara H.
Laguna Hills, CA
6/28/2008

– Kara H

We hired Mike to play at our wedding, and he was phenomenal in every way possible. He was communicative and accommodating prior to. He has a lovely personality that puts you at ease and has you liking him before you even get the pleasure of meeting him. His experience in the field brings consummate professionalism to your event, and all this praise is before you even get to hear the music. Mike transports you to a time when music was an art form. Your guests, regardless of age, will be entertained and transfixed, and you will receive nothing but awe and compliments. The only thing more I can say is I wish the scale to rate Mike went to a 10!
--Natasha R.
Malibu, CA
8/2/2008

– Natasha R

Set List

This is A partial list of our tunes
Deed I Do
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
For Sentimental Reasons
I'll never Smile Again
In The Mood - Glen Miller
New York New York - Frank Sinatra
Makin Whoopee
Got The World On A String
Most Requests Answered
Tuxedo Junction - Glen Miller
Misty
San Francisco - Tony Bennett
All Of Me
Jersey Bounce
Havah Nagilah
All My Ex's Live In Texas
Proud Mary
Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles
Meditation
Yellow Days
Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars
Moon River
Funny Valintine
Sabor A Mi
Brazil
Besame Mucho
Spanish Eyes
More - Sinatra
Watch What Happens
The Girl From Ipanema
Cherry Pink
Anniversary Waltz
Polka
Chicago
Foggy Day - Sinatra
I've Got You Under My Skin - Sinatra
Invitation
Lady Is A Tramp - Sinatra
My Way - Elvis
Kansas City - Bobby Daren
Dolphin Street
Getting Sentamental over you
Moonlight Serenade - Miller
When I Fall In Love
Memory
Summer Wind - Sinatra
Canadian Sunset
Satin Doll
Emily - Henry Mancini
Fascination
Unforgettable - Nate King Cole
the Very Thought Of You
I'm in the mood for love
Thats All
Where Or When - Sinatra
The Night We Called It A Day
Time After Time
The Days of Wine and Roses
Fly Me To The Moon - Sinatra
Witchcraft - Sinatra
Nice N Easy - Sinatra
Mack The Knife - Sinatra
Perdido
The Way You Look Tonight - Sinatra
Come Fly With Me - Sinatra
Take The A Train
Woodchoppers Ball
Hello Dolly
Puttin On The Ritz
Assorted Christmas Music
Blue Tango
La Comparsita
Assorted Jazz Tunes
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Mood Indigo
Assorted Country
Blues
Brick House
Leroy Brown
Water Melon Man
Chances Are
Chattananooga Choo Choo - Miller
Body and Soul
Dindi
Blue Bossa
The Way You Look Tonight
Just The Way You Are
Assorted 50's Rock tunes
Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffett
All or nothing at all - Frank Sinatra
String Of Pearls
Orange Colored Sky - Nat King Cole
How High The Moon
Bye Bye Black Bird
Unforgrtable
My little girl
The Party is over
Sabora -ME
Yours
Amore
A Day in the life of A fool
Aldi LA
My Love forgive Me
Just Say I Love her
That's Amore
New York New York
Quiet Nights
Girl from Ipanema
Serenata
What A Wounderful World

Influences & Inspiration

The Rat Pack ,Frank , Dean, and Sammy.

Setup Requirements

electricity, cover if gig is outside. If gig is more than 200 miles we need food and lodging

Stage ,Electrical outlets,a place to rest between sets

Services