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4 reviews

About Ambush

Ambush, the premier party band of the ARK-LA-TEX. Available for weddings, receptions, reunions, and clubs. The finest entertainment in the area with the best selection of music ranging from the 60's through the 90's, pop, rock, blues, today's country, and more!


The word AWESOME isn't enough!

By Mike A. on May 12, 2016

These guys are true musicians with a remarkable talent for music and entertainment. It takes more than just singing to entertain a crowd and Ambush can do it all. Can't wait to see them on the Logansport Riverfront Stage on June 25th. If you're looking for a great time, you'll catch their show.

5 Star Band

By Marshall H. C. on August 8, 2015

Saw them LIVE at Horseshoe CMT.... simply awesome together and tight.....Ever Band Member was on their game ..... a great sounds and songs ..Highly Recommend these Professional Entertainers .

Hired as: 1960s Era Entertainment, 1970s Era Entertainment, Cover Band, Party Band, Rock Band, Classic Rock Band


By Jayne S. on April 25, 2015

Great group of guys who played for the 93rd...11th and 307th Bomb Squadrons at
Barksdale Air Force Base Christmas party!! They were A BLAST! Played a wonderful variety of music...great to jive dance to....slow dance to and in general fun to watch and listen to!! Everyone had a REALLY good time and I highly recommend them....couldn't ask for better group of highly skilled and talented musicians and singers!! LOVED THEM!!

Hired as: 1960s Era Entertainment, 1970s Era Entertainment, Cover Band, Party Band, Rock Band, Classic Rock Band

Good Times!

By Melissa P. on October 6, 2014

They are great! We had such a good time. Nothing but complements from our guest.

Hired as: Classic Rock Band

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 120 - 240 minutes
  • Fee: Contact for rates
  • Languages: English
  • Unions: Other


High interaction between band members and with audience. Fun atmosphere, serious music. Great harmonies. The members of Ambush rarely stay in one place longer than 1/2 second. There is movement for the entire show. As an audience member, you will experience band members exchanging instruments (sometimes in the middle of a song), leaving the stage to play on the rail or bar, guitarist playing their instruments upside-down, or even spontaneous outbreaks of dancing by harmonica players. The Ambush philosophy is simply: "Give them something to watch. If they just wanted to listen, they would stay home and turn on their ipod. They came out to see something."

Additional Booking Notes

As much care to detail is given to an audience of 10 people as there is an audience of 10, 000.



Ambush, from Shreveport, LA is the premiere party band in the ARK-LA-TX.
Formed in 1990, Ambush is still going strong playing casinos, clubs, and private events. A product of the oldies revival movement of the '90's, their song list not only includes hits from the 50's and 60's but also hits from the 70's, 80's and 90's as well. High-energy entertainment is the only way to describe an Ambush show. “Our shows are as much about being seen as being heard. If someone merely wanted to listen to music, they would stay home. People go out to be entertained.” So whether rock, country, blues, soul or oldies, Ambush is sure to satisfy.

On drums, Kyle Coleman supplies the backbeat and makes up half of the rhythm section. Originally from Jena, Louisiana, Kyle has called the Ark-La-Tex home for more than 25 years. A professional musician for more than 25 years, Kyle has played with many groups including The Sales Department and Jeaux Phrydae.

Steve Kirkland brings a unique blend of talent to Ambush. Principally a guitarist, Steve is equally adept at keyboards, bass, and harmonica. A staple in the Shreveport/ Bossier area for most of 35 years, this guitar-slinger has played in several groups including The Hard Tops, Anxious, and Last Chance.

The latest edition to the Ambush lineup is Rick McLaurin on keyboards. Rick is no stranger to the music scene having played with Percy Sledge, Danny and Jerry, Hummingbird, and as a founding member of the Convertibles. AMBUSH FACT: Rick and Lou played their first gig together at the ripe old age of 14 and have continued playing together thru high school and beyond.

For the better part of 20 years, Shreveport native Steve Patterson has been a regular in the music scene. This bassist has provided the solid half of the rhythm section for bands including the Convertibles.

Louis Williams serves as guitarist for Ambush. Having played in Troupe, the Convertibles, Walker Street, and with Percy Sledge, this seasoned pro of 30 years rounds out the "A" list.

The team providing the talent:

Steve Patterson

Bass guitar, vocals

Steve Kirkland

Guitar, Keys, bass, harmonica, vocals

Kyle Coleman

Percussion, vocals

Louis Williams

Guitars, vocals

Rick McLaurin

Keyboards, vocals

Set List

The following is a current set list as of 10/25/2011.
The set list is constantly updated as new songs are added.

Current Ambush Songlist
3rd Rate Romance
867-5309 (Jenny Jenny)
Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone
Ain't too Proud to Beg
All Right Now
All These Things
Already Gone
Amarillo by Morning
Amos Moses
Angel Eyes
Authority Song
Best of My Love
Boogie Shoes
Boot Scootin' Boogie
Born to be Wild
Breakup Song
Bring It On Home to Me
Brown Eyed Girl
Call Me the Breeze
Can't Get Enough
China Grove
Devil with a Blue Dress
Dirty Laundry
Drift Away
Fast as You
For the Good Times
Friends in Low Places
Get Ready
Good Lovin'
Green River
Guitars and Cadillacs
Hard to Handle
Harlem Shuffle
Heart of The Matter
Honky Tonk Women
Horse With No Name
How Far is Heaven
I Want You to Want Me
Jailhouse Rock
Jesse's Girl
Johnny B. Goode
Kansas City
Keep Your Hands to Yourself
Land of 1000 Dances
Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress
Long Train Runnin'
Louie Louie
Love Will Keep Us Alive
Magic Carpet Ride
Main Street
Modern Day Romance
Mony Mony
Mustang Sally
My Girl
New Orleans Ladies
Nobody Knows
Old Man
Old Time Rock & Roll
Piano Man
Play That Funky Music
Pretty Woman
Pride & Joy
Proud Mary
Red House
Sarah Smile
Seven Bridges Road
She's Got a Way
Simple Man
Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay
Smokin' in the Boys' Room
Some Kind of Wonderful
Something is Wrong with My Baby
Soul Man
Standin' on Shaky Ground
Sultans of Swing
Sweet Home Alabama
Takin' Care of Business
To Love Somebody
Twist & Shout
Unchained Melody
Under the Boardwalk
When a Man Loves a Woman
What I Like About You
What You Need
Wild Night
Wild, Wild West
Wonderful Tonight
Word Up
Wooly Bully
(I Want To Be )Your Everything
You've Lost that Lovin' Feelin

Influences & Inspiration


Setup Requirements

Rider varies with performance. Contact for details.


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