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!
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.
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 .
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!!
They are great! We had such a good time. Nothing but complements from our guest.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 120 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
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."
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.
Additional Booking Notes
As much care to detail is given to an audience of 10 people as there is an audience of 10, 000.
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
(phone number hidden) (Jenny Jenny)
Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone
Ain't too Proud to Beg
All Right Now
All These Things
Amarillo by Morning
Best of My Love
Boot Scootin' Boogie
Born to be Wild
Bring It On Home to Me
Brown Eyed Girl
Call Me the Breeze
Can't Get Enough
Devil with a Blue Dress
Fast as You
For the Good Times
Friends in Low Places
Guitars and Cadillacs
Hard to Handle
Heart of The Matter
Honky Tonk Women
Horse With No Name
How Far is Heaven
I Want You to Want Me
Johnny B. Goode
Keep Your Hands to Yourself
Land of 1000 Dances
Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress
Long Train Runnin'
Love Will Keep Us Alive
Magic Carpet Ride
Modern Day Romance
New Orleans Ladies
Old Time Rock & Roll
Play That Funky Music
Pride & Joy
Seven Bridges Road
She's Got a Way
Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay
Smokin' in the Boys' Room
Some Kind of Wonderful
Something is Wrong with My Baby
Standin' on Shaky Ground
Sultans of Swing
Sweet Home Alabama
Takin' Care of Business
To Love Somebody
Twist & Shout
Under the Boardwalk
When a Man Loves a Woman
What I Like About You
What You Need
Wild, Wild West
(I Want To Be )Your Everything
You've Lost that Lovin' Feelin
|Steve Patterson||Bass guitar, vocals|
|Steve Kirkland||Guitar, Keys, bass, harmonica, vocals|
|Kyle Coleman||Percussion, vocals|
|Louis Williams||Guitars, vocals|
|Rick McLaurin||Keyboards, vocals|
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