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Ambush

Ambush

2 reviews
Ambush
5/5 stars – based on 2 reviews

Why book 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!

Reviews

Classic Rock Band in Bossier City, LA
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!!
Holiday Party (Christmas) in Bossier City, LA
5 / 5 stars

AWESOME BAND!!!

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!!

Expertise
Communication
Professionalism
Priced Fairly
Adaptability
Reviewer: Jayne S.
Event: Holiday Party (Christmas) in Bossier City, LA
Event Date: Dec 7, 2013
Hired As: 1960s Era Entertainment, 1970s Era Entertainment, Cover Band, Party Band, Rock Band, Classic Rock Band
Classic Rock Band in Bossier City, LA
They are great! We had such a good time. Nothing but complements from our guest.
Wedding Reception in Shreveport, LA
5 / 5 stars

Good Times!

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

Expertise
Communication
Professionalism
Priced Fairly
Adaptability
Reviewer: Melissa P.
Event: Wedding Reception in Shreveport, LA
Event Date: Sep 27, 2014
Hired As: Classic Rock Band

Booking Info

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

Overview

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.

Bio

BIOGRAPHY

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
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3rd Rate Romance
867-5309 (Jenny Jenny)
A
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
Amie
Amos Moses
Angel Eyes
Authority Song
B
Best of My Love
Blackwater
Boogie Shoes
Boot Scootin' Boogie
Born to be Wild
Breakup Song
Brickhouse
Bring It On Home to Me
Brown Eyed Girl
C
Call Me the Breeze
Can't Get Enough
China Grove
D
Desperado
Devil with a Blue Dress
Dirty Laundry
Domino
Drift Away
E
F
Fast as You
For the Good Times
Friends in Low Places
G
Get Ready
Good Lovin'
Green River
Guitars and Cadillacs
H
Hard to Handle
Harlem Shuffle
Heart of The Matter
Honky Tonk Women
Horse With No Name
How Far is Heaven
I
I Want You to Want Me
J
Jailhouse Rock
Jesse's Girl
Johnny B. Goode
K
Kansas City
Keep Your Hands to Yourself
L
Land of 1000 Dances
Locomotion
Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress
Long Train Runnin'
Louie Louie
Love Will Keep Us Alive
M
Magic Carpet Ride
Main Street
Margaritaville
Modern Day Romance
Mony Mony
Mustang Sally
My Girl
N
New Orleans Ladies
Nobody Knows
O
Old Man
Old Time Rock & Roll
P
Piano Man
Play That Funky Music
Pretty Woman
Pride & Joy
Proud Mary
R
Red House
Runaway
S
Sarah Smile
Satisfaction
Seven Bridges Road
She's Got a Way
Shout
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
Strokin'
Sultans of Swing
Sweet Home Alabama
T
Takin' Care of Business
To Love Somebody
Tush
Twist & Shout
U
Unchained Melody
Under the Boardwalk
V
W
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
Y
(I Want To Be )Your Everything
You've Lost that Lovin' Feelin

Influences & Inspiration

Ambush...

Setup Requirements

Rider varies with performance. Contact for details.

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