Hi all, would just like to share my experience with you all regarding KG & Amanda's band! I had my wedding on the 21 September 2013 and it was in short: A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.
A brief background to how I met KG - I was looking for live bands to play at my wedding dinner and I came across Empire Entertainment. And what caught my eye at first was the string quartet (since my husband wanted some soothing music) and that it was invited to play at the MPO.
So I contacted Empire Entertainment and I met up with KG one fine day. We spoke briefly about what we wanted, the audience involved, and he suggested that for a wedding, to make things livelier (since people get bored easily), we take the KG & Amanda Band instead of the string quartet. And with his wit and charm, got us to agree for him to emcee for our event, also since we have not had the opportunity to find someone to play that role.
Months came and went and it was finally d-day.
I must tell you, I was a bit nervous since I had only met KG once, we had no clue if he remembered what we told him that day, and there was no pre-set song list.
But as you all would soon find out, a bride also has tonnes of other pressing matters to be attended to.
The night was a blur since everything ended so fast. But I tell you, EVERYONE loved the band. My dad loved the band. My dad who is so serious that when something is funny he would force himself NOT to laugh. He came up to us after the event and told us it was great. His friends loved the band. They enjoyed tremendously the songs that were played. They were singing along (cause we requested oldies) and applauded after every song.
My parents in law danced to the cha-cha.
Aunties and uncles formed a train and danced around the ballroom.
Our friends and colleagues filled the stage and the dance floor.
And I was told, KG said "this is the last song ok!" 6 times.
Of course I joined in the dance after a while. My husband who was busy saying his goodbyes to the guests, saw some of the videos of the dancing on stage after the event, and he was like "mannnn, i had to do all the work and you guys were having so much FUN????"
Now to specific comments.
KG - amazing emcee. He remembered everything we told him! from the people who were travelling, to the language we spoke, to the kind of audience that were there. This they may not know, but when I returned to work after my long-deserved break, my colleagues were asking me where I got this guy from, cause he was hilarious! And they wanted to recommend him for our next annual dinner event. :) Good coordination, and he gave very practical and good tips for the entire event.
Amanda - talented. So very. My friends were telling me (because I was so busy I hadn't noticed) that she would be changing instruments every other song and they were so impressed that they couldn't guess what other instruments she would pick up next! Her voice was amazing.
Suffice to say, they make a great team.
When our guests tell us that they have enjoyed themselves, with multiple compliments to the band, we know it was all worthwhile.
It was definitely a night to remember and I would not hesitate to recommend KG and his band (whatever combination of band it might be) for any occasion, especially if you are looking to have a fun night for not just you, but the people around you as well.