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Velvet Diamond are London's exciting party band captivating audiences across the United Kingdom and internationally. The band's talent, professionalism and captivating performances make them one of the most in demand bands on the circuit, performing at more than 100 events annually including weddings, birthday parties, simchas, award ceremonies, Christmas parties, charity and corporate events. Velvet Diamond is composed of a pool of the best sessions musicians in the industry, being talented, experienced and professional. The band is led by stunning female vocals provided by Najwa Ezzaher, renowned and admired for her performances on The Voice France. Najwa performs from the heart and strives to touch people's souls with each song she sings. As one of the finest bands in London, Velvet Diamond are masters of their craft, and incredibly versatile performing breath-taking renditions of the best pop, funk, soul, disco, rock, jazz, gospel, swing, lounge and Motown hits from the 50s right through to the current top 40. Velvet Diamond is often booked as a lounge band and usually performs as a 4 piece. However Velvet Diamond also caters for events looking for a party atmosphere, and can guarantee to get all of your guests on the dance floor. The band is also versatile in line up ranging from a 2 to 7 piece band. Let Velvet Diamond light up your event by delivering their sophisticated and sassy performances that will create memorable experiences for you and your guests. Let's make your vision become a reality!

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Christmas, Traditional church music, Jazz, Gospel, Modern jazz, Pop, Ambient pop, Covers, Disco, Funk, Motown, Soul, Top 40, Hip Hop, Rock, Indie, Pop rock, Classic rock
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Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Ride It - Regard
Stop This Flame - Celeste
Jerusalema - Master Kg
Don’t Start Now - Dua Lipa
Someone You Loved - Lewis Capaldi
Sa Na Me Pe - Nana Fofie
Dance Monkey - Tones and I
Don't Stop The Music - Rihanna
Just The Way You Are - Bruno mars
Like a Prayer - Madonna
Marry You - Bruno Mars
I See Fire - Ed Sheeran
A Sky Full Of Stars - Coldplay
All That She Wants - Ace Of Base
Black Or White - Michael Jackson
Dancing Queen - ABBA
Everybody - Backstreet's Boys
Forget You - Cee Lo Green
Grenade - Bruno Mars
Groove Is In The Heart - Deee-Lite
I Want It That Way - Backstreet's Boys
Ironic - Alanis Morissette
Man in the Mirror - Michael Jackson
Maria Maria - Santana
Pack Up - Eliza Doolittle
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Pumped Up Kicks - Foster The People
Purple Rain - Prince
Save Tonight - Eagle Eye Cherry
Shape Of My Heart - Sting
She Will Be Loved - Maroon 5
She's The One - Robbie Williams
Someone Like You - Adele
Sweet Dreams - Eurythmic
This love - Maroon 5
Thriller - Michael Jackson
Titanium - Sia
Walking on Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves
Waterloo - ABBA
Easy - Lionel Richie
Easy Lover - Phil Collins
Sing It Back - Moloko
9 to 5 - Dolly Parton
24K Magic - Bruno Mars
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Get Lucky - Pharell Williams
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
Don't Wait - Mapei
This Girl - Kungs & Cookin' On 3 Burners
La Isla Bonita - Madonna
All About The Bass - Meghan Trainor
American Boy - Estelle
Blow Your Mind - Dua Lipa
Cake By The Ocean - DNCE
Can't Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake
Changing - Paloma Faith
Diamonds - Sia
Havana - Camila Cabello
How Deep Is Your Love - Calvin Harris
Locked out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
Polaroid - Jonas Blue, Liam Payne
Price Tag - Jessie J
Rather Be - Clean Bandit
Rockabye - Clean Bandit
Rolling In The Deep - Adele
Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran/ Postmodern Jukebox
Sing - Ed Sheeran
Stay With Me - Sam Smith
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Treasure - Bruno Mars
What I Did For Love - Emeli Sande
Awakening - Zak Abel
Crazy In Love - Beyonce
I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
Let's Hear It For The Boys - Deniece Williams
My Love Is Your Love - Whitney Houston
Shackles - Mary Mary
The Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
Every Breath You Take - Sting
Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac
Get This Party Started - Pink
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Roxanne - Police
Runaway - The Corrs
When You're Gone - Bryan Adams
Wonderwall - Oasis
All Night Long - Lionel Richie
All Of Me - John Legend
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Empire State Of Mind - Alicia Keys
Faith - George Michael
Happy - Pharell Williams
Mercy - Duffy
More Than Words - Xtreme
Next To Me - Emeli Sande
Put Your Records On - Corinne Bailey Rae
Sweet Love - Anita Baker
Tears In Heaven - Eric Clapton
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Love yourself - Postmodern Jukebox (Justin Bieber)
Paper Roses - Marie Osmond
Papa Was A Rolling Stone - Temptations
Hit The Road Jack - Ray Charles
Simply The Best - Tina Turner
Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers
As - Stevie Wonder
Beggin - Frankie Valli
Brown Sugar - D'Angelo
Build Me Up Buttercup - The Foundations
Chain of Fool - Aretha Franklin
For Once In My Life - Stevie Wonder
Higher ground - Stevie wonder
I Feel Good - James Brown
If I Ain't Got You - Alicia Keys
Just The Two Of Us - Bill Withers
Killing Me Softly - Fugees
Kissing You - Des'ree
Knocks me off my Feet - Stevie Wonder
Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye
Long train running - Doobie brothers
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
Me & Mrs Jones - Billy Paul
Natural Woman - Aretha Franklin
Never Too Much - Luther Vandross
Rescue Me - Fontella Bass
Respect - Aretha Franklin
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
Something's Got A Hold - Etta James
Son Of A Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
Stand By Me - Ben E King
Streetlife - Randy Crawford
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Tell it like it is - Betty Swan
You Can't Hurry Love - The Supremes
You Gotta Be - Des'ree
You Know I'm No Good - Amy Winehouse
You Send Me - Aretha Franklin
A Change Is Gonna Come - Sam Cooke
Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye
Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
Finally - Cee Cee Pennington
I Wish - Stevie wonder
Back To Black - Amy Winehouse
Hello - Lionel Richie
Dancing In The Street - Martha and the Vandellas
I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
I Wish I Didn't Miss You Anymore - Angie Stone
My Girl - Temptations
My Guy - Mary Wells
Part-Time Lover - Stevie Wonder
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow - The Shirelles
Wish I Didn’t Miss You Anymore - Angie Stone
You might need somebody - Randy Crawford
Bad girls - Donna summer
Can't Take My Eyes Out Of You - Gloria Gaynor
Everybody Dance - CHIC
Fantasy - Earth Wind And Fire
He's The Greatest Dancer - Sister Sledge
Hot stuff - Donna summer
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
I'm Coming Out - The Supremes
I'm Every Woman - Chaka Khan
In The Stone - Earth Wind And Fire
Le Freak - CHIC
Lost in Music - Sister Sledge
Maniac - Sembello
Sunny - Boney M.
Thinking Of You - Sister Sledge
Young Hearts - Candi Staton
I Want Your Love - CHIC
Best Of My Love - Emotions
Celebration - Kool And The Gang
September - Earth wind and fire
We Are Family - Sister Sledge
Blame It On The Boogie - Jackson 5
Love Never Felt So Good - Michael Jackson
Car Wash - Rose Royce
I'm So Excited - Pointer Sisters
Lady Marmalade - Patti Labelle
Ain't Nobody - Chaka Khan
Cosmic Girl - Jamiroquai
Get Down On It - Kool And The Gang
Kiss - Prince
Make Me Believe in you - Patti Jo
No Diggity - Blackstreet Boys
Think About It - Lynn Collins
What Is Hip - Tower Of Power
Rock Me Again And Again - Lyn Collins
Good Times - CHIC
California Soul - Marlena Shaw
Don't Throw Your Love In The Garbage Can - Vicki Anderson
In The Land Of Milk And Honey - Vicki Anderson
Back To Life - Soul to Soul
Shake your body down the ground - Michael Jackson
Somebody Else's Guy - Jocelyn Brown
Teardrops - Womack & Womack
Trick Me - Kelis
Un-Break My Heart - Toni Braxton
Dance With My Father - Luther Vandross
I Shot The Sheriff - Bob Marley
Master Blaster - Stevie Wonder
No Woman No Cry - Bob Marley
One Love - Bob Marley
Red Red Wine - UB40
Redemption Song - Bob Marley
Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
Could You Be Loved - Bob Marley
Dancing With the Moon - Balkan Beat Box
Black Velvet - Alannah Myles
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Don't Stop Believing - Journey
Eye Of The Tiger - Survivor
Great Balls Of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing - Aerosmith
I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight - Cutting Crew
I Love Rock'n Roll - Joan Jett And The Blackhearts
I'm A Believer - The Monkees
Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
Knocking On Heaven's Door - Guns And Roses
La Bamba - Ritchie Valens
Livin On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
Night In White Satin - The Moody Blues
Satisfaction - Rolling Stones
Twist And Shout - The Beatles
Use Somebody - King Of Leon
We Don't Need Another Hero - Tina Turner
What's Up - 4 Non-Blondes
Zombie - Cranberries
Come Together - The Beatles
Crazy Little Things Called Love - Queen
Piece Of My Heart - Janis Joplin
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Black Horse And A Cherry Tree - Kt Tunstall
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
Proud Mary - Tina Turner
River Deep Mountain High - Tina Turner
Another Brick In The Wall - Pink Floyd
Hotel California - Eagles
Light My Fire - The Doors
Under The Bridge - Red Hot Chili Pepper
A Horse With No Name - America
Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square - Vera Lynn
At Last - Etta James
Autumn Leaves - Paula Cole
Baby, It's Cold Outside - Ella Fitzgerald
Bei Mir Bist Du Schon - The Andrew Sisters
Besame Mucho - Sinatra
Bewitched Bothered and Bewildered - Ella Fitzgerald
Beyond The Sea - Bobby Darin
Cheek to Cheek - Ella Fitzgerald
Cry Me A River - Julie London
Don't Know Why - Norah Jones
Dream A Little Dream - Doris Day
Embraceable You - Ella Fitzgerald
Englishman In New York - Sting
Feeling Good - Nina Simone
Fever - Peggy Lee
Fly Me To The Moon - Sinatra
Frim Fram Sauce - Diana Krall
Hallelujah I Just Love Him So - Ray Charles
I Wanna Be Loved By You - Marylin Monroe
It Had To Be You - Sinatra
It's not unusual to be loved by one - Tom Jones
L-O-V-E - Natalie Cole
Let's Call The Whole Thing Off - Fred Astaire
Let's Fall In Love - Diana Krall
Love Me Or Leave Me - Nina Simone
Lullaby Of Birdland - Sarah Vaughan
Mack The Knife - Ella Fitzgerald
Milord - Edith Piaf
Minnie The Moocher - Cab Calloway/ The Speakeasy Three
My Baby Just Cares For Me - Nina Simone
My Funny Valentine - Sarah Vaughan
Nah Neh Nah - Vaya Con Dios
New York New York - Liza Minelli
Non Je Ne Regrette Rien - Edith Piaf
Padam Padam - Edith Piaf
Puttin On The Ritz - Ella Fitzgerald
Summertime - Ella Fitzgerald
Sway - Frank Sinatra
That Old Black Magic - Doris Day
The Girl From Ipanema - Astrud Gilberto
The Look Of Love - Diana Krall
They Can't Take That Away From Me - Fred Astaire
We'll Meet Again - Vera Lynn
Fly Me To The Moon - Julie London
Moondance - Van Morrison
Afro Blue - Erykah Badu
Can't Take My Eyes Out Of You - Sinatra
Smooth Operator - Sade
Cabaret - Liza Minelli
Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley
Danny Boy -
Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend - Marylin Monroe
Lambeth Walk - Noel Gay
My Way - Elvis Presley
Oh What A Beautiful Morning - Gordon MacRae
On Days Like These - Matt Monro
Only You - The Platters
Que Sera Sera - Doris Day
Suspicious Mind - Elvis Presley
That's Amore - Dean Martin
All I Want For Christmas - Mariah Carey
Baby, It's Cold Outside - Ella Fitzgerald
Feliz Navidad - D
Jingle Bell Jingle Bell Jingle All The Way - Traditional
Jingle Bells Rock - Brenda Lee
Last Christmas - Wham!
Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow - Dean Martin
Merry Christmas Everyone - Shakin' Stevens
Rocking Around The Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee
Rudolph The Red-nosed Reindeer - Traditional
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - Sinatra
White Christmas - Bing Crosby
Bang Bang - Sheila
Champs Elysees - Joe Dassin
Chanson Pour L’auvergnat - George Brassens
Comment Te Dire Adieu - Francoise Hardy
Emmenez-moi - Charles Aznavour
For Me…formidable - Charles Aznavour
Je Ne Veux Pas Travailler - Pink Martini
Je Veux - Zaz
L’hymne A L’amour - Edith Piaf
La Boheme - Charles Aznavour
La Complainte De La Butte - Cora Vaucaire
La Foule - Edith Piaf
La Javanaise - Serge Gainsbourg
La Mer - Charles Trenet
La Vie En Rose - Edith Piaf
Le Sud - Nino Ferrer
Les Copains D'abord - George Brassens
Les Feuilles Mortes - Yves Montand
Les Moulins De Mon Coeur - Michel Legrand
Mon Amant De Saint Jean - Lucienne Delyle
Mon Amie La Rose - Francoise Hardy
Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien - Edith Piaf
Padam - Edith Piaf
Papaoutai - Stromae
Paroles, Paroles - Dalida
Porque Te Vas - Jeannette
Poupée De Cire - France Gall
Tous Les Garcons Et Les Filles De Mon Age - Francoise Hardy
Triplettes De Belleville - M
Abdelkader - 123 Soleil
Aicha - Khaled
C'est la Vie - Khaled
El Gnawi - Traditional Gnawa
Koll Eli Habo - Latifa
Ya Rayah - Cheb Tahar
Zina - Babylone
Give Me One Reason - Tracy Chapman
Annie's Song - John Denver
Jolene - Dolly Parton
Moving On Up - M People
Can't Do Without You - Caribou
Bad Boy Good Man - Tape Five
That Man - Caro Emerald
Billie Jean - Civil Wars
You've Got A Friend - James Taylor
Riptide - Vance Joy
Waiting All Night - Rudimental
Molly Malone - Traditional
Customer questions

Will the singer be the same as who I see in the videos?

We strive to make sure the line-up you see is what you get on the night. We do have pre-auditioned 'dep' musicians available in case a band member falls ill or is unavailable. As a professional band, our reputation means everything so you can be confident that all of our players are of a very high level.

Do you have different line-up options?

Our line-up is as follows: Lead Female Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Drums. We can add members if you've got something in particular in mind, and we can downsize too if needed, but for a really good party, we recommend the 4-piece at a minimum.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and we actually offer this service for free. If you'd like a DJ service via our PA for before, in-between and after live sets until the venue closes, we provide this for an additional £278.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time. As soon as our PA is set up we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance!

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

Yes! We've got around 230 songs you can pick from. :)

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

Our PA and lighting system is included in your quote. We usually require a minimum of 3m by 4m space to perform

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it, so please don't hesitate to ask! If there is a special song you'd like us to learn, we are more than happy to do this for you, free of charge. For every additional 'off-the-menu' song there is a fee of £50 to take into account rehearsal times etc.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

They love how interactive we are. Our lead vocalist has really honed her craft over the years. You can expect costume changes between sets, a really great connection between the band and the vocalist. Our vocalist roams through the audience, gets people to join her on stage for singing and dancing. She's also great at entertaining kids with fun dance moves.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

We have performed at over 223 venues over the years. Multiple times in many of those venues. Far too many to list here, but some of them include The Shangri La in Abu Dhabi, Grittenham Barn, The Berkley, Le Meridien, The Savoy, The Dorchester, The Ritz, The Waldorf, Home House, Eight Moorgate, Chelsea Physic Garden, 170 Queens Gate & Blenheim Palace.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Bruno Mars, Marvin Gaye, Erykha Badu, Chaka Khan, Estelle, Stevie Wonder, Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, Amy Winehouse, Etta James, Soul to Soul, Emotions, Michael Jackson, DNCE, Justin Timberlake, Gloria Gaynor, Kool And The Gang, Aretha Franklin, The Beatles, Gnarls Barkley, Beyonce, Martha and the Vandellas, Alicia Keys, George Michael, & Cee Lo Green.

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

The Voice!


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Greg V
1 year ago, for a Wedding in United Kingdom
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5 out of 5

We just had our wedding and the star performers were the amazing Velvet Diamond. They were absolutely sensational, and our guests - just adored them. Najwa is an incredible singer and talent, and brings a beautiful energy and showmanship which just creates such a fabulously warm environment that everyone was up and dancing, from the children to our elder guests who hadn't danced in decades. She involved audience in songs and up on stage, creating memories that will last a lifetime. I also want to say that their playlist of songs is extensive and one of the funnest bits of planning the wedding for us was going through it and selecting as there are so many wonderful options Band manager Rhona is an absolute pleasure to deal with - warm and professional and responsive. We could not be happier and really feel that we and our guests were just privileged to be entertained by this band - huge appreciation to them all!

Jess G
3 years ago, for a Corporate event in Holly St
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5 out of 5

Velvet Diamond were fantastic. The setlist and performance were spot on and we really appreciated how much they interacted with our guests. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend – 5 stars!

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