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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, Jewish music, Reggae, Arabic, Latin
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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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Velvet Diamond's Song list

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

Velvet Diamond's Prices

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Up to 1 hour£1900
Up to 2 hours£1900
Up to 3 hours£2000


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Greg V
2 years 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
4 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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