You all killed it on Saturday, thank you so much. Loads of people asking us about you, so hopefully see you at another party!
A bar/bat mitzvah is a hugely important moment in a young Jewish person’s life, and it’s definitely cause for celebration! Andrea, Reuben’s mum, first approached us two years ago about providing live music for his bar mitzvah. That’s some serious forward planning! We’re used to playing weddings and corporate events but it’s not often that we get the chance to be a bar mitzvah band, so we jumped at the opportunity. Funk Soul Family, our flagship Manchester party band, was honoured to be a part of the incredible celebrations in The Compass Room at The Lowry in Salford Quays.
Our job was simple – to get the party going with our exceptional five-piece party band. But these guys were ready to party before we’d even started playing! The event had an après-ski theme complete with skiing outfits, a snowboard simulator and an amazing video of Reuben supposedly travelling to the event on skis!
We played a mix of party tunes, old and new, but the newer stuff was the biggest hit given the amount of teenagers in the room! Reuben’s friends sang their own version of Happy by Pharrell Williams, with the words changed to be about Reuben. One of our favourite moments was when Rich, Reuben’s dad, joined the band on the drums for Kiss by Prince, and absolutely smashed it! See for yourself…
We love playing at The Compass Room in The Lowry, one of our favourite Manchester wedding venues. The circular room is perfect for dancing and mingling, and it has amazing views of Media City and the rest of Salford Quays. Reuben’s 200 guests were treated to drinks and canapés on arrival, then they watched his James Bond-style skiing video in the build-up to his grand entrance. It wouldn’t be a bar mitzvah party without the traditional dances – the favourite being the hora, when Reuben was lifted on a chair by the guests. And of course dad Rich had to have a go as well!
There were some fantastic suppliers working on the bar mitzvah alongside Funk Soul Family, from photographer Olivia Johnson with her fantastic action shots to the excellent event planning by We Are Events. We hope we can work with you guys on another bar mitzvah soon!
Good Indeed Music is a collective of five fabulous party bands who are experts in providing unforgettable live music for weddings, corporate events and private parties. Find out more about booking one of our live bands for Manchester bar mitzvahs and bat mitzvahs.