About Jezreels Ceilidh Band
Formed in the 1980s, Jezreels Ceilidh Band features violin, bass/vocals and leader Doug Hudson on electro-acoustic guitar and vocals. Doug also calls the dances in an inimitable style that never fails to get people dancing. They are the resident band for Kentish evenings at Leeds Castle in Kent where they have also played to royalty and the British Grand Prix after-race party. The band have also played in The British embassy in Brussels and have performed at festivals in Hungary, Belgium and France.
As well as providing the music for dancing, between dances the band can perform vocal numbers from a wide repertoire, so that an evening with Jezreels is a night of non-stop entertainment.
The band provide their own full PA system and will normally play for two hours over a three-and-a-half-hour period. During breaks, the band can also play CDs through their PA system if requested.
Price from: £690
What People Say:
Darran Callaghan - leaving/Christmas party - Kent - December 2014
"The guys were brilliant - they interacted with the party and got everyone on their feet from the very beginning - I have used them before and I would use them again and highly recommend them."
Toni Davey - 50th birthday party - Kent - November 2012
"Jezreels were amazing, easy going and fun. It was such an enjoyable way to get everyone up on the dance floor. I have a memory that I will keep forever of my new husband and I in the centre of our friends and family dancing round us in a circle and coming in towards us and clapping and smiling... it really was special!!!"
Anya Turner - wedding reception - Surrey - October 2011
"Doug and Ian were wonderful. Our wedding consisted of English/German families. The foot-tapping music made everyone get up and dance!"
Bill Scott - son's wedding reception - Kent - October 2010
"A fantastic band who created a fantastic atmosphere. They were relaxed and were open to our changes of order/place on the day. Very professional and would be happy to recommend."
Stephen Kennelly - wedding reception - Surrey - October 2010
"“We just wanted to write to say a big thank you for the fantastic job done by Function Junction in organising the ceilidh for our wedding last weekend. Function Junction website was really easy to use and the booking process was a breeze. We also loved the on-line form! And all communications with Function Junction were timely, efficient, friendly and very professional. We would not hesitate to recommend you! Jezreels were also absolutely fantastic. They really made the evening go with a swing and it was just great to see everyone up dancing and having such a great time. They really were the perfect mix of foot-tapping music, great calling, and dances that were easy to understand!"
Caitlin Smith - wedding reception - Surrey - July 2010
"Very professional and kept everyone dancing even though it was a really hot evening. Had a great time!"
Sarah Coles - birthday party - Middlesex - June 2010
"Really made the evening, everyone loved it! Many, many thanks."
Alan Auld - wedding reception - Essex - June 2009
"Jezreels were absolutely fantastic! Everyone enjoyed the Ceilidh and the band were very friendly. They really made the evening a fantastic time that everyone will remember. Thank you to Doug and the band! Function Junction were also helpful and friendly with any queries/help we needed. Thanks!"
Molly St George - wedding reception - Surrey - November 2007
"The Jezreels were absolutely excellent! Everyone at our wedding, was up dancing at the same stage during the evening, old and young alike. Pople commented on the band to me all night and for weeks later saying how proffessional and great they were. Thank you for making our day so memorable and exactly what we wished for."
Louise Baldwin - wedding reception - Hampshire - November 2006
"The band were fantastic. They did everything we wanted and more. We were concerned that the French speakers wouldn't understand but they called in both French and English! They made the party! Thank you!"
Freyja Gilmore - wedding reception - Oxfordshire - August 2006
"A Superb performance! Thank you. A perfect choice for our wedding ceremony."
Katie Bower - wedding reception - December 2005
"The Jezreels were fantastic just what we wanted and more! Thank you."
Heather Stack - party - Buckinghamshire - July 2005
"Could you please say a massive thank you to the Jezreels - they had everyone up dancing from the start and all of our guests along with us thought they were fantastic. I would have no hesitation in recommending them or the fantastic service from Function Junction - thank you so much."
Jackie Kennedy - wedding reception - Middlesex - July 2005
"Jezreels Band made a wonderful contribution to our wedding celebrations. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the dances which were just right for the occasion and for the range of people there. Thank you for making our 'going away' particularly good fun and memorable (The Horse Shoe Farewell)."
Theresa Blair - wedding reception - Kent - August 2005
Intro: Cooley’s Reel/Maid Behind The Bar
Virginia Reel - Merrily Kissed The Quaker/Kesh Jig
The Voyage (Christy Moore slow song)
Sir Roger de Coverley - Kid On The Mountain
Whiskey In The Jar
Circle dance - Flowers Of Edinburgh
Foula Reel - Strip The Willow -Last Night’s Fun
Tell Me Ma
Square dance - Lost My London/Shannon Bells
Spanish Ladies - Cumberland Square Eight
Six Couple Longways -Jig Of Slurs
Two Couple Circle Dance - Marie’s Wedding
Lady Godiva - Dingle’s Regatta
Circassian Circle -The Galway Farmer