What a spectacular band you all were!!

We absolutely loved the music you played for both the chuppah and the reception.

You learnt the Persian song for me walking so well!

It was truly beautiful.

We will definitely recommend you to others too! 

It was such a pleasure meeting you, you are very passionate about what you do. 

Wedding of Roxanna Jebreel and Zac Kenton - Luton Hoo Estate - July 2019

You guys were amazing - thanks so much.

As always, you were so much more than a band - you were the lynchpins of the party.

Thanks also so much for accommodating the drumming and lending Kirk and Eli your instruments.

That part was amazing for us. 

 I can’t wait to see you at the next Shir Simcha! 

 “The amazing Shir are so much more than simply a Jewish music band – they bring an amazing joyful atmosphere to every party and get everyone dancing”. Thank you.

The joy you guys bring to the community and beyond is something to be treasured.

Jacob Rich Bar Mitzvah - New North London Synagogue - June 2019


One of the very best decisions we made over a weekend of so much love and celebration was to have Shir with us.

You guys were exceptional and there is no other word I can use to describe your input.

From the way you felt and led the guests to the point so many were dancing at the Shabbat dinner

when we were not sure if any would, to the way your beautiful sounds filled the air by the chuppah

and then following that with the dancing was simply awesome.

 Thank you thank you for helping make all our dreams come true over a weekend we will never forget.

 Simply the best.

Sadie's and Ori's Wedding - Cap Ferrat, France - Sept 2017

Thank you so much for everything you did at our wedding, we both wanted to come over

and thank you personally but unfortunately didn't get the chance on the day.

We were completely blown away by Shir.

The chuppah music was sensational and it felt incredibly special for us to have (singer) JJ (Hodari) sing with such brilliant accompaniment and musicians.

JJ has told us what an excellent experience it was for him, he really could not speak highly enough of you guys,

and so many of our guests have specifically commented to us how much they loved the chuppah and Israeli dancing.

Once again, thank you and we really do hope we get to see you and the band again.

Wedding of Hilary Goldsmith and Marlon Ellis - St Pancras Renaissance Hotel - October 2018

תודה מכל הלב לכל צוות להקת שיר

שיר ניגנו במסיבת בר המצווה של בננו ונתנו לנו ולכל אורחינו חוויה אדירה

תערובת נהדרת במינון מדויק של מוזיקה יהודית וישראלית, מסורתית ומודרנית, ריקודי עם ודיסקו, מערב ומזרח

רחבת הריקודים הייתה מלאה כל הערב והאווירה הייתה מחשמלת

 תודה מיוחדת לאייבור שעזר לנו בארגון המסיבה בחברות ובמקצועיות

 מחכים לראותכם בבת המצווה של ביתנו!

 קטרינה ורועי שריג

  בר מצוה של תומר סריג לונדון נובמבר 2019


A huge massive thank you on for making Phoebes Bat Mitzvah totally fantastic.

Everyone who was there, have told me how incredible you all were. 

You provided music for an incredible and emotional Havdallah service  for Phoebe.

And the dancing, music and everything  that followed was just totally perfect.

We absolutely loved having Shir as part of our simcha...

my parents commented on what wonderful people you all were

(and my dad was exhausted yesterday from all the dancing!)

Unbelievably  there were people at the party who had never seen you before

and were totally WOW’ed by you all.

Thank you, thank you, thank you, you really made our simcha

the most incredible night for all of us, especially Phoebe.

Phoebe Black Bat Mitzvah - Hugo's Restaurant, Queens Park, London - Oct 2017


Shir performed at our wedding in December in Central London and they were outstanding!!

They played throughout our canapé reception, during dinner and an incredible Simcha set afterwards.
Shir filled the dance floor and got everyone involved with their unique led dancing set.

Without a doubt, they are the best simcha band in town due to their energy and musicianship

and we only wish we could use them all over again!
Thank you to Maurice, Ivor and the band for making our night. Play on...

Sophie's and Josh's Wedding - Stationers Hall, London - Dec 2018


I wanted to say a huge thank you to you and your team for helping to make Sacha's Bar Mitzvah

such a wonderful happy occasion. The music was terrific, and the atmosphere you created was wonderful. 

It was so special to look round and see everyone getting involved, young and old, Jewish and non Jewish alike.

So many people have said how much fun it was. 

Sacha Blain Bar Mitzvah - New North London Synagogue - Oct 2017


A huge thank you to you and all your wonderful musicians for weaving your special magical tapestry

of joy for us and our guests over the whole simcha from the pre chuppah music

right through to the ecstatic dancing in the final hour.

We're still basking in the after-glow!

 Everyone enjoyed your music.

The mix of klezmer, traditional and Israeli with the song book numbers worked very well.

And Piotr's Czardas - Wow!  You did us proud - even managing to keep up

with my somewhat erratic rendering of 'When I'm 94'!

 It was a day of sheer joy for Monica and I and all our family and friends.

Unforgettable. Thank you again.

Wedding of Sam Rodin and Monica Lanyado

New North London Synagogue / Avenue House - Jan 2018


Words can’t express how grateful we are.

You created the most joyous atmosphere and made the party the success it was.

We’re still basking in the afterglow and all the lovely comments from our guests.

Everyone just adored the music and the dancing.

You are very life affirming and inclusive and we are so lucky to have you!

Shifra Morris-Evan Bat Mitzvah - London Irish Centre - Jan 2017


Thank you SO MUCH for making our simcha so special.

The music in the ceremony, in particular with Maurice’s beautiful singing, was so moving - many of our guests commented.  Also the party, as I’m sure you will agree, was wild and all thanks to you.

Moreover, thank you so much for saving the day when it started raining, and playing amazing music whilst people were enjoying their cocktails.

This was beyond the call of duty and made a huge difference to our day so again, huge thanks for this!

Maytal's and Eddie's Wedding - Trinity Buoy Wharf - May 2017


We absolutely LOVED this morning and it was exactly what we hoped for - the atmosphere was fabulous...

Thank you so much for your help with the whole arrangement

and particularly in managing to get my four children to play together!!!

Emmanuel Bor Bar Mitzvah - Musical Hallel Morning Service - June 2017


Your band was outstanding during the event and the whole evening was a musical feast.

Everything about your music was perfectly appropriate and equally perfectly timed and delivered.

Holocaust Survivors Centre Annual Dinner 2015


Thank you so much for a really fantastic evening last night.

The band were phenomenal and people were commenting all evening on the amazing music.

The atmosphere that you helped to create can only be described as electric!

Thank you for completing our barmitzvah trilogy - it really would not be a Fahidi simcha without you. I'm just sorry we don't have any left!

Saul Fahidi Bar Mitzvah - Beit Shvidler, Edgware - March 2017


We cannot begin to thank you all enough for such an amazing night.

You worked so hard and seamlessly together!! Ivor and Maurice you relaxed Rosa from the beginning.

The music was stunning all night and the ceremony made so much more special for having you there.

You had everyone dancing and taught brilliantly Maurice. DJ's Max and Marcus  you were both amazing too! The lighting was stunning and the music spot on.

I only want to party with you all in future - Only 3 1/2 years ‘til Max's BM!!

Rosa Pollak Bat Mitzvah - Muswell Hill Synagogue - September 2016

Thank you so much for the planning and execution of the most wonderful music at Bevis Marks yesterday - it was joyous as ever, and loved by everyone. The combination of you and Rabbi Ellituv's voice was just fantastic. You put a totally fabulous atmosphere into the shul and made it very happy occasion for our bride and groom

Wedding of Rebecca and Joey – Bevis Marks Synagogue – October 2015


We wanted Shir for our daughter’s bat mitzvah since we saw them perform at a friends’ party, two years earlier. And it was worth the wait!

They absolutely made our night with fantastic music and Maurice making everyone get up and dance.

The led-dancing totally made our evening, creating a wonderful inclusive atmosphere – people who had never danced to Jewish music were up on their feet enjoying every moment.

I have had so many comments from friends asking me about the band –

I can’t wait to make another party with Shir!! 

 Lottie Canon Bat Mitzvah – at home –  October 2015

Ellie Canon – “Dr Ellie” from Sky News, Mail On Sunday.


Really, words cannot express how grateful we are for what you,

Maurice and your band members did for us last night.

You made this one of the most memorable evenings of our lives.

You guided us through our ineptitudes, you entertained all our guests with joy.

You made the whole evening so, so, special and we can’t thank you all enough. 

Jonah Leighton Bar Mitzvah - Dyrham Park -  February 2017


Howard and I would like to thank you for making Sam's wedding to Natasha so special;

the music was fantastic and we were thrilled we managed to get in so much dancing before we entered the hall.

The music created a wonderful atmosphere and everyone joined in.

The music at the chupah was superb and we both found the ceremony unbelievably emotional.

You were a pleasure to meet and you were very reassuring at all times

that we would be thrilled with your music which was absolutely correct.

Wedding of Sam Freeman and Natasha Isaacs - Bevis Marks Synagogue / Haberdashers Hall - May 2018

What a fantastic night celebrating our son’s Barmitzvah - with all the music from Shir and their DJs.

Not only are they brilliant musicians in their own right,

but they created such a wonderful atmosphere with their enthusiasm and warmth.

From beautiful background klezmer music during the reception, to the instructor-led Israeli dancing and a fantastic disco to finish it all.

Ivor was a pleasure to work with in arranging it all - a positive and can-do attitude throughout.

Thank you Shir. I’d thoroughly recommend

Noah Shulman Bar Mitzvah - West Reservoir Centre, Stoke Newington, London - June 2016

We have just made a Bar Mitzvah for our son and the first thing we booked was Shir.

We had heard them at a couple of other Smachot and we knew they were the key to making it special.
From the word go, Ivor was an absolute pleasure to deal with. He had not played in our venue before and made it his business to visit with us and advise re: stage and lighting.

On the day, they arrived, set up and were ready to go before the guests arrived.

We had some speeches which needed a bit of AV help and Ivor and Shir were there and just sorted it.

We moved the reception outside and before we knew if,they were playing acoustic klezmer outside, then it got cold so we moved back in again and there they appeared. Everything was perfect.
Maurice led dancing on the floor which was a real hit with everyone.

Dining music led to spontaneous dancing and everyone was just amazed by the quality.
They were polite and efficient and made sure we were happy and sorted before they left.

They were lovely about our simcha and genuinely looked like they had enjoyed playing.

Their set was tight and musically wonderful.
Lovely to deal with, reasonable priced and unbelievable on the night.
Thanks so much Ivor and Maurice for making our simcha not just special but outstanding!!

Jacob Goldwater Bar Mitzvah - Headstone Manor Harrow - Feb 2018

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