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New York City-based Soulsystem Orchestras can bring the rock to any wedding. This multi-band group was founded in 1997 by Rob Affuso, the former drummer of heavy metal band, Skid Row. The bands define themselves as being “elegantly hip”. Since heavy metal isn't exactly the first style of music that comes to most couples’ minds for their special day, Soulsystem has an impressive roster of jazz, swing, hip-hop, R&B, and of course, rock songs.

Services Offered
Couples can choose from five different bands- Soulsystem, About Rhythm, Soul Society, Uptown, and Shakin’ Not Stirred. No matter which services are chosen, they'll be listening to their love notes all night long. The team comes prepared with a top-quality sound and PA system so every little beat can be heard. They are open to learning new songs and perform the couple's favorite pieces throughout the ceremony and reception of their special day.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which of the following are included in the price?

Learning New Songs
Reception Music
Sample Performances
Sound/PA System

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Which of the following are included in the package?

Learning New Songs
Reception Music
Sample Performances
Sound/PA System

Are you an agency or a band?


How many musicians are in your band(s)?

1 - 3
4 - 6

What genres of music does (do) your band(s) play?

Big Band
Classic Rock
Hip Hop
Punk Rock
R&B / Soul

What music services do you provide?

Bilingual MC
Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learning New Songs
Reception Music
Music During Breaks
Rehearsal Dinner Music
Sample Performances
Liability Insurance
Willing to Travel

What items are available?

Sound/PA System
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Paul K. Married on 07/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Customized High Level of Fun

SoulSystem Orchestras has played a handful of weddings I have attended (approx 5) for very close friends and family and most recently for my own wedding. What makes SoulSystem so incredible is that each experience has been different and unique to the couple's personalities and the level of professionalism and musicianship remains at the highest level.

My wife and I had a destination wedding in upstate NY, at least a 4 hour trip for the band. This meant that the band had to arrive on Friday, so not only was the band supper accommodating to us, they even offered to play the welcome drinks after the rehearsal dinner. For a wedding of 175 people, no less than 170 of them were up on the dance floor AT THE WELCOME DRINKS!!! They completely delivered with a great set list that brought the party on the first night and then over delivered again the next night for the wedding with a completely different but outstanding sound. After the wedding, the band joined the afterparty and they couldn't have been a more fun and down to earth group and genuinely was happy to celebrate our wedding like they were our childhood friends.

When I hear of anyone hosting any sort of even that could have a band, I immediately recommend SoulSystem and give them Rob's contact information.
Ali D. Married on 07/15/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Run, don't walk, to hire Soulsystem Orchestra!!

Soulsystem Orchestra was absolutely amazing and truly made our wedding night a huge success. All of our guests have not stopped gushing about the talented musicians on stage. From start to finish they listened to our vision and fully delivered. We had them play instrumentals at our ceremony, cocktail hour, and shortly after the full band went on stage for the reception and immediately had our guests dancing. This is truly such a talented band, and we heard from many that they felt like they were witnessing a live concert. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for an all star band for any wedding or event.
Elizabeth K. Married on 01/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely incredible, Soulsystem knocked it out of the park.

Soulsystem truly knocked it out of the park! Everyone was up on their feet and dancing the entire night, it felt like a concert! To this day, everyone raves about how incredible our entertainment was, we were so lucky to have them be a part of our special day. If you choose Soulsystem, you will not be disappointed!
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