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Lauren B. · Getting married on 06/12/2021
Soul City band is the best! Natalie, the band manager, was incredibly accomodating in us booking the band and having to switch around dates due to Covid-19. Throughout every step of the way, she was understanding and responsive. It was a breath of fresh air during a very stressful time. I can't say enough about the integrity and professionalism of this band. Not only are they a talented group of individuals, but they are above and beyond with customer service and they made sure to provide the best experience possible for us.Sent on 12/07/2020
Kaitlyn D. · Getting married on 06/09/2021
Soul City is Incredible!!!
If we could give Soul City 10 stars, we would! Natalie, Tucker, and the rest of the band were INCREDIBLE last week at our Scituate, MA wedding. Early on, we knew we wanted a band. After seeing Soul City at a No Kids Hungry charity event, we KNEW they were the band we wanted. Throughout the planning process, Natalie was incredibly professional and very easy to communicate with. She was very organized, accommodating and positive throughout! Planning during COVID-19 was not easy, but working with Natalie & Soul City made it that much better. We had music throughout the cocktail hour, dinner, and reception. Our guests had the BEST things to say about Soul City, they felt like they were at a concert! Soul City has choreographed dance moves for their songs, the wind instruments brought the energy to the next level, and the lead singers were on FIRE!!!!! The whole band is incredibly talented and to know that our guests had the best time at our reception because of their music made my husband and I so happy! We couldn't wipe the smiles off of our faces all night long. We plan to recommend Soul City to everyone we know who is looking for a band!Sent on 09/24/2020
Soul City Band's reply:Kaitlyn and Pete- you two were troopers from beginning to end during the entire process. No one expected 2020 to be so challenging and heartbreaking, but you handled everything with grace and flexibility. You are truly a couple that can roll with the punches, and we were ecstatic to celebrate with you and your guests. Take care, and we hope it's not long before we see you soon!
Audrey B. · Married on 04/12/2021
Soul city is incredible!
Really difficult to put into words just how amazing Soul City is. When my husband and I were planning our wedding, the most important part to us was the band. Our priority was having amazing music and energy that kept people on the dance floor, with our music tastes being a mix of classic Motown as well as some more recent hits. Soul City delivered on all that and much more. They are extremely talented - not only is their music incredible, from the performances themselves to the set lists, to their coordinated dance moves, and their AMAZING brass section, but their chemistry together and the way they treat each other and the audience is really unparalleled. It is so clear in everything they do how much they genuinely love making music together and performing, and it translates into such an amazing atmosphere.Sent on 04/10/2020
Working with Natalie was awesome - we always felt extremely taken care of, and everything was always so personalized. My husband and I had a few non-traditional details to work through with our wedding - a winter wedding, in Maine, in a barn, with a slightly non-standard flow of the event - which can make it especially difficult for a band to coordinate, especially such a large band. But Natalie was extremely flexible and supportive of our plans, we worked together to make everything work, and everything went off completely without a hitch. We felt like the success of our day in general was just as important to Natalie as it was to us, and even since the event we have still kept in touch on social media, which further proves how much Soul City genuinely cares about and connects with their couples.
As we continue to look back on our wedding, without exaggeration, Soul City truly made the entire night as amazing as it was. From the minute they started playing, the party started, and did not stop. We have heard nothing but amazing reviews from our guests, with everyone begging to know who Soul City is. If you are lucky enough to be able to book Soul City for your wedding, do not hesitate - I cannot stress enough how happy you will be with that decision!
David M. · Married on 09/09/2020
This band was unbelievable, my sister in law used them a couple years ago for their wedding, so the day after our engagement we contacted Natalie to book them! That's how we got our wedding date because we knew we had to have them play for us. Not a person was sitting the whole night and everyone is still talking about them weeks after the wedding!Sent on 10/16/2019
Pantea T. · Married on 10/26/2019
Unforgettable Experience!!! Prepare Your Dancing Shoes!
What is the word that describes BEYOND extraordinary? Soul City is not a band, it is an experience. An incredible experience at that. We are forever grateful to be able to have the opportunity to work with Natalie, Tucker, and the entire Soul City family this past Saturday at our wedding at Saybrook Point Inn. To say that everyone was on their feet is not an exaggeration. The music was electric. The passion and energy was undeniable. The experience was priceless. This was one of the best decisions we made while wedding planning - investing in a band like no other. We can’t count how many of our guests asked who our band was and where they were from. People LOVED them! Thank you Soul City! Truly. You were nothing short of AMAZING!!!! We thank you sincerely. Hope to work with you again someday! -Tom & PanteaSent on 10/31/2019
Kristen · Married on 10/05/2019
Best Wedding Band! Soul City preformed at our wedding in October and had everyone up dancing. People were blown away by how amazing the music was. We love Soul City so much that we have been to many of their shows in the Boston area and will continue to go see them even though the wedding is over! They are a great group to work with and will go out of their way to make your wedding music perfect! We had two musicians for the ceremony, three for the cocktail hour and the full band for the reception. Soul City made the wedding truly unforgettable!Sent on 10/23/2019
Haley B. · Married on 09/14/2019
Soul city rocks!
Oh my goodness- do yourself a favor and book Soul City!!! They were unbelievable, true performers. Every one of our guests were raving about them and the dance floor was filled all night long. Natalie was so responsive and helpful throughout the whole process and we were so glad we booked with them. The music choices were diverse and they took our song requests and made them one of a kind. Soul City, we love you guys!!! Thank you so much!Sent on 09/18/2019
Soul City Band's reply:Haley and Erik- we love you!! Thank you so much for having us, and for being SO EASY to work with. The band had an absolute blast! We wish you both the very best, and hope to see you on a dance floor soon!
Sean D. · Married on 08/24/2019
Do yourself a favor and hire Soul City... you can thank me later.
While we might be biased, we truly think we had the best wedding. And the best decision we made about our wedding was hiring Soul City. They totally put it over the top.Sent on 09/25/2019
First, the music. They are true professionals and are incredible musicians. They not only play the songs perfectly, they put on a show, make you feel special and get everyone dancing. It was a helluva party. My wife and I are also musicians... Soul City openly welcomed us to join them on stage to perform a song with them (me on drums and my wife on vocals) and it was a memory we will never forget.
Second, they are a pleasure to work with. From start to finish we felt our needs and wants were not only listened to but fulfilled with a smile. A great customer experience that was a blessing in midst of a process that most would agree can be incredibly stressful. You are in great hands with Natalie.
Thank you Soul City for everything! We love you guys.
Claire · Married on 08/10/2019
So much fun
Soul City really knows how to get everyone up on the dance floor and keep them there! We had an incredible time dancing during the entire reception. Our guest could not stop raving about the band. Every communication leading up to the wedding was prompt. Music during the ceremony and cocktail hour were spot on.Sent on 09/02/2019
Nathan J. · Married on 08/03/2019
Soul City was the better than we could have imagined
Soul City was unbelievable! They were extremely helpful throughout the whole planning process and made us feel like everything was perfect.Sent on 10/25/2019
They were exactly what we were looking for and really rocked the party all night long!
Thanks Soul City!
Ellen · Married on 07/27/2019
WOW - Exceeded my expectations
I don't know what to say that other reviewers haven't already covered. Soul City was AMAZING. They put on such a great show, and our guests had an amazing time. Along with very talented musicians, you are also getting the services of top-notch sound engineers. We got married in a gigantic industrial pace with all hard surfaces, and the sound was so perfect all night, from the ceremony to the dance party. On top of that, Natalie was a huge help - she was quick to respond to every question we had, and went with the flow when we had room in the budget for some last-minute additions to our package. Soul City is not cheap - but they were worth every penny. I wish I could relive that dance party!Sent on 08/10/2019
Rachel · Married on 07/13/2019
Best decision you can make!
Booking Soul City was one of the best decisions we made in wedding planning! Our wedding was SOOO much fun and everyone was up and dancing (even multiple 95+ year olds) up until the last song. Every single member of this band is so talented!! We had ceremony + cocktail hour music in addition to reception music; it was all perfect. Natalie was so responsive and helpful throughout the planning process in making sure that everything was exactly what we wanted. We had some special requests which were accommodated flawlessly. Could not imagine our wedding without Soul City - they are true professionals and they were a main highlight of the evening!!Sent on 07/25/2019
Melissa K. · Married on 06/30/2019
Soul City was the Best!
Both my new husband and I work in the music industry so when we decided to get married we would have nothing else but a top notch band. A friend told us about Soul City so we went to hear them. They were warm and welcoming and eager to help us have a wonderful wedding. The band has 3 excellent vocalists, 4 great horn players along with an accomplished pianist and rhythm section. We were concerned about sound levels so they assured us that would not be a problem. I have to say that every time someone talks about our wedding they rave about the band. Everyone danced and had an amazing free spirited time. I could not have been happier. With their expertise and thoughtfulness, they made our ceremony, cocktail hour and wedding very special.Sent on 09/22/2019
Soul City Band's reply:Melissa & Steve,
Amy · Married on 06/29/2019
Truly the best wedding band out there!
We can’t give Soul City enough praise! From when we first inquired, band manager and lead vocalist Natalie was there to quickly answer any questions we had about options, pricing, etc. That didn’t stop once we booked either -- she was always just an email or phone call away, even offering advice on best practices outside of the “wedding band” purview. She is so warm and sweet, it felt like I was bouncing ideas off of one of my bridesmaids. When it came to showtime, Soul City blew our guests away. They provided ceremony music (keyboardist and guitarist + ceremony sound reinforcement), and reception music for the most amazing party of our lives! Soul City got everyone involved (even the kiddos!) and came out onto the dance floor multiple times to interact with everyone. It truly felt they were just an extension of our family celebration. This is one super talented group of musicians – we went to see them multiple times before our wedding, and will continue to go to their shows because they are just THAT good! Book them now before some other lucky couple snatches them up – it will be one of the best and easiest wedding decisions you make.Sent on 10/15/2019
Devon S. · Married on 06/15/2019
Absolutely 10/10 recommend!
I cannot say enough great things about Soul City! They were incredible to work with. Natalie is extremely responsive, organized and easy to work with which makes the entire planning process that much smoother. When it came to our actual wedding day, they were incredible! They did a great job of reading the crowd and playing music that still has our guests talking, four months later! They were super fun and flexible, coming out into the crowd to perform, letting my rowdy college friends sing our Alma Mater's chant and even inviting me up to star on lead vocals. They managed to be the perfect mix of professional and fun. If you're looking for a top notch band- look no further!Sent on 10/16/2019
Hilary L. · Married on 06/01/2019
So much fun - best band ever!
Soul City is absolutely the BEST!! Early on into wedding planning my husband & I knew we really wanted to have a live band. We did a bunch of research and from the moment we went to see Soul City perform in Cambridge and my dad couldn't keep himself off the dance floor, we knew we found the right band.Sent on 09/26/2019
Natalie was so incredible to work with throughout the whole process - she was incredibly responsive & proactive - coming up with questions or ideas that we hadn't even thought of. She took the stress out of planning and made us both feel really confident going into the big day that everything would be taken care of.
Our wedding on June 1 was INCREDIBLE and Soul City had a huge role in making it the best day of our lives! We had such a blast on the dance floor, the musicians were incredibly talented, fun and professional all at the same time. All of our guests raved about the music and we continue to get compliments on it even months later!
We can't thank Soul City enough for the best night!
Dorothy B. · Married on 12/08/2018
Incredible Band! THE best!
We absolutely loved having Soul City perform at our wedding! They're so wonderful and easy to work with. They're incredibly talented, entertaining and interactive. All of our guests commented on how amazing they were. They had everyone dancing and contributed greatly to making our a blast! We highly recommend them!Sent on 12/19/2018
Brad N. · Married on 11/10/2018
We LOVE Soul City!
A+++ from start to finish. We loved having Soul City at our wedding! They rocked the dance floor all night long. Natalie was amazingly responsive and great to work with for the months leading up to the wedding. They played a great range of music and had all generations on the dance floor all night. Our guests raved about them! The horns! The vocals! The interaction with the crowd... everything was just right. We couldn't be happier with our choice to have them at our wedding.Sent on 12/01/2018
Soul City Band's reply:Ahhhh this wedding- how could it be beat?! We had so much fun- from the venue to the guests to being able to watch your love story unfold... truly honored. Hope to see you both soon!
Tessa W. · Married on 10/13/2018
Amazing, Thoughtful, and Irreplaceable!!
Soul City made our wedding a total and utter blast!! The dance floor was exploding with joy and laughter — all due to their enthusiasm and crowd involvement. We couldn’t have asked for a better and more considerate group to play at our wedding. Natalie was an amazing Coordinator and very responsive to all of our requests and needs. We cannot thank them enough for making our night even more memorable.Sent on 12/01/2018
Soul City Band's reply:Tessa- thank you. We were very touched by all the love in the room that evening. You have an amazing family and set of friends. We couldn't have asked for a better party to be a part of. Thank you and we hope to see you soon!
Brooke · Married on 09/29/2018
You can not go wrong by choosing Soul City as your wedding band! We were fortunate enough to see them at a friends wedding 3 years before we were even engaged, and once it was our turn, we did not waste a moment to lock them in as our wedding band! The energy is unlike any other and we feel so fortunate to have had this band at our wedding - they are easy to work with, accommodating and just so much fun!Sent on 10/10/2018
Rekha · Married on 08/11/2018
We love Soul City! *During* and after our wedding, we heard lots of "best band ever" comments from guests who had also hired live bands for their weddings. True, Soul City is the absolute best. The sound is out of this world (both talent/skill and sound-mixing, and the latter isn't always a given). Only a few people in the world can give Aretha Franklin and Tina Turner their due. I heard back from Natalie within an hour of inquiring into their availability, and she did everything she could to make sure we had an incredible experience. We even hired the band keyboardist to play music for the ceremony (Bruce Springsteen's "Backstreets" - not exactly soul, but certainly soulful). The band learned and performed our favorite Amy Winehouse song, "A Song for You," for our first dance, and my mother-in-law said the overall effect was so moving they cried. We knew we wanted a kickass Motown band, and we got it. Look no further.Sent on 08/23/2018
Soul City Band's reply:Way overdue response, but such a powerful statement, Rekha! We love that your guests and family were so moved. We were too! Your marriage and love was so beautiful to witness. We wish you all the best in this new chapter of your life!
Meg · Married on 07/07/2018
Soul City played my daughter's wedding last Saturday night - and they were fantastic in every way. The responsiveness and level of attention Natalie showed in advance made us all perfectly confident that all would come off as planned - and indeed they were great to work with on the night of the wedding.Sent on 07/09/2018
And, probably needless to say, the music was great. They had all generations up dancing and having a blast. if you are lucky enough to book them for your wedding, i HIGHLY recommend them!
Lisa · Married on 06/23/2018
My daughter wanted a live band at her wedding, Once we heard Soul City at Ryles we knew we had to have them. Along with the tent outside, their music would define the kind of reception she and her fiancé wanted; a fun party where everyone was dancing. Soul City lived up to every expectation. They were fun, there was no down time, and their music brought everyone to the dance floor- even people I never would have imagined would dance. Their playlist of R&B, Funk and Soul, as well as the vocals and brass section , kept the party going. Some of our guests said it was the best wedding they have been to.Sent on 07/06/2018
Natalie is the vocalist and the manager of the band. She was great to work in the weeks leading up to the big day; good communicator, organized and made sure every detail of our contract was in order. She reached out many times and worked with the bride and groom to select the playlist and know all the names (and correct pronunciation!) of the bridal party she would introduce. She made it seem personal for them during the night. She worked as well with our wedding planner and venue manager, in addition to coordinating through email and phone a special song my husband had planned. Soul City also provided the ceremony music with their keyboardist who played beautifully the contemporary songs the bride and groom requested . He also played during the cocktail hour with a saxophone, which was perfect. If you are lucky enough to get Soul City at your wedding, do it. You will be happy you did. Resistance really is futile.
Soul City Band's reply:Lisa, thank you so much! We had such a blast with your families, and were so fortunate to be part of such a beautiful wedding. Hope to see you on a dance floor again soon!
Peter · Married on 06/02/2018
Soul City was amazing on many different levels. Not only was the actual music beyond exceptional, their assistance with planning and logistics was much appreciated. Natalie was extremely responsive to our questions. The cocktail music was tasteful and enjoyable. The reception music was so fun and well done, at all levels. We highly and enthusiastically recommend Soul City and thank them for helping making our day so enjoyable.Sent on 06/14/2018
Soul City Band's reply:Peter and Christina,
Maggie · Married on 05/26/2018
Best wedding band EVER!!!! We had seen Soul City perform at a friend's wedding years ago, and we knew we HAD to have them!!!!! Incredible soul music, Motown, R&B, top 40s - everyone was on the dance floor all night long!!!!! Natalie even worked with us to have a few musicians perform for our ceremony, and they were all incredibly professional and helpful and open to our ideas. We absolutely loved working with them, and cannot stop beaming after they helped us to celebrate the best day of our lives. I'm serious, y'all: the music is INCREDIBLE, they are SUPERSTARS, and they will MAKE your wedding.Sent on 07/01/2018
Soul City Band's reply:Maggie,