Soul City Band Reviews

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    Brad Norman · Married on 11/10/2018

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    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 12/03/2018

    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!
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    Tessa Wheeler · Married on 10/13/2018

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    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 12/03/2018

    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!
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    Brooke · Married on 09/29/2018

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    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!

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    Rekha · Married on 08/11/2018

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    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 12/03/2018
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    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!
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    Meg · Married on 07/07/2018

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    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.

    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!

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    Lisa · Married on 06/23/2018

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    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.

    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.

    Sent on 07/06/2018

    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! -Soul City
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    Peter · Married on 06/02/2018

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    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, It was truly a pleasure working with you both! Thank you so much for choosing Soul City- it was wonderful to be part of such a lovely and fun wedding! -Soul City
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    Kate · Married on 05/19/2018

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    Soul City did an incredible job from start to finish at our wedding. All of our guests had so much fun dancing. The music during dinner and our ceremony was excellent, too. I'm so glad we went with Soul City, they made our wedding even more special and memorable than it would have been otherwise.

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    Julianne · Married on 05/13/2018

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    Way more than 5/5 stars! Natalie and Soul City MADE our wedding night. To begin, Natalie was so responsible responsive, helpful, and reassuring. She made me feel comfortable and listened to all of my questions, concerns, and requests. I never once had to wait on a response from the band. I’m a musician, and Natalie and the band were extremely willing to work with my (crazy!) requests - they learned one of my original songs for our father/daughter dance! It was very special and they sounded incredible. They have SO much energy and it really felt like they were part of the party. Our guests are still talking about how incredible Soul City was at our wedding. They even took a leap of faith and let my new husband get up and sing a Frank Sinatra song! That performance blew everyone away and was so personal and amazing. I seriously can’t say enough - THANK YOU SOUL CITY!!

    Sent on 05/21/2018

    Soul City Band's reply:

    Julianne, It was such an honor to cover one of your songs and to witness yours and Max's strong connection and love for each other. We wish you all the best in your music career and on your new life together! -Soul City
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    David · Married on 05/13/2018

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    We could not have asked for a more entertaining, professional, and friendly group of people who make up the band Soul City. The band played off the energy in the room, and the room responded. Natalie and company also performed a song written by my daughter, the bride, for the father-daughter dance, and they totally nailed it. Everyone at the wedding remarked on how great the band was and we could not be happier with choosing them. They made a great day even better! Thanks for playing for us and for making the night memorable!

    Sent on 05/26/2018

    Soul City Band's reply:

    David and family, As we said to Julianne, it was truly an honor to be part of such a special moment between father and daughter. We hope to see your family again in the near future! -Soul City
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    Sherry C · Married on 04/21/2018

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    PERFECT wedding band!

    Soul City was phenomenal and we cannot recommend them highly enough! The band was 110% professional and amazingly flexible and accommodating to work with. They found a way to implement all our crazy ideas and were completely responsive to all our song requests. They are extremely experienced working in all kinds of spaces and know exactly what they need to do to make the music really shine, even in unusual or challenging acoustic conditions. All the band members could not have been kinder and more delightful. Plus, since Soul City regularly performs at venues around Boston, checking them out before you book is much easier than with most other bands. All in all, working with Soul City was a dream, and of course, the music was 11 stars out of 10!

    Sent on 12/03/2018

    Soul City Band's reply:

    Sherry- we can't thank you enough! You wedding was a DREAM, and we were so honored to be a part of it. We wish you and yours the very best!
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    Keith · Married on 02/10/2018

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    This is our second time working with Soul City and we could not be more pleased. Each time is better than the time before. Our main contact was Natalie during planning and she was awesome. She was very knowledgeable, offered lots of tips and helped us figure out details we didn't even know we needed to figure out. They were able to help us with each step and ease the stress of figuring out all the details. They are so experienced that we felt very comfortable leaving the details to them. Everything turned out PERFECTLY! They learned a bunch of songs for us and they turned out better than we could've imagined.
    The whole performance and ever song was awesome and they kept the whole place rocking all night.
    We can't wait for another occasion, so we can hire them again.

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    Ryan · Married on 09/09/2017

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    We went to see Soul City multiple times throughout the year before our wedding after we booked them because we LOVED them so much, we couldn't wait for the big day to hang out with them again! They were truly incredible on our wedding day. They are so professional, responsive, and truly care about your guests having the best experience possible. The day after our wedding I texted all of my friends and family asking for pictures and no one could deliver because they said they were on the dance floor all night! Book Soul City for your wedding, you won't be sorry. They are so professional and easy to work with before your wedding, they truly care about making the experience 100% about you. They learned our first dance song that wasn't part of their normal set list and performed it perfectly. We could not have asked for a more perfect band, thank you to Natalie, Pat and the whole crew!!

    Sent on 09/22/2017

    Soul City Band's reply:

    Thank you so much, Ryan! Your wedding was incredibly fun and we loved being a part of your family for the day! Hope to see you at Ryles soon!
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    Christina · Married on 08/26/2017

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    Soul City is a PHENOMENAL band and I highly highly highly recommend them. There was not one person sitting down at our wedding once Soul City started to play. A special thanks to Pat and Natalie, you guys are amazing!

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    Leigha · Married on 08/05/2017

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    AMAZING! Soul City performed at our backyard wedding with 200+ guests in Bartlett, NH in the POURING rain and they were just incredible. Everyone was on the dancefloor all night. Our guests keep calling to ask the name of the band because they just totally killed it all night They were great to work with from day 1, helping to organize the wedding schedule and assist in so many ways I didn't expect. They performed many songs special to us that weren't on their playlists, had the crowd dancing all night even in the mud, and just really made the night so special - I can't recommend them highly enough!

    Sent on 08/07/2017

    Soul City Band's reply:

    Leigha- thank you so much for the amazing review! Your family and friends were equally as wonderful to work with and party with. You were amazing hosts to our band, and we had a blast! Thank you for choosing Soul City!
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    Maureen · Married on 06/24/2017

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    SoulCity is all my wedding guests are talking about. They are an exquisite group their talent is unparalleled and left our dance floor packed the entire evening. Their high energy performances means two things: big smiles from your guests, and very tired dancing feet. Invite SoulCity to your wedding they certainly do not disappoint.

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    Nancy · Married on 03/08/2017

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    Soul City played at my cousin's wedding as the second band ~ we are Greek and have family members in a Greek band. You would think the dance floor would have been packed only during the Greek music, but NO...We were on our feet the entire evening. Another cousin was getting married months later and I told her: "You have to get this band." She did and again we never sat down all night. I recently gathered a group to go to Ryles in Cambridge and we were not disappointed! As their band motto states: There will be dancing. Resistance is futile! Do it!

    Sent on 03/07/2017

    Soul City Band's reply:

    Nancy! Thanks so much! Those weddings were so fun and we were well taken care of. Thanks for the great review! Pat/SoulCity
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    Molly · Married on 09/03/2016

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    The number one thing my finance and I wanted was a packed dance floor which Soul City delivered! From our older relatives to our wild friends, everyone enjoyed the music. The floor wasn't empty once and that's all because Soul City played to the audience and knew exactly what our crowded wanted to hear. They were also a joy to work with and they made sure to play the 'special' songs of the night. They were great and worth every penny!

    Sent on 10/29/2016

    Soul City Band's reply:

    Thanks for your review, it was our pleasure to work with you and we had the best time rockin' the dance floor ! Best wishes always, Pat/SoulCity
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    Ellen · Married on 07/18/2015

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    Soul City did a PHENOMENAL job playing at our wedding reception. Going into wedding planning, my husband and I knew we wanted a band and that it would be a significant financial push for us compared to hiring a DJ. Soul City was worth every penny. They were super easy to plan/coordinate with leading up to the wedding, and they learned a handful of songs for us for our first dance and parent dances. They have AMAZING vocals and their horns section really took everything up a notch for us. My wedding was over a year ago, and we still have guests telling us that our wedding had the best dance party they've ever been to and that our band was unbelievable. I can't thank them enough for absolutely making our wedding!!

    Sent on 12/13/2016

    Soul City Band's reply:

    Thanks for your review, so happy that you were pleased with Soul City! Sounds like you had as much fun as we did thanks again!
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    Erin · Married on 10/15/2011

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    I can't say enough about how fantastic Soul City was. There was not one person at our wedding who was not on the floor and dancing. If you like motown and funk music, this is your band. Their 10 piece ensemble is amazing - they have male and female vocalists, and a brass section! We had multiple guests ask us about the band and inquire how far they would travel. I will absolutely book them again in the future - maybe for a big birthday or anniversary celebration. Pat Wallace, the manager, was in contact with me often leading up to the wedding, and they were able to accomodate our requests for ceremony music as well. We got married on a rainy October night in Vermont, and they heated things up! Best wedding band ever!

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    Kelly · Married on 07/26/2008

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    We used Soul City for our wedding and they had everyone up the entire night. So many of our guests after the wedding contacted us asking about the band and where they could hear them play again!

    We LOVED them!

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    JERRY · event on: 12/10/2016

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    Wow, where to begin? Soul City is one super-incredible band. We first heard them when we walked into a party in our neighborhood and, halfway through the second song, we knew we had found the perfect band for our upcoming celebration.

    So, we hired them for the big birthday party. Besides filling the dance floor the entire night and having at least 50 people tell us how great the band is, dealing with Pat on a business level was flawless. Even though the event was “just” a birthday party, there were multiple performers, some recorded music, a house sound system to handle all of the audio, some rehearsing with a guest singer, and a rough schedule to help organize the flow. Our favorite quote from Pat, when we suggested postponing a decision/detail was “let’s dot all the I’s and cross all the T’s as early as possible, like now”.

    Their performance is flawless, their music irresistible; you will dance. We are big fans now. At Ryles, we brought in 2017 with a few friends and Soul City. A sold-out crowd rocked all night long on a packed dance floor. What fun!

    And people are still telling us how much they enjoyed the band at our party. Soul City.

    Sent on 01/07/2017

    Soul City Band's reply:

    Thanks Jerry and Carol, you guys were great to work with as well, and what a party! Cheers!
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    Santiago · Married on 07/28/2016

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    When we got the confirmation that Soul City was going to be doing our wedding reception, we were ecstatic. But when the Big Day finally came, we weren’t remotely prepared for the masterclass level of professionalism and perfection of the entire group. No one could have imagined just how exciting and memorable the entire experience would be, and we couldn’t be more grateful for such a team of caring and magnetic personalities.

    The feedback was the same across the board: “This was the best wedding reception I’ve ever been to.” No doubt, Soul City played a direct role in the best wedding we could have ever asked for. Thank you thank you thank you Soul City. A thousand times over, there’s no one we’d recommend more for any event than Soul City Boston!

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