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East Coast Soul

Soul Band from Boston, MA Will travel up to 500 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 4 Reviews
  • 7 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2010
  • 1 Award or Badge
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Starting at $2,000 per event

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East Coast Soul is an elite, award winning funk, soul, and R&B ensemble based in Boston, Massachusetts. We are more than a band. We are a collective of Boston, New York, and New England's finest musicians focused on bringing an unparalleled level of energy and style to your event. A collection of Berklee professors, alumni, and other elite performers, we have curated a timeless repertoire through years of performance experience and proudly present it with our own unique, soulful style and energy. ~The Knot: 5-Star Rating; "Hall of Fame" Inductee; "Best of Weddings" Award: 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 ~WeddingWire: 5-Star Rating; "Couple's Choice" Award -- 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 ~GigMasters: 5-Star Rating It would be hard to overstate and/or encapsulate in 3500 characters how good East Coast Soul is. Next to deciding to marry my spouse, this was the best decision I made in regards our wedding day. As you might expect, the whole process was easy, from the band initially getting in touch with us, to getting a sense of what we wanted/didn't want, to helping us with ceremony sound. They have a very easy-to-complete google survey for your preferences, timing, etc. Showed up to the venue well ahead of time, ready to go. All thumbs up on the organizational front. But let me talk about the band. Oh my god, the band. At some point during my mother/son dance, when I let my attention widen in scope, I thought to myself in the back of my mind, "Damn, these guys are GOOD." And then it just got better. And better. And better. The entire main set, I don't think there was one butt in a chair. Our family friends' younger daughter, who I've been told is shy and introverted, was dancing the entire night. An older relative who I didn't even think could safely walk up three flights of stairs danced the entire night. I think the guy dishing out Ben and Jerry's in the back corner was dancing the entire night. I have several friends that range from very-good-amateur to professional-level musicians who were standing transfixed in front of the stage like they were at a concert. During the final song I crowd surfed (!). My spouse crowd surfed (!!!!). The lead singer crowd surfed (!!!!!!!!!!). After the whole thing was over people were left looking at each other in that manner that people do when they need to confirm that what just happened, happened, and that they weren't having a hallucination. It was that good. It goes without saying that everyone was asking me for the band's name, telling me this was the best band they have ever seen at a wedding, etc. etc. etc., all the accolades you normally hear about in wedding reviews. But it was better than that. It was a religious experience. I find myself waking abruptly in the middle of the night because I was shouting The Isley Brothers in my sleep. I'm worried the dry cleaner won't be able to clean my suit because it got so sweaty. I'm still not sure if my uncle has gotten his voice back yet. Please, let me help you save some of your wedding planning time for flowers or photographers or linens or whatever else you need. Book this band. Right. Now." “My fiancee was not sure about the idea of getting a band for our wedding. She was content with a DJ and I really had to sell her on the idea that a band was the way to go. It was, her words not mine, "the best decision I have ever persuaded her to buy into". When I was trying to find the best band that fit our budget (as young, recent college graduates), East Coast Soul rose above the rest. They were the most comfortable, down-to-earth band that I dealt with during the "recruiting process". The weeks leading up to the wedding, East Coast Soul worked with myself and my fiance to provide us with a customized wedding experience fit for our venue and our crowd. Given the fact that I had been to one previous wedding and my fiance had never been to one, we were desperate for assistance. East Coast Soul talked us through what the day of the wedding would look like, and were comfortable to make suggestions and recommendations (about both the day and the music selection) that would help prepare us for what was to come. The wide variety of music played (from classics to contemporary) was phenomenal for the diverse crowd. The music was AWESOME. I cannot tell you the number of people who came up to me during the night, and days after the event talking to me about how "this was the best wedding band they have ever heard". The crowd was ALIVE and even people who had to go home because of work the next day stayed until the very end. Everyone from younger relatives to our friends in their 20's to parents and grandparents were on the dance floor until the very end! Our wedding was truly something special, and I cannot think of any other band that would have fit our wedding better than East Coast Soul. It was truly everything that we could have asked for...and then some.”

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Review by Dahrika Y.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on August 27, 2011From Cambridge, MA

Great show! Thank you!

Review by Dave P.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on October 30, 2010From Chocorua, NH

East Coast Soul played funky, danceable, accessible songs that had people of all generations dancing at our wedding. Second to seeing my wife walk down the aisle, the best memory of my wedding day was looking out over the dance floor half way through their first set, and seeing it packed. All night people were saying, "this band is great" not as conversation filler, but because they couldn't help expressing how much they were enjoying themselves. The horns, the three singers, and the dance moves really impressed. From the beginning I had the feeling East Coast Soul would do a good job, and they exceeded my expectations.

Review by John S.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on October 8, 2016From Jackson, NH

Working with this band was incredible. From our initial engagement all the way to the event itself, the band and it's members were extremely accommodating. Our wedding was fairly unconventional, and the band rolled right along with all of our odd requests. Not only did they learn a Vulfpeck tune for us, but the rest of their set was incredible and much of it was not the standard wedding band tunes you'd expect. They had us dancing all night, and their sound was full and fun!

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Song List

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  • Al Green | Let's Stay Together
  • Al Green | Love and Happiness
  • Al Green | Take Me To The River
  • Al Green | Tired of Being Alone
  • Alicia Keya | Empire State of Mind
  • Alicia Keys | No One
  • Alicia Keys | Fallin'
  • Alicia Keys | If I Ain't Got You
  • Amy Winehouse | Rehab
  • Anthony Hamilton | Can't Let Go
  • Anthony Hamilton | I Know What Loves All About
  • Aretha Franklin | Respect
  • Aretha Franklin | Chain of Fools
  • Aretha Franklin | The Weight
  • Aretha Franklin | Rocksteady
  • Arrested Development | People Everyday
  • B.O.B F/Hayley Williams | Airplanes
  • Barry White | Can't Get Enough Of Your Love Babe
  • Ben E. King | Stand By Me
  • Beyonce | Crazy In Love
  • Beyonce | Single Ladies
  • Beyonce | End Of Time
  • Beyonce | Halo
  • Bill Preston | Will It Go Round In Circles
  • Bill Withers | Use Me
  • Bill Withers | Lovely Day
  • Bill Withers | Ain't No Sunshine
  • Bill Withers | Grandma's Hands
  • Bill Withers | Just the Two of Us
  • Bill Withers | Lean on Me
  • Billy Idol | Mony Mony
  • Billy Joel | Just The Way You Are
  • Billy Joel | Only The Good Die Young
  • Billy Joel | Piano Man
  • Billy Joel | She's Got A Way
  • Black Crowes | Hard to Handle
  • Black Crowes | My Morning Song
  • Black Crowes | Remedy
  • Black Eyed Peas | I Gotta Feelin
  • Black Eyed Peas | Where is the Love
  • Black Eyed Peas | Don't Phunk With My Heart
  • Black Eyed Peas | Hey Mama
  • BLACKstreet Featuring Dr. Dre | No Diggity
  • Bob Marley | Is This Love
  • Bob Marley | No Woman No Cry
  • Bob Marley | One Love
  • Bob Marley | Stir it Up
  • Bob Marley | Buffalo Soldier
  • Bob Marley | Could You Be Loved
  • Bob Marley | Exodus
  • Bob Marley | Get Up Stand Up
  • Bob Marley | I Shot The Sheriff
  • Bob Marley | Jamming
  • Bob Marley | Satisfy My Soul
  • Bob Marley | Waiting In Vain
  • Bob Seger | Rock 'n Roll
  • Boyz II Men | Motown Philly
  • Brian Setzer | Rock This Town
  • Bruce Springsteen | Born To Run
  • Bruce Springsteen | Born In the U.S.A.
  • Bruce Springsteen | Glory Days
  • Bruno Mars | Grenade
  • Buddy Miles | Them Changes
  • Buddy Rich | Slow Funk
  • Carl Carlton | She's a Bad Mama Jama
  • Carly Rae Jepsen | Call Me Maybe
  • Cee-Lo | Forget U
  • Chaka Kahn | Tell Me Something Good
  • Charles Wright | Express Yourself
  • Cheryl Lynn | To Be Real
  • Cheryl Lynn | Got To Be Real
  • Christina Aguilera | Ain't No Other Man
  • Christina Aguilera | Fighter
  • Coolio | Fantastic Voyage
  • Corinne Bailey Rae | Closer
  • Corinne Bailey Rae | I'd Like To
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival | Bad Moon Rising
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival | Love the One You're With
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival | Travelin' Band
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival | Up Around the Bend
  • Crosby | Stills & Nash
  • Curtis Mayfield | Move On Up
  • Curtis Mayfield | Superfly
  • D'Angelo | How Does It Feel
  • D'Angelo | Brown Sugar
  • D'Angelo | Lady
  • D'Angelo | When We Get By
  • DeBarge | All This Love
  • Destiny's Child | Survivor
  • Destiny's Child | Say My Name
  • Dion and the Belmonts | Run Around Sue
  • Donny Hathaway | A Song for You (Leon Russell)
  • Doobie Brothers | Black Water
  • Doobie Brothers | Jesus is Just Alright
  • Doobie Brothers | Listen To The Music
  • Doobie Brothers | Long Train Runnin'
  • Dr. John | Right Place
  • Dusty Springfield | Son of a Preacher Man
  • Earth Wind and Fire | September
  • Earth Wind and Fire | Beijo
  • Earth Wind and Fire | Can't Hide Love
  • Earth Wind and Fire | Getaway
  • Earth Wind and Fire | Let's Groove
  • Earth Wind and Fire | Mighty Mighty
  • Earth Wind and Fire | Saturday Night
  • Earth Wind and Fire | Shining Star
  • Earth Wind and Fire | After The Love Is Gone
  • Earth Wind and Fire | Fantasy
  • Earth Wind and Fire | Got to Get You into My Life
  • Earth Wind and Fire | Serpentine
  • Earth Wind and Fire | Yearnin Learnin ("Gratitude" album)
  • Elton John | Bennie and the Jets
  • Elton John | Rocket Man
  • Elton John | Tiny Dancer
  • Elton John | Your Song
  • Elvis Presley | A Little Less Conversation
  • Emily King | Walk In My Shoes
  • Emily King | You & I
  • En Vogue | Never Gonna Get It/Free Your Mind Medley
  • Etta James | Sunday Kind of Love
  • Flo Rida | Good Feeling
  • Free | Alright Now
  • Gap Band | Outstanding
  • Gladys Knight and the Pips | Midnight Train To Georgia
  • Gnarls Barkley | Crazy
  • Grand Funk Railroad | Some Kind of Wonderful
  • House Of Pain | Jump Around
  • Ike and Tina Turner | Proud Mary
  • India.Arie | Video
  • Jackie Wilson | Higher and Higher
  • Jackson 5 | I Want You Back
  • Jackson 5 | ABC
  • Jackson 5 | I'll Be There
  • James Gang | Funk #49
  • Jamiroquai | Virtual Insanity
  • Janelle Monae | Locked Inside
  • Jason Derulo | Whatcha Say
  • Jay-Z | Show Me What You Got
  • Jill Scott | Golden
  • Jimi Hendrix | Crosstown Traffic
  • Jimi Hendrix | Fire
  • Jimi Hendrix | Foxey Lady
  • Jimi Hendrix | Hey Joe
  • Jimi Hendrix | Little Wing
  • Jimi Hendrix | Watchtower
  • Joe | I Wanna Know
  • Joe Cocker | With a Little Help From My Friends (Live Version)
  • Joe Cocker | The Letter
  • Joe Cocker/Jackson 5 | Feelin' Alright
  • John Legend | Stay With You
  • Journey | Don't Stop Believin'
  • Journey | Any Way You Want It
  • Journey | Wheel In The Sky
  • Justin Timberlake | Rock Your Body
  • Justin Timberlake | Like I Love You
  • Justin Timberlake | LoveStoned
  • Justin Timberlake | Señorita
  • Kanye West | Flashing Lights
  • Katy Perry | Firework
  • KC & The Sunshine Band | Shake Shake Shake
  • KC & The Sunshine Band | That's the Way
  • KC and the Sunshine Band | Get Down Tonight
  • Kelly Clarkson | Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)
  • Kool and the Gang | Hollywood Swinging
  • Kool and the Gang | Get Down On It
  • Kool and the Gang | Celebration
  • Kool and the Gang | Ladies Night
  • Kool and the Gang | Fresh
  • Kool and the Gang | Jungle Boogie
  • La Roux | Bulletproof
  • Lady Gaga | Bad Romance
  • Lady Gaga | Born This Way
  • Lady Gaga | Edge of Glory
  • Lauryn Hill | Doo Wop
  • Lauryn Hill | Killing Me Softly
  • Led Zeppelin | Good Times Bad Times
  • Led Zeppelin | Heartbreaker
  • Led Zeppelin | Rock 'n Roll
  • Led Zeppelin | Trampled Underfoot
  • Led Zeppelin | Whole Lotta Love
  • Lionel Ritchie | All Night Long
  • Looking Glass | Brandy
  • Luther Vandross | Always and Forever
  • Luther Vandross | Can I Take You Out Tonight
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd | Sweet Home Alabama
  • Marc Cohn | Walking In Memphis
  • Mariah Carey | Always Be My Baby
  • Marvin Gaye | Ain't No Mountain High Enough
  • Marvin Gaye | Mercy Mercy Me/What's Goin' On
  • Marvin Gaye | Let's Get It On
  • Marvin Gaye | How Sweet It Is
  • Marvin Gaye | What's Goin On
  • Marvin Gaye | Got To Give It Up
  • Marvin Gaye | Heard It Through The Grapevine
  • Mary J. Blige | Real Love
  • Mary J. Blige | Family Affair
  • Maxwell | Pretty Wings
  • Michael Jackson | Rock With You
  • Michael Jackson | Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
  • Michael Jackson | Billie Jean
  • Michael Jackson | P.Y.T.
  • Michael Jackson | Can You Feel It
  • Michael Jackson | Workin' Day and Night
  • Michael Jackson | The Way You Make Me Feel
  • Michael Jackson | Wanna Be Startin' Something
  • Michael Jackson | Black or White
  • Michael Jackson | Don't Stop Til You Get Enough
  • Michael Jackson | Thriller
  • Michael Jackson | You Rock My World
  • Michael Jackson | Beat It
  • Michael Jackson | Dirty Diana
  • Michael Jackson | Man In the Mirror
  • Michael Jackson | Remember The Time
  • Michael Jackson | Smooth Criminal
  • Montell Jordan | This Is How We Do It
  • Musiq Soulchild | 143
  • Musiq Soulchild | Just Friends
  • Musiq Soulchild | Love
  • N'dambi | Can't Hardly Wait
  • Naughty by Nature | Down With O.P.P.
  • Ne-Yo | Sexy Love
  • Nelly | Hot In Herre
  • Notorious B.I.G. | Mo Money Mo Problems
  • Notorious B.I.G. | Big Poppa
  • Notorious B.I.G. | Hypnotize
  • Notorious B.I.G. | Juicy
  • Ohio Players | Love Rollarcoaster
  • OneRepublic | Apologize
  • Otis Redding | Satisfaction
  • Otis Redding | I've Been Lovin' You Too Long
  • Otis Redding | (Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay
  • Otis Redding | Hard to Handle
  • Outkast | Prototype
  • Outkast | The Way You Move
  • Outkast | Hey Ya!
  • Outkast | The Whole World
  • Patti Labelle | Lady Marmalade
  • Paul Simon | Father Daughter
  • Paul Simon | Call Me Al
  • Paul Simon | Late In The Evening
  • Paul Simon | Still Crazy After All These Years
  • Percy Sledge | When a Man Loves a Woman
  • Pink | Raise Your Glass
  • Pras featuring Mya & Ol' Dirty Bastard | Ghetto Superstar
  • Prince | 1999
  • Prince | Wanna Be Your Lover
  • Prince | Kiss
  • Prince | Let's Go Crazy
  • Prince | Adore
  • Prince | I Would Die 4 U (as an interlude)
  • Queen | Another One Bites The Dust
  • Queen | Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Queen | Fat Bottom Girls
  • R. Kelly | Ignition (Remix)
  • R. Kelly | Step in the Name of Love
  • Ray Charles | What'd I Say?
  • Ray Charles | Georgia On My Mind
  • Ray Charles/Aretha Franklin | Night Time Is The Right Time/Dr. Feelgood
  • Rick James | Give It To Me Baby
  • Rick James | Super Freak
  • Rihanna | Umbrella
  • Rihanna | Don't Stop The Music
  • Rihanna | We found love
  • Robin Thicke | Magic
  • Rolling Stones | Honkey Tonk Woman
  • Rolling Stones | Gimme Shelter
  • Rolling Stones | Beast of Burden
  • Rolling Stones | Brown Sugar
  • Rolling Stones | Can't Always Get What You Want
  • Rolling Stones | Start Me Up
  • Rolling Stones | Sympathy For The Devil
  • Salt-N-Pepa | Shoop
  • Salt-N-Pepa/Linda Lyndell | Whatta Man
  • Sam & Dave | Soul Man
  • Sam & Dave | Hold On I'm Coming
  • Sam Cooke | A Change Gonna Come
  • Santana | Black Magic Woman
  • Santana | Evil Ways
  • Santana | Oye Como Va
  • Screamin' Jay Hawkins | I put a Spell On You
  • Sir Mack Rice | Mustang Sally
  • Sister Sledge | We Are Family
  • Sly and the Family Stone | I Want To Take You Higher
  • Sly and the Family Stone | Sing A Simple Song
  • Sly and the Family Stone | Thank you (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)
  • Sly and the Family Stone | Dance To The Music
  • Sly and the Family Stone | Everyday People
  • Sly and the Family Stone | If You Want Me To Stay
  • Sly and the Family Stone | Loose booty
  • Sly and the Family Stone | Stand!
  • Snoop Dogg | "Beautiful
  • Snoop Dogg | Drop It Like It's Hot
  • Standard | Hava Nagila
  • Staple Singers | I'll Take You There
  • Steppenwolf | Born To Be Wild
  • Steppenwolf | Magic Carpet Ride
  • Steve Miller | Fly Like And Eagle
  • Steve Miller | Take the Money and Run
  • Steve Miller | The Joker
  • Stevie Ray Vaughn | Cold Shot
  • Stevie Ray Vaughn | House is Rockin'
  • Stevie Ray Vaughn | Pride and Joy
  • Stevie Wonder | Signed Sealed Delivered
  • Stevie Wonder | Did I Hear You Say You Love Me
  • Stevie Wonder | I Was Made to Love Her
  • Stevie Wonder | Sir Duke
  • Stevie Wonder | Superstition
  • Stevie Wonder | I Wish
  • Stevie Wonder | Boogie on Reggae Woman
  • Stevie Wonder | Do I Do
  • Stevie Wonder | Ribbon in the Sky
  • Stevie Wonder | Sunshine of My Life
  • Stevie Wonder | Another Star
  • Stevie Wonder | As
  • Stevie Wonder | For Once In My Life
  • Stevie Wonder | Higher Ground
  • Stevie Wonder | Isn't She Lovely
  • Stevie Wonder | All In Love Is Fair
  • Stevie Wonder | Hey Love
  • Stevie Wonder | Knocks Me Off My Feet
  • Stevie Wonder | Living For the City
  • Stevie Wonder | Love's In Need of Love Today
  • Stevie Wonder | You Haven't Done Nothin'
  • Taio Cruz | Dynamite
  • The Beatles | Something
  • The Beatles | A Hard Day's Night
  • The Beatles | All You Need Is Love
  • The Beatles | Can't Buy Me Love
  • The Beatles | Day Tripper
  • The Beatles | Eleanor Rigby
  • The Beatles | From Me to You
  • The Beatles | Get Back
  • The Beatles | Hello
  • The Beatles | Help!
  • The Beatles | I Feel Fine
  • The Beatles | I Want to Hold Your Hand
  • The Beatles | Lady Madonna
  • The Beatles | Love Me Do
  • The Beatles | Paperback Writer
  • The Beatles | She Loves You
  • The Beatles | Ticket to Ride
  • The Beatles | We Can Work It Out
  • The Beatles | Yellow Submarine
  • The Beatles/Wilson Pickett | Hey Jude
  • The Commodores | Brick House
  • The Contours | Do You Love Me?
  • The Isley Brothers | It's Your Thing
  • The Isley Brothers | Twist and Shout
  • The Isley Brothers | Shout
  • The Jacksons | Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)
  • The Stylistics | People Make the World Go Round
  • The Sugarhill Gang | Rapper's Delight
  • The Temptations | Ain't too Proud to Beg
  • The Temptations | My Girl
  • The Temptations | Papa Was a Rolling Stone
  • The Temptations | Standing on Shaky Ground
  • The Who | Baba O'reilly
  • The Who | Who Are You
  • Three Dog Night | Joy To The World
  • Tina Turner | We Don't Need Another Hero (Mad Max)
  • Tina Turner | What's Love Got To Do With It
  • TLC | No Scrubs
  • TLC | Creep
  • TLC | Waterfalls
  • Usher | Caught Up
  • Usher ft. Pitbull | DJ Got Us Falling In Love Again
  • Van Morrison | Bright Side of the Road
  • Van Morrison | Brown Eyed Girl
  • Van Morrison | Crazy Love
  • Van Morrison | Moondance
  • Van Morrison | Wild Night
  • Whitney Houston | I Wanna Dance with Somebody
  • Young MC | Bust A Move

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Past Events

October 8, 2016 • Wedding Reception
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August 23, 2014 • Camp Waziyatah
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