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East Coast Soul

east coast soul party band A member of StyleMePretty’s “Little Black Book”, The Knot’s “Hall of Fame” and five-time winner of the Knot and WeddingWire’s “Best Of” Awards

East Coast Soul is a premier funk, soul, and R&B cover band ensemble collective. East Coast Soul is more than a cover or wedding band. They are a tight knit group of close friends; a collective of committed, full-time musicians focused on bringing an unparalleled level of energy and style to your event. They have curated a timeless repertoire through years of live music performance experiences and proudly present live entertainment with their own unique, soulful style and energy.

Multiple ensembles. One Sound.

East Coast Soul is a boutique collective of elite musical ensembles, each based on the same core repertoire and performance style but inspired by the unique energy of their musicians and vocalists.

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Testimonials

“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.”

“Are you looking for a wedding band that will blow your guest away? Are you looking to have a huge non-stop dance party at your wedding with your friends and family running up to you and saying, “Can I be a groupie for this band?!?!”. Then look no further, stop thinking about anything else and book East Coast Soul! We were originally introduced to ECS at a friend’s wedding, and to put it lightly, they were so amazing that I lost my voice the next morning from all the fun the crowd was having. When my fiancé popped the question and we were planning the logistics of our wedding, we both knew that we wanted ECS at our wedding. We are so thankful they had an opening, and quickly booked them to be our band. Working with the managers of ECS, specifically Sean and Art, was wonderful, stress-free, and effortless. They are prompt, professional, kind, and down to earth. They are willing to work with you for anything in order to make your day shine. And then comes the wedding night–and oh goodness did the band deliver! I’ve never seen a band play with as much heart, soul, and gusto as ECS. They were able to play a diverse array of music to cater to all our guests, young or old(er). Everyone was dancing the night away, and the lead singers truly put on a performance show. They know how to gauge the crowd, which songs to play, and when to bust out the insane dance moves. Yes, this band comes equipped with dance moves too! We are so thankful to have had the opportunity of ECS performing at our wedding. They are truly electrifying and provided us with such fun memories that we will cherish for a lifetime. Book them TODAY!”

“East Coast Soul was, without a doubt, the most incredible wedding band we ever could have asked for. We booked them sight unseen after seeing a different ensemble from the band play at another wedding several years ago, and never thought twice about booking a new ensemble without seeing them prior. We had 7 pieces and it was perfect. They have a very involved form that clients fill out to create the best night possible with the clients’ visions prioritized from the beginning. This form and the details are not set in stone, though, so you are free to edit and amend throughout the planning process as your vision changes: this is ideal because not all major music decisions are easy to make from the beginning. The details are not so much that they are overwhelming, though. It is just enough to feel like you as the client have control over the event and the flow, while also giving ECS the freedom to do what they do best. We chose to have the band run the show – we did not have many stipulations or requests, and we are so happy that we had ECS use their best judgment of the night and the crowd to optimize the performance. They handled absolutely everything A/V from the beginning: from a gorgeous guitar playing for the ceremony, to the wedding party introductions, through the first dances (they even changed a lyric in a song for us as well as learned a new song), toasts, and the dance floor. They had suggestions for all of the processionals/entrance songs, and we were so happy to have gone with their selections that made more sense than what we had initially requested. Their set list is long, diverse, and fantastic. Everyone was out on the dance floor all night. Their breaks were appropriately timed, they maintained high energy all night, and they got the party going again after people took breaks from the dance floor. They were excited, engaged, and seemed truly happy to be there with us on our special night. Their vocalists even got out on the dance floor with us to engage with the crowd. They did not have any special requests or needs and were so easy to accommodate and work with from the beginning. ECS was the first thing we booked for our wedding after the venue, and we’re so glad we did. This band is well worth it: you’ll be happy you booked them, and you’ll never look back.”

Song list

ARTIST SONG GENRE DECADE
Marvin Gaye Ain’t No Mountain Soul/R&B 1960’s
Stevie Wonder Signed Sealed Delivered Soul/R&B 1960’s
Tina Turner Proud Mary Classic Rock/Soul 1960’s
Aretha Franklin Think Soul/R&B 1960’s
Aretha Franklin Rock Steady Soul/R&B 1970’s
Michael Jackson Rock With You Pop/R&B 1970’s
Prince Kiss Pop/R&B 1980’s
Stevie Wonder Do I Do Funk Soul/R&B 1980’s
Earth Wind & Fire September Funk/Soul/R& 1980’s
Backstreet Boys I Want It That Way Pop 1990’s
Beyonce Love On Top Pop/R&B 2010’s
Sly & The Family Stone Sing A Simple Song Funk/Soul/R&B 1960’s
The Staple Singers I’ll Take You There Soul/R&B 1970’s
Mary Jane All Night Long Hip-Hop/R&B 1990’s
Boyz II Men Motownphilly Pop/R&B 1990’s
Justin Timberlake Let The Groove Get In Pop/R&B 2010’s
Lauryn Hill Doo Wop (That Thing) Hip-Hop/R&B 1990’s
Jay Z Show Me What You Got (Intro) Pop 2000’s
Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Get Lucky Pop/R&B 2010’s
The Temptations Ain’t Too Proud To Beg Soul/R&B 1960’s
Aretha Franklin Respect Soul/R&B 1960’s
Ray Charles What’d I Say Soul/R&B 1960’s
Stevie Wonder For Once in My Life Funk/Soul/R&B 1960’s
Stevie Wonder Superstition Funk/Soul/R&B 1970’s
The Emotions Best of My Love Funk R&B 1970’s
Prince I Wanna Be Your Lover Pop/R&B 1970’s
Notorious B.I.G. Juicy Hip-Hop/R&B 1990’s
Bruno Mars Treasure Pop/R&B 2010’s
Sly & The Family Stone Thank You Funk/Soul/R&B 1960’s
Earth Wind & Fire Sing A Song Funk/Soul/R&B 1970’s
Chaka Khan We Can Work It Out Funk/R&B 1980’s
Stevie Wonder Did I Hear You Say You Love Me Funk/Soul/R&B 1980’s
Bell Biv DeVoe Poison Hip-Hop/R&B 1990’s
Justin Timberlake Seniorita Pop/R&B 2000’s
N Sync Tearin’ Up My Heart Pop 1990’s
Justin Timberlake Suit & Tie Pop/R&B 2010’s
Jason Derulo Want To Want Me Pop/R&B 2010’s
Notorious B.I.G. Mo Money Mo Problems Hip-Hop/R&B 1990’s
Sam & Dave Hold On, I’m Coming Soul/R&B 1960’s
Sam & Dave Soul Man Soul/R&B 1960’s
Earth Wind & Fire Shining Star Funk/Soul/R&B 1970’s
Cheryl Lynn Got To Be Real Funk/R&B 1970’s
Patti Labelle Lady Marmalade Funk/R&B 1970’s
Whitney Houston I Wanna Dance With Somebody Pop/R&B 1980’s
Montell Jordan This Is How We Do it Hip-Hop/R&B 1990’s
Marc Ronson Uptown Funk feat. Bruno Mars Pop/R&B 2010’s
The Four Tops Sugar Pie Honey Bunch Soul/R&B 1960’s
Sly & The Family Stone I Want To Take You Higher Funk/Soul/R&B 1960’s
Michael Jackson Smooth Criminal Pop/R&B 1980’s
Michael Jackson Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough Pop/R&B 1980’s
Mark Morrison Return Of The Mack Hip-Hop/R&B 1990’s
Justin Timberlake Rock Your Body Pop 2000’s
Coldplay Adventure of a Lifetime Pop/R&B 2010’s
Taylor Swift Style 2010’s
Little Richard Keep A Knockin’ Soul/R&B 1960’s
Stevie Wonder Living for the City (Interlude) Funk/Soul/R&B 1970’s
Chaka Khan I’m Every Woman Funk/R&B 1970’s
The Jacksons Blame It On the Boogie Pop/R&B 1970’s
Rick James Give It To Me Baby Funk/R&B 1980’s
Mary J. Blige Real Love Neo-Soul/R&B 1990’s
Mary J. Blige Family Affair Pop/R&B 2000’s
Maroon 5 What Lovers Do Pop 2010’s
The Isley Brothers It’s Your Thing Soul/R&B 1960’s
Michael Jackson Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ Pop/R&B 1980’s
TwoPac California Love Hip-Hop/R&B 1990’s
Lettuce Lettsanity Funk/R&B 2010’s
Justin Beiber Sorry Pop/R&B 2010’s
Maroon 5 Sugar 2010’s
Stevie Wonder I Wish Funk/Soul/R&B 1970’s
Michael Jackson The Way You Make Me Feel Pop/R&B 1980’s
Blackstreet No Diggity Hip-Hop/R&B 1990’s
Beyonce Deja Vu Pop 2000’s
Charles Wright Express Yourself Soul/R&B 1960’s
DNCE Cake By The Ocean 2010’s
Major Lazer Lean On 2010’s
Jackson 5 I Want You Back Soul/R&B 1970’s
Stevie Wonder Sir Duke Funk/Soul/R&B 1970’s
Michael Jackson Billie Jean Pop/R&B 1980’s
Beyonce Crazy In Love Pop/R&B 2000’s
Amy Winehouse Valerie Pop/R&B 2000’s
Dua Lipa New Rules Pop 2010’s
Katy Perry Teenage Dream Pop 2010’s
Michael Jackson Love Never Felt So Good Pop/R&B 2010’s
The Temptations My Girl Soul/R&B 1960’s
Ben E. King Stand By Me Soul/R&B 1960’s
Jackie Wilson Higher & Higher Soul/R&B 1960’s
The Supremes You Can’t Hurry Love Soul/R&B 1960’s
Jackson 5 I’ll Be There Soul/R&B 1970’s
Al Green Let’s Stay Together Soul/R&B 1970’s
Abba Dancing Queen Classic Rock 1970’s
Chaka Khan Tell Me Something Good Funk/R&B 1970’s
Chaka Khan Ain’t Nobody Funk/R&B 1980’s
Lionel Richie All Night Long Pop/R&B 1980’s
Michael Jackson Black Or White Pop/R&B 1990’s
Prince Let’s Go Crazy Pop/R&B 1980’s
Luther Vandross Never Too Much Soul/R&B 1980’s
Michael Jackson P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) Pop/R&B 1980’s
Ginuwine Pony Hip-Hop/R&B 1990’s
Ray LaMontagne You Are The Best Thing Pop/R&B 2000’s
Bruno Mars 24K Magic Pop/R&B 2010’s
Walk The Moon Shut Up And Dance Pop/R&B 2010’s
Bruno Mars That’s What I Like Pop/R&B 2010’s
Rihanna We Found Love Pop/R&B 2010’s
Justin Timberlake Can’t Stop The Feeling Pop/R&B 2010’s
Various Artists Shout/Hey Jude Finale Soul/R&B 1960’s
Lizzo Juice Pop/R&B 2010’s
Otis Redding (Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay Soul/R&B 1960’s
Etta James At Last Soul/Jazz 1960’s
Sam Cooke Bring It On Home To Me Soul/R&B 1960’s
Marvin Gaye How Sweet It Is Soul/R&B 1960’s
Sam Cooke You Send Me Soul/R&B 1960’s
Van Morrison Brown Eyed Girl Classic Rock/Soul 1960’s
Ray Charles Georgia On My Mind Soul/R&B 1960’s
Neil Diamond Sweet Caroline Classic Rock/Pop 1960’s
Van Morrison Crazy Love Classic Rock/Soul 1970’s
Van Morrison Days Like This Classic Rock/Soul 1970’s
Van Morrison Into The Mystic Classic Rock/Soul 1970’s
Billy Joel Just The Way You Are Classic Rock/Pop 1970’s
Bill Withers Lovely Day Soul/R&B 1970’s
Marvin Gaye What’s Going On Soul/R&B 1970’s
Stevie Wonder You Are the Sunshine Funk/Soul/R&B 1970’s
Stevie Wonder Boogie On Reggae Woman Funk/Soul/R&B 1970’s

And Many More: 786 Songs in their repertoire 

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