Boston Wedding Bands

East Coast Soul is an award winning Boston Wedding Band specializing in funk, soul, and R&B music for weddings, functions, nightclubs, and more.

Learn more about what makes us one of the most talked about ensembles in the region.

 

Boston Wedding Bands

East Coast Soul is a passionate collective of musicians focused on bringing an unparalleled level of energy and style to your event.

Boston Wedding Band

Boston Wedding Band

Boston wedding bands caught a bad rap there for a while, if we’re being honest. Cheesy song-choices, sub-par performances, bad hair, and even worse outfits – what’s to like? We at East Coast Soul set out to change that. A group of close musical friends from the Boston area, we felt as if we had something to offer as an elite Boston wedding band.

From day one, the focus with East Coast Soul has been setting a new standard for live music and event entertainment. Year after year, our efforts have been reflected in the feedback of countless newlyweds, their friends, and families. We’re so grateful to be consistently rated as one of Boston’s best wedding bands via the folks at the Knot, WeddingWire, GigMasters and more.

It’s taken just a few short years, but in that time, we’ve been fortuante to gain a reputation as one of the Boston area’s truly elite wedding entertainment vendors. Now, as one of the most sought after wedding bands in the area, our reputation regularly brings us across Massachusetts and New England. Whether it’s a black tie gala at one of Newport’s historic mansions, or a rustic gathering in the woods of Maine; a beachside wedding on Cape Cod, or a mountain-top affair in New Hampshire; a barn wedding in Vermont or country-chic affair in Connecticut, East Coast Soul has experienced it all.

Boston Wedding Band

Boston Wedding Band

The core of our strength lies in uncompromising performances based on a finely tuned repertoire. We’ve developed this approach through years of experience on the Boston wedding band scene. You probably noticed the “Soul” in our name. Yes, we love soul music. However, we want to make sure you are aware that we love all genres of music, from modern pop to classic swing and everything in between. Over the years, we’ve developed a deep understanding of what will keeps eclectic groups of family and friends on the dance floor. We’ll blend this approach with your tastes to provide the ideal performance from your Boston wedding band.

But you need more than just great music from your wedding band, right? It’s about the entire process, from planning to performance. We’ll work with you, your planner, and your venue to iron out a complete itinerary for the evening. We can then handle moving from portion to portion of the evening while interacting with your guests in a manner you prefer. This is a big part of what sets us apart from other Boston wedding bands: our preparation and organization during your event.

It’s also about value. Unlike other Boston wedding bands, when working with East Coast Soul, you don’t need to worry about hiring three or four separate vendors to handle the musical portions of your big day. We can provide musicians and for your ceremony either in a classical (Bach, Motzart, etc) or contemporary (Beatles, Stevie Wonder, etc) style. More often than not, we provide cocktail hour music at our performances (something we like to do for free). M.C. Services are included. And not awkward, weird MC’ing. Good MC’ing that doesn’t detract from your event. And when we take breaks, we’ll have DJ’d music cued up and ready to broadcast. This is all just about creating a seamless experience for you and your guests.

Boston Wedding Band

Boston Wedding Band

 

We want to emphasize our commitment to working with folks on a variety of reception styles and budgets. As a part of this commitment, we offer a variety of ensemble configurations based around an amazing group of musicians. Weddings in Boston are expensive, so our bottom line is simple: if you want great live music on your big day, we’ll make it work from a financial standpoint. At the end of the day, we’re a Boston wedding musicians that love their jobs, so feel free to discuss your budget goals openly with us.

Lastly: we encourage folks to research a variety of groups before making their decision, so of course you must be wondering, “Okay, why this Boston wedding band?” Well, it really comes down to our musicianship, experience, and professionalism. We’ve been blessed with some incredible talent – our members have performed on primetime television, shared stages with Grammy Award winning musicians, teach at Universities, and everything in between. We take the responsibility of providing music for your big day really seriously.

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Wedding – The Liberty Hotel – Boston, MA

Private Function – Boston, MA

Wedding – Alden Castle – Brookline, MA

Gearing up for a Alden Castle Wedding
East Coast Soul was grateful to beasked to perform at the Alden Castle in Brookline, MA for the stunning wedding of Michelle and Joshua in April of 2015. Michelle and Joshua first saw the band at an open rehearsal we held in 2014. […]

Wedding – Exchange Conference Center – Boston, MA

Wedding – Boston Marriott Long Wharf – Boston, MA

East Coast Soul was contacted in the Spring of 2013 about performing at the Marriott Long Wharf in Boston, MA for the exquisite wedding of Betsy and Robert more than a year later in May of 2014. Betsy and Robert first discovered the band through our profile on the Knot which, as a Boston Wedding Band, is one of the most prominent ways that people learn about East Coast Soul.

Wedding – Harvard Faculty Club – Boston, MA

As a native Boston Wedding Band, it was a true honor to return to the Harvard Faculty Club for a beautiful, spring time wedding among two highly accomplished and intellectual Peter C. and Kate H. The Harvard Faculty Club is a truly exquisite place for a wedding, with the […]

Wedding – Artists For Humanity Epicenter – Boston, MA

2013 was a landmark year for East Coast Soul, and it was fitting that we conclude the year in truly outstanding fashion. We were hired by Caryl H. and Jeff L. for a “lively, sexy dance party” (as she described it to us) and were intent on doing everything […]

Wedding – Seaport Plaza Hotel – Boston, MA

Fall is a beautiful time in New England, and the Seaport District is one of the city’s most vibrant areas. No matter how beautiful the location and time of year can be, our wonderful couple Tim D. and Jessica R. endured a pretty horrifying challenge during the planning for […]

Wedding – Taj Hotel – Boston, MA

The Taj Hotel in Boston is perhaps one of the city’s most idyllic locations for any Boston Wedding Band. Set high above the Boston Common and skyline, the rooftop venue’s views are second to none. Beautiful weather also complimented our wedding for Philena M. and Brian K. Loading in […]

Wedding – Exchange Conference Center – Boston, MA

Our second trip to the Exchange Conference Center in Boston reminded us why we love performing here so much. The location is set out on a long pier away from the hustle of crowded Seaport streets, however the full skyline is well within view. Visitors are both detached from […]

Wedding – Harvard Club – Boston, MA

This wedding was a true highlight for ECS. The Harvard Club of Boston affords Boston Wedding Bands with a stunning backdrop for their performance. This particular reception was to be held in early December, so the subtle holiday decor throughout the venue added a spirited and festive atmosphere to the […]

Wedding – Hampshire House – Boston, MA

This beautiful daytime wedding at one of Boston’s most iconic wedding locations, the Hampshire House, was a real treat for the band. Double wedding weekends can often leave our group feeling especially beat for the second performance. As any Boston Wedding Bands will tell you, weddings are hard work, […]

Wedding – Artists For Humanity Epicenter – Boston, MA

Our wedding on November 17th of 2012 at the Arts for Humanity Epicenter was a highlight for the entire season. When we work with a group of people, it can sometimes be readily apparent that certain groups of folks have a truly special bond. This wedding party proved no […]

Wedding – Marriot Long Wharf – Boston, MA

A truly beautiful setting for a fall wedding, the Marriot Long Wharf was the setting for an October reception East Coast Soul recently performed at. In a rare case, we performed without horns and with some fun results. Great clients – we wish them all the best!

Wedding – Harvard Faculty Club – Cambridge, MA

Wedding – Exchange Conference Center – Boston, MA

Wedding – Boston Public Library – Boston, MA

Wedding – Charles Hotel – Cambridge, MA

Harvard Square is always a great place to celebrate, and this reception at the Charles Hotel was no different. A hotel wedding was the way to go this weekend, as a hurricane passed through the area and no doubt washed many wedding plans away with it! These families were […]

Wedding – Taj Hotel – Boston, MA

The Taj hotel proves just as beautiful as the hype has predicted.

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Shows

Date Artist City Venue
08/01/15 Eron, Giang and Sophia North Conway, NH Wedding – White Mountain Hotel and Resort
Time: 4:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Related post.
08/02/15 Dan, Giang, and Sophia Middletown, RI Atlantic Beach Club
Time: 4:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 55 Purgatory Rd. Venue phone: (401) 847-2750. Related post.
08/07/15 Dan, Giang, and Sophia Ludlow, VT Hops in the Hills Beer & Wine Festival
Time: 6:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 111 Jackson Gore Rd.. Venue phone: 802-228-1600. Related post.
08/08/15 Eron, Giang and Sophia Chittenden, VT Wedding – Mountain Top Inn
Time: 4:00pm. Related post.
08/12/15 Dan, Giang, and Sophia Brookline, MA Brookline Summer Music Series
Time: 6:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Related post.
08/15/15 Dan, Giang, and Sophia Salem, MA Wedding – Hawthorne Hotel
Time: 4:00pm. Related post.
08/15/15 Torrence and Traci Dennisport, MA Wedding – Pelham House
Time: 4:00pm. Related post.
08/15/15 Sarah and Toussaint Boston, MA Wedding – Boston Public Library
Time: 4:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Related post.
08/21/15 Dan, Giang, and Sophia Boston, MA Wedding – Hyatt Boston Harbor
Time: 4:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Related post.
08/22/15 Eron, Giang and Sophia Bristol, VT Weddin – The Inn at Baldwin Creek
Time: 4:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Related post.
08/22/15 Torrence and Traci Kennebunkport, ME Wedding – The Colony Hotel
Time: 4:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Related post.
08/22/15 Sarah and Toussaint Belmont, MA Wedding – The Habitat
Time: 4:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Related post.
09/05/15 Dan, Giang, and Sophia Bar Harbor, ME Wedding – Pot and Kettle
Time: 4:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Related post.
09/06/15 Dan and Sophia Manchester, MA Wedding – Private Residence
Time: 4:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Related post.
09/12/15 Dan, Giang, and Sophia Newton, MA Wedding – Woodland Golf Club
Time: 4:00pm. Related post.
09/12/15 Sarah and Toussaint Waitsfield, VT Wedding – The Skinner Barn
Time: 4:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Related post.
09/12/15 Torrence and Traci Cohasset, MA Wedding – The Atlantica Restaurant
Time: 4:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Related post.
09/13/15 Dan, Giang, and Sophia Harvard, MA Wedding – Fruitlands Museum
Time: 4:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Related post.
09/19/15 Eron, Giang, Dan, and Sophia Williamstown, MA Wedding – Private Residence
Time: 4:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Related post.
09/19/15 Torrence and Traci Harrisville, NH Cobb Hill Estate
Time: 4:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Related post.
09/26/15 Dan, Giang, and Sophia Waterford, CT Wedding – Harkness Memorial State Park
Time: 4:00pm. Related post.
09/26/15 Torrence and Traci Waltham, MA Wedding – Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation
Time: 4:00pm. Related post.
09/26/15 Sarah and Toussaint Newbury, MA Wedding – Riverfront Marina
Time: 4:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Related post.
10/03/15 Sarah and Toussaint Boston, MA Wedding – Petit Robert Bistro Central
Time: 4:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Related post.
10/03/15 Dan, Giang, and Sophia Chatham, MA Wedding – Private Residence
Time: 4:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Related post.
10/03/15 Torrence and Traci Stockton Springs, ME Wedding – French’s Point
Time: 4:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Related post.
10/10/15 Dan and Sophia Newport, RI Wedding – Ochre Court
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Related post.
10/11/15 Dan and Sophia Quincy, MA Wedding – Quincy Marriot
Time: 4:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Related post.
12/12/15 Dan, Giang, and Sophia New Hope, PA Wedding – Hotel Du Village
Time: 4:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Related post.
05/21/16 Giang and Sophia Great Barrington, MA Wedding – Crissey Farm
Time: 4:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Related post.
06/04/16 Torrence and Traci Nahant, MA Wedding – The Oceanview of Nahant
Time: 4:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Related post.
06/18/16 Eron, Dan, and Sophia Gloucester, MA Wedding – Cruiseport
Time: 4:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Related post.

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Testimonials

Lauren W. – Wedding, Ipswich MA

The first few adjectives that come to mind… Incredible, Amazing, Superb… and the list goes on and on.

Not only was East Coast Soul incredibly easy and professional to work with (easy website to navigate, open rehearsals to view their songs, customized playlists, etc), they provided over six hours of non-stop fun during our power-less wedding… yes, POWER-LESS wedding.

My husband and I were married just over three weeks ago in Ipswich, MA. It happened to be the night of an epic summer thunderstorm – cue bride panic. Halfway through cocktail hour, a huge bolt of lightening struck the Estate where our reception was being held and knocked out all the power. Rather than panic, East Coast Soul assured me and my husband that they’d do everything they could to still make the evening a success – and they couldn’t have pulled through any stronger!

While waiting for the generator to arrive, the band quickly put band members on their horn instruments and grand piano so music could still be heard through the Estate. Although they had not planned to play these instruments during cocktail hour originally, they quickly adapted to the situation and had our guests dancing even before dinner was served. As soon as the generator arrived, they plugged right in and led our party through the most epic dance party.

I’ve heard nothing but rave reviews from friends and family since our wedding. And I already have friends asking for their contact information for their own weddings. I couldn’t be happier that my husband and I chose Sean and Aaron and the rest of the band from East Coast Soul. They provided amazing acoustics, awesome dance moves, and an all around seamless evening despite everything that was thrown at them. Not to mention, they are incredibly affordable!

Thank you, East Coast Soul – you were the BEST!!

Jamie Lynn H. – Wedding – Sturbridge, MA

The wedding day surpassed anything we could have hoped for. If I had a dollar for everytime someone came up to us during the reception and raved about the band I could pay off all my student loans. you are all true artists and you made the night special for us in every way. People were so impressed with everything you did from the song selections, to singing, to dancing, to your energy, to how late you played, and your incredible sound. Be proud of what you all have put together because I believe you are the best out there based on other weddings I’ve been to and what all my family and friends said as well. I will look forward to calling you again for other parties down the road…and I’m sure others will as well

Denise M. – Wedding, Garrison NY

Do you want a REAL BAND? Or a wedding band? My husband and I were in the market for a soulful, cool vibe…married on may 10th, after being engaged for 2years. We wanted a wedding that reflected who we are as a couple and took a long, stress-free time to make our plans. We are an NYC couple who happened to attend a wedding in Marblehead MA in 2012, not knowing more than 5 people at the 200 person wedding. East Coast Soul performed there and we danced the entire night. I am a professional dancer, my husband a sweet finance banker, and I must say that we danced more than ever before, loved every tune and fell in love with ECS that night. When we began planning for our wedding, we knew with no question who to hire and why. We had an eclectic group of friends and family, cultural differences and strongly opinionated guests, and EAST COAST SOUL was perfectly suited for our wedding. Not only were they lovely to work with, but long distance planning was easy, arrangements and specifications a breeze, but most importantly, they travelled within a reasonable price and ROCKED our wedding. I am still riding the wedding high, and each phone call I receive mentions first how incredible the band was, second how happy the groom and I looked dancing. To me that says it all, best night of my life and I am still singing random songs that ECS played off the list. What a wonderful crew, I would be honored to see them perform again. We will recommend to everyone if they want A BAND…A REAL BAND, to enhance and create the beauty of their event, EAST COAST SOUL is the way…. Love you guys, and so many thanks!

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