East Coast Soul is a family of elite musicians with one focus:
Helping craft your vision into unparalled, unforgettable, deeply soulful performances based on a finely curated repertoire and delivered in our own, unique musical style.
East Coast Soul shoots all its video featuring 100% live audio. No overdubs or studio tricks; this is your band.
East Coast Soul: Stax Ensemble – Live @ Hotel Commonwealth (Short Version)
East Coast Soul: Soulsville Ensemble (Live)
East Coast Soul: The Atlantic Ensemble (Live)
East Coast Soul: The King Ensemble (Live)
East Coast Soul: Daptone Ensemble (Live)
Check out our most recent Boston wedding testimonials
"East Coast Soul was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding! The band did a fantastic job listening to our requests and keeping guests dancing the entire time. They even let some members of the wedding party come up and sing a song with them which was an absolute blast. We were extremely happy we booked them and they even provided music during our cocktail hour as well as coordinating the music for our ceremony/ first dance. There is truly nothing like a live band and East Coast Soul will not disappoint, you need them for your next event!"
July 9, 2022
"The Stax ensemble from East Coast Soul performed at our wedding over Memorial Day Weekend and it was EXCELLENT. It truly made the evening a party. Everyone was dancing and we had such a great time. Aside from their incredible talent, everything was organized flawlessly and we didn't have to worry about a thing."
May 29, 2022
"Working with East Coast Soul for our wedding was one of the best choices we made. They set the tone and ambiance from the beginning of the cocktail hour through the reception, totaling 5+ hours of jazzy, funky, and all around amazing live music. If they had live concerts on the weekend, we would go to them as they are that good. Do your wedding reception a favor, book East Coast Soul and you and your guests will groove, jump, and dance the night away. The dance floor was full the entire night because of them. Not only this, but planning the reception details with their team was a breeze and so well organized. You won't miss a beat with this team and band!"
September 4, 2021
"East Coast Soul - Soulsville BRINGS THE PARTY! We couldn't be happier with the energy ECS brought to our wedding this past July. They learned our first dance song and performed it perfectly - they guided the mood and vibe of the evening and overall created an amazing environment where EVERYBODY wanted to be on the dance floor! Having a band was a top priority for us at our wedding and we honestly feel like we had the BEST one! Cannot recommend ECS enough, they will go above and beyond to make sure your special day is fun, memorable, and overall fabulous!"
Thompson Island, MA
July 3, 2021
"I cannot possibly recommend East Coast Soul highly enough. From the moment we booked them, everything was completely seamless. They were patient and thorough in answering all of our questions and made the planning process absolutely painless. Then came our wedding day. To say they blew us away would be a complete understatement. The energy and talent of this group is absolutely unreal. The way they can read the room to put together a set that keeps the dance floor on fire is incredible. I couldn't even keep count of how many guests told us they were the best band they'd ever seen. Some of our older relatives also let us know they thoroughly enjoyed just sitting and watching them perform - they felt like they were attending a concert. East Coast Soul was a huge part of what made our wedding so incredible - if you have the chance to work with them, do not hesitate. They are simply the best. "
October 5, 2019
"The BEST. If your considering ECS for your event or wedding, this should be the easiest decision you’ll make. I’ve attended 5 weddings (including my own) with ECS, and they bring 150% every time. Even people who are rhythmically challenged will dance up a storm, trust me. Total pleasure to deal work with Sean, Art and the whole crew from start to finish. Your guests will be complimenting you on the band for months to come. "
June 2, 2018
"We hired ECS after seeing them at my cousin's wedding in 2015, so we knew they were great. East Coast Soul was absolutely unbelievable at our wedding. Their energy is AWESOME and their dance moves make the performance. The entire night our dance floor was packed thanks to them! Our wedding coordinator said he's never seen that many people on the dance floor for that long! My husband (who has a good voice) sang Shout with the band and it was so nice that they made it happen. My mom requested a special song at the ceremony and the band learned all of the words and sang it beautiful. We had one singer and a pianist at the ceremony. "
December 30, 2017
"In planning our daughter's wedding we really wanted the music to stand out, and with East Coast Soul we got exactly what we wanted. I'm not exaggerating when I say that the dance floor was full the entire night, and those not dancing were standing to watch the band because they were such amazing entertainers! Our guests could not stop talking about this band! And band managers get bonus points for being so delightful to work with right from our first contact months before the wedding. ECS was one of the best decisions we made when planning the wedding. Highest possible recommendations""
Franca (Mother of the Bride)
December 16, 2017
"Without a doubt THE BEST band we could have found for our wedding. Leading up to our wedding, Art & Sean were communicative, fun to work with, and full of helpful advice. We worked with their pianist for our ceremony, jazz duo during cocktail hour, and 10 piece ensemble for the reception. Their high-quality sound, killer dance moves and vocals, and unwavering energy kept the dance floor packed all night. Our friends & family are still in awe of their performance. Work with ECS and you will be very glad you did!"
November 11, 2017
"East Coast Soul made our reception! My older brother booked them for his wedding 4 years ago, and as soon as my fiancé and I got engaged, I knew we HAD to book them. We had people coming up to us all night and for days afterwards talking about how amazing our band was. Everyone was on the dance floor from the moment they started playing - our venue had to crank up the air conditioning because the dance floor was so packed!! The mix they played was perfect and Art and Sean were so easy to work with. They let us know exactly what information we needed to get to them and when, which is incredibly helpful when you're planning a wedding with so many moving parts. They're far and away the best wedding band we've ever seen, and we're so thrilled that we were able to get them for our big day. Our goal with our wedding was to throw the best party of our lives, and East Coast Soul helped make that a reality!"
October 28, 2017
"I cannot say enough good things about East Coast Soul! They played at our wedding in Boston last April and they were absolutely fantastic. My husband is a musician and his only request for our wedding was to have an awesome band. After we watched their live performance videos on their website we were sold! They're not only incredible performers but they were so easy to communicate with before the wedding and great about going over every detail and making sure they played music that they knew we would love. On the day of our wedding they were organized and energetic and did such an amazing job! Everyone was up dancing all night and several of my friends commented the next day about how incredible the band was. Thank you for helping to make our wedding day so wonderful!"
April 8, 2017
"These guys are truly amazing! They kept the dance floor packed all night and several of our guests approached us to say how exceptional they were. I wanted to sing to my now wife and they helped me coordinate a surprise and backing vocals/music which was really awesome. Very organized and easy to work with! "
November 5, 2016
"East Coast Soul was one of the BEST decisions we made for our wedding day. They had practically everyone on the dance floor including our so called “non-dancers” at the wedding. Their energy was unbelievable and we cannot recommend them highly enough. A special thank you to ECS who went out of their way to help us play a small video at our wedding as a way of remembering my husband's mom. "
June 12, 2016
"We just wanted to thank you for making our wedding day such a special occasion! East Coast Soul is fantastic, and you were a pleasure to work with from start to finish. You brought great energy to our wedding day, and we heard nothing but rave reviews throughout the day from our family and friends. It’s clear that you are passionate about what you do, and it showed in your performances throughout the day—from providing music for our ceremony to the performance you gave during the reception. You truly helped set the tone and mood for our memorable day and were a huge part of making the night a hassle- and stress-free success. The setlist was well thought out and kept everyone on the dance floor for the entire night; we also appreciate that you were mindful of our personal preferences, as well as those of guests of several generations. We can’t thank you enough for making our wedding day so much fun!"
Kornelia W. (Bride)
July 17, 2010
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Boston's Premier Wedding Band
Learn more about what makes East Coast Soul one of the most talked about Weddings Bands in Boston, and beyond.
The search for your perfect wedding band.
Let’s be honest with each other for a second. Boston wedding bands caught a bad rap there for a while, am I right? If you’ve attended a wedding anytime between 1990 and today, you know the stereotypes. You’ve been there when a band plays cheesy songs that are totally overdone, pulls off a sub-par performances from burned out musicians with bad haircuts (and even worse outfits), or just generally seems disinterested in what should be the most important day of your life. What’s left to like? We hear you. And we feel so lucky that our efforts have been reflected in the voices of our clients.
We set out to change things.
When we formed this wedding band, we wanted to push a few musical boundaries, break away from some performance stereotypes, and see what happened. As a group of close musical friends from the Boston area, we felt as if we had something genuine and real to offer the Boston wedding band scene. We feel so grateful that, in just a few short years, East Coast Soul has gained a reputation as one of Boston’s best wedding bands. And it’s thanks to folks just like you the have allowed us to continue doing what we love. The best way to see how we do things is through our library of live videos.
We didn’t get here overnight.
It’s taken years of hard work refining our repertoire, performance, and vibe to achieve. Now considered one of the most sought after wedding bands in the area, our ensembles perform at over 100 events a year in Boston, across Massachusetts, New England, New York, and beyond. Whether it’s a black tie gala at one of Newport’s historic mansions, or a rustic gathering in the woods of Maine; a beach-side 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.
You can’t fake this kind of thing.
The core of our strength lies in uncompromising performances based on a finely curated repertoire and delivered with an authentic vibe. We’ve developed this approach through years of experience on the Boston wedding band scene. We work aggressively each and every year to improve what we offer folks, and that commitment isn’t going anywhere any time soon. Bottom line, we take this line of work really seriously.
This is a big job.
If you’re just starting your search for the perfect Boston Wedding Band, we understand it’s a huge undertaking Music is, after all, one of the most (if not the most important) piece of the wedding puzzle. We encourage you to take your time, browse band in the Boston area. Spend some time on our website learning about our ensembles, our repertoire, and our approach to weddings. When you’re ready, don’t hesitate to reach out to us with questions about how we could fit into your plans.
Recent Boston Wedding Performances
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology
November 7th, 2018
Ensemble: Stax Pieces: Seven Piece
InterContinental Boston in Boston, MA
May 11th, 2019
A heartwarming May wedding at the InterContinental Boston in Boston, MA where East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble just crushed it!
The Liberty Hotel in Boston, MA
June 9th, 2018
An amazing June wedding at the The Liberty Hotel in Boston, MA where East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble had the guests screaming for an encore!
Thompson Island in Boston, MA
June 2nd, 2018
A stunning June wedding at the Thompson Island in Boston, MA where East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble had a kickass night of music!
Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor in Boston, MA
December 30th, 2017
An unreal December wedding at the Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor in Boston, MA where East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble definitely made some new best friends!
State Room: A Longwood Venue in Boston, MA
November 11th, 2017
A charming November wedding at the State Room: A Longwood Venue in Boston, MA where East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble had a night to remember!
Courtyard by Marriott Boston Downtown in Boston, MA
December 10th, 2016
A charming December wedding at the Courtyard by Marriott Boston Downtown in Boston, MA where East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble had a night to remember!
Loring Greenough House in Boston, MA
September 10th, 2016
An incredible September wedding at the Loring Greenough House in Boston, MA where East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble had the guests screaming for an encore!
Alden Castle in Brookline, MA
April 25th, 2015
A lovely April wedding at the Alden Castle in Brookline, MA where East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble blew the roof off the place!
Taj Boston in Boston, MA
June 28th, 2013
An exquisite June wedding at the Taj Boston in Boston, MA where East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble blew the roof off the place!
Harvard Club of Boston in Boston, MA
December 8th, 2012
An inspiring December wedding at the Harvard Club of Boston in Boston, MA where East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble brought the house down!
Artists For Humanity in Boston, MA
November 17th, 2012
An inspiring November wedding at the Artists For Humanity in Boston, MA where East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble had a tough time saying goodbye to this particular group of guests!
Exchange Conference Center in Boston, MA
May 12th, 2012
A lovely May wedding at the Exchange Conference Center in Boston, MA where East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble brought the house down!
Boston Public Library in Boston, MA
April 21st, 2012
A beautiful April wedding at the Boston Public Library in Boston, MA where East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble definitely made some new best friends!
Taj Boston in Boston, MA
July 17th, 2010
East Coast Soul performed at a stunning mid-Summer Taj Hotel Wedding in the band's home of Boston MA for two friends of East Coast Soul, Kornelia and Torben