East Coast Soul Wedding Performance

Granite Links Golf Club Wedding in Quincy, MA

June 28, 2019

Emily & Dan

Ensemble: Stax | Seven Piece
Photographer: Somerby Jones |

An unbelievable June wedding at the Granite Links Golf Club in Quincy, MA where East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble absolutely brought the house down!

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Ed Ricco
Sean Davies
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East Coast Soul was grateful to be invited to join Emily & Dan for their stunning Granite Links Golf Club Wedding in Quincy, MA.

Introductions and Preprations for Emily & Dan's Big Day

Emily & Dan initially got in touch with East Coast Soul in January of 2018. East Coast Soul actually performed at the groom's brothers wedding several months prior. The bride emailed with "I can honestly say anytime someone brings up that wedding people start raving about you." Of course, we're thrilled to join for another family event! Our planning for the wedding day began months in advance, with Emily & Dan expressing a variety of musical and logistical preferences with us for the wedding day (we take our preparation process extremely seriously). Emily & Dan were heavily involved in this advanced planning and a huge asset throughout.

Once the wedding day arrived, East Coast Soul traveled to Quincy, MA and moved swiftly through our standard load-in, set up, and sound check process for Granite Links Golf Club weddings. We're often asked about our process for loading in and sound checking at various venues. This is a part of the day that we take seriously, spending extra time to avoid rushing, and ensuring our gear is properly tuned for the room.


One aspect of our planning involves outlining exactly what portions of the wedding day East Coast Soul will be involved with. For this wedding in particular, Emily & Dan were also interested in East Coast Soul to help out for their ceremony. Emily & Dan 's ceremony started at 5:30 pm on and took place The Lawn at Granite Links Golf Club. East Coast Soul prepared a a Solo Guitar performance and One Wireless Mic and One Lavalier Mic for speeches. Following East Coast Soul providing approximately 30 minutes of “prelude” music as guests found their seats, the ceremony took place. Emily & Dan provided a beautiful collection of songs for us to perform for the ceremony:

  • Prelude: James Taylor
  • Processional: James Taylor – Carolina on My Mind
  • “Bride’s Entrance”: Zac Brown Band – Free (performed by the Best Man)
  • Recessional: The Band – Atlantic City

Granite Links Wedding - Bride Dancing

Cocktail Hour

As is often the case, East Coast Soul was requested to perform cocktail hour music. Cocktail hour is a wonderful chance for the bride and groom to unwind after the intense emotions of the ceremony. We do our part by performing a blend of relaxed music for guests to listend to. In this case, We provided a Piano/Sax Duo and and featured music by artists such as Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, and more.

Granite Links Wedding - Guests Dancing


In a lion's share of receptions, the band is asked to provide MC services for the formal portions of the wedding celebrations. This Granite Links Golf Club Wedding was no different. The bridal party crushed it by dancing in to Teenage Dream by Katy Perry with everyone cheering them on.

The bride and groom’s First Dance

The newly married couple's first dance is almost always one of the most emotional parts of the wedding day. It's an opportunity for the bride and groom to take a moment for themselves. Emily & Dan danced to I Wanna Dance With Somebody by Mark Jones, which everyone thoroughly enjoyed. With this portion of the evening finished, the guests and vendors took a break for dinner. After a quick break, East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble circled back to the stage.

Dance Party

our shows often start with older material. We've found this is a great way to get everyone relaxed and dancing with songs they're familiar with. Artists like Marvin Gaye, Sam and Dave, The Temptations, and more dominated the beginning of our set list. We then transitioned into playing tunes by artists like Whitney Houston, Prince, Michael Jackson and more. Finally, we ended the night performing contemporary material that everyone could sing along with.

Guests danced non-stop from beginning to end, and we limited our breaks to ensure people had as much time to dance as possible.

Thanks so much to Emily & Dan for having us at their beautiful June wedding at Granite Links Golf Club! And thank you to Somerby Jones for sharing these beautiful photos with us!

Granite Links Wedding - Sunset Photos

Ready to Learn More?

Planning a Wedding? Maybe at Granite Links Golf Club, perhaps in Quincy, MA? Either way, feel free to learn more, and let's connect!

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