East Coast Soul Wedding Performance

The Liberty Hotel Wedding in Boston, MA

June 9, 2018

Abby & Peter

Ensemble: Stax | Eight Piece
Photographer: Shana Sureck |

A lovely June wedding at the The Liberty Hotel in Boston, MA where East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble blew the roof off the place!

East Coast Soul was blessed to be invited to join Abby & Peter for their stunning The Liberty Hotel Wedding in Boston, MA.

Preprations for Abby & Peter's Big Day

Our preparations for the wedding began months in advance, with Abby & Peter expressing a variety of musical and logistical preferences with us for the wedding (we always leave an excess of time for preparation). Abby & Peter were incredibly helpful during this advanced planning and super helpful throughout.

Once the wedding arrived, East Coast Soul traveled to Boston, MA and carried out our normal load-in, set up, and sound check process for The Liberty Hotel weddings. Our process for loading in and setting up at any given venue is a big part of our preparation process. 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.


In this case, East Coast Soul was not involved with couple's ceremony, with those arrangements having already been taken care of.

Guest Keyboard Player - Liberty Hotel Wedding

Cocktail Hour

As is common, 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 heightened emotions of the ceremony. We do our part by performing a blend of relaxed music for guests to enjoy. In this case, and featured music by artists such as Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, and more.

Giang Singing - Liberty Hotel Wedding


In a lion's share of weddings, the band is asked to take care of MC services for the formal portions of the celebrations. This The Liberty Hotel Wedding was no different.

The groom and bride’s First Dance

The bride and groom's first dance is consistently one of the most meaningful parts of the wedding. It's an opportunity for the bride and groom to take a moment for themselves. With this part of the wedding complete, the guests and vendors took a break for dinner. After a super brief break, East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble circled back to the stage.

Dance Party

East Coast Soul shows often start with older material. We've found this is a great way to get folks relaxed and dancing with songs they know and love. Artists like Sam and Dave, The Temptations, Earth Wind & Fire, and more dominated the beginning of our set list. We then moved into performing music 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 Abby & Peter for having us at their beautiful June wedding at The Liberty Hotel! And thank you to Shana Sureck for sharing these beautiful photos with us!

Guest Keyboardist - Liberty Hotel Wedding

Ready to Learn More?

Planning a Wedding? Maybe at The Liberty Hotel, perhaps in Boston, MA? Either way, feel free to learn more, and let's connect!

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