East Coast Soul Wedding Performance

Ochre Court Wedding in Newport, RI

October 10, 2015

Ensemble: Stax | Eight Piece

A heartwarming wedding at the Ochre Court in Newport, RI where East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble just crushed it!

East Coast Soul was grateful to be asked to join this beautiful couple for their stunning Ochre Court Wedding in Newport, RI.

Preprations for the couple's Big Day

Our preparations for the wedding day began many weeks prior, with the bride and groom offering a myriad of musical and logistical options with us for the wedding day (we take our preparation process extremely seriously). The bride and groom were happy to be a key part of this advanced planning and incredibly helpful throughout.

Once the wedding day arrived, East Coast Soul traveled to Newport, RI and took care of the normal load-in, set up, and sound check process for Ochre Court 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.

Band Playing - Ochre Court Wedding

Cocktail Hour

As is common, East Coast Soul was asked to provide cocktail hour music. Cocktail hour is a wonderful chance for the bride and groom to relax after the intense emotions of the ceremony. We do our part by performing a variety of relaxed music for guests to enjoy. In this case, and featured music by artists such as John Coltrane, Miles Davies, and more.

Guests Dancin - Ochre Court Wedding - Rhode Island Wedding Bands


In a lion's share of celebrations, we is asked to handle MC services for the formal portions of the receptions. This Ochre Court Wedding was no different.

The couple’s First Dance

The bride and groom's first dance is invariably one of the most unforgettable parts of the wedding day. It's an opportunity for the bride and groom to take a moment for themselves. With this part of the wedding finished, the guests and vendors took a break for dinner. After as short a break as possible, East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble returned to the stage.

Dance Party

our shows often start with older material. We've found this is a great way to get folks relaxed and dancing with songs they're familiar with. Artists like Marvin Gaye, Sam and Dave, The Temptations, and more dominated the outset of our performance. We then moved 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 this beautiful couple for having us at their beautiful October wedding at Ochre Court!

Band Playing - Ochre Court Wedding

Ready to Learn More?

Planning a Wedding? Maybe at Ochre Court, perhaps in Newport, RI? Either way, feel free to learn more, and let's connect!

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