Wedding:
Grafton Inn - Grafton, VT

September 18, 2010

Kelly & Jeff

Ensemble: Stax | Ten Piece

An absolutely amazing wedding at the Grafton Inn in Grafton, VT where East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble had the guests screaming for an encore!

East Coast Soul was invited to perform at a Grafton Inn Wedding in Grafton, VT for the rustic, autumn reception of Kelly and Jeff in September of 2010. Kelly and Jeff got in touch with East Coast Soul via GigMasters. GigMasters is one of the most common ways that people learn about East Coast Soul.

This was our first time working at a Grafton Inn wedding. Our journey to Grafton was made all the more beautiful because of the time of year. Striking foliage lined the route leading up to the venue. Once we arrived, load in proved relatively simple. The entire path to the stage was on one floor. The challenge at this venue was the space. With our full compliment of ten players, we had to cram quite a bit. This wouldn’t normally have been an issue, but there was a baby grand piano on stage which took up a lot of valuable space. However, our keyboardist, Nick Petrillo, appreciated the opportunity to play an actual acoustic piano! With that process complete, the band was ready to soundcheck. Soundcheck in this venue was critical because of the unique ceiling shape and close quarters.

In a majority of weddings, East Coast Soul is asked to provide MC services for the program portions of the evening. For this wedding in particular, we we tasked with lining up the bridal party and introducing them. With introductions complete, we moved immediately into the couple’s first dance. Once this was complete, we returned and delivered one of the band’s highest energy performances to date. As is often the case, we started with older material. Gradually, we worked out way into newer tunes. The couple had requested we end with Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey. As much as we try to hate that song, it always ends things with a bang.

Thanks so much to Jeff and Kelly for having us at their beautiful September Grafton Inn wedding. We wish them all the best.

Testimonial

"We hired EAST COAST SOUL for our daughter, Kelley's wedding (9-18-2010-Grafton, VT). Living in California I left the decision to hire a band up to my soon to be son-in-law, Jeff. Jeff is a Musician himself and knows good music when he hears it. I was skeptical having only pursed the website prior to the Wedding. I was blown away, this is the best group of talented musicians and vocalists I have heard in a long time. WOW, I cannot say enough about this Band - from the musicians to the vocalists - it was truly a SPECTACULAR evening. The band is an intricate part of the reception - the band can make or ruin a reception - EAST COAST SOUL made our reception. We did not want the MUSIC to end, thus enjoying two encores! We received many comments on how great the band was! I cannot believe there were 11-members in a tiny space - EAST COAST SOUL pulled off a GREAT evening! If anyone wants to hire a talented and highly entertaining musical group for any occasion - I HIGHLY recommend EAST COAST SOUL!!! THANK-YOU EAST COAST SOUL for making Jeff & Kelley's wedding reception truly unforgettable."

Deanne (Mother of the Bride)

Grafton, VT
September 18, 2010

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