East Coast Soul Wedding Performance

York Harbor Reading Room Wedding in York, ME

September 16, 2017

Lizzie & Bobby

Ensemble: King | Seven Piece

A charming wedding at the York Harbor Reading Room in York, ME where East Coast Soul's King ensemble left absolutely everything out on the dance floor!

Testimonial

"When you are a destination bride, choosing vendors is stressful and nerve wracking! In selecting East Coast Soul, I basically went off of online reviews, YouTube videos and conversations with the band director (?). I am so glad we chose them and COULD NOT have been happier! Not only was the band director incredibly easy to communicate with, flexible and reliable, the band was outstanding! Everything went according to the questionnaire we filled out a few weeks before and they were lively and high energy. We had a small wedding (75 guests) and I was worried about the dance floor being "dead" the whole time. This was not the case. East Coast Soul did an incredible job keeping everyone dancing!"

Lizzie (Bride)

York, ME
September 16, 2017

East Coast Soul was grateful to be brought to join Lizzie & Bobby for their stunning York Harbor Reading Room Wedding in York, ME.

Preprations for Lizzie & Bobby's Big Day

Our preparations for the wedding day began well ahead, with Lizzie & Bobby offering a myriad of musical and logistical options with us for the wedding day (preparation is a key part of our process). Lizzie & Bobby were incredibly helpful during this advanced planning and a huge asset throughout.

Once the wedding day arrived, East Coast Soul traveled to York, ME and moved swiftly through our standard load-in, set up, and sound check process for York Harbor Reading Room weddings. Being prepared for load-in and set-up at any given venue is a critical part of our workflow. 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.

Ceremony

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

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Cocktail Hour

As is often the case, East Coast Soul was requested to perform cocktail hour music. Cocktail hour is a great opportunity 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 listening to. In this case, and featured music by artists such as John Coltrane, Miles Davies, and more.

Reception

In a lion's share of receptions, the band is asked to provide MC services for the formal portions of the weddings. This York Harbor Reading Room Wedding was no different.

The bride and groom’s First Dance

The couple'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 portion of the evening complete, the guests and vendors took a break for dinner. After as short a break as possible, East Coast Soul's King 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 everyone up on the dance floor with songs they're familiar with. Artists like Sam and Dave, The Temptations, Earth Wind & Fire, 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 Lizzie & Bobby for having us at their beautiful September wedding at York Harbor Reading Room!

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