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East Coast Soul's Vermont Weddings

Whether it’s summer, fall, winter or spring, or whether you’re having your wedding in a barn, tent, historic hotel, or somewhere completely unique — a wedding band that has experience with the “Vermont way of life” will help take your event to the next level.

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The best wedding bands in Vermont

We love the Green Mountain State! Seriously. We mean this. We've probably performed in Vermont more than any other state in New England, including our home state. Candidly, we've debated just moving the whole operation up here and being purely a Vermont wedding band. It's on the table!

Barn Wedding - Riverside Farm Wedding

Vermont weddings are truly unique

There’s just nothing like rolling up Route 100 our I-89, through the mountains to a historic inn, barn, or farm to celebrate someone’s special day. Initially you might be stressed out to see your cell signal drop off, but after a while, you won’t want it back. We get it, we’ve been there. After dozens of Vermont weddings, the Green Mountain state feels like a second home to us.

A great Vermont wedding calls for a great band

Something about the rustic vibe of the region just demands great good, great drinks (if you’re into that kind of thing!), and great music. We’re right there with you, and we’ve honestly found that weddings tucked into the Mountains just have a really special energy to them – an energy that’s just explosive when you add the right mix of spicy, soulful performance (and maybe a few craft brews!)

Hill Farm Inn Wedding
Couple in front of a covered bridge - Wedding: Stratton, VT (Stratton Mountain Resort)

Experience is a must for your Vermont wedding

All that said, it’s important to mention that weddings out in the sticks don’t just “happen”. They take hard work, planning, and the contributions of lots of experienced professionals. Bring all those pieces together will yield a event that’s unique to your vision. And having vendors and musicians that know how to take a beautiful setting and turn it into an unforgettable event is something we can’t recommend strongly enough!

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Vermont Weddings

This is just a small sample of all Vermont Weddings!
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The Hildene

July 30th, 2021
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An Affair By the Lake

October 5th, 2019
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Private Residence

August 24th, 2019
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Stratton Mountain Resort

August 3rd, 2019
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Mad River Barn

July 6th, 2019
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Riverside Farm

June 29th, 2019
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Mountain Top Inn & Resort Wedding

June 25th, 2019
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The Barn at Smugglers’ Notch

June 1st, 2019
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Suicide 6

January 6th, 2019
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Shelburne Farms

September 29th, 2018
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Hill Farm Inn

August 12th, 2017
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Inn at Baldwin Creek

August 22nd, 2015
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Grafton Inn

September 18th, 2010

Our Favorite

Vermont Weddings

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The Hildene in Manchester, VT

July 30th, 2021

A stunning July wedding at the The Hildene in Manchester, VT where East Coast Soul's King ensemble had a funky good time that won't soon be forgotten!


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An Affair By the Lake in Addison, VT

October 5th, 2019

A breathtaking October wedding at the An Affair By the Lake in Addison, VT where East Coast Soul's Atlantic ensemble left everything out on the dance floor!


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Private Residence in Woodstock, VT

August 24th, 2019

An amazing August wedding at the Private Residence in Woodstock, VT where East Coast Soul's Soulsville ensemble brought the house down!


An inspiring August wedding at the Stratton Mountain Resort in Stratton, VT where East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble laid down an unforgettable performance!


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Mad River Barn in Waitsfield, VT

July 6th, 2019

An inspiring July wedding at the Mad River Barn in Waitsfield, VT where East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble had an amazing time!


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Riverside Farm in Pittsfield, VT

June 29th, 2019

A breathtaking June wedding at the Riverside Farm in Pittsfield, VT where East Coast Soul's Soulsville ensemble blew the roof off the place!


A lovely June wedding at the Mountain Top Inn & Resort Wedding in Chittenden, VT where East Coast Soul's Soulsville ensemble just crushed it!


An inspiring June wedding at the The Barn at Smugglers’ Notch in Jeffersonville, VT where East Coast Soul's Atlantic ensemble blew the roof off the place!


A heartwarming May wedding at the Mountain Top Inn & Resort Wedding in Chittenden, VT where East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble had a kickass night of music!


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Suicide 6 in Pomfret, VT

January 6th, 2019

An unreal January wedding at the Suicide 6 in Pomfret, VT where East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble had the guests screaming for an encore!


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Shelburne Farms in Shelburne, VT

September 29th, 2018

A charming September wedding at the Shelburne Farms in Shelburne, VT where East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble laid down an unforgettable performance!


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Hill Farm Inn in Sunderland, VT

August 12th, 2017

An unreal August wedding at the Hill Farm Inn in Sunderland, VT where East Coast Soul's King ensemble just crushed it!


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Inn at Baldwin Creek in Bristol, VT

August 22nd, 2015

A heartwarming August wedding at the Inn at Baldwin Creek in Bristol, VT where East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble had an amazing time!


A breathtaking July wedding at the 1768 Hubbell Homestead at Colgate Park in Bennington, VT where East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble definitely made some new best friends!


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Grafton Inn in Grafton, VT

September 18th, 2010

East Coast Soul performed at a picturesque Grafton Inn wedding in foliage-covered Grafton, VT for the seasonal late September wedding of Kelly and Jeff.


Testimonials from Vermont Weddings

"I could legitimately talk all night about how obsessed I am with East Coast Soul. They were our dream wedding band!! As a couple who loves music and cared a lot about our wedding entertainment, we could not have picked a better band than ECS. First of all, their managers (Art and Sean) are top notch - excellent communicators, very transparent, flexible, available. They made our entire 18-month planning process a breeze. Second of all, the information-gathering they do is incredible, and for those who are Type A planners, ensures that every moment of the night will run smoothly. Third of all, the MUSICIANS!! My goodness they are talented...they kept our 175-person crowd on the dancefloor ALL NIGHT. Motown, soul, funk, top hits, throwbacks - you name it, they nailed it. They even did an encore song after the wedding technically ended because no one wanted to leave the venue!! I'm already dreaming up the next event I need a band for so I can use ECS again...love you guys!"

Ariel (Bride)

Manchester, VT
September 17, 2022
"So Amazing! HIGHLY recommend! The King Ensemble played at our wedding and they were amazing!!!! One of our highest priorities at our wedding was to keep the dance floor packed all night long and it definitely was! They made our reception a huge success. So many of our guests asked us where we found such an engaging, energetic and fun band. They danced all night long with us. They followed our requests to a T and the band leader even checked in halfway through the night to make sure everything was going as expected. Easy Coast Soul was extremely easy to work with in the planning stages as well."

Campbell (Bride)

Woodstock, VT
July 23, 2022
"The Stax Ensemble absolutely crushed their performance at my wedding last weekend 6/25/2022. Everyone RAVED about their performance. The music was absolutely perfect and they brought an insane amount of energy. It was a super hot day and people weren't really into sweating anymore than they needed to, but this band got people off their feet and dancing!! I can't recommend them enough. Their communication throughout the process was great as well. "

Missy (Bride)

Waitsfield, VT
June 25, 2022
"The Atlantic ensemble performed at our wedding and absolutely killed it!! Everyone was on the dance floor all night, guests couldn't stop talking about how good the band was, we couldn't be happier with our choice. We had live music during our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. Working with ECS was so easy, they were on top of everything and didn't miss a single detail. 10/10!"

Maggie (Bride)

Manchester, VT
June 25, 2022
"East Coast Soul (the King ensemble) performed at my wedding in Vermont last weekend. I'm not exaggerating when I say that almost every one of my friends and family came up to me at some point in the evening or the next day to say how incredible the band was. The energy they brought was infectious and kept people on the dance floor, chanting for an encore at the end of the night, and then another encore. I can't imagine any other band having been better! Mostly classic soul, funk, R&B, with some newer hits thrown in. They played something for everyone!"

Gabby (Groom)

New Haven, VT
May 21, 2022
"I cannot say enough about East Coast Soul!!!!! They are amazing. Book them, you need them! We saw them at a friends wedding two years ago and were wowed by them. They sound amazing, are incredible performers and know how to get all ages on the dance floor. We went with the 8 piece Stax ensemble and WOW! They also did our ceremony music and cocktail hour music. For our wedding, it was really important to us that we get everybody on the dance floor all night long and that was exactly what happened. Looking around the room all night, there was hardly anybody sitting down and people are still telling us how incredible our band was! From the first phone call you have with them, you get the feeling that not only are they incredibly talented, but very organized. We talked about our vision, kinds of music we liked etc. We got a questionnaire to fill out upon booking and 1 month out. It really makes you think about everything that you want (and don't want). The one month out basically creates a timeline and script. We talk about introductions, music, tone, instruments etc. We had a somewhat choreographed dance for our first dance and had an idea of where in the song we'd end. We chatted with the band before and they nailed it. Seriously, East Coast Soul was the best investment we made for our wedding day and made the entire celebration!! You want them, you need them."

Kelsey (Bride)

Shelburne, VT
September 18, 2021
"Wow just wow! If you want a band that will immediately get people out of their chairs even in the middle of dinner these are your people. They are on another level of amazing. I’ve been to so many weddings and have NEVER heard a band this great. They play off the energy of the crowd and perfectly picked music that worked with my group."

Alli (Bride)

Manchester, VT
August 21, 2021
"East Coast Soul CRUSHED it!! If you're looking for a wedding band in the Northeast, let me save you the research — stop looking now and book these guys! Our wedding guests were blown away by the show they put on (many surprised at how utterly talented and passionate the group was – some even stunned how we got such a concert-grade group to play at our party!) and the energy was electric. Not to mention, the long (18 month) lead up to our wedding was super smooth, all while riding through a pandemic of uncertain times — the band's management is super friendly, understanding, and accommodating, and the band was just amazingly talented and energetic. We were happy to get the group back on the road after months of not being able to play together and they delivered a party like we never could have imagined, including amazing renditions of special songs, amazing emceeing, and great communication and reliability from day 1 through to after the event. We hired them to play at our ceremony and the reception and they brought soul and good times to the entire day. East Coast Soul made our wedding day music-filled and soulful in a way we never could have imagined – we can't recommend enough that you make the call to have them do the same for you. You won't regret it!"

Evan (Groom)

Waitsfield, VT
August 7, 2021
"Holy cow this band rocks! We found East Coast Soul because they played at my sister's wedding and was a requirement of ours to schedule our wedding around their availability (both times) - and we are glad we did. To that point, they were super helpful and understanding when we needed to move our date at the beginning of the pandemic and they were very communicative to the lead up about our preferences, their needs at the venue, and everything else to pull off a mini-concert in the fields of Vermont seamlessly. Huge shoutout to Arthur and Sean for all their logistical work! The musicians in Stax are so incredibly talented and so energetic that they had everyone from the little kids to the grandmas up on their feet. Don't snooze on their rendition of "Pony"! Seriously though, for a lot of our guests (and us!) it was the first wedding that many of us had been to in over a year and they freaking brought the party! They danced their hearts out along with us and created so much energy in the room, we couldn't be more grateful to them - they make us want to have another wedding just so we can party with them again."

Sara (Bride)

Waitsfield, VT
July 3, 2021
"The Atlantic Ensemble at East Coast Soul performed at our wedding in Stowe, Vermont - three weeks later and we are still getting comments about how amazing the band was! And we couldn't agree more! Art and Sean of ECS were so easy to deal with leading up to the wedding - they sent us a detailed questionnaire which made planning a breeze, and they were very responsive to our questions and had tons of great suggestions about dance selections, timing, etc. The cocktail hour music was great and relaxing. We had a pretty detailed list of requests for how we wanted our wedding party intros and the first song introduced, and the band nailed it. Incredible musicians all around. They kept the dance floor packed all night! We cannot recommend East Coast Soul enough!"

Tim (Groom)

Stowe, VT
June 26, 2021
"The wedding was “monumental” (one of our friend’s reactions) as the weather was fabulous, the ceremony was perfect, and all of our guests had a great time at the reception. ECS was a big part of that. We had friends asking for ECS contact information for future weddings and parties. ECS was very professional with the planning crew working with us all the way up to the day of. We had some unique requests as we had our children involved in performing during the ceremony and reception with the band. They all killed it and they had never practiced together before the performances. Our wedding venue was a bit tricky to navigate - had to take a gondola to the top of Mt. Mansfield - but the band got it done and was on time and ready to go for the ceremony and reception. The band sounded great and they had the guests dancing the entire time. They have an expansive playlist and chose from the genres and artists that we requested. The vocalists were fantastic and they got the guests involved. We were so happy that we went with a live band and so happy that we found East Coast Soul. We highly recommend them for weddings and parties / events - you will not be disappointed!"

Kelly (Bride)

Stowe, VT
October 12, 2019
"I can't express my love for East Coast Soul more. They made our wedding exactly what we wanted it to be, which was an EPIC party. Not only are they incredible musicians, but outrageously impressive performers as well. We're still getting comments from guests about how incredible they were. Between the song selections, their ability to go with the flow and to fire up the crowd, they are a 12/10 and easily the best band I've ever had the pleasure of experiencing. I'm totally smitten by them and recommend them whole heartedly for your wedding."

Ciara (Bride)

Stowe, VT
September 7, 2019
"Hands down-the BEST decision I made for my outdoor Vermont wedding. I planned my wedding on my own and knew that music was just as important to me as tasty food, but was not sure if a band would understand how to work with my unique and unconventional requests. I started to work with Art and immediately felt comfortable and knew I was dealing with professionals. We went with The Soulsville ensemble and they absolutely blew everyone away. We had an older crowd for guests and we were worried no one would dance, but the dance floor was packed the entire evening. More importantly to me was that I gave them a few songs I needed them to play (which they did, on time and exactly as I had envisioned) but they understood how to navigate the evening and did not need their hands to be held. When planning a wedding on your own, there are a ton of things to think about and plan but ECS was not a bother. They knew what to do and did it better than I ever could have imagined. I want to get married again just to listen to them! ECS will be your smartest and easiest decision for your wedding!"

Lindsey (Bride)

Woodstock, VT
August 24, 2019
"I literally cannot stop talking about how amazing this band was at our wedding. I have never danced so much at a wedding and I've never seen so many people both on the dance floor and moving tables to dance on the grass around it! I truly am not just saying that because it was my own wedding - this band was the talk of the entire next morning's brunch. We had the Stax ensemble with Dan and Astha singing and they are some of the most engaging performers I've ever seen. The whole band is so immensely talented and they did an excellent job with learning our first dance song, playing really appropriate (but good!) dinner music, and then turning it UP for the dance party. They also were so awesomely accommodating about traveling and making sure all details were accounted for. Thank you ECS!!!"

Cicely (Bride)

Stratton, VT
August 3, 2019
"We had the most perfect night on Saturday night with East Coast Soul at our wedding!! We loved every minute of the music! The band had the most amazing energy the whole night and no one left the dance floor!! We were thrilled with everything they played and it truly made the night one that our guests and we will never forget! We had so many wonderful compliments and raving reviews from all of our guests! Our wedding night wouldn’t have been the same without east coast soul there!"

Kelly (Bride)

Fairlee, VT
September 8, 2018
"It would be hard to overstate and/or encapsulate in 3500 characters how good East Coast Soul is. Next to deciding to marry my spouse, this was the best decision I made in regards our wedding day. As you might expect, the whole process was easy, from the band initially getting in touch with us, to getting a sense of what we wanted/didn't want, to helping us with ceremony sound. They have a very easy-to-complete google survey for your preferences, timing, etc. Showed up to the venue well ahead of time, ready to go. All thumbs up on the organizational front. But let me talk about the band. Oh my god, the band. At some point during my mother/son dance, when I let my attention widen in scope, I thought to myself in the back of my mind, "Damn, these guys are GOOD." And then it just got better. And better. And better. The entire main set, I don't think there was one butt in a chair. Our family friends' younger daughter, who I've been told is shy and introverted, was dancing the entire night. An older relative who I didn't even think could safely walk up three flights of stairs danced the entire night. I think the guy dishing out Ben and Jerry's in the back corner was dancing the entire night. I have several friends that range from very-good-amateur to professional-level musicians who were standing transfixed in front of the stage like they were at a concert. During the final song I crowd surfed (!). My spouse crowd surfed (!!!!). The lead singer crowd surfed (!!!!!!!!!!). After the whole thing was over people were left looking at each other in that manner that people do when they need to confirm that what just happened, happened, and that they weren't having a hallucination. It was that good. It goes without saying that everyone was asking me for the band's name, telling me this was the best band they have ever seen at a wedding, etc. etc. etc., all the accolades you normally hear about in wedding reviews. But it was better than that. It was a religious experience. I find myself waking abruptly in the middle of the night because I was shouting The Isley Brothers in my sleep. I'm worried the dry cleaner won't be able to clean my suit because it got so sweaty. I'm still not sure if my uncle has gotten his voice back yet. Please, let me help you save some of your wedding planning time for flowers or photographers or linens or whatever else you need. Book this band. Right. Now."

Kurt (Groom)

Chittenden, VT
July 28, 2018
"ECS played at our wedding over Memorial Day and they truly made the entire event. We had the 'Stax Ensemble' and not only are they all exceptional musicians, but their energy and stage presence is extraordinary. They are so good at reading the crowd and basing their set list on how everyone is feeling. They were also so easy to work with including songs to play at the reception, ceremony and cocktail hour. This is the first and only band I've seen that had all of our guests, ranging all age groups, out on the floor dancing - including my 92 year old great aunt! We had so many of our guests tell us that ECS was the best wedding band they've ever seen, and we feel so fortunate to have used them!! Highly HIGHLY recommend!! "

Laura (Bride)

Arlington, VT
May 26, 2018
"We had East Coast Soul (specifically the Soulsville Ensemble) at our wedding last week at the Trailside Inn in Killington, Vermont. I cannot express how absolutely AMAZING they were!! I had watched several of their YouTube videos prior to booking them, but their videos did not do justice to how incredible they are as musicians and how engaging they are with the guests. We had a wedding of 75 people and had almost everyone dancing the whole time. We had SO many compliments on how amazing the band was, and multiple guests said that it was the best reception music and most people dancing at a wedding they had ever seen. This band made our reception what it was, and was one of the best choices we made when it came to planning our event. In terms of administration, Art (our communication go-to person for planning purposes) was very responsive, flexible and accommodating. We had a keyboardist during the ceremony who was willing to play music for a song that my husbands sister sang during the ceremony, and had a sax/keyboard duo during our cocktail hour. They worked with us during the planning to get a sense of what type of music we wanted, and ended up playing a jazz set during dinner and more funk/soul/pop during the receptions. It wasn't even about the specific songs they played, it was more about how they played them and their renditions that got everyone so fired up. Overall we are beyond thrilled with everything East Coast Soul contributed to our wedding experience and would strongly urge anyone considering them for their event to just go ahead and book! "

Emma (Bride)

July 29, 2017
"There are no words to describe the “awesomeness” that is East Coast Soul! They are a hurricane of energy, talent and great music. They are more than a band, they are vibrant performers that are able to sense the tone of the room and play exactly what’s needed every moment of your wedding. By the end of the night, the members of ECS were our friends that were seamlessly part of our wedding! They brought everyone to the dance floor…I mean EVERYONE and played songs that were loved by all generations present. Throughout the course of the night I had multiple people tell me it was the best wedding band they had ever seen and were so happy to be part of the experience. ECS were great to work with throughout the entire process and they travelled all the way to Vermont for our wedding. They were super organized and helpful and even went so far as to learn a song that my father wrote for our dance together! I have never seen my dad so touched and overjoyed. If there is any debate in your mind between getting a DJ or getting a band, do yourself a favor…stop worrying, and hire these guys! They are worth it and will not disappoint. East Coast Soul is one of the reasons our wedding was a hit! They brought the love, energy and life to our party. "

Allyson (Bride)

Waitsfield, VT
July 2, 2017
"So much has already been said about East Coast Soul and this review simply confirms what others have said. Torrence and Traci (as an eight-piece band) really made our reception into the all-ages dance party we had hoped for. Art and the rest of the management team were super responsive, easy to work with, and made the planning process smooth and easy. From the acoustic guitar at the ceremony to the jazz trio at our cocktail hour to our first dance to the hora to the encore, ECS delivered more than we could have hoped for. All of our guests were dancing and so many people said that ECS was the best wedding band that they had heard. The acoustic guitarist learned several songs for our ceremony and the whole band learned a song for our first dance - each of these songs was executed as perfectly as every other ECS performance. ECS made our reception great and we're so glad that they traveled to Vermont for our party. We definitely recommend ECS without any hesitation."

Jane (Bride)

Stowe, MA
July 3, 2016
"HIRE THIS BAND! I planned my wedding date around their availability, and boy was it worth it. From the beginning, the band's managers were very open to my thoughts and needs, and were very willing to negotiate. I got an 8-piece band featuring Giang, Dan, and Sophia, and they traveled up to Vermont for a very reasonable price. And what a show! I danced probably every single song with an enormous grin on my face. My guests were dancing right in front of the band like groupies at their favorite band's concert. I received compliments all night on how amazing they were. Not only are these top-notch musicians (we had many professional musicians at the wedding who will emphatically say the same), but they also are top-notch performers -- their enthusiasm really got the party started and the band danced and danced all night. Many of my guests (including me) were trying to think of future events they can plan where they can feature East Coast Soul. Truly -- they made my wedding amazing. My husband and I can't stop grinning when we think of great songs they played or how they introduced "This is How We Do It." So hire this band. You'll love them. In the words of Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson, "don't believe me just watch." "

Anna (Bride)

Bristol, VT
August 22, 2015
"Based on the great reviews for ECS, we expected an awesome wedding band, but what we got was beyond what we could imagine. We had 230 guests at our wedding and once the band started, nobody sat down again, even the grandparents! The playlist was amazing - hit after hit of timeless awesome songs. Our guests can't stop raving about ECS, a month later. Oh, and there were literally rows of people at the front of the dance floor just watching and dancing to ECS like we were at a concert for some of the songs - they were so impressive (including their dancing). ECS learned a few new songs for us too and killed it! They even led a New Orleans Style recessional for us from the ceremony to the cocktail party which was amazing. Also, communication before the wedding was exceptional - Art was incredibly responsive, flexible, and clear. ECS was the best vendor we worked with. I cannot recommend ECS enough. We booked them for five hours and just wish we had them for longer!! ECS is the first thing you should book for your wedding."

Debbi (Bride)

Chittenden, VT
August 8, 2015
"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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