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Bands in Sarasota,
(480) 213-5842
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  • 31 Reviews


    Nicole

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  • Serenade of Souls was one of the best decisions I made for my wedding. They had my guests dancing all through the night, even between courses during our sit-down dinner...they were THAT good! The musicians are talented, the set list was on point, and the vibe was perfect. Our guests were ages 8-75 yrs (avg. 40 yrs.) and the mix of genres had something for everyone. Countless guests came up to me saying how much fun the band was and wanted to know how I found them. Thank you Serenade of Souls!

    Amanda

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  • Serenade of Souls is an amazing band!!! They have a great variety of songs that they can play, and they all sound amazing. The recorded songs on their website are very true to how they sound in person. Once the band kicked off everyone was out of there seats and on the dance floor for the entire night. I cannot say enough good things about this group!!!! Worth every penny!

    Lisa

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  • The Serenade of Souls performed for our daughter's wedding at the Powell Crosley Estate on April 11, 2015. The sound system was just amazing along with their in- sync stage lighting system. My husband and I listened to their live promo video on You Tube and decided right away they were the band for our daughter's wedding. They were extremely professional and played exactly what we chose on their extensive song list. The dance floor was full all night long. We highly recommend Serenade of Souls!!

    User4555012

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  • Serenade of Souls made our daughter and son-in-law's wedding a joyful, fun-filled, over the top event. The quality of the musicians was excellent. Their range of music was broad and varied. Everyone, from age six to ninety, was up and dancing the entire night. The music was energizing but not too intrusive. The sound system was state-of-the-art which made it enjoyable for all. Chris was a pleasure to work with. He contributed to making the wedding a tremendous success in a major way. Serenade of Souls truly exceeded our expectations. We were thrilled and highly recommend them for any major event.

    Kimberly

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  • Thanks, Chris for the great music and lighting for the wedding reception. We couldn't be happier.

    Donna

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    5 out of 5
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  • Serenade of Souls over exceeded our expectations. We wanted a phenomenal band that could play a variety of music, and they delivered. They kept the reception moving smoothly from the introduction of the bride and groom to lovely dinner music to the dance portion of the evening. Everyone danced and raved about the band. Their sound system, lighting, vocals were a ten, along with their professionalism. Janine, who was our contact person, was extremely eager to please and make the event a once in a lifetime experience. I have to say, it really was. Loved them.

    Molly

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  • We loved this band and so did our guests. They learned our song since it wasn't on their list and they did a great job! Great voices, great musicians... kept the crowd going all night! We were sad when it was over!

    Ryan

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  • Serenade of souls was an absolute highlight of our wedding. We booked them about 4 months in advance. From there, they took the initiative to make sure our wedding music was the best. We went through and chose the songs we wanted. There was no pressure to just of the sets they wanted. Their level of professionalism was unmatched. We were in constant contact all throughout the months leading up to the wedding. They learned our first dance. Honestly, sang it better than Big and Rich. Our goal was to keep everyone on the dance floor all night. They did that! Their voices, music, and their level of enthusiasm left everyone's asking for more! Now I wish we had them singing all night. Myself and out friends have been to many weddings over the years. Everyone said this was the best band yet! If you are lucky enough to book Serenade of Souls, it will be worth every penny. Ryan and Meghan Sladek

    User3841549

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  • Serenade of Souls provided an amazing experience. Our wedding was delayed by a 1/2 hour and the band was nice enough to stay that extra half hour, free of charge. The covers they preformed sounded JUST like the original artist (sometimes better). All of our guests couldn't stop talking about how great the band was. Would definitely recommend them.

    User3709900

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  • Serenade of Souls played for our Daughter's wedding 11/16/13 and they were fabulous!!! We give them a 10!!! Their promo on You Tube was terrific but their live performance was even better! Their sound system and speakers delivered superior sound equivilent to a recording studio. Our band planner was extremely organized, accomodating and a delight to work with. She helped us customize the music selections to the crowd from an 8 page playlist. They are amazingly talented musicians who can play from all genres and are sure to delight your guests. We were overwhelmed by all the compliments from our guests. We purchased 2 options: a vocalist for the cocktail hour and their custom "white" stage display...both were terrific. The white set was beautiful and the color changing show added an energy that was cantagious on the dance floor. We highly recommend Serenade of Souls for your wedding or event. They are sure to make your event a success!!! Sincerely, ... Read more

    joan

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  • We could not say enough positve about Serenade of Souls. I (mother of the bride) did not hire a wedding planner and i was concerned if the timeline would run smoothly at the ceremony. With the help of Janine (the band planner) everything ran perfectly. Not one gliche. We worked very closely the 30 days before the ceremony choosing songs, choosing times for toasts, special songs for bride and groom, father/ daughter, mother/ son etc etc. We had the band handle the actual ceremony with instrumental guitar, which was beautiful. We also had one instrument and Janine sing during the cocktail hour which again was fabulous, and then the party began. They had everything planned perfectly without one hesitation. We had an added saxophone player who was AWESOME! The wide range of music played was enjoyed by ALL age groups. The dance floor was full the entire evening! The sound system was great.... just loud enough to enjoy but we could all still talk. Our guests loved them and ... Read more

    Erika

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  • Serenade of Souls is fantastic! Chris, the band leader, is easy to communicate with. They developed the entire set list, with only a few limited suggestions from us, and it was perfect. They're great at reading the crowd and playing a song that they think will keep the party going and the guests happy. Our guests loved it and our dance floor was packed the entire night. They bring their own lighting and sound people too. We had such a fun night, thanks to Chris and his team! Definitely recommend.

    Andrew

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  • Your search is over, don't even hesitate, worry, or think twice about it. If you're thinking of hiring Serenade of Souls, just do it. Best wedding decision you'll make. I was the groom, my bride, and all guests and family agreed, great wonderful PERFECT wedding band - they are such a great band & sound so greast, i wanted to just sit & enjoy (but was busy with wedding stuff) - they got everyone up & dancing. everyone had great time - they really read the room well, and the general tone of the guests... if you want sophisticated, they will do that without you even having to tell them.... if you want wild country party, i'm 100% sure they can do that too - they're really nice & easy to work with. Chris obviously loves what he does, and it shows. He asks for the info he needs, and takes it from there. All in all, 100% recommend. The easiest & most satisfying wedding decision you'll make (besides your groom/ bride ;) ).

    Ashley

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  • Serenade of Souls rocked out my wedding! They kept all my guests on the dance floor which is exactly what I wanted for the night...they really helped everyone get into the party mode! I had multiple guests come up to me saying the band sounded just like the radio. Their sound truly is comparable to radio quality music. I was referred to them by a friend who had seen them live and really enjoyed them but I was unable to see SOS perform in person before my wedding. I was obviously nervous but I found that the videos they posted on youtube were true to how they actually sound in real life- amazing! Would definitely recommend this band to those who are looking to have a fun time.

    User3872841

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  • I got married in March of 2014 at The Ritz-Carlton in Sarasota. I had a beautiful wedding and most memorable day. But, what I cannot forget is how much I was disappointed by this band. I believe they completely over promised and under delivered for my special day. My guests did not seem to notice, but I could not believe how unprofessional the band was during my reception. The lead singer got off stage a few times in the middle of his performance and "consulted" with his sound guy in the middle of the dance floor. Couldn't this have been taken care of in a more discreet manor? This was just the beginning of the issues that this band had during my wedding night. It's been 8 months since our big day and when I look back I still think of my disappointment in Serenade of Souls performance.

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    I went into great detail over (two pages) explaining what had occurred at this wedding with this client. To summarize, after our set up and extensive sound check there was a complete power failure from the venues power source. Today’s top sound systems and mixers are Computers with hundreds of adjustments set preceding the event to create amazing sound. If a venue loses power due to adding additional power draws, as this one did after the settings are made the band must go through the nightmare process of reprogramming on the spot. The cause was completely out of our hands. The band gave an extensive effort to solve the problem without the guest’s knowledge. I had to leave the stage while my other 4 vocalists sang their lead songs at a couple points to ensure the guests were not aware of the issue and everything was on track. (songs like at last by Etta James where my presence wasn’t needed) It is not the first time we have dealt with situations outside of our control but this response is a first. In the past we were met with great appreciation for “saving the day” with our clients seeing it for what is was a group of people taking on an extreme amount of stress to deliver in spite of the circumstances. No the guests didn’t notice, I have numerous rave reviews from them and a glowing review from this client’s mother (the one who hired us) it can be viewed here http://youtu.be/LQkLlZMH5h4 Not having power can be compared to being locked out of the venue. This client would fault me for breaking down the door to get in to deliver. The air conditioning seemed to be out for the entire reception with guests and the band literally dripping sweat. I am surprised I am not under fire for that as well. With hundreds of perfect reviews and a relentless effort to offer so many unseen extras for our valued clients, this review 9 months after the fact is extremely offensive.
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