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Bands in Nutley, NJ,
(201) 252-7685
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    Mary

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  • If you want a short review then I can give one: Book Total Soul now. If you want details, then continue. My wife and I set our date 2.5 yrs after we got engaged. This mean we had plenty of time to research and plan every aspect of the wedding, including the band. The band was something I really wanted so she let me do the planning. I definitely wanted a live band but I wanted a band that was talented and different (I looked at a lot of bands and a great majority were generic cover bands that played the same songs in the same ways and were mostly impossible to differentiate). These guys popped out the second I checked out one of their videos. After contacting Jeff, things only got better. They were incredibly easy to talk to and coordinate. They helped us go see them live so we could hear them live in a party setting which not many bands were willing to do. In terms of our day, they came in, set up, and rocked the house. No exaggeration, every person we talked to as we ma... Read more

    Kendra

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  • STOP LOOKING AND BOOK THIS BAND NOW!!!!!!! As a bride - I know this is horrible but I don't care - I barely talked to my guests, ate or even took a sip of alcohol cause I never left the dance floor!!!!! And honestly, either did many of our guests. Luckily, my husband, family and friends are all big dancers so this was truly the hit of the Wedding and Total Soul crushed it, leaving everything on the dance floor. Jeff was so amazing to work with, communicating with him was such a breeze, always answering my questions right away. We even gave them a brand new song to learn the Wednesday before our Saturday wedding and they learned it (now he didn't guarantee that they could play it live but, boy did they kill it!!!) I cannot emphasize enough that if you're a dancing crowd you NEED to hire Total Soul!!!!! Just a side note - the band doesn't play until they eat so make sure you coordinate with your caterer/planner so they are aware of when you want them to play to ensure they are feed... Read more

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    Kendra- thank you for the glowing review! It was an outstanding party, especially after we opened up the dance floor. Yes, it was true that we there was no dancing before the dinner plates were picked up, but that was because we were instructed not to play anything above a whisper by one of the parents before dinner was done, so we opted to play very quiet background instrumental music. You are correct, most venues do not feed the vendors until all of the guests have eaten (this causes a delay sometimes because the venues are not always quick about serving the vendors), so I agree that this is a good recommendation for future couples to request that the vendors are fed quickly. Your guests were dying for dance music after they ate because were asked not to dance everyone before dinner so that everyone could talk. The guests were ready to explode, so when we hit the stage, that's exactly what happened and everyone danced the night away! Typically, we will have a long dance set before dinner after the formalities finish (after the intros, first dance, parent dances and toasts). That first set usually lasts until the entree is served, and could be as much as an hour long. All the best to you and John for many years of health and happiness!!!

    User5243693

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  • We hired Total Soul for our June 26th wedding. We really wanted a band that would have our guests up and dancing all night. That is exactly what they did!!! Our guests loved them. Jeff was great and very professional. Any questions or concerns we had he answered. They made our wedding a night to never forget.

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    Jennifer- your wedding at The Newark Club was surely a night to remember. The guests seemed to especially enjoy singing and dancing to Jersey Girl, and your First Dance "Love Someone" was a great choice! I want to wish you and Graham many years of health and happiness! Jeff

    Patricia

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  • We had so much fun with Total Soul at our wedding! They kept the dance floor packed all night long! Jeff and the Band were also amazing to work with and made sure all our requests were met. We couldn't have asked for a better experience and we would HIGHLY recommend Total to Soul to any couple!

    Katie

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  • BOOK TOTAL SOUL NOW FOR YOUR WEDDING!! Seriously, these guys were amazing! I can't tell you how many of our guests told us "I've never seen so many people up and dancing at a wedding before!" They had all of our guests up and dancing for the entire wedding. They did an absolutely amazing job keeping the party going, and everyone had so much fun! They are very talented and know all the songs to keep people of all ages having a good time. Jeff is extremely helpful and gets back to emails and phone calls immediately. He is a very nice guy and does a great job managing everything. I can't stress enough how great they were for our wedding (even played music during cocktail hour and the dinner). I hope to hear them again soon!

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    Katie & Todd- I'm very happy that you and your guests enjoyed Total Soul's performance. Everyone in the band also commented on how much fun they had at your reception. Congratulations and all the best to you and Todd! Jeff

    Patricia

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  • Total Soul was more than anything my husband and I could have asked for at our wedding! Our guests were dancing on the way to their tables, before dinner, during dinner, and throughout the entire night!! We had 208 guests at our wedding, and at least 190 of them were on the dance floor the entire night!! Their range of music catered to all ages and kept the dance floor packed! We had guests tell us, our parents, and family that this was the best wedding they have ever been too! This was definitely because of Total Soul's ability to perform and continue the party the entire night!! Their flexibility during planning of the wedding was amazing, Jeff, the manager of the band, was very easy to work with and made me feel relaxed every step of the way. I would recommend this band over and over again! Get ready to dance!!!! :)

    Caroline

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  • TOTAL SOUL IS THE BEST! I had the most amazing wedding and it would not have been the same without Total Soul. My guests could not stop talking about how awesome the band was and it was clear to me as no one EVER left the dance floor. At one point, early in the evening the power went out and the band made sure this did not dampen the mood. They invited everyone up and sang acapella in the dark! In the planning process, Jeff was so friendly and kind. He provided a sound system for our ceremony and then made sure the party rocked all night long. We planned out songs I wanted to here and those I did not. He also helped me make a timeline of events for the afternoon/evening that I used with my other vendors. I cannot rave about Total Soul enough. Trust me, Total Soul is worth EVERY penny.

    Robin

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  • Total Soul was one of the best parts about our wedding. I have seen them at three other weddings prior to ours and each time they absolutely kill the performance!! They are so good and the crowd loves them. Jeff was so easy to work with and was very responsive with any emails or calls. Everything went smoothly with them. They are very reliable and worth every penny. All of our guests won't stop talking about how awesome the band was! Thank you so much to all of you. You were so much fun!

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    ArtsQuest was an awesome venue for a wedding. The band really enjoyed performing for your guests. There was a lot of energy in the room to feed of of. All the best to you and Justin in the future! Jeff

    User4254103

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  • Total Soul is an amazing wedding/event band. Jeff was very easy to work with, responsive and had a great demeanor about any question or request my family or I had. The band members are very talented and I would highly recommend them!

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    Thanks, and best wishes for many years of health and happiness! Jeff

    Emily

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  • Total soul *made* our wedding! We were nervous booking a live band without having a chance to hear them live (though Total soul let us know about opportunities, we weren't able to make any because of our own busy schedule). But they were awesome. Jeff was incredibly responsive and easy to work with leading up to the wedding. The day of they were amazing! Several of my guests were professional musicians themselves, and they remarked on how tight the vocals were. Often event bands fudge the backing vocals, but Total soul had incredible intonation and close harmony. They played a great mix of current hits and classic dancing tunes. They got everyone on the dance floor and kept them there. Highly recommended!

    Jon

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  • Total Soul Party was incredible, they know how to keep everyone on the dance floor having a great time. We also had the keyboardist play our ceremony and we hand picked songs they placed perfectly. Leading up to it I dealt with Jeff who was always quick to respond and very helpful. There is no comparison to their band in terms of value, professionalism, and overall service. The band played everything we asked for and helped make the wedding incredible. We both would 100% recommend this band to anyone who is getting married.

    Amy

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  • Total Soul lived up to and far exceeded any and all expectations I had! Jeff was so professional and easy to work with. The band barely took breaks; I don't remember hearing even one recorded song. Everyone at our wedding was on the dance floor the entire night. It was difficult to get everyone seated for dinner! We feel so lucky to have found total soul and have them play at our wedding. Thank you!!

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    Amy- The band really appreciated your hospitality. It was also great working with you in preparation for your special day. All the best to you in the future!

    Gena

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  • Total Soul is a great band. They made the wedding so much fun and all my guest raved about them!!

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    Gena, Thanks to you and Chris for treating the band as part of your family. You guys really now how to throw a great party, and The Manor was a perfect choice as a venue for your reception. Thanks again for choosing Total Soul! Best wishes, Jeff

    Ben

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  • Jeff and Total Soul, were fantastic for our wedding, they provided us a chance to select songs that we wanted which were not in their play list and they had clearly practiced and rehearsed them. They showed up to the wedding venue early and rehearsed so that when it came to the main event they were in full flow. They were great during dinner, and after dinner when we started dancing they pumped up the whole room so that everyone of all ages were dancing. They also mixed songs from classic hits, to some modern tunes, to the songs that we selected in a great way. We were so happy with them and would highly reocmend them to anyone and everyone.

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    Ben- what a beautiful day for a wedding in Newport, RI. You couldn't ask for a better setting. I'm honored that you and Alex chose Total Soul to entertain at your reception. On behalf of TS, I want to thank you and Alex for your kindness, and want to wish the 2 of you all the best in the future! Jeff

    Jon

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  • When all your guest tell you it was the wedding they had ever been to, the best food, the best wine and the best band and the most fun they have every had a wedding you know the band had to be great. The wedding venue Gothem Bar and Grill is small we had only 100 guests but the band Total Soul knows how to not over power everyone with being too loud, the volume was always right so that everyone could enjoy it. I found out about Total Soul by attending another wedding that had 250 people and they rocked a larger venue as well. My friends all want to book them as well.

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    Jon, Thanks for the kind words. Yes, the food and hospitality was great, but most of all you could really feel the love in the room amongst all of your friends, family and guests. This was evident at the ceremony and throughout the evening. I hope to see you again soon in the near future! Jeff

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