Why do you want the Boston Soul Revue for your event? For the entertainment! It’s the “real deal”. We are not your typical “wedding band” that “plays everything”. Sure, we have performed everything from Johnny Cash to Simon and Garfunkel to Frank Sinatra to Alicia Keys to Celine Dion, and more, as special requests for first dance etc., and we are ready and willing to take on any song you need us to do. But we focus on what is near and dear to our hearts, the timeless classics, everyone’s favorite dance hits of the 60’s and 70’s. From Otis Redding, The Temptations, Sam & Dave, Aretha, Wilson Pickett, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Al Green, Etta James, on through Harold Melvin and The Bluenotes (we have the original saxophonist of the Bluenotes in our band), the Commodores, Stevie Wonder, Donna Summer, the O’Jays, and all the great disco and funky dance music of the 70s, you get the idea. People often hire us for their wedding because they have seen our live performances and tell us they chose us because they could see how much fun we were having performing, and it’s true. When the band is really enjoying the show, it always transfers to the crowd. We love this music, and put on an unforgettable show. You and your guests will feel like you’ve been transported back to the glory days of Motown, the Apollo Theatre, and the great showband ballrooms of days gone by.
We have often heard from function managers at wedding venues we play at “you guys are the best band we’ve had here, why don’t we see you more often?” What they mean is, “you are the most entertaining band we’ve had…” There are many fine musicians in the New England area, highly accomplished with excellent credentials and resumes, not to take anything away from anybody. However, playing music well and entertaining a crowd well are distinct skills. We play the music well, but what sets us apart is our show. Please come and visit a live performance and see for yourself.
So if you want a typical wedding, with a typical wedding band, you have come to the wrong site, but if you would like a memorable event that your guests will never forget, please contact us.
What they are saying about us
When you are playing music from the heart, it can touch others’ hearts. The following was a handwritten note left by an anonymous fan after a club date, and we think it sums up why we do what we do:
“Life is not always easy, life is a huge challenge, most of us have to walk a rocky road. We just would like to tell you guys that you brought a lot of sunshine in our life on this rainy day in Boston. You made us enjoy life, laugh, and dance! Thank you,
F, C, L&B
“Picking The Boston Soul Revue for our wedding was one of the best decisions we made. People didn’t just say ‘that was a great wedding band,’ they said ‘that was a great band, period.’ I would definitely recommend Boston Soul Revue.
“We hired The Boston Soul Revue for our wedding after seeing them perform at the Purple Eggplant in Abington. Everyone was having a good time, even the band”
Paul & Keri Preziosi
”I wanted to send you a note of gratitude for playing such a great show at our wedding. We loved the music selection you choose and our guests
were on their feet all night dancing away. Everyone had such positive
feedback about the band and many had not danced that much in ages!
Even one guest who had knee surgery a week earlier could not help
himself and danced a few songs. You made our wedding a true celebration
for all to take part in. We will spread the word about your band as I
am sure our guests will.”[
Private Party, Regis College,
Mary & Jim Fedele:
“The guests are still raving about how great the band was and asking how we ever found such a fun group.”
:Blues Trust Foundation,
“The Boston Soul Revue is stocked full of talented vocalists that can make any event as big a hit as the timeless Soul classics they perform.”
The Skellig”, Waltham, Ma. Dessy Rushe:“
“Pure entertainment…very professional, easy to deal with, great interaction with the crowd, always gets the crowd going.
David & Liza Snyder
”We knew you were making a good impression when the wedding coordinator’s all came up to us and asked” Where did you find the band? They’re incredible!” Several of our guests commented that you were the best entertainment they had ever experienced at a wedding. There’s no substitute for live entertainment and your performance and willingness to interact with our guests was the icing on the cake. Thank you again for all of your hard work and preparation. We would recommend the Boston Soul Revue to anyone looking for a memorable wedding band.”
Melissa & Palen Schwab
“Wow! What an amazing performance. The music made the evening. We have received so many compliments on your music and two attendees have even booked you for their own weddings after hearing your performances. Thanks for making our wedding so special.”
Lindsay & Al Bilo
“We both want to thank you so very much for making our wedding so much fun! We truly had a blast and we know that has a lot to do with the awesome music you kept playing all night long. Many of our guests told us that it was the most fun wedding they had ever attended and they all mentioned your band when explaining why. You played a great mix of songs and we really appreciate you taking our special requests and learning new songs that were not on your play list. Your style was really fun and funky but still classy and sophisticated. We would highly recommend your band to our family members and friends.
Natick Common Concert Series, note sent from a fan
“Thank you for bringing such a wonderful performance to the town I love! Your show Monday night was, without doubt, one of the best I’ve seen in my mmphty-seven years of life. I was very impressed by the way you reached out to the audience. This is indeed a community that’s “one bit happy family” but sometimes, like all families, we need some encouragement…which you provided perfectly. I do hope Natick brings you back next year! (or this year, if that were possible)…and I’ll look forward to seeing you perform elsewhere, in the meantime.
Amazing Things Arts Center,
“I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your band Saturday night. I was one of the bartenders and truly love that type of music and quite frankly, don’t hear enough of it anymore. All of the band members were awesome entertainment!
Brighton-Allston 200th Bicentennial Jubilee
held at the new WGBH studios
“To: The Boston Soul Revue
Our 200th Bicentennial Jubilee Committee can’t thank you enough for your extraordinary performances during the evening of our celebration.
The music was absolutely incredible. Our audience not only danced but loved singing to the oldies. The young at heart were also able to interact with the band as well as with each other. When the evening was ending, over 90% of our guests were still there. Over the last several months we have been stopped and been asked “when are you going to do this again?”. Never before have we had so much excitement about a community event.
Your professionalism, dress code and demeanor made the evening unforgettable, with approximately 400 people attending our function at the new WGBH studio; it was a night to remember. Having so many distinguished guests attending, the mayor, our elected officials, and so many others, it was imperative to have a band capable of improvising the music to their entrances and exits.
Boston Soul Revue’s sense of timing was impeccable. They stimulated the audience when needed and relaxed them when necessary.
There is no way to express to you our sense of enthusiasm after the evening ended.We are so looking forward to having you perform for us again, and again and again.”