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The Entertainment you choose greatly determines the success of your party.

Want the "best party ever"? Look no further than SoulPlay.

The display of unique, incredible talent, high energy and superb class are just a few of the reasons SoulPlay has become one of the most sought after bands for weddings, corporate events, social galas and summer outdoor concerts.

SoulPlay is a diversified group of entertainers from Raleigh/Durham, NC. The members share a unique variation of talent from youthfulness to years of experience. Their genre of music includes classic, funk, disco, beach, and today's latest hits. Yet, their range of music is unlimited when it comes to "a special request". SoulPlay displays a funky edge that bring out the "it" factor to your event. There is no limit to the amount of fun you will experience when this high energy band takes the stage. The entertainment is so engaging that you will find yourself on the stage or on the floor during the entire Show not knowing what to expect next.

SoulPlay takes your schedule and itinerary as seriously as it does the show. The work ethic and professionalism of this band also sets it apart from the others. They are not pleased until you (the client) are extremely satisfied. Their motto is, "We set the stage to make you the star of the Show". They have never fallen short from these words. The after show reviews are a proven point that they live by their motto.

The standard band consists of 7 stage members (2 female vocalists, 1 male vocalist, and a full rhythm section). Upon special request for corporate and gala events, customers can request SoulPlay Plus (the standard 7 members, three piece horn section, a Dee-Jay, and an additional female vocalist).  The Plus team adds just a little more flavor making your event even more unforgettable. Check out the reviews on the website from satisfied customers.

Print Song List

Rock /Pop/ Funk/ Top 40/ R&B/ Contemporary

AC/DC – She Shook Me All Night Long
Adele - Hello

Adele - Rolling in the Deep
Al Green - Let's Stay Together

Aretha Franklin – Respect

Aretha Franklin – Rock Steady
Ariana Grande – Bang Bang
Ariana Grande – Problem

Beyoncé – Crazy
Beyoncé – Daddy’s Lesson

Billy Ocean – Caribbean Queen
Bon Jovi – Living on a Prayer
Bon Jovi – You Give Love a Bad Name

Bruno Mars – 24K Magic
Bruno Mars – Just the Way You Are

Bruno Mars – Locked Out of Heaven

Bruno Mars – Treasure

Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk

Carl Carlton – Bad Mamma Jamma

Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe

Chaka Khan – Ain’t Nobody
Charlie Puth – Let’s Marvin Gaye

Chic – Good Times

Chic – I Want Your Love

Commodores – Brick House

Donna Summers – Bad Girls

Draft Punk – Get Lucky

Draft Punk – Loose Yourself to Dance

Earth, Wind, Fire – Let’s Groove Tonight

Earth, Wind, Fire – September

Elle King – Ex’s & Oh’s

Etta James – At Last

Eurhythmics – Sweet Dreams

Four Seasons – December 1963

Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive

Groove Theory – Tell Me

Jason DeruloTalk Dirty

Jennifer Hudson – Spotlight

Journey – Don’t Stop Believing

Katie Perry – California Girl

Katie Perry – Teenage Dream

KC & the Sunshine Band – Get Down Tonight

Kool & the Gang – Celebration

Kool & the Gang – Fresh

Lil Jon & DJ Snake – Turn Down for What

LMFAO – Party Rock

Lynyrd SkynyrdSweet Home Alabama

Madonna – Holiday

Maroon 5 – Make Me Wonder

Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass

Meghan Trainor – Lips Are Movin

Miami Sound Machine – Turn the Beat Around

Michael Jackson – Billy Jean

Morris Day and the Time – The Bird

Nick Jonas – Jealous

Nicki Minaj - Starship

No Doubt - Hella Good

O’Jays – Love Train

Paramore – Ain’t it Fun

Pharrell Williams - Happy

Prince – Purple Rain

Rihanna – Don’t Stop the Music

Rihanna – We Found Love

Rolling Stones – Start Me Up

Sister Sledge – Greatest Dancer

Sister Sledge - We are Family

Spinners - I'll Be Around

Stevie Wonder – Superstition

Taio Cruz – Break Your Heart

Taio Cruz – Dynamite

Taste of Honey - Boogie Oogie Oogie

Taylor Swift – Shake It Off

Tina Turner – Proud Mary

Trammps - Disco Inferno

Usher – Bad Girl

Usher /Lil Jon/ Ludacris – Yeah!

Vickie Sue Robinson - Turn the Beat Around

Walk the Moon – Shut Up and Dance

Whitney Houston – I’m Every Woman

Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance /w Somebody

Wild Cherry – Play That Funky Music

Hip Hop 

Flo Rida /T-Pain – Low (Apple Bottom Jeans)
Lil John & DJ Snake – Turn Down for What
Usher /Lil Jon/ Ludacris – Yeah!


Al Green – Let’s Stay Together
Etta James - At Last
Frank Sinatra - New York, New York
George Benson – Broadway

George Benson - Turn Your Love Around

Grover Washington Jr. – Mr. Magic

Marcus Miller – Slipping into Darkness

Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On

MaysaHead to the Sky

Norman Brown – That’s the Way Love Goes

Smokey Robinson – Just to See Her

Van Morrison - Moon Dance


Beach Music

Ben E. King – Stand by Me

Blues Brothers -Soul Man

Bruce Channel – Hey Baby

Chairmen of the Board – Carolina Girl

Chairmen of the Board – Give Me Just a Little More Time

Chubby Checker – The Twist

Drifters - Under the Boardwalk

Isley Brothers - Shout

Isley Brothers – This Old Heart of Mine

Jimmy Buffett- Margaretville

Martha & The VandellasDancing in the Street

Martha & The VandellasJimmy Macke

Marvin Gaye/T. Terrell – You’re All I Need to Get By

Mary Wells - My Guy

Otis Day & The Knights - Shout!

Otis Redding - Dock of the Bay

Platters - With This Ring

Smokey Robinson – Just to See Her

Spinners – I’ll Be Around

Supremes - You Keep Me Hanging On

Tams – Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy

Temptations – My Girl

TrammpsHold Back the Night

TymesMiss Grace

Wilson Pickett - Mustang Sally


Country /Rock

Beyoncé – Daddy’s Lesson

Darius Rucker - Wagon Wheel
Georgia Satellites - Keep Your Hands to Yourself
Jimmy Buffett – Margaretville

Lynyrd SkynyrdSweet Home Alabama

Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl

Van Morrison – Into the Mystic


Mostly Requested “Wedding Dance” Tunes

Ben E. King – Stand by Me

Etta James – At Last

Frank Sinatra – The Way You Look Tonight

Frank Sinatra – The Best Is Yet to Come

Israel Kamakawiwo’oleSomewhere Over the Rainbow

James Taylor – How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)

Jason Mraz – Lucky

Louis Armstrong – Wonderful World

Marvin Gaye & T. Terrell – You’re All I Need to Get By

Michael Buble - Everything

Natalie Grant – I’ll Always Be Your Baby

Otis Redding – That’s How Strong My Love Is
Ray LemontagneYou’re the Best Thing

Stevie Wonder – Isn’t She Lovely

Temptations – My Girl

Tim McGraw – My Little Girl

Van Morrison – Crazy Love


Soul Play put on an amazing performance at our wedding.  I highly recommend them, if you’re looking for a band that plays a little of everything.  We did not have an opportunity to see them perform live prior to our wedding, but relied on their website and videos on the web.  They are high energy and like to interact with the crowd.  At one point, they orchestrated a boys vs girls dance off, which was a lot of fun.  We continue to get great reviews from people who attended our wedding.  We appreciate all your hard work setting us up with Soul Play at the wedding.

Chad & Kaylan


Soul Play was amazing!! They got everyone up and dancing and kept the party going! They were easy to work with too! People were raving about them afterwards!! Thanks so much!! 



They were great and we all had a great time.  Thanks for the suggestion and I had several people ask me who they were.  I'm sure they will get a job or 2 out of it!    



I think you might surmise from this photo that Soul Play was indeed a huge hit with everyone, Including  the father of the bride doing his best rendition of Michael Jackson!

Thank you so very much for all of your efforts in making our event such a huge success.  The band was outstanding and kept people on the dance floor all evening!!  We could not have been more pleased with the service  EastCoast Entertainment provided us from start to finish, flawless in every way!

Thank you again for the great recommendation of Soul Play and for the top notch service from your organization.  So glad you and your family could join us for the celebration!

Gayla S.

Soul Play - Wedding

AMAZING!!! We booked Soul Play through Steve Harry and can't say enough good things about it. We are still getting compliments on how fun our wedding was all thanks to Soul Play. Everyone was up dancing and having a great time. Thank you Soul Play for making our wedding perfect!
Katie D


Thanks Steve. We had an incredible time! The band couldn't have been more fun! I will absolutely be passing your contact information to others. I've shared it with a few already.

Rob D.

Hibernian Society Event

Thanks Steve - the band was great, our President said they were the best band we've ever had!!!

Kerrie S.


I wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed Soul Play. What a great recommendation you gave us! They were the life of the party. I especially loved how they got the guests involved on the dance floor and stage. We have been receiving compliments nonstop. It was so much fun and I wish we could do it over again! I will be sure to recommend them to others.

Marty Beth N.

Wedding Planner

Soul Play did a great job at the wedding reception.  They sang the songs that Mary Beth had requested as well as others of their choosing.  The reception went on until 12:30, and they were lively and entertaining until the end.  They took breaks but did not overdo them.  There was dancing to their music from approximately 7:30 until 12:30.  We received many compliments from the wedding guests on the band.  I think that your recommendation of Soul Play was a good call, and I would recommend them to anyone that request my opinion of their performance.

Charles N.

Charlotte Prom

I did speak with some of the kids.  Everyone said they LOVED the band and want the same kind next year.  Their manager, Gloria, was very easy to work with, and to my knowledge, everything went well.  

Thanks so much for handling this every year.  Your recommendations have been fantastic!

Lynn H.

UNC Event

Everyone has been raving about Soul Play. We all had a wonderful time and you all were so great and accommodating. I loved every minute of the evening. Thank you all for a great show! 

We would love to have you all back soon! Thanks again!

Carson A.


I want to tell you how much we enjoyed "Soul Play".  They were great!  I enjoyed working with Gloria, they did everything we asked.  The most important thing was they acted like they enjoyed themselves and our party.    Everyone at the party loved them and I hope we can get some business for them.

Thanks Barry, as always you are so pleasant to work with.

Yvonne K.

Country Club Holiday Party

WE LOVED SOUL PLAY!!!  Boy did we dance, dance, dance.  And by “we” I mean the Members AND the staff!!!  The Band was wonderful – very talented, very engaging and very fun!  During the party one of the Members said “Book them for next year!!!”  So I think that says it all!!!

...Thanks again for suggesting them.  We were happy beyond belief!!!  I would be happy to offer a reference anytime, of course.

Talk to you soon!

Elise W.

High School Reunion

The band was great. I couldn't believe how fast they got my "old" crowd up and dancing. I would highly recommend them at any time. Next time, I'll give you a shout.

Doug C.

Private Party

Before we go to bed tonight we have to give a huge thank you for being THE party last night! Everyone had an amazing time thanks to your unbelievable energy and talent! Zach and I danced the whole night and still made our rounds through the guests because everyone was on the dance floor. You may have a new fan club of Richmonders who try to crash every local event you play from here on out! Thank you for everything... It really was the best night ever!

Blair and Zach E.
Private Party


Soul Play was a hit!  We had the best time at our wedding and have already received inquiries on the band name.  I couldn't be happier with our choice and hope we get to see them again in the near future.  They made our reception a true party and everyone danced the whole night!  Thank you for the recommendation and hope to see them again!!

Adair P.


Thanks for the follow-up! Soul Play was wonderful- they truly made the night incredible. We had several people say that our wedding was the best wedding they have ever been to, largely because the live band created an incredibly fun atmosphere.  Soul Play read our audience and played songs that EVERYONE loved.  Both of our grandmothers were even out on the dance floor!  I could not recommend a better band, especially if you want a fun and active wedding... Thanks for asking!

Charlotte W.


We absolutely LOVED Soul Play! Our guests kept commenting on how much fun the band was and how they kept the dance floor full and hopping! Al also came up to us and was very kind during the reception! We really appreciate Barry and your attentiveness!

Thank you again for making our wedding unforgettable!

Christina C.

Debutante Ball

The band was amazing. I thought they did an incredible job of engaging the audience and playing the song list that Lilly and Louis wanted. Everyone recognized that it was a successful evening in that people were on the dance floor nonstop all night... Thanks for everything.

Mary S.

Private Party

I just wanted to let you know how much we all enjoyed Soul Play at our party Saturday night. They were wonderful to work with and very engaged working up to the event. They did a great job of feeling out the crowd and playing more low-key music at the beginning as everyone was arriving. Once the party got going, they didn't hold back and we all danced the night away. My friends and I LOVE to get on stage and they invited us up at different intervals which made it a blast. Also really liked how they came out into the crowd to interact with the guests. I can't wait to party with them again soon!

Thank you so much for helping us find them!

Katherine W.


We had the most amazing time at our wedding on Saturday and Soul Play was absolutely incredible. I can't say enough about them. They had the entire reception on the dance floor all night. We had the best time and everyone who came keeps raving about them!!

We will certainly recommend them to our friends. We are happy to write a review on yelp or any other platform (if you guys do that). 

Think you so much for everything. We had an incredible weekend.

Nancy D.

Private Party

I just wanted to write you again and thank you so much for helping me out with the band for our party on April 19th! It was so much fun and the band was AMAZING. I had so many people asking for their cards and contact information. I really appreciate you arranging everything for us and putting us together with Soul Play! They were such a hit.

Thank you again!

Annie M.

Debutante Ball

Our Cotillion Club was extremely pleased with Soul Play at our Spring Dance and Debutante Ball. The music selection was great. Al and his fellow band members were easy to approach, to work with and our members really enjoyed their style. The lead vocalist had Michael Jackson down perfect and Amber and Black Diamond were excellent performers. Some of our crowd were amazed with the lead guitarist's solo piece. It was impressive! I should have made a better effort to communicate a suggested songs from their website for them earlier so that they would have been able to have their play list set, but I didn't call them until the week before to tell them how our evening would be scheduled and they adapted very well and played the songs we so enjoyed dancing to for our fun,fun evening. 

Becky H.
The Cotillion Club

North Carolina Museum of History

Thanks for your email! We were really pleased with Soul Play. They are wonderful musicians and really got our crowd going... My friend booked Soul Play for her reception in May at Atlantic Beach and I have already told her how great they are and how much she will love having them.

Marion D.
North Carolina Museum of History

Private Party

They were wonderful! Gracious, accommodating, so pleasant and very talented
I realized I heard them at Christmas time for Beth at the 2500 club!!!

Thank you and JR for always finding the right thing!!!

Private Party

Molly R.

German Club Ball

They were fact I had more positive comments about them than any band I've booked in a while. I especially appreciated that they kept the volume down better than any band I've used before. So thanks for recommending them.

Connie B.
German Club Ball

Corporate Holiday Party

They were FABULOUS!!! The crowd really reacted well to them.. and of course were dancing until the final moment. Loved their red Christmas Hats, and dresses. I think it really added to the occasion. 

Carol R.

Bride & Groom

I just wanted to write a quick feedback for SoulPlay band that played at our wedding @ Bluewater Grill on 11/2/13. The band was simply incredible. They were very engaging with the audience and kept everyone on the dance floor the entire night. I can't tell you how many compliments were given to the band for our wedding; I wish they could all be passed along. They certainly made our night that much more special and I'm sure they picked up fans for future gigs in the future. All the best to the band.

Thanks again for a great night.

Ryan & Marissa D.
Bride & Groom

University Event

The band was wonderful. Thank you so much for all your help in getting them here. The dance floor was packed with students and donors, so the mix of songs was great. Thank you again for all your help.

Jocelyn C.


Thanks to you and everyone involved with Soul Play. They were absolutely spectacular and exceeded our expectations! They had everyone up and dancing all night, just as we had hoped and their interaction with the guests was unbelievable. We have only heard positive feedback from everyone and we only have positive things to say. THANK YOU for making it such a special, wonderful, awesome time. If we are ever fortunate to throw another huge party we will DEFINITELY have Soul Play there.

Lindsay Z.

Bride & Groom

My husband and I are extremely pleased with Soul Play Band. They made our day SO fun and special! Al and crew got the crowd engaged, took requests to appease guests, and learned a new song to make our first dance amazing! I can not say enough positive things about this group. I would highly recommend for any occasion!

Maureen and Stephen C.
Bride & Groom

North Carolina Potato Festival

Soulplay did a wonderful job. Their energy was non-stop and kept the party moving. They covered everything from Motown to New Rock. Such a great interactive band, and money well spent!!

Jeff C.
Entertainment Director, North Carolina Potato Festival


Hello! Oh, they were fantastic!! I'd recommend them to anyone! We had a great reception and everyone loved the band, we got many positive comments. I loved how interactive with the crowd they were, great variety of music too! We loved them!!

Emily G.

Father of the Bride

All I know is Soul Play was the best wedding band I've heard or seen live. They played everything I wanted to hear and everyone seemed to really be enjoying themselves. Unfortunately, I got hit with a stomach bug literally during the ceremony, spent most of the time hugging a toilet all night and wasn't able to eat or drink anything till the next day. However, that has nothing to do with Soul Play. Thanks so much for recommending them to us as it wouldn't have been the same without them. You and the rest of team/bands at EastCoast Entertainment are true professionals.

Chris M.
Father of the Bride

Father of the Bride

To follow up on our phone conversation the Soul Play band is just the best. As you know, we used them for my daughter's wedding reception party on Ocracoke Island this past weekend. The band arrived on time, set up quickly, and were ready to go well ahead of schedule. They were friendly, respectful and in a word, professional. The music chosen fit the occasion perfectly, the musicians were right on with the sound and the singers were just wonderful. I especially, along with the rest of the party, enjoyed the band's interaction with the wedding attendees. Everyone loved it. Again, in a word, the quality of entertainment was superb. I would and will recommend Soul Play highly. 

Greg G.
Father of the Bride

Student Activity Board Event

Saturday night was great! Our students really enjoyed Soul Play. The music was great and they were very engaging with our students. We had one little issue with the Heartwood's sound system and the band was great in getting their equipment from their van and had the music up in just a few minutes.

I spoke with one of the women in the band and thanked her for a great job and told her I was going to email you today to book them for next year. Thanks again.

Leona J.
King College

Fraternity Event

Soul Play was absolutely amazing. They played great music and were the perfect fit for our fraternity's event. Their song choices were really good and they truly made the event come together. Once the dance floor filled up they kept everyone out because we were having such a good time. Thank you for suggesting them and we will definitely be trying to use them again next year if it works out.

Michael S.
University of Virginia

Restoration Ball

It went really well. The weather was a hassle and inconvenient, but there was still a great turnout and everyone had a great time. The band was great, I really enjoyed their performance and they were very professional. They were very accommodating and worked with the limited space and money we had at our disposal. All in all it was a very efficient performance, the crowd loved them, and they were a great partner for this event. Thanks for recommending them for us.

Aaron W.
University of Virginia
Soul Play