In just over 2 years, SoulPlay Band has quickly become one of EastCoast Entertainments's most requested. 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 and social galas.
SoulPlay is a seven (7) piece band from Durham, North Carolina. The band features two (2) female vocalists, one (1) male vocalist, and a full rhythm section. Their genre of music includes classic party, funk, disco, beach, and today's latest hits.
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.
Contemporary and Dance
Anthony Hamilton - Woo
Beyonce - Freakum Dress
Black-Eyed Peas - Got the Feeling
BOB - So Good
Cee Lo Green - Forget You
Gym Class Hero's - Stereo
Jennifer Hudson - Spotlight
Justin Timberlake - Cry Me a River
Justin Timberlake - Love Stone
Justin Timberlake - Rock Your Body
Justin Timberlake - Sexy Back
Katie Perry - I Kissed A Girl
Lady Antebellum - Need You Now
Lady Gaga - Just Dance
Lady Gaga - Poker Face
Maroon 5 - Makes Me Wonder
Maroon 5 - Move It Like Jagger
Maroon 5 - This Love
Ne-Yo - Closer
Rihanna - S & M
Rihanna - Umbrella
Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines
Taio Cruz - Dynamite
VIC - Wooble
R&B, Funk, and Disco
Al Green - Let's Stay Together
Anita Ward - Ring My Bell
Aretha Franklin - Respect
Babyface - When Will I See You Again
Barry White - Playing Your Game
Cameo - Candy
Cameo - Word Up
Carl Carlton - Bad Mamma Jamma
Cheryl Lynn - Got To Be Real
Chic - Good Times
Chic - I Want Your Love
Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Want To Have Fun
Earth Wind & Fire - Let's Groove Tonight
Earth Wind & Fire - September
Four Seasons - December 1963
Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
K.C & the Sunshine Band - Boogie Man
K.C & the Sunshine Band - That’s The Way
K.C and The Sunshine Band - Get Down Tonight
Kool & the Gang - Celebration
Kool & The Gang - Fresh
Kool & The Gang - Lady's Night
Lakeside - Fantastic Voyage
LTD - Back in Love Again
Madonna - Into the Groove
Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On
Micheal Jackson - Rock My World
Morris Day & the Time - The Bird
Patrice Rushen - Forget Me Nots
Sam & Dave - Soulman
Sister Sledge - We are Family
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
Taste of Honey - Boogie Oggie Oggie
Teddy Pendergrass - Bad Luck
Temptations - Just My Imagination
The Commodores - Brickhouse
The O'jays - Backstabber
The O'jays - Love Train
The O'jays - Used to be My Girl
The Spinners - I'll Be Around
Thelma Houston - Don't Leave Me This Way
Trammps - Disco Inferno
Vickie Sue Robinson - Turn The Beat Around
Village People - YMCA
Whitney Houston Medley - I'm Every Woman, I'll Be Your Baby Tonight, How Will I Know
Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music
Ben E King - Stand by Me
Diana Ross the Supremes - Baby Love
Dominoes - Sixty Minute Man
Four Tops - Bernadette
Martha Reeves & the Vandellas - Dancing in the Street
Mary Wells - My Guy
Otis Day & The Knights - Shout!
Otis Redding - Dock of the Bay
Percy Sledge - When a man loves a women
Temptations - Just My Imagination
The Chairmen of the Board - Carolina Girls
The Chairmen of the Board - Hold Back Tonight
The Drifters - Under the Boardwalk
The Embers - I Love Beach Music
The Supremes - You Keep Me Hanging On
The Temptations - My Girl
Tyrone Davis - Turn back the hands of time
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
Wilson Pickett - Midnight Hour
Wilson Pickett - Mustang Sally
Marvin Gaye - Ain't no mountain high enough
Marvin Gaye - Ain't nothing like the real thing
Martha Reeves - Dancing in the street
Gladys Knight and the Pips - Midnight train to Georgia
Gladys Knight and the Pips - Neither one of us
Thelma Houston - Don't leave me this way
Smokie Robinson - The tracks of my tears
Stevie Wonder - Signed Sealed Delivered
Standards, Swing, and Jazz
Anita Baker - Sweet Love
Chaka Khan - Sweet Thing
Etta James - At Last
Frank Sinatra - New York, New York
Kenny Dorham - Blue Bossa
Lalah Hathaway - People Make the World Go Round
Norman Brown - That's the way Love Goes
Roberta Flack & Donnie Hathaway - Where is the Love
Sada - Smooth Operator
Van Morrison - Moon Dance
Billy Ocean - Caribbean Queen
Dazz Band - Let It Whip
Donna Summers - She Works Hard For The Money
Gladys Knight - Neither One Of Us
Lionel Richie - Stuck On You
Madonna - Holiday
Michael Jackson - Billy Jean
Michael Jackson - Rock With You
Michael Jackson - You rock my world
SOS Band - Take Your Time
The Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams
Aerosmith - Walk this way
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet home Alabama
Dobbie Brothers - Long train running
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)
March 24, 2012
Graham - 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)
April 13th, 2012
Katie - 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)
April 21st, 2012
Hi Barry: 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. (October 6th, 2012)
Father of the Bride
Sorry it has taken me soo long to get back with you. 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. (October 13th, 2012)
Father of the Bride
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. (October 27th, 2012)
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
May 17th, 2013
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. (May 18th, 2013)
Bride & Groom
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.
Have a wonderful evening!
Lindsay Z. (September 28th, 2013)
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. (October 5th, 2013)
To whom it may concern,
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 and Marissa D. (November 2nd, 2013)
Bride & Groom
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. (December 7th, 2013)
Corporate Holiday Party
Ted, they were great....in 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. (Jan 17th, 2014)
German Club Ball
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.
Appreciate the follow up!
Marion D. (Feb 8th, 2014)
North Carolina Museum of History
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 andJR for always finding the right thing!!!
Molly R. (Jan 18th, 2014)
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. (March 15th, 2014)
The Cotillion Club