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Soulsystem Orchestras

New York , NY
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LOCATION

1650 Broadway, Suite 503
New York, NY 10019 US (map)

PHONE

800-466-7685

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ABOUT US

Rob Affuso

As the founder of Soulsystem Orchestras Music & Production, and the leader of the band Soulsystem, I take great pride in providing world class entertainment and... Read more
Rob Affuso

As the founder of Soulsystem Orchestras Music & Production, and the leader of the band Soulsystem, I take great pride in providing world class entertainment and production drawn upon from my many years of performing for millions of people at sold out stadiums, arenas and events around the world.

You may know me best as the drummer from Skid Row, the immensely popular rock band during the 1980's and 90's. Skid Row delivered the first rock album in history to debut as the number one album in America, selling over 22 million albums worldwide. We also had four Billboard Top 100 songs including two in the top three on the charts and seven number one videos, including the longest running number one video of MTV's history at the time. Skid Row also was the recipient of the American Music Awards "Best New Artist" award.

In addition to playing with a multi-platinum band, I have been featured in many drumming and musician magazines including Modern Drummer, Rhythm and Rolling Stoneand toured the country giving instructional performance concerts on drumming. I am immensely honored to continue to receive numerous letters and emails from young drummers around the world asking for musical advice.

I graduated from New York University in 1986 with a Bachelors Degree in Marketing. This degree, with my music experience, provides me insight and skill in coordinating entertainment events that result in spectacular memories for our clients. I proudly hang my degree next to my platinum albums! Read less
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INFO FOR BAND

Are you an agency or a band?
Agency
How many musicians are in your band(s)?
1-3, 4-6, 7+
What genres of music does (do) your band(s) play?
Acoustic, Big Band, Blues, Caribbean, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, Funk, Hip Hop, International, Jazz, Latin, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B/Soul, Reggae, Rock, Strings, Swing, Top 40
What music services do you provide?
Bilingual MC, Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Instrumentals, Learning New Songs, Liability Insurance, MC, Music During Breaks, Reception Music, Rehearsal Dinner Music, Sample Performances, Vocals, Willing to Travel
What items are available?
Lighting, Microphones, Projector, Sound/PA System

INFO FOR DJ

What music genres do you specialize in?
Country, Electronic, Hip Hop, International, Jazz, Oldies, Pop, R&B/Soul, Rock, Top 40
What services do you offer?
Bilingual MC, Consultation, Do-Not-Play List, Liability Insurance, MC, One Event/Day
What additional equipment do you offer?
Flat Screen, Microphones, Photobooth, Projector, Sound/PA System, Uplighting

REVIEWS

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Casey
Wedding:
8/26/2016
5.0/5.0
Soulsystem Orchestras is no question the best wedding band I have ever seen. All of our guests were blown away by their energy and ability to keep everyone (of all ages) on the dance floor the entire night! We forgot to cut the cake because we couldn't find one bad song to take us out of the dance party. They were so easy to work with and I wish I could do it all over again. Thank you Soulsystem Orchestras for the best night of our lives!
Soulsystem Orchestras is no question the best wedding band I have ever seen. All of our guests were blown away by their Read more...
Soulsystem Orchestras is no question the best wedding band I have ever seen. All of our guests were blown away by their energy and ability to keep everyone (of all ages) on the dance floor the entire night! We forgot to cut the cake because we couldn't find one bad song to take us out of the dance party. They were so easy to work with and I wish I could do it all over again. Thank you Soulsystem Orchestras for the best night of our lives! Read less
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Soulsystem Orchestras responded with the following comments:

Casey, your 400 guests blew the tent out of the ground! What an amazing, FUN group!! Their energy kept us going for our hour and a half overtime request in one of the hottest nights of the year! We wish we could do it all over again with you. Maybe in Boston.....in January?!?
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Vito
Wedding:
8/6/2016
5.0/5.0
INCREDIBLE! SoulSystem made our wedding a spectacular event! They blew away our expectations. Hearing a packed dance floor chant "One More Song!" at the end of the night will be a moment I will never forget. Thanks Rob and SoulSystem!
INCREDIBLE! SoulSystem made our wedding a spectacular event! They blew away our expectations. Hearing a packed dance floor Read more...
INCREDIBLE! SoulSystem made our wedding a spectacular event! They blew away our expectations. Hearing a packed dance floor chant "One More Song!" at the end of the night will be a moment I will never forget. Thanks Rob and SoulSystem! Read less
Services Used: Band, DJ
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Valerie
Wedding:
7/30/2016
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend this band, Simply the best, they had our guests up and dancing from the time they started to play, you will not be disappointed at all, 5 star all the way!!!!
I highly recommend this band, Simply the best, they had our guests up and dancing from the time they started to play, you Read more...
I highly recommend this band, Simply the best, they had our guests up and dancing from the time they started to play, you will not be disappointed at all, 5 star all the way!!!! Read less
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Jeff
Wedding:
6/25/2016
5.0/5.0
My advice would be to book Soulsystem as soon as you can. We visited showcase for many other bands and Soulsystem was head and shoulders above the rest. Rob was accommodating, responsive and overall a pleasure to deal with. He delivered on every promise and the vibe that the band set for our wedding was better than we could've ever imagined. This band is worth every penny and more. We literally received a dozen requests for the band's info after our reception and the dance floor was packed all night. Hats off to Soulsystem for a job well done.
My advice would be to book Soulsystem as soon as you can. We visited showcase for many other bands and Soulsystem was head Read more...
My advice would be to book Soulsystem as soon as you can. We visited showcase for many other bands and Soulsystem was head and shoulders above the rest. Rob was accommodating, responsive and overall a pleasure to deal with. He delivered on every promise and the vibe that the band set for our wedding was better than we could've ever imagined. This band is worth every penny and more. We literally received a dozen requests for the band's info after our reception and the dance floor was packed all night. Hats off to Soulsystem for a job well done. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
Soulsystem Orchestras responded with the following comments:

Jeff! Thank you! NO SUCH THING as EMPTY PROMISES from SOULSYSTEM! It was truly a pleasure helping you and Amy realize the wedding of your dreams. You, your friends and family helped fuel the energy of the band/evening, and the band reciprocated in kind! A perfect relationship! Warm regards to you both! ~ Rob & SOULSYSTEM
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Absolutely try to book Soulsystem if they're available. Rob and his team were professional, easy to work with, and -- most importantly -- incredible performers at our reception. They performed a perfect blend of classics, romantic songs, and top 40 hits, and played a central role in making the night memorable. Amazing energy, nailed the music, and overall a pleasure to work with. Recommend Soulsystem in the strongest possible terms.
Absolutely try to book Soulsystem if they're available. Rob and his team were professional, easy to work with, and -- most Read more...
Absolutely try to book Soulsystem if they're available. Rob and his team were professional, easy to work with, and -- most importantly -- incredible performers at our reception. They performed a perfect blend of classics, romantic songs, and top 40 hits, and played a central role in making the night memorable. Amazing energy, nailed the music, and overall a pleasure to work with. Recommend Soulsystem in the strongest possible terms. Read less
Services Used: Band
Soulsystem Orchestras responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind words! Our goal is to exceed all of your expectations at every turn. I am so very pleased that you felt that we accomplished this for you! - Rob & SOULSYSTEM
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Mia
Wedding:
5/28/2016
5.0/5.0
SoulSystems is worth every penny... we are almost 2 months out of our wedding day and people are still telling me how amazing they were!! Not only did they play amazing music all night long..but they were wonderful dance partners as well =) Our family and friends never stopped dancing! I couldn't have asked for a better band.. they truly made it the most fun night of my life!
SoulSystems is worth every penny... we are almost 2 months out of our wedding day and people are still telling me how Read more...
SoulSystems is worth every penny... we are almost 2 months out of our wedding day and people are still telling me how amazing they were!! Not only did they play amazing music all night long..but they were wonderful dance partners as well =) Our family and friends never stopped dancing! I couldn't have asked for a better band.. they truly made it the most fun night of my life! Read less
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Soulsystem Orchestras responded with the following comments:

Thank you Mia! We had a fantastic night performing for your family and friends! You're guests made the hottest night in May even hotter! We hope to ee you again somewhere soon! - The SOULSYSTEM Gang!
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Lauren
Wedding:
10/17/2015
5.0/5.0
We recently hired Soul System Orchestras for our wedding. They are beyond phenomenal! From booking the date to going over songs, Rob was an absolute pleasure to work with! Not only is he a great guy, he is helpful, organized and happy to do whatever he can to make your event a success. The night of the wedding, the band was outstanding!!! This a band is made up of incredibly talented and amazing musicians. They are professional, well rehearsed, and sound amazing. We had people coming up to us all night telling us how great the band was. Not too mention, the dance floor was packed the whole night!!! We have friends who are musicians at our wedding and they couldn't say enough about the band. They were worth every penny and more. I want to get married all over again just so I can hear this band again. They are rock stars, literally!
We recently hired Soul System Orchestras for our wedding. They are beyond phenomenal! From booking the date to going over Read more...
We recently hired Soul System Orchestras for our wedding. They are beyond phenomenal! From booking the date to going over songs, Rob was an absolute pleasure to work with! Not only is he a great guy, he is helpful, organized and happy to do whatever he can to make your event a success. The night of the wedding, the band was outstanding!!! This a band is made up of incredibly talented and amazing musicians. They are professional, well rehearsed, and sound amazing. We had people coming up to us all night telling us how great the band was. Not too mention, the dance floor was packed the whole night!!! We have friends who are musicians at our wedding and they couldn't say enough about the band. They were worth every penny and more. I want to get married all over again just so I can hear this band again. They are rock stars, literally! Read less
Services Used: Band
Soulsystem Orchestras responded with the following comments:

Hi Lauren and Eric!

THANK YOU! You both (and John too!) were a pleasure to work with throughout this process. Our only regret was that it had to end. We certainly hope we will see you all again very soon!

Warm regards,

SOULSYSTEM!
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Melissa
Wedding:
10/16/2015
5.0/5.0
Soulsystem is not just a band reproducing artists songs. They are exceptional performers presenting a production in which guests become engaged and part of the "experience". Our guests ALL commented on how incredible Soulsystem was and that they made the event. They are an exceptional find and bring energy to any event. For personal or professional events, they are by far a solid choice to make the event memorable and successful in every way. Don't hesitate to consider them.
Soulsystem is not just a band reproducing artists songs. They are exceptional performers presenting a production in which Read more...
Soulsystem is not just a band reproducing artists songs. They are exceptional performers presenting a production in which guests become engaged and part of the "experience". Our guests ALL commented on how incredible Soulsystem was and that they made the event. They are an exceptional find and bring energy to any event. For personal or professional events, they are by far a solid choice to make the event memorable and successful in every way. Don't hesitate to consider them. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Rob at Soulsystem Orchestras was an absolute pleasure to work with. He was totally on board with everything we wanted & we didn't want much MC'ing, just a DJ that could play a ton of eclectic music & get our guests to dance. He checked in the week & day of to make sure everything was finalized & I appreciated this immensely. As for our DJ (DJ Shiran), I can't say enough about him, he did an amazing job. We had music ranging from Oldies, Motown, 80s & Pop & he seamlessly transitioned between all the songs we requested. He was so helpful the day of (he played our ceremony music too) & was open to any of our suggestions. Everyone had a great time & were partying for hours, it was awesome!
Rob at Soulsystem Orchestras was an absolute pleasure to work with. He was totally on board with everything we wanted & we Read more...
Rob at Soulsystem Orchestras was an absolute pleasure to work with. He was totally on board with everything we wanted & we didn't want much MC'ing, just a DJ that could play a ton of eclectic music & get our guests to dance. He checked in the week & day of to make sure everything was finalized & I appreciated this immensely. As for our DJ (DJ Shiran), I can't say enough about him, he did an amazing job. We had music ranging from Oldies, Motown, 80s & Pop & he seamlessly transitioned between all the songs we requested. He was so helpful the day of (he played our ceremony music too) & was open to any of our suggestions. Everyone had a great time & were partying for hours, it was awesome! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Anika
Wedding:
10/3/2015
5.0/5.0
A couple weeks after my wedding, people are STILL telling me how hot the band was. My husband is a musician, so we had to have a smokin' band. And he insisted that we have this band. And man, I was not disappointed. They sounded FANTASTIC. A full rock band with a horn section is the only way to go for a party this important, and they sounded so full and rich! The singers sang their faces off, and what is also important, which I didn't realize til the day of, was that they were full of terrific personality. They are a big part of your wedding, so you want them to be people you like! The band played every song we wanted, and even some I didn't realize we wanted, like they read my mind. They are so soulful and funky. Book them, they will make your event fantastic!
A couple weeks after my wedding, people are STILL telling me how hot the band was. My husband is a musician, so we had to Read more...
A couple weeks after my wedding, people are STILL telling me how hot the band was. My husband is a musician, so we had to have a smokin' band. And he insisted that we have this band. And man, I was not disappointed. They sounded FANTASTIC. A full rock band with a horn section is the only way to go for a party this important, and they sounded so full and rich! The singers sang their faces off, and what is also important, which I didn't realize til the day of, was that they were full of terrific personality. They are a big part of your wedding, so you want them to be people you like! The band played every song we wanted, and even some I didn't realize we wanted, like they read my mind. They are so soulful and funky. Book them, they will make your event fantastic! Read less
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