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The Soul Sensations

Northampton , MA
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Northampton, MA 01060 US

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413-297-1014

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The Soul Sensations are recipients of The 2012 Rising Star Award for Top R&B Band in the USA from Gigmasters.com, the country’s #1 On-Line Entertainment Booking site!

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The Soul Sensations are recipients of The 2012 Rising Star Award for Top R&B Band in the USA from Gigmasters.com, the country’s #1 On-Line Entertainment Booking site!

The Soul Sensations are an exceptional dance band featuring seasoned musicians that perform an exciting blend of Motown, R&B, Rock, and contemporary dance hits. The group consists of two dazzling lead singers and an excellent rhythm section featuring captivating keyboards, groovin guitar, driving bass, sexy sax, and dynamic drums. We'll keep a crowd dancing all night long!

The members of The Soul Sensations combine their vast musical experience from numerous local and national acts to create high energy dance grooves in clubs, private parties, weddings, and corporate events throughout New England and beyond. With impeccable musicality and spirit, The Soul Sensations play classic and contemporary hits in an exciting manner that wows audiences and gets them involved in the show.

For events that request subtle and tasteful live music during cocktails, we provide a jazz quintet playing jazz standards. If live music during dinner is desired, we perform a quiet set of music that has ballads, Swing, and light Rock.

We can provide ceremony music by our keyboard or guitar player. Or as a duet featuring piano and flute or guitar and flute. Our musicians hold music degrees and are capable of performing music in many styles.

To hear our audio clips, see our songlist, and find out more, please visit our website at www.TheSoulSensations.com

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INFO FOR BAND

Are you an agency or a band?
Band
How many musicians are in your band(s)?
7+
What genres of music does (do) your band(s) play?
Funk, Motown, R&B/Soul, Rock
What music services do you provide?
Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Instrumentals, Learning New Songs, Liability Insurance, MC, Music During Breaks, Reception Music, Rehearsal Dinner Music, Vocals, Willing to Travel
What items are available?
Lighting, Microphones, Sound/PA System

REVIEWS

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Leslie
Wedding:
9/24/2016
5.0/5.0
The band killed it. They were high energy, played a great mix of music, and had EVERYONE dancing. The Soul Sensations were everything we hoped for, and we’re so glad that we found them!

Working with Cara, the lead singer and our emcee, was so easy leading up to the wedding. She was organized, responsive, and helpful. We worked with her to hire the band to provide music for all parts our wedding (at completely reasonable rates—other bands quoted us 3x more than them!). The solo guitarist did a lovely job for as our ceremony musician, a pianist and guitarist played contemporary cocktail hour music, and the full band was on deck to get the party started.

We liked that the band played music geared for all generations: mostly oldies and Motown, with just enough top 40s, so that everyone could find something they liked. And, there wasn’t a single person that didn’t hit the dance floor, from my uncle doing the robot to my college roommates starting the limbo! People danced for 3+ hours straight!

Cara, in addition to having an impressive voice as the lead singer, was an absolute star as our emcee. She was upbeat, had amazing energy, and made the flow of the event (first dance, mother-son dance, toasts, etc.) work seamlessly. She was truly fantastic!

Thanks, Soul Sensations, for turning our wedding into a GREAT time!

Leslie & Mike
The band killed it. They were high energy, played a great mix of music, and had EVERYONE dancing. The Soul Sensations were Read more...
The band killed it. They were high energy, played a great mix of music, and had EVERYONE dancing. The Soul Sensations were everything we hoped for, and we’re so glad that we found them!

Working with Cara, the lead singer and our emcee, was so easy leading up to the wedding. She was organized, responsive, and helpful. We worked with her to hire the band to provide music for all parts our wedding (at completely reasonable rates—other bands quoted us 3x more than them!). The solo guitarist did a lovely job for as our ceremony musician, a pianist and guitarist played contemporary cocktail hour music, and the full band was on deck to get the party started.

We liked that the band played music geared for all generations: mostly oldies and Motown, with just enough top 40s, so that everyone could find something they liked. And, there wasn’t a single person that didn’t hit the dance floor, from my uncle doing the robot to my college roommates starting the limbo! People danced for 3+ hours straight!

Cara, in addition to having an impressive voice as the lead singer, was an absolute star as our emcee. She was upbeat, had amazing energy, and made the flow of the event (first dance, mother-son dance, toasts, etc.) work seamlessly. She was truly fantastic!

Thanks, Soul Sensations, for turning our wedding into a GREAT time!

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Jess
Wedding:
5/28/2016
5.0/5.0
We had an amazing experience with the Soul Sensations! Doug, Cara and their team were a dream to work with. Their set list was incredible, and they were incredibly accommodating in terms of tailoring things specifically for our day! They played a fantastic jazz set for our cocktail hour and kept everyone dancing through the reception. They had a terrific vibe. We couldn’t have been happier with the flow of the evening!
We had an amazing experience with the Soul Sensations! Doug, Cara and their team were a dream to work with. Their set list Read more...
We had an amazing experience with the Soul Sensations! Doug, Cara and their team were a dream to work with. Their set list was incredible, and they were incredibly accommodating in terms of tailoring things specifically for our day! They played a fantastic jazz set for our cocktail hour and kept everyone dancing through the reception. They had a terrific vibe. We couldn’t have been happier with the flow of the evening! Read less
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Chrissy
Wedding:
10/2/2015
5.0/5.0
We cannot say enough about the Soul Sensations for our October wedding! We actually booked them before our venue because we were so excited about them! They were very helpful from the beginning and we used them for the ceremony musicians (flute and guitar - gorgeous combo), the cocktail, dinner, and dancing music. They are so much more than just music, they kept the evening moving smoothly, checked in with us to make sure we were happy (and when one guest requested the macarena - no thanks!) and kept the party going! Cara and Doug L were so patient and flexible and their rates are very reasonable for the quality. Truly, we could not have asked for a better part of our wedding.
We cannot say enough about the Soul Sensations for our October wedding! We actually booked them before our venue because Read more...
We cannot say enough about the Soul Sensations for our October wedding! We actually booked them before our venue because we were so excited about them! They were very helpful from the beginning and we used them for the ceremony musicians (flute and guitar - gorgeous combo), the cocktail, dinner, and dancing music. They are so much more than just music, they kept the evening moving smoothly, checked in with us to make sure we were happy (and when one guest requested the macarena - no thanks!) and kept the party going! Cara and Doug L were so patient and flexible and their rates are very reasonable for the quality. Truly, we could not have asked for a better part of our wedding. Read less
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dmcopes
Wedding:
6/6/2015
5.0/5.0
These guys were perfect. From the piano player at our ceremony, to the jazz band at our cocktail to the full band at the reception, these guys really rocked! They were great to work with ahead of the event to really plan out what we wanted and they really delivered. There were on time, friendly, took the time to learn a couple of new songs for us, and really kept the party going. When we pictured our wedding we pictured everyone having fun and dancing on the dance floor and this is exactly what we got. My wife and I did not even have time to make it around the room to say hello to our guests.. everyone had already made their way to the dance floor!!! which is exactly where we wanted to see everyone!

Thank you Soul Sensations, you guys were awesome!
These guys were perfect. From the piano player at our ceremony, to the jazz band at our cocktail to the full band at the Read more...
These guys were perfect. From the piano player at our ceremony, to the jazz band at our cocktail to the full band at the reception, these guys really rocked! They were great to work with ahead of the event to really plan out what we wanted and they really delivered. There were on time, friendly, took the time to learn a couple of new songs for us, and really kept the party going. When we pictured our wedding we pictured everyone having fun and dancing on the dance floor and this is exactly what we got. My wife and I did not even have time to make it around the room to say hello to our guests.. everyone had already made their way to the dance floor!!! which is exactly where we wanted to see everyone!

Thank you Soul Sensations, you guys were awesome! Read less
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Ting
Wedding:
8/17/2013
4.6/5.0
The Soul Sensations definitely MADE our wedding. They were super fun, easy to work with, and flexible. They even backed us up while we sang a few songs at the beginning of our wedding, and were able to provide us with a guitarist for our ceremony. Cara, the lead singer, is especially fun and can act as an emcee for your event - she's really good with names! The Soul Sensations offered to learn three new songs for us, included in the total price - one of the songs probably could have been better rehearsed, but it was fun nonetheless. We look forward to seeing them again when they play in our area! Very affordable considering they are an AWESOME BAND! A huge hit with all our guests - motown, soul, pop, contemporary, even a bit of swing.
The Soul Sensations definitely MADE our wedding. They were super fun, easy to work with, and flexible. They even backed us Read more...
The Soul Sensations definitely MADE our wedding. They were super fun, easy to work with, and flexible. They even backed us up while we sang a few songs at the beginning of our wedding, and were able to provide us with a guitarist for our ceremony. Cara, the lead singer, is especially fun and can act as an emcee for your event - she's really good with names! The Soul Sensations offered to learn three new songs for us, included in the total price - one of the songs probably could have been better rehearsed, but it was fun nonetheless. We look forward to seeing them again when they play in our area! Very affordable considering they are an AWESOME BAND! A huge hit with all our guests - motown, soul, pop, contemporary, even a bit of swing. Read less
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Dana
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
AMAZING- the guests from our Sept 2012 wedding cannot stop talking about how great the music was at our reception. We used the jazz group for the cocktail hour, and the full band during the reception. Overall, they were just perfect and appealed to guests of all ages. They helped with the flow of the evening, and were flexible with our various requests to make the event perfect. Very talented and fun group - would use them for future events without hesitation!
AMAZING- the guests from our Sept 2012 wedding cannot stop talking about how great the music was at our reception. We used Read more...
AMAZING- the guests from our Sept 2012 wedding cannot stop talking about how great the music was at our reception. We used the jazz group for the cocktail hour, and the full band during the reception. Overall, they were just perfect and appealed to guests of all ages. They helped with the flow of the evening, and were flexible with our various requests to make the event perfect. Very talented and fun group - would use them for future events without hesitation! Read less
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Kirsten
Wedding:
7/4/2011
5.0/5.0
This band was fabulous! They had our guests up and dancing from the minute dinner was over until the very last song. The lead singer of the band, Cara Babich, was amazing- she could sing it all from Adele to The Black Eyed Peas! We are so happy that we chose this band, they are full of talent, charisma and energy!
This band was fabulous! They had our guests up and dancing from the minute dinner was over until the very last song. The Read more...
This band was fabulous! They had our guests up and dancing from the minute dinner was over until the very last song. The lead singer of the band, Cara Babich, was amazing- she could sing it all from Adele to The Black Eyed Peas! We are so happy that we chose this band, they are full of talent, charisma and energy! Read less
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camille
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
The Soul Sensations are one of the best live bands we have ever heard, anywhere. They completely blew away all our guests at our recent wedding, and kept everyone on the dance floor all night. We had a very mixed crowd, all ages, all different musical tastes, and everyone absolutely loved the Soul Sensations. We received so many compliments throughout the night. Guests ran up to us on the dance floor and after the party were over to tell us how much they loved the band. They sounded fabulous; they are very talented and very musically tight. The singers were incredible and had a huge range. They even learned a song we requested and completely rocked it out. The Soul Sensations truly made our wedding reception into a party. We can’t recommend them enough.
The Soul Sensations are one of the best live bands we have ever heard, anywhere. They completely blew away all our guests Read more...
The Soul Sensations are one of the best live bands we have ever heard, anywhere. They completely blew away all our guests at our recent wedding, and kept everyone on the dance floor all night. We had a very mixed crowd, all ages, all different musical tastes, and everyone absolutely loved the Soul Sensations. We received so many compliments throughout the night. Guests ran up to us on the dance floor and after the party were over to tell us how much they loved the band. They sounded fabulous; they are very talented and very musically tight. The singers were incredible and had a huge range. They even learned a song we requested and completely rocked it out. The Soul Sensations truly made our wedding reception into a party. We can’t recommend them enough. Read less
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Hsu
Wedding:
9/5/2009
5.0/5.0
September, 2009


To anyone who is looking for a fun, professional, and great-sounding

band, we recommend the Soul Sensations without reservation. The music

was excellent - and musically very tight. They rolled into number after

number without a hiccup. At one point we had so many people dancing

the floor was shaking. Our wedding was the second for both of us, and

we had a wide range of ages among the guests, including many children

7-18, as well as grandparents, and everyone in between. Dan Belmont

worked with us to quickly get a set list that was fun for everyone,

with a real groove. Last, for those of you who worry about the details,

these folks were easy-going and accommodated a last minute change of

venue, with an acoustically tough room. They were courteous, very well

dressed, they showed up on time, and set up ready to dance. We would

hire them again and recommend them to anyone looking for a great,

professional band that is not "screamers" or hard rockers, but loaded

with energy and soul.


Tom and Eleanore Ahlborn-Hsu - Boston, Massachusetts
September, 2009


To anyone who is looking for a fun, professional, and great-sounding

band, we Read more...
September, 2009


To anyone who is looking for a fun, professional, and great-sounding

band, we recommend the Soul Sensations without reservation. The music

was excellent - and musically very tight. They rolled into number after

number without a hiccup. At one point we had so many people dancing

the floor was shaking. Our wedding was the second for both of us, and

we had a wide range of ages among the guests, including many children

7-18, as well as grandparents, and everyone in between. Dan Belmont

worked with us to quickly get a set list that was fun for everyone,

with a real groove. Last, for those of you who worry about the details,

these folks were easy-going and accommodated a last minute change of

venue, with an acoustically tough room. They were courteous, very well

dressed, they showed up on time, and set up ready to dance. We would

hire them again and recommend them to anyone looking for a great,

professional band that is not "screamers" or hard rockers, but loaded

with energy and soul.


Tom and Eleanore Ahlborn-Hsu - Boston, Massachusetts Read less
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Mark
Wedding:
5/30/2009
5.0/5.0
My wife and I hired The Soul Sensations for our wedding on
May 30, 2009. As I was a bit picky about the sort of music I wanted for
our party as well as about the quality of the musicians, only a few bands
sufficed. My choice for The Soul Sensations was based on their (apparent) ability to capture the groove and feel of every song they covered, their quality vocalists, and the very reasonable price tag.

The fact that we had to arrange our wedding from abroad made it even more difficult to fine tune all the details concerning the music (among lots of things). However, Mr. Daniel Belmont did an excellent job taking away our concerns, assisting us – by e-mail – through every step of the way.

In case you are worried about the fact that their web site contains only
studio samples: they perform just as well live. In fact, they rock! They
really got the party going right away, and were able to keep our guests on the dance floor until the last song was over. We cannot even remember how many people asked us where on Earth we had found this band, and told us they were just great. Even the photographer, who surely has seen his share of live cover bands, congratulated us on our choice!

In short, The Soul Sensations would make an excellent pick for your
wedding party, as well as probably any party. They were really helpful
from the outset, and play and sing very well.

Regards,
Mark and Rachel
My wife and I hired The Soul Sensations for our wedding on
May 30, 2009. As I was a bit picky about the sort of music Read more...
My wife and I hired The Soul Sensations for our wedding on
May 30, 2009. As I was a bit picky about the sort of music I wanted for
our party as well as about the quality of the musicians, only a few bands
sufficed. My choice for The Soul Sensations was based on their (apparent) ability to capture the groove and feel of every song they covered, their quality vocalists, and the very reasonable price tag.

The fact that we had to arrange our wedding from abroad made it even more difficult to fine tune all the details concerning the music (among lots of things). However, Mr. Daniel Belmont did an excellent job taking away our concerns, assisting us – by e-mail – through every step of the way.

In case you are worried about the fact that their web site contains only
studio samples: they perform just as well live. In fact, they rock! They
really got the party going right away, and were able to keep our guests on the dance floor until the last song was over. We cannot even remember how many people asked us where on Earth we had found this band, and told us they were just great. Even the photographer, who surely has seen his share of live cover bands, congratulated us on our choice!

In short, The Soul Sensations would make an excellent pick for your
wedding party, as well as probably any party. They were really helpful
from the outset, and play and sing very well.

Regards,
Mark and Rachel Read less
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