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Total Soul

Nutley , NJ

LOCATION

30 Chase Street
Nutley, NJ US 07110 (map)

PHONE

201-338-3243

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ABOUT US

About Total Soul

Total Soul is New York City's most exciting party band. The band performs at weddings, corporate parties, clubs, casinos, and at public concerts spanning... Read more
About Total Soul

Total Soul is New York City's most exciting party band. The band performs at weddings, corporate parties, clubs, casinos, and at public concerts spanning tri-state area and country. Total Soul plays everything from Motown, to today's pop and R&B, to the Jazz/Big Band standards of the 1940's. Total Soul performs with the flair of a well-rehearsed show band, complete with front line choreography, exciting lead singers, hot horns, and a groovin' rhythm section. Total Soul ranges in size from 8-13 pieces, and is a completely live band ("live musicians" as opposed to the computerized or karaoke-type background tracks that many bands feel the need to use). The energy that you experience from a completely "live" band is unmistakable. A female singer can always be included as part of the lineup. The band always performs in formal type suits for private events.

Total Soul's music includes a mix of four part vocal harmony. Their vocal front line will mesmerize audiences with slick dance moves and smooth harmonies. Each one of the front singers will be featured as a lead vocalist. They will supercharge a crowd with their extraordinary vocal expertise. Read less
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INFO FOR BAND

Are you an agency or a band?
Band
What is the size of your band?
Large (6+ musicians), Medium (4-6 musicians)
What music genre does your band play?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Big Band, Blues, Calypso, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, Funk, Gospel, Hip Hop, Jazz, Latin, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B, Reggae, Rock, Soul, Strings, Swing, World
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Robin
Wedding:
7/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Total Soul was one of the best parts about our wedding. I have seen them at three other weddings prior to ours and each time they absolutely kill the performance!! They are so good and the crowd loves them. Jeff was so easy to work with and was very responsive with any emails or calls. Everything went smoothly with them. They are very reliable and worth every penny. All of our guests won't stop talking about how awesome the band was! Thank you so much to all of you. You were so much fun!
Total Soul was one of the best parts about our wedding. I have seen them at three other weddings prior to ours and each Read more...
Total Soul was one of the best parts about our wedding. I have seen them at three other weddings prior to ours and each time they absolutely kill the performance!! They are so good and the crowd loves them. Jeff was so easy to work with and was very responsive with any emails or calls. Everything went smoothly with them. They are very reliable and worth every penny. All of our guests won't stop talking about how awesome the band was! Thank you so much to all of you. You were so much fun! Read less
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Total Soul responded with the following comments:

ArtsQuest was an awesome venue for a wedding. The band really enjoyed performing for your guests. There was a lot of energy in the room to feed of of.

All the best to you and Justin in the future!

Jeff
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Total Soul is an amazing wedding/event band. Jeff was very easy to work with, responsive and had a great demeanor about any question or request my family or I had. The band members are very talented and I would highly recommend them!
Total Soul is an amazing wedding/event band. Jeff was very easy to work with, responsive and had a great demeanor about Read more...
Total Soul is an amazing wedding/event band. Jeff was very easy to work with, responsive and had a great demeanor about any question or request my family or I had. The band members are very talented and I would highly recommend them! Read less
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Total Soul responded with the following comments:

Thanks, and best wishes for many years of health and happiness!

Jeff
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Emily
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
Total soul *made* our wedding! We were nervous booking a live band without having a chance to hear them live (though Total soul let us know about opportunities, we weren't able to make any because of our own busy schedule). But they were awesome. Jeff was incredibly responsive and easy to work with leading up to the wedding. The day of they were amazing! Several of my guests were professional musicians themselves, and they remarked on how tight the vocals were. Often event bands fudge the backing vocals, but Total soul had incredible intonation and close harmony. They played a great mix of current hits and classic dancing tunes. They got everyone on the dance floor and kept them there. Highly recommended!
Total soul *made* our wedding! We were nervous booking a live band without having a chance to hear them live (though Total Read more...
Total soul *made* our wedding! We were nervous booking a live band without having a chance to hear them live (though Total soul let us know about opportunities, we weren't able to make any because of our own busy schedule). But they were awesome. Jeff was incredibly responsive and easy to work with leading up to the wedding. The day of they were amazing! Several of my guests were professional musicians themselves, and they remarked on how tight the vocals were. Often event bands fudge the backing vocals, but Total soul had incredible intonation and close harmony. They played a great mix of current hits and classic dancing tunes. They got everyone on the dance floor and kept them there. Highly recommended! Read less
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Jon
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
Total Soul Party was incredible, they know how to keep everyone on the dance floor having a great time. We also had the keyboardist play our ceremony and we hand picked songs they placed perfectly.

Leading up to it I dealt with Jeff who was always quick to respond and very helpful. There is no comparison to their band in terms of value, professionalism, and overall service.

The band played everything we asked for and helped make the wedding incredible.

We both would 100% recommend this band to anyone who is getting married.
Total Soul Party was incredible, they know how to keep everyone on the dance floor having a great time. We also had the Read more...
Total Soul Party was incredible, they know how to keep everyone on the dance floor having a great time. We also had the keyboardist play our ceremony and we hand picked songs they placed perfectly.

Leading up to it I dealt with Jeff who was always quick to respond and very helpful. There is no comparison to their band in terms of value, professionalism, and overall service.

The band played everything we asked for and helped make the wedding incredible.

We both would 100% recommend this band to anyone who is getting married. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Total Soul lived up to and far exceeded any and all expectations I had! Jeff was so professional and easy to work with. The band barely took breaks; I don't remember hearing even one recorded song. Everyone at our wedding was on the dance floor the entire night. It was difficult to get everyone seated for dinner! We feel so lucky to have found total soul and have them play at our wedding. Thank you!!
Total Soul lived up to and far exceeded any and all expectations I had! Jeff was so professional and easy to work with. Read more...
Total Soul lived up to and far exceeded any and all expectations I had! Jeff was so professional and easy to work with. The band barely took breaks; I don't remember hearing even one recorded song. Everyone at our wedding was on the dance floor the entire night. It was difficult to get everyone seated for dinner! We feel so lucky to have found total soul and have them play at our wedding. Thank you!! Read less
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Total Soul responded with the following comments:

Amy- The band really appreciated your hospitality. It was also great working with you in preparation for your special day. All the best to you in the future!
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Gena
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Total Soul is a great band. They made the wedding so much fun and all my guest raved about them!!
Total Soul is a great band. They made the wedding so much fun and all my guest raved about them!!
Total Soul is a great band. They made the wedding so much fun and all my guest raved about them!! Read less
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Total Soul responded with the following comments:

Gena,

Thanks to you and Chris for treating the band as part of your family. You guys really now how to throw a great party, and The Manor was a perfect choice as a venue for your reception.

Thanks again for choosing Total Soul!

Best wishes,

Jeff
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Ben
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Jeff and Total Soul, were fantastic for our wedding, they provided us a chance to select songs that we wanted which were not in their play list and they had clearly practiced and rehearsed them. They showed up to the wedding venue early and rehearsed so that when it came to the main event they were in full flow. They were great during dinner, and after dinner when we started dancing they pumped up the whole room so that everyone of all ages were dancing. They also mixed songs from classic hits, to some modern tunes, to the songs that we selected in a great way. We were so happy with them and would highly reocmend them to anyone and everyone.
Jeff and Total Soul, were fantastic for our wedding, they provided us a chance to select songs that we wanted which were Read more...
Jeff and Total Soul, were fantastic for our wedding, they provided us a chance to select songs that we wanted which were not in their play list and they had clearly practiced and rehearsed them. They showed up to the wedding venue early and rehearsed so that when it came to the main event they were in full flow. They were great during dinner, and after dinner when we started dancing they pumped up the whole room so that everyone of all ages were dancing. They also mixed songs from classic hits, to some modern tunes, to the songs that we selected in a great way. We were so happy with them and would highly reocmend them to anyone and everyone. Read less
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Total Soul responded with the following comments:

Ben- what a beautiful day for a wedding in Newport, RI. You couldn't ask for a better setting. I'm honored that you and Alex chose Total Soul to entertain at your reception. On behalf of TS, I want to thank you and Alex for your kindness, and want to wish the 2 of you all the best in the future!

Jeff
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Jon
Wedding:
9/8/2013
5.0/5.0
When all your guest tell you it was the wedding they had ever been to, the best food, the best wine and the best band and the most fun they have every had a wedding you know the band had to be great. The wedding venue Gothem Bar and Grill is small we had only 100 guests but the band Total Soul knows how to not over power everyone with being too loud, the volume was always right so that everyone could enjoy it.

I found out about Total Soul by attending another wedding that had 250 people and they rocked a larger venue as well. My friends all want to book them as well.
When all your guest tell you it was the wedding they had ever been to, the best food, the best wine and the best band and Read more...
When all your guest tell you it was the wedding they had ever been to, the best food, the best wine and the best band and the most fun they have every had a wedding you know the band had to be great. The wedding venue Gothem Bar and Grill is small we had only 100 guests but the band Total Soul knows how to not over power everyone with being too loud, the volume was always right so that everyone could enjoy it.

I found out about Total Soul by attending another wedding that had 250 people and they rocked a larger venue as well. My friends all want to book them as well. Read less
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Total Soul responded with the following comments:

Jon,

Thanks for the kind words. Yes, the food and hospitality was great, but most of all you could really feel the love in the room amongst all of your friends, family and guests. This was evident at the ceremony and throughout the evening.

I hope to see you again soon in the near future!

Jeff
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Working with Total Soul was a delight from the start. Great communication throughout the entire process and they really worked with us to make our experience exactly what we envisioned. And of course, they give a fantastic performance! We had all of our guests of all ages up on the dance floor! I cannot recommend them highly enough; hiring them as our band for our wedding was one of the best decisions we made!
Working with Total Soul was a delight from the start. Great communication throughout the entire process and they really Read more...
Working with Total Soul was a delight from the start. Great communication throughout the entire process and they really worked with us to make our experience exactly what we envisioned. And of course, they give a fantastic performance! We had all of our guests of all ages up on the dance floor! I cannot recommend them highly enough; hiring them as our band for our wedding was one of the best decisions we made! Read less
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E
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
TOTAL SOUL rocked my wedding! I have never seen a band use every ounce of its energy for dancing, SINGING range, smiling and the most easy to work with! From the very first video I saw of them, my first email to them that made them CALL ME back to say YES WE WILL DO YOUR WEDDING - to the very last man on the dance floor, literally he was laying on his back singing with pipes that I can't even express my appreciation for this group of people! Everyone at the wedding enjoyed them, wanted to be them, my lady of honor even got on stage and danced with them!!
I really can't say enough about them. WORTH EVERY SINGLE FREEEEAKIN PENNY!
They did all the music we wanted from the 40's right on through the funky years of groovin'! We asked for a 7 piece band and it was the best thing we decided on for our wedding. It was our splurge and we are still getting compliments... even from people that weren't even there!
the best.
Don't get have a party unless they are there!
TOTAL SOUL rocked my wedding! I have never seen a band use every ounce of its energy for dancing, SINGING range, smiling Read more...
TOTAL SOUL rocked my wedding! I have never seen a band use every ounce of its energy for dancing, SINGING range, smiling and the most easy to work with! From the very first video I saw of them, my first email to them that made them CALL ME back to say YES WE WILL DO YOUR WEDDING - to the very last man on the dance floor, literally he was laying on his back singing with pipes that I can't even express my appreciation for this group of people! Everyone at the wedding enjoyed them, wanted to be them, my lady of honor even got on stage and danced with them!!
I really can't say enough about them. WORTH EVERY SINGLE FREEEEAKIN PENNY!
They did all the music we wanted from the 40's right on through the funky years of groovin'! We asked for a 7 piece band and it was the best thing we decided on for our wedding. It was our splurge and we are still getting compliments... even from people that weren't even there!
the best.
Don't get have a party unless they are there! Read less
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Total Soul responded with the following comments:

Yes! I couldn't have said it better. The memories will speak for themselves. Although I didn't get to see any pheasants, I did see a snake or 2. What an awesome place for a reception!!!

Please say hello to Adam for me, and I hope to see the two of you again soon.

Jeff
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Joanna
Wedding:
7/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Every single guest said that it was the best band they have ever listened to at a wedding, hands down!! What extraordinary talent and entertainment!! Every person was on the dance floor all night! People are still buzzing about about it and I think they will be for a long time. Many have said it is going to be hard to top this band!

They are very professional and cater to your every want and need. Jeff Dieterle is a class act and he delivers!!
Just amazing!!
I can't thank them enough for making my wedding the event to remember!! Thank you Total Soul! You are TOTALLY AWESOME!
Every single guest said that it was the best band they have ever listened to at a wedding, hands down!! What extraordinary Read more...
Every single guest said that it was the best band they have ever listened to at a wedding, hands down!! What extraordinary talent and entertainment!! Every person was on the dance floor all night! People are still buzzing about about it and I think they will be for a long time. Many have said it is going to be hard to top this band!

They are very professional and cater to your every want and need. Jeff Dieterle is a class act and he delivers!!
Just amazing!!
I can't thank them enough for making my wedding the event to remember!! Thank you Total Soul! You are TOTALLY AWESOME! Read less
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Total Soul responded with the following comments:

Joanna- yes, it was a very memorable evening. I commend you and Joel for pulling all of the stops out and booking the 13 piece unit. It really was a rockin' party! The Gospel group at the ceremony also added a nice touch and got the crowd into the spirit for the fun evening that was to follow.

I hope to see the 2 of you again very soon!

All the best,

Jeff
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Absolutely fantastic. Months after the wedding, people still come up to me and say how much they enjoyed the band.
Absolutely fantastic. Months after the wedding, people still come up to me and say how much they enjoyed the band.
Absolutely fantastic. Months after the wedding, people still come up to me and say how much they enjoyed the band. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
4/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Highly, highly recommend Total Soul. Every single person that attended our wedding raved about them afterward. I knew they were great because I had seen them perform twice before - they can do everything from Motown to 80's to current day and all of it sounds amazing. It had everyone out on the dance floor! Regardless of age! Jeff is also awesome and super responsive so planning was a piece of cake.
Highly, highly recommend Total Soul. Every single person that attended our wedding raved about them afterward. I knew they Read more...
Highly, highly recommend Total Soul. Every single person that attended our wedding raved about them afterward. I knew they were great because I had seen them perform twice before - they can do everything from Motown to 80's to current day and all of it sounds amazing. It had everyone out on the dance floor! Regardless of age! Jeff is also awesome and super responsive so planning was a piece of cake. Read less
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Total Soul responded with the following comments:

Thanks for the great review. We had an awesome time performing for you and your family in Boston. Hope to see you again soon!
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Meredith
Wedding:
6/11/2011
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about Total Soul! There has not been a friend who we've spoken to since our wedding who hasn't raved about what a fantastic band we had, and how much Total Soul contributed to making it such an amazing night. They were the consummate entertainers and professionals, and above all, brought heart and soul to the dance floor. I would recommend them to anyone!
I cannot say enough good things about Total Soul! There has not been a friend who we've spoken to since our wedding who Read more...
I cannot say enough good things about Total Soul! There has not been a friend who we've spoken to since our wedding who hasn't raved about what a fantastic band we had, and how much Total Soul contributed to making it such an amazing night. They were the consummate entertainers and professionals, and above all, brought heart and soul to the dance floor. I would recommend them to anyone! Read less
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Bridget
Wedding:
11/19/2010
5.0/5.0
Total Soul was great. I saw them a few years ago at a charity event and my husband and i knew we wanted them for our wedding. They were excellent. Everyone loved them and they made the wedding great. Again, so many guests asked for their contact info afterward!!
Total Soul was great. I saw them a few years ago at a charity event and my husband and i knew we wanted them for our Read more...
Total Soul was great. I saw them a few years ago at a charity event and my husband and i knew we wanted them for our wedding. They were excellent. Everyone loved them and they made the wedding great. Again, so many guests asked for their contact info afterward!! Read less
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Sara
Wedding:
8/6/2010
5.0/5.0
This band played at my wedding, my brother's wedding and my friend's wedding. Everyone loved them and wanted to hire them for their own events.
This band played at my wedding, my brother's wedding and my friend's wedding. Everyone loved them and wanted to hire them Read more...
This band played at my wedding, my brother's wedding and my friend's wedding. Everyone loved them and wanted to hire them for their own events. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
6/23/2007
5.0/5.0
They are amazing! They absolutely were the key to our successful reception. People haven't stopped talking about them, and we were married five months ago!
They are amazing! They absolutely were the key to our successful reception. People haven't stopped talking about them, and Read more...
They are amazing! They absolutely were the key to our successful reception. People haven't stopped talking about them, and we were married five months ago! Read less
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Piera
Wedding:
9/17/2009
4.7/5.0
I've been married 4 years and people still ask who the band was and rave about them. They also performed at my sister and cousins wedding. We can't get enough of them! Wish I could get married all over again just to have them play!
I've been married 4 years and people still ask who the band was and rave about them. They also performed at my sister and Read more...
I've been married 4 years and people still ask who the band was and rave about them. They also performed at my sister and cousins wedding. We can't get enough of them! Wish I could get married all over again just to have them play! Read less
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