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Total Soul

Nutley , NJ

LOCATION

30 Chase Street
Nutley, NJ 07110 US (map)

PHONE

201-252-7685

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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
How many musicians are in your band(s)?
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, Gospel, Hip Hop, International, Jazz, Latin, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B/Soul, Reggae, Rock, Strings, Swing
What music services do you provide?
Liability Insurance

REVIEWS

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Brenna
Wedding:
8/27/2016
5.0/5.0
We were lucky to see Total Soul play at a family wedding in 2015, and knew that we had to book them for our wedding on August 27, 2016 in Lenox, MA. We cannot thank them enough for the fantastic addition they were. Jeff is wonderful and easy to work with, and the band is so very talented and fun. We had an absolute blast and Total Soul was just absolutely amazing. The #1 remark we had from guests was how phenomenal the band was. We had so many friends say that when they get married they have to have Total Soul play!
We were lucky to see Total Soul play at a family wedding in 2015, and knew that we had to book them for our wedding on Read more...
We were lucky to see Total Soul play at a family wedding in 2015, and knew that we had to book them for our wedding on August 27, 2016 in Lenox, MA. We cannot thank them enough for the fantastic addition they were. Jeff is wonderful and easy to work with, and the band is so very talented and fun. We had an absolute blast and Total Soul was just absolutely amazing. The #1 remark we had from guests was how phenomenal the band was. We had so many friends say that when they get married they have to have Total Soul play! Read less
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Nunzio
Wedding:
8/13/2016
5.0/5.0
This band is THE BEST! So good, so nice, so professional. They accommodated all of our requests and had the dance floor packed the entire night. Highly highly recommended a million times over!

Nunzio and Julia Moudatsos
This band is THE BEST! So good, so nice, so professional. They accommodated all of our requests and had the dance floor Read more...
This band is THE BEST! So good, so nice, so professional. They accommodated all of our requests and had the dance floor packed the entire night. Highly highly recommended a million times over!

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Dana
Wedding:
7/16/2016
5.0/5.0
This band made our wedding day! They were so flexible and easy to work with. By far the best vendor we dealt with while planning our big day. They took it a step above! Amazing voices and awesome instrumentals. They had a perfect mix of down time and live music. Really had everyone out of their seats and dancing! Our wedding guests couldn't stop talking about them! One guest even decided to book them for her own wedding afterwards! Total Soul is the best! 7.16.16 D&A
This band made our wedding day! They were so flexible and easy to work with. By far the best vendor we dealt with while Read more...
This band made our wedding day! They were so flexible and easy to work with. By far the best vendor we dealt with while planning our big day. They took it a step above! Amazing voices and awesome instrumentals. They had a perfect mix of down time and live music. Really had everyone out of their seats and dancing! Our wedding guests couldn't stop talking about them! One guest even decided to book them for her own wedding afterwards! Total Soul is the best! 7.16.16 D&A Read less
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Total Soul responded with the following comments:

Thank you very much for your note, and treating the band so nicely at your wedding. It was a fabulous wedding!

All the best to the two of you for many years of health and happiness!

Jeff
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Matthew
Wedding:
7/9/2016
5.0/5.0
BEST WEDDING BAND EVER! Total Soul was amazing. Our guests barely even ate their dinners because nobody wanted to get off the dance floor! From the moment they started playing, every song was a hit and the atmosphere was pure party. They sounded fantastic, and their singers also came and performed in the crowd sometimes. Mananger Jeff was fantastic to work with leading up the event. He was always prompt with responding to all my emails, and was very organized. He played all the songs we wanted, and also gave us a musician to use for our ceremony. Their lighting design was also fantastic. For north Jersey wedding bands, you are not going to get a better deal then Total Soul. Their price was a lot less than other similar bands. I would absolutely recommend using them for your wedding!
BEST WEDDING BAND EVER! Total Soul was amazing. Our guests barely even ate their dinners because nobody wanted to get off Read more...
BEST WEDDING BAND EVER! Total Soul was amazing. Our guests barely even ate their dinners because nobody wanted to get off the dance floor! From the moment they started playing, every song was a hit and the atmosphere was pure party. They sounded fantastic, and their singers also came and performed in the crowd sometimes. Mananger Jeff was fantastic to work with leading up the event. He was always prompt with responding to all my emails, and was very organized. He played all the songs we wanted, and also gave us a musician to use for our ceremony. Their lighting design was also fantastic. For north Jersey wedding bands, you are not going to get a better deal then Total Soul. Their price was a lot less than other similar bands. I would absolutely recommend using them for your wedding! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The music that “Total Soul” put out is incredible and it shows both the dedication and chemistry involved. Your ability to bridge generations between fabulous Motown and classic R and B and rock and roll from years past, with the pop and top 40 of today is amazing I am not blowing smoke, as I have personally been a big fan of Motown and beach music for a long time, but you guys consistently perform those songs as well or better than the original artists. All of the vocalists, male and female, without exception, are amazing. Each one contributes in different ways but all incredibly talented. The timing and quality of your back up musicians---horns, keyboard, guitar, percussion, is also, frankly, pretty amazing.

Because of my work, I attend and have attended many corporate functions and large parties, with some good bands, often in Las Vegas. I have also been lucky to attend some wonderful weddings with good music. However, when it comes to putting out music that people love to dance to, with the energy that you guys perform it, no band that I have heard cranks it up better than you guys. These sentiments were echoed, in some form, by so many of our gusts who danced the night away with you guys.

Travelling from New York to Sarasota, Florida, on little sleep, to perform on the beach, with the amazing stage set up and sound and equipment backup of the size that was there, was amazing. The logistics of providing for and having ready all of the equipment had to present challenges but it was all seamless. Coordinating the music to the fireworks, going out of your way to learn a couple of songs that we asked be played that I can’t possibly be on anyone’s playlist, (and then performing them so well ) were all just part of what made the night so special. Your particular hard work, to put it all together, went above and beyond. Many have no idea of the time and organization needed to pull it all off the way you did.
The music that “Total Soul” put out is incredible and it shows both the dedication and chemistry involved. Your ability to Read more...
The music that “Total Soul” put out is incredible and it shows both the dedication and chemistry involved. Your ability to bridge generations between fabulous Motown and classic R and B and rock and roll from years past, with the pop and top 40 of today is amazing I am not blowing smoke, as I have personally been a big fan of Motown and beach music for a long time, but you guys consistently perform those songs as well or better than the original artists. All of the vocalists, male and female, without exception, are amazing. Each one contributes in different ways but all incredibly talented. The timing and quality of your back up musicians---horns, keyboard, guitar, percussion, is also, frankly, pretty amazing.

Because of my work, I attend and have attended many corporate functions and large parties, with some good bands, often in Las Vegas. I have also been lucky to attend some wonderful weddings with good music. However, when it comes to putting out music that people love to dance to, with the energy that you guys perform it, no band that I have heard cranks it up better than you guys. These sentiments were echoed, in some form, by so many of our gusts who danced the night away with you guys.

Travelling from New York to Sarasota, Florida, on little sleep, to perform on the beach, with the amazing stage set up and sound and equipment backup of the size that was there, was amazing. The logistics of providing for and having ready all of the equipment had to present challenges but it was all seamless. Coordinating the music to the fireworks, going out of your way to learn a couple of songs that we asked be played that I can’t possibly be on anyone’s playlist, (and then performing them so well ) were all just part of what made the night so special. Your particular hard work, to put it all together, went above and beyond. Many have no idea of the time and organization needed to pull it all off the way you did. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
3/19/2016
5.0/5.0
Hiring Total Soul was the BEST DECISION we made during wedding planning! We originally saw the band at a friend's wedding two years before. As soon as we got engaged, we knew we wanted to hire them. Despite the fact that they are from NY and our wedding was in Philadelphia, they had no problem traveling. From the start, Jeff was so receptive to my emails. We were engaged for 17 months and during that time, Jeff happily responded to my (many) emails and questions. Total Soul was so flexible! They were even happy to make changes when we requested different songs only a week before the wedding - they are truly AMAZING. The amount of energy they brought to our dance floor was unreal! We had people dancing the ENITRE time and their music was popular for people of all ages. So many of our guests have told us that they've never seen a wedding with so much dancing and said that Total Soul was the best band they have ever seen at a wedding! Their value is too good to be true - similar bands in our area are charging upwards of $12,000! Thank you Total Soul - you are very highly recommended by us!
Hiring Total Soul was the BEST DECISION we made during wedding planning! We originally saw the band at a friend's wedding Read more...
Hiring Total Soul was the BEST DECISION we made during wedding planning! We originally saw the band at a friend's wedding two years before. As soon as we got engaged, we knew we wanted to hire them. Despite the fact that they are from NY and our wedding was in Philadelphia, they had no problem traveling. From the start, Jeff was so receptive to my emails. We were engaged for 17 months and during that time, Jeff happily responded to my (many) emails and questions. Total Soul was so flexible! They were even happy to make changes when we requested different songs only a week before the wedding - they are truly AMAZING. The amount of energy they brought to our dance floor was unreal! We had people dancing the ENITRE time and their music was popular for people of all ages. So many of our guests have told us that they've never seen a wedding with so much dancing and said that Total Soul was the best band they have ever seen at a wedding! Their value is too good to be true - similar bands in our area are charging upwards of $12,000! Thank you Total Soul - you are very highly recommended by us! Read less
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Mary
Wedding:
9/12/2015
5.0/5.0
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My wife and I set our date 2.5 yrs after we got engaged. This mean we had plenty of time to research and plan every aspect of the wedding, including the band. The band was something I really wanted so she let me do the planning. I definitely wanted a live band but I wanted a band that was talented and different (I looked at a lot of bands and a great majority were generic cover bands that played the same songs in the same ways and were mostly impossible to differentiate). These guys popped out the second I checked out one of their videos. After contacting Jeff, things only got better. They were incredibly easy to talk to and coordinate. They helped us go see them live so we could hear them live in a party setting which not many bands were willing to do. In terms of our day, they came in, set up, and rocked the house. No exaggeration, every person we talked to as we made our rounds told us how much fun they were having and how great the band was. The night just would not have been the same without them. Among some of the highlights were "Rolling in the Deep", "Ain't to Proud To Beg", and "The Twist". The best was "Shout" which everyone has been talking about since the wedding. I can't say enough about how nice they were and how professional they handled us and themselves. Once again, book Total Soul now!
If you want a short review then I can give one: Book Total Soul now.

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If you want a short review then I can give one: Book Total Soul now.

If you want details, then continue.

My wife and I set our date 2.5 yrs after we got engaged. This mean we had plenty of time to research and plan every aspect of the wedding, including the band. The band was something I really wanted so she let me do the planning. I definitely wanted a live band but I wanted a band that was talented and different (I looked at a lot of bands and a great majority were generic cover bands that played the same songs in the same ways and were mostly impossible to differentiate). These guys popped out the second I checked out one of their videos. After contacting Jeff, things only got better. They were incredibly easy to talk to and coordinate. They helped us go see them live so we could hear them live in a party setting which not many bands were willing to do. In terms of our day, they came in, set up, and rocked the house. No exaggeration, every person we talked to as we made our rounds told us how much fun they were having and how great the band was. The night just would not have been the same without them. Among some of the highlights were "Rolling in the Deep", "Ain't to Proud To Beg", and "The Twist". The best was "Shout" which everyone has been talking about since the wedding. I can't say enough about how nice they were and how professional they handled us and themselves. Once again, book Total Soul now! Read less
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Kendra
Wedding:
8/29/2015
5.0/5.0
STOP LOOKING AND BOOK THIS BAND NOW!!!!!!! As a bride - I know this is horrible but I don't care - I barely talked to my guests, ate or even took a sip of alcohol cause I never left the dance floor!!!!! And honestly, either did many of our guests. Luckily, my husband, family and friends are all big dancers so this was truly the hit of the Wedding and Total Soul crushed it, leaving everything on the dance floor. Jeff was so amazing to work with, communicating with him was such a breeze, always answering my questions right away. We even gave them a brand new song to learn the Wednesday before our Saturday wedding and they learned it (now he didn't guarantee that they could play it live but, boy did they kill it!!!) I cannot emphasize enough that if you're a dancing crowd you NEED to hire Total Soul!!!!! Just a side note - the band doesn't play until they eat so make sure you coordinate with your caterer/planner so they are aware of when you want them to play to ensure they are feed prior!
STOP LOOKING AND BOOK THIS BAND NOW!!!!!!! As a bride - I know this is horrible but I don't care - I barely talked to my Read more...
STOP LOOKING AND BOOK THIS BAND NOW!!!!!!! As a bride - I know this is horrible but I don't care - I barely talked to my guests, ate or even took a sip of alcohol cause I never left the dance floor!!!!! And honestly, either did many of our guests. Luckily, my husband, family and friends are all big dancers so this was truly the hit of the Wedding and Total Soul crushed it, leaving everything on the dance floor. Jeff was so amazing to work with, communicating with him was such a breeze, always answering my questions right away. We even gave them a brand new song to learn the Wednesday before our Saturday wedding and they learned it (now he didn't guarantee that they could play it live but, boy did they kill it!!!) I cannot emphasize enough that if you're a dancing crowd you NEED to hire Total Soul!!!!! Just a side note - the band doesn't play until they eat so make sure you coordinate with your caterer/planner so they are aware of when you want them to play to ensure they are feed prior! Read less
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Total Soul responded with the following comments:

Kendra- thank you for the glowing review! It was an outstanding party, especially after we opened up the dance floor. Yes, it was true that we there was no dancing before the dinner plates were picked up, but that was because we were instructed not to play anything above a whisper by one of the parents before dinner was done, so we opted to play very quiet background instrumental music. You are correct, most venues do not feed the vendors until all of the guests have eaten (this causes a delay sometimes because the venues are not always quick about serving the vendors), so I agree that this is a good recommendation for future couples to request that the vendors are fed quickly. Your guests were dying for dance music after they ate because were asked not to dance everyone before dinner so that everyone could talk. The guests were ready to explode, so when we hit the stage, that's exactly what happened and everyone danced the night away!

Typically, we will have a long dance set before dinner after the formalities finish (after the intros, first dance, parent dances and toasts). That first set usually lasts until the entree is served, and could be as much as an hour long.

All the best to you and John for many years of health and happiness!!!
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Private User
Wedding:
6/26/2015
5.0/5.0
We hired Total Soul for our June 26th wedding. We really wanted a band that would have our guests up and dancing all night. That is exactly what they did!!! Our guests loved them. Jeff was great and very professional. Any questions or concerns we had he answered. They made our wedding a night to never forget.
We hired Total Soul for our June 26th wedding. We really wanted a band that would have our guests up and dancing all Read more...
We hired Total Soul for our June 26th wedding. We really wanted a band that would have our guests up and dancing all night. That is exactly what they did!!! Our guests loved them. Jeff was great and very professional. Any questions or concerns we had he answered. They made our wedding a night to never forget. Read less
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Total Soul responded with the following comments:

Jennifer- your wedding at The Newark Club was surely a night to remember. The guests seemed to especially enjoy singing and dancing to Jersey Girl, and your First Dance "Love Someone" was a great choice! I want to wish you and Graham many years of health and happiness!

Jeff
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Patricia
Wedding:
6/20/2015
5.0/5.0
We had so much fun with Total Soul at our wedding! They kept the dance floor packed all night long! Jeff and the Band were also amazing to work with and made sure all our requests were met. We couldn't have asked for a better experience and we would HIGHLY recommend Total to Soul to any couple!
We had so much fun with Total Soul at our wedding! They kept the dance floor packed all night long! Jeff and the Band were Read more...
We had so much fun with Total Soul at our wedding! They kept the dance floor packed all night long! Jeff and the Band were also amazing to work with and made sure all our requests were met. We couldn't have asked for a better experience and we would HIGHLY recommend Total to Soul to any couple! Read less
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