Review by Samantha H.
Motown Themed Fundraiser • Reviewed on May 8, 2023 • From Bayonne, NJ
As the Executive Director of the Bayonne Economic Opportunities Foundation or the BEOF, I can say that our recent Motown Themed Fundraiser was the most successful thus far! For more than a week after the event, our agency received calls and compliments. About a wonderful time that was had by all! When planning our event, I spoke with Joe about what we were looking for and he and the EPICSOUL BAND went above and beyond my expectations!!!!!
On Behalf the BEOF Staff and Board of Directors, thank you EPICSOUL BAND for the outstanding performance!!!!
Review by Larry M.
Private Event • Reviewed on March 4, 2023 • From Mt. Laurel, NJ
I recently hosted a memorable birthday party for my wife, and it wouldn't have been the same without the incredible performance by the EPICSOUL, from the moment they took the stage, they had the crowd captivated and transformed the evening into an unforgettable experience. Each member demonstrated exceptional skill on their respective instruments/vocals. Hiring EPICSOUL was a decision I'll never regret. If you're seeking a band that can transform an event into an unforgettable experience, I wholeheartedly recommend EPICSOUL. They exceeded all expectations and left us craving more. Thank you for making my wife's birthday celebration absolutely awesome!
Review by Laura M.
Wedding Reception • Reviewed on October 8, 2022 • From Washington, D.C.
Let me start by saying this -- I come from a musical family and have grown up around musicians my whole life. When I went to my high school prom in Philadelphia at which a live funk band played, I remember thinking, "I want a band like this to play at my wedding." Fast forward to nearly 20 years later, when my partner Omar and I decided to get married after 14 years together and two kids, I told people I really just wanted to have a big party and all I cared about was the music. However, when I started researching bands for the big day, I was pretty quickly overwhelmed by how unaccommodating so many of them were, until I found Joe and the team at EPICSOUL. From the start of working with Joe, he thoughtfully and kindly put together a subset of the band that would meet our budget. In the months and weeks that followed, he worked closely with me to put together a stellar set list of many of our favorite tunes. They traveled all the way to DC for our special day and from the moment they went on until the second they stopped playing, our dance floor was jam packed with people screaming and dancing and losing their minds. From soul to motown to top 40 pop hits, EpicSoul can do it all -- Chris the lead singer is a professional and expertly performs a range of classics, Marlowe the guitarist is incredible and Joe keeps the whole band moving through expert drumming. In the days that have followed the event, many of our friends have told us that it was the best wedding they had ever been to, and a true celebration of music and joy. So much of this was due to the inspiring music and energy that EpicSoul brought to the night and I would recommend them without hesitation to anyone planning an event large or small. They are the absolute best and you will not regret it.
Review by Jaclyn G.
Wedding Reception • Reviewed on May 25, 2022 • From LBI, NJ
Last weekend we had the pleasure of having Epic Soul as our wedding band in Long Beach Island. It was by FAR one of the best choices I made. From the start, they were wonderful to work with. The customer care is incredible. Joe was on it, and not once did I feel stressed or concerned. As for the reception - my guests did not stop dancing. The band got our guests dancing away on the dance floor even before the salad was served and it did not stop until the night was over. They are a TRUE entertainment band. Our wedding day would not have been the same without them. Thank you Epic Soul for an EPIC night!
Joe, seriously thank you so much. It was the best day of my life - and you guys were a big part of the success. Can't wait to see you guys some time soon on stage.
Review by Lauren L.
Wedding Reception • Reviewed on November 20, 2021 • From Hoboken, NJ
EPICSOUL was our best decision of the entire wedding planning process! They were so incredibly talented and entertaining. They made the night flow so we just got to hang back and have fun. The planning process was smooth as well. I would hire them again in a heartbeat!! All of our guests had a great time dancing and singing as well. 100% would recommend EPICSOUL for any wedding or event entertaining.
Review by Nicole O.
Wedding • Reviewed on November 19, 2021 • From Cedar Grove, NJ
Thank you again Joe and all the band. It was seriously the best night and you guys were absolutely amazing!!!!! People could not stop telling us how much they loved the band. My feet hurt for 3 days from dancing so much We had such an amazing time, and again you guys were fantastic. I wish I could relive it all over again!
Review by Rashard M.
Celebration • Reviewed on October 16, 2021 • From Teaneck, NJ
Amazing band! Our University students loved them and they were very professional. I appreciate the organizational and communication skills from Joe. They are an extremely entertaining group. Can't wait to have them back!!!
Review by Albert A.
Celebration • Reviewed on October 2, 2021 • From Pittstown, NJ
There's not enough words to describe such amazing, outstanding, talented, & dynamic musicians...Epic Soul Band.. I knew from the moment we spoke to Joe, his energy, enthusism & passion for music was apparent over the phone. 100 guests were dancing all night, enjoying a wide range of music. Responding to every request, there was no song or decade they couldn't do. They put life & spirit into every moment. Dont look anywhere else for your superstars. 4 days later, we are still getting calls & texts raving about 'our band'.. Their charisma, charm & mastery of music made our party extraordinary. Joe's professional, flexible, fun to work with; grateful we found them!!
Review by Michele M.
Anniversary Party • Reviewed on September 11, 2021 • From Pennsauken, NJ
We hired Epic Soul for a 50th Anniversary Party. Watching their videos is what attracted us to them, however, their performance in person far exceeded the videos we viewed. The band is awesome and so many people at the party wanted their information to book them for various events. The band accommodated every request and were extremely professional to deal with. Chris is a wonderful leader; and working with Joe from start to finish was stress-free and fun. He was always available and so helpful! They are such a talented band and I would HIGHLY recommend them for any function.
Review by Melissa M.
Community Event • Reviewed on August 13, 2021 • From Maplewood, NJ
Epic Soul performed at our outdoor community gazebo concert, sponsored by the township. The band was easy to work with, and their performance was amazing! It was an extremely hot night on August 13th, but the attendees got up and danced because these Motown hits made ya move! Looking forward to our next event together!
Review by John C.
Birthday Party • Reviewed on June 26, 2021 • From White Plains, NY
What a band!!!!! These guys were so amazing , warm, and down to earth. It felt like they were a part of our family. They kept everyone dancing , fulfilled all special requests 100% . I will recommend them for all parties and events for the future. No question epic soul is THE BAND TO BOOK !!!
Review by Melissa T.
Wedding • Reviewed on May 30, 2021 • From Milton, NY
Epic Soul Band was probably the best part of our wedding! It was raining and 40 degrees out on our wedding day, so our "outdoor" wedding got moved inside. Guests came in soaked and cold, but the second the band started playing, everyone started smiling. Our dance floor was packed the entire night. Even the groom's 94-year-old grandma was dancing! We got so many compliments on the music! During the whole process of postponing from last year, Joe and the band were so accommodating. They even worked with my dad to put together a surprise for the father-daughter dance. I would 100% recommend Epic Soul Band for any event!
Review by Christine M.
Birthday Party • Reviewed on May 22, 2021 • From Fairless Hills, PA
My over all experience with this band was awesome! Joe was fantastic! They performed for 1 1/2 hours for my sisters 40th birthday party and was GREAT! The 3 singers were very talented and engaged the crowd at all times. The 4 band members were superb. You made my party MAGNIFICENT!!! Many thanks
Review by Abby B.
Corporate Event • Reviewed on January 7,2021 • Virtual Event
We were absolutely blown away by the band’s performances. At this point in our quarantine, many of us have what we are calling “Zoom fatigue.” So before the event, some colleagues had doubts, saying “it won’t be the same” or “we are sick of Zoom.” But the way that EpicSoul was able to somehow create the energy and excitement of a live concert for us through Zoom was nothing short of magic, and had all of the skeptics and non-believers dancing. I personally, and many have echoed this sentiment, have not experienced such pure, unadulterated joy, since before March 2020. Despite everything going on in the world, for one hour we were able to put aside any negativity, come together, and get out of our seats and dance. EpicSoul’s performance not only gave us a reason to celebrate, but they made us feel like we wanted to celebrate again. It was impossible to be on that Zoom call without smiling (or dancing!). Even the more shy colleagues among us were DANCING on screen! The band’s energy was contagious, so contagious that shortly after the concert began, people brought along their kids, dogs, cats, and significant others to join the party. Getting to see coworkers coming together, smiling, and laughing again – at times like these, that experience is something that I can’t put a price on.
I wholeheartedly believe that this event would have flopped in the hands of a lesser group of musicians. EpicSoul – performers & crew alike – worked tirelessly to ensure a logistically flawless and spectacularly fun event, and they delivered beyond expectations. With what they were able to accomplish virtually, I can’t imagine what it would be like to get them at an event in-person! Their musical talents, energy, and professionalism in my experience is unmatched. It is worth noting that the band did two performances for us in one day: the first of which started at 8am (so that our colleagues in India would be able to join in the fun). If you were able to see that performance – you would not believe that any human being would be able to have that much energy and put on such a spectacular show at that hour.
EpicSoul, I thank you all so much from the bottom of my heart for all of the time, effort, energy, and dare I say, soul, that you put into our performances. You gave us a reason to celebrate, to smile, and to dance again, and for that we are all eternally grateful. I look forward to a time when we can all be together in-person. Joe, you were an absolute delight to work with, thank you for taking such care to ensure our events were epic. I cannot recommend an EpicSoul virtual event highly enough!
Review by Tori & Will K.
Wedding • Reviewed on August 8, 2020 • From Hawley, PA
We found our wedding band on The Bash. The EPICSOUL Band was absolutely phenomenal! They made our special day a spectacular one! Our families and friends don't hesitate to let us know how much fun they had while dancing and listening to excellent music. Throughout our interactions they were always accommodating and easy to work with. If we had to do it all over again we would definitely go with them!
Review by Marsha N.
Corporate Event • Reviewed on July 23, 2020 • Virtual Event
I have had the pleasure of having this New Jersey based Soul, Funk, R&B, and Pop Band, EPICSOUL, perform at several corporate events. They are an incredibly talented group of musicians that can play all the great classic soul songs you remember plus todays current top R&B and Pop Hits. They quite literally get the participants up and dancing, yes even on zoom. I have watched them entertain all levels with music that is reflective and inclusive of every background while maintaining an amazing sound. I highly recommend this band for your next Corporate Event. They are a high energy band providing music for the whole family to enjoy!!!
Review by Curry A.
Wedding Reception • Reviewed on November 2, 2019 • From New York City, NY
EPICSOUL was the best decision we made in our wedding planning process. They were BEYOND professional, organized, responsible, respectful, and most importantly TALENTED and LOADS OF FUN! My dad is a musician, so it was hard at first to find a band that met his expectations-until we came across EPICSOUL. They truly exceeded all of our expectations. We had multiple calls before the wedding to plan out every part of the evening with them and everything went to plan and we were blown away by their talent. We are still getting messages from friends saying how AMAZING they were. We could not be more grateful for the fun times that EPICSOUL brought to our wedding night!
Review by Laura C.
Wedding • Reviewed on September 21, 2019 • From Brooklyn, NY
EPICSOUL were extremely professional and easy to work with from the very beginning. Their soul purpose was to make our wedding the best it could be, and accomodate all of our song requests and they certainly achieved that goal. Our guests were still raving about them for weeks after the wedding. We would not hesitate to recommend them for any event, but specifically a wedding!
Review by Jillian P.
Wedding Reception • Reviewed on September 7, 2019 • From Spring Lake, NJ
Hiring Epic Soul was the BEST decision we made for our wedding. The band really delivered and brought energy to our special day. Working with Joe was great leading up to the event and they were attentive to our many special requests. The lead singer Chris learned Italian lyrics for our wedding song and the band was able to accommodate a very last minute song request. We are so pleased with our decision to hire Epic Soul and would happily recommend them to anyone looking for live entertainment. They were phenomenal at playing a wide range of music please our diverse crowd. We’ve had several people request their info after our wedding.
Review by James H.
Wedding Reception • Reviewed on March 23, 2019 • From Bronx, NY
Epicsoul was the perfect band for our wedding. I had always wanted a motown and soul band and to be able to get such a quality group was amazing. Joe showed his enthusiasm to work with us from day 1 and it couldn't have been easier to plan the event. They were accommodating for song requests, were easy to contact and just created a wonderful energy for the evening. And the music!!! Top caliber stuff from every person in that band, I can't tell you how many of our guests told us this was one of the greatest wedding bands they ever heard. Our friends were dancing all night and some were requesting the playlist! I could not recommend any higher! Check them out now!
Review by Katie M.
Wedding • Reviewed on September 22, 2018 • From Franklin, NJ
Epic Soul made our wedding reception dreams come true! From beginning to end, ES was professional and accommodating. During the planning process, Joe was very responsive to our needs and questions. The band was able to learn our first dance songs and cut them down to the exact time length we requested. We were also very clear about wanting NO CHEESINESS - and Epic Soul complied graciously. We had the 8 piece band and each musician was truly talented. Our dance floor was PACKED and I was left thinking.. we need a bigger dance floor.. Our family was happy with the song choices and the volume. We are still receiving compliments on the performance. THANK YOU Epic Soul!!
Review by Dan K.
Wedding Reception • Reviewed on September 2, 2018 • From Perkasie, PA
These guys are amazingly talented. The dance floor was packed. Communication leading up to the day was easy and comfortable. All of our friends and family were super impressed with the music all night. My father who is critical of loud music thought the volume was perfect. They were able to accommodate several special requests and were flexible to incorporate some fun surprises with our musical friends. Would highly recommend them to anyone in the tri-state area. Amazing.
Review by Amy P.
Birthday Party • Reviewed on August 11, 2018 • From Brielle, NJ
If I could rate this band all 10's, I would. They made the party the success that it was. Working with Joe was a pleasure from the first phone call until the very end of the party. The band was professional in every way. The lead vocalists Killed it!!! My friends and family are still talking about the sax player who rocked the crowd! They even did a hora which got every single guest involved! I would highly recommend them for any and all events if you want a fun party with a GREAT band!
Review by Kristen H.
Wedding • Reviewed on July 28, 2018 • From West Orange, NJ
We cannot recommend this band enough! EPICSOUL lives up to their name -- they are truly epic! Joe was in contact with us in the lead up to the big day and made the planning process seamless and fun. On the day of our wedding, everything went off without a hitch. They not only kept the night on schedule, but they kept the party going! All of our guests cannot stop commenting on how much they loved the band. Chris and the horn section came out and danced with the crowd and the people LOVED it! Everything was so perfect. We cannot thank them enough for a perfect night and helping us to throw the best party of our lives! Thank you, EPICSOUL! You guys truly ROCK!
Review by Clark B.
Wedding • Reviewed on June 30, 2018 • From New York City, NY
My wife and I booked EPICSOUL for our wedding and we could not be happier with the choice. They did a great job getting the party started - they were very interactive with the crowd and brought some great energy and music to our reception. We are really happy with how everything went!
Review by Kirsten M.
Wedding Reception • Reviewed on June 16, 2018 • From Pocono Lake Preserve, PA
Joe & the whole EpicSoul band were amazing to work with! We hired this band for exactly what they do: soul, Motown and funk and that's exactly what they brought! They were easy to work with, accommodating, professional, kind AND they played every song we requested them to play that night and even learned ones ahead of time for the ones they didn't know! They received more compliments from our guests than any other vendor at our wedding! We had a rock'n time! If you have it in your budget, get the extra horns for the night! They come into the crowd and dance and make the party come alive even more! You NEED this band for your next wedding or event! Thank you guys!
Review by Kristin G.
Wedding Reception • Reviewed on June 9, 2018 • From Kintnersville, PA
EPICSOUL — one word: Phenomenal! If you’re looking to make your event popping and guaranteed good time, HIRE them! Joe, the band leader is excellent to work with and communicated through the whole process. The musicians and singers are extremely talented! They interact with you and get the party jumping! Highly recommend and thank you again for making our wedding beyond enjoyable!
Review by Connie L.
Wedding Reception • Reviewed on November 11, 2017 • From Colts Neck, NJ
We got the eight piece band they were Incredible and very personable . Joe was on it with all the songs and music we wanted to hear. He was great from the start up to the wedding day with all of our requests. The band came dressed for the occasion and gave us five hours of pure energy . There is not a song they cannot sing they had to learn Led Zeppelin's THANK YOU as our wedding song and completely nailed it . All our guests wanted to know who the band was because they thought they were sooo good! Can't say enough about them they truly made our wedding complete with their awesome sound and talent. Our guests will be talking about this for a real long time.
Review by Joy T.
Birthday Party • Reviewed on October 1, 2017 • From Bayonne, NJ
Look no further - this is the BEST band in the land! EpicSoul Band is a fantastic group of talented musicians who add such a special touch to your event! They performed at my Mom's surprise 60th Birthday Celebration, and they were fantastic! The vocalists were EXCELLENT and added fun and excitement to the party by engaging our guests, and the band was superb! We hope to have EpicSoul band join us for another family party next year!
Review by Sharlene S.
Wedding Reception • Reviewed on May 28, 2017 • From Garfield, NJ
Could not ask for anything more from EpicSoul! Joe and Chris were extremely accommodating in the weeks leading up to our wedding, they learned our song for the first dance and brought down the house with Latin and disco songs. Their rendition of Shout as our last song was amazing, my husband and guests loved it! I would recommend EpicSoul to anyone looking to have a fabulous dance party. Zero complaints and their value is unbeatable compared to their pricing.
Review by Daniel W.
Wedding Reception • Reviewed on September 12, 2014 • From Beach Haven, NJ
Epicsoul Band was the icing on our proverbial wedding cake! Every one of our 163 guests commented at least once to me during the night that they were the greatest band they had ever heard. They got the entire wedding dancing; so much so, the floor was physically shaking for the better part of 3 hours. I can't express enough how incredible this band is - outrageously talented, wonderfully professional, and extremely energetic. Epicsoul put their hearts into making our wedding an unforgettable experience. I would recommend them to anyone, and convince anyone who is considering a DJ instead of a band to hire Epicsoul IMMEDIATELY.
Review by K M.
Wedding Reception • Reviewed on July 5, 2014 • From Princeton, NJ
THANK YOU EpicSoul for providing amazing music for our wedding! You had all the guests dancing to the very end and everyone raved about how fantastic you all were. Our songs for special moments during the reception were wonderfully done and we could not have asked for more. To top it off, Joe was excellent to work with, very professional, and incredibly accommodating. We highly recommend EpicSoul if you want a wedding you and your guests will never forget. Thank you so much again!
Review by Kristin K.
Wedding Reception • Reviewed on April 5, 2014 • From Morristown, NJ
EpicSoul played at our April 5th wedding and they were phenomenal. My guests told me it was the best wedding band they ever heard. They kept the dance floor packed and only took one brief break during dinner when we ate. One musician stayed behind to play piano and sing. It was beautiful. They learned a score of songs that I requested for the wedding, and I appreciated that. Very talented group and strongly recommended.
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