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What People are Saying

My husband and I had ONE non-negotiable for our wedding... the band had to be amazing. We didn't care about anything else at the reception but we had to have a band that played great music, kept people on the dance floor, and just keep rocking. Emerging Soul went above and beyond. We cannot say enough great things about them! From the moment I spoke to their representative on the phone just to explore dates, pricing, etc I felt like I was talking to a friend. Once we booked them she connected us with band manager Tom who again was so kind and honest and we could immediately tell he really cared about making sure our day was everything we had dreamed of. He even gave me advice on other aspects of our wedding just as suggestions because he has seen so many weddings-and it was all incredibly helpful information that came from a great place. As soon as we met the band after our ceremony everyone was so kind and excited to play. Our dance floor filled up lightening fast as Emerging Soul started playing and that dance floor barely had room on it the rest of the night! We even had family members that were allowed on the stage during the performance to play sax and drums with the band for one song which was so special. The musical talent from each of the musicians and vocalists is mind blowing. Overall I really cannot give this band enough credit. They MADE our night everything we wanted it to be and still every time we see someone we haven't seen since the wedding one of the first things they say is, "THAT BAND!!!" and we always say "I KNOW!!!" They are incredible musicians and people. They will make sure your big day is truly the best party of your life.


~Ariel H

Emerging Soul has emerged!!!!! They were awesome. They created an atmosphere that made my daughter's wedding spectacular. The dance floor was completely full the entire night. Our guests did not stop dancing. The band was FANTASTIC. They were professional and did everything that was asked of them. It was obvious that they were passionate and dedicated to making my daughter's wedding the time of her life. They pulled through with flying colors. We had guests asking about the band throughout the night and wanting their name and number for their events. They are all incredibly talented musicians. I would pay to watch them in concert; they're that good. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

We could not have made a better choice!

~L Schonberg


We had our wedding on August 8, 2015 and Emerging Soul played at our reception. I can’t begin to tell you how many people absolutely loved them! We have had so many compliments and people saying, “that was the best wedding we’ve ever been to & the band was amazing!” They had the entire dance floor filled and moving all night long, literally 200+ guests. Emerging Soul was interactive with the guests, sang great party songs and are so entertaining. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a great party band.
~M Dahlinger

The event went fantastically. Emerging Soul was perfect for our event, and without exception every email we have received about the party since then has praised the band. They’re not only excellent musicians, but great people too.

~Jim W

Emerging Soul delivered a performance that we and our guests will be talking about for years to come. We searched the internet near and far to find a unique wedding band with talented musicians who know how to throw down and rock out and delivered beyond our expectations. Everything from cocktail hour to the reception was perfection. Do yourself a favor and book this band if you want a rocking party with soul, energy, funk, and so much more. To Bobby  and his crew, thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts!

~Much love, Julie and John!

Emerging Soul really knock it out of the park every time, and we've done several weddings with them now. As a production company, our perspective has been all-encompassing and unique. We have had the pleasure of dealing with Tom regarding matters leading up to the event and each time we were met with warm vibes, professional communication and fast responses! On the day of the event, he and the band were very helpful in filling in any missing details so that everyone was on the same page and everything always turns out great! With so many moving parts, it's hard to keep everything in line, but when we work with ES, it's always right on the ball. Don't even get me started on the performance! Highly talented musicians, all the songs you want to hear, none of the ones you don't, engaging with the audience and kept everyone - including myself and my crew - on their feet for the entire reception. We were all smiles all the way through, and it makes for a better performance on everyone's part! What a great time it is to work with Tom and ES time after time. Can't wait for the next event with this group! Highly recommend.

~ Crystal M.

Great Band. We had a great time. They played a variety of music and didn't miss a beat. They got everyone dancing right away and just never seemed to stop. If you are looking for a good time out and want good music then check-out Emerging Soul.  

~B Miller

Love It!! These guys are amazing. I highly recommend them for any event!I hired them for a Christmas party and they rocked it! They were very professional and never once missed a beat. They really know how to keep a party going. Look forward to hiring again! Thank you so much Guys!


I heard this band for the first time at a fund raising event. Tom and his other members were one of the best dance bands I seen perform in this area. The dance floor was packed.
I love Motown, and their Motown renditions were simply great. The musicians are very talented and the vocals sounded true to song. I would consider hiring them for a private or public event without question. You will not be disappointed.


These guys really know how to get the party going! They played all the perfect songs as well as being a terrific MC for the whole evening. What a great group of talented kind hearted people! Thank you!


FANTASTIC BAND! My guests couldn't help but dance all night! They did our first dance song beautifully, amazing processional, GREAT hava nagilla dance, and all of the break music was perfect. They arrived early, were beyond professional, and I could not have been happier!!


My wife and I only considered having a band for our wedding from the very beginning. When we first met Tom we told him that a band can help make or break a wedding, which is why it was so important to us to chose the right one. We chose the band Emerging Soul and they did not disappoint! They are extremely talented and very energetic. Emerging Soul definitely set the mood and got everybody up on their feet. We are extremely happy we met Tom and with our band choice. We got married in August and guest are still expressing how much they loved the them.
Thanks to Tom Nelson, and all band members of Emerging Soul! 
Also a special Thanks to the musicians during our ceremony which was perfect.


If you're getting married and looking for a band, look no further. My wife and I almost never write reviews for anything, but we couldn't resist writing something for Emerging Soul.
They were a delight to deal with from start to finish. Always responsive, super professional, and they made the entire process as easy as could be. Couldn't have asked for anything more.
And then the band. One word -- WOW. Emerging Soul was out of this world. We couldn't believe how incredible they were, and neither could any of our guests. From our first dance, where they learned a new song for us, to the final song of the night, the vocals were stellar and the energy was out of this world. People were dancing the entire night, the song selection was outstanding, and we've received seemingly endless comments from our wedding guests regarding how amazing they were. One of our guests even called her daughter the next morning and said, “That’s it – we know which band we’re using for your wedding.” And her daughter isn’t even engaged yet!
If there were ever another event where we needed a band, it wouldn't even be a question -- we'd choose Emerging Soul in a heartbeat. And if you're deciding on a band for your own wedding, do yourself a favor and book Emerging Soul now.


Okay. hands down BEST BAND EVER. My planners recommended them and i am SO happy they did. All our guests absolutely loved them & everyone was dancing all night long. i love how they incorporate the guest and move around to get people going. i had 4 people text me the next day asking about the band and for their information. so so thankful - they made my night so extremely special and better than i could have imagined!!


The best thing I can tell you is to just book Emerging Soul. They were worth every penny and SO fantastic at our wedding in October 2018. We loved them and so did our guests!! They had fantastic talent, energy, and musicality - we truly couldn't have asked for more. We received so many compliments on them during the wedding and after; some people even said they were the best wedding band they'd ever heard!! They got everyone on the dance floor, which is a true feat. They really made our night come to life and we can't thank them enough! Tom is also a fantastic guy and so easy to work with in the days leading up - I have nothing bad to say!!


Holy Moly! Just do yourself a favor and just hire Emerging Soul now. I am still blown away by this band. We had a huge wedding and a huge dance floor to fill. The dance floor was literally packed like people were at a concert! Hiring a band was very nerve wracking because you never know how they will be on the day..... If i could give 6 stars I would. Besides being amazing singers and dancers they were super easy to work with and professional. They kept up energy until the very last minute. People are still raving about them over a month later. My dad is even going to hire them for his company party in December!!!!! Thank you Emerging Soul!!! You made my wedding truly memorable!!!!


I cannot say enough positive things about Emerging Soul. They MADE our Wedding. The dance floor was moving and groovy from the second they struck their first musical note. They had everyone so pumped that even when they took their break, and put on an ipod -- people still kept dancing. That never happens at weddings! I would say run, don't walk, to book this band.
They listen to your song lists, don't play list, and suggestions and were truly so easy to work with. Everyone after the wedding said what a great band they were and how much fun they had. If I could give 100+ stars I would!! Best Band Ever! Thank you Emerging Soul!


We wanted to thank you for the amazing work you did for our wedding. You took every note and request and incorporated them all seamlessly. You're suggestions were all winners and were so glad we let you guide us through the party. The time you spent with us making sure that not only did we get exactly what we wanted but that the party was such a hit is so appreciated. And It really was a hit. All of our friends are raving about you guys. The whole 8 piece band was incredible. You both are so fun to work with and we can't wait to tell every engaged couple we know that the first vendor they should book is Emerging Soul. To be honest this note is so hard to write because we can't sum up how happy we are that we went you. The party was non-stop. And you looked great too! Your attention for design goes a long way. You guys are true professionals is every sense of the word. We always felt confident leaving our party in your hands.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. 
Looking forward to seeing you at many events in the future!