Testimonials

Amanda Wallner

I wanted to be sure to thank you for the spectacular job "Shaded Soul Band" did at our daughter's Wedding. This band is fantastic! The comments from those in attendance at the Wedding were glowing. Everyone wanted to know how we found you, where you were from etc, etc.
 
A music major myself (Ithaca College), I taught public school music for 20 years. I am a little fussy, to say the least. There was no worry with this band that it would live up to all of our expectations and more so. A band has to be the most important part of a successful Wedding reception and "Shaded Soul" has to be one of the very finest bands in New England. There were quite a few musicians attending this Wedding. One of my friends is a pianist and played with the Chicago Symphony when she was 12 years old. She was very impressed with "Shaded Soul".
 
"Shaded Soul" performed long, hard and so well. The dance floor was jammed from the beginning to the end. We can't thank you enough for making this Wedding reception extra special. We highly recommend "Shaded Soul Band" to anyone!!!
 
Sincerely,
Amanda Wallner


Kate & Mark Ciriello

Thank you so much for playing on our Wedding day. As always, you were fabulous! Having you as our Wedding band was one of the best & easiest decisions we made.
 
Renee, I really appreciated your monthly "touching base" calls you were always there to let me know that of all the Wedding related things I needed to worry about, the band wasn't one of them. Our guests all raved about our band-they loved you guys!
 
You really made our reception fun, special and full of energy, without being too loud or over the top...just what we wanted.
 
Many, many thanks!!
Kate & Mark Ciriello


Kristen Russo

I just wanted to thank "Shaded Soul Band" for your amazing performance at our Wedding at The Owenego on May 31, 2008. You have certainly gained a larger fan base! Our friends and family continue to talk about how much fun they had dancing and watching all of you perform. We definitely enjoyed ourselves as well. The band created an atmosphere and sound that made our Wedding a fun, lively celebration. You are all gifted, spirited performers who give it your all. We truly appreciate your professionalism, energy and many varied talents.
 
You are a heck of a "manager" as well. Booking with you was a pleasant and easy experience. You came ultra prepared for providing the ceremony music and displaying the slideshow presentation. Your organization and eye for every detail is amazing! Although we can't make it to Block Island this year to see another great performance, we look forward to seeing you on the Guilford Green this Sunday. We will continue to spread the good word about Shaded Soul.
 
Best wishes and thanks again,
Kristen Russo


University of Connecticut Health Center

On behalf of the University of Connecticut Health Center, I would like to thank Shaded Soul for their recent donation of $1,230.00 from the proceeds of the benefit dance held on April 22, 1994. Per your request, the proceeds have been deposited into our Pediatric AIDS Patient Care Fund within the University of Connecticut Health Center.
 
Ms. Lorraine Wells informed me that your dance was a tremendous success and all who attended had a wonderful time! Bravo to you and your band members for a job well done. We know how time consuming a community fund raiser is to plan. There are so many details and last minute errands. We thank you for all your time and effort. Please know that this donation will enable Dr. James Robinson, Professor of Pediatric and Director of the Pediatric HIV Program to continue his research efforts to hopefully someday combat this dreaded disease. Again, on behalf of Dr. Robinson, the staff or our Pediatric HIV Program and most especially the patients they care for-our heartfelt thanks.
 
Sincerely,
Eliazbeth B. Ray
Director of Development Operations


Paige & Joseph

Wedding at The Willimantic Elks Club:

LOVE this band!!! Renee and The Shaded Soul Band made our wedding reception the party of the year! All of our guests enjoyed themselves...and yes, the band's high energy, crowd interaction and amazing talent got EVERYONE on the dance floor! Working with them was effortless...Renee saw to every detail and made sure we had nothing to worry about. The band is so personable, we felt like they were long-time friends and we truly enjoyed working with them. Three years later, we still keep in touch and follow them on Facebook. We currently live in Florida and have actually gone back to Connecticut to see them perform at a public event in Hartford! I would highly recommend hiring The Shaded Soul Band for your wedding if you want to ensure your guests will be raving about the incredible music and how much fun they had! I guarantee we will be having an anniversary party in CT, just so we can have The Shaded Soul Band entertain our family and friends again!


Jennifer & Daniel

Wedding atThe Wadsworth Mansion:

These guys were unbelievably phenomenal. We could not have asked for a better band for our wedding. Renee was professional and accommodating, and had no problem handling the changes we needed to make the day of the wedding. And the band itself was so talented... Many people came up to us after the wedding ended and said how great they sounded. Would highly recommend them!


Kim & Josh

Wedding at The Candlewood Inn:

I do not have enough amazing things to say about this band!! Renee Prescott was phenomenal and made the day so special! She sat down with us and made sure all our wants were covered and made sure that the night went how we saw it. During the ceremony, she set up speakers to play some custom tracks that we wanted during the ceremony and she flawlessly integrated them within the readings and vows. She was also able to set up music during the cocktail hour as well. During the reception, everyone was on their feet! The 8 piece band sounded amazing in our venue. They were not too powerful for the place, yet the sound filled the room. The saxophone, the drums were incredible! As I danced the first song with my wife to "At Last", I could have sworn that I was listening to the real track, yet it was the incredible vocals of the lead singer and her back-ups. They played all our favorites, from Stevie Wonder to Bruno Mars. I was so happy we were able to have a band at our wedding and she made it affordable and top of the line. If you don't give them a listen you will be missing out!


Kara & Lindsay

Wedding at The Branford Elks Club:

The Shaded Soul kept our guests out on the dance floor all night long. We couldn't have asked for a better band to have at our wedding.


Pam Bonocore

My daughter's wedding was cancelled. I was so looking forward to having Renee and The Shaded Soul Band at our wedding. The band was highly recommended to me and I had only heard them on their website, but I was very impressed with what I heard. I was also very impressed with Renee, the band's manager. I knew she was going to do everything she could to make my daughter's wedding a memorable event for my family & friends. When I called to cancel the wedding, Renee was genuinely sorry. What's more, she even refunded my deposit! Her comment to me was' you are suffering enough, you shouldn't have to lose a ton of money too.' Renee's heart matches her talent and if I ever have occasion to need a band, Shaded Soul Band is the first one I will call.


Amy & Todd

Wedding at The Hartford Golf Club:

Shaded Soul made our wedding night amazing! Our guests were dancing the entire night! They played a variety of songs that everyone enjoyed. We would highly recommend them as a wedding band. We are so glad we went with them!


Heather & Huge

 Wedding at Anthony’s Ocean Edge:


Most Awesome Band Ever...

The band was absolutely amazing, all the songs they played sounded great, as well as a great variety, from older songs to modern. Phenomenal singers and musicians - not something every band has.

Renee was awesome to work with, and very detail-oriented. She sat with us ahead of time and took the time to make sure we got all the songs we wanted in the correct order. On the day of the wedding, while myself and the bridal party were at the venue getting ready, she kept on touching base with me before the ceremony to make sure everything was going according to schedule. Since it was raining and POURING that day, and the ceremony was supposed to be outdoors, a few things had to be tweaked in the program for it to happen indoors. Renee talked to me and made sure this went smoothly as well with regard to the music. She even played a special surprise song at our request for a couple of special friends of ours, and added that seamlessly into the program as well.

We just celebrated our four year anniversary and people STILL talk about how great our wedding was, particularly the band!


Allison & Jason (Mother: Roxanne)

 Wedding at Florence Griswold Museum:

To say Shaded Soul is a great band is an understatement . . . they're fantastic! 
I first heard them years ago at a wedding where the couple's first dance was "At Last" and never forgot them. My son's wedding was this summer, he and his bride were looking for a band, and I said Shaded Soul was the one. 
Renee was wonderful to work with, even arranging for a last minute back-up for a band member who had a medical emergency. The band performs classic standards, to blues, jazz, pop, and current hits. Everyone was dancing from the bride's grandmother to the flower girls.
Each musician and each singer are absolute knockouts! And, Renee remembered and saved the last song for me . . . At Last.