Before I review the actual night let me run down the preparation process, which was effortless and easy: we put a deposit early, and then as the time drew closer Nate reached out to us to start working on a song list and other procedures. We also put them in touch with the venue to get them coordinated with the spacing, setup etc. Nate and Co. were more than accommodating – they even learned “our song”, the “Father-Daughter song, and the song for the Mother-Son dance! Some of the the songs we picked were tough to replicate, but Soul Patch Philly nailed it!
I think, best of all, is that their music appealed to ALL ages and types. We had every single person out of 125 or so grooving at some point. Maybe it was the soulful Earth, Wind and Fire (my favorite), or other classics, but it’s been 3 months since the wedding and I am still hearing about the reception. Let me share a few of the comments we heard beyond the “your band was awesome!”:
– “I’ve only ever danced twice in my life, and your wedding was the second time”
– “I can’t believe they learned ALL the songs you requested”
– “I swear they never took a break!”
– “I LOST IT when they did Montell Jordan’s “This is How We Do It””
As the night went on and every guest was grooving out there, Soul Patch Philly started to close it down and say goodnight. The crowd was having none of it. In response, they all started chanting “One More Song”, “ONE MORE SONG!” until they got what they wanted. It’s a moment I can’t forget – it meant that, not only did they not want the night to end, but that we had made the unequivocal, right choice.
They truly deserve this write-up and also our personal recommendation. To anyone looking to make a “good” event an “unforgettable” event – you must check out this band!