Shaded Soul Band
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Shaded Soul Band

Hartford, Connecticut, United States | Established. Jan 01, 1989 | SELF

Hartford, Connecticut, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 1989
Band R&B Soul




"Wedding Reception Review"

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 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 recommended Shaded Soul Band to anyone!!!
Amanda Wallner
May 5, 2007
- Amanda Wallner

"Wedding Reception Review"

I just wanted to thank Shaded Soul Band for your amazing performance at our Wedding at The Owenego on May 31st, 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 Guliford Green this Sunday. We will continue to spread the good word about Shaded Soul.
Best wishes and thanks again,
Kristen Russo
May 31, 2008
- Kristen Russo


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Shaded Soul is a high-energy band that has been established since 1985 by owner/keyboard player Renee Prescott. The unique vocal styling’s and dynamic stage presence of our lead vocalists Adrienne Nails, JJ Martin and Christina Billings captivate audiences and keep the dance floor filled all night long. Shaded Soul has one of the hottest rhythm sections in New England consisting of Peter Plennenger on drums, Tom Perrone on lead guitar, and Robert Turek on bass guitar, laying down a funky groove to artists like Marvin Gaye, The Commodores, Patti LaBelle, and Alicia Keys. Last but not least are the “Funktified” horns of Anthony Masi playing tenor and alto sax throwing down horn lines from Earth Wind & Fire, Average White Band, and James Brown.
Shaded Soul is known all over New England for our stage show and versatility in musical styles ranging from the 40’s big band music to the top 40 of today. Shaded Soul has been the opening band for The Four Tops, Three Dog Night, Sister Sledge, Alicia Bridges, Mario and Comedians Howie Mandel, Susanne Westenhoefer, Karen Williams.
Shaded Soul has been chosen multiple times by “Modern Bride Magazine” as one of the top 150 Bands in the Nation. Shaded Soul is also active in the community doing outdoor concert, benefit and charity work with the following organizations: Hartford Riverfront Recapture, New London Sail Fest, New Haven Arts and Entertainment Festival, Nutmeg Big Brothers/Big Sisters, American Cancer Society, Mercy Housing and Shelter, My Sisters Place, MDA, UConn Health Center Pediatric HIV program, just to name a few.
Audiences say “Their energy is pure”, “Everybody from my Grandparents to my little kids enjoyed their performance”, “Amazing & fun to watch”, “We give them a triple A+!”

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