Lauren and her band were absolutely incredible! They are all so talented and every single one of our guests enjoyed their music.
Lauren was also extremely easy to work with! She has a ton of experience and is passionate about creating the best event for your and your family and friends. Thank you so much, Lauren!
It took some time to find the perfect band for us, and we couldnt believe our luck when we stumbled upon these wonderful musicians with the perfect sound! We are so glad to have worked with Lauren and her wonderfully talented band for our wedding. We had the pleasure of having them for our whole day and they provided lovely sets that perfectly suited each of the different parts (ceremony, cocktail, reception). The special song we requested they learn we couldnt imagine any better, and it is now my favourite rendition of it :) Their music perfectly set the scene for the day, and had the guests dancing, smiling, singing, and dancing some more; they loved the atmosphere. There has been no end to the guests who have approached us since the wedding telling us how magnificent they thought the music was, and what an incredible voice the singer had! Working with Lauren during the planning was one of the things that stood out most to us. One of our early concerns with music was that we wanted it to reflect our musical tastes, which can be somewhat eclectic, as well as providing everyone with music they could enjoy. Lauren took all of those concerns away immediately. She is a dream to work with, organized, calm, flexible, and a genuinely delightful person to talk to. She worked with us to establish exactly how much we wanted to be involved in the music selection and was there to step in and do as much as we wanted her to. We didnt have to stress about entertainment, one of the most important aspects for us, at all; we trusted her completely, and she went above and beyond! Thank you for being such a great part of our day!
Doug (Leslie's Father)
I am writing this review as a father of the bride (Leslie) and now father in law (Jason). From the day Leslie and Jason announced their engagement, they expressed their intent of having a non-traditional wedding however it must be fun for their all family and friends. We knew Live Music, an enthusiastic band leader and a Hip DJ would be on top of the list. Lauren Roy, the SteelRiver Duo and the Southbound Soul dance band ticked all the boxes.
During our decision-making process we saw a live performance of the SteelRiver Duo and knew right away that Lauren and her team would be easy to work with, provide some classy music during the ceremony and deliver a night of fun on the dance floor. To set the schedule of events; Lauren had a few conferences with my daughter to discuss how the day would flow from the minute the guests arrived until the last song was played. Lauren even took a secret request from me, which was a little-known Springsteen song that Leslie and I danced to later in the evening! This meant Southbound Soul learned a new song just for one night. Our DJ ensured that when Southbound Soul took a break between sets, the dance floor did not empty until the lights were turned down in the morning. That was amazing!
To conclude, my wife and I have received numerous calls and texts from our family and friends stating how much fun they had. I know Leslie and Jason have received the same compliments and we must thank Lauren for making this happen! And a big thank you to SteelRiver and Southbound Soul!
Jason and I can't say enough great things about Lauren and the entertainment she provided at our wedding. I highly recommend you to hire Lauren for your wedding. Our dance floor was packed until we had to leave at 3am...and that's all thanks to Lauren. Lauren is incredibly talented and thoughtful and it made for an incredibly fun and personalized experienced. She worked with our coordinator to make the evening flow seamlessly. Lauren, thank you for everything. You talked us through how to organize the day and provided us with memories we will never forget. You are incredible and we look forward to seeing you play soon!!!!
Lauren organised our wedding band (Cat Bernardi Music) at George Restaurant in Toronto and she was such a pleasure to deal with. Planning a wedding is hard enough at the best of times, but we were planning ours from the other side of the world with a 16hr time difference. This posed some communication challenges with our vendors, but with Lauren, everything was so easy and she always filled us with complete confidence. She understood very early on what we wanted from the day and helped to make that dream a reality. We had so many compliments about the music (Cat is also an amazing singer) which was such a big part of our day. If you're thinking about live music for your wedding or event, don't look past Lauren and the other musicians she works with. Working with her was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding! Thank you Lauren!!!