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New Soul Duo

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About

Combining classic rock, a healthy dose of the 90’s, and a tasteful selection of new dance hits, this massive sounding party band provides a show unlike any other. Their musical twists, witty audience interactions, and accompanying DJ leaves nobody left out, and keeps the dance floor packed. Your wedding will remembered and talked about forever!

Experience

Vance Alexander and Anthony Blaine have played more than 300 shows together since 2013, taking the wedding and corporate world by storm. And with the new addition of their charismatic host, DJ Yaya, business has only increased during the economic recession. They performed in the Kingdom of Bahrain in 2016 to represent Canada in the World Petroleum Congress Convention, and they were nominated in 2017 at the Calgary Event Awards for Best Entertainment.

Some recent clients include the City of Calgary, Tourism Calgary, The Calgary Zoo, Calgary White Hat Awards, Pace-kids, Walk-A-Mile, A Taste of Calgary, The Banff Centre, The Fairmont Banff Springs, Chateau Lake Louise, Audi Calgary, The Lions Club, and Heritage Park. Their full client list can be viewed on the official NSD website.

Services offered

The services they offer include:

  • 3 Sets of Live Music with New Soul Duo
  • Dance Party with DJ Yaya
  • Ceremony Music (Live or DJ)
  • First Dances (Live or DJ)
  • Cocktail Hour Music
  • Background Dinner Music
  • Key Song Moments (Garter Toss, Bridal Party Entrance etc.)
  • Wireless Mics for MC, Speeches and Officiant
  • LED Tambourines and Party Supplies
  • Professional Stage Lights
  • Gold/Black Sequin Backdrop
  • 1 on 1 In-Person Consultation

Also included is mood lighting for the entire day as they work alongside the venue management, wedding planner and MCs, to give you a seamless flow to your event. You will have nothing to worry about except taking in all those precious moments with your family and friends.

How they work

NSD is entirely self-contained, needing no more than a regular 120V outlet and a small space for their setup and performance. They are truly a one-stop-shop for all your entertainment needs while being affordable and most importantly, unforgettable. If the raving reviews on this website can attest to anything, it’s that New Soul Duo is the only guarantee that your wedding will be the smash hit of the summer for all your guests.

Upcoming public events, setlist examples, social media links and tips on how to enhance your wedding with a live band are posted on the official NSD Website. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact them.

Highlights

Arrangements

Instrumental duo, soloist/vocalist, instrumental solo

Instruments

Guitar, drums, piano

Ceremony Music Starting Price

$400

More information

Are you an agency or a band?

Band

How many musicians are in your band?

1-3

What genres of music does your band play?

Country
Acoustic
Funk
Dance
Oldies
Rock
Classic rock
Hip hop
Pop
Latin
Reggae
R&B
Top 40
Soul
60s
70s
80s
90s

What music services do you provide?

Ceremony music
Cocktail hour music
Instrumentals
Learning new songs
MC
Reception music
Music during breaks
Rehearsal dinner music
Vocals
Willing travel

What services do you provide?

Ceremony music
Cocktail hour music
Instrumentals
Learn new songs
Microphones
Reception music
Music during breaks
Rehearsal dinner music
Sound / PA system
Vocals

What items are available?

Gobo
Lighting
Microphones
Disco ball
Sound PA

What is the average price for a wedding reception during peak season?

2,200.00

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

2,600.00

What is the average price for a wedding reception during off-peak season?

2,200.00

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

Ceremony music
Cocktail hour music
Reception music
Music during breaks
Sample performances
Learn new songs
Sound/ PA system
Microphones

Which of the following are included in the price?

Learning new songs
Sample performances
Ceremony music
Cocktail hour music
Reception music
Sound PA
Recorded music breaks
Lighting

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    Stephanie B. Married on 05/09/2018
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    Canmore Wedding

    One of the best investments made for our Canmore wedding. Their service made the reception that much better and fun. Professional and flexible. We had smaller venue and the band made it work nicely. I would definitely recommend them to others.

    New Soul Duo's reply:

    Hi Stephanie,
    Thank you for your kind review. You guys were super easy to work with as well. We hope you guys have a bright future together. All the Best.

    NSD
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    Tomi-Lyn Married on 18/08/2018
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    Awesome Band!

    My husband and I are so happy we had New Soul Duo play at our wedding! They sounded so great and all our guest kept telling us how great they were! We highly recommend Vance and Anthony! So happy we had live music at our wedding!

    New Soul Duo's reply:

    Thank you so much for having us be a part of your celebration and thank you for your kind review. We truly appreciate it. We hope to see you out at a one of our public shows in the near future. All the best!!
    New Soul Duo!!!
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    Shelbi L. Married on 14/07/2018
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    New soul duo rocks!

    Wow! What an amazing job Vance & Tony did! Everyone sitting at their table had a blast chatting with them, they absolutely ROCKED every song, and kept all of our guests dancing the night away. Our day would not have been as much fun as it was without them. Thank you guys - you rock! :)
    -Shelbi & Nathan Bernhard

    New Soul Duo's reply:

    Hey You Two,
    Thanks so much for your review and for hiring us for such a great occasion. Performing at The Calgary Zoo was a hoot. We wish you guys all the best on your journey together and hope to see you at a public show again soon.

    New Soul Duo
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    Angie B. Married on 19/08/2017
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    The compliment we get most about our wedding is about the band. We first heard New Soul Duo by chance at a pub they were playing at. We had so much fun listening and dancing to them and loved their energy. We knew we wanted them for our wedding. That same night we made the arrangements in person and the process was a breeze. When they played our wedding our guests were blown away by their talent and great set lists. People had fun and for us that was all that mattered, New Soul Duo made that happen. They are really nice guys, easy to deal with And made life easier for us. I would recommend them to anyone for any event. You will NOT be disappointed.

    New Soul Duo's reply:

    Hi Angie,
    Thank you so much for taking the time to do a review on us. We had a great time performing for you and your group. We still talk about the dancing dinosaurs. Ha Ha!!! We hope to see you out at one of our public shows in the near future. All good things. NSD
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    Chelsy S. Married on 14/08/2021
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    Great Wedding Entertainment

    We had New Soul Duo and DJ Yaya take care of all our audio on our wedding day. They brought all their own equipment, set up well in advance, and ran all the music and microphones from the ceremony through to the reception. It all went flawlessly, they were even able to hook a speaker up to our laptop setup to get audio for some video we wanted played.

    And of course the dance! They are a two piece band who plays a really enjoyable mix of cover music of all genres. They can learn pretty much any song you want them to if you wanted something special for a dance for example, but we just had them do "dealers choice" and it was so good. While the band plays, DJ Yaya acts as hype woman and keeps everyone dancing, and during band breaks she plays DJ sets. It's really the best of both worlds between band and DJ. We didn't have to think about anything on the day with the music thanks to NSD and DJ Yaya. Thank you!

    New Soul Duo's reply:

    Hello Chelsy! Thank you kindly for your lovely review. We are so happy to have been part of your big day! You and your guests were very welcoming and absolutely a delight to entertain! We wish you and your husband all the best and hope we see you both again one day! Much love, NSD & DJ Yaya
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    Corinne D. Married on 30/05/2019
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    The BEST Wedding Entertainers

    NSD was phenomenal! We had lots of fun with them, and our reception was so memorable because of their great talent and contagious energy that kept our guests (and myself) dancing all night long. Despite the space provided to them being quite small, they managed to pull it off and performed like they had all the space in the world. My guests were so impressed with them! They're very accommodating with my specific playlist request and I'm so happy we hired NSD for our wedding. Wouldn't have had it any other way! Thanks a lot, DJ Yaya, Vance and Tony!

    New Soul Duo's reply:

    Hi Corinne and Mark! Thank you so much for your kind review. We had a fantastic time at your wedding, and it was absolutely beautiful! We won’t forget the beautifully choreographed dance to “Dahil Sayo” either! We hope you two are doing well and maybe we will see you again someday, at one of our gigs perhaps? All the best! - New Soul Duo & DJ Yaya
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    Sabrina Married on 01/07/2018
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    A Wedding People Will Keep Talking About

    Thanks to New Duo Soul our guests will never forget our wedding. Song after song after song they had everyone on the dance floor. They played all the crowd pleasers, entertained everyone, and were honestly the highlight of the wedding.
    The have an amazing presence, are incredible to work with, and exceeded all expectations!
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    Connor M. Married on 17/02/2018
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    Nothing beats live music!

    These guys bring the party! I hired them to play my wedding after I saw them tear the dancefloor up at The Drake in Canmore and the show does travel! They have a massive sound for a 2 piece band and are expertly able to read and work a crowd.

    I think we have come full circle on the DJ vs Band debate, Live music for life!

    New Soul Duo's reply:

    Hi Connor,
    Thank you for the review we really appreciate it. Thanks again for choosing us to be a part of your celebration and we hope to see you guys again. You are right and we hear it often people are very happy those chose us over a DJ.
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    Candice M. Married on 18/11/2017
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    Anthony and Vance were the perfect choice for our wedding reception! Not only are they delightful to work with, they are also extremely talented. They offer an amazing variety of music and were exceptional at getting the crowd involved, and making sure we had the most fun party possible. I estimate at least a third of my guests asked about them and commented on what an amazing job they did! We also had them sing two songs just for us and they were perfect! Hire these guys if you're looking to host a great event that everyone will remember!!

    New Soul Duo's reply:

    Candace,
    Thank you so much for taking the time to review us here we appreciate it very much. It was nice to see you on the dance floor for our sets. We were your number one fans. Thank you for supporting live music, we wish you all the best and hope to see you down the road.

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