SteelRiver is a Toronto-based group that specializes in creating the perfect soundtrack for your day. Established in 2012, (and 200+ wonderful weddings later) they recognize that no two couples are alike, therefore offering fully customizable a la carte and full day packages to suit your music and sound needs from guest arrival to departure (hint hint: they won't want to leave!).
SteelRiver's founding members are Lauren Roy & Will Mukuna who together have over 20 years of combined experience. They have performed on a number of different stages and events around North America & Europe, recently including Vancouver, LA, Paris & Florence.
Whether you are looking for a rocking party band to keep your guests grooving all night, an acoustic duo to guide them through your cocktail hour or a tasteful and elegant jazz band to create the perfect ambiance as they enjoy dinner, we have the team and experience to customize your own unique package.
A la Carte & Full Day Package Offerings Include:
Instrumental duo, instrumental trio, soloist/vocalist, instrumental solo
Saxophone, guitar, drums, violin, trumpet, piano
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Victoria Gu, Married on 02/09/2018
A must have at your wedding!
SteelRiver and Southbound Soul were such a joy to have at our wedding! Lauren Roy was extremely professional, organized and delightful to work with from start to finish. We had SteelRiver perform during cocktail hour and Southbound Soul bring out the party after dinner. Many of our guests complimented on the live band's performance and the energy they brought to the wedding. We only wished we could have been present to enjoy the cocktail hour music more ourselves! Lauren Roy has an infectious enthusiasm and warm personality that can clearly be heard in her singing. She even learned a new song for us upon request which was performed as the last song. What a way perfect way to finish the night!
Michael W, Married on 02/12/2017
We really wanted a live band at our wedding and as soon as we met Lauren and her band, SteelRiver Duo, we immediately knew we found the perfect band for our wedding!
Upon our first meeting with Lauren, we had a vague idea of what we wanted for our music selection but we were still unsure about a lot of song choices for our ceremony and first dances. Lauren was so helpful and guided us along the way giving us a list of songs she commonly uses and helped pick perfect selection of music for our particular venue and even special moments. Lauren even had phone conferences with us and our officiant to make sure our music selections ran smoothly. Lauren learned what our personalities and visions were and knew how to guide us to match the music. She was by our side all the way.
The day of our wedding, we did not have a designated coordinator and Lauren gladly stepped in, and supported us throughout the entire event. She helped time the procession, supported and worked with the MC when to make announcements, including making them herself during our reception, and through her music, she was able to make smooth transitions throughout the night that made our event flow from beginning to end.
Lauren and Will have such a beautiful sound and know how to play music in such a way that makes it truly their own style. They play various styles that grabs the attention of everyone. All of our guests truly enjoyed hearing Lauren's music and many of them are still asking us about her to possibly use at their future events!
To sum up, you will not be disappointed with Lauren.
Amy & Stephen, Married on 16/09/2017
Best wedding music experience - BOOK IF YOU CAN!
Lauren’s angelic voice was the perfect addition to our wedding day. Her incredibly sweet and warm personality made the planning process an absolute breeze. Lauren was so easy to work with: flexible, accommodating and extremely professional. We developed a friendship throughout our time working together and it made it that much more special to have SteelRiver Duo and Southbound Soul perform on our big day. Lauren shared a genuine excitement for our celebration and we were honoured that she was a part of it.
We had SteelRiver Duo perform for the ceremony and cocktail hour. Their heavenly tunes created a perfect atmosphere for a very sentimental time. I made a special request for an acoustic version of Beyoncé’s “Halo” to be played as I walked down the aisle and I still get chills hearing Lauren’s beautiful voice on our video. She is perfection.
When it came time for the reception, Southbound Soul did NOT disappoint. They kept the dance floor packed all night long! Such natural professionals, they could sense what the crowd was feeling and kept the vibe rolling for hours. It was everything we could’ve hoped for – pure charisma, energy and the ability to keep our guests entertained.
Without a doubt, Lauren and her bands were the perfect music selection. Our expectations were beyond exceeded with their attention to detail, superior entertainment and immaculate vocals. We still get rave reviews from our guests saying they were the best live band they've ever heard at a wedding! People were blown away by the music!
I still wonder how we got so lucky?! If you are fortunate enough to have the opportunity to book SteelRiver Duo and/or Southbound Soul you absolutely MUST!!
Kaitlyn Welch, Married on 15/07/2017
Steel River was an incredible band! They set the mood and atmosphere of the cocktail hour and has my guests dancing all night long! They were super easy to work with! Quick responses backs and took all out requests.
They learned and played our first dance song and it was so special and the highlight of our day.
If you are looking for that wow factor for your guests and to have memorable entertainment this is your band!
I could not imagine my day without them.
Thank you SO much for this amazing feedback! We loved working with you to customize every element of your big day and we had the best time celebrating with you. It was an honour to be a part of it. :)
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Bradley Karelson, Married on 03/06/2017
My wife & I hired Lauren for our wedding in Jordan, ON on June 3rd, 2017. Lauren was an absolute pleasure to work with from start to finish. Among many other highlights, she demonstrated her agility when we discovered an oversight on our end during the rehearsal day before which ended up saving our ceremony!
SteelRiver Duo performed for both our ceremony and cocktail hour -- they proved to be the perfect fit for the tone we set out to create for our guests. Highly recommended.
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