Absolute Entertainment and its band Soulstice is Happy to receive Wedding website Borrowed and Blue's Best of 2017 Award! 

Celebrating 20 Years in Business: Absolute Entertainment

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To run a successful business takes lots of hard work, dedication and, of course, satisfied customers and that’s exactly what Chris and Vicky Speer have been doing for 20 years. Not only have their clients been satisfied, but they have been absolutely thrilled with their level of expertise and service!

Located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Absolute Entertainment has been the trailblazer and top source for musical entertainment in Santa Fe and the surrounding areas — even providing opportunity for other local musicians.

From traditional DJ services and mariachis, to bagpipes and flamenco performers, they do it all! In fact, they even have an amazing band! Chris and Vicky have been performing together in their band Soulstice as long as they have run Absolute Entertainment.

Along with wedding receptions, this dynamic duo also provides entertainment for ceremonies, rehearsal dinners, as well as private and corporate events, to include Merrill Lynch, Microsoft, Southwest Airlines and many more.

At a milestone where others might plateau, Chris and Vicky only get better! They always go above and beyond, exceeding the expectations of their clients and there is no sign of slowing down! It’s no wonder why clients flock to them for entertainment services — they’re not just great people, they’re also extremely successful and talented!

If you’re planning a wedding or special event, celebrate with Absolute Entertainment. With dedication to personal service and detailed planning no two events are alike and they are certain to make your event unforgettable!

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We have always loved creating great events – lifting people’s spirits through music and dancing, bringing people together, experiencing joy, celebrating with friends and family. When we are part of someone’s wedding we are privileged to be part of one of the most important events in their life and we take that client’s trust very seriously.

— Chris and Vicky Speer

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Celebrating 20 years in business with Absolute Entertainment!

Congratulations, Chris and Vicky! We can’t wait to see what you do in the next 20 years!

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5/7/2016
Thank you letter from a very happy and fairytale-gorgeous bride, Kelsey Otts, for whom Absolute Entertainment provided the Cielo String Duo, Mariachi Azteca and the band Soulstice, at La Fonda's La Terraza room. 
"Vicky, thank you so much for being a part of our wedding. All of the music was amazing. I was so incredibly happy. People are still talking about SOULSTICE. everyone had so much fun. 
Also, thank you for being there through every step of my planning process.
Lots of love!
Kelsey.'

11/21/2015 - Soulstice played the beautiful wedding reception of Sarah D. Arter and Edward Moses at La Fonda's La Terrazza Room. Harpist Davis Ponder played the Ceremony- booked by Absolute Entertainment, who also provided ceremony sound in the Santa Fe Room. 
We received this wonderful FB post on11/27 - Thanks Carol! 
"I am so overwhelmed with gratitude for this band. They made my daughter's wedding reception the best ever on the BEST DAY EVER. Their presentation is perfection! Music is tasteful and timely. We had guest from the ages of 3 to 89 and everyone had wonderful time either listening to or dancing to Soulstice. I will never hire any other band! Having Soulstice at your party is a must."
Carol Drushel Arter - Mother of the Bride.

An email from the Mother of the Bride, a few days after a wonderful Wedding Ceremony and Reception for Melissa and Brian McNally on 6/27/15 at the lovely La Fonda Hotel's La Terrazza ballroom and terrace, played by Soulstice - a  fabulous celebration with dancing all night:
 
"Vicky,
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!!  A wonderful time was had by all! You are the consummate professional! Your band is awesome. Thank you for handling the string quartet, loved it and loved that you went above and beyond to make the wedding so special.
You all will always have a special place in our hearts.
If I can write a review somewhere for you please let me know. You guys are the best!!!!
All the best,
Nancy Fulton"  Dallas, Texas

5 Star Review - Highly Recommended

"Vicky and the band Soulstice were exceptional. We had so much fun planning the music with her. She was so warm and welcoming, she took all the stress out of planning the reception. She has done so many weddings that she knew where to send us for everything. I know I couldn't have planned our wedding without her. The music was so good the dance floor stayed absolutely packed until the last song. Thank you Vicky for the amazing experience!"

 

YELP  5 Star Rating

"They ( Soulstice) did my wedding and they did the best job! So worth it! We danced all night and everyone told me how great the music was! Love how they organized everything for me so I didn't have to deal with too much. Thank you for making my wedding soo fun!!"

5 Star Review on Yelp

Wedding Reception at La Posada: 

"Dear Vicky, 
thank you and Soulstice for a wonderful evening at Chris & Lauren's wedding. Special thanks to you for guiding the evening with your vivacious personality. All of our guests have contacted us with what an incredible time they had.
Best wishes,
Dan and Anne Leonard.
P.S. If future clients need a recommendation - call us!"

Wonderful Wedding Reception at La Posada: 
"Dear Vicky, 
thank you and Soulstice for a wonderful evening at Chris & Lauren's wedding. Special thanks to you for guiding the evening with your vivacious personality. All of our guests have contacted us with what an incredible time they had.
Best wishes,
Dan and Anne Leonard.
P.S. If future clients need a recommendation - call us!"

Feed back from Soulstice's all 60's Birthday Party dance bash held at  La Posada hotel, from the birthday girl Robin Hendricksen:
"Vicky,

You and the band were sensational. The music was incredible and every song was exactly what I wanted for a 60's party theme. Loved the way you all came dressed for for the event. Everyone at the party danced the night away and raved about the band. Thanks so much for making my party a huge success!

Robin"

" Vicky, 
Jason and I cannot thank you enough for the amazing job you and your band SOULSTICE did at our wedding last weekend. ( 9/21/ 13 - Bishops Lodge) Not only was the music great, but Vicky, you were awesome! You kept things moving and organized AND the atmosphere light!! We had such a great night!!! Thank You! 
Laura and Jason Carter. "

8/31/2013 - Another AWESOME Soulstice gig! At La Posada - the wedding of Erik Putkonen and his beautiful bride Kim. Dancing all night and lots of great compliments. Here's what the bride had to say about Soulstice and our MC and lead singer Vicky 's performance: 
" Vicky,
YOU ROCKED!! you were so amazing. I can't thank you enough, seriously. You made the whole party. I knew you would. 
I had the time of my life "

 

4/20/2013 - SOULSTICE played for the Santa Fe Girls's School Fundraiser.
 Here was the feedback from Sandy the organizer:
"There is NOTHING we would change about the evening regarding  Soulstice's involvement. The band was simply amazing. Nobody could stop talking about it.
Thank you for making it what it was."
 Thanks for all your great playing and singing everyone!

 Santa Fe Girl's School Fundraiser

4/20/2013 - SOULSTICE played for the Santa Fe Girls's School Fundraiser at the Farmer's Market. Local celebrity actress Ali MacGraw spoke. People danced all night crowding the dance floor. There was lots of applause and compliments. Here was the feedback from Sandy the organizer:
"There is NOTHING we would change about the evening regarding  Soulstice's involvement. The band was simply amazing. Nobody could stop talking about it.Thank you for making it what it was." Thanks for all your great playing and singing everyone!

"Soulstice is absolutely the best- everyone, and I mean everyone, who attended the annual New Mexico Children's Fundraiser, LOVED the band. Soooooooo many people hit the dance floor - big time.... I would definitely like to have you back. I don't think there is another band that compares.

 Sincerely Linda. ROCK ON!"

 

We have just been informed by  New Mexico's "A Perfect Wedding Guide "2012, that Soulstice won Best Band for Weddings and Events in New Mexico. Soulstice won by a landslide!  The Guide ran its annual voting by brides only for their favorite vendors - so our thanks to all the brides who voted for us!  

"Hello Vicky,

Yes I did vote for Soulstice as Best Wedding band. We are doing well and staying busy. We think about you a lot and can't believe it will be a year since our wedding.

Did you know there are lots of people( friends and family) who went to the wedding who are still talking about it! Thank you again so much for being part of our special day, we did not just have a great band, but we made new friends for life!! Hope to get together one day, will have to plan. So once again cheers to the great band Soulstice!! I will work on emailing you some pictures that I keep promising you. Thanks again Vicky and good luck!!!!!!!!!!!

Cynthia Crouch"

"Dear Vicky,
 
Thank you for all you did to make Amanda and Bart's reception and dinner a success.  Soulstice was wonderful.  Everyone commented on how much they enjoyed the music, and your personality was perfect.  Earl and I felt confident with you there to help us through the reception and meal.  If you looked around toward the end, people were sitting there singing along with the band.  We would recommend you to anyone.
 
Have a great day!
 
Sincerely,
Earl and Sue Hudgins" 

Dear Vicky,
 
Thank you for all you did to make Amanda and Bart's reception and dinner a success.  Soulstice was wonderful.  Everyone commented on how much they enjoyed the music, and your personality was perfect.  Earl and I felt confident with you there to help us through the reception and meal.  If you looked around toward the end, people were sitting there singing along with the band.  We would recommend you to anyone.
 
Have a great day!
 
Sincerely,
Earl and Sue Hudgins 

SOULSTICE plays a lovely Wedding reception at the San Juan Winery:

"Cindy and Eric Ketcham believe  SOULSTICE rocked the vineyard! And yes you were appreciated. Thanks for letting Eric join you in "Crazy Love" and Robert in "Old time Rock and Roll". 

"My husband and I are from Texas and got married on 5/5/12 in Santa Fe, we had the privilege of having Soulstice play at our wedding!! I am one of the most blessed women because I had the perfect wedding and that would not have been possible with out Vicky and her amazing band. Vicky took the time to learn a song for me so I could sing to my mother, that was one the highlights of our wedding and something my mom will always remember. If you are looking for someone for your special day, Soulstice is the only way to go!! Thank you guys so much, you guys rock!! Eliza Park: "

LETTER FROM A HAPPY BRIDE: " Vicky, How can I begin to thank you? People kept telling me there is no such thing as a perfect wedding but I can honestly say " I had the PERFECT wedding," and you has a huge hand in that.
I didn't realize when we hired you that we hired a guardian angel who watched over our entire wedding.
From the String Quartet to the Mariachis to SOULSTICE' s reception music, everything ran smoothly.You not only did all that but you took the time to help me honor my mother with a song!
We will forever be grateful to you and your amazing band for giving us our perfect Wedding! XOXO Ilsun and Liza."

WEDDING AT LOS POBLANOS

"Thanks Christopher, it was a lovely wedding and would not have been the same without the ambiance the music Soulstice created. Thank you again for a job well done.

 Best, Amy."

 

WEDDING AT LOS POBLANOS

" Really special music- thanks, Paul."

"Thank you to SOULSTICE for helping us celebrate Lisa and Sam's wedding. 

Your music brought us familiar songs and Lisa and Sam's favorite choices. 

As evidenced by the photos taken during the festivities everyone was partying. The dinner music and emceeing were also great.

Regards, Marilyn, Paul, Lisa and Sam."

SOULSTICE NEW YEARS EVE PARTY

La Posada

"Dear Vicky,You have got one fabulous voice!! You all did such a great job. It was perfect! I can't believe how much people danced...my feet were throbbing all night but it was worth it. Thank you so much. It was such a pleasure working with and finally meeting you and I can't wait to plan something with you again. Please extend my thanks to everyone in the band. They really did a fabulous job and made the party a HUGE success. How late did things go? We finally left about 11:15 as I had no voice left!

 Happy, Happy New Year.

 Hugs, Donna"

SOULSTICE NEW YEARS EVE PARTY !                                                                                            

"Dear Vicky,                                                                                                

You were wonderful, and everyone agrees!

Thank you so much, and Happy New Year to you all.            

Yours,  Joe."                                                                                           Joseph Illick                                                                                               Executive and Artistic Director                                                                   Santa Fe Concert Association

WEDDING RECEPTION @ ELDORADO HOTEL

Vicky, We would like to let you know that you and your band were GREAT!

Everyone is still talking aboiut it!!

The Ceremony, Receptoon and Dance PERFECT!

Thank you once again for being a part of our very special day!

Larry and Cynthia Crouch.

P.S. If you are palying somewhere we can listen and dance to your music

please let us know.

Soulstice News:10/15/11

Fabulous party for St. Vincent's Hospital Gala - event was sold out- 465 guests, the dance floor was packed all night, comedian Henry Cho was hilarious, Soulstice played 2 completely different sets: slow dinner Classic American song book / Sinatra. Ella Fitgerald, plus current singer songwriter, and rocking dance set from Motown to rock to Michael Jackson, to Current dance Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga - no other band in NM.  plays the range Soulstice's  music.

Soulstice has 2 female and 2 male singers and had a horn section for this gig.

Hospital matched a big donation and together made 1 million dollars!

WEDDING RECEPTION at  ENCANTADO HOTEL


"Vicky and Chris,

We - along with our guests - really enjoyed Soulstice and the interactive events with the guests throughout the night.

There is a reason you came so highly recommended and are so well known in the Santa Fe area. Thanks again!

Sincerely, Jill & Sean Sanford.  

 

"Vicky & Chris,

Thank you so much for doing our wedding at Bishop's Lodge on October 22, 2011.  I know there were not that many people, put you got everyone "into party mood".  The night was perfect, from there outstanding job at the ceremony to the reception!!!  Thanks again.

Robert & Teresa Bowling"

 

 

NM CHILDREN'S FOUNDATION

Dear Vicky and members of SOULSTICE,

Thank you so much for the fabulous music and entertainment that Soulstice provided for our Dancing Stars Gala.

 The event was a big success and we really appreciate the difference that having a great band made for our event. The music was wonderful and everyone commented on how much they enjoyed Soulstice.

The willingness of the group to improvise with JOHNNY RIVERS resulted in a sensational performance.

On behalf of the Board of Directors, thank you!

 Best wishes,

 Carol Robertson Lopez

 Executive Director.  

MICHAEL'S NATUROPATHIC PROGRAMS

Dear Vicky and Soulstice,

 Your participation made the party an absolute success! You getting everybody involved, getting them out of their chairs and onto the dance floor was phenominal. Your energy, your attitude.... should I ever host another event here, trust me you would be the first...

In fact, I wish you guys lived in Las Vegas or Anaheim Ca. where our next trade show is, I would gladly have you people entertain our staff and my customers.

Thank you very much,

Michael Schwartz, President.

 

SOULSTICE WEDDING at ENCANTADO
"Thank you so much!  We had an amazing time!  You guys were AWESOME!
 
I really appreciate you indulging us and letting Bruce sing Gloria with you guys.  I am not sure you've ever done that before - but we remember it as one of the highlights!!
 
You really helped make our wedding everything we hoped it would be!
 
Thanks again, and I hope you have a wonderful rest of the year!!
 
Sincerely, Erin Ollendike"

WEDDING at HOTEL ALBUQUERQUE

" I need to thank you again for the wonderful music you brought to my daughter's wedding: the strings playing for the Ceremony were perfect; the Cuban music of Savor was great; the final DJ after party was ideal; but my greatest accolades must go to SOULSTICE led by Vicky, who played for 3 hours non-stop bringing guests of all ages to the dance floor. My daughter the bride, who initially wanted only a DJ actually ,on her own, came up to me and said she was wrong, that the live music of SOULSTICE was great. 

I thank you again for everything you did to make Samantha and Tim's wedding even more memorable.

 Sharlene Stein."

 (Vicky with our sister company- Absolute Entertainment- booked the additional music for this wedding. The custom DJ after party is part of Soulstice's usual package. )  

WEDDING At BISHOPS LODGE

"I haven't had a minute to call you and let you know how much everyone loved the band and the party!!  People raved!  One friend said if they could afford to fly you to Portland for their daughter's wedding next year they would, and everyone we talked to during the evening said the music was wonderful and they thought you were the most talented MC they'd ever heard!  One of our guests said she hadn't seen her husband dance in twenty years but there he was, out there, dancing his heart out.  The band gave the party a luxurious feel.

 So thanks for everything. Doris L. "


ELDORADO HOTEL- NEW YEARS EVE PARTY

from the Eldorado Feedback  Hotel about Soulstice

and the New Year's Eve celebration:

"New Years Eve was beyond our expectations...

business was clearly more than we expected.

Thanks for your help in making it so grand!"


WEDDING @ ENCANTADO SF

"Hey Vicky,
I just wanted to thank you again for all that you did to make my wedding the most wonderful day of my life. All of the music was perfect.
The ceremony was incredible and  Soulstice was just amazing. We had the best time dancing and I don’t think there are many other bands that could have gotten everyone up and into the dancing as well and as quickly as you guys did. And of course I loved the post band DJ dance party. That was awesome. And last but not least, I really appreciate you working to make the Lady Gaga bit such a success!! 
 
I really appreciate all your hard work and if I can ever serve as a reference, I would be more than happy to. Have a wonderful holiday season and thank you again for helping make my wedding so incredibly special.  
 
Alison Nina B."


"Thank you for the wonderful job you did with the music. The group for the ceremony was perfect and did an excellent job.

And your band Soulstice was so very good.

But the very best part of all of it was you Vicky. This is my fourth daughter to get married and we had a great band for the other three, but you managed to get everyone involved from the beginning in the celebration. You had told us you would do this but I had no idea how. You are masterful.

My friends ask me if I am relieved that the wedding is over and I tell them no. I had so much fun!! Thank you for a great celebration.

Ellen Brown"

 

Great Birthday Party!

'Vicky-- Your band is amazing. Our paths will definitely cross again-- at our next party!


Chris, The calls we've received about the party have been amazing, mostly due to Soulstice's music!"

Warm regards- Marcia

WEDDING AT LA FONDA

" We had a wonderful experience with the marriage of our daughter in Santa Fe... from the classical guitarist to the String quartet to La Marcha with the Mariachis to the great supper and dance music of Soulstice, you and your team did it all. Vicky, you were the consumate MC, the the interactive table singing was a lot of fun to get everyone in the mood to party.

You did a great job and working with your company, Absolute Entertainment, gave us seamless coveragewitha great sound that met all our musical needs. You made us look good. We now understand why couples change their wedding dates to make sure that they can get their music from Absolute Entertainment. All your musicians and Soulstice did a great job, absolutely!!!!

 Thanks for your enthusiasm, high energy and professionalism. Our guests said that the wedding was "the best ever".

 Sincerely,

 Dr. and Mrs. Francis T Greene. "

 

Vicky & Chris,
 
In Texas, we are fond of saying:  “The Bigger, The Better”! & “ Everything is Bigger in Texas”!  We are going to make an exception to this statement.  When in Santa Fe..NOTHING IS BIGGER, BADDER, BOSSER  THAN ….SOULSTICE !!!!!!
 
From the moment of leaving the ceremony @ the Loretto Chapel to entering the reception, the party was on!!!!! With Vicky as the Ringleader, Chris & Band as “the Pips”, how could you not have the most memorable evening and wedding of a lifetime??
 
Who else could pull off playing:  “ Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens”? to sweet love songs, and sassy Latin music, incorporating all different music requests and tastes?
 
Vicky, your flair and inimitable style set the tone for an evening of fun, laughter, & dancing ….    Did I mention???? DANCING!!!!
 
We are still grinning and laughing, replaying the events of the evening.  The New York clan & Texas gang  all exclaimed (in different accents!):  “This was the greatest, most fun wedding ever!”
 
Thank ya’ll  (Texas speak) for making, my daughter, Michael’s  & Nick’s wedding day one of the most memorable of their lives.
 
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
 
Dorsi Faulkner

 

Vicky -
 
PERFECT!!!  … was the word we heard most often during the reception.
And it was.
From the introduction of the newlyweds to their grand exit you kept the reception active, interesting and fun.
 
As parents of the bride and hosts we most appreciated your awareness and ability to play music from the various regions and cultures represented in the wedding party. All the musical preferences were covered and everyone was able to dance to one of their favorites.
 
The creative ways you engaged the room and encouraged everyone to participate - very entertaining – so many personalities on display and many wonderful memories.
We are still laughing at some of the unexpected events and responses from our guests…
 
Overheard a guest observe… “Too much fun! The best wedding I have ever attended!”
We agree – a very memorable reception.
We will relive and laugh with our family and friends for years to come.
 
Thank you!
Von  Faulkner
Austin TX


 

" Hi Vicky,

Wow, what a wedding and party!!

Thanks for all of your direction, arranging, and getting people involved.

It does certainly work. We are so happy with our wedding. It was about as perfect as we could ask for.

Please tell the band how much dancin' fun we all had, especially me!!
Cheers, Lesley Olsher."

Home of Black Dahlia Music Audiophile - quality CDs and Vinyl.

 

Hi Vicky and Chris,
 
Russ and I just wanted to say thank you so much for the wonderful job you did at our wedding. It was so beautiful and you had an amazing way of keeping everything rolling smoothly and creating a fun party for everyone. We can honestly say that was our dream wedding day, thank you for helping to make it so special. It was a real pleasure to work with you.
 
Dahlia & Russ

 

 

WEDDING IN SANTA FE, Plaza Mercado Reception & Event Room

"Vicky & Chris,

Eduardo & I cannot tell you how much you and your wonderful band helped our wedding reception be one of the highlights of our wedding weekend party. Since we had to set all of this up over the phone we were a little nervous that it would not be done as we were promised. We should have saved ourselves all that worrying because not only did you meet our expectations you added so much more with your suggestions and additions. You are all awesome! Any of those who want the best cannot do better than having Soulstice!!

With much appreciation, Eduardo & Paula Rodriguez"

WEDDING at La Posada

" Vicky and Chris,

Chris and I can't thank you enough for our magical wedding. Soulstice really made the night special! Everyone loved the entertainment and compliments you all on your amazing job. Thank you and all the band for being a part of our dream wedding. It was SO perfect.

Thanks, Allison and Chris Peterson."

WEDDING NEW YEAR'S EVE- PRIVATE RESIDENCE

"Hi Vicky,

I just wanted to say thank you so much for a fantastic New Years Eve! Your band SOULSTICE was amazing, and we got so many great comments about y'all from our guests. It was a pleasure working with you, and I appreciate you making Cliff and I's wedding a memorable night.

Thank you, Katherine"

WEDDING AT The INN & SPA AT LORETTO

"Dear Vicky,

I'm writing to express my sincere gratitude.. for all the work you put into helping us... the amazing music SOULSTICE played... it was beyond our expectations! You had everyone dancing! From our 2 year old nephew to our 87 year old grandmother - who hasn't danced in ten years! - and everyone in between. It was so fun, classy and elegant, everyone commented what an amazing band we had. Vicky I cannot say enough about your music ability, professionalism, sincerity, confidence and knowledge... if it was not for you our reception would not have been as amazing as it was." I would highly recommend Absolute Entertainment and especially Soulstice for any wedding or event.

Thank you again!! Sincerely, Lisa Romero- Paul"

WEDDING ON THE ELDORADO HOTEL, PRESIDENTIAL SUITE ROOFTOP

"Dear Vicky and Chris,

Thank you for making the celebration a real party! Everyone had a wonderful time. Emily and Josh were so pleased. A special thanks for learning the song " More" for my husband and me. It meant a lot. Soulstice is a great band and we enjoyed every minute of it I was having so much fun that I barely ate. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Sincerely, Mary Bee Clark."

WEDDING AT LA POSADA HOTEL

"Vicky, Of course you may use us as a reference.

You were all just amazing.

There was so much talent in the band and never for one second did we have any worries about how we were treated. We thought we knew exactly what to expect but truly you exceeded our expectations in every way.

When you think that we wanted mariachis, your band and a DJ, and that all of that could be provided without a single glitch with just one meeting with you--it's incredible!

Kyle and Justin loved the interaction as they planned the music, and I am so grateful for how all of you honored them and this wonderful occasion. My husband is also going to write you with some comments that hopefully you can use.

Many of our guests asked where on earth we found  Soulstice. They shared our delight in the wonderful addition you were to such a fun time.

I read one time that what people most remember about a wedding are flowers, food and music. Absolute Entertainment provided us with many beautiful memories. My only sadness is that we live too far away to get to spend any time with all of you. Thank you for everything you did. You make me wish I had one more wedding to plan just to get to work with you again.

Karen B. S. Adjunct Professor"

WEDDING AT LA FONDA HOTEL

"Hi Vicky,

I want to express my deep appreciation for your commitment to making Ron and my wedding so very successful! You really walked the talk!

You know, as Ron and I are from Canada and were not terribly familiar with Santa Fe, you took the time to understand what it was that we wanted to accomplish in providing the flavour of Santa Fe to our Canadian and American guests.

As most of our guests had never been to Santa Fe before, you recommended and organized entertainment that simply blew our visitors away!

The Flamenco guitarist, Flamenco dancer and Flamenco lessons on our Friday Night Welcome Dinner was really spectacular! On our wedding day, the guitarists during our ceremony......followed by the "Mariachi surprise" after the ceremony.. ..was perfectly timed and spectacular!

Your band Soulstice,  including the type of music we most appreciate.... while still taking the lead from our guests...was exceptional. Your wonderful musicians and the two lead singers (including yourself) were simply outstanding!

Vicky, you really knew how to work the crowd ! Your experience as an MC and the leader of your group really shone. Your attention to detail... running through the entire events of the evenings with us, while keeping in mind the menus....provided flawless and memorable evenings.

Vicky, you orchestrated every event to make sure that the flow and transitions of entertainers was perfect! While you did ask the right questions of us to begin with, we really had to trust your judgement.....and we are so happy that we did! The results of your hard work and experience have left a lasting impression on Ron and I ....and certainly on all of our guests.

From the bottom of our hearts....Thank you! Can't wait to see the pictures!

Sincerely, Erla and Ron"

WEDDING AT LA POSADA HOTEL

"Music was always a top priority for Jonathan and I as we truly believed that it would set the scene for an amazing event.

The elegent sounds of Sol Y Luna during the ceremony, Mariachis picking things up during cocktail hour and Soulstice packing the dance floor for the entire reception contributed to our wedding being absolutely perfect.

Thanks ! Megan.”

RECENT EMAIL QUOTE FROM A WEDDING PLANNER TO A BRIDE:

“Soulstice is great, they can read the crowd, Vicky has an awesome voice and is very charismatic on stage, people definitely get out and dance.

I personally LOVE when they play Diana Krall and bluesy Jazz music, I had one wedding where they did that and it was incredible. But they play anything really well, I have heard them play everything and I think the hardest thing for my clients has been choosing from their repertoire.

Soulstice is  strong band and have been together a long time, plus they are professional to work with. You can’t go wrong, book ‘em – they book fast.”

WEDDING - La Posada Santa Fe

"Vicky,

Just wanted you to know that the compliments on your band Soulstice at Sarah and Evan's La Posada wedding reception just keep on coming. You guys/girls are great !!!! Probably the most popular part of the evening ( after the open bar ) ! We would recommend Soulstice to anyone. Thanks so very very much for making it such a special evening,

Susan Williams"

Dear Vicky,

Thank you so much for your help with Alexis' song for the Mother/Son dance! We loved every minute of it and it meant so much to me. Thanks for being so accommodating. It was greatly appreciated.

I want you to know how much we enjoyed your music. It was so very much "danceable" as it was able to be enjoyed from our seats when we were conversing with our dining partners.

It is not often today that bands allow us to speak as well as enjoy the dance music! Your choice of music was wonderful and the talent of the band was superb! Thank you for making my son's wedding in Santa Fe such an enjoyable, sophisticated experience.

Now I know why your schedule is so tight. Much future success!

Most Sincerely, Nancy Rich (Westfield, NJ)

MED. SCHOOL GRAD. PARTY - Marriot Pyramid Albuquerque.

" Dear Vicky and SOULSTICE,

You guys were fantastic. Lezlee and I couldn't have been happier with the performance. You really kept the party going and everyone commented on how great you were.

We had so many people ask how we found you and tell us what a wonderful time they had. It can be somewhat stressful to host a large event but the manner in which you interacted with the crowd and made sure everyone was having a great time helped to alleviate the burden from us, allowing us to have a great time as well.

Thank you so much for making it a very special night! We are so glad we found you!"

WEDDING - Bishops Lodge

" Dear Vicky and the rest of SOULSTICE,

We can't thank you enough for making our wedding so wonderful.We had so many people ask if you were also the wedding cordinator because you helped everything run so smoothly.

While we may be slightly biased, we thought it was the most fun wedding we had ever been to.

However, most of our guests and family also mentioned that it was by far the best wedding they had been to. We certainly thought that your presence and the wonderful music is what made it so much fun. We'd love to rave about you to potential clients, so please use us as a reference.

Thank you for everything. Sarah and Ryan H."

CORPORATE PARTY - Tamaya Resort & Hotel, Bernalillo

Played by SOULSTICE for 500 very enthusiastic staff members - the CEO and Controller sat in with the band.

"We do these events regularly at different locations each time. We had more fun with your band than any band we've ever had. Soulstice was wonderful, thank you!

Christine W."

CORPORATE EVENT - Eldorado Hotel

" THE BEST BAND WE'VE HAD IN 20 YEARS" " You got them up to dance...' " It was wonderful... "It made the evening so spcial..."

N.M.CHILDREN'S FOUNDATION FUNDRAISER

The New Mexico Children's Foundation held it's Fundraiser Dinner, Auction and Dance and SOULSTICE was proud to be able to provide the music for the second year. The organising committe had this to say:

"The consensus was The band SOULSTICE was terrific, everyone commented on how much they enjoyed the music and the participation of the dancers was much greater than in the past. We certainly will be in touch next year. Hope that you have a very successful year."

We certainly had a great time playing for the event - it's always rewarding to be able to help our community.

CORPORATE EVENT - La Posada Hotel

" I just wanted to say how much we enjoyed your band SOULSTICE on Tuesday night. What an awesome group you have and the interaction was great."

Shirl S.

SOULSTICE PLAYS FOR THE GOVERNOR

Governor's Mansion Governor of New Mexico, Bill Richardson, personally requested that Soulstice play at a dinner held at the Governor's Mansion on Dec 10th and the band was happy to do so. The event was a dinner for about 180 people who included: businessman Carlos Slim Helu - 3rd wealthiest man in the world, TV newsman Sam Donaldson, Country singer Randy Travis, and several prominent politicians including the Governor of Arizona and Mayors of El Paso, Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Soulstice was well received. The dinner marked the beginning of a three day Conference.

FESTIVE HOLIDAY PARTY!

Private Residence Soulstice was pleased to play for a second year at businessman Peter N 's wonderfully festive holiday party at his Tesuque home on Dec 2nd. So many people attended this year that a tent was added. Soulstice played for 5 hours until the dancers finally had enough! N.M. Governor Bill Richardson enjoyed the band. The party was a festive and generous start to the holiday season, thanks Peter! P.S. Soulstice was pleased to be rebooked for next year's Christmas party the following day.

WEDDING at La Fonda - La Terraza

"Hi Vicky!

I just wanted to drop you a note to thank you and your band SOULSTICE for the fantastic music at our Wedding on November 4th. You all set the tone for a magical evening and I can't describe how much fun everything was!! I had numerous comments from guests about how Soulstice was best wedding band they had ever heard. The table songs were a HUGE hit and helped to create a memorable and joyous occasion for everyone. It was an enourmous weight off my shoulders to know that you were behind the scenes taking care of the evening's timeline. From the first meeting at your home to the very end of that magical evening it was my sincere pleasure working with you. Again, thank you for your planning and attention to detail for our event and for your amazing spirit that really rocked the house!! Take care and I will be sure to refer others to you for their musical needs.

Cheers, Cori M."

SOULSTICE FILMED FOR TV SHOW Inn at Loretto

SOULSTICE was chosen to be filmed  for a program on the STYLE CHANNEL TV show about Destination Weddings, " Married Away". The episode features locations at the Loretto Chapel and The Inn and Spa at Loretto. This makes the second time SOULSTICE has been filmed for a TV show. The first was a wedding last year for film producer Harvey Weinstein's family for a Tom Brokaw segment on DATELINE NBC which was filmed at the Tamaya Hotel in Bernalillo.

SOULSTICE AND ABSOLUTE DJ WEDDING

Inn at Loretto

"Hi Vicky,

Thank you, Mike & I are doing great & are enjoying reliving all the wonderful moments of our Santa Fe wedding. The part that we liked the most from the entertainment was the interaction you did with the guests at the beginning of the evening. I think everyone enjoyed feeling as if they were a part of the entertainment etc. My dad & I thought that "The Rose" was performed wonderfully by Soulstice. Also, the DJ did a great job.

Thanks again, Sandy"

CORPORATE ANNUAL PARTY- Eldorado Hotel

" Thank you! The band was awesome! Our best party ever, Debby"

WEDDING- Bishops Lodge

" Vicky, Wow ! What a wonderful night ! You promised to have everyone on the dance floor and knowing our crowd I thought you would be wrong but I was ! The biggest hit was the dance to find who had been married the longest. Everyone keeps mentioning how wonderful you all were and how much fun they had. Thank you for being part of our special day. You guys did an amazing job and if you are ever in Chatsworth give us a call ! Thank you so much!

Love, Shannon and Quentin W."

WEDDING

"Vicky: tell Chris and the band they were all that we dreamed of, and having you as leader was the best!

Thanks again for everything, Karen and Bobby"

FUNDRAISER- Eldorado Hotel

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

 " Despite the wide range of ages of our attendees, Soulstice kept them rocking all night long, It was amazing. Thank you so much."

WEDDING - La Posada

" Dear Vicky and crew, Tyler and I wanted to thank all of you for the AWESOME time at our reception. I still have people tell me it was the best wedding they have been to. Everything was great! Thank you for a waonderful time.

Warm regards, Kim & Tyler F. "

REUNION - La Fonda Hotel

"Dear Chris & Vicky,

You and your band were absolutely wonderful Saturday night! The 293 attendees at the West Point Class of 1958 Reunion will be talking about Saturday night’s party for all of the years to come. Vicky, you definitely had the pulse of your audience. People were on the dance floor with your first number and it was filled until your last. There were smiles and laughter through out the night—and I saw tears during your closing number of “ Army Blue.” My sincere thanks to both of you – and to the members of your group -- for a very, very memorable evening.

Sincerely yours, Tom. "

WEDDING- Inn at Loretto

“Vicky, I just want to thank you so very much for making our reception fantastic! I can't tell you how many compliments I received on you, the band, and how well you kept the party going. Everyone loved your twist on the clinking of the glasses, the dance where we learn who has been married the longest, and the all- boys dance! Classically wonderful! I also received a million compliments on the Damien Rice song ( the bride and groom's first dance song was Damien Rice's " The Blower's Daughter" ) - my younger brother said Matt sounded just like Damien Rice! I appreciate all that you did to make that day even more perfect, and it was fabulous working with you to put the whole event together.

Thank you so very, very much! Sarah”

WEDDING - Inn at Loretto

"Vicky, It was such a wonderful event. You guys were awesome!! It was very impressive how you kept the guests engaged at all times. You were right about the table singing for bride and groom to kiss. I really enjoyed that as I know everyone else did as well. I love when you pulled out all the women on the dance floor.....then all the guys. I laughed so hard!! I had soooo many compliments on you and the band. People loved you guys. I have been getting letters and emails reading how much fun people had at the reception. It is kind of a blur to me now, but there seemed to have been alot of fun had by all. I cannot thank you enough. People did not want the music to end. I appreciate the extra DJ music. Again, I was much impressed with your talent and enthusiasm.

Thank you for such a wonderful reception! Yvonne"

WEDDING - Bishops Lodge

"Vicky and Chris,

Thank you so much for a beautiful wedding ceremony and reception. You guys were perfect!! Chas and I loved every bit of it and so did everyone else.

Thanks again. Love, Lindsey"

WEDDING - Inn at Loretto

"Vicky and Soulstice,

Thank you a million times. I cannot even begin to express how thankful I am to have had you a part of our wedding. From the first moment I met you, I was at ease with this phase of the wedding planning. This was huge as we were planning our "big day" from Texas. I had gotten a great feeling that Soulstice would be amazing but you far exceeded my expectations! I have gotten countless compliments from our guests saying it was "the most fun they have ever had at a wedding". Thank you for your energy and for making mine and Andrew's wedding a night we and all of our guests shall not forget.

Thanks again, Mysti N. S."

" Vicky, Hello! Thank you so much for the AMAZING reception! You did a FABULOUS JOB! Pleae let me know if you have a reference list you can put me on to be contacted by people so I can brag about you... or if you would like a glowing letter to add to your reference sheet. YOU were right, your group SOULSTICE made our reception so much fun. Thank you again for everything, Beth "

WEDDING - Inn at Loretto

" Hi Vicky, I cannot thank you enough for everything - the music throughout the event was certainly one of the highlights and definitely one of the most memorable parts of our wedding experience.

Sincerely, Erinn"

WEDDING - Inn at Loretto

"SOULSTICE, Your performance at our wedding was amazing. Friends and family continue to rave about not only how well you played, but how well you were able to gauge the flow and keep people engaged from the first dance to the last one. People were dancing and smiling all night long. Aside from the reception, I also want to thank you Vicky for your help with the rehearsal and actual ceremony. You helped decrease my stress tremendously and were wonderful at cue-ing people for the processional.

Warmly, Naomi & Paul."

WEDDING - La Posada

"Dear Vicky, Thank you so much to you and the other performers for making Jennifer and Peter's wedding reception such a memorable event. Soulstice is absolutely fabulous entertainment. Sincerely, Maria" ( mother of the bride )

WEDDING - Bishops Lodge

“ Dear Vicky & Chris and the rest of your fabulous musicians! Thank you so incredibly much for making our wedding a smashing success. From beginning to end, SOULSTICE, ( and especially Vicky! ) made our wedding day flow perfectly, logically and enthusiastically. Even before the wedding day, when we had our planning meetings, we felt completely at ease that all things musical would go off without a hitch. It only got better from there. The musicians for the ceremony and cocktails were talented, involved and professional - and SOULSTICE!.....I don’t even know where to begin! You were fantastic! You got everybody dancing- and I mean everybody - and kept them there all night. Even my husband’s grandmother was on the floor! Everyone from 7 to 77 got out there. On top of the fabulous music, Vicky’s emceeing talents truly put everyone at ease, helped the guests to participate in the festivities and generally kept the good mood going all night. Thank you, thank you, thank you, - a million times thank you. Our wedding simply would not have been the same without you.

Yours affectionately, Lisa and Andy ” London, England. ( Wedding held in Santa Fe N.M. )

WEDDING - Loretto Hotel

" Dear Vicky and Chris & Soulstice,

I can't thank you enough for making Allison and Cullen's wedding a success. You even got Cullen on the dance floor! Everyone raved about the great band and the music. It was a magical evening capped by the falling snow. We will have memories for years to come and you and your band helped make everything perfect.

Sincerely, Cindy."

WEDDING - Bishops Lodge

"Soulstice is a great band and they really connected with our guests. What impressed me most however was their professionism. They know what to do and how to do it and for a bride with a thousand things going on they are a pleasure to deal with."

Rebecca N.

WEDDING

"Dear Vicky and Chris,

We would like you to know how wonderful you and your band were for our wedding. You contributed so much to making it a special, memorable event. What really stands out for us was your extensive experience specifically with weddings. Because of your experience, you knew how to plan and implement a great program for the evening. You knew just the components that would make the evening go smoothly and allow everyone to have a great time, from the way that you announced the introduction and first dance to the way that you coordinated the toasts. You personally have great style and composure and related very well to the group. One of our favorite parts was the “love songs”. You did a great job involving everyone and every table enjoyed doing a song. The other exceptional aspect of the evening was how people of all ages got on the dance floor and really enjoyed themselves. Your music selection and wonderfully talented band inspired all of the guests to get up and have a great time dancing. We received many compliments of “great band” or “one of the best wedding bands ever”. Your selection of songs was appropriate, fun, and great for all generations. We appreciated your flexibility adding our friend Ben’s song to the line up during the reception. It also meant so much to us that you learned our first dance song. It sounded beautiful and the timing was right on with our dance.

Thank you very much. Christina and Hans-Peter

FUNDRAISER - Scottish Rite Temple

"Dear Chris & Vicky, Glamour & Gauze was a complete success. We sold out! And, had a sellout silent and live auction all of which netted the Hospital Foundation over $90,000 for the pediatric area of the new Emergency Department expansion and renovation. Our guests loved your music -- obvious from the number of people crowding the dance floor-- some of them staying till the last note was played. I believe we plan to continue the dinner/dance combination as a fundraisier and hope you and your band will be available. Thank you for helping us put on a fun evening for our guests.

Maura Rieland St. Vincent Hospital Foundation Annual Giving Coordinator"

WEDDING - La Posada

"Dear Vicky and Chris,

I just wanted to tell you thank you so much for making my wedding reception so fun. You and your band are so professional and fun! You really know how to get the crowd going. Everyone I have talked to from the wedding has told me that was the best wedding ever! I know a lot of it has to do with Soulstice and the fantastic job you guys did. Kelly and I had such a great time, I did not want to leave! If I ever have to plan another event in Santa Fe I would love for you guys to perform. Anyway, thank you again for everything. I really appreciate everything.

Best regards, Jacee"

WEDDING - Bishops Lodge

"OH, OH, OH WHAT FUN THAT WAS! The Wolf wedding at Bishop's Lodge Oct. 23 was the best party of the year due to the warm, fun-loving spirit of your band! The band had youngsters ages 8-89 having a ball on the dance floor! Thank you so very much!!! My cousins from Texas will be talking about it for years! Who knows how many more weddings in Santa Fe will come out of that great evening!

Patty T."

WEDDING - Bishops Lodge

phone call we received: “ Hi Vicky, This is Pam calling. I definitely wanted to get a hold of you and wish you all sorts of good things before I head off on my honeymoon with Brian. You did an absolutely marvelous job and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for pulling together all that you did. Your talent and leadership qualities really were a strong part of why everything was so successful for our wedding. Anyway, my love to you and thank you so much—we’ll definitely be sharing pictures and videos with you. Big, big hugs to you, Chris and your entire band.” ABSOLUTE ENTERTAINMENT PROVIDED PLANNING & COORDINATION FOR; AN ELABORATE OUTDOOR WEDDING CEREMONY IN WHICH THE GROOM ARRIVED ON HORSEBACK, DESIGNED & DJ’d THE CEREMONY MUSIC, PROVIDED MARIACHI’S AND THEN OUR HOUSE BAND “SOULSTICE” PLAYED DINNER AND DANCE MUSIC FOR THE RECEPTION’S GREAT PARTY.

WEDDING ANNIVERSARY - Loretto Hotel

“ Dear Chris, I cannot tell you how much we appreciated and enjoyed your band at my parents wedding anniversary. There is not one thing I can think of that would have made it better. I loved the interaction with the guests, and each table singing a love song and watching my parents kiss……. all of it was wonderful! Thank you so much. You truly are the best band in Santa Fe. My family loved you so much that I will not be surprised to see you again at our next family function.

Barbara Rodriguez”

FUNDRAISER - Eldorada Hotel

“Vicky & Chris, J

ust a note to say thank you for a job well done . As you probably noticed every one had a great time dancing. My only regret is that we did not have more time to dance. Your group was entirely professional and a delight to work with. I will not be in charge of this particular event next year but I will recommend getting the date to you in order to pencil us in. Thank you for your part in making Santa Fe prep’s Gala a huge success and a fun party.

Sincerely, Denise”

WEDDING - Loretto Hotel

“ Chris, SOULSTICE was absolutely fantastic. Please put us on your reference list,

Thanks, John Crawford

FUNDRAISER - Eldorado Hotel

" Dear Vicky & Chris,

I was so impressed with the quality and diversity of the music, how well you worked the crowd, and the excitement level that you maintained in the room. It was so much fun to see teenagers dancing next to seniors and that the energy level of the room was " over the top! " Everyone praised your performance. That was the largest number of people dancing at our event in the 12 years since we started.

Thanks again, so very much." Timothy. Entertainment Chair Person, Aid & Comfort Annual fundraising committee

( with over 2000 total in attendance, SOULSTICE packed the Eldorado Hotel ballroom to capacity with cheering, applauding dancers for over 2 hours)

WEDDING - La Fonda Hotel

“ Vicky & Chris,

Thank you so much for the music! We are still getting phone calls from our friends telling us how much fun they had and how much they loved the band…………. as we all suspected its all about the music……. I don’t know if they noticed anything else. Some people thought we must have hired a band from New York and that it couldn’t be a local Santa Fe band, others thought it must have been two bands as the cocktail / dinner Jazz & Swing and then the R & B, Funk, Disco & Rock Dance music later on were both so good. Thanks again for agreeing to play the extra 1/2 hour, no one wanted to go home!

Melissa and Paul Luthor “

WEDDING - Fine Art Museum

“Vicky & Chris, Wow! What a party. You guys were so great. People loved you. Thank you for making our reception a true celebration. You did a wonderful job keeping things going smoothly. We appreciate you allowing us to add our special songs, people said it was so intimate. Vicky your voice filled my heart when you sang for my father and me. It was almost too much to behold. Please let us know if you need any letters for references. We will sing your praises!

Love, Cassi and Pete ."

WEDDING AT LOS POBLANOS

" Really special music- thanks, Paul."

"Thank you to SOULSTICE for helping us celebrate Lisa and Sam's wedding. 

Your music brought us familiar songs and Lisa and Sam's favorite choices. 

As evidenced by the photos taken during the festivities everyone was partying. The dinner music and emceeing were also great.

Regards, Marilyn, Paul, Lisa and Sam."

WEDDING - La Posada

“ Dear Vicky & Chris,

Wow! Our guests are still raving about how much fun they had at our wedding! Aaron & I want to thank you a thousand times for keeping the dance floor packed all night long and for bringing our guests of all ages out on the dance floor. You have been such a joy to work with and we look forward to another opportunity to work with you! Thank you so much!

With love from both of us, ANNE ”

WEDDING AT LA POSADA

"Wow, the wedding was absolutely incredible! We couldn't be happier with the result.

I think you could tell that our guests LOVED your band. The dancing never stopped, and the Love Song game was such a hit!                                                                    

We were extremely pleased with SOULSTICE. We would love the be on your referral list. Thanks for making our day so special.

 Thanks so much!

 Maggie. 

WEDDING AT LA TERAZZA. LA FONDA

"Soulstice was absolutely incredible for our wedding reception!

They created a beautiful vibe and the music was outstanding - I still remember songs that were performed 7 years later and our friends and family still comment how amazing the band at our wedding was. Perfection!"

Sarit Anderson Weissman

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