I have got to tell you how INCREDIBLE YOU AND YOUR BAND WERE!!!!! The interaction with the crowd, the dancing, bringing people up on stage, everything you did was what we hoped for x1000!!!! the amount of people that came up and asked for your contact information was mind blowing, you might have a packed schedule here shortly :-) Thank you for being a HUGE part of our special day, I can’t wait to see you at one of my friends weddings!!!!

-Maddy and Nick -

Bride & Groom
Flat Mountain Farm
Highlands, NC
Oct 08, 2022

I thought Papa Sol was FANTASTIC! They got all of our guests out on the dance floor and were so engaging with the bride and groom! Even the bride’s Grammie (with a recent hip replacement) and the grooms 84-year-old great Aunt got out there and just had to dance. Thank you ECE for handling all of the booking and payments for us. Would definitely would book them again.

-Elizabeth S.-

Jun 11, 2022

Papa Sol was AMAZING. They brought the energy the ENTIRE time. Among their stylish outfits, their synchronized dance moves, and vast array of song selection, they were the BEST band to have played at our wedding reception. I would recommend Papa Sol for any event!!! Thank you for helping bring the house down with us Papa Sol!

-Alexandra H.-

Birmingham, AL
Apr 23, 2022

I cannot say enough great things about Papa Sol... they nailed the energy I had hoped to have for the reception! The live performances of the first dance, father/ daughter dance, and mother/ son dance were fantastic. The dinner music filled the room and accentuated the conversation noise and built up the energy as the dinner service continued. When we got on the dance floor, the band wasted no time in reading the crowd and played a song that brought everyone to the dance floor and engaged anyone who was thinking about getting up. From then on, the dance floor was packed until the end of the night. I was surprised it was already 11 pm when I heard the last song begin. Shyrod and his band could not have been more pleasant to work with in preparation and the night of the event! We have received so many kind thoughts about our wedding, and all have mentioned how fun the band was and how much it contributed to this wedding being one to remember! I had a couple of people ask that night the name of the band, and at least 2 have asked for specific information for each of their own daughter's upcoming wedding. We have gladly shared and hope they have their own Papa Sol performance soon!

-Caroline C.-

Mar 26, 2022

Wow Papa Sol was amazing! We loved them and so did everyone at the wedding! We were 110% satisfied with our band choice. Thank you again!

-Monica M.-

Jekyll Island Club Hotel
Jekyll Island, GA
Jan 08, 2022

Papa Sol did an amazing job at our son’s wedding reception! The dance floor was full the entire time they were performing. Some of our guests asked us for their name for future reference and said how great they were. They were also very easy to work with and nice. Great experience!


Sep 18, 2021

They were INCREDIBLE! Non-stop entertainment and truly the best live band I’ve heard. Their rendition of future looks good for our first and last dance was the highlight of the day for me. Just wanted you to know we’ll be raving about them for years to come!

-Sarah & Landon-

Sep 04, 2021

Papa Sol was the highlight of the entire evening. Everybody was raving about them the rest of the weekend. They had everyone on the dance floor and had the best crowd interaction. They went above and beyond and learned a special song for the father daughter dance on short notice. I could not have had a better band, and my wedding would not have been the same without them. 10/10 would hire again and recommend them to anyone.

-Anna -

Aug 28, 2021

The group was amazing and the guests LOVED them! Shyrod is so professional and really aims guests happy!! I'm excited to work with them again in January. Thank you!!

-Ann W.-

Jun 18, 2021

Shyrod – you guys were fabulous and you literally MADE the wedding a party! So grateful for you guys and your talent and personality. Caroline and Clayton had the best night ever. Thank you so much!

-Caroline H.-

Daniel Island Club
Charleston, SC
Feb 26, 2021

I can't express enough how wonderful our experience with Papa Sol was! We had the most special wedding reception and they are a big reason why. Shyrod was the kindest person and so willing to make accommodations for our covid requirements in Louisiana. The music was amazing and the musicians so talented. The sax player knocked it out of the park! We are so so pleased and will recommend Papa Sol at every chance we get! Thank you so much!


Oct 10, 2020

Papa Sol was AMAZING, as expected. Our photographer reached out and asked for their name and said she wants to recommend them for all of her brides now. Thanks for everything!


Sep 19, 2020

Shyrod and his band Papa Sol are INCREDIBLE. Such a gift to have them at my daughter's wedding. They are deeply talented, but also know how to bring everyone together in such an awesome way. I had them for my daughter's 16th birthday party and they were even better for the wedding! I couldn't recommend them highly enough!


Jul 10, 2020

They were absolutely amazing! We could not have been happier! Everyone was dancing at our reception! It was a dream come true!

-Chrissy E-

Nov 23, 2019

I have two daughters and one band. We hired Papa Sol for both of my daughters' weddings and they were fabulous both times. It’s not just about their musical talent. This is multi-faceted entertainment. They kept 200+ people entertained and engaged the whole time!


Father of the Bride(s)
Oct 05, 2019

Incredible party band! Shyrod was awesome to work with and very pleasant. Loved the band and love how involved they got with our wedding reception crowd! Would definitely recommend them and use them again myself! Best band for our money!!

-Madison C.-

Aug 16, 2019

What a great party band! Everyone loved it. You got everyone up and dancing. The bride and groom and friends had a blast. Thank you for making the reception such a fun time.

-Margaret C.-

Jul 06, 2019

Papa Sol is a great group. Very easy to work with and very quick to communicate back! We fought weather issues but had a great time in the end! Thank you for such a great show.


Event Planner
Jul 04, 2019

My wedding was so much fun all because of Papa Sol! From start to finish, the dance floor was packed with guests having the time of their lives! They brought an incredible energy to the reception!

-Alissa C.-

Jun 22, 2019

OMG..PapaSol was hands down the best band I’ve ever heard at a wedding! And to have them at Cary & Tyler’s wedding was amazing! I plan to call Shyrod personally. Thanks so much for your rec. and all you did to help make the day special.

-Judy H.-

Mother of the Bride
May 18, 2019

We absolutely loved working with the Papa Sol band! Shyrod was wonderful! We can’t wait till the next event together. Thank you for everything.

-Jen J.-

Wedding Planner
May 04, 2019

WOW.... what a wonderful job you all did!! Everyone loved it! We feel very blessed that all of you were playing at my daughters wedding! It was magical!! Thank you soooo much!

-Ashley S.-

Mother of the Bride
Apr 13, 2019

Where do I begin!? Papa sol DELIVERED! The reception was perfect because this band made everyone dance and have fun! The dance floor was packed 100% of the time! Maggie and William were SO pleased! Can’t thank you both enough for helping make Maggie’s dream wedding come true!

-Debra & Bobby H.-

Mar 09, 2019

Papa Sol was fantastic! The bride, groom, and guests loved them and had such a great time. Shyrod was very easy to work with and accommodating to the couple. Will definitely recommend them again!

-Jenny S.-

Wedding Planner
Mar 02, 2019

Thank you SO much for making our wedding reception incredible! We had a blast! Our goal was to have all our guests on the dance floor and BOY did we accomplish that! Everyone has been telling us for weeks how amazing you were and how much fun they had. "It was the best wedding I've ever been to" has been frequently heard, and you all made it happen. Thanks again!! We sure wish we could do it all over again!

-Erin R.-

Dec 08, 2018

Always a pleasure working with Papa-Sol. Shyrod is one of the most helpful, hardworking entertainer I've ever worked with. He was able to read the crowd perfectly and knew what songs to play when. Had the crowd up and the dance floor filled within a couple of songs. Guests raved about the band and we couldn't be happier. Will definitely use them again soon!


Event Planner
Nov 09, 2018

Papa Sol brought it! We are not a tame group at all and Papa Sol not only kept up with us, they wore us out! Thanks for making their wedding so great!

-Cheri S.-

Jun 23, 2018

Papa Sol was beyond amazing for our wedding! We appreciate everything that they did that night. I thought the song "Shout" and the way they lead up to it was the best. They hype was great! Shyrod was very helpful with all the preparations and song list process as well. We had a fabulous time and have heard nothing, but wonderful things from the guests! Thank you again for all your help

-Perry O.-

Mar 17, 2018

I don't know where to begin thanking y'all. Last night was the best night of my life! I danced, laughed, and cried tears of joy. Thank you for such an incredible evening. The music and your stage presence was out of this world! You and your band made the evening perfect! Thank you for making me feel like a princess, a bride. They kindly and graciously answered all of my 1 million questions and requests. I HIGHLY recommend this band. Thank you again.

-Cameron A.-

Feb 17, 2018

You all were SPECTACULAR last night!!! EVERY person there came to Dallas and I to tell us that y’all were the best band they’ve ever seen or heard! Without a question the best! Y’all made a very special night for us an extraordinary night. I can’t sing your praises enough. Top to bottom y’all were SPECTACULAR!! Working with ECE was a breeze! Thanks again and you all carry our highest recommendation! Please extend our gratitude to the other band members! Also please thank the brass boys for the New Orleans flare!! Hope you all have a blessed New Year!

-Ross & Dallas-

Bride & Groom
Dec 30, 2017

Papa Sol far exceeded our expectations. They were awesome and we would love to work with them again in the future. Would highly recommend Papa Sol to anyone!! They were truly unforgettable

-Andrew Q.-

Event Planner
Nov 04, 2017

They were phenomenal! I really love working with them.

-Luke W.-

Event Planner
Sep 16, 2017

The whole night was simply incredible- as was the band. Thanks for everything!

-Nicole M.-

Sep 02, 2017

I cannot thank-you enough for the amazing job you and your talented band did Saturday night at Michelle and Hunter’s wedding. I had multiple guests text me to get info on y’all. At one point during the evening I went back to my seat to take a break. I looked at the dance floor and it was packed with arms flying and everyone having the time of their lives. THANK-YOU, that was exactly what I had hoped for and you exceeded my expectations. Please know I will refer Papa Sol any chance I get!!!


Jun 24, 2017

Shyrod, I just wanted to send a quick note saying thank you for playing our wedding last night. You guys were incredible!! You really made our night even more special. You guys are the one comment that people keep texting me about today. I've gotten several comments already about how great the band was. In fact the getaway driver even made comments on how good the band was. Anyway we were all blown away! Thanks again.

-James & Andris-

Bride & Groom
Jun 17, 2017

We all had a wonderful time. The guests all loved the band and my family all loves Shyrod. We hope to do a party in the fall and Papa Sol will be our first choice. I felt I was given special and outstanding performance. The band worked really hard to please and all is appreciated. My best to Papa Sol

-Rocco C.-

Private Party
Jun 02, 2017

I do not have enough nice things to say about Papa Sol. They were exactly what we envisioned and did an amazing job. Our wedding was a perfect dance party. Thank you so much!


Mar 25, 2017

We want to again thank and salute Shyrod , Papa Sol and you for the outstanding performance on Saturday night at Jennifer’s wedding. They were absolutely fabulous. Their energy was unmatched. The music quality even better. We have received countless compliments about Shyrod and his group. We truly enjoyed working with you and Shyrod and thank you all again for a memorable evening. 


Oct 31, 2016

They were awesome in every way. Unbelievable energy. We started late but they were great and stayed late.


Wedding Reception
Jun 25, 2016

Man, Papa Sol was incredible! We danced literally the entire time. Everything was rowdy and fun as hell. Got so many compliments on the band. Please send them my email and tell them thank you so much for making our night so special and so fun!


May 28, 2016

Papa Sol was awesome!!  So happy we booked them. They kept the place hoping until the very end of the reception. Also, Shyrod was so helpful and nice. We received so many compliments about the band. Would definitely book again!!

Thank you for all of your help.


Atlanta, Georgia
Jan 09, 2016

Papa Sol played at my wedding at The Estate in Buckhead and they were awesome! They kept everyone on the dance floor having a blast the entire wedding! My bridesmaids and groomsmen loved them! And I have received so many compliments about the band because they were so amazing! As a bride you want everyone to have fun the entire wedding and Papa Sol made that possible! I would recommend them to all of my friends and would book them again in a heartbeat!


Estate in Buckhead
Atlanta, Georgia
Jan 09, 2016

Barry - the band was absolutely phenomenal!!  They were professional, energetic, engaging, and an absolute pleasure to work with.

We've had several people asking for their information - I've passed along your contact info to all of them.


Greensboro, North Carolina
Sep 26, 2015

Thank you for the perfect wedding reception. You and your band are awesome...


Oxford, Mississippi
May 30, 2015

Rick -- They were absolutely wonderful!!!  I cannot say enough great things!!!  They kept the party going and everyone dancing all night, which is exactly what we wanted!!!  Please let me know where you'd like me to leave reviews -- happy to spread the word about how great they are!!  Thanks again for everything!!!!  And our thanks to the band as well!!


Cordele, Georgia
Apr 11, 2015

They were incredible. Probably best band Birmingham has seen in forever. Our friends were raving.. When we get home, 5 star review!


Wedding Reception
Birmingham, AL
Jan 03, 2015

Thank you so much for providing us with the best band ever for Whitney's wedding last weekend. Everyone raved about Papa Sol and how great they were. 

They played all our favorite songs and kept up the enthusiasm all night long. We all danced our hearts out and Whitney and Daniel will always remember the wonderful Band at their wedding. 

Thank you for making the reception a very special and fun evening.


Mother of the Bride
Highlands, North Carolina
Jul 19, 2014

Papa Sol was amazing. I had the time of my life and they were awesome. I would recommend them to anyone! Thanks for everything you did to make it a success!


Amelia Island, Georgia
May 24, 2014

Papa Sol were awesome!!!!
Very nice people.. Really impressed me and all the other vendors.
Thank you again!


Wedding Planner
Rosemary Beach, Florida
Apr 27, 2014

I'm still blown away by your performance, Shyrod. You guys were better than perfect.

You exceeded my expectations, and let me tell you, that is not easy to do. From the way you played our first dance song to the smooth Jazz renditions you did early in the night, your emcee work and announcements, the great rhythm, energy and musicianship, the showmanship of everyone in the band and your own personal energy, you gave us a memory to last a lifetime. You folks are incredibly versatile, great looking and terrific showpeople. You made me want to SHOUT!, and you did, brother!

You know, as I told you, one of the concerns I had going in was that everyone would expect me, as a musician, to pick a great band with a great keyboard player. Well, I exceeded my own expectations on both counts. And my beautiful wife Elisa said you were perfect for our wedding, too. So God bless you folks for putting your heart and soul in your work, because it SHOWS.

Any time you want a recommendation, I can give you a glowing one!


Nov 23, 2013

Papa Sol was fantastic! And wonderful people too. Shyrod is a terrific showman and MC. They did a great job of our dance song. They are extremely versatile. We were thrilled. Thanks!


Knoxville, Tennessee
Nov 09, 2013

You hit the nail on the head. Shyrod and his gang brought the house down. What a wonderful guy and what a wonderful band. I told him that while he needed a new video that he (and you) could feel free to use me as a reference anytime. I have received dozens of comments akin to "the band rocked!!!", "amazing", "awesome", "A++++ Band".

I cannot thank you enough.


Private Party
Oct 19, 2013

Just a note to say thanks. You guys were absolutely awesome. You have my heartiest praise and deepest gratitude.

I hope we can do it again sometime.

Best regards,


Wedding Reception
Mar 23, 2013

I am Cathy C., mother of the bride of the wedding that Papa Sol played for on June 19th in Thibodaux, LA. I just want to say "thank you so very much" for the absolute best band performance of any wedding I've ever attended! You guys were just fantastic - totally awesome! Everyone had the BEST TIME. It was so great how you had the whole audience involved, and allowed any/all of the wedding party and guests to participate. I have heard over and over again how great the band was! Michael and Brittany had the time of their lives with you on the most special day of their lives, and they have repeated this to me numerous times, even now while they are on their honeymoon. In talking with you, you all were such a pleasure to work with, so professional, patient, and absolute gentlemen/lady, while always making sure that the audience was completely entertained by your MOST TALENTED group of singers and musicians. Again, I cannot thank you enough for doing all you did to make this the most special event for my daughter and son-in-law. Please pass on my gratitude and praises to all the members of the band.


Mother of the Bride
Jan 01, 2013

Papa Sol was FABULOUS! They were so professional and set up at 5:00. They worked the crowd soooo well! Young and old loved them. We loved that they mixed Motown up with modern music. We just couldn't be more pleased with this group. We highly recommend them and want them again next year. I'll call you when we set a date. It was just a great night, and it was because they were such hard workers and talented performers. Thanks for everything!


Jan 01, 2013

They were GREAT!!!!!! Hopefully we can get them for next year.

-Prom Chair-

Prom in Macon Georgia
Macon, Georgia
Jan 01, 2013

Papa Sol was great! We have had nothing but rave reviews about them. They entertained everyone and got people on stage to make fools of themselves, which was the best form of entertainment.

-Kyle R. G.-

Jan 01, 2013

They did a fantastic job!!! I have heard so many people talking about how great the band was. We had a few children in the wedding, and they got up on stage to dance; the band members were so wonderful and patient with them. One of my bridesmaids is even trying to get them for her wedding next August in Savannah. Thanks so much!

-S. Wynne-

Wedding Reception
Jan 01, 2013

Shyrod and Rick, Just wanted to thank you for the great job that you did at our daughter's wedding last Saturday night. We've been overwhelmed with compliments about how great the band was and how much fun you were. I've already given your name to someone who is interested in using you in the future. Not only was the band fun but they conducted themselves as professionals in every way. Thank you,

-Donald & Terri -

Parents of the Bride
Jan 01, 2013

The wedding this past weekend was FABULOUS -- Papa Sol was nothing short of incredible. The crowd of 325 went from the ages of 2 years to 88 years and EVERYONE had fun dancing. They are high energy, engaging with the crowd, happy, and ready to do whatever their client wants to make their event a success. Shyrod is professional; he was on time and did everything he said he would do for our daughter's wedding. The music was appropriate for the audience and was not too loud as so often one finds at weddings or dances. I would be honored to be a reference for anyone considering Papa Sol -- they have my unequivocal endorsement. I will be 50 individuals told me alone that they were the best dance band they had seen -- they MADE Kate and Sandy's wedding. Thank Shyrod for us all

-Susan Fitzgerald-

Mother of the Bride
Jan 01, 2013

I just wanted to write a quick note to tell you how FABULOUS Papa Sol was at our wedding on Kiawah Island! I was so impressed with their sheer presence and of course the outstanding singing! My entire reception was dancing, singing and having a ball the entire time! They allowed everyone to get on stage, sing and dance with them, including me, the bride! Nothing will make me smile in the years to come, more than the pictures of my friends and family dancing like crazy. In fact, my cousin is getting married in Hilton Head in June and is considering hiring them to play at her wedding as well! Thanks again for everything!

-Stacey and Steve-

Bride & Groom
Kiawah Island, South Carolina
Jan 01, 2013

Papa Sol was AMAZING!!! They are all our guest are talking about. We had high expectations because we have seen them perform once before, but they far exceeded them! They made our wedding reception unforgettable! Please pass our appreciation on to the band.

-Blair Capallo-

Jan 01, 2013

I am embarrassed to just finally be writing you both but I just wanted to let you know just how thrilled we were with Papa Sol for our wedding on December 8th. 

I have had multiple (like 50+) people ask me who was our band and tell me how much they loved you! I have even had several (both young and old) complaining about the bruises on their own hands from the tambourine!!! A large, fun time was had by ALL!!

I have just gotten the pictures back and have loved looking through them seeing all of the crowd interaction and dancing by all.

PapaSol was THE PERFECT wedding band for us! I loved having them even more because they aren't the normal "go to" Mississippi wedding band so it was fun livening up the party for everyone!

Thank you again for everything! Please thank each and every one of the band members from not only me but my family and all that attended our wedding.

Happy Friday to you both!


Dec 08, 2012

So sorry for the delay in my response.....Papa Sol was absolutely INCREDIBLE!!!! Worth every dime....it's all my guests could talk about during and afterwards still. I didn't want it to end b/c I've never enjoyed a band so much. Rarely do see guests go up the band to shake their hands afterwards like they did at our wedding. Just amazing!!!! Thank you for the recommendation and for helping me book them which was the best decision I ever made!



Aug 18, 2012

Papa Sol was awesome! Not only were they a fantastic band that totally rocked the house and kept everyone on the dance floor, but they were respectful and gracious to everyone they interacted with. Shyrod was responsive and wonderful to work with. Please feel free to use me or my parents as a reference in the future - we would happily recommend them to anyone. Thank you so much for your help with everything!


Wedding Client
May 05, 2012

Thanks for everything! I had a wonderful weekend and so did my family, new husband, and all of our guests. Papa Sol was the highlight of the reception - they were the perfect mixture of total class, as well as getting people to "let loose". I am so thankful to have had them as a part of the weekend, and to have worked with you. I appreciate all you did to get my questions answered and to get us all set up.

I will certainly recommend EastCoast, you, and Papa Sol whenever possible. Thank you again!


Apr 14, 2012

Papa Sol was absolutely fantastic and I apologize for not telling you that much sooner! As you might remember, it ended up pouring down rain all day that day, even though the day before they had predicted a "zero percent" chance of rain and consequently the "rain plan" tents had been cancelled! The bride and groom were devastated but determined to have a good time! They got married outside in the rain. Papa Sol was kind enough to agree to move into the house (we were supposed to be outside in the back yard) and my sister was even kinder to allow us to move all the furniture in her house! Papa Sol was fantastic, even though my son, the groom, was determined to become a singing member of the band! Everyone had a fantastic time, it was a great party, and there were probably over 200 people still there at 11:00 pm! Please pass my appreciation on to the band members and tell them I would be happy to give a testimony for them any time! It was great doing business with you as well.

Thanks for everything!


Mother of the Groom
Nov 11, 2011


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