Lauren Roy provides lead vocals for SteelRiver Duo & Southbound Soul - two sought after wedding and corporate event bands. With over 10 years in the wedding and event industry, she recognizes that no two events are alike, offering fully customizable à la carte and full day packages to suit your music needs from guest arrival to departure (hint: they won't want to leave)!
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:
-Dinner Jazz Band
-4-6 Piece High Energy Top 40/Soul Dance Band
-Beginning to End - Full Day Package including live music, DJ, sound and lighting
Lauren Roy made us feel relaxed and confident from beginning to end. With so much talent, high energy and organization she was the perfect fit to play at our Elora Mill wedding! The duo (Lauren & Will) played at our ceremony, during Cocktails and kicked off the dance floor following dinner! Lauren became our DJ at 10pm and rocked it! Throughout the evening Lauren had 'MC' duties and kept the night running smoothly! She's classy, fun and offers a wide range of music! We are so lucky to have found her!
Lauren is a special person. Not only is she a great singer and entertainer, but she has an amazing personality. For 2 years now she has made my 89 tear old mother-in-laws birthdays very memorable by performing for her at her home. She is warm, courteous and sweet, and a pleasure to work with. This year even though I approached her last minute, she made sure that she put together a show that would make the Birthday a special one. My mother-in-law and my other in-laws who were also there to listen to her, loved the show and thought she was the sweetest person with the greatest voice! I was lucky to have found Lauren Roy, and I wish her the very best in everything. She is the BEST!!!
Lauren Roy truly made our wedding day perfect. She was a pleasure to work with from start to finish, and extremely flexible and understanding with our constant changes and adjustments as a result of COVID. Along with an acoustic guitarist, she lit up the room at our ceremony, nailing the slow, acoustic versions of some of our more up-beat favourites ("Best Friend" by Queen, "Home" by Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeroes, "Believer" by The Monkeys) and putting a tremendous amount of heart and soul into some of the traditional wedding classics ("Moon River," "Can't Help Falling in Love With You"). I was originally concerned that the single guitarist and singer wouldn't be enough to keep the energy high at our intimate backyard reception, but Lauren assured me she and her guitarist alone could "bring the party," and they absolutely delivered. We couldn't believe how big of a sound they pulled off with just the two musicians; it felt like we had hired a 5 or 6 piece band (without bothering the neighbours). After the wedding many of our guests expressed how much they enjoyed the music, and some even asked for her information to hire her themselves. Lauren took so much of the stress off of us during the planning process, and made our wedding day unforgettable. I could not recommend her highly enough.
Lauren is just simply amazing. We came to her with a wacky idea for a company project, and she totally exceeded our expectations and created such a magical music piece, it is truly out of this world. We have worked with her a few times and she has always gone above and beyond. You'd be really silly to skip over Lauren, I promise you'll be so in love with the final product! She is so professional and detail-oriented, you'll love what she creates for you!
Look no further and cross live music off your planning to-do list. Hire SteelRiver and Southbound Soul; I promise you, it's the easiest and best decision you'll make! Lauren is a dream to work with. She's incredibly responsive, a genuinely lovely person, super enthusiastic, and OMG her voice -- talented doesn't even begin to describe her musical abilities. In addition to booking SteelRiver and Southbound Soul for our upcoming wedding, I've also booked Lauren and Will for a large virtual holiday celebration for work this past December, booked Lauren for the Love Locked Down virtual concert series this past Valentine's Day, and booked Lauren for a surprise virtual concert for my best friend on her wedding day this past February. (My friends joke that I should just have them on a retainer for all my life events.) The feedback I received from both colleagues and my friends/family was incredible; they loved the performances and talked about how much fun they had for days following the events. I really appreciated how hard Lauren worked behind the scenes to make sure that her performances would go off without a hitch. From taking the time to do sound checks and pre-performance practices, to ensuring she knows who she's performing for and learning names and relevant tidbits of information of her audience, she is always so well prepared and her passion for her craft is evident in everything she does. Without a doubt, SteelRiver and Southbound Soul are a must-have for your big day.