Read what our clients are saying about us!
Wow!!!! These guys rocked the house!!! Great flow all night!! Highly recommend for any party or venue! They won’t disappoint!!!
Christy Sanborn

Dieci Uomo

Center Stage Soul is such an amazing band! From their vocals, their song selection, audience interaction and participation, Center Stage Soul is truly one of the best bands that I have ever seen! They are talented, professional, and really know how to get and keep the crowd moving! Words cannot express how much fun I have each time I see them perform. Thank you for being part of the East Orange, NJ Kentucky Derby Experience at the East Orange, NJ Golf Course, for keeping us groovin to those soulful sounds and for being the awesome band that you are! I definitely look forward to working with you again!!
Nadege Ricketts

East Orange, NJ Kentucky Derby Experience Planning Committee

Center Stage Soul is an awesome band! I’ve known the band leader Jirmad Gordon for over 20 years now. His band has consistently proven to be professional, reliable, and more than willing to go above and beyond what is asked of them in order to provide me with the highest quality live music for all of my events!

For the past two years, I’ve contracted Center Stage Soul to be the backing band for all the artist at my African Entertainment Awards show held in Elizabeth, NJ. There were a ton of songs that the band needed to learn in a very short time span and they not only learned all of the material but they also created backing tracks for the artist as well, which I understand from a technical standpoint requires a great deal of additional work. The band was outstanding and made sure that all of my artist gave their best performance.

Center Stage Soul is my go to band for all of my live music events and I highly recommend them to anyone who is seeking the highest quality in live music and performance!

Dominic Tamin

Empak Corp

I’ve had a close working relationship with both Jirmad Gordon and Omar Benders of Center Stage Soul for several years now and I have nothing but great things to say about these young men!

I have contracted them on a number of my special events and they have always been reliable, professional, while consistently delivering a dynamic performance for my guests, helping to make my events a huge success!

I’ve worked with many bands in my career as a promoter/event coordinator and they are without a doubt among the best!

If your looking for Elite talent and a world class performance, Center Stage Soul is the band you need!

Michael Dillard

D&D Entertainment

After hearing the sounds of Center Stage Soul Band, I was very impressed. They were very professional during our first official meeting. The band did an outstanding job with their performance. The location of the event was very limited with space, but when they performed it felt as if we were in Madison Square Garden. The band had such a soulful vibe. I would highly recommend them for any occasion. They were truly incredible!

The band leader Jirmad Gordon is a former music student of mine. I’ve watched him grow up to become a fine young man and true professional when it come to how he handles his business. I recently contracted the band to perform for the owners of my men’s day spa Dieci Uomo in Livingston, NJ and they delivered a fantastic performance. All of the guest had a great time and the owners were highly impressed with them as well! As a longtime veteran in the music business, I’ve had the experience of working with many bands and Center Stage Soul is one that has truly combined the best in vocal talent as well musicianship! You are guaranteed to have a great time with these guys and your guest will definitely be left wanting to hear and see more!!!!
Boyce Ennis

I’ve had the experience of working with Center Stage Soul on a 1 year weekly Live Music event. The band and singers are really second to none. Everyone always goes away thoroughly entertained and in awe of the band’s sets. Do yourself a favor, and hire these guys for your next gig/event!
Calvin Q.

Scotch Porter - Open Mic Live

Great selection of music! Energy filled the room from beginning to end!
Jodian Wickman

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

Center Stage Soul was phenomenal, they really brought the energy and had everyone on their feet!!! I definitely recommend using their services. It’s a decision you won’t regret!
Nadine D.

Gamma Nu Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc

The band was amazing and had the crowd on their feet at my Sorority’s Founders’ Day Gala. I would definitely use them again for a personal or business event!
Jenelle Dunkley

Nelle Rose Music

The band is outstanding with a wide array of music to appeal to every taste. They satisfied the young, those who are young at heart and every age in between! My family and I enjoyed the event and can’t wait for the next opportunity to hear them again.
Ignace Conic

We have had the pleasure of having Center Stage Soul at our bi-annual celebration and we were impressed above our expectations. We have heard the band play at various events and that is what interested us in booking them. They had our celebration over the top, and the DJ definitely had to put on his best records right away to keep the energy high and moving. I absolutley loved the crowd interaction & professionalism. Personally I am a stickler for perfect pitch singers, and terribly unbalanced sound systems and that night my ears were blessed with the best sound of both. We will be using them again for our next celebration and I will also be looking to book them for my wedding!!
Talia Benders

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. Gamma Nu Sigma Newark, NJ Chapter

Wanted to let you and your future clients know what a fantastic time we had at our event with Center Stage Soul.

My guest were all fully enthralled and actively engaged with your performance. All I can say is Thank you Thank you Thank you and we can’t wait to book you at our next event.


Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

Omar Benders and the Center Stage Soul Band are not only a talented group of professional musicians, but they make your event extra fun and keep you dancing all night!
Katrina Wade

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc

Center Stage Soul was the perfect band to help us celebrate our first anniversary at our restaurant! They played all the right songs to engaged the crowd and truly made the celebration one to remember!

Thank you Jirmad and Center Stage Soul for designing a set uniquely for us!!

Bruce and Yulanda

Nygel’s American Cuisine

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