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Franklin & Alison Music

Princeton , NJ
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Philadelphia, PA 19103 US (map)

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609-924-3170

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ABOUT US

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We've been together for over 16 years or so..and always have the finest talent around. We stay current with our music, however if you want a lot of... Read more
Take a look at our new video
We've been together for over 16 years or so..and always have the finest talent around. We stay current with our music, however if you want a lot of classic rock, alternative, big band, top 40 we will tailor the music to your likes. You get the idea.....



Our band is 9-10 pieces depending on the size of your party, we can also scale it down or up!



Anything is possible.

We are now able to bring you the talent of our "Other Band" comprised of musicians who have all been a part of our band at one time or another. Jazz wedding? Quartet? We got it. Ceremony..strings? guitar? horns? We got it!



PLEASE CHECK OUR FACEBOOK PAGE , BLOG & WEBSITE FOR APPEARANCES



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INFO FOR BAND

Are you an agency or a band?
Band
What is the size of your band?
Large (6+ musicians), Medium (4-6 musicians)
What music genre does your band play?
Big Band, Blues, Funk, Jazz, Latin, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, R&B, Reggae, Rock, Swing
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
What is your band's usual attire?
Hawaiian shirts and Bermuda shorts, Just Kidding. Black tuxes and black shirts for the guys,Black dresses/ gowns for the female singers.Suit and tie if requested for a more casual affair.Our guys dress up pretty nicely!
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
Absolutely
Are you willing to learn songs that you do not currently know?
Yes..we love to learn new material. Just give us a cd, mp3....
How much time do you usually need for setup?
2 hours
How much space do you usually require?
depends ...we can fit anywhere!
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
NO! I can't think of a bride and groom who would want a disco ball at their wedding. Lighting is optional, but usually not needed.
Do you usually emcee the event, or talk between songs?
Yes, but only what you want announced,We announce the bridal party, coordinate the toasts, etc., but no chit chat between songs.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you need a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
Sandwiches are fine, but we rotate short breaks for meals so that there is always live music
Do you play recorded music during your break?
No, always live unless otherwise requested
What is your overtime rate?
Varies, depending on initial fee. It is pro- rated
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
Yes...depends where.

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Courtney
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
We had the Franklin and Alison Orchestra play at our wedding on 9/27/14 and they were hands down fantastic. From start to finish, FAO made things easy, fun, and enjoyable. Laraine was prompt on responses and made sure she had all of our requests down.

We had a ceremony musician (guitarist), 3 musicians play during cocktail hour, and the band to keep the party going. Everyone was on the dance floor having a good time, and the band brought so much energy to our wedding that you don't get from DJ's. Keith was fun and energetic and made sure things were in order. This is a very talented group of people who helped made our wedding day unforgettable!
We had the Franklin and Alison Orchestra play at our wedding on 9/27/14 and they were hands down fantastic. From start to Read more...
We had the Franklin and Alison Orchestra play at our wedding on 9/27/14 and they were hands down fantastic. From start to finish, FAO made things easy, fun, and enjoyable. Laraine was prompt on responses and made sure she had all of our requests down.

We had a ceremony musician (guitarist), 3 musicians play during cocktail hour, and the band to keep the party going. Everyone was on the dance floor having a good time, and the band brought so much energy to our wedding that you don't get from DJ's. Keith was fun and energetic and made sure things were in order. This is a very talented group of people who helped made our wedding day unforgettable! Read less
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Franklin & Alison Music responded with the following comments:

Thank you Courtney!!
I am so happy that you and John enjoyed the wedding so much..I will look forward to seeing pictures and wish you two the best of everything
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The Franklin & Alison Orchestra are amazing and made our wedding unforgettable! Laraine manages the band and was an absolute pleasure to work with! She helped plan every detail of the night and was so accommodating. She helped with the song list so that it was tailored specifically to our style of music. She was so fun to work with, I will miss speaking with her over the phone!! The band is so incredibly talented! They are not your average wedding band. The dance floor was packed all night and the band sounded amazing on every song!!!! We love the versatility of the band. They truly surpassed every expectation. Keith continued to check in with us throughout the night and was so great to work with. Our guests couldn't stop complimenting us on the music. We could not be happier that we chose the Franklin & Alison Orchestra to play at our wedding. They helped to make our night so special and completely rocked it!! We highly recommend them for any wedding - they will not disappoint!!
The Franklin & Alison Orchestra are amazing and made our wedding unforgettable! Laraine manages the band and was an Read more...
The Franklin & Alison Orchestra are amazing and made our wedding unforgettable! Laraine manages the band and was an absolute pleasure to work with! She helped plan every detail of the night and was so accommodating. She helped with the song list so that it was tailored specifically to our style of music. She was so fun to work with, I will miss speaking with her over the phone!! The band is so incredibly talented! They are not your average wedding band. The dance floor was packed all night and the band sounded amazing on every song!!!! We love the versatility of the band. They truly surpassed every expectation. Keith continued to check in with us throughout the night and was so great to work with. Our guests couldn't stop complimenting us on the music. We could not be happier that we chose the Franklin & Alison Orchestra to play at our wedding. They helped to make our night so special and completely rocked it!! We highly recommend them for any wedding - they will not disappoint!! Read less
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Franklin & Alison Music responded with the following comments:

Thank you Karen!!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Absolutely amazing!! VERY easy to work with and truly want to make the event exactly what you want it to be. Couldn't have asked for a better experience!
Absolutely amazing!! VERY easy to work with and truly want to make the event exactly what you want it to be. Couldn't have Read more...
Absolutely amazing!! VERY easy to work with and truly want to make the event exactly what you want it to be. Couldn't have asked for a better experience! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The Franklin and Alison Orchestra were amazing, and they performed flawlessly throughout our wedding celebration. The dance floor was packed throughout the night because of the good music and atmosphere that they provided. They did a great job of setting the pace and making sure there was a nice balance of music/dancing with dining/conversations. Laraine was the representative contact, and she was always so accommodating and responsive. We never hesitated to discuss anything with her because she was so receptive and helpful. We have absolutely no regrets about selecting the F&A Orchestra for our wedding - they were perfect - we highly recommend!
The Franklin and Alison Orchestra were amazing, and they performed flawlessly throughout our wedding celebration. The Read more...
The Franklin and Alison Orchestra were amazing, and they performed flawlessly throughout our wedding celebration. The dance floor was packed throughout the night because of the good music and atmosphere that they provided. They did a great job of setting the pace and making sure there was a nice balance of music/dancing with dining/conversations. Laraine was the representative contact, and she was always so accommodating and responsive. We never hesitated to discuss anything with her because she was so receptive and helpful. We have absolutely no regrets about selecting the F&A Orchestra for our wedding - they were perfect - we highly recommend! Read less
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Much appreciated!
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Madeline
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
The Franklin and Alison Orchestra was absolutely amazing! They were everything I wanted in a wedding band. My husband and I went into our wedding knowing that music was one of the most important parts, so we settled on a band. They surpassed our every expectation and then some. The party started immediately and continued through the night. Their music selection was crafted beautifully based on the events of the evening.
Laraine, the band director, was so helpful in planning all of the details of the evening, and Keith the band leader was truly a joy to work with on wedding day.
Thank you so much for making all of my wedding dreams come true!
The Franklin and Alison Orchestra was absolutely amazing! They were everything I wanted in a wedding band. My husband and Read more...
The Franklin and Alison Orchestra was absolutely amazing! They were everything I wanted in a wedding band. My husband and I went into our wedding knowing that music was one of the most important parts, so we settled on a band. They surpassed our every expectation and then some. The party started immediately and continued through the night. Their music selection was crafted beautifully based on the events of the evening.
Laraine, the band director, was so helpful in planning all of the details of the evening, and Keith the band leader was truly a joy to work with on wedding day.
Thank you so much for making all of my wedding dreams come true! Read less
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Catherine
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
I couldn't be happier with our choice of Franklin & Alison Orchestra for our band. I had spoken with about 15-20 bands in the area, and from the first time I spoke with Laraine of Franklin & Alison, I knew this would be a great band that would meet exactly what we were looking for. Laraine is so friendly, and she truly wants to make sure you get exactly what you want for your wedding. We were able to customize our song list and she provided great tips for the overall schedule of the night. They also played a custom song for the father daughter dance, and they did an amazing job on our first dance. They played music that every generation enjoyed. We were blown away during the reception by how good they sounded. The female singer sounds like Adele. Even my grandfather raved about how great the band was! I would highly recommend this band for an amazing reception - especially if you want your guests to dance!
I couldn't be happier with our choice of Franklin & Alison Orchestra for our band. I had spoken with about 15-20 bands in Read more...
I couldn't be happier with our choice of Franklin & Alison Orchestra for our band. I had spoken with about 15-20 bands in the area, and from the first time I spoke with Laraine of Franklin & Alison, I knew this would be a great band that would meet exactly what we were looking for. Laraine is so friendly, and she truly wants to make sure you get exactly what you want for your wedding. We were able to customize our song list and she provided great tips for the overall schedule of the night. They also played a custom song for the father daughter dance, and they did an amazing job on our first dance. They played music that every generation enjoyed. We were blown away during the reception by how good they sounded. The female singer sounds like Adele. Even my grandfather raved about how great the band was! I would highly recommend this band for an amazing reception - especially if you want your guests to dance! Read less
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Tara
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
I am so happy we chose Franklin & Alison to play at our wedding reception! They played music that everyone in all age groups knew and loved and people were dancing all night. Many of our guests commented on the great music and they really made our wedding a fun party. Laraine was so nice and great to work with as we planned the type of music we wanted to hear. They were totally worth the price and I know our wedding would not have had the same atmosphere without them- they made the night extra special! Thank you!!
I am so happy we chose Franklin & Alison to play at our wedding reception! They played music that everyone in all age Read more...
I am so happy we chose Franklin & Alison to play at our wedding reception! They played music that everyone in all age groups knew and loved and people were dancing all night. Many of our guests commented on the great music and they really made our wedding a fun party. Laraine was so nice and great to work with as we planned the type of music we wanted to hear. They were totally worth the price and I know our wedding would not have had the same atmosphere without them- they made the night extra special! Thank you!! Read less
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Molly
Wedding:
5/3/2013
5.0/5.0
from the minute we watched the online video of this band we knew we had to have them. Lorraine was wonderful with all of the planning and details and made us feel excited, comfortable and really led us in the right direction when it came to music choices. Keith was great to work with during our reception, he continued to check in with us to make sure everything was just perfect.

The musicians and singers were outstanding! Every song was great and they read the crowd and kept us all on the dance floor!! they even learned our first dance song for us and nailed it!!!

We love this band , and hope to work with them again. Highly recommend this band, they are simply the best around!
from the minute we watched the online video of this band we knew we had to have them. Lorraine was wonderful with all of Read more...
from the minute we watched the online video of this band we knew we had to have them. Lorraine was wonderful with all of the planning and details and made us feel excited, comfortable and really led us in the right direction when it came to music choices. Keith was great to work with during our reception, he continued to check in with us to make sure everything was just perfect.

The musicians and singers were outstanding! Every song was great and they read the crowd and kept us all on the dance floor!! they even learned our first dance song for us and nailed it!!!

We love this band , and hope to work with them again. Highly recommend this band, they are simply the best around! Read less
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Anna
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Keith and Larraine - thank you for making our wedding such a fun and special event. Everything went perfectly, and all our friends and family have been raving about how much fun they had out on the dance floor! From the jazz music during the cocktail hour, to the first dance, to the dance music throughout the night, everyone loved your band and the energy you brought to the party. You guys kept the party going, and Keith did a great job as an MC. We won’t hesitate to recommend you to anyone looking for a band, and we would love to hire you again in the future.
Keith and Larraine - thank you for making our wedding such a fun and special event. Everything went perfectly, and all our Read more...
Keith and Larraine - thank you for making our wedding such a fun and special event. Everything went perfectly, and all our friends and family have been raving about how much fun they had out on the dance floor! From the jazz music during the cocktail hour, to the first dance, to the dance music throughout the night, everyone loved your band and the energy you brought to the party. You guys kept the party going, and Keith did a great job as an MC. We won’t hesitate to recommend you to anyone looking for a band, and we would love to hire you again in the future. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Price-Barocca Wedding - June 2012

What an absolutely fantastic Band. They added so much to the wedding. The Franklin & Alison Orchestra/Dance Band is simply the best. Their music sounds just like the original recordings by the original bands/singers. Also, the fact that they feature several different singers that sound just like the original recording artists makes them so unique. They also have a long and current song play list. They can do anything. I cannot think of ever having any band but Franklin & Alison for any event. Every and I mean every guest at the wedding raved about the band. The first question that we ask when we are invited to the wedding is, "who is the band?" When it is not the Franklin & Alison Band, we are disappointed. On a 10-point scale where 10 is the top, I would rate them a 15+!! If you have not looked at them for your event, do it now! If you have not hired them for your event you have missed the boat!
Price-Barocca Wedding - June 2012

What an absolutely fantastic Band. They added so much to the wedding. The Read more...
Price-Barocca Wedding - June 2012

What an absolutely fantastic Band. They added so much to the wedding. The Franklin & Alison Orchestra/Dance Band is simply the best. Their music sounds just like the original recordings by the original bands/singers. Also, the fact that they feature several different singers that sound just like the original recording artists makes them so unique. They also have a long and current song play list. They can do anything. I cannot think of ever having any band but Franklin & Alison for any event. Every and I mean every guest at the wedding raved about the band. The first question that we ask when we are invited to the wedding is, "who is the band?" When it is not the Franklin & Alison Band, we are disappointed. On a 10-point scale where 10 is the top, I would rate them a 15+!! If you have not looked at them for your event, do it now! If you have not hired them for your event you have missed the boat! Read less
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