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Franklin Wayne Music

Mt. Sinai , NY
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LOCATION

105 Hamlet Drive
Mt. Sinai, NY 11766 US (map)

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631-751-1900

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ABOUT US

Franklin Wayne music represents four extraordinary, high energy, contemporary and versitile dance bands: Entourage (formerly Vision), Elan, Decadia and Strecker.

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Franklin Wayne music represents four extraordinary, high energy, contemporary and versitile dance bands: Entourage (formerly Vision), Elan, Decadia and Strecker.

Franklin Wayne Music was founded in 1972. We started as a booking agency for top-40 bands throughout Long Island, NY, and New Jersey. Shortly thereafter, we expanded to include road venues such as Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, etc. In 1985, Franklin Wayne Music concentrated their efforts in the ever growing wedding market on Long Island. We found out at the time that wedding bands were just thrown together, unrehearsed, and not very dynamic. Since that time we have always prided ourselves on producing bands that were set units thoroughly rehearsed, and playing together each week.

To keep our bands contemporary, we always make an effort to introduce new, young, attractive, talented performers. Our bands sound like the original music and are always entertaining and versatile. We play all styles of music in order to please all age groups at your affair, but we can definitely appeal to a younger audience as well.

We feel that a band lends a certain degree of "class & elegance" to any formal affair. Nothing really compares to a great live band and we can assure you that the dance floor will be crowded from the first song to the last. Find out why Franklin Wayne Music is recommended by more caterers than any company on Long Island. Give us a call to be invited to one of our live showcases!

Franklin Wayne Music- 631.751.1900

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INFO FOR BAND

Are you an agency or a band?
Agency
What is the size of your band?
Large (6+ musicians), Medium (4-6 musicians)
What music genre does your band play?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Big Band, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Latin, Motown, Oldies, Pop, R&B, Reggae, Rock, Soul, Strings, Swing
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
What is your band's usual attire?
Formal attire
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
Yes, we have CD's and DVD's of our bands as well as weekly live showcases.
Are you willing to learn songs that you do not currently know?
yes
How much time do you usually need for setup?
1 hour
How much space do you usually require?
Our bands will adjust to fit the space provided at your venue.
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
no
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
none
Do you usually emcee the event, or talk between songs?
yes
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
Because we mix the music up from all genres, and our front vocalists are very entertaining, we have never experienced a dance floor that wasn't packed.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you need a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
We do not require meals for the bands. All breaks are determined by the maitre d and are kept to a minimum. We provide live continuous music.
Do you play recorded music during your break?
If the client requests recorded music we are set up like a DJ and can provide any style recorded music, however we usually play live music on the breaks.
If one or more of the band members is unable to attend, what is your backup plan?
This rarely occurs, however we have excellent musicians who are also part of this office.
What is your overtime rate?
Our overtime rates are $50 per musician for 1/2 hour, and $100 per musician for 1 hour.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
Usually not
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
$500.00

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Melissa
Wedding:
8/8/2014
5.0/5.0
Elan was the best!!!! All of our guests are still telling us how much they loved the band at our wedding.
Elan was the best!!!! All of our guests are still telling us how much they loved the band at our wedding.
Elan was the best!!!! All of our guests are still telling us how much they loved the band at our wedding. Read less
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Samantha
Wedding:
6/29/2014
5.0/5.0
Rasheeda and the other members of Entourage are absolutely amazing musicians. There was not a moment during our wedding in which the dance floor was not flooded with people dancing. I would highly recommend this band for anyone planning an event. As a matter of fact many of our guests requested the name and contact information for this band immediately following our wedding in order to book them for future events. They are a must have at your wedding!
Rasheeda and the other members of Entourage are absolutely amazing musicians. There was not a moment during our wedding in Read more...
Rasheeda and the other members of Entourage are absolutely amazing musicians. There was not a moment during our wedding in which the dance floor was not flooded with people dancing. I would highly recommend this band for anyone planning an event. As a matter of fact many of our guests requested the name and contact information for this band immediately following our wedding in order to book them for future events. They are a must have at your wedding! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
We used DreamKast for our recent wedding and were not disappointed!! They learned all our important entrance and first dance songs, which sounded amazing. All our guests were up and dancing the entire event. We had a twilight 2pm-7pm event and some people say the overall mood can be more low key for day events - but that was not the case at all with DreamKast. The production company Franklin Wayne was great to work with. I was able to hold my date and leave a deposit after hearing the band at one of their upcoming showcases. Of course after hearing them, we left a deposit on the spot! We liked the flexibility! Only thing I can say is that Franklin Wayne's motto is "The band you see is the band you get", however that wasn't the case for my wedding. One of the band members had an emergency and was replaced with another singer. My husband and I noticed, however no one else knew any different and the replacement singer was just as good! So, it's good to know that in the, I'm sure rare cases, where a band member can't make an event - they have more than capable replacements ready to step in! My guests had nothing but great things to say about our band choice! Highly recommend Franklin Wayne and DreamKast!!
We used DreamKast for our recent wedding and were not disappointed!! They learned all our important entrance and first Read more...
We used DreamKast for our recent wedding and were not disappointed!! They learned all our important entrance and first dance songs, which sounded amazing. All our guests were up and dancing the entire event. We had a twilight 2pm-7pm event and some people say the overall mood can be more low key for day events - but that was not the case at all with DreamKast. The production company Franklin Wayne was great to work with. I was able to hold my date and leave a deposit after hearing the band at one of their upcoming showcases. Of course after hearing them, we left a deposit on the spot! We liked the flexibility! Only thing I can say is that Franklin Wayne's motto is "The band you see is the band you get", however that wasn't the case for my wedding. One of the band members had an emergency and was replaced with another singer. My husband and I noticed, however no one else knew any different and the replacement singer was just as good! So, it's good to know that in the, I'm sure rare cases, where a band member can't make an event - they have more than capable replacements ready to step in! My guests had nothing but great things to say about our band choice! Highly recommend Franklin Wayne and DreamKast!! Read less
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Jaclyn
Wedding:
5/16/2014
5.0/5.0
Absolutely incredible! It's almost 2 months later and people still talk about how amazing they are! I have no doubt in my mind that they are the best band I have ever seen! If you don't believe me, ask all 200 of my guests.
Absolutely incredible! It's almost 2 months later and people still talk about how amazing they are! I have no doubt in my Read more...
Absolutely incredible! It's almost 2 months later and people still talk about how amazing they are! I have no doubt in my mind that they are the best band I have ever seen! If you don't believe me, ask all 200 of my guests. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
5/9/2014
5.0/5.0
Entourage from Franklin Wayne KILLED IT! AMAZING! Such a great group of talented musicians. They were super flexible and open to learning any songs. They rocked it all night. Everyone can't stop talking about Entourage!!
Entourage from Franklin Wayne KILLED IT! AMAZING! Such a great group of talented musicians. They were super flexible and Read more...
Entourage from Franklin Wayne KILLED IT! AMAZING! Such a great group of talented musicians. They were super flexible and open to learning any songs. They rocked it all night. Everyone can't stop talking about Entourage!! Read less
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Franklin Wayne Music responded with the following comments:

Thank you thank you thank you!! We were so honored to be a part of your special day!
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Alexandra
Wedding:
11/23/2013
5.0/5.0
We recently used Entourage for our wedding last month. I would recommend them without hesitation. I was more nervous that I didn't speak with them often and was using songs from an ipod, as well as them live. But the day of, they were beyond organized and had a flow of music that had my wedding up the ENTIRE night. They played international music and the exact slow songs we picked. They left me to do the minimal things required, which I loved! Our bridal party had foreign names which were pronounced perfect! I think a band and food can make a wedding and Entourage exceeded my expectations.
We recently used Entourage for our wedding last month. I would recommend them without hesitation. I was more nervous that Read more...
We recently used Entourage for our wedding last month. I would recommend them without hesitation. I was more nervous that I didn't speak with them often and was using songs from an ipod, as well as them live. But the day of, they were beyond organized and had a flow of music that had my wedding up the ENTIRE night. They played international music and the exact slow songs we picked. They left me to do the minimal things required, which I loved! Our bridal party had foreign names which were pronounced perfect! I think a band and food can make a wedding and Entourage exceeded my expectations. Read less
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Suzanne
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
The Franklin Wayne Music band "Entourage" was out of this world!!! I worked with Rasheeda, who is also the lead singer of the band, and she was so wonderful to work with (not to mention gorgeous!). This band rocked the house on my wedding day! I chose my exact playlist where I checked off every single song I wanted them to play and emailed Rasheeda to please not veer off my playlist (I was a total control freak at this point). She assured me they were going to 'read the room' to see the type of music everyone likes and to trust her. And I am so happy I trusted her and the band to do their thing because the songs I picked out were great songs but were all types of genres and wouldn't have meshed well. They are phenomenal at what they do and deserve every last cent of what they charge. My guests were so pumped up and their energy and the band's energy were so in sync. Some of my guests ran up to the band after the wedding for business cards. My friends and family still talk about the band from my wedding. All I want to say is...Entourage, you are amazing!!!!!!!!!! I've never seen my husband dance so much in my life and you made me such a happy bride! My words really can't describe how talented you are.

Suzanne (10/26/2013)
The Franklin Wayne Music band "Entourage" was out of this world!!! I worked with Rasheeda, who is also the lead singer of Read more...
The Franklin Wayne Music band "Entourage" was out of this world!!! I worked with Rasheeda, who is also the lead singer of the band, and she was so wonderful to work with (not to mention gorgeous!). This band rocked the house on my wedding day! I chose my exact playlist where I checked off every single song I wanted them to play and emailed Rasheeda to please not veer off my playlist (I was a total control freak at this point). She assured me they were going to 'read the room' to see the type of music everyone likes and to trust her. And I am so happy I trusted her and the band to do their thing because the songs I picked out were great songs but were all types of genres and wouldn't have meshed well. They are phenomenal at what they do and deserve every last cent of what they charge. My guests were so pumped up and their energy and the band's energy were so in sync. Some of my guests ran up to the band after the wedding for business cards. My friends and family still talk about the band from my wedding. All I want to say is...Entourage, you are amazing!!!!!!!!!! I've never seen my husband dance so much in my life and you made me such a happy bride! My words really can't describe how talented you are.

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Franklin Wayne Music responded with the following comments:

Hi Suzanne! Your wedding was amazing and we were so happy to have been a part of it! Thank you for choosing Entourage!! We had a great time!!! Thanks again!! Rasheeda & Entourage
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Nicole
Wedding:
10/18/2013
5.0/5.0
We listened to a lot of bands for our wedding but kept going back to Frank Wayne’s Dreamkast. They were amazing!!! Frank Wayne’s slogan is ‘the band you see is the band you get’… but unfortunately that was not the case for our wedding. We found out at the end of our wedding that one of our favorite band members was sick & could not preform so they sent a replacement. Although none of our guests would have known, my husband & I were very upset & knew certain songs could not be sung without the one singer. I wish Frank Wayne would have called/emailed to let us know or someone from the band should have told me prior to the wedding when I asked them during set up. Instead they told me he was on his way. For as much money we spent on this band, I would have hoped everyone was there.
We listened to a lot of bands for our wedding but kept going back to Frank Wayne’s Dreamkast. They were amazing!!! Frank Read more...
We listened to a lot of bands for our wedding but kept going back to Frank Wayne’s Dreamkast. They were amazing!!! Frank Wayne’s slogan is ‘the band you see is the band you get’… but unfortunately that was not the case for our wedding. We found out at the end of our wedding that one of our favorite band members was sick & could not preform so they sent a replacement. Although none of our guests would have known, my husband & I were very upset & knew certain songs could not be sung without the one singer. I wish Frank Wayne would have called/emailed to let us know or someone from the band should have told me prior to the wedding when I asked them during set up. Instead they told me he was on his way. For as much money we spent on this band, I would have hoped everyone was there. Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
From the very first showcase, ENTOURAGE proved to be a highly versatile band. My fiancee at the time, my parents and I fell in love with their style and amazing voices and music. I had seen two other bands but nothing compared to Rasheeda, Mike and Ray and the rest of their band members. They all have fantastic personalities and really know how to move a crowd. I recommend them 100% and will always be grateful that they played at my wedding.
From the very first showcase, ENTOURAGE proved to be a highly versatile band. My fiancee at the time, my parents and I Read more...
From the very first showcase, ENTOURAGE proved to be a highly versatile band. My fiancee at the time, my parents and I fell in love with their style and amazing voices and music. I had seen two other bands but nothing compared to Rasheeda, Mike and Ray and the rest of their band members. They all have fantastic personalities and really know how to move a crowd. I recommend them 100% and will always be grateful that they played at my wedding. Read less
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Diana
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Booking a wedding band was a difficult decision. My fiance and I sat through many showcases during our engagement. Entourage was the best we could find so we went ahead and booked them. The night of the wedding the band far surpassed our expectations. They truly sounded amazing and we have gotten nothing but positive reviews from our guests. The dance floor was packed the entire night and our friends and family convinced the band to play two encores. As a couple in our young 30's we wanted a band that could play all genres of music while still being able to play current popular songs. Entourage met that desire! We can't thank Rasheeda and her "entourage" enough for making our wedding a huge success.
Booking a wedding band was a difficult decision. My fiance and I sat through many showcases during our engagement. Read more...
Booking a wedding band was a difficult decision. My fiance and I sat through many showcases during our engagement. Entourage was the best we could find so we went ahead and booked them. The night of the wedding the band far surpassed our expectations. They truly sounded amazing and we have gotten nothing but positive reviews from our guests. The dance floor was packed the entire night and our friends and family convinced the band to play two encores. As a couple in our young 30's we wanted a band that could play all genres of music while still being able to play current popular songs. Entourage met that desire! We can't thank Rasheeda and her "entourage" enough for making our wedding a huge success. Read less
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Franklin Wayne Music responded with the following comments:

Diana & Matt,

We can't thank you enough for having us perform at your wedding! We had such an awesome time with you and your guests! Wishing you the best!

Thanks again!

Rasheeda and the entire "Entourage" band

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