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Hank Lane Music

Boca Raton , FL
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LOCATION

65 West 55th Street, Suite 302
New York, NY US 10019 (map)

PHONE

561-750-3555

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

For 35 years, Hank Lane Music has been consistently rated as a premier resource for many of the best known wedding dance bands, orchestras and ceremony musicians in the New York metro... Read more
For 35 years, Hank Lane Music has been consistently rated as a premier resource for many of the best known wedding dance bands, orchestras and ceremony musicians in the New York metro area. The company's roster of more than 20 different set bands has been recognized as among the top party bands in New York in all areas of the media including on national and local television programs, in popular wedding websites, blogs, newspapers, magazines and books. We are pleased that WeddingWire has selected Hank Lane Music as a "Bride's Choice" for 2014. In addition, for the past several years in a row and including for 2007-2013, editors of theknot.com have chosen Hank Lane Music as "The Best in New York" after being voted on by thousands of brides in the New York metropolitan area. In 2014, theknot.com honored Hank Lane Music by electing it into it's Hall of Fame. Hank Lane Music has also been cited in New York Magazine as having the "Best Party Pop Band" and the company has been selected by Town & Country magazine as one of the best dance bands in New York. Author Joan Hamburg has also cited Hank Lane Music as among the best dance bands for weddings in her must-have book, City Wedding. Hank Lane bands have performed for many notable clients including at the weddings of fashion icon Vera Wang, Ivanka Trump and New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony, to name a few. Ethnic music from many cultures are a specialty, including Hebrew, Klezmer, Israeli, Russian, Caribbean, Latin and Indian including for baraat, ceremony and Sangeet celebrations. Hank Lane bands will travel outside the New York area.

Hank Lane Music has also received national acclaim, having appeared on NBC's Today Show wedding three times, the CBS Morning Show's wedding segment, ABC's Good Morning America and on the popular cable television series, My Fair Wedding with David Tutera many times on We Channel and on Bravo. Hank Lane's event design and lighting division, Fusion Lighting has also been featured on My Fair Wedding with David Tutera on a number of episodes turning celebrity party planner David Tutera's lighting designs into reality. Fusion offers band and dance floor lighting, to complement your band, decorative and up-lighting, chandeliers, tent lighting, as well as, beautiful video screens for your wedding montage. More Than Music is the DJ division of Hank Lane Music providing professional disc jockeys adept in all styles of music. More Than Music also provides the popular Coney Island style photo booths for great instant wedding pictures.

Congratulations on your engagement! Due to immense popularity of the Hank Lane dance bands for weddings, we recommend scheduling an in person appointment at either the New York City , Long Island , New Jersey or Florida locations to help you select the right musical choice for you. To schedule an appointment you may call us Toll Free at (888) 508-0555, email us at info@hanklane.com or you may set an appointment online by visiting our website www.hanklane.com. Read less
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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), Small (1-3 musicians)
What music genre does your band play?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Big Band, Calypso, Classic Rock, Classical, Dance, Funk, Gospel, Hip Hop, Jazz, Latin, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, R&B, Reggae, Rock, Soul, Strings, Swing
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We just got married (09/19/14) in Sagaponack, NY at the Wolffer Estate Vineyard and had Dane Wright Bank from Hank Lane perform. To say they were spectacular would be an understatement. Leading up to the event Dane was great working with us to find out what kind of music we like. On the wedding day everything went very smoothly. Once they started playing our guests literally did not leave the dance floor. The singers were great, they really got involved with the crowd, which we loved. We were warned when looking for a band be weary of them taking lots of breaks. Hank Lane was reassured us the band would not take any breaks - and they didn't, not sure where they got the energy, but they kept it going all night without stopping. The next day we hosted a BBQ and everyone was coming up to us asking where we got our band from. We highly recommend using the Dane Wright Band - you won't be disappointed!
We just got married (09/19/14) in Sagaponack, NY at the Wolffer Estate Vineyard and had Dane Wright Bank from Hank Lane Read more...
We just got married (09/19/14) in Sagaponack, NY at the Wolffer Estate Vineyard and had Dane Wright Bank from Hank Lane perform. To say they were spectacular would be an understatement. Leading up to the event Dane was great working with us to find out what kind of music we like. On the wedding day everything went very smoothly. Once they started playing our guests literally did not leave the dance floor. The singers were great, they really got involved with the crowd, which we loved. We were warned when looking for a band be weary of them taking lots of breaks. Hank Lane was reassured us the band would not take any breaks - and they didn't, not sure where they got the energy, but they kept it going all night without stopping. The next day we hosted a BBQ and everyone was coming up to us asking where we got our band from. We highly recommend using the Dane Wright Band - you won't be disappointed! Read less
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Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
The Marcus Reid Band played at our wedding on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. Needless to say, they exceeded our expectations! The band was simply awesome, and did a great job at reading the crowd, and selecting a wide variety of music that kept everyone on the dance floor all night long (even during our spectacular Viennese hour!). We got so many compliments on the band, and we feel so lucky to have booked them - they really gave us a better party than we could ever have hoped for! It was seriously a concert-quality performance. We were skeptical about hiring a band based on a DVD (Hank Lane does not do live showcases), but we are so glad we did. Many thanks to the Marcus Reid Band for an unforgettable evening! Lauren and Andrew Baker
The Marcus Reid Band played at our wedding on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. Needless to say, they exceeded our expectations! Read more...
The Marcus Reid Band played at our wedding on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. Needless to say, they exceeded our expectations! The band was simply awesome, and did a great job at reading the crowd, and selecting a wide variety of music that kept everyone on the dance floor all night long (even during our spectacular Viennese hour!). We got so many compliments on the band, and we feel so lucky to have booked them - they really gave us a better party than we could ever have hoped for! It was seriously a concert-quality performance. We were skeptical about hiring a band based on a DVD (Hank Lane does not do live showcases), but we are so glad we did. Many thanks to the Marcus Reid Band for an unforgettable evening! Lauren and Andrew Baker Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We were lucky enough to have the Marcus Reid Band rock the socks off our wedding (ceremony and reception). We had 7 band members, who played our requests - which were pretty diverse musically - exceptionally well. Marcus is a class act and has unlimited energy. The band didn't just play the songs well and at the right moments in the action; they got involved with the crowd in the right way. If you don't already know: the music makes the wedding reception. They killed it. Everyone there agreed. Everyone danced all night and had a great time. Get them if they are available.
We were lucky enough to have the Marcus Reid Band rock the socks off our wedding (ceremony and reception). We had 7 band Read more...
We were lucky enough to have the Marcus Reid Band rock the socks off our wedding (ceremony and reception). We had 7 band members, who played our requests - which were pretty diverse musically - exceptionally well. Marcus is a class act and has unlimited energy. The band didn't just play the songs well and at the right moments in the action; they got involved with the crowd in the right way. If you don't already know: the music makes the wedding reception. They killed it. Everyone there agreed. Everyone danced all night and had a great time. Get them if they are available. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Everyone there was wonderful to work with & the band was a big hit at the wedding!
A special thank you to Justin & Paul for all their help! Would highly recommend Hank Lane Music to anyone!
Everyone there was wonderful to work with & the band was a big hit at the wedding!
A special thank you to Justin & Read more...
Everyone there was wonderful to work with & the band was a big hit at the wedding!
A special thank you to Justin & Paul for all their help! Would highly recommend Hank Lane Music to anyone! Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
Hank Lane was easily one of the most convenient, flexible and helpful vendors we worked with for my wedding on August 16th. We chose the Marcus Reid Band and they exceeded all of my expectations and more! They had every guest dancing throughout the entire reception and played all of the songs that I had asked for. Many guests said they felt like they were at a concert and that it sounded like the actual singers were performing the songs! Everyone even said that they were the best band they have ever heard! When my husband and I got into our getaway car at the end of the reception, the first thing out of my husband's mouth was, "When can we have another party so we can book this band again?" I think this says it all!

I'm also grateful for how flexible Hank Lane was during the process - I called Hank Lane the day before my wedding to change the father of the bride dance song because I was having second thoughts. They called Marcus Reid right away and asked him to change it, then got back to me right away to confirm. We also booked our photo booth through one of Hank Lane's affiliate companies, which was also well worth it! They gave us a great price and it was definitely a fun addition to the party.

Overall, I would recommend Hank Lane to anyone, and certainly the Marcus Reid Band. They are professional, attentive, helpful, and worth every penny!
Hank Lane was easily one of the most convenient, flexible and helpful vendors we worked with for my wedding on August Read more...
Hank Lane was easily one of the most convenient, flexible and helpful vendors we worked with for my wedding on August 16th. We chose the Marcus Reid Band and they exceeded all of my expectations and more! They had every guest dancing throughout the entire reception and played all of the songs that I had asked for. Many guests said they felt like they were at a concert and that it sounded like the actual singers were performing the songs! Everyone even said that they were the best band they have ever heard! When my husband and I got into our getaway car at the end of the reception, the first thing out of my husband's mouth was, "When can we have another party so we can book this band again?" I think this says it all!

I'm also grateful for how flexible Hank Lane was during the process - I called Hank Lane the day before my wedding to change the father of the bride dance song because I was having second thoughts. They called Marcus Reid right away and asked him to change it, then got back to me right away to confirm. We also booked our photo booth through one of Hank Lane's affiliate companies, which was also well worth it! They gave us a great price and it was definitely a fun addition to the party.

Overall, I would recommend Hank Lane to anyone, and certainly the Marcus Reid Band. They are professional, attentive, helpful, and worth every penny! Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
8/9/2014
5.0/5.0
We hired the Marcus Reid band for our wedding and they were absolutely, absolutely, absolutely fantastic!!!! They had all my guests young, old, and everyone in between on the dance floor all night. I have never danced so much in my life and my husband who never dances was practically on the dance floor all night!!!! All my guests have been raving about the band and say it's the best music they have ever heard at a wedding. My husband and I had a blast at our wedding, it was the best day of our lives. I would highly recommend the Marcus Reid band for any occasion.
We hired the Marcus Reid band for our wedding and they were absolutely, absolutely, absolutely fantastic!!!! They had all Read more...
We hired the Marcus Reid band for our wedding and they were absolutely, absolutely, absolutely fantastic!!!! They had all my guests young, old, and everyone in between on the dance floor all night. I have never danced so much in my life and my husband who never dances was practically on the dance floor all night!!!! All my guests have been raving about the band and say it's the best music they have ever heard at a wedding. My husband and I had a blast at our wedding, it was the best day of our lives. I would highly recommend the Marcus Reid band for any occasion. Read less
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Anna
Wedding:
8/2/2014
5.0/5.0
I used the Russ Bennett band from Hank Lane for my wedding on August 2nd at the Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange, NJ. They were absolutely amazing. I got so many compliments from my guests about how great the band was. They played a variety of music for all of the different age groups, including my friends, parents and even my 80 year old grandmother who danced all night long. The vocalists were amazing and would even come onto the dance floor and into the crowd, it really kept the energy level up and helped keep the party going. Russ was also great to deal with - very professional, and experienced. He knew all of the songs we wanted and did a great job of judging the crowd while also making sure to play the songs we requested, covering everything from Motown to Pitbull. The band was truly top notch and probably one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. Kim was the rep from Hank Lane who helped us pick the band. She was awesome, very professional, responsive, and understood exactly what I wanted and was very helpful in narrowing down options for us.
I used the Russ Bennett band from Hank Lane for my wedding on August 2nd at the Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange, NJ. Read more...
I used the Russ Bennett band from Hank Lane for my wedding on August 2nd at the Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange, NJ. They were absolutely amazing. I got so many compliments from my guests about how great the band was. They played a variety of music for all of the different age groups, including my friends, parents and even my 80 year old grandmother who danced all night long. The vocalists were amazing and would even come onto the dance floor and into the crowd, it really kept the energy level up and helped keep the party going. Russ was also great to deal with - very professional, and experienced. He knew all of the songs we wanted and did a great job of judging the crowd while also making sure to play the songs we requested, covering everything from Motown to Pitbull. The band was truly top notch and probably one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. Kim was the rep from Hank Lane who helped us pick the band. She was awesome, very professional, responsive, and understood exactly what I wanted and was very helpful in narrowing down options for us. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
From our first meeting right through our wedding day, Hank Lane was great to work with. The staff is very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. The band they helped us choose based on our music interests was spot on! We had Rhythm Review with Frank Simmons and they were phenomenal. All our friends and family are still talking about the wedding weeks later and the first thing they mention is how great the band was. Highly recommend Hank Lane for a great experience!
From our first meeting right through our wedding day, Hank Lane was great to work with. The staff is very knowledgeable, Read more...
From our first meeting right through our wedding day, Hank Lane was great to work with. The staff is very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. The band they helped us choose based on our music interests was spot on! We had Rhythm Review with Frank Simmons and they were phenomenal. All our friends and family are still talking about the wedding weeks later and the first thing they mention is how great the band was. Highly recommend Hank Lane for a great experience! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We used the Marcus Reid band for our wedding on 8/2/14 and could not have been happier. The amount of energy he and his band brought to our wedding was unbelievable and he somehow managed to exceed our expectations despite them already being very high before the party. Countless people told us both during and after the wedding how Marcus' band was the best they've ever seen and how much they contributed to the overall level of fun that everyone had at our wedding. I would absolutely recommend the Marcus Reid band to anyone, especially after seeing how much the band contributes to the level of fun that everyone has.
We used the Marcus Reid band for our wedding on 8/2/14 and could not have been happier. The amount of energy he and his Read more...
We used the Marcus Reid band for our wedding on 8/2/14 and could not have been happier. The amount of energy he and his band brought to our wedding was unbelievable and he somehow managed to exceed our expectations despite them already being very high before the party. Countless people told us both during and after the wedding how Marcus' band was the best they've ever seen and how much they contributed to the overall level of fun that everyone had at our wedding. I would absolutely recommend the Marcus Reid band to anyone, especially after seeing how much the band contributes to the level of fun that everyone has. Read less
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Arielle
Wedding:
7/27/2014
5.0/5.0
The Marcus Reid Band really made our wedding the best night for all of our guests and for us! The office staff was so responsive to all of my calls and emails, and then the band itself made the day amazing. All of our guests commented on how incredible the band was and that it was the best party they've ever been to. The band played so many of the songs I had requested before-hand, and people were commenting that they sounded better than some of the bands they were covering. So many guests asked me for their information so they could hire them for other events. If you want a band that will keep your guests out on the dance floor all night, this is the band for you!
The Marcus Reid Band really made our wedding the best night for all of our guests and for us! The office staff was so Read more...
The Marcus Reid Band really made our wedding the best night for all of our guests and for us! The office staff was so responsive to all of my calls and emails, and then the band itself made the day amazing. All of our guests commented on how incredible the band was and that it was the best party they've ever been to. The band played so many of the songs I had requested before-hand, and people were commenting that they sounded better than some of the bands they were covering. So many guests asked me for their information so they could hire them for other events. If you want a band that will keep your guests out on the dance floor all night, this is the band for you! Read less
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Kristin
Wedding:
7/26/2014
5.0/5.0
The Marcus Reid Band was a huge hit at our wedding and had our guests on the dance floor all night long! They continuously played hit after hit and played a variety of music for all ages. Marcus even interacted, sung, and danced with us and our guests on the dance floor! Several guests have made comments on how Marcus Reid is the best band they have heard at a wedding and were amazed at how they sounded exactly like the song artist. We had a blast at our wedding thanks to Marcus Reid Band. Marcus is extremely professional and met with us prior to our wedding date to review the playlist and gave us a great recommendation for the wedding party entrance song. We highly recommend Marcus Reid for any event and you will have a great time!
The Marcus Reid Band was a huge hit at our wedding and had our guests on the dance floor all night long! They continuously Read more...
The Marcus Reid Band was a huge hit at our wedding and had our guests on the dance floor all night long! They continuously played hit after hit and played a variety of music for all ages. Marcus even interacted, sung, and danced with us and our guests on the dance floor! Several guests have made comments on how Marcus Reid is the best band they have heard at a wedding and were amazed at how they sounded exactly like the song artist. We had a blast at our wedding thanks to Marcus Reid Band. Marcus is extremely professional and met with us prior to our wedding date to review the playlist and gave us a great recommendation for the wedding party entrance song. We highly recommend Marcus Reid for any event and you will have a great time! Read less
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Natalie
Wedding:
7/26/2014
5.0/5.0
We hired Pete Saunders Band for our wedding and they were PHENOMENAL!! We can't say enough GREAT things about this band. They had our guests dancing from they very beginning of our wedding reception and it was fantastic. Everyone in the band was so talented and all my guests were raving about them all night and still to this day. They were very professional and arrived very early to set up at our venue. Everything was seamless, all the transitions/breaks were great and didn't notice or experience any hiccups throughout the evening. Everything they played was within our requests, we do not have one complaint about this band! They were truly the best and would highly recommend them to anyone!
We hired Pete Saunders Band for our wedding and they were PHENOMENAL!! We can't say enough GREAT things about this band. Read more...
We hired Pete Saunders Band for our wedding and they were PHENOMENAL!! We can't say enough GREAT things about this band. They had our guests dancing from they very beginning of our wedding reception and it was fantastic. Everyone in the band was so talented and all my guests were raving about them all night and still to this day. They were very professional and arrived very early to set up at our venue. Everything was seamless, all the transitions/breaks were great and didn't notice or experience any hiccups throughout the evening. Everything they played was within our requests, we do not have one complaint about this band! They were truly the best and would highly recommend them to anyone! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Music, Venue & Food are the most important elements of a wedding, and I can't imagine finding a more perfect band than Russ Bennett Band. We were only 3 songs into the evening and guests were asking who they were and how I found them. "They are the swiss army knife of wedding bands" is what one guest marveled because of the range of songs and accuracy they are able to pull off.
Russ is a true professional and a pleasure to work with. He has a fantastic ability to read the room's temperature and give the guests what they want to keep the party going; and is able to change gears to accommodate all ages from 20s-80s. These guys had everyone on the dance floor and simply nailed it all night long with the timing of their selections. I HIGHLY recommend them, they exceeded expectations.
Music, Venue & Food are the most important elements of a wedding, and I can't imagine finding a more perfect band than Read more...
Music, Venue & Food are the most important elements of a wedding, and I can't imagine finding a more perfect band than Russ Bennett Band. We were only 3 songs into the evening and guests were asking who they were and how I found them. "They are the swiss army knife of wedding bands" is what one guest marveled because of the range of songs and accuracy they are able to pull off.
Russ is a true professional and a pleasure to work with. He has a fantastic ability to read the room's temperature and give the guests what they want to keep the party going; and is able to change gears to accommodate all ages from 20s-80s. These guys had everyone on the dance floor and simply nailed it all night long with the timing of their selections. I HIGHLY recommend them, they exceeded expectations. Read less
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Beth
Wedding:
7/11/2014
5.0/5.0
I am not the type to write reviews often, but for Hank Lane's Marcus Reid Band, I HAD TO! Marcus Reid was an absolute pleasure to work with from the very beginning. He was so responsive and accommodating and gave great song suggestions. Most importantly though, he and his band are incredible - they are truly talented! We got tons of compliments from friends and family DURING the wedding and am still hearing about how amazing our band was 2 weeks later. Several friends have even asked for their name to recommend them to their friends/family! The band had so much energy - it made the party a party! The band was so interactive and sounded like the radio (but better!). They also played almost every single song request we gave them. Marcus and his band NAILED IT! We had the best time partying at our wedding (we have never danced so much) and I attribute it to them! BOOK THEM - it will be the best and easiest decision you make for your wedding!
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I am not the type to write reviews often, but for Hank Lane's Marcus Reid Band, I HAD TO! Marcus Reid was an absolute pleasure to work with from the very beginning. He was so responsive and accommodating and gave great song suggestions. Most importantly though, he and his band are incredible - they are truly talented! We got tons of compliments from friends and family DURING the wedding and am still hearing about how amazing our band was 2 weeks later. Several friends have even asked for their name to recommend them to their friends/family! The band had so much energy - it made the party a party! The band was so interactive and sounded like the radio (but better!). They also played almost every single song request we gave them. Marcus and his band NAILED IT! We had the best time partying at our wedding (we have never danced so much) and I attribute it to them! BOOK THEM - it will be the best and easiest decision you make for your wedding! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I had been to a couple of Kenny Ford weddings in the past and these guys rock!

Was a pleasant process throughout and the service was great. They more than delivered on our wedding date, playing incredible songs and exceeding expectations (which were already high). Between people commenting on how great Kenny Ford and his band were to all of their great musical selections, they made it a night we will not soon forget and provided great music for what was an incredible party! Thank you!
I had been to a couple of Kenny Ford weddings in the past and these guys rock!

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I had been to a couple of Kenny Ford weddings in the past and these guys rock!

Was a pleasant process throughout and the service was great. They more than delivered on our wedding date, playing incredible songs and exceeding expectations (which were already high). Between people commenting on how great Kenny Ford and his band were to all of their great musical selections, they made it a night we will not soon forget and provided great music for what was an incredible party! Thank you! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Keren
Wedding:
7/3/2014
5.0/5.0
We used Hank Lane for our wedding and could not be happier. They made sure to included all our favorites, danced with the crowd of guests, and partied all night long.

SPOTLIGHT was our band and they rocked it. We highly recommend them!!
We used Hank Lane for our wedding and could not be happier. They made sure to included all our favorites, danced with the Read more...
We used Hank Lane for our wedding and could not be happier. They made sure to included all our favorites, danced with the crowd of guests, and partied all night long.

SPOTLIGHT was our band and they rocked it. We highly recommend them!! Read less
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Scott
Wedding:
6/29/2014
5.0/5.0
When i mentioned to Hank Lane that I am a semi-pro musician myself, they recommended the Jeff Lubin band; and they were right. Jeff and his band did a fantastic job with everything—from being willing to play a short piece I'd written during the ceremony, to handling Jewish celebratory music (e.g., a hora and a mezinka) to Beatles, Journey, Bruce, Pink, Michael Jackson... And they were also flexible enough to let me sit in with them for a short 3-song set.

And it wasn't just me—everyone at our wedding raved about the band; even the mother of the bride.
When i mentioned to Hank Lane that I am a semi-pro musician myself, they recommended the Jeff Lubin band; and they were Read more...
When i mentioned to Hank Lane that I am a semi-pro musician myself, they recommended the Jeff Lubin band; and they were right. Jeff and his band did a fantastic job with everything—from being willing to play a short piece I'd written during the ceremony, to handling Jewish celebratory music (e.g., a hora and a mezinka) to Beatles, Journey, Bruce, Pink, Michael Jackson... And they were also flexible enough to let me sit in with them for a short 3-song set.

And it wasn't just me—everyone at our wedding raved about the band; even the mother of the bride. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Cheryl
Wedding:
6/27/2014
5.0/5.0
Hank Lane Music was fantastic to deal with! My husband and I were blown away when we first heard The Marcus Reid Band at the office in NYC! The night of our wedding they blew away what we were already expecting! Marcus and his band interacted with all our guests all night long! Everyone that night and since has told us that was the BEST band they ever heard! Can't say enough to tell you how fantastic of a band this was and they were a huge part of making our wedding the best ever! I highly recommend them and already asked them to play at our summer party next year!
Hank Lane Music was fantastic to deal with! My husband and I were blown away when we first heard The Marcus Reid Band at Read more...
Hank Lane Music was fantastic to deal with! My husband and I were blown away when we first heard The Marcus Reid Band at the office in NYC! The night of our wedding they blew away what we were already expecting! Marcus and his band interacted with all our guests all night long! Everyone that night and since has told us that was the BEST band they ever heard! Can't say enough to tell you how fantastic of a band this was and they were a huge part of making our wedding the best ever! I highly recommend them and already asked them to play at our summer party next year! Read less
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Marissa
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
Hank Lane did a great job of kicking the party off and keeping it going! They accommodated all of our requests, and guests were on the dance floor the entire night. Highly recommend their services.
Hank Lane did a great job of kicking the party off and keeping it going! They accommodated all of our requests, and guests Read more...
Hank Lane did a great job of kicking the party off and keeping it going! They accommodated all of our requests, and guests were on the dance floor the entire night. Highly recommend their services. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Everyone at Hank Lane was a pleasure to work with. From start to finish, everyone was professional and kind. The band at our reception was exquisite! Our guests from the wedding can't stop talking about how phenomenal the music was. The Kenny Ford Band was extremely talented and also very professional. They helped us all dance the night away. I would recommend Hank Lane/The Kenny Ford Band to family, friends and anyone who will listen to me give them rave reviews!
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Everyone at Hank Lane was a pleasure to work with. From start to finish, everyone was professional and kind. The band at our reception was exquisite! Our guests from the wedding can't stop talking about how phenomenal the music was. The Kenny Ford Band was extremely talented and also very professional. They helped us all dance the night away. I would recommend Hank Lane/The Kenny Ford Band to family, friends and anyone who will listen to me give them rave reviews! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Nicole
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
Overall, our experience with Hank Lane was amazing. They are incredibly professional and know exactly what goes into making the entertainment at a wedding spectacular... When assisting us in choosing our band, they laid out a number of extraordinary options that would fit our budget and taste. Their website provides the musical repertoire for the bands, which includes suggestions on music for each segment of your wedding (ceremony processional, recessional, first dance, etc), which we found very helpful.

We chose the Ernest Mills Band for our event, and they were everything that we wanted. Our guests had a great time and we received so many comments on the amazing entertainment.

We would not hesitate to recommend Hank Lane's services in the future.
Overall, our experience with Hank Lane was amazing. They are incredibly professional and know exactly what goes into Read more...
Overall, our experience with Hank Lane was amazing. They are incredibly professional and know exactly what goes into making the entertainment at a wedding spectacular... When assisting us in choosing our band, they laid out a number of extraordinary options that would fit our budget and taste. Their website provides the musical repertoire for the bands, which includes suggestions on music for each segment of your wedding (ceremony processional, recessional, first dance, etc), which we found very helpful.

We chose the Ernest Mills Band for our event, and they were everything that we wanted. Our guests had a great time and we received so many comments on the amazing entertainment.

We would not hesitate to recommend Hank Lane's services in the future. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The Dan Zellan Band was absolutely phenomenal! They were a complete blast the whole night long. They kept the party moving from the beginning of the reception to the very end. The band was extremely professional, but also very energetic, coming out to mingle and engage with the guests. The pictures of our dance floor are hilarious and show just how much fun the whole party was having. The band never took a break the whole night so that we could dance the day away. Their sound was really amazing and their song list got the crowd going. Besides the first dance, father-daughter and mother-son dance, we let them pick the music based on the mood of our guests, and they were spot on with all of their choices. We had a ton of compliments from our guests, and were giving their name out to a bunch of people that were planning on getting married soon. The only drawback is that you can’t see them in person or on video beforehand. You are basically taking the word of the company, but thankfully for us my parents had seen them in action at my neighbors wedding so we were assured of how good they would be and honestly they were everything that we had hoped for. We highly recommend them to everyone, they are able to meet everyone’s needs, whether you like the classics to top hits, are looking to get riled up or have it more key. They definitely had the flexibility to work with anyone’s tastes. We were extremely pleased with the outcome and believe they were truly worth the price.
The Dan Zellan Band was absolutely phenomenal! They were a complete blast the whole night long. They kept the party moving Read more...
The Dan Zellan Band was absolutely phenomenal! They were a complete blast the whole night long. They kept the party moving from the beginning of the reception to the very end. The band was extremely professional, but also very energetic, coming out to mingle and engage with the guests. The pictures of our dance floor are hilarious and show just how much fun the whole party was having. The band never took a break the whole night so that we could dance the day away. Their sound was really amazing and their song list got the crowd going. Besides the first dance, father-daughter and mother-son dance, we let them pick the music based on the mood of our guests, and they were spot on with all of their choices. We had a ton of compliments from our guests, and were giving their name out to a bunch of people that were planning on getting married soon. The only drawback is that you can’t see them in person or on video beforehand. You are basically taking the word of the company, but thankfully for us my parents had seen them in action at my neighbors wedding so we were assured of how good they would be and honestly they were everything that we had hoped for. We highly recommend them to everyone, they are able to meet everyone’s needs, whether you like the classics to top hits, are looking to get riled up or have it more key. They definitely had the flexibility to work with anyone’s tastes. We were extremely pleased with the outcome and believe they were truly worth the price. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Michelle
Wedding:
6/8/2014
5.0/5.0
I specifically requested The Kenny Ford Band for our wedding after hearing them perform at a friend's wedding 7 years ago. They left a lasting impression and were just as amazing this time as they were back then! I worked with Ian at Hank Lane to discuss all the details and logistics and he was super friendly and answered all of my questions with great detail and enthusiasm. As my wedding date grew closer, I got a chance to talk with Kenny himself to finalize all of the timing, pronunciation of names, and special requests, and I knew that everything was going to go smoothly since they are so organized! The Kenny Ford Band knew exactly when to play mellow music during meals and then got people on the dance floor when it was time to get the energy level up. They even took some song requests and we were all amazed at the range of music they were able to play. Several of my guests came up to me to comment on how awesome they were and asked for their contact for future functions. I know they're a bit pricey, but totally worth it, and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for great entertainment! Thank you guys!
I specifically requested The Kenny Ford Band for our wedding after hearing them perform at a friend's wedding 7 years ago. Read more...
I specifically requested The Kenny Ford Band for our wedding after hearing them perform at a friend's wedding 7 years ago. They left a lasting impression and were just as amazing this time as they were back then! I worked with Ian at Hank Lane to discuss all the details and logistics and he was super friendly and answered all of my questions with great detail and enthusiasm. As my wedding date grew closer, I got a chance to talk with Kenny himself to finalize all of the timing, pronunciation of names, and special requests, and I knew that everything was going to go smoothly since they are so organized! The Kenny Ford Band knew exactly when to play mellow music during meals and then got people on the dance floor when it was time to get the energy level up. They even took some song requests and we were all amazed at the range of music they were able to play. Several of my guests came up to me to comment on how awesome they were and asked for their contact for future functions. I know they're a bit pricey, but totally worth it, and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for great entertainment! Thank you guys! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
The Marcus Reid Band was amazing! They had our guests up, dancing and singing along all night. They brought great energy and played everything we requested. They interacted with the guests and put on a great performance. We are extremely happy with the Marcus Reid Band!
The Marcus Reid Band was amazing! They had our guests up, dancing and singing along all night. They brought great energy Read more...
The Marcus Reid Band was amazing! They had our guests up, dancing and singing along all night. They brought great energy and played everything we requested. They interacted with the guests and put on a great performance. We are extremely happy with the Marcus Reid Band! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We had Marcus Reid band play at our wedding and they were amazing! Super high energy and played a great selection of songs. We were worried that, since we had a Friday night wedding, people would be tired and not want to dance, but that wasn't a problem at all - Marcus and the band kept everyone on the dance floor all night! We're still hearing from friends about how great and fun they were. Stephanie and Justin at Hank Lane were also great to work with, really organized and easy to get along with. The whole process went smoothly and we were so happy with the band and the whole experience.
We had Marcus Reid band play at our wedding and they were amazing! Super high energy and played a great selection of Read more...
We had Marcus Reid band play at our wedding and they were amazing! Super high energy and played a great selection of songs. We were worried that, since we had a Friday night wedding, people would be tired and not want to dance, but that wasn't a problem at all - Marcus and the band kept everyone on the dance floor all night! We're still hearing from friends about how great and fun they were. Stephanie and Justin at Hank Lane were also great to work with, really organized and easy to get along with. The whole process went smoothly and we were so happy with the band and the whole experience. Read less
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Dara
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Marcus Reid and his band are fantastic! Our guests have not stopped talking about how great our band was! They had everyone on their feet, dancing all night long- our dance floor was packed from start to finish. We were lucky to book Marcus Reid and were extremely satisfied, they completely exceeded expectations and we would highly recommend them for any occasion.

-The Singer's
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Marcus Reid and his band are fantastic! Our guests have not stopped talking about how great our band was! They had everyone on their feet, dancing all night long- our dance floor was packed from start to finish. We were lucky to book Marcus Reid and were extremely satisfied, they completely exceeded expectations and we would highly recommend them for any occasion.

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Nicole
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
The Frank Michael's Band was amazing! They had everyone dancing. They played a great mix of music from 60s to Top 40. I don't think there is anything they could not sing. They played all the music we requested. We could not be happier with band. I would highly recommend them for any event!
The Frank Michael's Band was amazing! They had everyone dancing. They played a great mix of music from 60s to Top 40. I Read more...
The Frank Michael's Band was amazing! They had everyone dancing. They played a great mix of music from 60s to Top 40. I don't think there is anything they could not sing. They played all the music we requested. We could not be happier with band. I would highly recommend them for any event! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We hired the Russ Bennett Band out of Hank Lane to play at our wedding and could not have been happier with this decision. The band did not stop playing all night and rocked it from the very first song. They played everything from Bruno Mars to Stevie Wonder and everything in between. Russ was very professional to work with and understood the kind of party we wanted from the very first meeting which was on display with the amount of energy he and his band brought to our party. We even had friends of ours get the band's card at the end of the night and hire the band for their own wedding the very next day. I highly recommend The Russ Bennett Band and any of the Hank Lane bands for your wedding!
We hired the Russ Bennett Band out of Hank Lane to play at our wedding and could not have been happier with this decision. Read more...
We hired the Russ Bennett Band out of Hank Lane to play at our wedding and could not have been happier with this decision. The band did not stop playing all night and rocked it from the very first song. They played everything from Bruno Mars to Stevie Wonder and everything in between. Russ was very professional to work with and understood the kind of party we wanted from the very first meeting which was on display with the amount of energy he and his band brought to our party. We even had friends of ours get the band's card at the end of the night and hire the band for their own wedding the very next day. I highly recommend The Russ Bennett Band and any of the Hank Lane bands for your wedding! Read less
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Morgan
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
Marcus Reid Band was OUTSTANDING! For my wedding we used the 10 set band. When people go to a wedding they remember the food and the entertainment. I cannot even begin to tell you how many people called the next day to discuss how fantastic the band was. People were on the dance floor the entire night, dancing, singing along and laughing. I had people asking me for the bands name so that they could use them for their wedding. This band knocked me off my feet. I couldn't of been any more pleased with their performance, their professionalism and their talent.. A+++++ fo everything! So thank you so much Marcus Reid and band, you made our wedding a night we will never forget!
Marcus Reid Band was OUTSTANDING! For my wedding we used the 10 set band. When people go to a wedding they remember the Read more...
Marcus Reid Band was OUTSTANDING! For my wedding we used the 10 set band. When people go to a wedding they remember the food and the entertainment. I cannot even begin to tell you how many people called the next day to discuss how fantastic the band was. People were on the dance floor the entire night, dancing, singing along and laughing. I had people asking me for the bands name so that they could use them for their wedding. This band knocked me off my feet. I couldn't of been any more pleased with their performance, their professionalism and their talent.. A+++++ fo everything! So thank you so much Marcus Reid and band, you made our wedding a night we will never forget! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We had the band, Soho Rhythm, for our wedding on May 10th and they were EXCELLENT! Prior to their performance, the music coordinators/event producers were extremely helpful in guiding us to determine the scheduling of events, etc, as well as accommodating all our music requests. We even gave them a CD with a traditional Slovak wedding dance (the Redovy) to be played at the end of the night which they learned and played without a hitch! All our guests raved about the band during and after the wedding and we're still receiving compliments. Highly recommend!!
We had the band, Soho Rhythm, for our wedding on May 10th and they were EXCELLENT! Prior to their performance, the music Read more...
We had the band, Soho Rhythm, for our wedding on May 10th and they were EXCELLENT! Prior to their performance, the music coordinators/event producers were extremely helpful in guiding us to determine the scheduling of events, etc, as well as accommodating all our music requests. We even gave them a CD with a traditional Slovak wedding dance (the Redovy) to be played at the end of the night which they learned and played without a hitch! All our guests raved about the band during and after the wedding and we're still receiving compliments. Highly recommend!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We used Hank Lane for our musicians and their DJ subsidiary "More than Music" for our DJ. His name was Luis. Musicians came early and played as guests arrived and our ceremony was beautiful. We got soo many compliments from the guests that our DJ was amazing. Everyone was dancing from the second the reception started until the end. Including me (the bride). We had a unique reception because it was 1/2 American & 1/2 Turkish so we were nervous about mixing the songs up. Luis really knows what he is doing, because we are very demanding & picky customers and he really pulled it off. You can tell he really cared about doing an excellent job. We also had a custom wedding dance song he mixed (& they also supplied us with a choreographer, named Jessica, she is great). He played all the songs we wanted but at the best times, he also did a good job at announcing us & the speeches and not sounding cheesy. They may be a bit more money than other DJs but it is worth it.
We used Hank Lane for our musicians and their DJ subsidiary "More than Music" for our DJ. His name was Luis. Musicians Read more...
We used Hank Lane for our musicians and their DJ subsidiary "More than Music" for our DJ. His name was Luis. Musicians came early and played as guests arrived and our ceremony was beautiful. We got soo many compliments from the guests that our DJ was amazing. Everyone was dancing from the second the reception started until the end. Including me (the bride). We had a unique reception because it was 1/2 American & 1/2 Turkish so we were nervous about mixing the songs up. Luis really knows what he is doing, because we are very demanding & picky customers and he really pulled it off. You can tell he really cared about doing an excellent job. We also had a custom wedding dance song he mixed (& they also supplied us with a choreographer, named Jessica, she is great). He played all the songs we wanted but at the best times, he also did a good job at announcing us & the speeches and not sounding cheesy. They may be a bit more money than other DJs but it is worth it. Read less
Services Used: Band, DJ, Unique Services
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Alyssa
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
Reggie Woods & The Soul Street Band played at our wedding on Saturday Night and they sure put on one great party! Along with our guests, we were not off the dance floor the entire night. We are still hearing from our guests how amazing the band was. When we met with Reggie he was so accommodating with any requests we had. The music they played for the ceremony was beautiful and at the reception they played all different types of music to keep everyone on their feet. I cannot say enough good things about this band....by far the best wedding band I've ever experienced!
Reggie Woods & The Soul Street Band played at our wedding on Saturday Night and they sure put on one great party! Along Read more...
Reggie Woods & The Soul Street Band played at our wedding on Saturday Night and they sure put on one great party! Along with our guests, we were not off the dance floor the entire night. We are still hearing from our guests how amazing the band was. When we met with Reggie he was so accommodating with any requests we had. The music they played for the ceremony was beautiful and at the reception they played all different types of music to keep everyone on their feet. I cannot say enough good things about this band....by far the best wedding band I've ever experienced! Read less
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Liz
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
Working with Hank Lane is working with the best of the best. Spencer was very helpful in the beginning at picking a suitable band that would fit our needs. We were getting married at an uncoventional location so it was imperative the band was flexible. Mike Herman helped patiently and diligently leading up to our "big day" getting the playlist together. Marc Koslowe's Band was amazing! Mark himself played his guitar for our ceremony and it was absolutely beautiful. He was able to play on his guitar "Somewhere Over the Rainbow", "Wedding March", and "Canon in D" for the ceremony. They were able to play old school jazz for the cocktail hour and a variety of 40s/50s/60s70s/80s/90s classics for dinner. The dancing portion of the evening was amazing. We had 100 people at the wedding so it was very intimate. The two lead singers were out on the dance floor with us showing us their moves and it was more of a performance than just a band playing music! Thriller came on and the lead female singer did the Thriller dance! People at the wedding wouldn't stop talking about how great they were. My caterer also told me that typically cateres and bands have to work closely together throughout the night to stay on schedule and many times the bands can be difficult and diva-esq. My caterer informed me that working with Mark and his band was great. They were very professional, nice, flexible and great for them to work with. I highly recommend both Hank Lane and The Mark Koslowe Band! Thank you guys!
Working with Hank Lane is working with the best of the best. Spencer was very helpful in the beginning at picking a Read more...
Working with Hank Lane is working with the best of the best. Spencer was very helpful in the beginning at picking a suitable band that would fit our needs. We were getting married at an uncoventional location so it was imperative the band was flexible. Mike Herman helped patiently and diligently leading up to our "big day" getting the playlist together. Marc Koslowe's Band was amazing! Mark himself played his guitar for our ceremony and it was absolutely beautiful. He was able to play on his guitar "Somewhere Over the Rainbow", "Wedding March", and "Canon in D" for the ceremony. They were able to play old school jazz for the cocktail hour and a variety of 40s/50s/60s70s/80s/90s classics for dinner. The dancing portion of the evening was amazing. We had 100 people at the wedding so it was very intimate. The two lead singers were out on the dance floor with us showing us their moves and it was more of a performance than just a band playing music! Thriller came on and the lead female singer did the Thriller dance! People at the wedding wouldn't stop talking about how great they were. My caterer also told me that typically cateres and bands have to work closely together throughout the night to stay on schedule and many times the bands can be difficult and diva-esq. My caterer informed me that working with Mark and his band was great. They were very professional, nice, flexible and great for them to work with. I highly recommend both Hank Lane and The Mark Koslowe Band! Thank you guys! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I'm a guy who has never reviewed anything before, especially not on a wedding website. However, we had the Joel Young Band from Hank Lane at our wedding, and they were absolutely amazing, so I felt compelled to write a review.

Joel and the band brought an incredible amount of energy to the party, and kept the dancing going all night long. Dozens of our guests told us it was the best wedding they had ever been to, and specifically commented on how awesome the band was. The band incorporated our requests while playing enough variety to keep every single guest at the party happy. Joel was extremely helpful and responsive throughout the night, as he checked in with us to be sure he was doing exactly what we wanted.

What a tremendous band!!! We couldn't have asked for anything more.
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I'm a guy who has never reviewed anything before, especially not on a wedding website. However, we had the Joel Young Band from Hank Lane at our wedding, and they were absolutely amazing, so I felt compelled to write a review.

Joel and the band brought an incredible amount of energy to the party, and kept the dancing going all night long. Dozens of our guests told us it was the best wedding they had ever been to, and specifically commented on how awesome the band was. The band incorporated our requests while playing enough variety to keep every single guest at the party happy. Joel was extremely helpful and responsive throughout the night, as he checked in with us to be sure he was doing exactly what we wanted.

What a tremendous band!!! We couldn't have asked for anything more. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Christy
Wedding:
4/11/2014
5.0/5.0
The Dane Wright Band ROCKS!!!!! Our wedding was April 11th, 2014 and we could not be happier with our decision to book The Dane Wright Band through Hank Lane Music. My husband I both agree it was the best money spent!!!! After meeting with Hank Lane and then with Dane himself, we knew this band was the band for us. The Dane Wright Band was great to work with. They went above and beyond our expectations. They really listened to us and put together amazing sets with all the songs and genres we asked for. They are young, current, and really know how to put on a great show! The energy they brought to our wedding really set the tone. We loved how interactive they were, as the main vocalists of the band got everybody rocking as they sang so many hits right in the middle of our guests on the crowded dance floor. One song after the other had our crowd singing and dancing from beginning to end. Our friends and family are still telling us we had the BEST wedding band EVER! Thanks Dane and the Dane Wright Band! You really made our wedding a wedding to remember. We can't wait to come up with another event to book you guys!
The Dane Wright Band ROCKS!!!!! Our wedding was April 11th, 2014 and we could not be happier with our decision to book The Read more...
The Dane Wright Band ROCKS!!!!! Our wedding was April 11th, 2014 and we could not be happier with our decision to book The Dane Wright Band through Hank Lane Music. My husband I both agree it was the best money spent!!!! After meeting with Hank Lane and then with Dane himself, we knew this band was the band for us. The Dane Wright Band was great to work with. They went above and beyond our expectations. They really listened to us and put together amazing sets with all the songs and genres we asked for. They are young, current, and really know how to put on a great show! The energy they brought to our wedding really set the tone. We loved how interactive they were, as the main vocalists of the band got everybody rocking as they sang so many hits right in the middle of our guests on the crowded dance floor. One song after the other had our crowd singing and dancing from beginning to end. Our friends and family are still telling us we had the BEST wedding band EVER! Thanks Dane and the Dane Wright Band! You really made our wedding a wedding to remember. We can't wait to come up with another event to book you guys! Read less
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Aileen
Wedding:
3/29/2014
5.0/5.0
We had the Marcus Reid Band, via Hank Lane music, perform at our wedding at Battery Gardens in NYC on March 29, 2014.

First, the Hank Lane folks were great. They talked us through the songs, what to expect, recommended Marcus Reid Band, and led us through the song choices. Good folks, who accommodated us when we needed it, and recommended the right path when we didn't have a clear vision.

Second, the band itself was amazing. Marcus and a guitar player did a great job on the cocktail hour and ceremony - a lot of which I think they had to learn. By the time the full band started with our first song, everyone was already impressed.

During the dance sets and during dinner, Marcus did a great job making sure everyone was running smoothly; for example, he efficiently directed the toasts, cake cutting, hora, etc.

Finally, the dance sets were stellar. We had a five piece band, and the female vocalist Marcus brought with him was absolutely fabulous. A friend told me after that when she sang Starships, it sounded better than a Nicki Minaj concert. And when Marcus did "Can't Hold Us" - even people that had no idea what the song was were absolutely pumped.

Long story shortish, the Marcus Reid Band were by far the best part of our wedding, and even had disasters happened (which they didn't) they would have made up for. We live in DC, and I've been telling folks here that it would be worth it to bring this band down to DC for the weekend - they're that good.

Highly highly recommend!
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We had the Marcus Reid Band, via Hank Lane music, perform at our wedding at Battery Gardens in NYC on March 29, 2014.

First, the Hank Lane folks were great. They talked us through the songs, what to expect, recommended Marcus Reid Band, and led us through the song choices. Good folks, who accommodated us when we needed it, and recommended the right path when we didn't have a clear vision.

Second, the band itself was amazing. Marcus and a guitar player did a great job on the cocktail hour and ceremony - a lot of which I think they had to learn. By the time the full band started with our first song, everyone was already impressed.

During the dance sets and during dinner, Marcus did a great job making sure everyone was running smoothly; for example, he efficiently directed the toasts, cake cutting, hora, etc.

Finally, the dance sets were stellar. We had a five piece band, and the female vocalist Marcus brought with him was absolutely fabulous. A friend told me after that when she sang Starships, it sounded better than a Nicki Minaj concert. And when Marcus did "Can't Hold Us" - even people that had no idea what the song was were absolutely pumped.

Long story shortish, the Marcus Reid Band were by far the best part of our wedding, and even had disasters happened (which they didn't) they would have made up for. We live in DC, and I've been telling folks here that it would be worth it to bring this band down to DC for the weekend - they're that good.

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Jessica
Wedding:
2/22/2014
5.0/5.0
We hired the Marcus Reid Band and they were absolutely amazing. They listened to everything we wanted for our wedding and delivered above and beyond. They also gave us some great ideas. They had amazing energy and really exceeded our expectations. Everyone keeps asking me about our band!
We hired the Marcus Reid Band and they were absolutely amazing. They listened to everything we wanted for our wedding and Read more...
We hired the Marcus Reid Band and they were absolutely amazing. They listened to everything we wanted for our wedding and delivered above and beyond. They also gave us some great ideas. They had amazing energy and really exceeded our expectations. Everyone keeps asking me about our band! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We chose the Pete Saunders band to play at our wedding and they were absolutely phenomenal. From the minute we met with Justin in the Hank Lane NYC office where he showed us a bunch of videos of the bands, we knew we were in the right place. They totally made us feel at home and answered all of our questions. Justin even met with us on his off day because we needed to see the videos one more time before signing our contract. It was a great decision because Pete and the band were fantastic. Pete called us prior to the wedding after we had completed our online form which goes over must plays, do not plays and what kind of music we wanted. They totally stuck with the plan and did everything that we asked and went above and beyond. Everyone had a great time and the band definitely played a major role in that. They even recommended how the flow of the wedding should be and it worked perfectly. A lot of people have asked who our band was and we highly recommend using Hank Lane Music and especially the Pete Saunders band.
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We chose the Pete Saunders band to play at our wedding and they were absolutely phenomenal. From the minute we met with Justin in the Hank Lane NYC office where he showed us a bunch of videos of the bands, we knew we were in the right place. They totally made us feel at home and answered all of our questions. Justin even met with us on his off day because we needed to see the videos one more time before signing our contract. It was a great decision because Pete and the band were fantastic. Pete called us prior to the wedding after we had completed our online form which goes over must plays, do not plays and what kind of music we wanted. They totally stuck with the plan and did everything that we asked and went above and beyond. Everyone had a great time and the band definitely played a major role in that. They even recommended how the flow of the wedding should be and it worked perfectly. A lot of people have asked who our band was and we highly recommend using Hank Lane Music and especially the Pete Saunders band. Read less
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Abby
Wedding:
2/8/2014
5.0/5.0
Wow! I'm still so soar in muscles that I didn't know existed. I have never danced so much! 10 spin classes a week couldn't have prepared me for the dance workout the Dane Wright band gave at our wedding. I have never seen my groom so happy and rocking the dance floor the way Dane had him going! People have called and texted asking about the fantastic band. Everyone is raving- it was the highlight of our wedding weekend! Dane- THANK YOU! You guys made the night amazing. We appreciated the meetings we had, all of your expert advice, and your follow up to every email (even the last minute requests). We had such high expectations and cared the most about the music- you far succeeded all expectations.
Can't wait to see you guys at future weddings!!!
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Wow! I'm still so soar in muscles that I didn't know existed. I have never danced so much! 10 spin classes a week couldn't have prepared me for the dance workout the Dane Wright band gave at our wedding. I have never seen my groom so happy and rocking the dance floor the way Dane had him going! People have called and texted asking about the fantastic band. Everyone is raving- it was the highlight of our wedding weekend! Dane- THANK YOU! You guys made the night amazing. We appreciated the meetings we had, all of your expert advice, and your follow up to every email (even the last minute requests). We had such high expectations and cared the most about the music- you far succeeded all expectations.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Marcus Reid band was simply amazing at our wedding. They played such a wide variety of music and were able to cultivate an awesome dance party! Our friends were telling us all night how great the band was. They made our night!
Marcus Reid band was simply amazing at our wedding. They played such a wide variety of music and were able to cultivate an Read more...
Marcus Reid band was simply amazing at our wedding. They played such a wide variety of music and were able to cultivate an awesome dance party! Our friends were telling us all night how great the band was. They made our night! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We hired the Russ Bennett Band for our Dec 7, 2013 wedding. We were confident that they would do an excellent job, and they exceeded our expectations! We had 4.5 hours of continuous music and every song was beyond perfect. The vocalists and instrumentalists were incredibly talented. We asked for mostly Top 40 music to be played and the Russ Bennett Band played the most up to date dance songs and had everyone dancing. The flow of the evening was perfect and our father/daughter song (In My Life by the Beatles) and mother/son song (Thank You, Mom by Bob Larsen) renditions were beautifully done. Russ Bennett called us about a week before our wedding to ensure that the pronunciations of everyone's name in the bridal party was correct. Russ Bennett touched base with my husband and I throughout our wedding evening to ensure we were happy with all the songs being played. We did not have one complaint! Thanks to Hank Lane Productions and the Russ Bennett Band for making our wedding unforgettable.

Dan & Amanda
We hired the Russ Bennett Band for our Dec 7, 2013 wedding. We were confident that they would do an excellent job, and Read more...
We hired the Russ Bennett Band for our Dec 7, 2013 wedding. We were confident that they would do an excellent job, and they exceeded our expectations! We had 4.5 hours of continuous music and every song was beyond perfect. The vocalists and instrumentalists were incredibly talented. We asked for mostly Top 40 music to be played and the Russ Bennett Band played the most up to date dance songs and had everyone dancing. The flow of the evening was perfect and our father/daughter song (In My Life by the Beatles) and mother/son song (Thank You, Mom by Bob Larsen) renditions were beautifully done. Russ Bennett called us about a week before our wedding to ensure that the pronunciations of everyone's name in the bridal party was correct. Russ Bennett touched base with my husband and I throughout our wedding evening to ensure we were happy with all the songs being played. We did not have one complaint! Thanks to Hank Lane Productions and the Russ Bennett Band for making our wedding unforgettable.

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Private User
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
The Howard Taylor Band of Hank Lane played our 11/2/13 wedding and they ROCKED! We were a bit nervous to sign with a band who had JUST started playing under the Hank Lane label. We were impressed with their demos though and decided to take the chance. It helped that Justin Richards, the event producer we met with at Hank Lane, spoke so highly of the new group. I'm so glad we listened :)

Howard, the band leader, listened to many of our requests and also used his own expertise to make our party a success. So many of our guests did not stop dancing all night!!! We had many people tell us that they had never attended a wedding where the band played for SO MUCH of the night. Howard and his team played a great mix of oldies and contemporary hits. Every song they played sounded amazing!

My husband and I also planned very unique introductions for our bridal party-- each person got their own intro as if they were playing in a basketball game. This was ONLY a success because of one of the band members, Angel, and his ability to sound like an arena announcer. He was so incredible and we really appreciated his willingness to buy into our idea (and seemingly have fun with it!).

I highly recommend working with Justin, Howard Taylor and the Hank Lane label for your wedding or any other big event you are planning!!
The Howard Taylor Band of Hank Lane played our 11/2/13 wedding and they ROCKED! We were a bit nervous to sign with a band Read more...
The Howard Taylor Band of Hank Lane played our 11/2/13 wedding and they ROCKED! We were a bit nervous to sign with a band who had JUST started playing under the Hank Lane label. We were impressed with their demos though and decided to take the chance. It helped that Justin Richards, the event producer we met with at Hank Lane, spoke so highly of the new group. I'm so glad we listened :)

Howard, the band leader, listened to many of our requests and also used his own expertise to make our party a success. So many of our guests did not stop dancing all night!!! We had many people tell us that they had never attended a wedding where the band played for SO MUCH of the night. Howard and his team played a great mix of oldies and contemporary hits. Every song they played sounded amazing!

My husband and I also planned very unique introductions for our bridal party-- each person got their own intro as if they were playing in a basketball game. This was ONLY a success because of one of the band members, Angel, and his ability to sound like an arena announcer. He was so incredible and we really appreciated his willingness to buy into our idea (and seemingly have fun with it!).

I highly recommend working with Justin, Howard Taylor and the Hank Lane label for your wedding or any other big event you are planning!! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
10/25/2013
5.0/5.0
We had Bobby Attiko's band at our wedding through Hank Lane and it was the best decision and the best money we spent! Spencer was our sales rep and he too was amazing to deal with and very responsive. They are professionals and dealing with professionals makes all the difference with big events like a wedding. We received so many compliments that night on the band and still when people talk to us about the wedding they all mentioned the band and how great they were. Everyone was dancing and having a great time. Bobby's energy was contagious and everyone loved it! We knew we were in good hands after hiring them, but they still managed to exceed our expectations. Absolutely incredible and a class act all the way!
We had Bobby Attiko's band at our wedding through Hank Lane and it was the best decision and the best money we spent! Read more...
We had Bobby Attiko's band at our wedding through Hank Lane and it was the best decision and the best money we spent! Spencer was our sales rep and he too was amazing to deal with and very responsive. They are professionals and dealing with professionals makes all the difference with big events like a wedding. We received so many compliments that night on the band and still when people talk to us about the wedding they all mentioned the band and how great they were. Everyone was dancing and having a great time. Bobby's energy was contagious and everyone loved it! We knew we were in good hands after hiring them, but they still managed to exceed our expectations. Absolutely incredible and a class act all the way! Read less
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Alexandra
Wedding:
9/29/2013
5.0/5.0
We had the Marcus Reid Band for our wedding and they were phenomenal. Marcus played acoustic guitar at our cocktail hour and a six person band played at our reception. Everyone had a blast and the dance floor was packed. We were able to put all of our music requests on a private client section of their website which made organizing everything a piece of cake. The night of, the band even gave us a sweet 90s encore which obviously made the night for all of us 20 somethings. Loved those guys. It was epic.
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We had the Marcus Reid Band for our wedding and they were phenomenal. Marcus played acoustic guitar at our cocktail hour and a six person band played at our reception. Everyone had a blast and the dance floor was packed. We were able to put all of our music requests on a private client section of their website which made organizing everything a piece of cake. The night of, the band even gave us a sweet 90s encore which obviously made the night for all of us 20 somethings. Loved those guys. It was epic. Read less
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Kristi
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Best money spent! All I wanted was great music at our wedding and we were not disappointed!! We had a wonderful experience with Hank Lane and Rhythm Nights and would highly recommend them to anyone for a special event! Many of our wedding guests have already written to share that this is the best band they had ever heard at a wedding and that they had never had more fun! Let's put it this way- the band was so good our dance floor of 180+ was packed before the guests were even served dinner! We had to force them sit and eat.

From start to finish everything was perfect and well worth the money! Everyone was easy to work with and incredibly accommodating- especially since our event was at a home and presented some unique challenges. Five stars all the way! Book these guys is you want a guarantee for a high class, very fun event!
Best money spent! All I wanted was great music at our wedding and we were not disappointed!! We had a wonderful experience Read more...
Best money spent! All I wanted was great music at our wedding and we were not disappointed!! We had a wonderful experience with Hank Lane and Rhythm Nights and would highly recommend them to anyone for a special event! Many of our wedding guests have already written to share that this is the best band they had ever heard at a wedding and that they had never had more fun! Let's put it this way- the band was so good our dance floor of 180+ was packed before the guests were even served dinner! We had to force them sit and eat.

From start to finish everything was perfect and well worth the money! Everyone was easy to work with and incredibly accommodating- especially since our event was at a home and presented some unique challenges. Five stars all the way! Book these guys is you want a guarantee for a high class, very fun event! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Marcus Reid Band!! We were married at the Prospect Park Boathouse in Brooklyn on September 28th, 2013. Marcus Reid and his band were the perfect fit for our venue and our people. The music quality was excellent, they played our first dance song Frankie Valle's "I love you Baby" perfectly and the energy level stayed high long into the night. It was everything we imagined it could be, they delivered as promised and our guests had a great time.

Since our venue was somewhat unique, we also appreciated how Marcus and the band were flexible and accommodating to the circumstances. Consummate professionals. Thank you Marcus Reid Band!
Marcus Reid Band!! We were married at the Prospect Park Boathouse in Brooklyn on September 28th, 2013. Marcus Reid and his Read more...
Marcus Reid Band!! We were married at the Prospect Park Boathouse in Brooklyn on September 28th, 2013. Marcus Reid and his band were the perfect fit for our venue and our people. The music quality was excellent, they played our first dance song Frankie Valle's "I love you Baby" perfectly and the energy level stayed high long into the night. It was everything we imagined it could be, they delivered as promised and our guests had a great time.

Since our venue was somewhat unique, we also appreciated how Marcus and the band were flexible and accommodating to the circumstances. Consummate professionals. Thank you Marcus Reid Band! Read less
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Marta
Wedding:
9/27/2013
5.0/5.0
We booked our band through Hank Lane Music company. Everything was so easy, to the booking of the band to picking out the songs. We were able to log onto the website and pick songs and change them whenever we wanted. Our band was BEYOND AMAZING!!! We booked the MARCUS REID BAND. They played a wide variety of music and sounded better than listening to the original artists on the radio. Marcus and the members of the band took some requests and were so helpful with the details. They kept the crowd engaged and dancing. It was definitely my favorite party of my wedding, and I received so many compliments from my guests on how awesome the band was.
We booked our band through Hank Lane Music company. Everything was so easy, to the booking of the band to picking out the Read more...
We booked our band through Hank Lane Music company. Everything was so easy, to the booking of the band to picking out the songs. We were able to log onto the website and pick songs and change them whenever we wanted. Our band was BEYOND AMAZING!!! We booked the MARCUS REID BAND. They played a wide variety of music and sounded better than listening to the original artists on the radio. Marcus and the members of the band took some requests and were so helpful with the details. They kept the crowd engaged and dancing. It was definitely my favorite party of my wedding, and I received so many compliments from my guests on how awesome the band was. Read less
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Cristina
Wedding:
9/27/2013
5.0/5.0
we absolutely loved our band - The Russ Bennett Band! They were phenomenal and our guests are still raving about the performance! People are telling us that the band was the best part of our wedding. Russ and his band mates were amazing! they were fun, energetic and knew exactly what to play to get people up and dancing and more importantly, keep them up and dancing! we want to thank hank lane and the russ bennett band for making our wedding completely fabulous!

Cristina & Michael
we absolutely loved our band - The Russ Bennett Band! They were phenomenal and our guests are still raving about the Read more...
we absolutely loved our band - The Russ Bennett Band! They were phenomenal and our guests are still raving about the performance! People are telling us that the band was the best part of our wedding. Russ and his band mates were amazing! they were fun, energetic and knew exactly what to play to get people up and dancing and more importantly, keep them up and dancing! we want to thank hank lane and the russ bennett band for making our wedding completely fabulous!

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Shari
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
The Howard Taylor Band was fantastic. We never stopped dancing!!
When looking for a wedding band our goal was to ensure we would have continuous music and a great party. From the moment our guests entered the room they were dancing to the music. Working with Hank Lane was excellent their staff was professional. During the last month we spoke with the music department several times and were very supportive in helping us make decision on our music selections. It was a wonderful night and the Howard Taylor Band ensured every guest left our wedding grovin to the beat!
The Howard Taylor Band was fantastic. We never stopped dancing!!
When looking for a wedding band our goal was to Read more...
The Howard Taylor Band was fantastic. We never stopped dancing!!
When looking for a wedding band our goal was to ensure we would have continuous music and a great party. From the moment our guests entered the room they were dancing to the music. Working with Hank Lane was excellent their staff was professional. During the last month we spoke with the music department several times and were very supportive in helping us make decision on our music selections. It was a wonderful night and the Howard Taylor Band ensured every guest left our wedding grovin to the beat! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We used the Pete Saunders Band and they were amazing!!! We received an endless number of compliments from all of our guests, many who said it was the best wedding band they've ever heard The dance floor was packed all night and everything flowed so smoothly. They were also super flexible with any type of requests, no matter how big, small or last minute. We could not be happier that this was the band that played at our wedding.
We used the Pete Saunders Band and they were amazing!!! We received an endless number of compliments from all of our Read more...
We used the Pete Saunders Band and they were amazing!!! We received an endless number of compliments from all of our guests, many who said it was the best wedding band they've ever heard The dance floor was packed all night and everything flowed so smoothly. They were also super flexible with any type of requests, no matter how big, small or last minute. We could not be happier that this was the band that played at our wedding. Read less
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Caitlin
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Kenny Ford. He's your man. My feet hurt for three days into our honeymoon...because I danced non-stop at my own wedding! I even had to switch into my "bridal Toms" because my high heels were not conducive to jumping up and down. If you want all your guests on the dance floor, the Kenny Ford Band is the way to go! We had seen them perform at a friend's wedding and knew we wouldn't find anyone better. When they were available for our wedding, we knew we had to book them then! They play great music - top 40, 80's, Bruce :), all the hits you want and they listen to what you want too. For those who have some "do not play" songs, they'll act as though they haven't even heard of that song before :) It was a packed dance floor just the way we wanted it! Kenny, we're still getting friends and family telling how "how great the band was!" Thank you for giving us the best dance party ever!
Kenny Ford. He's your man. My feet hurt for three days into our honeymoon...because I danced non-stop at my own wedding! I Read more...
Kenny Ford. He's your man. My feet hurt for three days into our honeymoon...because I danced non-stop at my own wedding! I even had to switch into my "bridal Toms" because my high heels were not conducive to jumping up and down. If you want all your guests on the dance floor, the Kenny Ford Band is the way to go! We had seen them perform at a friend's wedding and knew we wouldn't find anyone better. When they were available for our wedding, we knew we had to book them then! They play great music - top 40, 80's, Bruce :), all the hits you want and they listen to what you want too. For those who have some "do not play" songs, they'll act as though they haven't even heard of that song before :) It was a packed dance floor just the way we wanted it! Kenny, we're still getting friends and family telling how "how great the band was!" Thank you for giving us the best dance party ever! Read less
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Gali
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Wow. All of my guests loved the band by Hank Lane. The wedding was a week ago and I'm still getting comments about how amazing the lead singer was, as well as the whole band in general. My guests, my husband, and I were dancing the whole night and the band was even able to accommodate our wish of some traditional Israeli music.

We didn't provide a lot of feedback about songs we wanted, trusting that the professionals at Hank Lane would give us a great party, and they did! Thank you again!
Wow. All of my guests loved the band by Hank Lane. The wedding was a week ago and I'm still getting comments about how Read more...
Wow. All of my guests loved the band by Hank Lane. The wedding was a week ago and I'm still getting comments about how amazing the lead singer was, as well as the whole band in general. My guests, my husband, and I were dancing the whole night and the band was even able to accommodate our wish of some traditional Israeli music.

We didn't provide a lot of feedback about songs we wanted, trusting that the professionals at Hank Lane would give us a great party, and they did! Thank you again! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got married this summer and Hank Lane/The Dane Wright Band handled everything from helping us plan the music to playing all the music at the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception.

Hank Lane came highly recommended and they still exceeded our expectations. We worked with Spencer Kaufman, who picked the perfect band for us (The Dane Wright Band) and was always very easy to get in touch with and happy to answer all our questions.

As for The Dane Wright Band, they were nothing short of absolutely amazing! The ceremony music was beautiful, the cocktail hour was great, and everyone was totally blown away by their performance during the reception. Not only did they sound fantastic, but they had a ton of fun energy and even joined our guests on the dance floor. I can't even count the number of times I heard, "This is the best wedding band EVER!!" Weeks after the wedding, my friends and family are still talking about "that amazing band!" and how much fun they had.

Hank Lane and The Dane Wright Band made our wedding really fun and totally memorable. My husband and I are already starting to think of parties we can throw just so we have an excuse to book the band again. After our wonderful experience with Hank Lane, we highly recommend working with Hank Lane!
My husband and I got married this summer and Hank Lane/The Dane Wright Band handled everything from helping us plan the Read more...
My husband and I got married this summer and Hank Lane/The Dane Wright Band handled everything from helping us plan the music to playing all the music at the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception.

Hank Lane came highly recommended and they still exceeded our expectations. We worked with Spencer Kaufman, who picked the perfect band for us (The Dane Wright Band) and was always very easy to get in touch with and happy to answer all our questions.

As for The Dane Wright Band, they were nothing short of absolutely amazing! The ceremony music was beautiful, the cocktail hour was great, and everyone was totally blown away by their performance during the reception. Not only did they sound fantastic, but they had a ton of fun energy and even joined our guests on the dance floor. I can't even count the number of times I heard, "This is the best wedding band EVER!!" Weeks after the wedding, my friends and family are still talking about "that amazing band!" and how much fun they had.

Hank Lane and The Dane Wright Band made our wedding really fun and totally memorable. My husband and I are already starting to think of parties we can throw just so we have an excuse to book the band again. After our wonderful experience with Hank Lane, we highly recommend working with Hank Lane! Read less
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Anne
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Hank Lane was so easy to work with. They initially met with us, asked some questions and paired the perfect band for our wedding. The Frank Michael's band was phenomenal. They had everyone up and dancing the entire time. The dance floor was constantly full and everyone had a blast. They played exactly the mix of music that we were looking for - we had just given them some general guidelines and they nailed it! They have amazing energy and keep the party moving. And they played EVERYTHING from 60s through current music (even our wedding song by Alicia Keys!).

Hank Lane worked with us for all our requests and everything was completely and perfectly communicated down to the band. The band worked extremely well with the caterer and the whole night was executed with no issues. The band was beyond professional. On another note, they played the whole time (or long enough that I didn't even notice the breaks). I would highly recommend the Frank Michael's band to anyone who wants great music, dancing and fun time at their wedding.
Hank Lane was so easy to work with. They initially met with us, asked some questions and paired the perfect band for our Read more...
Hank Lane was so easy to work with. They initially met with us, asked some questions and paired the perfect band for our wedding. The Frank Michael's band was phenomenal. They had everyone up and dancing the entire time. The dance floor was constantly full and everyone had a blast. They played exactly the mix of music that we were looking for - we had just given them some general guidelines and they nailed it! They have amazing energy and keep the party moving. And they played EVERYTHING from 60s through current music (even our wedding song by Alicia Keys!).

Hank Lane worked with us for all our requests and everything was completely and perfectly communicated down to the band. The band worked extremely well with the caterer and the whole night was executed with no issues. The band was beyond professional. On another note, they played the whole time (or long enough that I didn't even notice the breaks). I would highly recommend the Frank Michael's band to anyone who wants great music, dancing and fun time at their wedding. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We loved having the Marcus Reid band perform at our wedding. They were absolutely fantastic, and had our guests on the dance floor all night, and right up to the end of the party! Marcus brought a ton of energy to the party, was totally responsive to our music preferences, and was just generally great to work with (as was the whole Hank Lane team). It's now been over a month since we got married and we're still getting compliments from friends about how great our band was and asking how we found them.
We loved having the Marcus Reid band perform at our wedding. They were absolutely fantastic, and had our guests on the Read more...
We loved having the Marcus Reid band perform at our wedding. They were absolutely fantastic, and had our guests on the dance floor all night, and right up to the end of the party! Marcus brought a ton of energy to the party, was totally responsive to our music preferences, and was just generally great to work with (as was the whole Hank Lane team). It's now been over a month since we got married and we're still getting compliments from friends about how great our band was and asking how we found them. Read less
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stephanie
Wedding:
8/2/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were privileged to experience the extreme talent of the Marcus Reid Band during our August 2 wedding at Battery Gardens! Marcus and his band were phenomenal. We have received countless compliments from our guests telling us we had "the best band ever!" Everyone was on the dance floor all night and the energy was incredible right to the very last song. Our crowd even chanted for an encore, which the band graciously provided. Words do not do justice to the vibe and energy that the band gave to our wedding. It is truly a night we will always remember! Wow and bravo!
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My husband and I were privileged to experience the extreme talent of the Marcus Reid Band during our August 2 wedding at Battery Gardens! Marcus and his band were phenomenal. We have received countless compliments from our guests telling us we had "the best band ever!" Everyone was on the dance floor all night and the energy was incredible right to the very last song. Our crowd even chanted for an encore, which the band graciously provided. Words do not do justice to the vibe and energy that the band gave to our wedding. It is truly a night we will always remember! Wow and bravo! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We had Marcus Reid and we couldn't not be happier. Marcus was everything we could have hoped for. They brought the house down, from the ceremony music to the last song of the night, they were on point. He is extremely talented. All of our guest were amazed with him and they all had the greatest time. We would 100% recommend him!!!
We had Marcus Reid and we couldn't not be happier. Marcus was everything we could have hoped for. They brought the house Read more...
We had Marcus Reid and we couldn't not be happier. Marcus was everything we could have hoped for. They brought the house down, from the ceremony music to the last song of the night, they were on point. He is extremely talented. All of our guest were amazed with him and they all had the greatest time. We would 100% recommend him!!! Read less
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Jane
Wedding:
7/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Band Spotlight is excellent. Would highly recommend .
Band Spotlight is excellent. Would highly recommend .
Band Spotlight is excellent. Would highly recommend . Read less
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ROBERT
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
HANK LANE MUSIC CAME HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO US AS THE BAND TO USE ON THIS VERY IMPORTANT OCCASION. LET ME SAY THEY DID AN OUTSTANDING JOB, THE ENTIRE NIGHT WAS FILLED WITH GREAT MUSIC, THEY KEPT THE DANCE FLOOR PACKED AND OUR GUESTS HAD THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES. IT WAS A GREAT PARTY. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEM.
HANK LANE MUSIC CAME HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO US AS THE BAND TO USE ON THIS VERY IMPORTANT OCCASION. LET ME SAY THEY DID AN Read more...
HANK LANE MUSIC CAME HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO US AS THE BAND TO USE ON THIS VERY IMPORTANT OCCASION. LET ME SAY THEY DID AN OUTSTANDING JOB, THE ENTIRE NIGHT WAS FILLED WITH GREAT MUSIC, THEY KEPT THE DANCE FLOOR PACKED AND OUR GUESTS HAD THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES. IT WAS A GREAT PARTY. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEM. Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
7/6/2013
5.0/5.0
We cannot give enough positive feedback for Hank Lane, specifically the Marcus Reid Band. Of all of our vendors Hank Lane was the company that made everything easy, from Band choice, music selection, response time, and recommendations, we always had complete confidence in them. Everyone knows the music can make or break a wedding and the Marcus Reid Band MADE our special day the best it could be. Not only were the singers ALL amazing but their energy is unparalleled! Our guests did not leave the dance floor all night. In my dreams, I could not have imagined a better band for our wedding and we are extremely grateful. Even after their final set was done they played an extra song because everyone chanted for more. Thanks to Justin, Joanna, Stephanie, Marcus and his band members, our wedding was an absolute blast!
We cannot give enough positive feedback for Hank Lane, specifically the Marcus Reid Band. Of all of our vendors Hank Lane Read more...
We cannot give enough positive feedback for Hank Lane, specifically the Marcus Reid Band. Of all of our vendors Hank Lane was the company that made everything easy, from Band choice, music selection, response time, and recommendations, we always had complete confidence in them. Everyone knows the music can make or break a wedding and the Marcus Reid Band MADE our special day the best it could be. Not only were the singers ALL amazing but their energy is unparalleled! Our guests did not leave the dance floor all night. In my dreams, I could not have imagined a better band for our wedding and we are extremely grateful. Even after their final set was done they played an extra song because everyone chanted for more. Thanks to Justin, Joanna, Stephanie, Marcus and his band members, our wedding was an absolute blast! Read less
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Camille
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
We worked with Kim Kaufman in selecting Hank Lane Revue Band. They were AWESOME!!! Music is a huge part of any wedding and having the right band to help celebrate is key to a successful celebration! They were interactive with guests, had an amazing solo performer during dinner time, was just a whole lot of fun and we can't thank them enough! Thank you Hank Lane Revue!!
We worked with Kim Kaufman in selecting Hank Lane Revue Band. They were AWESOME!!! Music is a huge part of any wedding and Read more...
We worked with Kim Kaufman in selecting Hank Lane Revue Band. They were AWESOME!!! Music is a huge part of any wedding and having the right band to help celebrate is key to a successful celebration! They were interactive with guests, had an amazing solo performer during dinner time, was just a whole lot of fun and we can't thank them enough! Thank you Hank Lane Revue!! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
We began our band search by meeting with Justin months ago. As I'm sure this process can get old, we did not feel that way at all. Justin's enthusiasm made us feel that our wedding was as important to him as it was to us. He was warm and friendly and so helpful in picking the Joel Young Band, and I can't thank him enough for that. Joel and his band were AMAZING. Our wedding was last night and when I woke up this morning I was still smiling. As with Justin, the band was able to convey to guests that they were truly happy to be celebrating with us. Each member had a great voice and all together they were just out of this world. I can't think of enough words to express how happy we were and how much fun everyone had dancing the night away. Simply perfection.
We began our band search by meeting with Justin months ago. As I'm sure this process can get old, we did not feel that way Read more...
We began our band search by meeting with Justin months ago. As I'm sure this process can get old, we did not feel that way at all. Justin's enthusiasm made us feel that our wedding was as important to him as it was to us. He was warm and friendly and so helpful in picking the Joel Young Band, and I can't thank him enough for that. Joel and his band were AMAZING. Our wedding was last night and when I woke up this morning I was still smiling. As with Justin, the band was able to convey to guests that they were truly happy to be celebrating with us. Each member had a great voice and all together they were just out of this world. I can't think of enough words to express how happy we were and how much fun everyone had dancing the night away. Simply perfection. Read less
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Kara
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Dane Wright Band from Hank Lane Music was phenomenal. They kept the party moving all night, and knew how to read the crowd perfectly. They honored all of my "must play" songs and were very receptive to my requests, both before and during the event. I can't count how many people asked "where did you find this band?" and how many great compliments they received. Additionally, they were all really nice people, totally into the party, and extremely talented. I'm so happy we had them! Even the bridal attendant, maitre'd, and wedding coordinators commented on how fantastic they were. They truly made the party!
Dane Wright Band from Hank Lane Music was phenomenal. They kept the party moving all night, and knew how to read the crowd Read more...
Dane Wright Band from Hank Lane Music was phenomenal. They kept the party moving all night, and knew how to read the crowd perfectly. They honored all of my "must play" songs and were very receptive to my requests, both before and during the event. I can't count how many people asked "where did you find this band?" and how many great compliments they received. Additionally, they were all really nice people, totally into the party, and extremely talented. I'm so happy we had them! Even the bridal attendant, maitre'd, and wedding coordinators commented on how fantastic they were. They truly made the party! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Our wedding at the Thayer Hotel, June 2013, was nothing short of perfection in great part due to our AMAZING band; the Dane Wright Band. Dane and his band had all of our guests on the dance floor from beginning to end. Their musicians were extremely talented and looked genuinely happy to be there and celebrate with the guests. Their energy and music blew our guests away. Dane took control of the whole evening and made sure the event was nothing short of amazing. After the wedding, more than 10 of our newly engaged friends asked for their information in hopes that they could have the same experience as we did.
Our wedding at the Thayer Hotel, June 2013, was nothing short of perfection in great part due to our AMAZING band; the Read more...
Our wedding at the Thayer Hotel, June 2013, was nothing short of perfection in great part due to our AMAZING band; the Dane Wright Band. Dane and his band had all of our guests on the dance floor from beginning to end. Their musicians were extremely talented and looked genuinely happy to be there and celebrate with the guests. Their energy and music blew our guests away. Dane took control of the whole evening and made sure the event was nothing short of amazing. After the wedding, more than 10 of our newly engaged friends asked for their information in hopes that they could have the same experience as we did. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
6/2/2013
5.0/5.0
We used Kenny Ford Band from Hank Lane and they were AMAZING. Everyone was blown away. They had the dance floor full and rocking out until the very end of the night. They learned songs for us and they were amazing. Plus I LOVE my girl Kim Kaufman at Hank Lane. Hank Lane is incredibly professional and easy to work with. They made things really easy. I would HIGHLY recommend Hank Lane and the Kenny Ford Band to anyone!!!
We used Kenny Ford Band from Hank Lane and they were AMAZING. Everyone was blown away. They had the dance floor full and Read more...
We used Kenny Ford Band from Hank Lane and they were AMAZING. Everyone was blown away. They had the dance floor full and rocking out until the very end of the night. They learned songs for us and they were amazing. Plus I LOVE my girl Kim Kaufman at Hank Lane. Hank Lane is incredibly professional and easy to work with. They made things really easy. I would HIGHLY recommend Hank Lane and the Kenny Ford Band to anyone!!! Read less
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Regina
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Our band, South Side Revue, was awesome! They really listened to the type of music I wanted to play, and what I didn't want to play. We were on the dance floor all night.

I've been to a number of weddings with Hank Lane bands and they've always been amazing. Hank Lane continues to deliver!
Our band, South Side Revue, was awesome! They really listened to the type of music I wanted to play, and what I didn't Read more...
Our band, South Side Revue, was awesome! They really listened to the type of music I wanted to play, and what I didn't want to play. We were on the dance floor all night.

I've been to a number of weddings with Hank Lane bands and they've always been amazing. Hank Lane continues to deliver! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We had J. Lamont band at our wedding this past weekend. There is no word to describe them other than incredible. The kept the party going from start to finish, played a great variety of music, and were fantastic at every song they played. Everyone has been telling us that it was the best wedding with best band that they have ever been to. I would recommend them to everyone, you won't regret it!!!!!!!
We had J. Lamont band at our wedding this past weekend. There is no word to describe them other than incredible. The kept Read more...
We had J. Lamont band at our wedding this past weekend. There is no word to describe them other than incredible. The kept the party going from start to finish, played a great variety of music, and were fantastic at every song they played. Everyone has been telling us that it was the best wedding with best band that they have ever been to. I would recommend them to everyone, you won't regret it!!!!!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Steve Delisi band of Hank Lane Music totally made our wedding the best party of the year. Steve rocked the house the ENTIRE night and everyone raved how amazing our band was for weeks after. He played songs to get the entire crowd up the whole night of my wedding. Everyone was floored with his abilities to sing. The back up singers were perfect and they truly made my wedding soo fun!
Steve Delisi band of Hank Lane Music totally made our wedding the best party of the year. Steve rocked the house the Read more...
Steve Delisi band of Hank Lane Music totally made our wedding the best party of the year. Steve rocked the house the ENTIRE night and everyone raved how amazing our band was for weeks after. He played songs to get the entire crowd up the whole night of my wedding. Everyone was floored with his abilities to sing. The back up singers were perfect and they truly made my wedding soo fun! Read less
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Nao
Wedding:
4/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Before we started planning we knew that the music would be an extremely important component of our wedding. As important as it was, we had no idea where to start. Enter Justin at Hank Lane. We found Hank Lane online and scheduled a meeting with Justin. Justin was very professional, super friendly, and really knowledgeable in his trade. He knows his musicians well and also the right questions to ask. At the end of the consultation he recommended we go with the J. Lamont Band. As hiring a band was a big ticket item, we took a few days to think it over. Justin was not pushy at all through this process and helped us work within our budget. Within days we signed the contract and subsequently forgot all about it until Stephanie contacted us. Stephanie reminded us that our music selections were due and helped guide us through the process. Still, we didn't quite know what to expect... until the day arrived. And we must say, the night went SPECTACULARLY. Jay and his band were amazing and they truly delivered. They gave us and our guests a huge party, and we can genuinely say that everyone had a blast dancing the night away. From the keyboardist during our cocktail hour to each member of the band (including the team who helped with the setup), everyone we met with were very friendly, extremely pleasant, and professional. Jay the bandleader was in full control, and there was never a dull moment, and I mean never. They performed many of the Top 40 hits but also managed to squeeze in some oldies but goodies. Surprises and our favorites of the night - LMFAO (Party Rock), Etta James, Adele, and... Gangnam Style (say what?!!!) All of this exemplifies the diverse range of Jay and his band! We only wish we had more time with them, because they are so much fun. This was money well spent!

We highly recommend Hank Lane, especially the J. Lamont Band, for anyone looking for a band - and not just for weddings!
Before we started planning we knew that the music would be an extremely important component of our wedding. As important Read more...
Before we started planning we knew that the music would be an extremely important component of our wedding. As important as it was, we had no idea where to start. Enter Justin at Hank Lane. We found Hank Lane online and scheduled a meeting with Justin. Justin was very professional, super friendly, and really knowledgeable in his trade. He knows his musicians well and also the right questions to ask. At the end of the consultation he recommended we go with the J. Lamont Band. As hiring a band was a big ticket item, we took a few days to think it over. Justin was not pushy at all through this process and helped us work within our budget. Within days we signed the contract and subsequently forgot all about it until Stephanie contacted us. Stephanie reminded us that our music selections were due and helped guide us through the process. Still, we didn't quite know what to expect... until the day arrived. And we must say, the night went SPECTACULARLY. Jay and his band were amazing and they truly delivered. They gave us and our guests a huge party, and we can genuinely say that everyone had a blast dancing the night away. From the keyboardist during our cocktail hour to each member of the band (including the team who helped with the setup), everyone we met with were very friendly, extremely pleasant, and professional. Jay the bandleader was in full control, and there was never a dull moment, and I mean never. They performed many of the Top 40 hits but also managed to squeeze in some oldies but goodies. Surprises and our favorites of the night - LMFAO (Party Rock), Etta James, Adele, and... Gangnam Style (say what?!!!) All of this exemplifies the diverse range of Jay and his band! We only wish we had more time with them, because they are so much fun. This was money well spent!

We highly recommend Hank Lane, especially the J. Lamont Band, for anyone looking for a band - and not just for weddings! Read less
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Holly
Wedding:
3/16/2013
5.0/5.0
What a phenomenal job the DANE WRIGHT BAND did for our wedding!!! I had people saying ok where's the plug? There is no way they are this good! Lol! From the time they started to the time they finished it was AMAZING! The interaction with us and guests, to playing every song we wanted! My husband and I couldn't be happier with the descion we made. Big shout out to Dane! You were so nice to work with and made everything a breeze!

You guys ROCK!!!!!!
Thank you all so much!!!!
Holly & Rich
What a phenomenal job the DANE WRIGHT BAND did for our wedding!!! I had people saying ok where's the plug? There is no way Read more...
What a phenomenal job the DANE WRIGHT BAND did for our wedding!!! I had people saying ok where's the plug? There is no way they are this good! Lol! From the time they started to the time they finished it was AMAZING! The interaction with us and guests, to playing every song we wanted! My husband and I couldn't be happier with the descion we made. Big shout out to Dane! You were so nice to work with and made everything a breeze!

You guys ROCK!!!!!!
Thank you all so much!!!!
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Stephanie
Wedding:
2/23/2013
5.0/5.0
We hired the Frank Michaels Band within Hank Lane, and they were absolutely incredible! Frank, Devon and Stephanie were electric and got along so well with the crowd, they felt like guests at the wedding! The did a Rihanna set, which basically made my night, but also snuck in classic motown hits that kep everyone on the dancefloor all night. We worked with Spencer to identify which band made sense for our size and style - and he nailed it. Highly recommend!
We hired the Frank Michaels Band within Hank Lane, and they were absolutely incredible! Frank, Devon and Stephanie were Read more...
We hired the Frank Michaels Band within Hank Lane, and they were absolutely incredible! Frank, Devon and Stephanie were electric and got along so well with the crowd, they felt like guests at the wedding! The did a Rihanna set, which basically made my night, but also snuck in classic motown hits that kep everyone on the dancefloor all night. We worked with Spencer to identify which band made sense for our size and style - and he nailed it. Highly recommend! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Michael Hart Band Hank Lane was absolutely incredible. They kept the partying going. All of our guests were so impressed by their talent!
Michael Hart Band Hank Lane was absolutely incredible. They kept the partying going. All of our guests were so impressed Read more...
Michael Hart Band Hank Lane was absolutely incredible. They kept the partying going. All of our guests were so impressed by their talent! Read less
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Caitlin
Wedding:
1/26/2013
5.0/5.0
The Ernest Mills Band made our wedding!! I can't say enough positive things about them. Our experience with Hank Lane from start to finish was absolutely amazing. From the minute we met Justin to the last song that Ernest sang and every moment in between, we were 100% satisfied. Our dance floor was packed the entire time. It has been two weeks and our friends are still raving about the band... My uncle even decided he wants them to play at his 60th birthday party (he's only 57 years old). If Ernest happens to be booked the night of your event, schedule a meeting anyway to discuss the other bands Hank Lane has to offer. It was the best decision we made!
The Ernest Mills Band made our wedding!! I can't say enough positive things about them. Our experience with Hank Lane from Read more...
The Ernest Mills Band made our wedding!! I can't say enough positive things about them. Our experience with Hank Lane from start to finish was absolutely amazing. From the minute we met Justin to the last song that Ernest sang and every moment in between, we were 100% satisfied. Our dance floor was packed the entire time. It has been two weeks and our friends are still raving about the band... My uncle even decided he wants them to play at his 60th birthday party (he's only 57 years old). If Ernest happens to be booked the night of your event, schedule a meeting anyway to discuss the other bands Hank Lane has to offer. It was the best decision we made! Read less
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Leah
Wedding:
1/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Kevin Osborne's band was INCREDIBLE. They had the crowd dancing the entire night and helped to make this the most special night. The read the crowd and did an amazing job of picking songs without much direction. THANK YOU!!!!
Kevin Osborne's band was INCREDIBLE. They had the crowd dancing the entire night and helped to make this the most special Read more...
Kevin Osborne's band was INCREDIBLE. They had the crowd dancing the entire night and helped to make this the most special night. The read the crowd and did an amazing job of picking songs without much direction. THANK YOU!!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We just returned from our amazing honeymoon in Costa Rica and the first thing I wanted to do was to leave AMAZING feedback for Spencer Kaufman, Steve Delisi, and his AMAZING band. We are still in awe talking about how phenomenal they were. Upon seeing our reception space all set up prior to our ceremony, we were pleasantly surprised at how large our dance floor was...HOWEVER, the dance floor was PACKED the entire night. The Steve Delisi Band was PHENOMENAL. We have gotten consistent, positive feedback on how amazing all of the members of the band were and could not believe what we were hearing. Their renditions of their entire set list was spot on, and some of our friends who swear by DJs at weddings were blown away by how great the Steve Delisi Band sounded. We had an amazing time and our feet and voices were soar for days after! Thanks so much for making our wedding day unforgettable and we hope to see the Steve Delisi Band at some of our friends' future weddings soon!!
We just returned from our amazing honeymoon in Costa Rica and the first thing I wanted to do was to leave AMAZING feedback Read more...
We just returned from our amazing honeymoon in Costa Rica and the first thing I wanted to do was to leave AMAZING feedback for Spencer Kaufman, Steve Delisi, and his AMAZING band. We are still in awe talking about how phenomenal they were. Upon seeing our reception space all set up prior to our ceremony, we were pleasantly surprised at how large our dance floor was...HOWEVER, the dance floor was PACKED the entire night. The Steve Delisi Band was PHENOMENAL. We have gotten consistent, positive feedback on how amazing all of the members of the band were and could not believe what we were hearing. Their renditions of their entire set list was spot on, and some of our friends who swear by DJs at weddings were blown away by how great the Steve Delisi Band sounded. We had an amazing time and our feet and voices were soar for days after! Thanks so much for making our wedding day unforgettable and we hope to see the Steve Delisi Band at some of our friends' future weddings soon!! Read less
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Ali
Wedding:
11/17/2012
5.0/5.0
Ernest Mills and his crew were seriously the best band that I have ever seen play to a wedding. No one sat down the entire night, except to eat, and even then people were itching to get back up. My guests were chanting "one more song" like they were at a concert at the end of the night because they didn't want the party to end.

Also, Ian and the Hank Lane staff were really helpful when I was choosing all of my ceremony and first dance songs. They are really experienced, and although they let you choose what you want for yourself, they also know what works and what doesn't work and I was grateful for their advice.
Ernest Mills and his crew were seriously the best band that I have ever seen play to a wedding. No one sat down the entire Read more...
Ernest Mills and his crew were seriously the best band that I have ever seen play to a wedding. No one sat down the entire night, except to eat, and even then people were itching to get back up. My guests were chanting "one more song" like they were at a concert at the end of the night because they didn't want the party to end.

Also, Ian and the Hank Lane staff were really helpful when I was choosing all of my ceremony and first dance songs. They are really experienced, and although they let you choose what you want for yourself, they also know what works and what doesn't work and I was grateful for their advice. Read less
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D
Wedding:
10/7/2012
5.0/5.0
The Steve Delisi Band is the single best way to ensure your event is a smashing success, your guests have the time of the lives, and your wedding is one to remember. This band will knock your socks off. Our dance floor was packed, we had the time of our lives, and our guests are raving about them nonstop. Some of our guests (parents' friends in their 50-60s) were standing on chairs to see the excitement. Some described it as, "better than any concert." Budget for this band first and then work everything else around it- you won't be disappointed. Worth every penny.
The Steve Delisi Band is the single best way to ensure your event is a smashing success, your guests have the time of the Read more...
The Steve Delisi Band is the single best way to ensure your event is a smashing success, your guests have the time of the lives, and your wedding is one to remember. This band will knock your socks off. Our dance floor was packed, we had the time of our lives, and our guests are raving about them nonstop. Some of our guests (parents' friends in their 50-60s) were standing on chairs to see the excitement. Some described it as, "better than any concert." Budget for this band first and then work everything else around it- you won't be disappointed. Worth every penny. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We used Hank Lane's Rhythm Nights for our wedding on October 6th and we could not have been happier! They did a fantastic job and always had the dance floor packed. We have been to more than a few weddings where the floor is empty, but Rhythm Nights read the crowd and always gave them what they wanted. My husband and I were very picky. We hate when bands have that cheesy wedding band knockoff sound, but Rhythm Nights sounded EXCELLENT. I highly recommend them to anyone looking. I cannot tell you how many compliments we got regarding the band. Several people even wanted their number!
We used Hank Lane's Rhythm Nights for our wedding on October 6th and we could not have been happier! They did a fantastic Read more...
We used Hank Lane's Rhythm Nights for our wedding on October 6th and we could not have been happier! They did a fantastic job and always had the dance floor packed. We have been to more than a few weddings where the floor is empty, but Rhythm Nights read the crowd and always gave them what they wanted. My husband and I were very picky. We hate when bands have that cheesy wedding band knockoff sound, but Rhythm Nights sounded EXCELLENT. I highly recommend them to anyone looking. I cannot tell you how many compliments we got regarding the band. Several people even wanted their number! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Jessica
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Steve Delisi and his band are absolutely incredible and helped make our wedding such a fun and memorable experience. From the moment we were introduced, they had the entire dance floor packed throughout the whole evening. To this day our friends and family are still commenting how much fun they had at our wedding because of the band.

Besides playing a variety of amazing music, Steve and his team were extremely professional to work with throughout the process. We can't thank them enough and would highly, highly recommend them to anyone else looking for a wedding band.
Steve Delisi and his band are absolutely incredible and helped make our wedding such a fun and memorable experience. From Read more...
Steve Delisi and his band are absolutely incredible and helped make our wedding such a fun and memorable experience. From the moment we were introduced, they had the entire dance floor packed throughout the whole evening. To this day our friends and family are still commenting how much fun they had at our wedding because of the band.

Besides playing a variety of amazing music, Steve and his team were extremely professional to work with throughout the process. We can't thank them enough and would highly, highly recommend them to anyone else looking for a wedding band. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
THE BEST! We got calls and emails about how incredible our band (Riverside Drive) was for weeks! They were so great to work with and always checked in to make sure that everything was perfect before our big day.
THE BEST! We got calls and emails about how incredible our band (Riverside Drive) was for weeks! They were so great to Read more...
THE BEST! We got calls and emails about how incredible our band (Riverside Drive) was for weeks! They were so great to work with and always checked in to make sure that everything was perfect before our big day. Read less
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Dan
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
We hired the Russ Bennett Band for our Sep. 8, 2012, wedding near Hackensack, NJ. We were lucky enough to get a sneak preview of them playing at a wedding we attended in Rhinebeck, NY, a year ago and we knew instantly that we wanted them to play at our wedding. These guys play a wide range of music from 40s swing to current Top 40 hits and they will have all of your guests out on the dance floor the entire night. Their talent and energy are a real crowd pleaser.

During our wedding reception, a severe thunderstorm knocked out power to the country club for a couple of hours. We lit hundreds of candles and the band played "unplugged" on guitar, sax, and even wheeled in a grand piano from another room and played until the power came back on. It was great and definitely made our wedding day even more memorable! Everyone was dancing and singing along throughout the reception and told us that we picked the best band they ever heard at a wedding.

The Russ Bennett Band is simply amazing and we highly recommend them to everyone!
We hired the Russ Bennett Band for our Sep. 8, 2012, wedding near Hackensack, NJ. We were lucky enough to get a sneak Read more...
We hired the Russ Bennett Band for our Sep. 8, 2012, wedding near Hackensack, NJ. We were lucky enough to get a sneak preview of them playing at a wedding we attended in Rhinebeck, NY, a year ago and we knew instantly that we wanted them to play at our wedding. These guys play a wide range of music from 40s swing to current Top 40 hits and they will have all of your guests out on the dance floor the entire night. Their talent and energy are a real crowd pleaser.

During our wedding reception, a severe thunderstorm knocked out power to the country club for a couple of hours. We lit hundreds of candles and the band played "unplugged" on guitar, sax, and even wheeled in a grand piano from another room and played until the power came back on. It was great and definitely made our wedding day even more memorable! Everyone was dancing and singing along throughout the reception and told us that we picked the best band they ever heard at a wedding.

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Michelle
Wedding:
9/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Hank Lane- Ernest Mills Band did an amazing job for our wedding a few weeks ago!

They were really professional, fun, and had such great voices! They played to the crowd and did a wonderful job keeping everyone on the dance floor.

Also, Hank Lane was great to work with behind the scenes as well during the wedding planning process.

I would absolutely recommend them to anyone looking for a great experience!
Hank Lane- Ernest Mills Band did an amazing job for our wedding a few weeks ago!

They were really professional, Read more...
Hank Lane- Ernest Mills Band did an amazing job for our wedding a few weeks ago!

They were really professional, fun, and had such great voices! They played to the crowd and did a wonderful job keeping everyone on the dance floor.

Also, Hank Lane was great to work with behind the scenes as well during the wedding planning process.

I would absolutely recommend them to anyone looking for a great experience! Read less
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K
Wedding:
8/25/2012
5.0/5.0
We hired Marcus Reid form Hank Lane. My friends are still talking about how amazing the band was at our wedding. it was such a rockin night. My husband Billy and i are trying to come up with a reason for another party, just so we can hear Marcus and the band play again. They played absolutely everything we could ask for. My guests were seriously amazed by this band. all the current pop dance hits from today, 80's party rock hits, motown classics, you name it they played it. They sounded just like the actual songs. The energy was so high and the entertainment was so incredible the entire night. No one left the dance floor. No one at the party wanted to leave. The chants of "one more song" did not stop at the end of the night. And they did play one more song, actually 2 more!
We hired Marcus Reid form Hank Lane. My friends are still talking about how amazing the band was at our wedding. it was Read more...
We hired Marcus Reid form Hank Lane. My friends are still talking about how amazing the band was at our wedding. it was such a rockin night. My husband Billy and i are trying to come up with a reason for another party, just so we can hear Marcus and the band play again. They played absolutely everything we could ask for. My guests were seriously amazed by this band. all the current pop dance hits from today, 80's party rock hits, motown classics, you name it they played it. They sounded just like the actual songs. The energy was so high and the entertainment was so incredible the entire night. No one left the dance floor. No one at the party wanted to leave. The chants of "one more song" did not stop at the end of the night. And they did play one more song, actually 2 more! Read less
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Jess
Wedding:
8/25/2012
5.0/5.0
We wanted to let everyone know how great the Jeff Lubin band was at our wedding! The guests are still talking about how amazing they were and how the music was out of this world! Jeff played a great range of music, and we were impressed that they played each of our requests. From the energy of the room to the smiles on our faces, we couldn't be more happy!!! So a big THANK YOU to the band!!!!
We wanted to let everyone know how great the Jeff Lubin band was at our wedding! The guests are still talking about how Read more...
We wanted to let everyone know how great the Jeff Lubin band was at our wedding! The guests are still talking about how amazing they were and how the music was out of this world! Jeff played a great range of music, and we were impressed that they played each of our requests. From the energy of the room to the smiles on our faces, we couldn't be more happy!!! So a big THANK YOU to the band!!!! Read less
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Faith
Wedding:
8/24/2012
5.0/5.0
This was the email my husband sent Dane Wright, band leader for the Dane Wright Band:

That's the simplest way we can describe the performance you and your band put on at our wedding this past Friday. We cannot tell you how many compliments we received from our guests...from the song selection, the band's instrumental talent, to your Frank Sinatra voice...the best we could have EVER asked for and hired. You and your bands showmanship, professionalism and talent EXCEEDED our expectations without a doubt. We wish we were back in that moment on the dance floor, lying on the ground with your lead singer and saxiphone player (Sax-O-Beat) to the song 'Shout', just going nuts on the dance floor. SO much energy! In our minds right now, our wedding night never ended b/c of moments like that and they will certainly live on in our memories in the days, weeks, months AND years to come.

We are so grateful to you and your band for the hard work and effort you put into preparing for our wedding. As Erik mentioned that day we met him, he said your band is a 'true class act' and 'one of the HOTTEST event bands out there right now.' Man, he was right on point. You couldn't have executed your performance at our wedding any better and for that, we thank you. We certainly will pass you and your band's name along to those looking to book a band for any occasion. NOT that you need our help in promoting yourselves. You left quite an impression on our guests and I have feeling you might be getting some calls in the not-so-distant future. :)

Thanks again, Dane. We REALLY hope to see you and your band in action again!
This was the email my husband sent Dane Wright, band leader for the Dane Wright Band:

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This was the email my husband sent Dane Wright, band leader for the Dane Wright Band:

That's the simplest way we can describe the performance you and your band put on at our wedding this past Friday. We cannot tell you how many compliments we received from our guests...from the song selection, the band's instrumental talent, to your Frank Sinatra voice...the best we could have EVER asked for and hired. You and your bands showmanship, professionalism and talent EXCEEDED our expectations without a doubt. We wish we were back in that moment on the dance floor, lying on the ground with your lead singer and saxiphone player (Sax-O-Beat) to the song 'Shout', just going nuts on the dance floor. SO much energy! In our minds right now, our wedding night never ended b/c of moments like that and they will certainly live on in our memories in the days, weeks, months AND years to come.

We are so grateful to you and your band for the hard work and effort you put into preparing for our wedding. As Erik mentioned that day we met him, he said your band is a 'true class act' and 'one of the HOTTEST event bands out there right now.' Man, he was right on point. You couldn't have executed your performance at our wedding any better and for that, we thank you. We certainly will pass you and your band's name along to those looking to book a band for any occasion. NOT that you need our help in promoting yourselves. You left quite an impression on our guests and I have feeling you might be getting some calls in the not-so-distant future. :)

Thanks again, Dane. We REALLY hope to see you and your band in action again! Read less
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Yukiji
Wedding:
8/18/2012
5.0/5.0
The Park Avenue band was UNBELIEVABLE!!! It was a pleasure to work with the staff at Hank Lane. Everyone we worked with was professional and courteous. We especially want to thank Justin from Hank Lane for help choosing this band for us. When we first heard the band play our song, “If I Ain’t Got You”, my husband and I just knew they were the one. All our guests at my wedding said it was one of the best weddings they’ve been to. Our guests were stunned on how amazing the band was. I remember seeing their jaws drop when they heard the first song play. We chose a wide genre of songs and each song was performed remarkably.
The Park Avenue band was UNBELIEVABLE!!! It was a pleasure to work with the staff at Hank Lane. Everyone we worked with Read more...
The Park Avenue band was UNBELIEVABLE!!! It was a pleasure to work with the staff at Hank Lane. Everyone we worked with was professional and courteous. We especially want to thank Justin from Hank Lane for help choosing this band for us. When we first heard the band play our song, “If I Ain’t Got You”, my husband and I just knew they were the one. All our guests at my wedding said it was one of the best weddings they’ve been to. Our guests were stunned on how amazing the band was. I remember seeing their jaws drop when they heard the first song play. We chose a wide genre of songs and each song was performed remarkably. Read less
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Meredith
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
We were lucky enough to work with the Frank Michaels band for our wedding, and I can't say enough great things about them. Our wedding was over a month ago and we're still receiving compliments from guests. Their range is incredible in terms of their music, and they were very flexible, worked with our preferences, and respected our requests to avoid some songs (despite bothersome guests trying to convince them otherwise). I truly cannot recommend these guys highly enough - they're as professional as you can get and truly best in class.
We were lucky enough to work with the Frank Michaels band for our wedding, and I can't say enough great things about them. Read more...
We were lucky enough to work with the Frank Michaels band for our wedding, and I can't say enough great things about them. Our wedding was over a month ago and we're still receiving compliments from guests. Their range is incredible in terms of their music, and they were very flexible, worked with our preferences, and respected our requests to avoid some songs (despite bothersome guests trying to convince them otherwise). I truly cannot recommend these guys highly enough - they're as professional as you can get and truly best in class. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
7/6/2012
5.0/5.0
The Dane wright band from bank lane was absolutely amazing! I can't tell you how many people told us it was the best wedding band they have ever seen! They knew exactly how to get the crowd up ad moving and they could play everything and anything from the 70s music to Mumford and sons to country! It was truly amazing and I hope I am able to either see them or hire them again in the future!
The Dane wright band from bank lane was absolutely amazing! I can't tell you how many people told us it was the best Read more...
The Dane wright band from bank lane was absolutely amazing! I can't tell you how many people told us it was the best wedding band they have ever seen! They knew exactly how to get the crowd up ad moving and they could play everything and anything from the 70s music to Mumford and sons to country! It was truly amazing and I hope I am able to either see them or hire them again in the future! Read less
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Fiona
Wedding:
6/29/2012
5.0/5.0
The Artie Stewart band was BEYOND AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! I had many many people at my wedding say that it was the best wedding they had ever been to, no, not because of me and my husband but because of the band. I had cousins from Ireland who also said this was the best wedding they had ever been too. They were professional, responsive, courteous, timely, worth every penny!!!! Artie knew exactly when to tone down the music and let people talk and when to amp up the music and to get everyone dancing. It was the perfect balance of music. It was to the point that I did not even notice them because there was such a strong balance of reading the crowd and knowing when to get loud and when to let everyone take a break. They made my wedding perfect!!!! Hire them, no questions asked!!!!
Fiona & Bill
The Artie Stewart band was BEYOND AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! I had many many people at my wedding say that it was the best wedding Read more...
The Artie Stewart band was BEYOND AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! I had many many people at my wedding say that it was the best wedding they had ever been to, no, not because of me and my husband but because of the band. I had cousins from Ireland who also said this was the best wedding they had ever been too. They were professional, responsive, courteous, timely, worth every penny!!!! Artie knew exactly when to tone down the music and let people talk and when to amp up the music and to get everyone dancing. It was the perfect balance of music. It was to the point that I did not even notice them because there was such a strong balance of reading the crowd and knowing when to get loud and when to let everyone take a break. They made my wedding perfect!!!! Hire them, no questions asked!!!!
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Jessica
Wedding:
6/24/2012
5.0/5.0
We used the Pete Saunders Band for our wedding and they were AMAZING! I knew about the reputation of Hank Lane bands and had asked about a couple specifically but they were already booked for our big day. Justin at Hank Lane, based on what we wanted and our budget, suggested Pete Saunders Band and I'm so glad he did! Since we didn't have a huge area of space (or a huge budget), we could only accomodate 6 pieces. The great thing about Pete's band is that many of the members play instruments AND sing so it felt like many more than 6 pieces. Also, Pete is the music librarian at Hank Lane and works on many of the arrangements. He's incredibly talented and knowledgeable so we had a feeling that we'd be in great hands. We had the pleasure of meeting with Pete in advance to discuss our music selections and generally what we wanted for the reception. He totally understood everything we were saying and made great suggestions. Pete played acoustic guitar for our ceremony and cocktail hour and he was fantastic. Then the full band rocked throughout our reception. They did an awesome job reading the crowd, playing a great selection for all ages and keeping the party going all day/night. A few of our guests asked for their card and many commented on how great they were. We couldn't have been more pleased and we are forever grateful to Pete, Justin and the entire Hank Lane family for making our day extra special.
We used the Pete Saunders Band for our wedding and they were AMAZING! I knew about the reputation of Hank Lane bands and Read more...
We used the Pete Saunders Band for our wedding and they were AMAZING! I knew about the reputation of Hank Lane bands and had asked about a couple specifically but they were already booked for our big day. Justin at Hank Lane, based on what we wanted and our budget, suggested Pete Saunders Band and I'm so glad he did! Since we didn't have a huge area of space (or a huge budget), we could only accomodate 6 pieces. The great thing about Pete's band is that many of the members play instruments AND sing so it felt like many more than 6 pieces. Also, Pete is the music librarian at Hank Lane and works on many of the arrangements. He's incredibly talented and knowledgeable so we had a feeling that we'd be in great hands. We had the pleasure of meeting with Pete in advance to discuss our music selections and generally what we wanted for the reception. He totally understood everything we were saying and made great suggestions. Pete played acoustic guitar for our ceremony and cocktail hour and he was fantastic. Then the full band rocked throughout our reception. They did an awesome job reading the crowd, playing a great selection for all ages and keeping the party going all day/night. A few of our guests asked for their card and many commented on how great they were. We couldn't have been more pleased and we are forever grateful to Pete, Justin and the entire Hank Lane family for making our day extra special. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Very happy with the service! Hank Lane Revue did a fantastic job!
Very happy with the service! Hank Lane Revue did a fantastic job!
Very happy with the service! Hank Lane Revue did a fantastic job! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We were thrilled with our choice to use the Russ Bennett Band with Hank Lane at our wedding on June 23, 2012! We had met with Ian and Russ at Hank Lane and they were great at helping us pick the band to fit our needs. We had a wide age range of guests at the wedding, from 18- 86, so we wanted to make sure that everyone enjoyed the music and could have a good time partying all night long. Russ Bennett band does NOT disappoint! Everyone was dancing the entire night! My grandma, in her 80s, even got loose on the dance floor. We had so many people ask us who our band was and tell us over and over again how great they were! Russ and his band played all our special songs and really knew how to keep the dance floor grooving whether to Earth, Wind and Fire or Rhianna. Russ helped us incorporate our engagement song into the ceremony (walking down the aisle) and he helped us pick non traditional ceremony songs for our bridal party that worked beautifully. Everyone at Hank Lane was responsive to emails and calls and so easy to work with. They helped us map out the timeline of the night and make sure that there was a good flow of eating and dancing. The dance floor was packed up until the last dance by Journey "Dont Stop Believing"! After the last dance and the last dip, our guests were screaming "Encore!"- they just wanted more and more! Rave reviews all around to Hank Lane and Russ Bennett band!
Rachel and Jonathan- Roosevelt Hotel Wedding June 23, 2012
We were thrilled with our choice to use the Russ Bennett Band with Hank Lane at our wedding on June 23, 2012! We had met Read more...
We were thrilled with our choice to use the Russ Bennett Band with Hank Lane at our wedding on June 23, 2012! We had met with Ian and Russ at Hank Lane and they were great at helping us pick the band to fit our needs. We had a wide age range of guests at the wedding, from 18- 86, so we wanted to make sure that everyone enjoyed the music and could have a good time partying all night long. Russ Bennett band does NOT disappoint! Everyone was dancing the entire night! My grandma, in her 80s, even got loose on the dance floor. We had so many people ask us who our band was and tell us over and over again how great they were! Russ and his band played all our special songs and really knew how to keep the dance floor grooving whether to Earth, Wind and Fire or Rhianna. Russ helped us incorporate our engagement song into the ceremony (walking down the aisle) and he helped us pick non traditional ceremony songs for our bridal party that worked beautifully. Everyone at Hank Lane was responsive to emails and calls and so easy to work with. They helped us map out the timeline of the night and make sure that there was a good flow of eating and dancing. The dance floor was packed up until the last dance by Journey "Dont Stop Believing"! After the last dance and the last dip, our guests were screaming "Encore!"- they just wanted more and more! Rave reviews all around to Hank Lane and Russ Bennett band!
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Shannon
Wedding:
6/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Michael Hart Band made our wedding the most AMAZING day of our lives!! They seriously were the best band we've ever heard, and all of our guests are still raving about them almost 2 months later! They played everything we wanted them to play and more... their range is incredible and their energy is unbelievable! We can't say enough good things about them and would recommend them to anyone and everyone planning a wedding!!
Michael Hart Band made our wedding the most AMAZING day of our lives!! They seriously were the best band we've ever heard, Read more...
Michael Hart Band made our wedding the most AMAZING day of our lives!! They seriously were the best band we've ever heard, and all of our guests are still raving about them almost 2 months later! They played everything we wanted them to play and more... their range is incredible and their energy is unbelievable! We can't say enough good things about them and would recommend them to anyone and everyone planning a wedding!! Read less
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Becky
Wedding:
6/16/2012
5.0/5.0
The Dane Wright Band was amazing and had people dancing all night. Our friends were raving about the band and thinking of switching their own wedding bands to Dane Wright. I was so impressed and would highly recommend them to any crowd that likes to dance!
The Dane Wright Band was amazing and had people dancing all night. Our friends were raving about the band and thinking of Read more...
The Dane Wright Band was amazing and had people dancing all night. Our friends were raving about the band and thinking of switching their own wedding bands to Dane Wright. I was so impressed and would highly recommend them to any crowd that likes to dance! Read less
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lindsay
Wedding:
6/3/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I are SO SO SO BEYOND over the moon happy that we chose Hank Lane, PETE SAUNDER'S BAND to play at our wedding at the Garrison on June 3, 2012. From the minute we met with Kim at Hank Lane's NYC offices we instantly clicked. Truth be told we were so nervous that we did NOT get to see the band live. As she assured us this was NOT necessary. Elliot, Jenna J, and Pete were beyond professional and SO TALENTED. The ceremony and cocktail music were perfection and they completely brought down the house during our reception. They were so interactive and totally played to the crowded. My guests just could not get enough of them!!!! Two months later, I am still getting phone calls about this band and how incredible they were. I do not anticipate that this will stop any time soon. They truly played their hearts out for us!!! If you want a wedding where the music is so good that no one wants to sit down because the music is just too good, this is the band for you.
My husband and I are SO SO SO BEYOND over the moon happy that we chose Hank Lane, PETE SAUNDER'S BAND to play at our Read more...
My husband and I are SO SO SO BEYOND over the moon happy that we chose Hank Lane, PETE SAUNDER'S BAND to play at our wedding at the Garrison on June 3, 2012. From the minute we met with Kim at Hank Lane's NYC offices we instantly clicked. Truth be told we were so nervous that we did NOT get to see the band live. As she assured us this was NOT necessary. Elliot, Jenna J, and Pete were beyond professional and SO TALENTED. The ceremony and cocktail music were perfection and they completely brought down the house during our reception. They were so interactive and totally played to the crowded. My guests just could not get enough of them!!!! Two months later, I am still getting phone calls about this band and how incredible they were. I do not anticipate that this will stop any time soon. They truly played their hearts out for us!!! If you want a wedding where the music is so good that no one wants to sit down because the music is just too good, this is the band for you. Read less
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kimberlygo
Wedding:
5/20/2012
5.0/5.0
Hank Lane runs like a machine. My band was the Ernest Mills band, and Ernest was fantastic. He really got the crowd going, but not in a cheesy way. Everyone was dancing the entire time. Everyone kept saying how great the music was. I think if nothing else went well in my wedding and this band was the only thing I had going for me, it would have been one of the most fun weddings ever.
Hank Lane runs like a machine. My band was the Ernest Mills band, and Ernest was fantastic. He really got the crowd going, Read more...
Hank Lane runs like a machine. My band was the Ernest Mills band, and Ernest was fantastic. He really got the crowd going, but not in a cheesy way. Everyone was dancing the entire time. Everyone kept saying how great the music was. I think if nothing else went well in my wedding and this band was the only thing I had going for me, it would have been one of the most fun weddings ever. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We used Hank Lane for our wedding at the Central Park Boathouse -- our band was led by J. Lamont and it was fantastic. All our guests commented about how amazing our band was to be able to play the top 40 hits and the classics at the same level of expertise and energy. I was afraid our wedding was going to boring and everyone would be sitting at the dinner table looking at each other--but instead J. Lamont had everyone dancing at every interval. Highly recommended -- J. Lamont from Hank Lane!
We used Hank Lane for our wedding at the Central Park Boathouse -- our band was led by J. Lamont and it was fantastic. All Read more...
We used Hank Lane for our wedding at the Central Park Boathouse -- our band was led by J. Lamont and it was fantastic. All our guests commented about how amazing our band was to be able to play the top 40 hits and the classics at the same level of expertise and energy. I was afraid our wedding was going to boring and everyone would be sitting at the dinner table looking at each other--but instead J. Lamont had everyone dancing at every interval. Highly recommended -- J. Lamont from Hank Lane! Read less
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Andrew
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Obviously having the right band can make or break an event and there's no question that the Dane Wright Band went above and beyond in helping to make our wedding better than we could have ever imagined.

Even though we had initially only seen videos of the band, we could tell they were going to be awesome. We were able to meet with Dane beforehand and we loved how much we were on the same page with respect to the type of music we wanted, the flow and timing of the evening, and overall vibe of the band. We liked that the band had been together for so long and grown up as friends and musicians -- you could tell they love what they do and it showed.

Once the party got started, the band was non-stop high energy and they absolutely crushed it from start to finish. They really connected with the crowd and had everyone on the dance floor all night long … the saxophonist was even playing on the floor during Shout! We loved that they managed to integrate themselves among our guests both on the dance floor and around the tables. The volume level was great for young and old and they played an awesome mix of songs that appealed to generations young and old. Everyone has continued to rave about the Dane Wright Band to us and we really couldn't have been happier with them. We can’t say enough positive things about Dane Wright & crew and we know we’ll see them at plenty of other friends and families weddings soon!
Obviously having the right band can make or break an event and there's no question that the Dane Wright Band went above Read more...
Obviously having the right band can make or break an event and there's no question that the Dane Wright Band went above and beyond in helping to make our wedding better than we could have ever imagined.

Even though we had initially only seen videos of the band, we could tell they were going to be awesome. We were able to meet with Dane beforehand and we loved how much we were on the same page with respect to the type of music we wanted, the flow and timing of the evening, and overall vibe of the band. We liked that the band had been together for so long and grown up as friends and musicians -- you could tell they love what they do and it showed.

Once the party got started, the band was non-stop high energy and they absolutely crushed it from start to finish. They really connected with the crowd and had everyone on the dance floor all night long … the saxophonist was even playing on the floor during Shout! We loved that they managed to integrate themselves among our guests both on the dance floor and around the tables. The volume level was great for young and old and they played an awesome mix of songs that appealed to generations young and old. Everyone has continued to rave about the Dane Wright Band to us and we really couldn't have been happier with them. We can’t say enough positive things about Dane Wright & crew and we know we’ll see them at plenty of other friends and families weddings soon! Read less
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Riki
Wedding:
5/5/2012
5.0/5.0
Jeff Lubin and his band from Hank Lane Music were UNREAL at our wedding on May 5th. Everyone danced the night away and continued to talk about the band and is STILL talking about the band. He rocked the house down and couldn't have been more perfect and versatile. He played everything that everyone would have wanted to hear; from the Top 40 to Frank Sinatra. Hank Lane's staff was very helpful while choosing our music and we were so happy with the outcome of everything! I would highly recommend Jeff Lubin for a wedding, bar/bat mitzvah or any other event you may be having !
Jeff Lubin and his band from Hank Lane Music were UNREAL at our wedding on May 5th. Everyone danced the night away and Read more...
Jeff Lubin and his band from Hank Lane Music were UNREAL at our wedding on May 5th. Everyone danced the night away and continued to talk about the band and is STILL talking about the band. He rocked the house down and couldn't have been more perfect and versatile. He played everything that everyone would have wanted to hear; from the Top 40 to Frank Sinatra. Hank Lane's staff was very helpful while choosing our music and we were so happy with the outcome of everything! I would highly recommend Jeff Lubin for a wedding, bar/bat mitzvah or any other event you may be having ! Read less
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ally
Wedding:
4/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Artie Stuart from Hank Lane was AMAZING! they played everything we wanted to hear, and got the crowd going! we danced the entire night and everyone loved our band! could not be happier
Artie Stuart from Hank Lane was AMAZING! they played everything we wanted to hear, and got the crowd going! we danced the Read more...
Artie Stuart from Hank Lane was AMAZING! they played everything we wanted to hear, and got the crowd going! we danced the entire night and everyone loved our band! could not be happier Read less
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Lesley
Wedding:
4/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Great band - highly recommend!
Great band - highly recommend!
Great band - highly recommend! Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
We had the Russ Bennett Band. They were excellent. Our guests were on the dance floor which set the tone for the evening. We received many compliments on the band. Russ was also great as he was calm in the midst of all the activity and kept checking with us. The male and female vocalists were outstanding. I can't recommend them enough. Everything from Lady Gaga, to Frank Sinatra, to Johnny Cash can be done by the Russ Bennett Band. Erik Marshall helped us from Hank Lane and he was very professional. It's a class act place that really wants you to enjoy your music on your day!!
We had the Russ Bennett Band. They were excellent. Our guests were on the dance floor which set the tone for the evening. Read more...
We had the Russ Bennett Band. They were excellent. Our guests were on the dance floor which set the tone for the evening. We received many compliments on the band. Russ was also great as he was calm in the midst of all the activity and kept checking with us. The male and female vocalists were outstanding. I can't recommend them enough. Everything from Lady Gaga, to Frank Sinatra, to Johnny Cash can be done by the Russ Bennett Band. Erik Marshall helped us from Hank Lane and he was very professional. It's a class act place that really wants you to enjoy your music on your day!! Read less
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Lori E.
Wedding:
3/25/2012
5.0/5.0
DANE WRIGHT BAND

We first met with Spencer Kaufman from Hank Lane to discuss our options. He was extremely knowledgeable and easy to talk to. He listened to what we wanted and helped us decide that The Dane Wright Band was the right fit for our affair. He also helped us pick the right amount of musicians. He offered suggestions wasn't pushy at all...he made us feel comfortable and assured us that whatever we chose, we'd have a great band! And he was right!

The DANE WRIGHT BAND was amazing at our wedding! All of our guests have been raving about the band (both the talent and the song selection)! They played a great range of music (a great combo of Top 40, 80s and even Pearl Jam and STP during dinner) and had the entire party up dancing the entire time.

Dane even took the time to meet with us beforehand, so we completely trusted him and didn't have to worry about a thing! It was clear that they made an effort to deliver the type of atmosphere that we were looking for--and it was spot on! Dane asked us all the right questions and offered great advice....and he has such a calming presence!

We hope to see the band again in the future, so we can appreciate them band as a "guest" vs. the "host"!
DANE WRIGHT BAND

We first met with Spencer Kaufman from Hank Lane to discuss our options. He was extremely Read more...
DANE WRIGHT BAND

We first met with Spencer Kaufman from Hank Lane to discuss our options. He was extremely knowledgeable and easy to talk to. He listened to what we wanted and helped us decide that The Dane Wright Band was the right fit for our affair. He also helped us pick the right amount of musicians. He offered suggestions wasn't pushy at all...he made us feel comfortable and assured us that whatever we chose, we'd have a great band! And he was right!

The DANE WRIGHT BAND was amazing at our wedding! All of our guests have been raving about the band (both the talent and the song selection)! They played a great range of music (a great combo of Top 40, 80s and even Pearl Jam and STP during dinner) and had the entire party up dancing the entire time.

Dane even took the time to meet with us beforehand, so we completely trusted him and didn't have to worry about a thing! It was clear that they made an effort to deliver the type of atmosphere that we were looking for--and it was spot on! Dane asked us all the right questions and offered great advice....and he has such a calming presence!

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RCP
Wedding:
2/11/2012
5.0/5.0
To this day, our guests are still raving about our band! We had Pete Saunders and his band play at our wedding. Not only were they super high energy and kept the dance floor packed all night long, they played every single one of our requested songs - most of which were very untraditional indie songs. We could not recommend them enough!
To this day, our guests are still raving about our band! We had Pete Saunders and his band play at our wedding. Not only Read more...
To this day, our guests are still raving about our band! We had Pete Saunders and his band play at our wedding. Not only were they super high energy and kept the dance floor packed all night long, they played every single one of our requested songs - most of which were very untraditional indie songs. We could not recommend them enough! Read less
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Josh1234
Wedding:
1/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Bobby Attiko and Hank Lane did an amazing job at our wedding! Bobby and his band played all of our favorite songs and had us, our families, and our friends dancing all night long. Bobby was a pleasure to deal with and made the planning process very easy and stress-free. He and his band never stopped playing and we are still dancing to Nikki Minaj, LMFAO, Rihanna, and more. We couldn't have pulled off our wedding without Bobby and we can't recommend him highly enough. Use this band!
Bobby Attiko and Hank Lane did an amazing job at our wedding! Bobby and his band played all of our favorite songs and had Read more...
Bobby Attiko and Hank Lane did an amazing job at our wedding! Bobby and his band played all of our favorite songs and had us, our families, and our friends dancing all night long. Bobby was a pleasure to deal with and made the planning process very easy and stress-free. He and his band never stopped playing and we are still dancing to Nikki Minaj, LMFAO, Rihanna, and more. We couldn't have pulled off our wedding without Bobby and we can't recommend him highly enough. Use this band! Read less
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Elise
Wedding:
12/17/2011
5.0/5.0
We can't say enough how awesome The Ernest Mill Band (Hank Lane) is. From our first contact with them right up through the wedding, it was nothing but smooth sailing and highest quality service. They are super professional and a pleasure to work with. They were very responsive to our emails/calls and we were never left in the dark. We gave them some of our music tastes and song suggestions, which were all over the place, and they totally ROCKED IT! They even were kind enough to allow my 9 year old nephew, who is an awesome and talented guitar player, to play a song for us. The wedding went completely smooth and we didn't have to worry about a thing. We didn't' see any of our guests sitting down, everyone was up dancing and partying! Since the reception we have got endless praises from all our guests, asking me for their information and who they were. We are looking forward to throwing another party so we have an excuse to hire these guys again in the future!!!
We can't say enough how awesome The Ernest Mill Band (Hank Lane) is. From our first contact with them right up through the Read more...
We can't say enough how awesome The Ernest Mill Band (Hank Lane) is. From our first contact with them right up through the wedding, it was nothing but smooth sailing and highest quality service. They are super professional and a pleasure to work with. They were very responsive to our emails/calls and we were never left in the dark. We gave them some of our music tastes and song suggestions, which were all over the place, and they totally ROCKED IT! They even were kind enough to allow my 9 year old nephew, who is an awesome and talented guitar player, to play a song for us. The wedding went completely smooth and we didn't have to worry about a thing. We didn't' see any of our guests sitting down, everyone was up dancing and partying! Since the reception we have got endless praises from all our guests, asking me for their information and who they were. We are looking forward to throwing another party so we have an excuse to hire these guys again in the future!!! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Bride
Wedding:
11/12/2011
5.0/5.0
The Russ Bennett band from Hank Lane played at our wedding reception. They were phenomenal. I'm still getting comments from friends about how great the band was. Russ was great and very flexible with our many requests. He kept checking in with us throughout the reception. And most importantly, they played terrific music and played/sang it perfectly. I couldn't be happier with them.
The Russ Bennett band from Hank Lane played at our wedding reception. They were phenomenal. I'm still getting comments Read more...
The Russ Bennett band from Hank Lane played at our wedding reception. They were phenomenal. I'm still getting comments from friends about how great the band was. Russ was great and very flexible with our many requests. He kept checking in with us throughout the reception. And most importantly, they played terrific music and played/sang it perfectly. I couldn't be happier with them. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Vinnamon
Wedding:
10/30/2011
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough about the Ernest Mills band. This is probably the best band I've ever seen perform at ANY wedding. And I don't mean just the music - Ernest and Hank Lane really delivered on service and professionalism. Highly, highly recommend!
I can't say enough about the Ernest Mills band. This is probably the best band I've ever seen perform at ANY wedding. And Read more...
I can't say enough about the Ernest Mills band. This is probably the best band I've ever seen perform at ANY wedding. And I don't mean just the music - Ernest and Hank Lane really delivered on service and professionalism. Highly, highly recommend! Read less
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Alexandra
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
We had the Ricky Sands Band play at our October 1, 2011 wedding and they were OUTSTANDING!! Not only did they totally stick to the genres/ songs that we specified on our playlist but they totally rocked them!l! They understood our style from the start, were able to read the crowd very well, and just put on a great show for our wedding night. Our dance floor was always full, the singers got involved w/ our guests on the dance floor during a few songs which was awesome. People were raving about the band during the wedding and after. They wanted their card, their number, etc. And best of all the band received shouts for an encore at the end of the night. I would recommend Ricky Sands Band and Hank Lane to anyone.

I understand that people might be nervous since Hank Lane is a large company. Trust me...you do not get lost in the shuffle. These people know exactly what they are doing. I was nervous at first that I couldn't hear the band live (but I guess that's pretty normal for most companies) but honestly, they were better than I ever could have imagined. They sang songs live better than the original artist. No vendor is going to handhold you the entire way through your wedding. If you want that, hire a wedding planner to confirm & reconfirm 10,000 times the same details. Hank Lane handled every aspect of the entertainment portion of our wedding day w/ professionalism and a great attitude. We would work w/ them again w/ out any hesitation.

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We had the Ricky Sands Band play at our October 1, 2011 wedding and they were OUTSTANDING!! Not only did they totally Read more...
We had the Ricky Sands Band play at our October 1, 2011 wedding and they were OUTSTANDING!! Not only did they totally stick to the genres/ songs that we specified on our playlist but they totally rocked them!l! They understood our style from the start, were able to read the crowd very well, and just put on a great show for our wedding night. Our dance floor was always full, the singers got involved w/ our guests on the dance floor during a few songs which was awesome. People were raving about the band during the wedding and after. They wanted their card, their number, etc. And best of all the band received shouts for an encore at the end of the night. I would recommend Ricky Sands Band and Hank Lane to anyone.

I understand that people might be nervous since Hank Lane is a large company. Trust me...you do not get lost in the shuffle. These people know exactly what they are doing. I was nervous at first that I couldn't hear the band live (but I guess that's pretty normal for most companies) but honestly, they were better than I ever could have imagined. They sang songs live better than the original artist. No vendor is going to handhold you the entire way through your wedding. If you want that, hire a wedding planner to confirm & reconfirm 10,000 times the same details. Hank Lane handled every aspect of the entertainment portion of our wedding day w/ professionalism and a great attitude. We would work w/ them again w/ out any hesitation.

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Jolac
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
Excellent band! Had everyone dancing the whole time, a great variety of songs!
Excellent band! Had everyone dancing the whole time, a great variety of songs!
Excellent band! Had everyone dancing the whole time, a great variety of songs! Read less
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Natasia
Wedding:
9/2/2011
5.0/5.0
We had Pete Saunders. By far the biggest talk of the wedding. They made our wedding that much more fabulous. Not only did they have the most incredible vocalists, the band played throughout the entire re option with no breaks. They were also so interactive coming out into the crowd and being a part of the celebration. I could not have imagined a better band to play at our wedding!
We had Pete Saunders. By far the biggest talk of the wedding. They made our wedding that much more fabulous. Not only did Read more...
We had Pete Saunders. By far the biggest talk of the wedding. They made our wedding that much more fabulous. Not only did they have the most incredible vocalists, the band played throughout the entire re option with no breaks. They were also so interactive coming out into the crowd and being a part of the celebration. I could not have imagined a better band to play at our wedding! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Amazing!!! People are still talking about what a great band we had. We used Bleecker Street. They are an extremely talented group. Also, Hank Lane is great to work with. They are extremely professional and helpful. Hank Lane and Bleecker Street thank you for helping to make our wedding day complete!
Amazing!!! People are still talking about what a great band we had. We used Bleecker Street. They are an extremely Read more...
Amazing!!! People are still talking about what a great band we had. We used Bleecker Street. They are an extremely talented group. Also, Hank Lane is great to work with. They are extremely professional and helpful. Hank Lane and Bleecker Street thank you for helping to make our wedding day complete! Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
8/19/2011
5.0/5.0
"I can’t say enough about how “The Jeff Lubin Band” made my wedding everything I could have imagined. I found the band after attending my sister’s wedding and knew that there was no other option. They are extremely well versed in just about any music you could possibly want for your wedding and really take the time to sit down and make sure they understand what you envision for your special day. I found them to be very professional and made my reception a very smooth, seamless process. I’ve often found myself at weddings where people are hesitant to get up and dance and with the Jeff Lubin Band, friends that have never danced at weddings were up having a ball. They know how to get the party started and are an extremely talented band with amazing singers. I just can’t say enough. If you want your friends to rant and rave over your wedding for years to come you absolutely should check out this band."
"I can’t say enough about how “The Jeff Lubin Band” made my wedding everything I could have imagined. I found the band Read more...
"I can’t say enough about how “The Jeff Lubin Band” made my wedding everything I could have imagined. I found the band after attending my sister’s wedding and knew that there was no other option. They are extremely well versed in just about any music you could possibly want for your wedding and really take the time to sit down and make sure they understand what you envision for your special day. I found them to be very professional and made my reception a very smooth, seamless process. I’ve often found myself at weddings where people are hesitant to get up and dance and with the Jeff Lubin Band, friends that have never danced at weddings were up having a ball. They know how to get the party started and are an extremely talented band with amazing singers. I just can’t say enough. If you want your friends to rant and rave over your wedding for years to come you absolutely should check out this band." Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
8/6/2011
5.0/5.0
Beyond amazing. EVERY SINGLE person that I have spoken to since the wedding has complimented Kevin Osbourne and his band, saying it was by far the best band they had ever heard and they absolutely made the party that much more special.
Beyond amazing. EVERY SINGLE person that I have spoken to since the wedding has complimented Kevin Osbourne and his band, Read more...
Beyond amazing. EVERY SINGLE person that I have spoken to since the wedding has complimented Kevin Osbourne and his band, saying it was by far the best band they had ever heard and they absolutely made the party that much more special. Read less
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Brittany
Wedding:
8/6/2011
5.0/5.0
We hired the Michael Hart Band at Hank Lane. They were suggested to me by a co-worker and so I looked into them. I had my wedding on a Friday to save a few dollars at the reception site. I had no idea that it would be the best decision of my wedding because it afforded me the opportunity to have Michael Hart & his band perform at my wedding (we couldn't have afforded a Saturday night). And perform they did. I had nearly the entire 200 guests chanting ONE MORE SONG at the end of the wedding. It truly was like being at a concert. They danced with us, with each other with choreographed moves, sang every song we wanted and kept everyone on the dance floor the whole night. The only thing my guests talk about was how this was the best wedding band ever. Still 2 months later they are talking about how they have never and will never encounter a band as good as them. I feel honored to have partied with them. And I hope you can too. Worth the splurge - seriously!
We hired the Michael Hart Band at Hank Lane. They were suggested to me by a co-worker and so I looked into them. I had my Read more...
We hired the Michael Hart Band at Hank Lane. They were suggested to me by a co-worker and so I looked into them. I had my wedding on a Friday to save a few dollars at the reception site. I had no idea that it would be the best decision of my wedding because it afforded me the opportunity to have Michael Hart & his band perform at my wedding (we couldn't have afforded a Saturday night). And perform they did. I had nearly the entire 200 guests chanting ONE MORE SONG at the end of the wedding. It truly was like being at a concert. They danced with us, with each other with choreographed moves, sang every song we wanted and kept everyone on the dance floor the whole night. The only thing my guests talk about was how this was the best wedding band ever. Still 2 months later they are talking about how they have never and will never encounter a band as good as them. I feel honored to have partied with them. And I hope you can too. Worth the splurge - seriously! Read less
Services Used: Band
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bmpalmieri
Wedding:
7/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Russ Benet from Hank Lane was the best band I have ever heard and they made our entire wedding reception a complete dance party from start to finish. The energy at my reception was like nothing I have ever seen and I know it was because of the awesome band. I can't recommend them enough - to make your wedding the absolutely most fun night you can imagine!
Russ Benet from Hank Lane was the best band I have ever heard and they made our entire wedding reception a complete dance Read more...
Russ Benet from Hank Lane was the best band I have ever heard and they made our entire wedding reception a complete dance party from start to finish. The energy at my reception was like nothing I have ever seen and I know it was because of the awesome band. I can't recommend them enough - to make your wedding the absolutely most fun night you can imagine! Read less
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Adam
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
The entire experience was fantastic. We used Kenny Ford and he rocked the place!

Notably, the sales and support teams were great. We can't wait to use them again.
The entire experience was fantastic. We used Kenny Ford and he rocked the place!

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The entire experience was fantastic. We used Kenny Ford and he rocked the place!

Notably, the sales and support teams were great. We can't wait to use them again. Read less
Services Used: Band
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eve
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
The Pete Saunders Band played my wedding at Temple Beth Torah and they were AMAZING!!! We've been to dozens of weddings in the past few years and no one has topped them. They had everyone dancing all night, and were very fun and playful. We met with Pete ahead of time and he made us feel very comfortable. All the top 40 songs were out of this world--really don't think twice, book this band. They are so professional and will deliver exactly what you want. All of our friends keep calling us to say how amazing our band was. Thanks so much, Pete!!!
The Pete Saunders Band played my wedding at Temple Beth Torah and they were AMAZING!!! We've been to dozens of weddings in Read more...
The Pete Saunders Band played my wedding at Temple Beth Torah and they were AMAZING!!! We've been to dozens of weddings in the past few years and no one has topped them. They had everyone dancing all night, and were very fun and playful. We met with Pete ahead of time and he made us feel very comfortable. All the top 40 songs were out of this world--really don't think twice, book this band. They are so professional and will deliver exactly what you want. All of our friends keep calling us to say how amazing our band was. Thanks so much, Pete!!! Read less
Services Used: Band
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johncsuka
Wedding:
6/11/2011
5.0/5.0
They (the Russ Bennett Band) were, simply put, phenomenal. They surpassed all expectations of not just the bride and groom but all guests in attendance. Every person in attendance commented on how much they enjoyed the music, the professionalism and atmosphere the band created at the reception. The band did a great job mixing and matching different styles and eras of songs so as to keep people on the dance floor the entire night. Russ did a fantastic job engaging the audience with the playlist as well as checking in with the bride and groom to make sure we were happy with everything multiple times throughout the evening. The band was so good my parents were getting worried about my 86 year old great aunt because she was dancing to every song and they hadn’t seen her that active in years.
They (the Russ Bennett Band) were, simply put, phenomenal. They surpassed all expectations of not just the bride and groom Read more...
They (the Russ Bennett Band) were, simply put, phenomenal. They surpassed all expectations of not just the bride and groom but all guests in attendance. Every person in attendance commented on how much they enjoyed the music, the professionalism and atmosphere the band created at the reception. The band did a great job mixing and matching different styles and eras of songs so as to keep people on the dance floor the entire night. Russ did a fantastic job engaging the audience with the playlist as well as checking in with the bride and groom to make sure we were happy with everything multiple times throughout the evening. The band was so good my parents were getting worried about my 86 year old great aunt because she was dancing to every song and they hadn’t seen her that active in years. Read less
Services Used: Band
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sejy22
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Amazing! We booked the Russ Bennett Band with Hank Lane for our June 4 wedding and the reviews coming in about the wedding are amazing. EVERYONE LOVED the band! The music was so energetic and wonderful that people started dancing even before the we (bride and groom) were announced! I have friends who have booked other bands with Hank Lane and have been just as happy. You seriously can't go wrong here...they make the entire music planning process seamless and are such a talented group of musicians!!
Amazing! We booked the Russ Bennett Band with Hank Lane for our June 4 wedding and the reviews coming in about the wedding Read more...
Amazing! We booked the Russ Bennett Band with Hank Lane for our June 4 wedding and the reviews coming in about the wedding are amazing. EVERYONE LOVED the band! The music was so energetic and wonderful that people started dancing even before the we (bride and groom) were announced! I have friends who have booked other bands with Hank Lane and have been just as happy. You seriously can't go wrong here...they make the entire music planning process seamless and are such a talented group of musicians!! Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Lauren
Wedding:
5/7/2011
5.0/5.0
We used the Encore band from Hank Lane, and they were fantastic! The dance floor was packed all evening, and my husband and I were too busy dancing to even eat! The lead singers were very engaging and even came onto the dance floor to have guests participate in the singing. It was so much fun, and Encore had such a wonderful range of songs - everything from Runaround Sue to Poker Face to Hips Don't Lie. All age ranges were pleased with the selection. We couldn't have been happier with them!
We used the Encore band from Hank Lane, and they were fantastic! The dance floor was packed all evening, and my husband Read more...
We used the Encore band from Hank Lane, and they were fantastic! The dance floor was packed all evening, and my husband and I were too busy dancing to even eat! The lead singers were very engaging and even came onto the dance floor to have guests participate in the singing. It was so much fun, and Encore had such a wonderful range of songs - everything from Runaround Sue to Poker Face to Hips Don't Lie. All age ranges were pleased with the selection. We couldn't have been happier with them! Read less
Services Used: Band
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brynnfallah
Wedding:
1/15/2011
5.0/5.0
We could not have been more pleased with Pete Saunders Band of Hank Lane Music. Hank Lane was recommended by the women I was working with on my invitations and I was thrilled with Erik each time I spoke to him. He recommended Pete Saunders as our band. Once we chose Pete I continuously kept in contact with him via email and he was always prompt in his responses. I wanted to walk down the aisle to Beyonce's Ave Maria and Pete worked on 8 different cuts of the track to make it exactly right. Their performance during the reception was incredible. They sounded fantastic, were fun and got into the crowd, and made it the best party we could have imagined.
We could not have been more pleased with Pete Saunders Band of Hank Lane Music. Hank Lane was recommended by the women I Read more...
We could not have been more pleased with Pete Saunders Band of Hank Lane Music. Hank Lane was recommended by the women I was working with on my invitations and I was thrilled with Erik each time I spoke to him. He recommended Pete Saunders as our band. Once we chose Pete I continuously kept in contact with him via email and he was always prompt in his responses. I wanted to walk down the aisle to Beyonce's Ave Maria and Pete worked on 8 different cuts of the track to make it exactly right. Their performance during the reception was incredible. They sounded fantastic, were fun and got into the crowd, and made it the best party we could have imagined. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Rita
Wedding:
1/14/2011
5.0/5.0
The band was great (Jeff Lubin)! We would recommend them for other weddings and events.
The band was great (Jeff Lubin)! We would recommend them for other weddings and events.
The band was great (Jeff Lubin)! We would recommend them for other weddings and events. Read less
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marrissa
Wedding:
1/8/2011
5.0/5.0
Well I must say Dane Wright made my wedding day pretty amazing. I know I chose to get married in the winter and the snow was brutal - some my family could not make it into the city from out of town because of it and we were pretty down about it BUT... Dane, you made the night. You made us as happy as we could have ever asked. Not only were you professional, knowledgeable and the biggest sweetheart we have ever met, your talents are incredible! Thank you so much for your energy. Our wedding was amazing and our guests haven't stopped raving about you. PLUS...some of our bridesmaids are still talking about how cute you are! You're awesome and we thank you from the bottom of hearts. From day one in our appointment, we knew you had it! All the best from this point forward - Marrissa and Sal - 1/8/11 Dane Wright Band
Well I must say Dane Wright made my wedding day pretty amazing. I know I chose to get married in the winter and the snow Read more...
Well I must say Dane Wright made my wedding day pretty amazing. I know I chose to get married in the winter and the snow was brutal - some my family could not make it into the city from out of town because of it and we were pretty down about it BUT... Dane, you made the night. You made us as happy as we could have ever asked. Not only were you professional, knowledgeable and the biggest sweetheart we have ever met, your talents are incredible! Thank you so much for your energy. Our wedding was amazing and our guests haven't stopped raving about you. PLUS...some of our bridesmaids are still talking about how cute you are! You're awesome and we thank you from the bottom of hearts. From day one in our appointment, we knew you had it! All the best from this point forward - Marrissa and Sal - 1/8/11 Dane Wright Band Read less
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vwilliam
Wedding:
10/9/2010
5.0/5.0
We booked Ricky Sands and his band and they were AMAZING. They played everything from Bon Jovi to Motown/Funk to Lady Gaga…and they made it sound better than the actual recorded songs! The dance floor was entirely full for the whole party. Not only was the band awesome, but Ricky is one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet and was a wonderful MC. One of the wonderful things about the Ricky Sands band (and any Hank Lane band) is that they’re playing live music throughout the whole party, even while you’re eating dinner and dessert. We can’t say enough great things about Ricky and his band.
We booked Ricky Sands and his band and they were AMAZING. They played everything from Bon Jovi to Motown/Funk to Lady Gaga Read more...
We booked Ricky Sands and his band and they were AMAZING. They played everything from Bon Jovi to Motown/Funk to Lady Gaga…and they made it sound better than the actual recorded songs! The dance floor was entirely full for the whole party. Not only was the band awesome, but Ricky is one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet and was a wonderful MC. One of the wonderful things about the Ricky Sands band (and any Hank Lane band) is that they’re playing live music throughout the whole party, even while you’re eating dinner and dessert. We can’t say enough great things about Ricky and his band. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Salerno-Albergo
Wedding:
9/26/2010
5.0/5.0
We had the Downtown Band at our wedding and we could not have been happier! My husband comes from a family of musicians as well as himself and a good band was VERY important to us! They were TOP notch and did not let us down. They played all the variety of music we ask them to and had our guests dancing all night! We did not leave the dance floor!! They were easy to work with and very receptive to the ideas we had. My husband, his brother, and friends got up at one point and played a few songs with the band!!! I wish they could have played into the wee hours of the morning
We had the Downtown Band at our wedding and we could not have been happier! My husband comes from a family of musicians as Read more...
We had the Downtown Band at our wedding and we could not have been happier! My husband comes from a family of musicians as well as himself and a good band was VERY important to us! They were TOP notch and did not let us down. They played all the variety of music we ask them to and had our guests dancing all night! We did not leave the dance floor!! They were easy to work with and very receptive to the ideas we had. My husband, his brother, and friends got up at one point and played a few songs with the band!!! I wish they could have played into the wee hours of the morning Read less
Services Used: Band
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Nooch
Wedding:
9/25/2010
5.0/5.0
I used the Ernest Mills Band through Hank Lane Music. I was a bit nervous that I couldn't hear them in person before the wedding but they ended up being great! Ernest was lively and really kept the party going without being cheesy. He got into the crowd sang right in the mist of everyone dancing. Everyone after the wedding kept telling me how much fun they had and I think my band had a lot to do with it. Several people told me that it was the most fun wedding that they had ever attended! They played a mix of everything from bon jovi to lady gaga. They will basically play whatever you tell them. I definitely recommend Ernest Mills!
I used the Ernest Mills Band through Hank Lane Music. I was a bit nervous that I couldn't hear them in person before the Read more...
I used the Ernest Mills Band through Hank Lane Music. I was a bit nervous that I couldn't hear them in person before the wedding but they ended up being great! Ernest was lively and really kept the party going without being cheesy. He got into the crowd sang right in the mist of everyone dancing. Everyone after the wedding kept telling me how much fun they had and I think my band had a lot to do with it. Several people told me that it was the most fun wedding that they had ever attended! They played a mix of everything from bon jovi to lady gaga. They will basically play whatever you tell them. I definitely recommend Ernest Mills! Read less
Services Used: Band
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tspilman
Wedding:
9/10/2010
5.0/5.0
We booked the Michael Hart Band via Hank Lane Music and we could not be happier! Spencer at Hank Lane was helpful and courteous; he helped us narrow down our choices to fit our budget and our music preferences. We could not be happier with the Michael Hart band! They are absolutely amazing!! Our guests cannot stop talking about them and I can't either! Their range of music is amazing. They nailed everything from Old School to New School and we danced the entire night.
We booked the Michael Hart Band via Hank Lane Music and we could not be happier! Spencer at Hank Lane was helpful and Read more...
We booked the Michael Hart Band via Hank Lane Music and we could not be happier! Spencer at Hank Lane was helpful and courteous; he helped us narrow down our choices to fit our budget and our music preferences. We could not be happier with the Michael Hart band! They are absolutely amazing!! Our guests cannot stop talking about them and I can't either! Their range of music is amazing. They nailed everything from Old School to New School and we danced the entire night. Read less
Services Used: Band
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r15becca
Wedding:
8/28/2010
5.0/5.0
We loved, loved, loved Hank Lane's Michael Hart Band! They were wonderful before and at our wedding and truly kept everyone dancing all night long! Everyone at the wedding raved about our amazing band and we truly could not have been happier. If you can getting married in the metro NYC area you must book Michael Hart!
We loved, loved, loved Hank Lane's Michael Hart Band! They were wonderful before and at our wedding and truly kept Read more...
We loved, loved, loved Hank Lane's Michael Hart Band! They were wonderful before and at our wedding and truly kept everyone dancing all night long! Everyone at the wedding raved about our amazing band and we truly could not have been happier. If you can getting married in the metro NYC area you must book Michael Hart! Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
7/24/2010
5.0/5.0
We booked the Russ Bennett band through Hank Lane and they were absolutely amazing!! I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a versatile band who plays everything from classical to contemporary. They kept the party going all night, which showed on the dance floor and our guests kept commenting on how amazing they sounded! Also, the MC came by our table throughout the night to make sure we were enjoying ourselves. Overall, Hank Lane was SO wonderful to work with because of their professionalism and knowledge of music. They knew what we were looking for and the Russ Bennett band way exceeded our expectations!
We booked the Russ Bennett band through Hank Lane and they were absolutely amazing!! I would highly recommend them to Read more...
We booked the Russ Bennett band through Hank Lane and they were absolutely amazing!! I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a versatile band who plays everything from classical to contemporary. They kept the party going all night, which showed on the dance floor and our guests kept commenting on how amazing they sounded! Also, the MC came by our table throughout the night to make sure we were enjoying ourselves. Overall, Hank Lane was SO wonderful to work with because of their professionalism and knowledge of music. They knew what we were looking for and the Russ Bennett band way exceeded our expectations! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Aylin
Wedding:
6/12/2010
5.0/5.0
We used Hank Lane to book the Bleeker Street Band and were OVERJOYED by their performance! The band was FANTASTIC. The seven piece band played all the songs we had requested, were easy to work with, engaged the crowd and were just plain awesome. Hank Lane was a great company to work with throughout the process from booking to final sales to actual performance. We will be using them again and have nothing but the best to say. You can rely on both the Bleeker Street Band and Hank Lane Productions to do a top notch job...leave your worries behind and listen to their sweet music.
We used Hank Lane to book the Bleeker Street Band and were OVERJOYED by their performance! The band was FANTASTIC. The Read more...
We used Hank Lane to book the Bleeker Street Band and were OVERJOYED by their performance! The band was FANTASTIC. The seven piece band played all the songs we had requested, were easy to work with, engaged the crowd and were just plain awesome. Hank Lane was a great company to work with throughout the process from booking to final sales to actual performance. We will be using them again and have nothing but the best to say. You can rely on both the Bleeker Street Band and Hank Lane Productions to do a top notch job...leave your worries behind and listen to their sweet music. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Happily Married
Wedding:
2/20/2010
5.0/5.0
We had the Paula Atherton Band for our wedding. It is a 4 piece band and we added an extra singer for rhythm and blues. They place jazz and classicl sounds. Paula is the band leader and she plays 3 instruments in addition to being the female vocal. They did a wonderful job. Everyone commented on how excellent the music was. Everyone was dancing and they truly made the reception a success. I highly recommend them for your wedding.
We had the Paula Atherton Band for our wedding. It is a 4 piece band and we added an extra singer for rhythm and blues. Read more...
We had the Paula Atherton Band for our wedding. It is a 4 piece band and we added an extra singer for rhythm and blues. They place jazz and classicl sounds. Paula is the band leader and she plays 3 instruments in addition to being the female vocal. They did a wonderful job. Everyone commented on how excellent the music was. Everyone was dancing and they truly made the reception a success. I highly recommend them for your wedding. Read less
Services Used: Band
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keekes
Wedding:
1/30/2010
5.0/5.0
love love loved them. We had the Bobby Attico band from Hank Lane and they ROCKED. We knew that the band would make or break the reception and are SO happy we went big with them. They learned a country song as a surprise for my husband, they honored every request to play (or not play) specific songs, they kept the energy of the entire wedding from before the entree through the last song of the night. My friends and family loved them, and we did too.
love love loved them. We had the Bobby Attico band from Hank Lane and they ROCKED. We knew that the band would make or Read more...
love love loved them. We had the Bobby Attico band from Hank Lane and they ROCKED. We knew that the band would make or break the reception and are SO happy we went big with them. They learned a country song as a surprise for my husband, they honored every request to play (or not play) specific songs, they kept the energy of the entire wedding from before the entree through the last song of the night. My friends and family loved them, and we did too. Read less
Services Used: Band
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dani100909
Wedding:
10/9/2009
5.0/5.0
Our dance floor was literally packed the entire night. Hank Lane's Kenny Ford Band was AMAZING! They have an incredible range ~ they played rock, latin, pop, hip hop, do wap ~ and played literally every single song we requested. They played the entire 4 hours of the reception without taking a break, and played each song with the same energy as the first. I highly, highly recommend!
Our dance floor was literally packed the entire night. Hank Lane's Kenny Ford Band was AMAZING! They have an incredible Read more...
Our dance floor was literally packed the entire night. Hank Lane's Kenny Ford Band was AMAZING! They have an incredible range ~ they played rock, latin, pop, hip hop, do wap ~ and played literally every single song we requested. They played the entire 4 hours of the reception without taking a break, and played each song with the same energy as the first. I highly, highly recommend! Read less
Services Used: Band
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knass0925
Wedding:
9/25/2009
5.0/5.0
We used Hank Lane - Ernest Mills band for our wedding in Sept 2009. Oh my God, what an awesome band. While we initially didn't trust the salesmen side of the deal, and we we started to get really nervous since we never saw the band perform in person, everything worked out great. Very professional. Also, we wanted them to play music we like and not break into Mustang Sally for the 50 year olds in the room. We had a very young wedding and some of the songs they sang were I got a Feeling (black eye peas - our entrance song), Poker Face (lady Gaga), Footloose (K Loggins); and my special request, jersey girl!!! Highly recommended, go the band route and book Ernest Mills.
We used Hank Lane - Ernest Mills band for our wedding in Sept 2009. Oh my God, what an awesome band. While we initially Read more...
We used Hank Lane - Ernest Mills band for our wedding in Sept 2009. Oh my God, what an awesome band. While we initially didn't trust the salesmen side of the deal, and we we started to get really nervous since we never saw the band perform in person, everything worked out great. Very professional. Also, we wanted them to play music we like and not break into Mustang Sally for the 50 year olds in the room. We had a very young wedding and some of the songs they sang were I got a Feeling (black eye peas - our entrance song), Poker Face (lady Gaga), Footloose (K Loggins); and my special request, jersey girl!!! Highly recommended, go the band route and book Ernest Mills. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Teresa
Wedding:
8/22/2009
5.0/5.0
My experience with Hank Lane's Soho Rhythm was positive from the start. The band was awesome and people are still talking about them. They played a great mix of new and old, but it was all upbeat and fun. They even let some of my guests jump on the stage and join in. Highly recommend!
My experience with Hank Lane's Soho Rhythm was positive from the start. The band was awesome and people are still talking Read more...
My experience with Hank Lane's Soho Rhythm was positive from the start. The band was awesome and people are still talking about them. They played a great mix of new and old, but it was all upbeat and fun. They even let some of my guests jump on the stage and join in. Highly recommend! Read less
Services Used: Band
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mydreamweddingcometrue
Wedding:
6/27/2009
5.0/5.0
Would highly recommend Hank Lane. Downtown from Hank Lane was great!
Everyone from the first person we met with to the bandleader the day of were great.
Very attentive to us and the crowd and had everyone up and dancing from the first dance till the end of the evening.
Would highly recommend Hank Lane. Downtown from Hank Lane was great!
Everyone from the first person we met with to the Read more...
Would highly recommend Hank Lane. Downtown from Hank Lane was great!
Everyone from the first person we met with to the bandleader the day of were great.
Very attentive to us and the crowd and had everyone up and dancing from the first dance till the end of the evening. Read less
Services Used: Band
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j9ferrari
Wedding:
5/31/2009
5.0/5.0
We had a wonderful experience with Hank Lane- Spencer Kaufman, our event producer at Hank Lane, was incredibly patient and assured us the music provided would be the very best & would enhance our event. He paired us with DJ Tom, a good-natured, generous great guy. Tom played every song we asked + some he knew we'd enjoy. He made sure not to play any guest requests without having my OK first- I loved that!
I would easily recommend DJ Tom and Hank Lane - they're professional, responsible and the very best. We think they were worth every penny.
We had a wonderful experience with Hank Lane- Spencer Kaufman, our event producer at Hank Lane, was incredibly patient and Read more...
We had a wonderful experience with Hank Lane- Spencer Kaufman, our event producer at Hank Lane, was incredibly patient and assured us the music provided would be the very best & would enhance our event. He paired us with DJ Tom, a good-natured, generous great guy. Tom played every song we asked + some he knew we'd enjoy. He made sure not to play any guest requests without having my OK first- I loved that!
I would easily recommend DJ Tom and Hank Lane - they're professional, responsible and the very best. We think they were worth every penny. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
The Mike Herman Band was awsome. ALL of my guests danced all night long. They helped me play a joke on the Best Man and it was just great. I had so much fun dancing.
The Mike Herman Band was awsome. ALL of my guests danced all night long. They helped me play a joke on the Best Man and it Read more...
The Mike Herman Band was awsome. ALL of my guests danced all night long. They helped me play a joke on the Best Man and it was just great. I had so much fun dancing. Read less
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valerie
Wedding:
8/31/2008
5.0/5.0
Hank Lane is a great band company. There are tons of bands to choose from but if you want to dance all night and party like you are listening to the radio then you have to pick Michael Hart. We saw them at a friends wedding and knew we had to book them right there and then. They truly are amazing. I definitely had a mixed crowd between younger people and older people who wanted to party and they kept signing all night long. All you do is tell them some genras you like and they will take care of the rest. I never had so many people ask me how we came up with that song list. I said they did it all on there own. They truly rocked the night away..playing everything from U2, Kelly Clarkson, Madonna, all the way to motown for the older crowd. Truth is everyone danced so much that i dont remember any points when the dance floor was empty. I would highly recommend this band. the lead singers are amazing and i promise you you wont regret it!
Hank Lane is a great band company. There are tons of bands to choose from but if you want to dance all night and party Read more...
Hank Lane is a great band company. There are tons of bands to choose from but if you want to dance all night and party like you are listening to the radio then you have to pick Michael Hart. We saw them at a friends wedding and knew we had to book them right there and then. They truly are amazing. I definitely had a mixed crowd between younger people and older people who wanted to party and they kept signing all night long. All you do is tell them some genras you like and they will take care of the rest. I never had so many people ask me how we came up with that song list. I said they did it all on there own. They truly rocked the night away..playing everything from U2, Kelly Clarkson, Madonna, all the way to motown for the older crowd. Truth is everyone danced so much that i dont remember any points when the dance floor was empty. I would highly recommend this band. the lead singers are amazing and i promise you you wont regret it! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Craig
Wedding:
8/2/2008
5.0/5.0
My wife and I got married last summer - 8/2/08. I can't say more how happy we were with Jeff Lubin and the Jeff Lubin Band. If you want a band that can play everything and keep your party going all night, this is your band. Jeff and the band got the party going with a rousing hora and played rock n roll music from evey era, as well as plenty of dance music. His band members are spot on and the male and female vocalists were incredible. They played all our requests and more, which included music by Neil Diamond, Frankie Vallie, The Beach Boys, Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Beyonce, Usher - plus so much more. Plus, after the wedding, Jeff played an after hour set of unplugged rock-n-roll.

Overall, friends and relatives thought they were the best wedding band they've heard. We couldn't agree more. Jeff Lubin Band played an integral role in our wedding being such a memorable and incredible event.
My wife and I got married last summer - 8/2/08. I can't say more how happy we were with Jeff Lubin and the Jeff Lubin Read more...
My wife and I got married last summer - 8/2/08. I can't say more how happy we were with Jeff Lubin and the Jeff Lubin Band. If you want a band that can play everything and keep your party going all night, this is your band. Jeff and the band got the party going with a rousing hora and played rock n roll music from evey era, as well as plenty of dance music. His band members are spot on and the male and female vocalists were incredible. They played all our requests and more, which included music by Neil Diamond, Frankie Vallie, The Beach Boys, Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Beyonce, Usher - plus so much more. Plus, after the wedding, Jeff played an after hour set of unplugged rock-n-roll.

Overall, friends and relatives thought they were the best wedding band they've heard. We couldn't agree more. Jeff Lubin Band played an integral role in our wedding being such a memorable and incredible event. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Lizzie
Wedding:
6/8/2008
5.0/5.0
I used Mike Hart's band and they were the BEST! Everyone was on the dance floor. I was dancing all night long!!!!! My shoes were off at the end of the night........ Thank you Mike!
I used Mike Hart's band and they were the BEST! Everyone was on the dance floor. I was dancing all night long!!!!! My Read more...
I used Mike Hart's band and they were the BEST! Everyone was on the dance floor. I was dancing all night long!!!!! My shoes were off at the end of the night........ Thank you Mike! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Kristen
Wedding:
9/9/2007
5.0/5.0
The band was amazing. As a matter of fact, several of my guests have gone on to book the Kenny Ford band for their special occasions as well.
The band was amazing. As a matter of fact, several of my guests have gone on to book the Kenny Ford band for their special Read more...
The band was amazing. As a matter of fact, several of my guests have gone on to book the Kenny Ford band for their special occasions as well. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Anne
Wedding:
6/23/2007
5.0/5.0
Incredible!
Incredible!
Incredible! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Marisa
Wedding:
6/29/2014
4.9/5.0
The Jeff Lubin band performed at our wedding this past Sunday. They were amazing! So many of our guests commented to us both during and after the wedding about what a great band we had found. Not only were they super talented but Jeff was so nice and friendly and really great to work with.
The Jeff Lubin band performed at our wedding this past Sunday. They were amazing! So many of our guests commented to us Read more...
The Jeff Lubin band performed at our wedding this past Sunday. They were amazing! So many of our guests commented to us both during and after the wedding about what a great band we had found. Not only were they super talented but Jeff was so nice and friendly and really great to work with. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Barbara
Wedding:
11/16/2013
4.9/5.0
We are still coming down from the high of my son and daughter-in-law's wedding which just occurred on 11/16/13. We were so amazingly fortunate to have hired The Dane Wright Band for our music. From our very first meeting, we were very impressed with Dane. He was patient, answered all our questions and made suggestions. He always responded quickly to any emails that we sent to him. He met with us twice to go over the music requested for the wedding. On the day of the wedding, this band did not disappoint! In fact, I've been getting phone calls from everyone asking where I found such a band. The music was non-stop - including during the meal service, with a toned down, quieter approach. But, during the reception itself, the music made the party! The energy was through the roof! We always had a full dance floor. The singers were on the dance floor interacting with the guests. They were fantastic! Even our caterer mentioned that he never saw such a band, and he has seen countless bands in his career!!! All I can say, is that I am so very happy that we went with the Dane Wright band. They went beyond all expectations!
We are still coming down from the high of my son and daughter-in-law's wedding which just occurred on 11/16/13. We were so Read more...
We are still coming down from the high of my son and daughter-in-law's wedding which just occurred on 11/16/13. We were so amazingly fortunate to have hired The Dane Wright Band for our music. From our very first meeting, we were very impressed with Dane. He was patient, answered all our questions and made suggestions. He always responded quickly to any emails that we sent to him. He met with us twice to go over the music requested for the wedding. On the day of the wedding, this band did not disappoint! In fact, I've been getting phone calls from everyone asking where I found such a band. The music was non-stop - including during the meal service, with a toned down, quieter approach. But, during the reception itself, the music made the party! The energy was through the roof! We always had a full dance floor. The singers were on the dance floor interacting with the guests. They were fantastic! Even our caterer mentioned that he never saw such a band, and he has seen countless bands in his career!!! All I can say, is that I am so very happy that we went with the Dane Wright band. They went beyond all expectations! Read less
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nancy
Wedding:
9/6/2013
4.9/5.0
We can't say enough great things about the Pete Saunders Band and Hanke Lane as a whole. Music was very high on our list of priorities and working with them was the best decision we could have made. Everyone was on the dance floor the entire night and raved about how great they were. We met with Pete a few weeks before the wedding to go over some details and he was so helfpul and easy to work with. We gave him a list of songs we really liked and they found a way to work in almost all of them. The band was great at reading the crowd and really played off of their energy. People actually thought some of the songs were being piped in through the sound system because they sounded so much like the original versions. Hank Lane as a comany was also great to work with- very accomodating and responsive overall. Highly reccomended!!
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We can't say enough great things about the Pete Saunders Band and Hanke Lane as a whole. Music was very high on our list of priorities and working with them was the best decision we could have made. Everyone was on the dance floor the entire night and raved about how great they were. We met with Pete a few weeks before the wedding to go over some details and he was so helfpul and easy to work with. We gave him a list of songs we really liked and they found a way to work in almost all of them. The band was great at reading the crowd and really played off of their energy. People actually thought some of the songs were being piped in through the sound system because they sounded so much like the original versions. Hank Lane as a comany was also great to work with- very accomodating and responsive overall. Highly reccomended!! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Amanda
Wedding:
2/17/2013
4.9/5.0
Pete Saunders was THE BEST! He and his band made or night so special. They made a special effort to know what kind of music we liked, and didn't like, but more importantly read the crowd. They were a real band, not your typical wedding band. Very polished professional.

Another important thing to know is they have a great "emergency plan" which most bands didn't have and couldn't offer. Hank Lane represents a handful of bands, but never book all of them on a given weekend. That way, if someone is ill or can't make your event for any reason, they have at least one full band of musicians available to fill in! Genius, and again, not something most bands have a plan or, at least not a good one.

People are still talking about the band at our wedding. They are on the pricy side, but this is one case where you really do get what you pay for! It's worth the money if you have it, and if you don't have it, find it! They are 100% worth it.
Pete Saunders was THE BEST! He and his band made or night so special. They made a special effort to know what kind of Read more...
Pete Saunders was THE BEST! He and his band made or night so special. They made a special effort to know what kind of music we liked, and didn't like, but more importantly read the crowd. They were a real band, not your typical wedding band. Very polished professional.

Another important thing to know is they have a great "emergency plan" which most bands didn't have and couldn't offer. Hank Lane represents a handful of bands, but never book all of them on a given weekend. That way, if someone is ill or can't make your event for any reason, they have at least one full band of musicians available to fill in! Genius, and again, not something most bands have a plan or, at least not a good one.

People are still talking about the band at our wedding. They are on the pricy side, but this is one case where you really do get what you pay for! It's worth the money if you have it, and if you don't have it, find it! They are 100% worth it. Read less
Services Used: Band
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D
Wedding:
12/1/2012
4.9/5.0
Hank Lane Music was great to work with and the Dylan Matthews Band was awesome!
Hank Lane Music was great to work with and the Dylan Matthews Band was awesome!
Hank Lane Music was great to work with and the Dylan Matthews Band was awesome! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
The Russell Bennett Band of Hank Lane Music was phenomenal. My husband and I had an unbelievable time dancing the night away and received endless compliments about the music. While I think rocking out to "Proud Mary" and "Footloose" were my favorite dancing moments, the entire night of music was absolutely superb!
The Russell Bennett Band of Hank Lane Music was phenomenal. My husband and I had an unbelievable time dancing the night Read more...
The Russell Bennett Band of Hank Lane Music was phenomenal. My husband and I had an unbelievable time dancing the night away and received endless compliments about the music. While I think rocking out to "Proud Mary" and "Footloose" were my favorite dancing moments, the entire night of music was absolutely superb! Read less
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csc7675
Wedding:
7/23/2011
4.9/5.0
The Hank Lane team is amazing and made for a wonderful experience. Erik M the sales rep, provided personal attention, professionalism and expert advice.

A special thanks goes out to Dane and the Dane Wright band! They truly made our event a memory that we will cherish for a lifetime along with every guest that was there.

My first interaction with Dane was an hour before the wedding while the band was setting up. I came up to the band and introduced myself, the guys were all great, high spirited and frankly people that I would have liked to have a beer with. Dane made the effort to comment on how unique and romantic our wedding song choice was, a song which he never had heard before, and made me feel great right from the start.

Our wedding was during the record heat wave of 2011 and the temperatures outside exceeded 100 degrees. Due to unforeseen circumstances the air conditioning at our venue was not able to keep up with the oppressive heat and it was hot inside as well. The amazing talents and energy of the band kept everyone dancing all night long despite the heat! It was a party for the ages, one in which everyone untucked their shirts, loosened their ties and got down.

With the heat our wedding could have gone 2 ways...boring and dull, complaining about the heat or the opposite way in which everyone just got a little sweaty together. Dane and the band ensured that we all had a great night and great memories.

The music selection and energy were perfect...we can not thank them enough or say enough great things about them. We are still getting comments from our guests on how amazing the band was 4 months later!
The Hank Lane team is amazing and made for a wonderful experience. Erik M the sales rep, provided personal attention, Read more...
The Hank Lane team is amazing and made for a wonderful experience. Erik M the sales rep, provided personal attention, professionalism and expert advice.

A special thanks goes out to Dane and the Dane Wright band! They truly made our event a memory that we will cherish for a lifetime along with every guest that was there.

My first interaction with Dane was an hour before the wedding while the band was setting up. I came up to the band and introduced myself, the guys were all great, high spirited and frankly people that I would have liked to have a beer with. Dane made the effort to comment on how unique and romantic our wedding song choice was, a song which he never had heard before, and made me feel great right from the start.

Our wedding was during the record heat wave of 2011 and the temperatures outside exceeded 100 degrees. Due to unforeseen circumstances the air conditioning at our venue was not able to keep up with the oppressive heat and it was hot inside as well. The amazing talents and energy of the band kept everyone dancing all night long despite the heat! It was a party for the ages, one in which everyone untucked their shirts, loosened their ties and got down.

With the heat our wedding could have gone 2 ways...boring and dull, complaining about the heat or the opposite way in which everyone just got a little sweaty together. Dane and the band ensured that we all had a great night and great memories.

The music selection and energy were perfect...we can not thank them enough or say enough great things about them. We are still getting comments from our guests on how amazing the band was 4 months later! Read less
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Kristin
Wedding:
7/2/2011
4.9/5.0
Words cannot express how amazing the Jeff Lubin Band was at our wedding on July 2nd. The sheer number of guests who have called since the wedding to ask about the band is a testament to their incredible performance.

When we met with Jeff over a year ago, he gave us the attention and assistance that every customer should be fortunate enough to have. And as the wedding came closer, he worked with us on everything from the arrivals, to the ceremony, to the reception.. helping to turn our dream-day into reality. We realize it is unusual for a band-leader to give so much attention to each and every client, but never once did we feel as though we inconvenienced him in any way. In fact, Jeff's enthusiasm made us feel as if we were the only wedding he was gearing up for! Every client should feel this way.

Hank Lane Music is truly fortunate to have such a professional and
talented band-leader. We have always said that a person could spend all the money in the world on a wedding, but without good music it is only a wedding...not a party. The Jeff Lubin Band gave us the party of our lives! It was a day we will never forget.
Words cannot express how amazing the Jeff Lubin Band was at our wedding on July 2nd. The sheer number of guests who have Read more...
Words cannot express how amazing the Jeff Lubin Band was at our wedding on July 2nd. The sheer number of guests who have called since the wedding to ask about the band is a testament to their incredible performance.

When we met with Jeff over a year ago, he gave us the attention and assistance that every customer should be fortunate enough to have. And as the wedding came closer, he worked with us on everything from the arrivals, to the ceremony, to the reception.. helping to turn our dream-day into reality. We realize it is unusual for a band-leader to give so much attention to each and every client, but never once did we feel as though we inconvenienced him in any way. In fact, Jeff's enthusiasm made us feel as if we were the only wedding he was gearing up for! Every client should feel this way.

Hank Lane Music is truly fortunate to have such a professional and
talented band-leader. We have always said that a person could spend all the money in the world on a wedding, but without good music it is only a wedding...not a party. The Jeff Lubin Band gave us the party of our lives! It was a day we will never forget. Read less
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Adam
Wedding:
6/4/2011
4.9/5.0
We had the Russ Bennett Band perform at our wedding and we couldn't have asked for a better band!!! They had incredible singers, had the crowd dancing all night, and they did a a great job of honoring our request list. They played mostly modern music like we requested, but they also nailed the classics (The Beatles, AC/DC, etc.). We got compliments throughout the entire night about how great the band was, and it's something that people still consistently bring up whenever we talk about the wedding. My only minor complaint would be Hank Lane's policy of not showing actual wedding footage during our selection process (they have the band's music playing with a photo montage of the band in the background, but they don't actually show live performances). Luckily, we were incredibly happy with the Russ Bennett Band, and we would recommend them in a heartbeat!!!
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We had the Russ Bennett Band perform at our wedding and we couldn't have asked for a better band!!! They had incredible singers, had the crowd dancing all night, and they did a a great job of honoring our request list. They played mostly modern music like we requested, but they also nailed the classics (The Beatles, AC/DC, etc.). We got compliments throughout the entire night about how great the band was, and it's something that people still consistently bring up whenever we talk about the wedding. My only minor complaint would be Hank Lane's policy of not showing actual wedding footage during our selection process (they have the band's music playing with a photo montage of the band in the background, but they don't actually show live performances). Luckily, we were incredibly happy with the Russ Bennett Band, and we would recommend them in a heartbeat!!! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Sylva
Wedding:
1/8/2011
4.9/5.0
We used the Erik Marshall band from Hank Lane Music for our wedding at the Mandarian Oriental Hotel in NYC on January 8th, 2011. They were so AMAZING and had all the wedding guests up and dancing ALL night long! Although everyone commented on how beautiful the floral arrangements were, there wasn't one person that I spoke to that didn't go on about how great the band was. Several people told me that even though they don't have any events coming up, they want to plan something just so they can hire the band! Erik Marshall, band member and half owner of Hank Lane Music, was a pleasure to deal with and made everything so simple for us. Basically, we just told him what kind of music we liked, and left the rest up to him. They even learned our wedding song only five days before the wedding and they did a wonderful job. Very professional and a must-have for any New York City wedding! Thank you Erik and the rest of the band!!
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We used the Erik Marshall band from Hank Lane Music for our wedding at the Mandarian Oriental Hotel in NYC on January 8th, 2011. They were so AMAZING and had all the wedding guests up and dancing ALL night long! Although everyone commented on how beautiful the floral arrangements were, there wasn't one person that I spoke to that didn't go on about how great the band was. Several people told me that even though they don't have any events coming up, they want to plan something just so they can hire the band! Erik Marshall, band member and half owner of Hank Lane Music, was a pleasure to deal with and made everything so simple for us. Basically, we just told him what kind of music we liked, and left the rest up to him. They even learned our wedding song only five days before the wedding and they did a wonderful job. Very professional and a must-have for any New York City wedding! Thank you Erik and the rest of the band!! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Jess
Wedding:
9/5/2010
4.9/5.0
We loved having the Pete Saunders Band play at our wedding. Our guests tell us that when they hear certain songs on the radio, they think of the way Pete and his band played it. People who we have never seen dance before were on the dance floor all night! From start to finish, Hank Lane and Pete's band were amazingly professional and incredibly accommodating. We will certainly be recommending you to all of our engaged friends!
We loved having the Pete Saunders Band play at our wedding. Our guests tell us that when they hear certain songs on the Read more...
We loved having the Pete Saunders Band play at our wedding. Our guests tell us that when they hear certain songs on the radio, they think of the way Pete and his band played it. People who we have never seen dance before were on the dance floor all night! From start to finish, Hank Lane and Pete's band were amazingly professional and incredibly accommodating. We will certainly be recommending you to all of our engaged friends! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Margaret
Wedding:
1/29/2009
4.9/5.0
I loved the chapel. It is a beautiful setting. Everyone we worked with was very nice they did things quickly and kept in great contact with us. Anything we needed or wanted they were very helpful. They make everything soooo easy and thats really what I loved. I never had to worry about somehing getting done.
I loved the chapel. It is a beautiful setting. Everyone we worked with was very nice they did things quickly and kept in Read more...
I loved the chapel. It is a beautiful setting. Everyone we worked with was very nice they did things quickly and kept in great contact with us. Anything we needed or wanted they were very helpful. They make everything soooo easy and thats really what I loved. I never had to worry about somehing getting done. Read less
Services Used: Band
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sambaharvar
Wedding:
4/12/2008
4.9/5.0
Awesome.
Awesome.
Awesome. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Christine
Wedding:
10/6/2012
4.8/5.0
We used the Hank Lane band "Soho Rhythm" for all the music at our reception on October 6, although Hank Lane also offers DJs as well. They say "you get what you pay for", and while Hank Lane likely won't be the cheapest source of music for your reception, it will be top quality: their stable of highly qualified musicians produces a great sound, and people were up and dancing at our reception all night (which was exactly what we were going for). They also honored a few special request songs that we wanted to play at the end of the night and, more notably, made an exception for us and allowed us to add a musician from outside the band to join them to sing and play guitar for a very special first dance song.
They were professional and helpful in scheduling an initial meeting to discuss our taste in music and determine which band would be right for our wedding. They also checked in with us 2 weeks prior to the date in order to make sure we were on the same page with the music selection.
The bottom line is this: we felt that music for the reception was such an important element of our wedding that we were willing to pay the premium for a Hank Lane band and we were not dissappointed. The band was awesome and everybody went nuts on the dance floor. What more could you ask for? Thanks Hank Lane.
We used the Hank Lane band "Soho Rhythm" for all the music at our reception on October 6, although Hank Lane also offers Read more...
We used the Hank Lane band "Soho Rhythm" for all the music at our reception on October 6, although Hank Lane also offers DJs as well. They say "you get what you pay for", and while Hank Lane likely won't be the cheapest source of music for your reception, it will be top quality: their stable of highly qualified musicians produces a great sound, and people were up and dancing at our reception all night (which was exactly what we were going for). They also honored a few special request songs that we wanted to play at the end of the night and, more notably, made an exception for us and allowed us to add a musician from outside the band to join them to sing and play guitar for a very special first dance song.
They were professional and helpful in scheduling an initial meeting to discuss our taste in music and determine which band would be right for our wedding. They also checked in with us 2 weeks prior to the date in order to make sure we were on the same page with the music selection.
The bottom line is this: we felt that music for the reception was such an important element of our wedding that we were willing to pay the premium for a Hank Lane band and we were not dissappointed. The band was awesome and everybody went nuts on the dance floor. What more could you ask for? Thanks Hank Lane. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
We used the Ernest Mills band for our wedding on 9/29 at The Horticulture Center in Philadelphia. The band was incredible and helped shape an epic evening. My husband and I are huge live music fans and have seen hundreds of concerts, and Ernest and his band put on one of the best live shows we've ever seen!

Ernest killed it. The guitarist killed it. The bassist killed it. The horns section killed it. The keyboard player killed it. The drummer killed it. All of the vocalists killed it. It was a killer party and not only was the dance floor never empty, it was jam packed for the entire night! The whole band was having a blast all night long and played exactly what the crowd wanted to hear. There were so many moments when my husband and I looked at each other and exclaimed "we win!", especially when the band would drop into a song we specifically requested.

We really appreciate the professionalism that was displayed throughout the entire booking and planning process. Our initial contact was Spencer, and our finals contact was Mike, both were very responsive, patient, and understood our vision.

We wish we could do it all over again. Ernest and his band are amazing and exceeded all expectations....which were very high! By far the best wedding band we've ever seen or boogied down to.

If you want to ensure yourself a rocking party...book the Ernest Mills band!
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We used the Ernest Mills band for our wedding on 9/29 at The Horticulture Center in Philadelphia. The band was incredible and helped shape an epic evening. My husband and I are huge live music fans and have seen hundreds of concerts, and Ernest and his band put on one of the best live shows we've ever seen!

Ernest killed it. The guitarist killed it. The bassist killed it. The horns section killed it. The keyboard player killed it. The drummer killed it. All of the vocalists killed it. It was a killer party and not only was the dance floor never empty, it was jam packed for the entire night! The whole band was having a blast all night long and played exactly what the crowd wanted to hear. There were so many moments when my husband and I looked at each other and exclaimed "we win!", especially when the band would drop into a song we specifically requested.

We really appreciate the professionalism that was displayed throughout the entire booking and planning process. Our initial contact was Spencer, and our finals contact was Mike, both were very responsive, patient, and understood our vision.

We wish we could do it all over again. Ernest and his band are amazing and exceeded all expectations....which were very high! By far the best wedding band we've ever seen or boogied down to.

If you want to ensure yourself a rocking party...book the Ernest Mills band! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
Our band was the AMAZING!!! Seriously ALL OF MY GUESTS still raves about how great our band was. Literally everyone was on the dance floor...even some of our snobby, self-centered guests, haha. If you decide to have a band for your wedding, Hank Lane is the answer
Our band was the AMAZING!!! Seriously ALL OF MY GUESTS still raves about how great our band was. Literally everyone was on Read more...
Our band was the AMAZING!!! Seriously ALL OF MY GUESTS still raves about how great our band was. Literally everyone was on the dance floor...even some of our snobby, self-centered guests, haha. If you decide to have a band for your wedding, Hank Lane is the answer Read less
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
We have attended approximately 20 weddings over the past 3 years and Hank Lane was by far the best band we have seen. In fact, several of our family and friends have been raving about them since our wedding and confirmed that they are the best band they've seen perform.
On day of, the band members were on time and needed little (if any) direction from us. Each band members' music ability was GREAT, but equally as impressive was their enthusiasm and energy for the entire night. The range of music they played was exactly what we wanted and they filled the room with energy for 4 straight hours. We had an amazing time at our wedding and Hank Lane Revue was a critical component of that. We sincerely recommend the band to anyone who wants to have a great wedding reception.
We have attended approximately 20 weddings over the past 3 years and Hank Lane was by far the best band we have seen. In Read more...
We have attended approximately 20 weddings over the past 3 years and Hank Lane was by far the best band we have seen. In fact, several of our family and friends have been raving about them since our wedding and confirmed that they are the best band they've seen perform.
On day of, the band members were on time and needed little (if any) direction from us. Each band members' music ability was GREAT, but equally as impressive was their enthusiasm and energy for the entire night. The range of music they played was exactly what we wanted and they filled the room with energy for 4 straight hours. We had an amazing time at our wedding and Hank Lane Revue was a critical component of that. We sincerely recommend the band to anyone who wants to have a great wedding reception. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Doreen
Wedding:
4/29/2012
4.8/5.0
We had the Ernest Mills Band for our wedding this past weekend and they were fabulous! Ernest is awesome - he did a great job keeping the crowd excited and dancing all night! And the band did a great job of playing all different types of music that had our whole wedding up and dancing, not just the "kids"! Working with Hank Lane up until the day of was great as well - they helped us figure out our timeline for the actual wedding reception and were flexible with some of our special requests. We also used Hank Lane for our ceremony and cocktail hour music and I had some very specific requests for ceremony music which they did an amazing job of catering to. The only hiccup I had in working with them is that nobody addressed up front that we would need them to do the PA for our ceremony (for the officiant) so 2 weeks before the day we needed to pay an extra fee (and it wasn't nominal) to fund the PA setup for the ceremony which was kind of annoying. We didn't have an issue paying the fee, it was more so that we wished it was addressed at the beginning vs. having yet another cost being thrown our way at the last minute. Other than that, they were really great and would highly recommend them to any one looking for a professional, and contemporary sounding band at their wedding.
We had the Ernest Mills Band for our wedding this past weekend and they were fabulous! Ernest is awesome - he did a great Read more...
We had the Ernest Mills Band for our wedding this past weekend and they were fabulous! Ernest is awesome - he did a great job keeping the crowd excited and dancing all night! And the band did a great job of playing all different types of music that had our whole wedding up and dancing, not just the "kids"! Working with Hank Lane up until the day of was great as well - they helped us figure out our timeline for the actual wedding reception and were flexible with some of our special requests. We also used Hank Lane for our ceremony and cocktail hour music and I had some very specific requests for ceremony music which they did an amazing job of catering to. The only hiccup I had in working with them is that nobody addressed up front that we would need them to do the PA for our ceremony (for the officiant) so 2 weeks before the day we needed to pay an extra fee (and it wasn't nominal) to fund the PA setup for the ceremony which was kind of annoying. We didn't have an issue paying the fee, it was more so that we wished it was addressed at the beginning vs. having yet another cost being thrown our way at the last minute. Other than that, they were really great and would highly recommend them to any one looking for a professional, and contemporary sounding band at their wedding. Read less
Services Used: Band
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kluneberg
Wedding:
10/23/2010
4.8/5.0
I have to say these guys made our wedding. Their enthusiasm, great song list, and ability to mix with the crowd really got people on their feet and having a great time. The most consistent feedback we heard from our guests about our event was 'best band ever!'
I have to say these guys made our wedding. Their enthusiasm, great song list, and ability to mix with the crowd really got Read more...
I have to say these guys made our wedding. Their enthusiasm, great song list, and ability to mix with the crowd really got people on their feet and having a great time. The most consistent feedback we heard from our guests about our event was 'best band ever!' Read less
Services Used: Band
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abbis
Wedding:
10/9/2010
4.8/5.0
Possibly the best part of our wedding. We never stop hearing how great the band was. Very friendly and pre-wedding communication was easy. We had the Ernest Mills and he and his band were FANTASTIC
Possibly the best part of our wedding. We never stop hearing how great the band was. Very friendly and pre-wedding Read more...
Possibly the best part of our wedding. We never stop hearing how great the band was. Very friendly and pre-wedding communication was easy. We had the Ernest Mills and he and his band were FANTASTIC Read less
Services Used: Band
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Antonio
Wedding:
3/17/2010
4.8/5.0
I truly enjoyed working with Hank Lane Music. They were absolutly amazing in helping me provide my guest with the right entertainment.Our guests had a fabulous time and had wonderful things to say about them.
I truly enjoyed working with Hank Lane Music. They were absolutly amazing in helping me provide my guest with the right Read more...
I truly enjoyed working with Hank Lane Music. They were absolutly amazing in helping me provide my guest with the right entertainment.Our guests had a fabulous time and had wonderful things to say about them. Read less
Services Used: Band
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ambuws29
Wedding:
3/6/2010
4.8/5.0
The Downtown Band was insanely awesome. Our guests were FLOORED. One guest who is a music nut said it was hands down, better than any wedding music he'd ever heard. We were DELIGHTED. They played everything from the Ramones to Jay-Z to Roy Orbison with perfect style. They are expensive -- but worth it.
The Downtown Band was insanely awesome. Our guests were FLOORED. One guest who is a music nut said it was hands down, Read more...
The Downtown Band was insanely awesome. Our guests were FLOORED. One guest who is a music nut said it was hands down, better than any wedding music he'd ever heard. We were DELIGHTED. They played everything from the Ramones to Jay-Z to Roy Orbison with perfect style. They are expensive -- but worth it. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Henk
Wedding:
1/5/2010
4.8/5.0
We had the Downtown band and it was simply amazing. They played all kinds of music and they could handle every request we made. Every guest loved them and our friends, who are going to marry soon, even asked us where to hire this band.
True value for cost.
We had the Downtown band and it was simply amazing. They played all kinds of music and they could handle every request we Read more...
We had the Downtown band and it was simply amazing. They played all kinds of music and they could handle every request we made. Every guest loved them and our friends, who are going to marry soon, even asked us where to hire this band.
True value for cost. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Fallbride7
Wedding:
10/24/2009
4.8/5.0
We used Park Avenue band from Hank Lane and everyone loved them. We gave them a very long "do not play" list and they really stuck to it.
We used Park Avenue band from Hank Lane and everyone loved them. We gave them a very long "do not play" list and they Read more...
We used Park Avenue band from Hank Lane and everyone loved them. We gave them a very long "do not play" list and they really stuck to it. Read less
Services Used: Band
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asmead
Wedding:
10/11/2008
4.8/5.0
I highly recommend Hank Lane's Madison Avenue Band. The dancefloor was packed the whole night, and people that I least expcted to see dancing were at it all night. While some songs were not able to be requested, we still found the band to be flexibile and very entertaining. A wonderful range of songs.
I highly recommend Hank Lane's Madison Avenue Band. The dancefloor was packed the whole night, and people that I least Read more...
I highly recommend Hank Lane's Madison Avenue Band. The dancefloor was packed the whole night, and people that I least expcted to see dancing were at it all night. While some songs were not able to be requested, we still found the band to be flexibile and very entertaining. A wonderful range of songs. Read less
Services Used: Band
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polosgrl222
Wedding:
6/22/2008
4.8/5.0
I cannot begin to explain just how amazing this band was. Everyone still discusses the music at our wedding almost two months later. Although it did cost a little bit much, it was well worth it. Everyone was on the dance floor the entire time and I gave the band a specific list of yes/no's to play and they followed it correctly and got an amazing feel of what kind of music we wanted. I would say this was the best band I have experienced.
I cannot begin to explain just how amazing this band was. Everyone still discusses the music at our wedding almost two Read more...
I cannot begin to explain just how amazing this band was. Everyone still discusses the music at our wedding almost two months later. Although it did cost a little bit much, it was well worth it. Everyone was on the dance floor the entire time and I gave the band a specific list of yes/no's to play and they followed it correctly and got an amazing feel of what kind of music we wanted. I would say this was the best band I have experienced. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Catie
Wedding:
10/11/2014
4.7/5.0
I hired the Frank Simmons band through Hank Lane, and it was one of the best decisions I made.

Frank, the lead band member, plays saxophone, and is an absolute pleasure to work with. The band brought incredible energy and enthusiasm to our reception-- dancing with guests and having them sing along. They kept our guests going all night and were so much fun!

They created such a memorable evening for us and our guests, and I can't wait to hire them for our anniversary!
I hired the Frank Simmons band through Hank Lane, and it was one of the best decisions I made.

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I hired the Frank Simmons band through Hank Lane, and it was one of the best decisions I made.

Frank, the lead band member, plays saxophone, and is an absolute pleasure to work with. The band brought incredible energy and enthusiasm to our reception-- dancing with guests and having them sing along. They kept our guests going all night and were so much fun!

They created such a memorable evening for us and our guests, and I can't wait to hire them for our anniversary! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Private User
Wedding:
6/9/2014
4.7/5.0
Dane Wright's band rocked my wedding. Band members gave 120% and had my guests dancing all night. So pleased!
Dane Wright's band rocked my wedding. Band members gave 120% and had my guests dancing all night. So pleased!
Dane Wright's band rocked my wedding. Band members gave 120% and had my guests dancing all night. So pleased! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Geoffrey
Wedding:
5/10/2014
4.7/5.0
Everyone at our wedding raved about Marc Koslowe and his band and how much fun they had dancing the night away -- and our planners told us they've never seen all the guests come onto the dance floor at the beginning of a dance set! The band was so fantastic and Marc handled all of our requests fantastically. And it was a huge treat to work with the entire Hank Lane team. We highly recommend Hank Lane to all anyone planning a wedding!
Everyone at our wedding raved about Marc Koslowe and his band and how much fun they had dancing the night away -- and our Read more...
Everyone at our wedding raved about Marc Koslowe and his band and how much fun they had dancing the night away -- and our planners told us they've never seen all the guests come onto the dance floor at the beginning of a dance set! The band was so fantastic and Marc handled all of our requests fantastically. And it was a huge treat to work with the entire Hank Lane team. We highly recommend Hank Lane to all anyone planning a wedding! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Sam
Wedding:
5/4/2013
4.7/5.0
Karen Lloyd band was phenomenal! She and her band kept everyone on the dance floor all night long! People are still telling me what an amazing band we had at our wedding. They never stopped singing. Hank lane is the best! A must for your wedding band--they will find a way to find the best fit for your wedding
Karen Lloyd band was phenomenal! She and her band kept everyone on the dance floor all night long! People are still Read more...
Karen Lloyd band was phenomenal! She and her band kept everyone on the dance floor all night long! People are still telling me what an amazing band we had at our wedding. They never stopped singing. Hank lane is the best! A must for your wedding band--they will find a way to find the best fit for your wedding Read less
Services Used: Band
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Jaime
Wedding:
6/10/2007
4.7/5.0
The Kenny Ford Band with Hank Lane was exceptional. We gave our choices for the parts of the ceremony (on a great website of theirs) and the type of music for the cocktail hour and the reception and were wowed constantly. I was a little nervous not knowing how you choose good music for a party and after we chose the type of music the Band took control and knew based on the guests and the part of the reception (whether we were eating, etc.) what songs to play. It was incredible. The only part I regret is not getting a play list afterward to remember all the songs they played and put together a CD to listen to (but I'm sure that would reveal their secrets). They were amazing, I absolutely can't say it enough. They were great and I would recommend them for sure. They were $8k for I think 8 musicians during the reception, 2 for the ceremony and 2 for the cocktail hour. I wouldn't say they are a budget band but they are so worth it and they make the party!! Overtime is a charge of course but after they finished everyone yelled ENCORE and they played one more song and didn't charge for it, I felt that was very upstanding and professional of them. I would love to have been able to afford to pay them to play much longer but at that point, I couldn't wait to get out of my dress and relax!!!
The Kenny Ford Band with Hank Lane was exceptional. We gave our choices for the parts of the ceremony (on a great website Read more...
The Kenny Ford Band with Hank Lane was exceptional. We gave our choices for the parts of the ceremony (on a great website of theirs) and the type of music for the cocktail hour and the reception and were wowed constantly. I was a little nervous not knowing how you choose good music for a party and after we chose the type of music the Band took control and knew based on the guests and the part of the reception (whether we were eating, etc.) what songs to play. It was incredible. The only part I regret is not getting a play list afterward to remember all the songs they played and put together a CD to listen to (but I'm sure that would reveal their secrets). They were amazing, I absolutely can't say it enough. They were great and I would recommend them for sure. They were $8k for I think 8 musicians during the reception, 2 for the ceremony and 2 for the cocktail hour. I wouldn't say they are a budget band but they are so worth it and they make the party!! Overtime is a charge of course but after they finished everyone yelled ENCORE and they played one more song and didn't charge for it, I felt that was very upstanding and professional of them. I would love to have been able to afford to pay them to play much longer but at that point, I couldn't wait to get out of my dress and relax!!! Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
9/15/2012
4.6/5.0
AMAZING!!!! Hank Lane was incredible. We STILL get responses on how great the band was. Very impressed.
AMAZING!!!! Hank Lane was incredible. We STILL get responses on how great the band was. Very impressed.
AMAZING!!!! Hank Lane was incredible. We STILL get responses on how great the band was. Very impressed. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Christina
Wedding:
10/1/2011
4.6/5.0
These guys are true professionals. We used them for ceremony, cocktail hour, and dinner music (a combination of 6 musicians) as well as a DJ for after dinner.
Their musicians are incredibly talented and did a fantastic job with everything we wanted. The DJ played every song we requested and did an amazing job of keeping the party going. I couldn't have asked for a better music experience.
Spencer and Mike were also fantastic to work with leading up to our event. They had great ideas and were always responsive.
I took off a star for value and flexibility b/c they are a little pricey, but they are worth every penny if you love music and want to throw a great event.
These guys are true professionals. We used them for ceremony, cocktail hour, and dinner music (a combination of 6 Read more...
These guys are true professionals. We used them for ceremony, cocktail hour, and dinner music (a combination of 6 musicians) as well as a DJ for after dinner.
Their musicians are incredibly talented and did a fantastic job with everything we wanted. The DJ played every song we requested and did an amazing job of keeping the party going. I couldn't have asked for a better music experience.
Spencer and Mike were also fantastic to work with leading up to our event. They had great ideas and were always responsive.
I took off a star for value and flexibility b/c they are a little pricey, but they are worth every penny if you love music and want to throw a great event. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Dana
Wedding:
5/29/2011
4.6/5.0
We hired Hank Lane for our ceremony musicians. There price is a little high but they were professional and on time and the music was perfect.
We hired Hank Lane for our ceremony musicians. There price is a little high but they were professional and on time and the Read more...
We hired Hank Lane for our ceremony musicians. There price is a little high but they were professional and on time and the music was perfect. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Kelly
Wedding:
5/14/2011
4.6/5.0
We had a great experience with Hank Lane! Yes, it is very expensive, but it ended up being worth it! Our band was the Hank Lane Revue and they were AMAZING. The band was literally so so good that they played covers that sounded just like or even better than the originals.

We submitted our song requests online about 6 weeks or so before the wedding and then I had a conversation on the phone with a man I thought was the band leader, but then as it turns out there was a different band leader at the wedding and the man I spoke with on the phone was some sort of overall leader for many other leaders. Who knows. Anyway, it turned out great one way or the other. The band leader on the night of our wedding met with us a few minutes before the reception started to go over some last minute details. I was pleasantly surprised that the band followed every last request that we had (and there were many!) They played our first dance song perfectly, played all of the songs requested, and none of the songs on our "do not play list." The sounded amazing. Of all the things at my wedding I kept saying "oh my gosh, the band is so good!"

Hank Lane is of course a huge company, so the service is not necessarily personal. That said, they know what they are doing and we felt like we were in good hands. I know some people complain about not being able to see videos of the actual bands before booking, which is indeed a bit nerve-wracking -- the company says this is for copyright reasons, and some other people say it is because Hank Lane just has a huge roster of musicians and so might switch them in and out to create various bands. I don't know which of these is true but n the end, it didn't really matter to us though because they were fantastic! These are professional musicians.

The only thing I wish I had known previously is that the piano player we hired for our cocktail hour would be playing a keyboard. That seemed really cheesy to me, especially at our black tie wedding. I was under the impression that he would be playing an actual piano. I guess I should have been more insistent upon clarifying, but it wasn't something that had even occurred to me. Hopefully this can help some future brides!
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We had a great experience with Hank Lane! Yes, it is very expensive, but it ended up being worth it! Our band was the Hank Lane Revue and they were AMAZING. The band was literally so so good that they played covers that sounded just like or even better than the originals.

We submitted our song requests online about 6 weeks or so before the wedding and then I had a conversation on the phone with a man I thought was the band leader, but then as it turns out there was a different band leader at the wedding and the man I spoke with on the phone was some sort of overall leader for many other leaders. Who knows. Anyway, it turned out great one way or the other. The band leader on the night of our wedding met with us a few minutes before the reception started to go over some last minute details. I was pleasantly surprised that the band followed every last request that we had (and there were many!) They played our first dance song perfectly, played all of the songs requested, and none of the songs on our "do not play list." The sounded amazing. Of all the things at my wedding I kept saying "oh my gosh, the band is so good!"

Hank Lane is of course a huge company, so the service is not necessarily personal. That said, they know what they are doing and we felt like we were in good hands. I know some people complain about not being able to see videos of the actual bands before booking, which is indeed a bit nerve-wracking -- the company says this is for copyright reasons, and some other people say it is because Hank Lane just has a huge roster of musicians and so might switch them in and out to create various bands. I don't know which of these is true but n the end, it didn't really matter to us though because they were fantastic! These are professional musicians.

The only thing I wish I had known previously is that the piano player we hired for our cocktail hour would be playing a keyboard. That seemed really cheesy to me, especially at our black tie wedding. I was under the impression that he would be playing an actual piano. I guess I should have been more insistent upon clarifying, but it wasn't something that had even occurred to me. Hopefully this can help some future brides! Read less
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JalandaMarie
Wedding:
9/6/2009
4.6/5.0
Hank Lane Erik Marshall Band was great! Erik is a great guy and my husband especially loved him (great plus). The music never stopped and even played clips of our first dance song throughout the night...they are able to do things a DJ cannot...they mix their music together so it just flows from one great song to the next. EVERYONE danced all night long and the after party DJ played all the songs on our list. My only complaint, our first dance song wasn't really sung how it should have been and i honestly could have rather listened to the track. But that was literally the ONLY song that didn't sound right (because its not a song they normally play). They are pricey but they know their stuff. Glad i made ALOT of room in my budget for them :)
Hank Lane Erik Marshall Band was great! Erik is a great guy and my husband especially loved him (great plus). The music Read more...
Hank Lane Erik Marshall Band was great! Erik is a great guy and my husband especially loved him (great plus). The music never stopped and even played clips of our first dance song throughout the night...they are able to do things a DJ cannot...they mix their music together so it just flows from one great song to the next. EVERYONE danced all night long and the after party DJ played all the songs on our list. My only complaint, our first dance song wasn't really sung how it should have been and i honestly could have rather listened to the track. But that was literally the ONLY song that didn't sound right (because its not a song they normally play). They are pricey but they know their stuff. Glad i made ALOT of room in my budget for them :) Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
7/6/2013
4.5/5.0
Hank Lane Music and Productions is a professional booking agent with multiple offices in the New York City area. Our daughter and her fiance visited the midtown Manhattan office to listen to recorded bands. The first time they heard The Joel Yong Band, they knew that they had found their wedding band! Although we did not meet Joel until the wedding day, the agents at Hank Lane answered all of our questions efficiently. Music in NYC is union controlled, so read your contract carefully. The only issue we had with Hank Lane concerned the options for ceremony, cocktail and dinner music. There is no negotiating!
Joel served as the emcee for the evening; he was a pleasure! His 8 piece band are the most talented professionals I have ever heard at a wedding. You may request songs ahead of time, but not many. Joel told us that it was his job to keep all the guests dancing. If they started to play a song, and the guests began to sit down, he said that they would change songs. Our guests were blown away by the quality of the music. Every song sounded exactly like the original artists. And the band members were interactive, coming out in to the audience to dance and let guests sing with them. They seemed to be having as much fun as we were!
I would highly recommend The Joel Young Band if you are looking for a professional, high quality dance band.
Hank Lane Music and Productions is a professional booking agent with multiple offices in the New York City area. Our Read more...
Hank Lane Music and Productions is a professional booking agent with multiple offices in the New York City area. Our daughter and her fiance visited the midtown Manhattan office to listen to recorded bands. The first time they heard The Joel Yong Band, they knew that they had found their wedding band! Although we did not meet Joel until the wedding day, the agents at Hank Lane answered all of our questions efficiently. Music in NYC is union controlled, so read your contract carefully. The only issue we had with Hank Lane concerned the options for ceremony, cocktail and dinner music. There is no negotiating!
Joel served as the emcee for the evening; he was a pleasure! His 8 piece band are the most talented professionals I have ever heard at a wedding. You may request songs ahead of time, but not many. Joel told us that it was his job to keep all the guests dancing. If they started to play a song, and the guests began to sit down, he said that they would change songs. Our guests were blown away by the quality of the music. Every song sounded exactly like the original artists. And the band members were interactive, coming out in to the audience to dance and let guests sing with them. They seemed to be having as much fun as we were!
I would highly recommend The Joel Young Band if you are looking for a professional, high quality dance band. Read less
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Whitney
Wedding:
9/29/2012
4.5/5.0
Overall, great experience. They book lots and lots of bands in NY, so if you're looking for undivided attention, this isn't your place. But given they book so many bands, they know what they're doing. We had the Rainbow Room Orchestra and people are still taking about them.....they nailed everything from Steely Dan to Donna Summer to Michael Jackson to Bruno Mars!
Overall, great experience. They book lots and lots of bands in NY, so if you're looking for undivided attention, this Read more...
Overall, great experience. They book lots and lots of bands in NY, so if you're looking for undivided attention, this isn't your place. But given they book so many bands, they know what they're doing. We had the Rainbow Room Orchestra and people are still taking about them.....they nailed everything from Steely Dan to Donna Summer to Michael Jackson to Bruno Mars! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
9/8/2012
4.5/5.0
Hank Lane got us THE best band ever!! I strongly suggest reaching out and meeting with Hank Lane to get a band that is perfect for your wedding.
Hank Lane got us THE best band ever!! I strongly suggest reaching out and meeting with Hank Lane to get a band that is Read more...
Hank Lane got us THE best band ever!! I strongly suggest reaching out and meeting with Hank Lane to get a band that is perfect for your wedding. Read less
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alex
Wedding:
11/21/2009
4.5/5.0
I used Hank Lane for my wedding and they were amazing!!! The band I hired sounded just like the original artists and the staff were professional and very helpful every step of the way.Hank Lane was fantastic and had everyone dancing all night. I recommend them highly.
I used Hank Lane for my wedding and they were amazing!!! The band I hired sounded just like the original artists and the Read more...
I used Hank Lane for my wedding and they were amazing!!! The band I hired sounded just like the original artists and the staff were professional and very helpful every step of the way.Hank Lane was fantastic and had everyone dancing all night. I recommend them highly. Read less
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Karen
Wedding:
5/3/2009
4.5/5.0
We used the Kenny Ford Band and they were excellent. Our guests raved about them the entire wedding and still talk about how great they were. Everyone was on their feet dancing the whole night. They played a variety of music so all ages were happy and had a blast!
We used the Kenny Ford Band and they were excellent. Our guests raved about them the entire wedding and still talk about Read more...
We used the Kenny Ford Band and they were excellent. Our guests raved about them the entire wedding and still talk about how great they were. Everyone was on their feet dancing the whole night. They played a variety of music so all ages were happy and had a blast! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.4/5.0
From the second I saw a Hank Lane band, 5 years prior to my wedding, I knew that I needed to hire one of them for my wedding. Fast forward a few years and my husband and I met with Harlan in the NYC office. We hired Erik Marshall for our wedding and his band was absolutely amazing! The dance floor was packed the entire night and everyone told us that they had the best time dancing at our wedding.
From the second I saw a Hank Lane band, 5 years prior to my wedding, I knew that I needed to hire one of them for my Read more...
From the second I saw a Hank Lane band, 5 years prior to my wedding, I knew that I needed to hire one of them for my wedding. Fast forward a few years and my husband and I met with Harlan in the NYC office. We hired Erik Marshall for our wedding and his band was absolutely amazing! The dance floor was packed the entire night and everyone told us that they had the best time dancing at our wedding. Read less
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juliag
Wedding:
4/16/2011
4.3/5.0
We used the Russ Bennet Band for our wedding and they were truly fantastic. In addition, the folks at Hank Lane really know their stuff and did a great job of matching us with the bands that fit our needs. In general, the service was good. They answered our questions fairly promptly and we were able to talk to our band leader prior to the event so that made us more comfortable with the fact that you don't see or meet the band prior to the day of the event. All in all, the ratings isn't a 5 out of 5 because I think we just would have liked a sit down with or someone else as we got closer to really share our ideas face to face. We had some specific requests that we probably would have conveyed better if we had been in an in-person meeting than over the phone. Otherwise, though, the event was a huge success and the music selections they made were right on for our crowd.
We used the Russ Bennet Band for our wedding and they were truly fantastic. In addition, the folks at Hank Lane really Read more...
We used the Russ Bennet Band for our wedding and they were truly fantastic. In addition, the folks at Hank Lane really know their stuff and did a great job of matching us with the bands that fit our needs. In general, the service was good. They answered our questions fairly promptly and we were able to talk to our band leader prior to the event so that made us more comfortable with the fact that you don't see or meet the band prior to the day of the event. All in all, the ratings isn't a 5 out of 5 because I think we just would have liked a sit down with or someone else as we got closer to really share our ideas face to face. We had some specific requests that we probably would have conveyed better if we had been in an in-person meeting than over the phone. Otherwise, though, the event was a huge success and the music selections they made were right on for our crowd. Read less
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aa1018
Wedding:
10/18/2008
4.3/5.0
Hank Lane Revue were awesome. Great music mix of contemporary and classic. They really made the wedding ONE AWESOME PARTY. SO much fun! One of the best decisions for our wedding.
Hank Lane Revue were awesome. Great music mix of contemporary and classic. They really made the wedding ONE AWESOME PARTY. Read more...
Hank Lane Revue were awesome. Great music mix of contemporary and classic. They really made the wedding ONE AWESOME PARTY. SO much fun! One of the best decisions for our wedding. Read less
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sam
Wedding:
7/17/2010
4.2/5.0
Hank Lane's Jeff Lubin was spectacular. He had my band up and dancing the entire night. They were fabulous and we loved jeff and his crew so much. I can't even begin to explain how amazing they were. We had the best night!
Hank Lane's Jeff Lubin was spectacular. He had my band up and dancing the entire night. They were fabulous and we loved Read more...
Hank Lane's Jeff Lubin was spectacular. He had my band up and dancing the entire night. They were fabulous and we loved jeff and his crew so much. I can't even begin to explain how amazing they were. We had the best night! Read less
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shnogy123
Wedding:
11/7/2009
4.1/5.0
We hired Hank Lane’s “Downtown Band” for our wedding. Overall, our guests seemed to have a good time on the dance floor and we liked the variety of music. However, we did encounter a few issues with this vendor:
-The customer service was spotty and unresponsive until the owner got involved. Once he started looking over us, things worked out very well.
-The music was quite loud throughout the whole event. We had to ask multiple times for the volume to be turned down.
-The website that is supposed to help to allow customers to hear portions of tracks, definitely needs to be improved.
We hired Hank Lane’s “Downtown Band” for our wedding. Overall, our guests seemed to have a good time on the dance floor Read more...
We hired Hank Lane’s “Downtown Band” for our wedding. Overall, our guests seemed to have a good time on the dance floor and we liked the variety of music. However, we did encounter a few issues with this vendor:
-The customer service was spotty and unresponsive until the owner got involved. Once he started looking over us, things worked out very well.
-The music was quite loud throughout the whole event. We had to ask multiple times for the volume to be turned down.
-The website that is supposed to help to allow customers to hear portions of tracks, definitely needs to be improved. Read less
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Sara
Wedding:
8/17/2013
4.0/5.0
We had the Howard Taylor band and they were amazing. Everyone at our wedding had a blast, we couldn't believe how good they were. They played the entire time, including the amazing sound mixer who played acoustic guitar while we were eating. We had two issues, one was that we had a list of "plays" and "don't plays", they didn't listen to that, we were annoyed a bit with the "don't plays". The biggest issue though was that they only played 1 minute of a 3 minute Mother/Son dance song. They had choreographed something and weren't able to do the full dance. Even if they hadn't choreographed something, 1 minute is very short. We were rather annoyed about this and they should have told us in advance. Other than these things though, they were really amazing.
We had the Howard Taylor band and they were amazing. Everyone at our wedding had a blast, we couldn't believe how good Read more...
We had the Howard Taylor band and they were amazing. Everyone at our wedding had a blast, we couldn't believe how good they were. They played the entire time, including the amazing sound mixer who played acoustic guitar while we were eating. We had two issues, one was that we had a list of "plays" and "don't plays", they didn't listen to that, we were annoyed a bit with the "don't plays". The biggest issue though was that they only played 1 minute of a 3 minute Mother/Son dance song. They had choreographed something and weren't able to do the full dance. Even if they hadn't choreographed something, 1 minute is very short. We were rather annoyed about this and they should have told us in advance. Other than these things though, they were really amazing. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
9/24/2011
4.0/5.0
Great Music. Great overall experience. I would recommend them.
Great Music. Great overall experience. I would recommend them.
Great Music. Great overall experience. I would recommend them. Read less
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alisonrodin
Wedding:
6/19/2011
3.9/5.0
We used the Michael Hart Band from Hank Lane. Overall we were really happy and the feedback from our guests has been great! Our dance floor was really lively from beginning to end.

Our only complaint was that we had several discussions before the wedding and sent them a short list of songs that we really wanted them to play during the reception (which they confirmed they would). On the night of, however, they basically didn't listen to us at all - they played 80% contemporary pop music - which they're great at - but which also left our parents a little disappointed since none of the music from their generation was played at all. So our friends had a great time, but if you have specific requests they may not honor those.

Lastly, we had contracted with them to play until 10:30pm and at 10:30 they played their "last song" (which wasn't the song we had asked them to play as the last song). Everyone on the dance floor started chanting for them to play one more song...and they wouldnt. We felt they didn't even offer to let us pay them for a few minutes of overtime to keep the party going, they just packed up and left.

Overall we really think they did a great job, but we just wish they had listened to us more and been a little more flexible.
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We used the Michael Hart Band from Hank Lane. Overall we were really happy and the feedback from our guests has been great! Our dance floor was really lively from beginning to end.

Our only complaint was that we had several discussions before the wedding and sent them a short list of songs that we really wanted them to play during the reception (which they confirmed they would). On the night of, however, they basically didn't listen to us at all - they played 80% contemporary pop music - which they're great at - but which also left our parents a little disappointed since none of the music from their generation was played at all. So our friends had a great time, but if you have specific requests they may not honor those.

Lastly, we had contracted with them to play until 10:30pm and at 10:30 they played their "last song" (which wasn't the song we had asked them to play as the last song). Everyone on the dance floor started chanting for them to play one more song...and they wouldnt. We felt they didn't even offer to let us pay them for a few minutes of overtime to keep the party going, they just packed up and left.

Overall we really think they did a great job, but we just wish they had listened to us more and been a little more flexible. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.8/5.0
they make you not want to sign on with them because they have sleazy salesmen and don't let you meet the band.
but, just trust them.
they've seriously been in business for so long because they really are great.
everyone complemented us on the music - we had the 5th ave band.
eventually, when we started dealing with the band coordinator instead of the salesman, they even let us create a large set list they could select songs from to make sure they only played music we wanted, and it was fantastic.
they make you not want to sign on with them because they have sleazy salesmen and don't let you meet the band.
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they make you not want to sign on with them because they have sleazy salesmen and don't let you meet the band.
but, just trust them.
they've seriously been in business for so long because they really are great.
everyone complemented us on the music - we had the 5th ave band.
eventually, when we started dealing with the band coordinator instead of the salesman, they even let us create a large set list they could select songs from to make sure they only played music we wanted, and it was fantastic. Read less
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Christine
Wedding:
9/6/2008
3.7/5.0
Although I hardly remember the band because I was all over the place at my wedding, I heard that they were very very good. There song selection was good as well.
Although I hardly remember the band because I was all over the place at my wedding, I heard that they were very very good. Read more...
Although I hardly remember the band because I was all over the place at my wedding, I heard that they were very very good. There song selection was good as well. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
8/17/2013
3.6/5.0
The musicians were very talented but they did not really play the type of music we requested. We spent a significant amount of time on a requested song list, of which maybe 3 of the songs were actually played. They played no slow songs except for the first dance. Older guests felt like there were no songs played for them. They played primarily pop music.
The musicians were very talented but they did not really play the type of music we requested. We spent a significant Read more...
The musicians were very talented but they did not really play the type of music we requested. We spent a significant amount of time on a requested song list, of which maybe 3 of the songs were actually played. They played no slow songs except for the first dance. Older guests felt like there were no songs played for them. They played primarily pop music. Read less
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kgw214
Wedding:
9/29/2007
3.4/5.0
Met with Ian Magid of Hank Lane in NYC - a "music supplier" with 13 bands and many DJ's in their emporium. Ian was friendly and well versed - undoubtedly knew his music. He furnished a CD and black and white picture of the band he recommended to us - The Park Avenue Band - based on the results from a survey we took - most notably our budget and how many musicians we were looking for. We wanted everything from Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald to Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen to Motown and this the range, down to the specific songs, was present on the CD he played for us. While we'd have liked to see a video performance, we decided to go with Hank Lane as they are a reputable company and seemed to have exactly what we wanted. Upon pressing Ian for a reference from a past client he was hard pressed to produce one, finally after 2 follow-ups gave us the name and number of a woman who had a glowing recommendation. We were promised a conference call prior to our wedding with the band leader which they kept rescheduling and eventually never delivered on. At the wedding the band was professional, on-time, and certainly had a good range. However we had submitted a thorough list of recommendations which they not only did not stick to at all, but did not even know. We requested Bruce Springsteen at the wedding when they took a short break but they didn't know how to play that or Bon Jovi. They did play our wedding song brilliantly, "If Not For You" by Bob Dylan, and even had the harmonica, which was impressive. They also had a great rendition of "Start me up" by the Rolling Stones. Another disappointing element was that they didn't seem to have a gauge on what the crowd wanted - they were still playing a slow song ("At Last") at 10:15pm, 45 minutes before the end of the wedding when it should have been only fast, dance music. They introduced the 'father-daughter' dance when my father was nowhere to be found (instead of taking a quick look around before the announcement, clearly knowing who the father of the bride was following his toast) then made the same error when introducing the groom to play on the drums - he, too, was not in the room when they switched the drum set to the lefty side for the groom to play, then we had no music for 10 minutes while we tracked him down. Again, a quick sweep of the room to see if the man of honor was present, would have been advisable. All in all, a good but not great band. EMAIL: http://www.hanklane.com/
Met with Ian Magid of Hank Lane in NYC - a "music supplier" with 13 bands and many DJ's in their emporium. Ian was Read more...
Met with Ian Magid of Hank Lane in NYC - a "music supplier" with 13 bands and many DJ's in their emporium. Ian was friendly and well versed - undoubtedly knew his music. He furnished a CD and black and white picture of the band he recommended to us - The Park Avenue Band - based on the results from a survey we took - most notably our budget and how many musicians we were looking for. We wanted everything from Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald to Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen to Motown and this the range, down to the specific songs, was present on the CD he played for us. While we'd have liked to see a video performance, we decided to go with Hank Lane as they are a reputable company and seemed to have exactly what we wanted. Upon pressing Ian for a reference from a past client he was hard pressed to produce one, finally after 2 follow-ups gave us the name and number of a woman who had a glowing recommendation. We were promised a conference call prior to our wedding with the band leader which they kept rescheduling and eventually never delivered on. At the wedding the band was professional, on-time, and certainly had a good range. However we had submitted a thorough list of recommendations which they not only did not stick to at all, but did not even know. We requested Bruce Springsteen at the wedding when they took a short break but they didn't know how to play that or Bon Jovi. They did play our wedding song brilliantly, "If Not For You" by Bob Dylan, and even had the harmonica, which was impressive. They also had a great rendition of "Start me up" by the Rolling Stones. Another disappointing element was that they didn't seem to have a gauge on what the crowd wanted - they were still playing a slow song ("At Last") at 10:15pm, 45 minutes before the end of the wedding when it should have been only fast, dance music. They introduced the 'father-daughter' dance when my father was nowhere to be found (instead of taking a quick look around before the announcement, clearly knowing who the father of the bride was following his toast) then made the same error when introducing the groom to play on the drums - he, too, was not in the room when they switched the drum set to the lefty side for the groom to play, then we had no music for 10 minutes while we tracked him down. Again, a quick sweep of the room to see if the man of honor was present, would have been advisable. All in all, a good but not great band. EMAIL: http://www.hanklane.com/ Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
7/28/2012
3.0/5.0
We heard so many reviews of how good Hank Lane and were a little disappointed in the dj they selected for our wedding. Prior the wedding they spoke to us on the phone about our selection of music. I clearly explained exactly what I wanted and had to keep going up to the dj throughout the evening to remind him of certain songs that I wanted played. He also had the music turned loud and I clearly told them that I didn't want guests to be talking over the music.
Also he did some annoying remix thing in between songs that sounded awful.

The trio we had was ok. Felt like they were even noticed and we couldn't even recognize our wedding song when they sang it.
We heard so many reviews of how good Hank Lane and were a little disappointed in the dj they selected for our wedding. Read more...
We heard so many reviews of how good Hank Lane and were a little disappointed in the dj they selected for our wedding. Prior the wedding they spoke to us on the phone about our selection of music. I clearly explained exactly what I wanted and had to keep going up to the dj throughout the evening to remind him of certain songs that I wanted played. He also had the music turned loud and I clearly told them that I didn't want guests to be talking over the music.
Also he did some annoying remix thing in between songs that sounded awful.

The trio we had was ok. Felt like they were even noticed and we couldn't even recognize our wedding song when they sang it. Read less
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Christine
Wedding:
12/6/2008
2.1/5.0
We were a little disappointed in the band since they came so highly recommended. They did not play much of the music we requested and did not really play much good dance music to get the crowd up. The MC was not as enthusiastic as we expected. We were expecting better a quality performance based on the price.
We were a little disappointed in the band since they came so highly recommended. They did not play much of the music we Read more...
We were a little disappointed in the band since they came so highly recommended. They did not play much of the music we requested and did not really play much good dance music to get the crowd up. The MC was not as enthusiastic as we expected. We were expecting better a quality performance based on the price. Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
11/7/2009
2.0/5.0
Ok, in terms of sheer talent, this band is very good, let's start there out of fairness. But, they made me feel like part of a wedding factory. After reviewing the pronunciations of my husband's name and his family names (they are Korean) on the phone prior to the event, I found myself the night of the wedding standing out side in the cold while Ernest tried to learn our names before he introduced us. Also, we chose a fairly obscure first dance song (Hard to Concentrate by the Red Hot Chili Peppers) and were assured that the band would play it perfectly. Well, they didn't, and our choreographed dance got messed up (close the $1000 spent on dance lessons down the tubes). The guests had a great time, the music was very good, but after spending close to eight thousand dollars, I was left feeling a little disappointed. I wrote a fair email to this effect a few days after the wedding and got NO REPLY at all!! I wasn't even asking for money back, just giving my assessment, and they didn't even have the decency to acknowledge my concerns! So my final verdict is, if you have 10K to spend and just care about having good music, then Ernest Mills will work for you. If you want something with a more personal touch, and want to have a band that seems like they actually care about your wedding, go elsewhere, save yourself some $$, and just make sure they are decent musicians - your guests will have fun regardless!
Ok, in terms of sheer talent, this band is very good, let's start there out of fairness. But, they made me feel like part Read more...
Ok, in terms of sheer talent, this band is very good, let's start there out of fairness. But, they made me feel like part of a wedding factory. After reviewing the pronunciations of my husband's name and his family names (they are Korean) on the phone prior to the event, I found myself the night of the wedding standing out side in the cold while Ernest tried to learn our names before he introduced us. Also, we chose a fairly obscure first dance song (Hard to Concentrate by the Red Hot Chili Peppers) and were assured that the band would play it perfectly. Well, they didn't, and our choreographed dance got messed up (close the $1000 spent on dance lessons down the tubes). The guests had a great time, the music was very good, but after spending close to eight thousand dollars, I was left feeling a little disappointed. I wrote a fair email to this effect a few days after the wedding and got NO REPLY at all!! I wasn't even asking for money back, just giving my assessment, and they didn't even have the decency to acknowledge my concerns! So my final verdict is, if you have 10K to spend and just care about having good music, then Ernest Mills will work for you. If you want something with a more personal touch, and want to have a band that seems like they actually care about your wedding, go elsewhere, save yourself some $$, and just make sure they are decent musicians - your guests will have fun regardless! Read less
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BK Bride
Wedding:
7/4/2010
1.2/5.0
We had the worst experience with the Jeff Lubin Band who is part of the Hank Lane repetoire. Do NOT book them....they almost completely ruined our wedding. You would think that booking a band through a reputable company like Hank Lane would be ok, especially given the insane cost....but they were HORRIBLE.

The band leader, Jeff Lubin, got into an argument with me a few minutes before the reception started, and then refused to introduce the bridal party as we requested. Then, he destroyed the song that we were introduced to. He played the father-bride song 2x in a row because he didn't see that we were still cutting the cake. He played the mother-groom song twice...I guess because he ran out of songs to play. He didn't play for long periods of time as the band ate their dinner...that we paid for! People asked me if the wedding was over because the band was just standing there not playing.

I loved the idea of having a band at our wedding. Just do NOT book the Jeff Lubin Band. Unfortunately, the Hank Lane management didn't do anything about the unprofessionalism of the band that they represent. Be very careful with what you sign with Hank Lane!!
We had the worst experience with the Jeff Lubin Band who is part of the Hank Lane repetoire. Do NOT book them....they Read more...
We had the worst experience with the Jeff Lubin Band who is part of the Hank Lane repetoire. Do NOT book them....they almost completely ruined our wedding. You would think that booking a band through a reputable company like Hank Lane would be ok, especially given the insane cost....but they were HORRIBLE.

The band leader, Jeff Lubin, got into an argument with me a few minutes before the reception started, and then refused to introduce the bridal party as we requested. Then, he destroyed the song that we were introduced to. He played the father-bride song 2x in a row because he didn't see that we were still cutting the cake. He played the mother-groom song twice...I guess because he ran out of songs to play. He didn't play for long periods of time as the band ate their dinner...that we paid for! People asked me if the wedding was over because the band was just standing there not playing.

I loved the idea of having a band at our wedding. Just do NOT book the Jeff Lubin Band. Unfortunately, the Hank Lane management didn't do anything about the unprofessionalism of the band that they represent. Be very careful with what you sign with Hank Lane!! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
0.5/5.0
They are DECEITFUL AND DID NOT GIVE ME THE BAND I SIGNED THE CONTRACT FOR!!! NONE of the members in the band that showed up at my wedding were in the video of the band I signed a contract for. It was a completely different band. I picked the band Park Ave b/c they were young, energetic, and played a lot of modern/pop music as well as some 80s. The band that showed up was older and completely different people. Obviously, I had no idea until I saw them at the wedding and they had made me pay in full before the event so they could not have any recourse for that. Furthermore, for the open dance time they played 2 out of 25-30 songs I had requested. It was all 70's/80s and older stuff.

When I and my husband contacted them afterwards, they basically denied the fact that it was a different band and said I probably saw a video from 10 years ago or something. First off, why are you showing a video from 10 years ago?! They continued on that the band leader can change members in and out at their discretion. However, this was the ENTIRE band. This was verified by my mom and sister who also went to see the video with me when I signed the contract. Hank Lane blamed the band leader and then insinuated that me, my mother, and my sister were lying about it not being the band we saw. My husband and I were livid. It is extremely poor business practice for an expensive commodity. We informed them that we would make their dishonesty very well known and we intend to do that!!!!
They are DECEITFUL AND DID NOT GIVE ME THE BAND I SIGNED THE CONTRACT FOR!!! NONE of the members in the band that showed Read more...
They are DECEITFUL AND DID NOT GIVE ME THE BAND I SIGNED THE CONTRACT FOR!!! NONE of the members in the band that showed up at my wedding were in the video of the band I signed a contract for. It was a completely different band. I picked the band Park Ave b/c they were young, energetic, and played a lot of modern/pop music as well as some 80s. The band that showed up was older and completely different people. Obviously, I had no idea until I saw them at the wedding and they had made me pay in full before the event so they could not have any recourse for that. Furthermore, for the open dance time they played 2 out of 25-30 songs I had requested. It was all 70's/80s and older stuff.

When I and my husband contacted them afterwards, they basically denied the fact that it was a different band and said I probably saw a video from 10 years ago or something. First off, why are you showing a video from 10 years ago?! They continued on that the band leader can change members in and out at their discretion. However, this was the ENTIRE band. This was verified by my mom and sister who also went to see the video with me when I signed the contract. Hank Lane blamed the band leader and then insinuated that me, my mother, and my sister were lying about it not being the band we saw. My husband and I were livid. It is extremely poor business practice for an expensive commodity. We informed them that we would make their dishonesty very well known and we intend to do that!!!! Read less
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Hank Lane Music responded with the following comments:

Dear Private User,

First of all, there was no deception with this booking or any other bookings for that matter. We never showed a video of the Park Avenue Band. We simply showed a slide show with still images and played the band’s live audio CD. This particular band is a rehearsed 6 piece minimum group that has the ability, depending on the need of a particular party, to go up to 16 pieces. Like in any other field, the head of any department has the right to fire and hire at his discretion if he thinks that an employee is not up to par, if they are habitually late, refuse to learn the latest material, etc. None of our materials are 10 years old; that is a ridiculous comment. In speaking to the groom after the wedding, he voiced his disappointment but admitted that the band was great and that everyone was dancing and had a fantastic time. We spoke to the band at length after the wedding and went over the repertoire that they played. All of the designated special songs (ie., First Dance, Parent Dances, Entrance Songs, were played. The balance of the songs performed were based on the band leader’s reading of the crowd on the dance floor, which was packed all night, according to the groom and the band members.

We were given 26 requests. Some were not danceable (ie., “Africa” by Toto, “Careless Whispers” by George Michael. Although great songs, not danceable.) The band advised us that they played at least 15 of the danceable requests. They filled in the rest of the 4 hour party with other fun dance music.

In closing, Hank Lane Music has been in business for over 35 years and our reputation means everything to us. We are not in the business of deceitful practices. We appreciate all of the comments that you have made but the Park Avenue Band was the band that played at this wedding. It is possible that in the search for your music that you may have seen many different bands from many companies as well as ours in various formats which is causing some confusion on your part. The bottom line is that Park Avenue did in fact perform at your wedding and that your guests had a blast!

Sincerely,

Hank Lane Music
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Harvey
Wedding:
9/1/2012
0.0/5.0
My daughter got married yesterday Sept. 1, 2012. The band's music volume was so loud that I could not stay in the room. Many of my guest also had to leave the room. I spoke to the band leader and requested that the amplification be turned down so that my guests would not be so umcomfortable. His response was to say NO. The caterer also tried numerous times to speak with the band leader to no avail. So even though it was my daughter's wedding, I had to spend most of the time outside of that hall. I would never recommend a Hank Lane band ever to anyone. I guess that is the reason they require that you have to pay in advance for the entire evening. The band could not care less. Also, I had paid extra for two additional people, so I had a ten piece band. So instead of having a full sound of music, I just had loud noise. Be careful. My son got married three years ago. We used an unknown band who were great and much less expense. Hank Lane, never, never again.
My daughter got married yesterday Sept. 1, 2012. The band's music volume was so loud that I could not stay in the room. Read more...
My daughter got married yesterday Sept. 1, 2012. The band's music volume was so loud that I could not stay in the room. Many of my guest also had to leave the room. I spoke to the band leader and requested that the amplification be turned down so that my guests would not be so umcomfortable. His response was to say NO. The caterer also tried numerous times to speak with the band leader to no avail. So even though it was my daughter's wedding, I had to spend most of the time outside of that hall. I would never recommend a Hank Lane band ever to anyone. I guess that is the reason they require that you have to pay in advance for the entire evening. The band could not care less. Also, I had paid extra for two additional people, so I had a ten piece band. So instead of having a full sound of music, I just had loud noise. Be careful. My son got married three years ago. We used an unknown band who were great and much less expense. Hank Lane, never, never again. Read less
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