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John Parker Band™

North Palm Beach , FL
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LOCATION

378 Northlake Blvd. #108
North Palm Beach, FL US 33408 (map)

PHONE

888-457-2263

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ABOUT US

the BEST weddings! The John Parker Band's Talent, Personality & Experience mean your wedding will be elegant, yet ROCK, with a full dance floor - including music from ALL eras, starting... Read more
the BEST weddings! The John Parker Band's Talent, Personality & Experience mean your wedding will be elegant, yet ROCK, with a full dance floor - including music from ALL eras, starting with the 40's and 100's of songs from the 70's 80's 90's and the 00's ! Read less
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INFO FOR BAND

Are you an agency or a band?
Band
What is the size of your band?
Large (6+ musicians)
What music genre does your band play?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Big Band, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Latin, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, R&B, Reggae, Rock, Soul, Strings, Swing
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
What is your band's usual attire?
For weddings the traditional default is Tuxedo. I sometimes wear a White jacket, and sometimes we are asked to wear non-tuxedo attire. But a wedding is a traditional thing, in my opinion, should be classic yet fun at the same time.
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
We have 100's of audio & video clips on our website.
Are you willing to learn songs that you do not currently know?
Absolutely! Obviously within reason & in considering what's appropriate. But we start with a VERY extensive & customizable song list that Brides, Grooms & even their Guests can choose from - online! JUST for THEIR wedding!
How much time do you usually need for setup?
We like to allow 3 hours - though it only takes us & we only NEED 1 hour.
How much space do you usually require?
We are flexible, have multiple equipment setups, & as such can expand & contract to fill up or squeeze into most any spaces.
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
At someone's Wedding? Never!
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
We customize equipment depending on the venue & requirement of each wedding.
Do you usually emcee the event, or talk between songs?
I am very engaging & entertaining, in a tasteful & fun way. I break the ice & help people have fun without being cheesy or inappropriate.
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
That has not happened, but if it did, I guess my reply would be "play music the guests really wanted to hear" (doh!) Pretty much as simple as that. Otherwise I would entertain people somehow. Most important thing is that everyone has fun & is entertained. I am determined - so, that always happens!
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you need a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
I think that, generally, breaks are overrated. Seems no one dances then, which I do not like. :) Don't require a meal, but certainly would accept one! - though always prefer to set up then eat before starting the performance. Dinner breaks are not cool - We're there to play!
Do you play recorded music during your break?
Absolutely! On what, if any, little break there is.
If one or more of the band members is unable to attend, what is your backup plan?
First of all, there is NO not coming to a performance in my company, unless there is a death in the family or other very extenuating circumstance. It is someone's wedding & there just is no excuse not to do whatever it takes to be there. That said, I run a company that oversees over 50 musicians on staff & I personally arrange the music myself - so I completely ensure the quality from start to finish. Not to mention I am so organized and anal that my back up plan has a back up!
What is your overtime rate?
Our overtime always continues without additional breaks & is based on the band fee - per 1/2 hour.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
No, our prices are quoted based on each performance - with travel and accommodations factored in when appropriate
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
The industry standard 50% - On weddings booked a year or more out we can split the deposit into two 25% payments.

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shallen
Wedding:
11/9/2013
5.0/5.0
John Parker was awesome! He made the wedding spectacular. The vocals during dinner were wonderful. They had everyone on the dance floor all evening. Friends were so impressed and were wanting him for other events. Can't thank them enough for making it a truly grand event.
John Parker was awesome! He made the wedding spectacular. The vocals during dinner were wonderful. They had everyone on Read more...
John Parker was awesome! He made the wedding spectacular. The vocals during dinner were wonderful. They had everyone on the dance floor all evening. Friends were so impressed and were wanting him for other events. Can't thank them enough for making it a truly grand event. Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
1/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Hi Everyone-

I can't say enough good about the John Parker Band! We searched and hemmed and hawed about what kind of live music we wanted at the wedding and had a lot of trouble finding a group we were really excited about....until we found the John Parker Band !

They are top notch for wedding entertainment and music-- not only does John sing an amazing variety of songs REALLY WELL, but he made sure to interact with the crowd and the entire band was a really fun, fresh presence.

I also appreciated the fact that John called me ahead of time and went over the names (for introductions) and worked with me on how the flow of the evening would go--it was perfect! John and his band had people dancing and loving the party.

If you're looking to have your wedding in South Florida you won't be disappointed with this pick. We had a tough crowd to entertain (many who are not so easily impressed + a wide variety of ages & interests) and this band had everyone smiling. We got lots of compliments on the entertainment.
Good luck with your wedding planning! Emily
Hi Everyone-

I can't say enough good about the John Parker Band! We searched and hemmed and hawed about what kind Read more...
Hi Everyone-

I can't say enough good about the John Parker Band! We searched and hemmed and hawed about what kind of live music we wanted at the wedding and had a lot of trouble finding a group we were really excited about....until we found the John Parker Band !

They are top notch for wedding entertainment and music-- not only does John sing an amazing variety of songs REALLY WELL, but he made sure to interact with the crowd and the entire band was a really fun, fresh presence.

I also appreciated the fact that John called me ahead of time and went over the names (for introductions) and worked with me on how the flow of the evening would go--it was perfect! John and his band had people dancing and loving the party.

If you're looking to have your wedding in South Florida you won't be disappointed with this pick. We had a tough crowd to entertain (many who are not so easily impressed + a wide variety of ages & interests) and this band had everyone smiling. We got lots of compliments on the entertainment.
Good luck with your wedding planning! Emily Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
10/6/2012
4.7/5.0
JP and his band performed at our wedding. The band was fantastic. We literally had to clear the dance floor at the end of the night because people were having so much fun. He played a perfect mix of songs and kept things moving all night long. The band can do anything from the 60s to songs that came out a few weeks ago. They also learned our wedding son for us and made it so special. Quite a few people commented that they thought at times that they were using recordings because the vocals were just that good. This band is excellent and will deliver the kind of evening you are looking for. They took care to ensure that the details were just right. I could not have been happier, and will certainly use then for future events.
JP and his band performed at our wedding. The band was fantastic. We literally had to clear the dance floor at the end of Read more...
JP and his band performed at our wedding. The band was fantastic. We literally had to clear the dance floor at the end of the night because people were having so much fun. He played a perfect mix of songs and kept things moving all night long. The band can do anything from the 60s to songs that came out a few weeks ago. They also learned our wedding son for us and made it so special. Quite a few people commented that they thought at times that they were using recordings because the vocals were just that good. This band is excellent and will deliver the kind of evening you are looking for. They took care to ensure that the details were just right. I could not have been happier, and will certainly use then for future events. Read less
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Debbie
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
John Parker and his band will make your affair one to remember! He's fun, energetic, interacts with your guests and plays a variety of music to make sure that all your guests get up on that dance floor! There was never a time at my daughter's wedding recently where there was an empty dance floor. He's awesome :)
John Parker and his band will make your affair one to remember! He's fun, energetic, interacts with your guests and plays Read more...
John Parker and his band will make your affair one to remember! He's fun, energetic, interacts with your guests and plays a variety of music to make sure that all your guests get up on that dance floor! There was never a time at my daughter's wedding recently where there was an empty dance floor. He's awesome :) Read less
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safisch
Wedding:
8/31/2008
4.9/5.0
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heathgreco
Wedding:
6/14/2008
5.0/5.0
John Parker did an excellent job at our wedding. He was energetic and enthusiastic and found ways to get all of the guests involved in dancing. He appealed to all age groups with his diversified song list. During dinner he was singing operas and then he did a few hip hop songs and finally he did several classic slow songs by request. I got so many comments from my guests about his wide range of songs and the quality of his singing. He and his entire band are very friendly and easy to work with. They are great musicians and truly enjoy making your day just the way you want it to be. We did a special dance for our 1st dance. You can listen to The John Parker Band and watch our choreographed first dance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PC_MJwHlE3I.
John Parker did an excellent job at our wedding. He was energetic and enthusiastic and found ways to get all of the guests Read more...
John Parker did an excellent job at our wedding. He was energetic and enthusiastic and found ways to get all of the guests involved in dancing. He appealed to all age groups with his diversified song list. During dinner he was singing operas and then he did a few hip hop songs and finally he did several classic slow songs by request. I got so many comments from my guests about his wide range of songs and the quality of his singing. He and his entire band are very friendly and easy to work with. They are great musicians and truly enjoy making your day just the way you want it to be. We did a special dance for our 1st dance. You can listen to The John Parker Band and watch our choreographed first dance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PC_MJwHlE3I. Read less
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docbethy
Wedding:
5/3/2008
4.9/5.0
Easy to work with, quick to respond, accomodating, crowd pleasers.
Easy to work with, quick to respond, accomodating, crowd pleasers.
Easy to work with, quick to respond, accomodating, crowd pleasers. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I can not recommend the John Parker Band enough - John was outstanding! Even weeks before the event, his level of professionalism put me at ease in my decision to hire him - from the client website area, the guest song request link he sent, and the communication and timeliness of responses to any correspondence. Our guests loved being able to put in song requests beforehand, got them excited prior to the event and they loved hearing them during! When we spoke on the phone the week before the event to go over all the details, it was clear he had every detail down and made it easy for me to relax and not worry about a thing.
The band was a HUGE success at the wedding, they had everyone up dancing and having a great time! He had such a wide variety of songs he could do, there was something for everyone, age 6 to 89! We got a lot of complements on them afterwards as well. I would absolutely recommend hiring him!!!
I can not recommend the John Parker Band enough - John was outstanding! Even weeks before the event, his level of Read more...
I can not recommend the John Parker Band enough - John was outstanding! Even weeks before the event, his level of professionalism put me at ease in my decision to hire him - from the client website area, the guest song request link he sent, and the communication and timeliness of responses to any correspondence. Our guests loved being able to put in song requests beforehand, got them excited prior to the event and they loved hearing them during! When we spoke on the phone the week before the event to go over all the details, it was clear he had every detail down and made it easy for me to relax and not worry about a thing.
The band was a HUGE success at the wedding, they had everyone up dancing and having a great time! He had such a wide variety of songs he could do, there was something for everyone, age 6 to 89! We got a lot of complements on them afterwards as well. I would absolutely recommend hiring him!!! Read less
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