Hank Lane Music History: Weddings and Event Entertainment

In 1978, after nearly ten years of leading and performing in dance bands at weddings, social events and corporate functions, musician Hank Lane, his wife Deeann Cowart, and bandleader Marc Stevens opened Hank Lane Music & Productions in New York City with the goal of making their mark in the private party industry. For over twenty-five years, the concept behind Hank Lane Music has been to make sure clients could enjoy music performed the way it should sound as they celebrated their own weddings or other private personal, corporate or charitable events. Against industry practice, Hank believed the only way this could be accomplished was with "set" bands who worked together all of the time. Every Hank Lane Orchestra possesses a special blend of youth, elegance, and excitement, with each band being equally adept in all styles of music, including Classical, Swing, Big Band, Ballroom, Jazz, Motown, Rhythm & Blues, Rock from each era, Disco, Contemporary, Top 40, and Hip Hop, making them New York's most versatile dance bands on the market.

Hank Lane Music has been consistently recognized as one of the best dance bands in New York in popular wedding websites, magazines, and books. Since 2007, editors of theknot.com have chosen Hank Lane Music as "The Best in New York" after being voted on by thousands of couples in the New York metro area. The popular wedding website weddingwire.com has selected Hank Lane Music as a "Bride's Choice" for 2013. Wedding Wire's sister website, gayweddings.com, also features Hank Lane Music, whose bands have performed at dozens of LGBT weddings. Hank Lane's Harris Lane Band has also been cited in New York Magazine as having the "Best Party Pop Band." The company has been selected by Town & Country magazine as one of the best dance bands in New York, as well as by author Joan Hamburg in her must-have book, "City Wedding."

Hank Lane bands have performed at many notable events such as Sean (Diddy) Combs' 35th birthday bash, at White House functions, and the weddings of celebrities such as Vera Wang, Kenneth Cole, Elie Tahari, Ivanka Trump, JJ Philbin (daughter of television personality Regis Philbin), Liza Huber (daughter of actress Susan Lucci), Eddie Murphy, and Donald Trump. Hank Lane bands have also garnered national recognition with several appearances on NBC's "Today Show" and on the popular morning program's "Today Throws A Wedding" segment, as well as on cable television's We Channel series, "My Fair Wedding with David Tutera."

In 1987, Hank Lane expanded to meet the growing demand for DJ entertainment by forming More Than Music, a DJ and party entertainment service that offers hot young DJ's, MTV style dancers, and party entertainers to their clients. In 1996, Hank Lane Music acquired Fusion Lighting, a lighting, event design, and audio-visual company, which visually enhances the performance of both the company's bands and their DJ's. The company's roster of dance bands features some of the most popular musical groups on the New York private party scene. Today, Hank Lane Music is the exclusively recommended music supplier for an impressive list of the New York areas leading hotels and catering facilities including Cipriani 42nd Street, Cipriani Wall Street, Garden City Hotel, The Pierre, The Plaza, The St. Regis, the Waldorf-Astoria, and the Yale Club to name just a few.

Hank Lane Music Offices

New York: 212-767-0600
Long Island: 516-626-8300
New Jersey: 973-712-0100
Boca Raton: 561-750-3555
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