This coming Saturday, March 8th, 2014, The Woodbury Jewish Center (WJC) will be celebrating their reopening under Regal Caterers. Hank Lane Music has been collaborating with WJC since is opening in 1989, and our long-standing relationship with the temple has been an honor to uphold. We look forward to their continued success with Regal at the helm. The Gala that will be ushering in this new chapter will feature Hank Lane’s renowned Jeff Lubin Band, who will be rocking the house during a lavish evening of great food, music, and dancing. The founding members of WJC will be in attendance, and the occasion will also serve to honor special guest David Gaffner. Cheers to 25 years of excellence, may there be many more!
Lonny and I wanted to send you a quick note and hope you will pass it along to Marcus. Marcus and his band were absolutely amazing and really exceeded our expectations. We are so thrilled that you recommended them. Everyone is raving about how great they were. Thank you and The Marcus Reid Band for a tremendous job!
Jess & Lonny
Thank you for making our wedding SO amazing. We loved every minute of the music and so did our guests! Our best man said he would buy a CD of our wedding music!! All our guests were raving about the music. We really loved the energy you and the band brought to our wedding!
Everyone in the band was so great and we want you to know we really appreciate it! Thanks for making our night so special!
Nadine and Jim
Hank Lane Music Dinner Dance Review: Paul Richards Band at The Bowery Mission’s 15th Annual Valentine Gala
Hope you had a nice weekend! Just wanted to follow up and say how much we enjoyed having Paul Richards and his band at The Bowery Mission’s 15th Annual Valentine Gala. The band was wonderful as always and we got so many compliments on how lovely and fun the music was.
Always a pleasure working with you.
Coordinator, Events & Partnerships
Hank Lane Music also had the pleasure of sharing the stage with Tony Award winner Melba Moore, who performed several songs for the black tie crowd. Moore was awarded Best Performance of a Featured Actress in a Musical for her part in “Purlie” in 1970.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THE KNOT REVEALS HALL OF FAME OF BEST OF THE BEST IN WEDDING INDUSTRY
– First-Ever Wedding Industry Hall of Fame Pronounces Preeminent Vendors Across the U.S. –
NEW YORK (2013-2014) – Whether they’re trying to find the wedding dress salon with the best service in Philadelphia, the most creative wedding photographers in Los Angeles, New York’s top cake bakers or Miami’s hottest reception sites, engaged couples across the country want the inside scoop from real brides. The Knot Wedding Network (NYSE: XOXO), which is composed of the top two wedding websites, TheKnot.com and WeddingChannel.com, today announces the first-of-its-kind wedding industry Hall of Fame for the all-time best wedding vendors across the United States.
Comprised of winners of the annual Best of Weddings, a by-brides-for-brides guide to the top wedding vendors in 80-plus cities across the U.S., the Hall of Fame inducts wedding vendors who have won four or more Best of Weddings awards. This honorable list of more than 330 inductees includes less than 1 percent of wedding professionals.
We are proud to announce that Hank Lane Music has been rated by local brides and voted The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame.
“For the past seven years, WeddingChannel.com Reviews has been the definitive resource for our brides, providing them with unparalleled vendor recommendations directly from the tried-and-true experiences of fellow brides,” said Carley Roney, cofounder of TheKnot.com. “We’re beyond thrilled to induct our first-ever Hall of Fame, crowning the best of the best across the country, based on more than 700,000 reviews from real brides.”
We had the time of our lives dancing to the music of Michael Hart and his band on November 9, 2013 at the wedding of our children, Jamie and David. The “experience” was unbelievable and we still can’t get over the reaction we had during the evening and after the party was over. The wonder of it all continues as we watch and listen to our video of the kids wedding. Our guests felt like they were at a concert and the evening was spectacular. The musical selections were perfect and the performances were show stoppers. We don’t do music, but we sure can appreciate what we saw and heard. We were amazed by the band’s energy and can truly say that no one left the wedding disappointed, except for the fact that the evening had to end.
Thank you for making the evening perfect.
This Valentine’s Day, we want to share some of our favorite songs to celebrate the holiday – these are our favorite hits for any romantic occasion, from Frank Sinatra to Beyonce! Celebrate V-Day with us in person tomorrow at Francois Payard Bakery, where we will have a harpist playing at the West Houston location from 5:30-9:30pm. Wishing everyone a day of chocolate and romance!
Dear Erik and Stephanie,
We can’t thank you enough for making sure that the music and entertainment at Rebecca’s Bat Mitzvah on Sat. was a huge success. Karen Lloyd and Shlomo were indeed the perfect line-up for what we were going for. The band was outrageous and surpassed all of our hopes and dreams for this event.
Karen is such a pro and, as you said all along, Erik, she is also a warm, down-to-earth and kind person. I can’t begin to tell you how great she was with Rebecca. She was very supportive and encouraging when Rebecca started to get cold feet about singing in front of our guests. With that support (and mom by her side), Rebecca pulled it off. Likewise when our son played trumpet on Hava Nagila. It all happened and it was such a thrill!
The Jewish music set? What a home run that was! Shlomo and the band played about 45 minutes worth of Jewish music and we ran wild with Steve Weintraub’s dance leading. Ask Karen and Shlomo about it. It was crazy — kids, adults, Jews, non-Jews — we had such a blast!
Karen called the music perfectly all night long. I only left the dance floor for the speeches and the montage. My legs are still aching. I couldn’t be happier. It was literally the time of my life. I know that every other member of my family felt the same way.
Thank you so much for putting your heads together to make our party perfect. You went the extra mile for us by figuring out the perfect musician line-up and also coordinating with our other entertainers. All of that attention to detail and professionalism showed in the final product. Everyone who was there was and is talking about how amazing our band was, including our friends who are musicians and the ones who are in the music business.
Please tell Karen, Shlomo and the rest of the band members how much we appreciate the excellent job they did for us on Sat. night. I regret that I didn’t introduce myself to Shlomo. I was so caught up in the party. Bringing him in was definitely a good move. I will never forget the amazing Karen Lloyd and her wonderful band.
Please tell Harris how well it went!
Thank you again!
With much appreciation,
Marjorie and Richard
The Marcus Reid Band was absolutely amazing! All of our guests came up to us during the wedding, and after, and were asking where we found them and told us that they were hands down, the best band they have ever heard at a wedding. I’d go even further and say that they are one of the best bands we ever heard live, wedding or not.
Marcus was phenomenal. He and the band looked like they were having so much fun, which made them so exciting to watch. It was like being at a concert! He went back and forth with staying on the stage and coming out onto the floor. They even remembered how much we love Sweet Disposition, and dedicated the song to us when they played it.
Not only was the band fun to watch, they sounded incredible. My husband and I danced almost the whole night, and so did our guests. We all had so much fun. They really made the wedding something special.
I can’t say enough good things about the band. Everybody was raving about them, and they still do when we talk about the wedding. They could not have been more amazing to listen to, or more fun to watch perform.
We will be recommending Hank Lane and the Marcus Reid Band to everyone we know. I know that if we ever need a band again for anything, we will be using Marcus Reid every time! They really were outstanding, and made our night something truly special.