Hank Lane Music at The Knot Gala 2014

Hank Lane Music celebrated The Knot’s fifth annual gala at the New York Public Library last night! The Knot Gala is the bridal industry’s premier event, celebrating New York Bridal Fashion Week and giving guests a sneak peek into this year’s wedding trends. Among over 1,000 attendees were Kevin Jonas with wife Danielle, wedding industry celeb Randy Fenoli (Say Yes to the Dress), and Desiree Hartsock from The Bachelorette (with fiancé Chris) who debuted a new line of Maggie Sottero wedding gowns.

Hank Lane Music’s jazz top 40 quartet killed it with covers of “Titanium” and “All About That Bass”, and DJ Allison got the dance party started with The Who’s “Baba O’Riley” featuring a stellar electric violinist. The Dane Wright Band hit the stage with “Timber” and kept the energy high all night! The dance floor was packed with the industry’s best.

Congratulations to The Knot team, planner extraordinaire Jes Gordon and Marcia & Jeffrey Selden Catering for another amazing gala! Special thanks to Jack Roman for these awesome pics!

Hank Lane Music Wedding Reception: The Harris Lane Band

Hi Harris,

Just wanted to send you a quick note to thank you for making my wedding truly spectacular. The music was awesome! I am still getting phone calls from friends telling me that the Harris Lane Band was the best they have ever heard! The party would not have been the same without you and your band!

Thanks again!!!

Hillary

Hank Lane Music Wedding Reception: The Joel Young Band

Dear Ian,

Thank you for all your guidance in securing The Joel Young Band for Kate and Stephen’s wedding on September 6.  They were absolutely fantastic and greatly exceeded all expectations.  In short, they made the party fabulous.  The compliments from guests are still coming.

I was wondering if Joel might email us the song list from that night? We would love to have it as a keepsake.

With gratitude,

Nancy Latta

Hank Lane Music New Jersey Wedding Reception: The Russ Bennett Band

Hi Stephanie and Ian,

I apologize for the delay in this email, but I wanted to let you guys know how absolutely AMAZING The Russ Bennett Band was at our wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau on August 30th. Ryan and I are so glad that we ended up going with them- they were professional, played EVERY song that we requested (they even played two Santana songs, which was a HUGE hit with my Dad because he is a big fan), and most importantly, every single one of our guests raved about how amazing they were weeks after the wedding. If you could please pass along this to The Russ Bennett Band members, I would appreciate it.

It was a pleasure working with Hank Lane and we will certainly recommend them to everyone!

Thanks again,

Lindsay and Ryan Scopelliti

Hank Lane Music Wedding Reception: The Steve Delisi Band

Steve,

You guys were amazing. Can’t thank you enough man. Had the best time. Loved every second of it. Thank you again.

Ryan and Jamie

Hank Lane Orchestra Performs at the 2014 Annual Friars Foundation Gala

Hank Lane Music would like to congratulate Robert De Niro on receiving the Entertainment Icon Award at the annual Friars Foundation Gala, Tuesday night at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel.

The Hank Lane Orchestra featuring an all star line up of Kevin Osborne and Billy Joel guitarist Tommy Byrnes played dance music for the gala and also had the privilege to back up 11 time Grammy Award winner Sting on his classic hit “Every Breath You Take” as well as the legendary Stevie Wonder for a knock out set of his hits “My Cherie Amour”, “I Just Called To Say I Love You”, “I Wish” “Superstition” and The Beatles’ “We Can Work It Out”.

Distinguished guests included Orlando Bloom, Brian Williams, Tony Bennett (who recently released an album of jazz duets with Lady Gaga), Kit Harington of Game of Thrones fame, Sharon Stone, Ed Norton, Questlove, Uma Thurman, and Dean of the Friars Club Larry King, who presented Carlos Slim this year’s Friars Club Icon Award for Philanthropy.

The evening ended with an all star jam session with Stevie Wonder on harmonica, jazz legend Arturo Sandoval on trumpet and Aretha Franklin all performing with The Hank Lane Orchestra with the honorees and assorted celebrity guests joining the band onstage to join the fun. Congratulations to all honorees!

Hank Lane Music New Jersey Wedding: The Frank Simmons Band

Hi Ian,

Hope you’re doing well.

We just returned from our honeymoon and I wanted to pass along our VERY high praise of the Frank Simmons Band. We’ve been at weddings with a few Hank Lane bands and Frank blew it out of the water at our wedding! They were absolutely incredible.  It was a rainy and muddy backyard wedding but the energy that was present that night was amazing- and that’s due in large part to Frank and his band.  Please be sure to share our thanks and praise with him directly.

Thank you,
Danielle

Hank Lane Music Wedding Reception: The Marcus Reid Band

Photo courtesy Sarah Tew Photography

Marcus! Todd and I wanted to thank you for the excellent performance at our wedding.  The Marcus Reid Band was just so fantastic, I don’t think words can describe.  We were so beyond pleased.  We had the best time, EVER. You kept the party going the entire night, sang the best songs that mixed perfectly with the crowd.  You read the crowd just right.  I don’t think I left the dance floor once!

I had so many people who were floored, really were, by The Marcus Reid Band. They couldn’t believe how lively you were, how GOOD you were and how much you were able to match the vocals of the songs you sang.

Anyway, thanks again.  You made our night.

Hank Lane Music Wedding Review: The Dane Wright Band

The Dane Wright Band is unforgettable! We couldn’t be happier that we picked them. We had heard rave reviews about them from a friend and were so thankful that they were available and not booked when we started looking.

We were blown away. Their sound was absolutely incredible and they were so much fun.  We loved the band members coming out to dance with us and fill the room with energy. For weeks after, friends would email or call saying how great The Dane Wright Band was and that it was the best they had heard.  Thank you Dane for making our wedding day unforgettable- we are forever grateful for your talent!

-Katie and Colby

Hank Lane Music In Headlines

Congratulations to Hank Lane Music’s newlyweds!  Here are three couples that were featured in both The New York Times and New York Post! Here’s to a happy and healthy future together!

Erica Furfaro & Matthew Naidorf

The New York Times Weddings/Celebrations
The Erik Marshall Band


Kyle Koeppel & Alberto Mann

The New York Times Weddings/Celebrations
The Harris Lane Band


Chris Barish & Julie Mulligan

New York Post Page Six


Photos and articles courtesy of The New York Times & New York Post