“Of Mice and Men” Opening Night Bash with Hank Lane Music at the Plaza Hotel

One of the newest productions on Broadway is the revival of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, starring James Franco (127 Hours, Oz the Great and Powerful), Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids), Leighton Meester (Gossip Girl), and Broadway veteran Jim Norton. This is the first time Steinbeck’s masterpiece has seen a Broadway stage since 1975, with its first run in 1937.

Hank Lane staffers with James Franco (George)

Although the show has been in previews since March, last night marked the official opening night, with an after party bash at the Plaza Hotel. The Hank Lane Orchestra set the tone for the evening with big band swing from the 1930’s and 40’s. 700 guests listened and danced to the tunes of  Steinbeck’s era, including Zooey Deschanel, Minka Kelly, Dave Franco, Leven Rambin (Hunger Games), and Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead). Katie Couric attended the show earlier that evening, and her charity Stand Up to Cancer sponsored the dinner in the Plaza Hotel ballroom.

Of Mice and Men’s limited engagement will conclude on July 27th. Purchase your tickets by clicking here!

Hank Lane Music in Wedding Wire’s Exclusive “100 Review Club”!

We are pleased to announce that Hank Lane Music has made it into the 100 Review Club on Wedding Wire! This news comes to us on the 100th day of the year. Vendors who have made it into the 100 Review Club are part of an exclusive group of premium Pros who have worked hard to earn more than 100 wedding reviews while maintaining an average rating of 3.5 or higher. Check us on out on the full list by clicking here! Thank you to all who have reviewed us on Wedding Wire!

Hank Lane Music Wedding Reception Review: Michael Hart Band

Hank Lane Music Wedding Reception Review: Dane Wright Band

“Your performance was second to none and every guest was so amazed and impressed…Be prepared for a busy 2014! The entire team at Trump was so thrilled – including Mr. Trump himself!”

Congratulations Anisha and Shantanu!

Hank Lane Music Wedding Reception Review: Marcus Reid Band

“Good folks, who accommodated us when we needed it, and recommended the right path when we didn’t have a clear vision…”

Congratulations to Aileen and Andy! Visit us on Wedding Wire to see more reviews from our amazing clients.

Hank Lane Music and the West End Revue Band Featured in Manhattan Bride!

We are thrilled to be in the new Spring/Summer 2014 issue of Manhattan Bride! Tara and Adam’s amazing wedding at Tarrytown House Estate featured our popular West End Revue Band. Pick up your copy at local newsstands!

Hank Lane Music Wedding Reception Review: Spotlight Band

Guys –

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.  The band made the entire evening amazing and was the talk of the wedding ever since.  I had so many people come up to me and ask who they were and how they could book them, so I hope your phones ring off the hook.  I was almost a professional musician (bailed on Juilliard after getting accepted) so I am the pickiest consumer of music.  I have to tell you – these guys were the real deal.  The female lead has PIPES, second female was amazing (and beautiful) , the male vocal was amazing, guitar just killed it.  he even jumped on to the dance floor and just completely killed it with the crowd.  I can’t say enough about rhythm, bass and keys.  All amazing.  The band leader on sax was arguably the most impressive, but in a subtle way.  And dollar for dollar, best decision I made was to add in the horns.  I highly recommend selling these guys as a 9 piece band at a higher price point, vs. an 8 piece.  The horn player was amazing and the songs they chose were so well suited for the band.

I owe the outcome of our wedding to the Hank Lane company and to the Spotlight Band.

Thank you sincerely,

King and Hanna

Hank Lane Music Wedding Reception Review: Dane Wright Band

Dane,

Thanks again for making our wedding so wonderful.  You and the band absolutely killed it.  The compliments from friends and family have been rolling in and you guys were a huge part of that.

We’re sure we’ll see you at some of our friends’ weddings over the next couple of years (we hear you’re already booked for the Bryerman/Kunin wedding next year)

Thanks again,

Cari & Jeff

Hank Lane Music Wedding Reception Review: Erik Marshall Band

Erik –

I just wanted to thank you for such an amazing job at our wedding on March 1. Our guests have not stopped raving about the band. Everything was perfect and exactly what we wanted. Each member of the band was so impressive and everyone had a blast. Thank you also to Kim and Stephanie for helping coordinate and answer all of my questions. The night was PERFECT.

Thanks again for an awesome night. I have a few friends who recently got engaged and am sending them your way. I can’t praise you guys enough.
Thank you!
Regards,
Jamie

Hank Lane Music’s Top Parent Dance Songs!

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We’ve been brainstorming all week trying to come up with our favorite songs to use for Parent Dances. This is such a special wedding day moment, and choosing a song that reflects your relationship in a unique way can be a challenge! Social media and bandleader input helped us compile this list of Father/Daughter and Mother/Son songs that are memorable and touching.