Hank Lane Music & Productions is a full service music and entertainment organization that features a wide range of services. These include the internationally known Hank Lane Orchestras, which are among the most sought after dance bands for private parties in the country today. The company also provides Classical and Jazz ensembles, ethnic musicians, and is a live show producer for world-renowned entertainers, athletes, and lecture speakers for business meetings, corporate special events, and charitable galas, and social gatherings of all kinds. More Than Music, a sister organization is an exclusive party planning service and is a leading supplier of DJ’s, professional party dancers and motivators, entertainers, games and favors. Fusion Lighting is a subsidiary that provides hi-tech theatrical and club-style lighting, professional sound systems, staging, laser and LED lighting, plasma and projection screens that are incorporated into unique party designs.
For over thirty years, the hallmark of Hank Lane Music has been its exciting live bands and orchestras. Hank Lane bands have been frequently cited by Town & Country magazine as among the best of New York. Said the publication about Hank Lane Music. “… its modernized ‘Society Sound.’ Motown and Top 40 have put the oomph into the ABT and New York City Ballet benefits.” This recognition has spread worldwide, with Hank Lane bands performing at corporate and social events from Montreal to Monte Carlo; from Palm Beach to Palm Springs. Today, the organization twenty different “set” dance bands in carious sizes and styles. A team of experienced event specialist are available to assist clients to choose the band that is best suited to their particular requirements. In addition, each band within the organization has the important ability to “customize” the music for any function by incorporating requests into the repertoire for the event at hand.
Hank Lane Music holds a distinct place in the event industry as the recommend music supplier for most of New York’s premier hotels and catering facilities. The company is the exclusive orchestra and entertainment service for Bridgewaters, Capitale, Cipriani 42nd Street, Cipriani Wall Street, Grand Hyatt New York, The Pierre, Ritz-Carlton Battery Park, The St. Regis, Waldorf-Astoria and Water’s Edge in New York City, among many others. On Long Island, Morrell Caterers, Carlyle on the Green in Bethpage State Park and The Carltun in Eisenhower Park, also recommend Hank Lane.
Weddings are a specialty at Hank Lane. The Company’s bands and Classical ensembles perform at hundreds of weddings each year. Hank Lane Music has been cited as being among the best in the industry by author Joan Hamburg in her popular book, City Weddings, and by Modern Bride, Instyle, and New York Magazine in their special wedding issues. Hank Lane bands have played at the weddings of many celebrities. These have included the nuptials of fashion designers Linda (Ellen Tracy) Allard, Kenneth Cole, Shoshanna Lonstein, Elie Tahari and Vera Wang; J.J Philbin, the daughter of television personality Regis Philibin, Liza Huber the daughter of soap opera star Susan Lucci, The Real Housewives of New York‘s Bethenny Frankel and at the wedding of Ivanka Trump. Additionally, Sean (Diddy) Combs hired Hank Lane Music for his 35th birthday bash and for the launch of his new fragrance line.
Hank Lane bands and musicians perform at hundreds of private parties for Fortune 500 companies, industry associations and charitable organizations annually. Among these are the American and New York Stock Exchanges, the Coca-Cola Company, UBS Financial Services, American Ballet Theatre, the New York Philharmonic, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and NYU Medical Center.
The production division of the company has provided its services for many special events including Super Bowl XXV and The Belmont and Preakness Triple Crown horse races. As a live show producer, Hank Lane Music has booked private events and provided technical support for Paul Anka, Motown songwriters Nick Ashford & Valerie Simpson, the late Johnny Cash and Ray Charles, the Doobie Brothers, Earth Wind & Fire, Billy Joel, KC & the Sunshine Band, Liza Minnelli, Willie Nelson, Blues Traveler’s John Popper and the Village People. Comedians booked by Hank Lane include Curb your enthusiasm’s Susie Essman and Saturday Night Live star Darrell Hammond. Broadway performers, including cast members from Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk, Movin Out star Michael Cavanaugh, and Jekyll & Hyde’s Robert Cuccioli have been popular choices with Hank Lane clients as have sports personalities such as NBA coach Pat Riley and basketball Hall of Famer Walt “Clyde” Frazier.