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I just wanted to thank you and all of the staff at Hank Lane that assisted in the planning of the music at my wedding on Sept 28th, 2013. Everything ran smoothly from set-up and throughout the evening of the wedding. My friends & family raved about the band & music and it added such a fun touch for the party. I will be sure to recommend your company and your staff to any future brides or for any special events.
Thanks again for making our wedding so memorable. Looking forward to working with you in the future for other events.
Before we started planning we knew that the music would be an extremely important component of our wedding. As important as it was, we had no idea where to start. Enter Justin at Hank Lane. We found Hank Lane online and scheduled a meeting with Justin. Justin was very professional, super friendly, and really knowledgeable in his trade. He knows his musicians well and also the right questions to ask. At the end of the consultation he recommended we go with the J. Lamont Band. As hiring a band was a big ticket item, we took a few days to think it over. Justin was not pushy at all through this process and helped us work within our budget. Within days we signed the contract and subsequently forgot all about it until Stephanie contacted us. Stephanie reminded us that our music selections were due and helped guide us through the process. Still, we didn’t quite know what to expect… until the day arrived. And we must say, the night went SPECTACULARLY. Jay and his band were amazing and they truly delivered. They gave us and our guests a huge party, and we can genuinely say that everyone had a blast dancing the night away. From the keyboardist during our cocktail hour to each member of the band (including the team who helped with the setup), everyone we met with were very friendly, extremely pleasant, and professional. Jay the bandleader was in full control, and there was never a dull moment, and I mean never. They performed many of the Top 40 hits but also managed to squeeze in some oldies but goodies. Surprises and our favorites of the night – LMFAO (Party Rock), Etta James, Adele, and… Gangnam Style (say what?!!!) All of this exemplifies the diverse range of Jay and his band! We only wish we had more time with them, because they are so much fun. This was money well spent!
We highly recommend Hank Lane, especially the J. Lamont Band, for anyone looking for a band – and not just for weddings!
Thank you so much for a perfect weekend! Almost every single person at the wedding was drooling over the band and said they were the best wedding band they had ever seen! Please thank Jay and the rest of the band for us…He was incredibly accommodating, continued to check in with us to make sure we were enjoying it… and everything wound up being more than perfect. So again, thank you so much for all your help in the lead up and please thank Jay and the band for us for an amazing night.
Hugh & Meghan
Ian & Stephanie,
THANK YOU!!! Words cannot express how extremely amazed and blown away Michael and I were with the J.Lamont Band. We just got home from Hawaii and I couldn’t wait to email you both to thank you. Everyone, and I mean everyone, could not stop talking about how amazing the band was. They got EVERY song perfect, esp. the intro’s which were multiple, and our wedding song was perfect. I am so glad I have a video to watch again and again b/c I wish I had spent more time watching the band – but obviously was such a crazy night! My wedding was everything I imagined and having the band that we did just made it all the better. MaryAnn, the manager of the club, also told me how great they were to work with.
Please let them know that we thank them a million times.
Thank you again for all your hard work,
Lindsay and Michael
I wanted to add a comment on the hank lane blog for the Jay Lamont Band. Please let me know if you can post this or how I can:
Rob and I just got back from our honeymoon and want to thank the Jay Lamont band for their incredible performance at our wedding on July 7th. The feedback we received from our guests was phenomenal. They listened to our requests and played every song flawlessly, we were truly overwhelmed with their talent. We already gave the bands name to friends and hope to hear them at their wedding soon!
Thank you to everyone at Hank Lane, Jay Lamont and the entire band!
Catherine and Rob Bonanno
J. Lamont got his start in studying music at the young age of 8 years old. He received his formal training attending New York’s famous High School for Performing Arts, made famous in the movie “Fame.” He has been performing ever since.
An accomplished bassist and lead vocalist, J. was recruited and signed by Hank Lane Music in 2000 joining the popular Kenny Ford Band to perform at private party and events throughout the New York metropolitan area. Playing week after week in Kenny’s band was like going to graduate school. Here, J. learned at the side of an experienced band leader the “in’s and out’s” of running a party and what it takes to make a dance floor sizzle. After several years at Kenny’s side, the J. Lamont Band was formed with J. leading his very own “set” Hank Lane band.
Throughout over 20 years’ worth of performing, a few events have stood out. J. recently had a bit part in the movie “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past” starring Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner and Michael Douglas. Appropriately, his band can be seen playing in the big finale wedding scene at the end of the film, with J. playing the bass. And of course, it is every musician’s dream to play at Madison Square Garden. J. performed in front of 30,000 people at The Garden backing up several 50’s & 60’s revival acts.
Jay’s musical style is eclectic, and spans many genres from Jazz Standards to Contemporary. However, no matter what music his listeners prefer, it is his goal each and every time his band performs, to get everyone up and dancing. In his words, “If people aren’t dancing, grooving, or just bopping’ to my performances, then I’m doing something wrong.”
Thanks again for everything. The band was great and Jung and I could not have been happier.
All the best,
We meant to get in touch before we left but everything was so crazed! Thank you so very much for all of your help. You were absolutely right! Jay Lamont was PERFECT!!! They totally rocked our wedding! Not sure if they told you but Jason fully got up and sang with the band- it was insane!!!! Thank you for everything and please thank them again for us! It was amazing!
Amanda and Jason