Archive for the ‘Karen Lloyd Band’ Category

Hank Lane Music Bat Mitzvah Review: Karen Lloyd Band

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

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

Karen Lloyd Band Featured in Style Me Pretty

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Thank you to our friends over at Style Me Pretty for this great feature! The Karen Lloyd band performed at this beautiful New York wedding at the Mandarin. To see the full article and more photos shot by Christian Oth Studio, click here.

Hank Lane Music Wedding Reception Review: Karen Lloyd Band

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Hi hi.

Wow. Karen and band were phenomenal. Everyone said they sound like the artists they were performing. And, that the musicians played the tracks better then the original recordings. The dance floor was packed all night long. Literally did not stop dancing all night. I was so happy! Our guests were boasting and kept complimenting us. Karen and Crew made us look good and made the night a success!

Thank you Justin! :)

Hank Lane Music Wedding Reception Review: Karen Lloyd Band

Sunday, June 9th, 2013
Thank you so much for Karen Lloyd last night!! It was amazing and 
everyone loved her and had such a great time!!!

Thanks again!


Hank Lane Music Reviews: Karen Lloyd Band at American Hotel & Lodging Association Fall Conference

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012


I have not forgotten you!!  Since our show just wrapped up yesterday at 3pm, my first day back in the office is today.

As for the evening – what a great event and all high accolades to you and the Karen Lloyd Band.  She was fantastic!!  Our new chair, Ron, could not have been more pleased, and we are continuing to receive compliments.  Our group loved it!  I will  say we set the bar high for next year’s event.

Again, thank you so much for all of your help – you make it so very easy!

Have a wonderful holiday next week.  And as always, look forward to the next time we work together.


Barbara, Director or Conventions & Events

Hank Lane Reviews: Karen Lloyd Band at Ilana and Sean’s Wedding

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

We were beyond pleased with the Karen Lloyd Band.  They were so good – SOOOOOOOGOOOOOOOD!!!! I believe our cousin Maragareet may have booked them that night for an event coming up. All we heard from guests was “I have been to dozens and dozens of weddings and this is the best band I have ever heard.” They rocked it the entire evening. Please extend to them our praise and gratitude for making this wedding truly beyond wildest dreams! We have many friends (with money! and cause for celebrations!) and will pass on this gem of a band to all we cross paths with!



Hank Lane Reviews: Karen Lloyd Band at The Ashford Estate at Jess and Brian’s Wedding

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Hi Karen,

I’m so sorry for not responding earlier – we just got back from Hawaii!!  Brian and I wanted to thank YOU and all the band members for putting on such a great show and making our day so memorable for us and all our guests.  We have passed your name along to many many of our guests who wanted to know who the band was! I’m so mad that I missed a few of your solos while I was changing my dress because I have been told by a LOT of our guests (and Brian especially) that you KILLED it!!!! Great great job!!!!  We hope you guys enjoyed the evening and The Ashford Estate – I wish I could go back as a guest!! And thanks again!!!! :)


Jess & Brian

Karen Lloyd Band Review: Dana & Rob’s Wedding at W Hotel, Hoboken, NJ.

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Father of the Bride, Danny Corral sits in on keyboard and jams with the Karen Lloyd Band!

Dear Karen,

I am simply at a loss for words and still mesmerized and starstruck by your amazing talent and personality. Everyone and I do mean everyone was raving about how amazing you and the band were! It was truly a pleasure and rare honor to have had the opportunity to jam with you, too!  Yes I am so very proud of Dana that it muffles my sadness totally in giving her away or perhaps it has not hit me yet! Thank you so much for everything. I hope to see you and the Karen Lloyd Band again sometime soon!


Danny Corral

Chief Financial Officer

The St. Regis Hotel New York

2 East 55th Street

New York, NY 10022

Hank Lane Bandleaders Kevin Osborne and Karen Lloyd on NBC’s “SMASH”

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

The new hit NBC show “Smash” follows the story of the production of a new Broadway musical inspired by Marilyn Monroe’s life. Starring such celebrities as Katharine McPhee, Debra Messing, and Jack Davenport, “Smash” premiered in February of this year and was nominated for “Most Exciting New Series” at the Critics’ Choice Television Awards. Kevin Osborne and Karen Lloyd, both successful Hank Lane band leaders, can be heard doing backing vocals on the show’s soundtrack, all original music by Marc Shaiman.

Gossip Reporter Rob (“Naughty But Nice”) Shuter & Grammy Award Winning Songwriter Bruce Sussman’s Wedding – Karen Lloyd Band.

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

Hank Lane’s Karen Lloyd Band performed at the recent wedding of gossip reporter Rob Shuter and the Grammy Award winning songwriter Bruce Sussman at the Trump Soho hotel. Rob is a writer and contributing reporter to AOL’s PopEater and Naughty But Nice Appearing on The Today Show, ET, EXTRA, The Insider, LXTV, The Joy Behar Show, Wendy Williams and Dateline. Bruce is best known for writing with Barry Manilow, penning his Grammy Award winning “Copacabana.”