Dear Spencer and Stephanie,
Eleanor and I had our wedding reception Saturday night at the Water’s Edge. As we were standing outside, waiting for the wedding party to be introduced, I heard Frank leading the band in Sam Cooke’s Having A Party, that I know very well from Southside Johnny’s version. I began to smile. It was one of the songs we suggested to you and Frank during our meeting last month. As Ele and I had no idea what should be the intro music, I found Frank’s choice to be very inspiring. That is just one example of many as to why I selected Hank Lane Music. I wanted the best wedding band, and I got it. Spencer, you said things to me during our first meeting and every one of them was delivered. Every song we requested, that to my knowledge was not part of the usual repertoire, was done well. Ele asked me if I thought anyone in the crowd had ever heard of Look At Me, I’m In Love, our first dance. I told her I didn’t think so. But I know the band learned it in the past month and performed it letter perfect. As with all the songs we requested. And all the other songs we didn’t request were done well. Also, during meals when 1 or 2 musicians were in the background, those songs were great. I wasn’t sure about doing a Hora (Ele is catholic and had no idea what that meant). So I didn’t push for one. But mid-affair, my friend who works for Ohio St Hillel asked if we could do it and I said yes. I believe every single person was on the dance floor during that one. Possibly the best Hora music I’ve ever heard performed. And I didn’t fall off of the chair. We were very glad we added the sax player. Especially for that. How could you do a smokin’ hora without a sax? Musically, the evening was a huge success. I would tell anyone, that if you want a band and not have to worry about anything and just be excited about their performance, to make sure they come visit you and see when Frank and his band are available.