Archive for the ‘Weddings’ Category

Hank Lane Music New Jersey Wedding Review: Frank Simmons Band

Friday, November 28th, 2014

Ian – where can we even begin?? The music was beyond PERFECT!! Everyone was saying it was the best band they’ve ever heard (and I’ve already passed on a bunch of referrals!) Frank Simmons Band blew our wedding way out of the water and made our night simply magical!! I can’t say enough – all Mike and I are talking about is how amazing the music was – you are the man!!

It was an absolute pleasure working with you over the last year and, while ‘thank you’ hardly does how we’re feeling justice – from the bottom of our hearts (and still tapping ‘dancing feet’) a HUGE thank you to you and Frank!

Talk Soon!
Shira

Hank Lane Music Wedding Reception Review: Kenny Ford Band

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

HI Stephanie:

I want to thank you again for being totally amazing yesterday!!!!   It was so easy to work with you and Hank Lane.  Every piece of it was great!  The Kenny Ford Band was easy to work with, the dancers were so entertaining and it all came together without a hitch!!

You, personally, were a complete joy to work with.  I appreciate all the help that you were!   Thank you and thanks to all who made Cathy and Ed’s wedding such a success.

Best wishes for your wedding!!

Hank Lane Music Wedding Reception Review: Marcus Reid Band

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Hi Lori,

Now that my wedding is over  and we’re back from the honeymoon, I wanted to write you myself to let you know how absolutely amazing the Marcus Reid Band was!  They exceeded all of our expectations and more.  Every guest at the wedding told us that they were the best band they have every heard and sounded like they were seeing the real thing at a concert!  The second male singer was just as incredible as Marcus and the two female vocalists were outstanding.  Some of our friends even started dancing with them during one of their sets and they were great sports!  I had requested that the band play a particular song because my friends really love it (Walking on Broken Glass), and Marcus came over to my table personally to let us know that it would be the next song and to get ready!  That attention to detail and service really blew us away.  When the reception was over and my husband and I got in the getaway car, I kid you not that the very first thing out of his mouth was “When can we have another party so we can book this band again?”  I think that says it all!!

Thank you, thank you again from the bottom of our hearts for making our wedding so wonderful.  Also, the photo booth was a huge hit so that was well worth it!

I’m sure you’ll be hearing from us soon for my sister’s wedding in a couple years :)

All the best,

Laura Blau

Hank Lane Music Wedding Review: Jeff Lubin Band

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Hi Stephanie,

I just wanted to send you a quick note to say thank you so much to you and the Jeff Lubin Band for doing an amazing job with our wedding!!! We had such a variety of guests at our wedding, old, young, Italian, German, Filipino, and somehow or another the Jeff Lubin Band was able to get every single person there up and dancing throughout the entire night. I got phone calls and texts the next day from all of our guests telling me how amazing the band was, especially the Italian singer. Everyone thought he was a recording because he sounded flawless! The entire process leading up the wedding as well was so easy and stress free – thank you!

I also wanted to send you some photos of the band that our photographer gave us! :)

Thank you again -

With Love, Nicole & Eric Vogel

Hank Lane Music Wedding Reception: Joel Young Band

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Hi Stephanie—Along with my wife Susan, I’d like to thank the Joel Young Band for the stellar performance and ‘show’ they put on Saturday for Erin and Tom’s wedding.

The evening was so very memorable and the band was a major contributing factor. Their professionalism and quality of musicianship was at the top. Joel was fun in moving the evening and night along. He made it genuine and not the sometimes canned approach bands take to wedding gigs.

Erin and Tom can’t stop talking about how much fun they had at their reception with family, friends and good music.

My best compliment to your agency for nurturing the best talent and again to Joel. Please send him my regards.

All the best,

Jay

Hank Lane Music Wedding Reception Review: Ernest Mills Band

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Harris:  Once again your direction and brilliance in helping us select the perfect Hank Lane band for Bryn and Josh’s wedding at Engineer’s Country Club on November 1st was “spot on”. We’ve worked with you for close to 20 years and four spectacular affairs, and you haven’t disappointed us once.  In fact, every time we use your musicians it gets better and better and better.

Last night was no exception. The Ernest Mills Band ROCKED our guests for the entire night.  NO ONE, and I do mean NO ONE, sat in their chair, including Josh’s 83 year old grandmother!!

We started with the traditional Hora, and blew it out from there.  His range in music selection from contemporary Top 40 to Motown, to the Beatles and even Michael Jackson was amazingly stunning.  His ease to engage with our guests on the dance floor was simply FANTASTIC. He was in total control.  He is the consummate  professional.

As you know, from personally working with us for both Hayley and Bryn’s bat mitzahs, we expect the band to get everyone up on the dance floor.  Well, not only did Ernest and his team of great musicians and singers get that mission accomplished, but it was a continuous and all-night dance party.  And, I do mean continuous.  We never stopped for salad or intermezzo.  A quick break for dinner and dessert served on the dance floor kept the music pumping and everyone in a groove.

Just incredible.  As our guests were leaving we got compliment after compliment that this was one heck of a party.  Ernest made Paulette and me, Frank and Mindy look like geniuses.

Please extend our heart-felt thanks to Ernest for his magnificent performance. Bravo and congratulations to Hank Lane Music for an evening that Bryn and Josh will never, ever forget.

Best regards,

Gary and Paulette Ostrager

Hank Lane Music Wedding Reception Review: Pete Saunders Band

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Pete,

It’s been 2 weeks since the magical day and I’m finally back from the honeymoon able to write you this brief message.  I can’t tell you how much it meant to me to work with you in conjunction for the most important party of my life!  Everything from the gorgeous sunny fall weather, the people in attendance, the details that came out perfectly and just the overall experience was nothing short of MAGIC.   Ah the music…. I never expected the wedding to become an actual “PARTY SCENE” like that — I just presumed it would be pretty formal, people slow dancing… but wow… something about the energy changed – people just felt it in the air, the weather maybe, people came alive and went crazy (in a good way) — I’ve never seen anything like that for a relatively small 150 person wedding — every guest was on their feet DANCING… It was such a powerful experience and I thank YOU and your talented musicians for making that happen…. Wow, wow and wow — Thank you so much for being part of this.

I will be in touch in the near future with a more formal thank you and some links to potential media that you might be interested in using for future wedding marketing/ promotion of your work.  I am going to be working with our photography team to submit the wedding pictures to one hopeful publication of choice – and we’ll see from there whether the photographs get selected (if they do all of your company information/ name will be credited for your efforts!)…. Lastly, once I gather the best of the professional photographs and create a facebook album/ public album of photos, I will happily share this with you to see!

Thank you again for contributing to such a successful and enjoyable wedding experience.  I loved all the people I worked with and thoroughly enjoyed the planning process.  Although the big day is now over, I am just grateful to forever have this moment in time to remember for the rest of my life – a moment that was beautiful and shared with our closest loved ones.  Thank you for working with me and giving me the best gift I could ever ask for – the happiest day of my life!  I will be in touch once I have a link to official photographs and other forms of media that you might enjoy.  I will also follow-up if there is any form of publication in bridal media.

Warm Regards,

Tara Schoen Moss

New York Times Wedding Reception: Erik Marshall Band

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

ERIK!

THANK YOU! Thank you for a fantastic dance filled wedding.   Music and dancing were so vital to us, and you and the Erik Marshall Band just nailed it!   We loved looking around at our packed dance floor the ENTIRE NIGHT! you guys know how to get a party onto the dance floor and keep them there.  Every moment of our wedding was marked by a fantastic song and a packed dance floor.

Young people, parents, sisters, brothers, bridesmaids, EVERYONE danced all night.  And, as we kept telling our guests, we didn’t even give you a play list, you just knew what to play. We can’t begin to tell you how many people complemented you and the fantastic Erik Marshall Band.  And, we of course loved the electric violin.

Thank you!

Lily Hayes & Matt

Hank Lane Music Wedding Reception Review: Jeff Lubin Band

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Hi Stephanie -

I’ll write a formal note to Jeff and the band but wanted you to pass this along to them right away.

No surprise that the Jeff Lubin Band were absolutely fantastic and totally rocked our party. They were everything we remembered from Julia and Bryan’s wedding and more. Our guests were just going nuts over them. There just aren’t words to describe how happy we are to have had them as part of our day, they are beyond talented.

Thank you thank you thank you!

Angela & Anthony

Taylor Swift Films Music Video at Oheka Castle!

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Big shout out to Taylor Swift for supporting the bridal industry! Taylor filmed her latest music video for “Blank Space” (off her platinum album “1989″)  at Oheka Castle. Oheka Castle in Long Island is a favorite venue of Hank Lane Music for weddings (and music videos!) Watch the video here.