Testimonials

“Once we met with Ian at Hank Lane we knew we had made the right decision. Hank Lane not only offers a wide variety of bands, they are also simply the best name in the business. Ian took the time to show us a few bands within our price range and gave us his honest feedback about what he thought would be our best fit.


The Kenny Ford band knocked it out of the park. Our entire wedding of 200 people were up and dancing the ENTIRE night. They played music from all types of genre's and stuck to our even most detailed requests, like a rendition of Go Cubs Go for our Chicago Cubs fans in the crowd. They set the stage all night and coordinated the flow of the evening to perfection. The three-piece jazz trio that broke out of the larger band for the cocktail hour was such a nice way to greet guests and set the mood for the rest of the night. You would be foolish to look elsewhere, you will not find a better company when it comes to wedding bands in the tri state area, and Kenny Ford band is right up there with the best of the best!”


Megyn & Mark

Wedding at The Garden City Hotel

Source: The Knot.com

 


 

“Stop what you’re doing right now and email hank lane and ask to book the Clara Jordan band. I got married 4 days ago, and am on pricey hotel Wi-Fi- but it's worth it for this review! Clara Jordan simply put was the best band I have ever seen. My sister and all my cousins used various hank lane bands... and all of them admitted that ours was the best! Even my parents! That's right - my mom even admitted my band was the best! Clara Jordan kept the party pumping and bumping all night long. They did the most epic rendition of shout I have ever heard. They did very request I asked for. Clara Jordan is a friggen gem. They were so polite and great to work with. When we fell behind schedule (not their fault at all) they even came over to me to tell me That they couldn't play all my must have songs and asked me to pick which song I could do without! Most bands wouldn't have even done that! Ahhhh they were so good. My husband and I are thinking of naming our first-born Clara, after her. Do you get the point that they are epic and amazing?! Her band simply put RULES!!!! You must must must book them. I love you Clara Jordan - thank you for making my wedding so epic.”


Sari & Jordan

Wedding at Indian Trail Club, Franklin Lakes, NJ

Source: WeddingWire.com Review

 


 

“The Jenna Wynne band was the best!! If you are looking for an incredible band with amazingly talented musicians and an entirely hassle-free experience look no further! Jenna was so easy to deal with and played the exact songs we were hoping for. Our families and guests were blown away and everyone thought our first dance song was a recording! Jenna was great to deal with beforehand and is an amazing performer. All the musicians were so talented and kept our guests dancing till the very end!”


Emily & Ryan

Wedding at The Fox Hollow Inn

Source: The Knot.com Review

 


 

“We first saw Michael Hart and his band perform at my cousin's wedding and knew we absolutely had to have them at ours! Michael has an amazing energy and is a consummate professional, we could not have been happier. Our guests are still raving about the excellent music a month after our wedding! Even with some obscure songs during our ceremony and reception they delivered an amazing performance. You simply can't go wrong with a Hank Lane band!”


Sarah & Matthew

Wedding at Tappan Hill Mansion

Source: The Knot.com Review

 


 

To Dane and the band,


“I apologize for not reaching out sooner, as we have just returned from our honeymoon and have been soaking up the "post-wedding reflection" period.


I will start by tipping my cap to the entire Dane Wright band - to say you guys killed it would be an understatement. Your performance easily exceeded any expectation I had entering the wedding (and word of mouth was extremely positive for you guys coming in so expectations were quite lofty to begin with lol).


I cannot thank you and your band enough. As you know, a wedding day is BUSY, so busy that memories could easily be lost in one big blur. While our day was indeed fast-paced and at times blurry, your band's presence and personality left us with memories that will last forever, something that is truly priceless. From the beautiful opening ceremony music to closing the night out with "shout", you guys stood out as a true highlight of our special day. We easily received more compliments over the Dane Wright band than all of our other vendors COMBINED (including the milkshakes which were a hit lol).

 

Bringing joy to people's lives is at times challenging, but important in today's world. Please feel great about yourselves and the job you do as you bring more joy to people than you even realize.


Thank you again for everything, and best of luck to the band, although it is definitely not needed!!!”


With much gratitude,


Keith and Samantha Denis AKA the "Fungos"!

Wedding at De Sever sky Conference Center

Source: Email

 


 

“The Steve Delisi band played at my daughter's wedding on July 3rd and they were fantastic! Steve brought so much energy to the party - everyone was dancing the entire night! I highly recommend the Steve Delisi band- he was such a pleasure to work with throughout the entire process as were all the people in the Hank Lane office. We worked with Lori Roth who was so accommodating and supportive. Great experience all around!”


Lynn – Mother of the Bride

Marni & Mark

Wedding at Brooklyn Botanical Gardens

Source: WeddingWire.com Review

 


 

“Book the Frank Simmons Band NOW!! They are absolutely incredible! From the moment we first met with Frank, he made my husband and I completely confident that he and his band would help to create a rocking party that would have our guests dancing all evening. They did not disappoint! Frank listened to all of our requests, and even re-worked a song that we wanted as our first dance to make the speed more appropriate. He and his band interacted with the crowd (which we wanted and requested) which helped to hype everyone up even more. They were able to read a room, and managed to pick the perfect songs through the last minute of our party! In addition to the talent, fun, personality, and professionalism that Frank Simmons band brought to our wedding, they also demonstrated how dedicated they were to creating our perfect evening when they allowed my husband and his band to perform a couple of songs. Without hesitation, Frank offered for the three guys to use his band's instruments, and even collaborated with my husband to make one of the songs they played a real show stopper! This flexibility is something you won't find with all bands. Thank you thank you to Frank and the band for making our wedding INCREDIBLE! Friends and family are still talking about it!”


Becky & Jeff

Wedding at The Grove, Cedar Grove, NJ

Source: WeddingWire.com Review

 


 

“I cannot recommend Luxe enough! If you are looking for a band in NY - or near New York - look no further! We had Luxe perform at our 165-person wedding at the Foundry in August 2017 and they were beyond amazing. We worked with Hank Lane to find a band for our wedding, knowing we wanted live music. Harlan at Hank Lane pointed us to Luxe and we couldn't be happier he did. Luxe was so easy to work with. They have an extensive repertoire of songs, were willing to learn any new songs if we needed, worked with us to make the flow of the evening cohesive - they were just all around amazing. We worked with the band leader Frank in the run up to the event and he is an awesome person, MC and performer. He knows how weddings work and was accommodating of all requests we had but also incredibly insightful on timing and scheduling. And that was just before the wedding. Luxe's talent blew us - and every single one of our guests - away. We used a portion of the band for our ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner music and then dancing. They executed each part perfectly. The raw talent of each member is, simply put, insane. And their performance together is infectious. Luxe, while being a big band with a lot of talent, at no point became a show as large wedding bands can sometimes become. Their focus was good music that got the guests engaged, excited and dancing. I hope we have another excuse to work with Luxe, or at least see them at someone else's event sometime soon!”


Lisa & Oliver

Wedding at The Foundry, Long Island City, NY

Source: WeddingWire.com Review

 


 

“We had not heard of Brooklyn Sound prior to booking but knew that we were in good hands with any Hank Lane Band. After attending countless weddings, we came in with high expectations for the band and a very specific idea of what music we like. Jonny Hirsch (band leader) was great to work with, he took the time to get to know us and understand the music that we wanted. We trusted his expertise and knew he would read the crowd and give us the awesome party that we were looking for. We could not have dreamed up a better set list, one great song after the next and our dance floor was packed the whole night which was exactly what we wanted. From the ceremony music through the party, Brooklyn sound went above and beyond. Our friends and family continue to rave about our band a month after our wedding!!”


Chelsey & Brett

Wedding at Engineers Country Club

Source: TheKnot.com

 


 

“We knew going into our wedding that the band was one of the most important decision to make and we could not be happier that we chose the Marcus Reid Band. Words cannot describe the performance they put on for our wedding. Throughout the entire night and the next day, people, both old and young, were coming up to us just to tell us how awesome they thought they band was. The talent in the band is unreal and they all bring a contagious energy to the party that gets everyone going and keeps them on the dance floor. Throughout the night they did a great job of reading the crowd for what to play next, making sure to play all of the requests we had made of them in advance as well as one or two on the spot requests from our guests (One of the groomsmen requested some Prince and Marcus absolutely nailed a version of Kiss, people are still talking about it) Marcus Reid band is not the typical wedding band, it’s a live concert at your wedding. We could not be happier with having Marcus Reid steal the show at our wedding, to have everyone out on the dance floor sweating the entire night is beyond what we could ask for. It was incredible! Keep on rocking Marcus Reid band!”


Jennifer & Brian

Wedding at Bellport Country Club

Source:  The Knot.com

 


 

“We hired Erik Marshall's band through Hank Lane Music. We love to dance and it was really important to us to have a band who would inspire everyone to get out on the dance floor. Erik and his band delivered on this beyond our wildest expectations. They are the best cover band I have ever heard, anywhere. I felt like we were at a private concert--everyone in the band was so talented, and great entertainers who are truly excellent at pumping up a crowd. Most importantly--Erik has a ridiculous talent for reading the crowd and figuring out what songs to play. Spotify would surely pay millions for an algorithm half as good his abilities, but a computer could never truly replicate what he and his band can do. We gave him an overview of our musical preferences, and some "make sure to play/definitely don't play" guidance on some specific songs. By the time they had finished the first set, the band had locked onto the crowd's taste perfectly. Everyone had such a great time dancing. The only issue was major exhaustion the next day! Hank Lane was great to work with while picking a band and figuring out logistics--especially Stephanie who diligently chased us down and made sure all of the last-minute details were finalized in the week leading up to the wedding.”


Kathleen & David

Wedding at Cipriani 42nd Street

Source: Review on The Knot.com

 


 

“PETE SAUNDERS BANDIS A DREAM! Where do I begin? I'll start by saying this: HIRE PETE SAUNDERS BANDAND YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED. From the very beginning of the planning process to the last minute of our wedding, this experience was A+. It's undeniable Hank Lane holds the very best wedding bands on the East Coast, and I cannot say enough amazing things about our experience with Pete Saunders and the crew. My husband and I have very eclectic music taste - we love everything from hip-hop and EDM to Top 40 and rock 'n' roll. The band was so incredibly dynamic and played to the crowd based on how the evening flowed; from our entrance dance to 'In Paris' by Kanye West, to our first dance 'I Will Wait' by Mumford and Sons to Ray LaMontagne's 'You Are the Best Thing,' Pete and the band did NOT disappoint. All of our guests raved about their talents, diversified music choice and overall performance. They have an amazing stage presence and contagious energy that is bound to make any dance part truly EPIC. As the band leader and head composer to all Hank Lane bands, Pete was an amazing partner throughout the planning process. From reviewing our timelines to connecting live and via phone leading up to the big day, Pete proved to be an amazing soundboard (pun intended) as we experimented with the flow of the evening. Pete assured us the night was customizable to whatever we wanted, and that was an interactive dance party where guests were on their feet for the majority of the night...and we got that 10x over. I cannot say enough amazing things about this band and our overall Hank Lane experience. It was worth every penny, and now friends from near and far, are inquiring about this band. If you need to do one thing right during your planning process, booking this band is it!”


Samantha & Matt

Wedding at the Tuxedo Club

Source: The Knot.com

 


 

“I got married on 4/22/17 and we hired Joel Young Band of Hank Lane Music. We literally have not stopped hearing praise about the band - we loved them, as did our guests!! We wanted a band who would cover a lot of different types of music from 80's, to Bruno Mars, to Billy Joel and they were the perfect band for covering so many different styles. They had so much energy the entire night and our guests were singing along with them the entire time. I could not be more grateful to the band for making our night so memorable. Also - we opted to have the piano player play during our ceremony and cocktail hour and he was fantastic - the minute I heard him playing the song I was about to walk down the aisle to - it made me feel like the moment was going to be even more special because he was such an incredible pianist!”


Candace & Daniel

Wedding at Glen Island Harbor Club

Source:  WeddingWire.com

 


 

“We hired Estrella to play our wedding, and they were ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC. We were very, very picky about the music we wanted at our wedding. We heard many band promos, and while they were fine, they still sounded like a "band." So, we were leaning towards hiring a club DJ. That was, of course, until we heard Estrella.


Harlan (from Hank Lane) listened to what we were looking for, showed us videos of Estrella, and had us listen to some of their work. We knew immediately that we had to hire them. And that is exactly what we did - right there on the spot. They have the most incredible range, and they honestly sound better than most of the studio recorded tracks we listen to. They truly blew us away.


We had a perfect experience working with Carlos and the rest of Estrella. Carlos met with us beforehand to discuss the vibe of our wedding, and when it came to show time, he and Estrella executed it beautifully. We didn't even give them a list of songs - we just told them what we and our guests liked, and he took it from there. To sum it up - Estrella was absolutely incredible at our wedding. All of our guests were complimenting us on the music. Estrella went from dance music to 90's house to pop songs to rock to hip hop to oldies to Latin jams with complete ease, and the party was rocking all night. People hardly sat down. As I said before, we are absolute music snobs - and the best decision we ever made was to hire Estrella to play our wedding. We cannot recommend them enough.”


Melissa & Ben

Wedding at Weylin B. Seymour, Brooklyn, NY

Source: Review on WeddingWire.com

 


 

Dear Stephanie,


“Ryan and I are currently in Thailand enjoying the first official day of our honeymoon and we wanted to take a few minutes to thank you and the Jeff Lubin Band. I'm hoping you can pass this on to Jeff...


First of all, thank you for being so helpful in the weeks leading up to the wedding. I could always count on you to get back to me right away and making sure we were able to arrange everything we asked for.


And most importantly, the band was incredible on the wedding day!! We cannot thank Jeff and the rest of the band members enough. They truly exceeded our expectations and everyone is still talking about how great they were. And somehow, they knew that the most perfect ending for our group of friends would be a Blink 182 song...our friends are still talking about how fun that was!


Thank you and Jeff again!”


All our best,


Maddie & Ryan

Wedding at Ritz-Carlton, White Plains, NY

Source: Email

 


 

Dear Bobby,


“We just wanted to say thank you again! We had THE BEST night of our lives and you made that happen. We're sorry we didn't get to meet everyone else in the Bobby Attiko Band that helped make that possible but since all of our guests said you were the best band they've ever seen, we're hoping to see a lot more of you at future events. Please tell Kelli and Curtis and all of the other fabulous band members that we didn't personally get to meet that they all exceeded our expectations and that we are eternally grateful for everything! I was the sweatiest bride but I didn't even care because I just wanted to keep dancing! My legs are still sore and I love it! Once again, thank you from the bottoms of our hearts!”


All our love,


Skylar and Alex

Wedding at The Pierre Hotel

Source: Email

 


 

“The Russ Bennett Band made our wedding day absolutely spectacular! Our guests could not stop talking about how amazing the band was during the reception and have not stopped talking about it since the wedding! A number of guests told us that they felt like they were at a concert! Russ makes each bride and groom feel so special from our first meeting to our first dance! We had a few special requests and announcements for Russ to make and he inserted these moments perfectly into the reception. He made the night flow flawlessly! It was important to us to have a mix of all different types of music and the Russ Bennett band really showed off their range playing everything from the Beatles and Bruce Springsteen to Bruno Mars and Pitbull. Song after song was perfection and kept our crowd on the dance floor the entire night, even chanting “one more song” after the last song of the night! We cannot thank the Russ Bennett Band enough for making our wedding night the best party of our lives!”


Jacklyn & Matt

Wedding at Pleasant dale Chateau

Source: The Knot.com

 


 

“Artie Stuart and his band were AMAZING!! I immediately chose him when viewing a few bands for my wedding at the Hank Lane office-even that was a fun experience!! I worked with Jenna Wynne to choose the band. She was so helpful and responsive and made the process so easy! My husband and I filled out an online playlist and then spent about an hour on the phone with Artie going over the songs. We knew then that we were in good hands! Artie played the guitar during our ceremony and then we had a keyboard during the cocktail hour. The band did not stop playing for a second during the reception. They were so talented and versatile. We all danced all night- just what I was hoping for!! My guests still talk about the dance floor and how amazing the band was. I highly recommend The Artie Stuart Band. No one at your event will be disappointed.”


Jessie & Mike

Wedding at The Liberty Warehouse

Source:  WeddingWire.com

 


 

“Nick Campbell Band keep the dance floor packed from beginning to end!! What a delight to have such amazing performers at our wedding. The band was one of the most important decisions for us and we are so happy that we went with Hank Lane. Russ and the rest of the team were a joy to work with and we could not have asked for a better experience!”


Lisa & John

Wedding at The Park Chateau

Source: The Knot.com

 


 

“Dear Harlan,


I want to tell you how very, very pleased we were to have the Karen Lloyd Band at Rachel and Matthew's wedding on April 16th, 2016! The entire band was fantastic! They certainly kept the party going all night as everyone in attendance was on the dance floor!


Our entire family continues to receive fabulous compliments on the band's performance. They were just amazing!!! We were also extremely impressed with the band's versatility and how well they performed the songs chosen by Rachel and Matthew for their first dance, Ed Sheeran's "Thinking Out Loud," as well as my husband Larry and Rachel's Father-Daughter dance to the Beatles' "My Life."


The variety of music they performed, from the Jewish Horah to Motown music, was outstanding! And when Karen sung solo during the dinner service, WOW! She certainly has an amazingly beautiful voice.


Thank you so much for the truly great performance at Rachel and Matthew’s wedding! Please pass along our highest praise and greatest appreciation to the entire Karen Lloyd Band.”


Sincerely Yours,


Carol A

Mother of the Bride

Wedding at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel

Source: Handwritten Note

 


 

“Dylan and the Dylan Matthews Band,


We cannot even begin to thank you guys for last night - it was absolutely amazing. Everyone involved was incredible... I've never seen so many people on a dance floor at a wedding! Every guest loved you guys - it really made the wedding so so special.

We know it's not required but would really like to send you guys a tip - can I send directly to you or what's the best way to go about doing that?

Thanks again for everything. You all were fantastic!!!”


Jaclyn & Colin

Wedding at Blue Hill at Stone Barns

Source: Email

 


 

“We worked with Chioma and the Sugar Lane Band and they helped make our wedding (6/3/2017) even more amazing than we ever imagined. We looked at a lot of the Hank Lane bands (all great), but Sugar Lane was our top choice and we were so happy to partner with them. They made my wife and I look really good, since we had been talking them up for months leading up to the wedding - they definitely more than delivered given all the hype! The music for the ceremony and cocktail hour was perfect (guitar, violin, and piano). It really made the ceremony fun with mostly instrumental classic rock and pop. Then the party itself was incredible - so much energy from the entire band, which kept the dance floor packed all night. The wedding kicked off with Call me Al (great rendition) and then the horah, which was awesome and set the tone for the night. And the performances of smells like teen spirit and bang bang were the highlights, which blew us and our guests away. The band had so much range and mastered all different kinds of music - pop, classic rock, hip hop, oldies, and even a little country, etc. But the performances were always structured to keep people dancing and keep the energy high. Sugar Lane has so many new fans after the wedding including their new biggest fan - MY MOM! She couldn't stop smiling and dancing all night. Prior to the wedding both Chioma and Kim from Hank Lane were extremely professional to work with. They were very responsive and worked hard to customize playlist, performances, etc. to match exactly what we were looking for. We have nothing but great things to say about our overall experience. I would strongly recommend Sugar Lane to anyone who wants to have a fun party with a lot of dancing!”


Alex & Robert

Wedding at Cedar Lakes Estate

Source: The Knot.com

 


 

Hi Kevin,


“Just wanted to again say thanks, to you and your team for truly an amazing evening. We have heard nonstop compliments on the Kevin Osborne Band, with many people saying it was the best entertainment they have ever enjoyed at a wedding. We both feel that you guys were at the heart of keeping the energy going and you executed every transition to perfection, in addition to simply being a joy to work with. We sincerely hope that we get to work with you guys again sometime in the future.”


All the best,


Julie & Mike G

Wedding at the Rainbow Room

Source: Email

 


 

“We booked Hank Lane because a couple [of] friends of ours had used this company for their wedding band and we were not disappointed. It's been months since our wedding and people are still talking about how amazing the band was! They played a range of songs and played most of our must plays - a range of oldies, 80s, 90s, top 40 - you name it, they sang it!


We went with The Frank Michaels band after we discussed with our sales associate the kind of music we wanted. The band was unreal and so talented. We went with a 10-piece band and all members sing! They also never took a break and played continuous music the whole night. Our first dance song which is literally not a well-known song and buried deep in iTunes was played and executed perfectly - the singer nailed it perfectly!


We also booked a stage through Hank Lane and it was totally worth it. The whole look and feel of it was just wow. My parting words, don't be afraid that a band can't play every song you want - that was my concern and almost why we went with a DJ. This band played everything from Avicii to Bruno Mars, Meghan Trainor, Bon Jovi, Journey, JT, Oasis, Rihanna, and the list goes on! Hank Lane/Frank Michaels is totally worth every penny. If you have the budget, go for a band over a DJ, they're timeless.”


Alyson & Gary

Wedding at East Wind Caterers

Source: The Knot.com

 


 

“The Mike Herman band is unbelievable! They never stopped playing and the dance floor was never empty. The only complaint we had from guests was that they were sweating from dancing too much! Mike and the Hank Lane staff were so easy to work with. They are true professionals and entertainers. The band is based out of New York but they traveled to Old Lyme, CT for our wedding.”


Nikki & Mike

Wedding at Bee & Thistle Inn & Lodge, Old Lyme, CT

Source: The Knot.com

 


 

“What can I say about Hank Lane? They are the best. Our budget was limited, so we asked what we could get in our price point. We ended up splurging and dropped one band member to hit a price we could work with but it was worth it for Kenny Ford Band - our guests were on the dance floor the entire time up until the very last second, and the dance floor was PACKED. They accommodated a request to let my dad and his friends play a few songs themselves, and even jumped in during the last song to play together. Our first dance song was a little unique (Led Zeppelin) and Kenny Ford killed it. We were so happy with them - they really made the party exciting and fun. I wish we could have kept it going for hours more! So many of our friends were telling us how much they loved the band. Hiring them was an awesome decision and I would do it again in a heartbeat.”


Lindsay & Jason

Wedding at Glen Island Harbor Club

Source: The Knot.com