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Janis, I don't know where to start, the band was beyond amazing! Hands down the best decision we made was choosing the Janis Nowland Band to perform at our reception. Janis was so easy to work with and had great communication with us throughout the planning process. Janis and her team are incredibly talented musicians, entertainers, and also extremely professional.They did a phenomenal job keeping the dance floor (in this case sand) packed! Thank you for creating so many great memories for Joey and I and all of our guests! All of our guests said that we had one of the best weddings they had ever been to and a big part of that is because of the fantastic music! The band never stops to take a break and can play any request. I will never forget jumping on stage with my husband to dance to Pharrell's song "Happy"! I even crowd surfed in my wedding dress! Janis and her band kept the party going! Hands down best decision was choosing the Janis Nowlan Band! If I could give more than 5 stars I would! Thank you for everything- Alissa!
In order to have a party that no one will forget, you need an AMAZING band. This is why we hired Janis Nowlan Band!! Janis Nowlan Band made our wedding one that people will be talking about for years to come! The band's sound and energy is off the charts. We had everyone on the dance floor the WHOLE night! I could not believe that in every photo the photographer took of the dance floor, it was completely filled and you could tell by everyone's faces that they were having an amazing time. Janis, who is the leader of the band, was a pleasure to work with. She is such a nice person, is super experienced, and is intuitive about the direction you want your party to take. If you are looking for an energy-filled party with great music and great singers, don't look anywhere else! My husband and I are so grateful that we chose Janis Nowlan Band for our unforgettable wedding!!!
The Janis Nowlan Band is the most AMAZING wedding band there is! My husband and I went to one of their showcases and after only a couple of songs, we knew this was the band we needed to have at our wedding! Their energy is high and you can tell immediately how passionate they are about what they do! AND they can perform ANY type of music! Our guests did not leave the dance floor the entire night, and neither did I! :) Our family and friends are still raving about how amazing our band was! Friends thought that John Legend was actually there performing our wedding song, that's how perfect the Janis Nowlan Band sounds! Janis and her team are such a pleasure to work with. They are so accommodating with any and all requests and they truly treat you like family. If you're looking for a band for your upcoming event, you should look no further! :)
The best decision we made was choosing the janis nowlan band! My wife and I could not have made a better decision! We had the time of our lives dancing! Thank you for everything! Our guest keep telling us that they had an amazing time and loved the music! We can't thank you enough! If your looking for a band- this is your band!!!
From start to finish, we had a wonderful experience with the Janis Nowlan Band. Janis did our ceremony music and the entire band performed at our reception. Janis was a complete delight to plan with throughout the entire process - she is very detail-oriented, which made me know that everything would run smoothly on the day of. Our guests came ready to dance and the band really got everyone moving! We are so happy that Janis Nowlan Band was our wedding band and cannot thank Janis and the band enough for helping to make our wedding the best night of our lives!
The Janis Nolan Band knows how to start a party and keep it going all night long. They are worth every penny and then some!
Janis and her band were absolutely fantastic. My wife and I booked Janis the day after we got engaged. The band performed at both of our sisters' weddings and she was the first phone call we made. Janis was extremely responsive and had wonderful suggestions for the event. She was willing to spend any amount of time necessary talking to us to make sure she knew what we wanted. If you get married in the area you must use the Janis Nowlan Band.
Janis performed at my sisters wedding in 2007 and it was amazing and so much fun. The day after I got engaged I contacted Janis to be sure that whatever date we picked would work for her and her band because she makes sure it is perfect and that everyone has a blast. I will forever be grateful for Janis and her band for giving us the best day ever!
The Janis Nowlan band set the perfect mood for our wedding, from beautiful piano music during our ceremony and sentimental favorites during dinner to the crowd-pleasing music that kept our guests dancing and smiling the whole evening. What an amazing repertoire! Their superb sound, versatility and genuine warmth was everything we could have hoped for. Janis tended to every detail to assure the evening flowed seamlessly. (I would add another star if I could!)
We had the privilege of being introduced to Janis Nowlan and her band a few years back at my brother's wedding, so our decision of who to use from a guest's point of view was an easy one. And now, after having had the experience of working with Janis, one-on-one for our own daughter's wedding, we can honestly say that we could not have been any more pleased on all fronts, and our guests said the same thing!!! With Janis, you'll receive the utmost in dedication, experience, professionalism, and attention to detail in the planning of your event. We simply cannot wait until we have the next opportunity to work with her and her crew again. Thank you, Janis!!!
I may be biased but I think the Janis Nowlan band is by far the best wedding band I have ever seen. Guests were on the dance floor all night and raved about how much energy the band brought to the party. They were so good that band members from another renowned band playing at a different wedding stopped by to hear them play!
I highly recommend Janis Nowlan to anyone who wants a classy but FUN wedding reception. In fact, one of my bridesmaids has already booked them for her wedding!
Thank you for making the night such a huge success Janis & crew!
You have the BEsT Band in THE WoRLD!! (If you didnt know that already.)
Thank you thank you thank you for EVERYtHING you did for us on July 4th to make that night the best night of our lives! Seeing our kids (Carina and Rob) so happy was the thrill of a lifetime.
One last favor to ask of you....If you are able and willing, could you forward to me the setlist from that night? Even an approximation would be great.
The reason is that I would love to put together a soundtrack of that night. It would be just for our purposes. Our memories are already starting to fade on what songs were played that magical night, and the music was really the glue that held it all together for us.
We couldn't have been happier with every single aspect of Rob and Carina's wedding. Her processional that you played brought me to tears....it was so perfect. Perfect - all the way through to the last note of God Bless America! Such a sweet ending.
I swear Janis, I will have the Janis Nowlan Band play at every one of my kids weddings if its the last thing I do as a Mom. You are so special.
All the best,
The Janis Nowlan Band was perfect and excellent for my daughter's wedding. All our guests had a fabulous time dancing to the music, which was varied and performed with pure professionalism. We highly recommend Janis Nowlan Band for any major event for which live music is indicated.
I have had the privilege of attending two events (a gala event for our hospital and another wedding) where Janis's band played. Without hesitation, the 1st vendor we booked for our own wedding this past May 10th was Janis's band. The band truly made our reception rock! The band's ability to cater to all age groups meant our dance floor was used all night... not an easy feat given the guests ranged from 10 to 74+. I cannot say enough how happy we were to dance with family and friends while hearing the band's endless talent with their horns, drums, bongos, guitars and piano .. .not to mention the soulful sounds their singers brought to every song. Janis herself is the epitome of a consummate professional. She was awesome in helping us finalize our song list but equally adept at changing on the fly (much to our appreciation) as she saw what the guests were responding to the most. Personally, while I dealt with a last minute change (my father wasn't healthy enough to attend the wedding), Janis's compassion in handling that situation, especially as it related to the father/daughter dance was extremely appreciated. To this day, we continue to receive rave reviews from our guests regarding how awesome the band was and how much they enjoyed themselves more than any other wedding they had been to. I would never hesitate to recommend Janis and her band to anyone. My only hope is I can find another event in our own family's future to hire her again.
Paul and I had an amazing time at our wedding!!! We LOVEDDD the band and the guests could not stop raving about how wonderful ALL the music was. The dance floor was nonstop all night and anytime I went to take a break I couldn't because it was another great song. It was so packed. People had so much fun. I really couldn't imagine a better band. SIMPLY AMAZING!!! Janis was wonderful to work with throughout this whole process. So professional. So fun! Loved it, loved it, loved it. Janis Nowlan and her bandmates are great performers. They were great and it must be fulfilling for them to bring so much joy to people!!! On a special note, they let my sisters join them to perform our first dance! It really meant so much to them and to me. Also, a word of advice--- Janis knows her stuff. We had no real play lists. Just let her take the lead and you'll be happy.---- Kiera and Paul McElrone
Words cannot express how amazing Janis Nowlan Band is. The music was such a hit at our wedding and all of our guests are still talking about it! Their energy and talent had everyone on the dance floor all night.
Janis is so wonderful to work with. She gave me great suggestions for entrance songs and her band learned the song we wanted as our first dance song. It came out perfect- I could not have asked for better!
I highly recommend Janis Nowlan Band! They make your wedding day extra special. I cannot thank them enough for making our wedding day so special!
I can't begin to tell you how many people have complimented us on how "amazing the band was" at our wedding. No one sat down the entire time and they played great music- classics to current pop. I can't say enough about how happy I am that I booked The JNB EARLY! Janis is also VERY organized which was very helpful during the stressful planning period. You can't go wrong- book early!
For someone who said the number one thing that he was looking forward to at the wedding reception was the band, the fact that the Janis Nowlan Band met and exceeded my expectations says big things about them. The band not only learned our wedding song, but they rocked it. They hit every song we threw at them, keeping the energy of the night at the right level every time. As a music critic, I couldn't have been more happy, with every instrument coming across clean. My mom and I did "Moon River" for our song and it will be something we will have to cherish forever. Thank you Janis and band!!!
Janis Nowlan Band MADE our wedding. 14 years ago they played for my sister's wedding and 14 years later people are still talking about it. That was the band my now husband and I wanted, and now our guests are and will be talking about Janis's band for years to come! They were the first band we went to listen to and they were the last band we came back to. By far THE best wedding band you could ever have!
My husband and I are deeply vested into music and we wanted a band that would knock the socks off of our family and friends. Janis Nowlan came with 200% energy, and ended the party with the same! They are extremely talented musicians and vocalists and played non-stop, keeping the dance floor alive and packed the entire night. They learned our wedding song that 99% of our guests did not know, an 'indie' song, and nailed it spot-on. Several of our friends came up to us noting how beautifully played it was!!
We could not have asked for a better, more energetic, more talented, and awesome band to play for our wedding day! If you haven't checked them out, you are missing out. Thank you Janis Nowlan Band for everything you did to make our day THE BEST EVER!!!
Awesome energy, kept everyone on the dance floor the ENTIRE night, large catalog of songs, willing to learn new songs, Janis does an awesome job of MCing the event. Several friends have asked about the band because of their time at our wedding. THANK you Janis and team for an amazing night we had a blast and so did all our guests!!!
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- Price Range: $$$
- Music Types: 80s, 90s, Big Band/Swing, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Disco, Folk, Hip-Hop, International, Jazz, Klezmer, Latin, R&B, Top 40/Pop, Variety
- Specialties: Ceremony DJ, Coordination Services, Lighting, MC Services
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- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2007
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