74 featured reviews
Member Since: 11/13/2010
I cannot say enough great things about Janis Nowlan Band. They were absolutely fantastic! The music was such a hit at our wedding. Every time someone commented on how much fun they had at our wedding, they mentioned how great the band was.
This band can play practically anything. We liked a mix of new and old music. They were able to go back and forth between both with no problem at all. I provided a lot of suggestions of what kind of music my family like, and they created a set list that had everyone dancing all night long. I didn't even need to provide that many selections. I just told Janis a few of my favorites and she knew exactly the kind of party we expected.
Also, they don't sound like an ordinary wedding band. They're voices are great and the musicians are awesome. The sound that was coming out of them was unbelievable. I was impressed with some of the more current dance music they were even able to pull off.
When picking out our special songs, Janis was a big help. I didn't have anything picked out besides our first dance and she was great at providing suggestions for introductions, parent dances, cake cutting, everything. It saved me a lot of time and her suggestions were perfect.
Everyone was non-stop dancing from the moment the party started until the party ended. I would love to relive the whole thing so I could dance and listen to the music again.
Janis Nowlan Band was one of the highlights of our wedding. All I cared about was good food and great music. Well they definitely fulfilled the great music criteria. They are pricey, like most bands, but totally worth the splurge. If you splurge on anything, get this band! They are totally worth it!!
Member Since: 10/6/2013
We went to a wedding two years ago that used Janis Nowlan band, we fell in love. When it was time to plan our wedding, we had to choose Janis Nowlan. Our wedding was amazing and Janis kept the party going the entire night. Janis Nowlan band plays every kind of song that will appeal to everyone.
Member Since: 1/25/2010
Janis and her band were wonderful!!! Janice was so organized and so excited for us from the very beginning. She went over everything with our planner to make sure they were on top of everything and the timing would work out. The jazz trio at cocktail hour was perfect and exactly what were hoping for. The band for the rest of the night was wonderful!!! They got every person at our wedding on the dance floor for the entire night! they kept that party going for hours and were amazing! Everyone loved them and we couldn't have been happier!!!
Member Since: 4/20/2010
I wanted to save money and hire a DJ, but my husband was adamant about hiring a band...I am so glad I listened to him! The Janis Nowland Band was incredible!!!!!!!!! They have this unbelievable power to get everyone on the dance floor. Friends that I have never seen dance before were strutting their stuff all night long!!! We sent Janis a list of songs that we liked, and she put them into the perfect order to dance to at the reception. They have an extensive list of songs that they play on their website, but Janis assured us that if there was a song we wanted that was not on their list, the band will take the time to learn it...I thought that was the greatest thing!!!!! The entire band was a pleasure to work with!
Member Since: 9/26/2013
Janis and her band were brilliant.
My wife and I couldn't have asked for more from them. Janis personally called months before the wedding to check in on us and did the same as the day got closer to lock in our song selections. My wife and I provided a song list and, to her word, Janis and her band stuck to it faithfully, while also spicing it up with a few selections of her own.
Janis has been and will be our recommendation to any friends who are planning a wedding.
Member Since: 1/22/2012
The biggest priority on my list was to have an amazing band to get the party started. Janis Nowlan Band went beyond that. They fulfilled every need we had. The music was unbelievable. All 200 guests were up dancing and did not come close to sitting down. If a bride wants to have the best time of her life for herself and her guests, you must book this band. They truly are the nicest, most talented individuals I have encountered. No other wedding band comes close to the quality and performance of the Janis Nowlan Band.
Member Since: 1/25/2012
For those of you who are planning a wedding and are deciding on their music, look no further. I encourage you to check out the "Janis Nowlan Band". My daughter recently got married to the love of her life in June, 2013 and Janis made our planning stress free. The music was awesome and everyone was up dancing all night. She and her band never once took a break.
I can't thank them enough for making this wedding day extra special. Check them out and you'll see some extremely talented people.
NE Philly Mom
Member Since: 6/20/2009
Janis is so easy to work with, she gave me great suggestions when I needed them and was able to meet all of our requests even when they were a little last minute.
Our guests were so impressed with the variety the band was able to play, and play WELL which is so much more important!
Thank you Janis!
Member Since: 4/22/2012
Janis is simply magnificent so professoional, reliable and amazingly talented! She and her band put on a great party! Our wedding was the best night of our life and all the thanks to Janis Nowlan Band! With the help she helped us plan a special first dance and she and my husband planned a very special secert surprise with my husband singing with the band to me, he blew all 200 people away! She will deliver always a top notch five star performance!!!! Everyone will be out of their seats the whole night having the time of their life, you can't go Wrong the Janis Nowlan Band!!
Member Since: 7/30/2013
There was not a space open on the dance floor. Janis Nowlan Band delivered a top-notch dance party experience at my wedding this past June. My guests are still talking about how fantastic the band was. Janis was great to work with and kept in touch in the months leading up to my wedding to make sure all of my requests were met and questions were answered. Janis and her band were very accommodating and even put together a specially requested mash-up of a song for the Mother of the Groom/Groom dance. The band paid attention to the vibe from the crowd and played non-stop the whole night keeping the party going. Having 11+ members including horns, bongo drums and 3 fabulous front singers made the songs sound amazing. I would highly recommend Janis Nowlan Band for any event. If you want a dance party, this band is the band for you!
Member Since: 8/18/2013
Simply the Best!! We have now used the Janis Nowlan Band for both of our children's wedding. This band is fantastic. They are true professionals and make the party so fun. Everyone was up dancing and having a great time. This band will learn songs that you request and they are wonderful and reliable to deal with. Your wedding will be great!
Member Since: 3/11/2012
Janis Nowlan Band is the best! We decided to have them for our wedding after seeing them at another wedding and they were amazing both times! Everyone was dancing and having a great time!
Member Since: 8/16/2007
I don't even know how I can put into words how AMAZING Janis and the band were for our wedding! Janis is professional, efficient, and most importantly fun! She listens to what you have to say but also gives her opinion on options...and believe me, you should go with what she says! She knows what she is doing...her suggestions for song choices and timelines were spot on! I still have guests calling about THE BAND!!! and even some of the specific songs! Literally our entire crowd was dancing all night long. Each singer and band member were just so perfect...and looked like they were having fun right with us! We are beyond thankful...our wedding was perfect much in part to them...they kept everything going. And I will NEVER forget our first dance song!
Member Since: 8/5/2013
Best wedding band I and any of our guests had experienced. from the jazz during cocktails, the dinner music and the dancing was amazing. Non stop, the dance floor was full the entire night, one song better than the next...
Member Since: 7/19/2012
Considering hiring the Janis Nowlan Band? There is absolutely no need to think about this decision any further. The band is absolutely phenomenal and Janis is incredibly personable, talented, organized, easy to work with, & will listen to your ideas & execute every single one to perfection. She takes the time to ensure she has every pronunciation perfectly and every song and request written in her notes. She is the type of person who has a deep passion for what she does and takes the time to deliver only the highest quality in every aspect of what she does. Did I mention that our guests didn't stop dancing the whole night?
There is a reason this band has won the awards they have. There is a reason they are fully booked nearly every weekend. They are extraordinarily talented and they deliver exactly what they say they will and then some.
Hire the Janis Nowlan Band - you (& your guests!) will be thrilled that you did.
Member Since: 3/5/2012
Janis Nowlan Band is hands down the BEST band out there! They were absolutely fabulous from start to finish!
They had everyone dancing ALL night with quality great music and never took any breaks!
Janis was extremely helpful and detailed- from learning everyone's names, learning special songs for us and reviewing all of my timelines! She and her entire band are true professionals!
Member Since: 2/18/2012
The Janis Nowlan band was SIMPLY AWESOME!! I was married last year and it was the best decision we made. My husband wanted a DJ because he was not a fan of "cover bands" but he was so surprised and thrilled we went with the Janis Nowlan band instead! We had 200 guests and every single one of them was up dancing. After 5 hours of music, we had guests screaming for an encore! We are still receiving compliments almost a year later! A common example of what we hear "We've been to a lot of weddings with a lot of bands, NOT ONE even comes close to the band at your wedding!" They do ALL genres of music and do every song perfect! We also had Tony from the band play the trumpet at the church and was incredible! Janis was amazing to work with. So kind, sincere and easy to talk to with a suggestion or solution for everything. She made us feel we were the only event she was planning. She is truly a genuine, musically gifted woman that we were honored to have the chance to work with. If you want a classy, professional, extremely talented band who is the best in the business...then book the Janis Nowlan band and you'll have no regrets!!
Member Since: 6/6/2011
If you are looking for an amazing band in the Philadelphia area and want your guests to have a blast, there's no one else but the Janis Nowlan Band. They made our wedding an absolute blast from beginning to end, everyone was on the dance floor ALL night and guests are still raving about how how spectacular JNB was. Janis Nowlan Band is seriously BAR NONE. There absolutely isn't a band like them!!!
Member Since: 3/25/2012
I highly recommend the Janis Nowlan Band for a wedding. We first heard the Janis Nowlan Band at my sister's wedding and they were outstanding! We loved them so much that we hired them for our wedding. We got married about 2 weeks ago and it was a great party! The band is absolutely fabulous and kept all of our guests entertained for the entire evening. The band knows how to get everyone on the dance floor and keep them there all night! Janis is very accommodating and worked closely with me to perfect the ceremony music and create a timeline of events for the reception. Our wedding would not have been the same with out the Janis Nowlan Band and we look forward to seeing them play again soon at our friend's weddings!
Member Since: 4/15/2013
Janis and her band were what made the event. It was my son's wedding and the band had EVERYONE up and dancing the WHOLE time. My son's twin sister will be married next year and I doubt that we will be able to find anyone even half as good! They were engaging, fun, friendly and never stopped playing, no breaks! Even if we have to pay extra for them to drive the 2.5 hours to get here, it will be worth every penny!!!! Everyone from 20 to 88 was up and dancing almost the entire time. I could never say enough good things about Janis and her musicians.
Non-Stop Dancing! No Sitting Allowed! Philly's #1
Chosen by NBC "America's 15 Best Wedding Bands" the No.1 Best Philadelphia Wedding Band, the Janis Nowlan Band is the ultimate High Energy, Professional and Fun, Premier Live Wedding Party Dance Band that will keep you and your guests dancing non-stop. The Knot "Best of Weddings" 2014 Pick 7th Year!
- 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
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings Hall Of Fame
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2012
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2011
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2008-09
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2007
Janis Nowlan Band "Party With The Best!"'s twitter
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