About this Vendor
Franklin Alison Music Winner Hall of Fame winner!
We've got some small performances throughout the summer... Please e-mail or call for more info! Do you want a band that is fun, classic yet romantic? You've come to the right place! Our talented musicians can play anything. Anything! Our couples get the best care with personal attention throughout the planning process.We don't miss a beat and it's our job to let you relax and have a great time at your wedding . We will bring it.....winner of Best of Weddings 2017 for the 5th year. Hall of Fame awards 2017 again too!
$$ – Affordable
Flute, Guitar, Keyboard, Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Steel Drum, Trombone, Trumpet, Violin, Vocals
Classical, Country, Dance, Disco, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Pop, R&B, Rock, Caribbean, Klezmer, Latin
After Party, Rehearsals + Parties, Ceremony, Reception, Wedding
Live Music, MC Services, Sound Equipment, Music, Equipment
What an amazing group. F&A Band had our guests dancing their butts off ALL NIGHT. They really know how to play to a crowd, and made our wedding so incredibly special. My father-daughter dance was a new song to the band, and they learned it quickly and it sounded amazing. They also had a couple Grateful Dead songs- my dad and his friends couldn't have been happier! Keith is a great band leader and Emcee. He kept the party moving and made sure that the toasts, etc. went as planned. The musicians are excellent and the singers were phenomenal! Laraine is an absolute joy to work with and is very responsive via email and phone. She worked with us every step of the way, helping us craft our perfect setlist. She is so much fun and so knowledgable about weddings, particularly the New Jersey wedding scene. She was so helpful with etiquette and planning the night, like entrances and special dances and traditions. I can't recommend them enough! I hope I see them at my friends' weddings in the future!
My husband and I recently got married in April and were planning our wedding long distance. I read and listened to a ton of bands remotely and was very particular about what I wanted in a band from an authenticity and variety of music stand point. When I saw Franklin & Alison's video, I felt in love with their performances and immediately reached out to Laraine who was super responsive. She has such great energy and was an absolute pleasure to work with...she really worked to accommodate us with the right scenario for our particular wedding which I'm very grateful for. The whole process was fun and a breeze leading up to the wedding. On wedding day, Keith was phenomenal as the MC and each musician absolutely rocked it! We are getting so many compliments on the talent and versatility of the band...so much range that you won't get with other bands (and actually have it sound great). People danced all night and had so much fun. I only hope that we can attend a future wedding as guests so we can dance all night! Highly recommend them to anyone in the tri-state area planning a wedding or event.
Franklin & Alison Music played at my daughter's wedding on September 24th at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. I can't get their music out of my head. It was perfection. Keith is a musical genius and each song was executed with complete finesse. They are not a "wedding band". They are a group of highly talented and skilled musicians that do what they love and produce music that more often than not sounds even better than the originals. We had several special requests, not on their repertoire that they delivered brilliantly. My daughter was so excited to learn how many of the most recent hits were added to their song list just over the summer , such as Major Lazor ,and many more. Laraine, their manager is fantastic to work with and will collaborate with you to tailor the play list according to your tastes. Keith is a jazz pianist and played a Steinway babygrand with the rest of his quintet during the cocktail hour. Our guests were blown away by the performance. During the reception ,the dance floor was packed and no one wanted the dancing to end.
FAO absolutely made our wedding reception!! So many guests were commenting that they were the best band they ever heard live, including my uncle, who plays in a band himself. They played music that was great for all guests, from mid 20s to grandparents to dance the entire night and they were also very accommodating with different requests throughout the night. They handled everything so smoothly and kept the night going on schedule. I cannot say enough good things about them and would recommend them to anyone!!
We were so happy with this band for our wedding! Laraine was so involved and helped us decide on all of the music and worked with on our budget. All of our wedding guests raved about how great they played. We were so happy with every song they played and am so glad they were able to be there for our wedding.
Amazing!! We received multiple compliments from guests about how fun our band was! They were upbeat, interactive and a ton of fun! Laraine was great to work with. From our first phone call to meeting in person to discuss different music options a month before the wedding, the entire experience was awesome. The band was even able to learn a few songs for us! What they couldn't learn, they made sure that it was played while the band was on a break. Absolutely recommend for your wedding if you like to dance! Thank you for everything!
The F&A band was one of our best decisions for our big day in Manahawkin, NJ a month ago. The band was very important to us because we knew it would largely be up to them to make our wedding fun for our guests. We were drawn to the F&A band because their promo video showed them playing a lot of the classic hits we love to dance to on a night out at dive bars. Their rendition of Bruce Springsteen sealed the deal. They were exactly what we were looking for! The process of booking with F&A was easy. Loraine made us feel comfortable immediately and seemed to understand what we were looking for. She was honest with us about what she thought we needed based on our guest-list and worked with us on providing musicians for the ceremony and cocktail hour (which wasn't even on our radar). We met three times before the big day and the band even learned three new songs for us! I can't say enough good things about the actual performance on the big day. Our dance floor was crowded the entire night. I loved being in the moment and looking around only to see 15 tables of empty seats. Everyone danced- from the youngest cousins to our oldest family members. Keith was even sensitive to a request from one of our older guests to lower the volume of the tracks that were played from an MP3 during the band's breaks so that the guests could talk to each other for a few minutes. He did a great job running and we are very grateful!
BEST BAND EVER!!!! Look no further if you need wedding entertainment. This band was on fire! Laraine was awesome to work with and made all my requests happen! The band even learned some songs for us! They have a huge variety of music, something for everyone. Our party did not stop and when it finally came to an end, all the guests were shouting "ONE MORE SONG!" best wedding band I have ever heard and I'm still getting compliments on how amazing they were! Best money we spent
FAO WAS PHENOMENAL! Our guests continue to tell us that this was the best band they've ever heard. They worked with us to learn the songs for our special dances and even worked w my husband to surprise me with a groom-lead serenade!! I'm an event planner and expect perfection w/ every event I plan - and Franklin Alison made that possible. Can't wait to work with them again!!!
Franklin & Alison Music were amazing! They did a fabulous job at our wedding! Not only was the quality of music and vocals amazing, but they played a wide variety of music and they played to the interest of the crowd. Literally every single person at our wedding danced from our friends to my 89 year old grandmother. Laraine (manager) went above and beyond to help us. She even suggested and arranged for us to have steel drums play at our cocktail hour for our beach wedding! F& A were not only fabulous musically, but also wonderful people to work with. If you don't book them, you're making a big mistake!
WOW! The accolades keep pouring in for "our" band. What a party your band provided starting with the cocktail hour jazz band that was enjoying themselves as much as our guests. And then when the reception started, I wasn't even in the room yet, and I could hear the drumbeats with Cat's tunes calling all to come in and celebrate. What a fun night, and so professional. You all slipped in the back door when no one was looking, set up, and were ready to go without a thought. Talk about a "no worries" evening. We ran out of room on the dance floor and people were dancing between the tables!! It was hot, lively, exciting, and just a blast! I knew the minute I met Laraine that you were the only band to go with to provide the perfect complement to a fun couple at a great venue, on a perfect summer holiday weekend. I can't thank you enough, the band members, your sound professional, and, of course, Keith for a magical, perfect evening that left quite an indelible impression on our guests.
We have nothing but amazing things to say about our multiple experiences interacting with Loraine and the musicians of Franklin & Alison Orchestra. From the first meeting, to running to Sugar House Casino to see their full band, to hitting up a winery to check out their dinner music, they set the bar very high and ultimately exceeded all of our expectations. Loraine is a complete pleasure to work with and was incredibly responsive to our texts/emails and learning music that was important to us. The whole process was very personalized and Laraine spent so much time getting to know us—we’ll so miss our phone calls! Now, more importantly...they completely rocked the house! We received so many compliments from all of our guests about how impressive their 10 piece band was as well as their ability to perform such a wide variety of music. The band learned several special songs for us and really nailed them. Not a single song was played that the dancefloor wasn’t packed. We are so happy with our decision in choosing Franklin & Alison Orchestra to create the mood we were looking for! If you have the opportunity to book them, take it before someone else does! We will certainly be using them for other events in the future!!!
Our wedding absolutely blew our highest expectations completely out of the water!!! Everything was so above and beyond our wildest dreams - it was the very best day of our lives. And, there is not one question that the Franklin Alison Orchestra totally made it that way!!! They were so unbelievable. Everyone one of our guests said the same thing - they kept telling us how amazing the band was - the best they've ever heard at a wedding!! To this day we are still hearing rave reviews of them. They had everyone on the dance floor all night and that's exactly what we wanted...by the last song not one person was sitting down! They even learned a special new song for us, which totally made our night. We can't say enough good things. If we could rate Franklin Alison 10 out of 5 stars we would. If you're thinking about booking this band - DO IT! From the bottom of our hearts, we thank them for all they did to make our wedding the most epic night of our lives.
JustPerfectReviewed on 1/23/2016
We had a wonderful three piece ensemble from Franklin&Allison play at our daughter's wedding reception and I must say that they were exceptional! Everyone raved about the music and the musician's voices. We could not have made a better choice. And Laraine was wonderful and thoughtful
FANTASTIC!Reviewed on 12/08/2015
Franklin and Allison did a fantastic job at our daughter's wedding in November! The music during the cocktail hour was great and provided a wonderful background while we greeted our guests. It was Laraine's idea to get the dancing started right away at the reception and she was right! Many guests remarked that they loved getting to dance even before the salads were served. Laraine expertly coordinated the reception timeline with the banquet manager for serving the dinner, cutting the cake, etc. Everything ran like clockwork. Prior to the wedding we requested 3 songs that were not on the band's song list. They learned all 3 and the performances were spot-on! Our family and our guests have all attended many weddings and other events, yet everyone unanimously agrees that our daughter's wedding was the best party they ever attended. We literally danced all night!
Franklin & Alison played our annual Harvest & Musical this year (and every year!) and they are simply the best! They bring their whole wedding band out to play and really get the crowd rocking!!!! Laraine MC's the event and keeps the crowd interested and informed of the days' events and Keith and the other singers lead the group in a wide variety of really fun music!!! Speaking of variety, because they have a few different singers, they never run out of cool stuff to play! They can do a rocking tune one minute and then switch it up to a high- tempo dance number the next! I have known (and hired) these guys for many years and many events (Keith actually played at my wedding many years ago) and I would not hesitate to recommend their band for any type of event you are having! Just look at their website and check out their videos...they actually sound like that live, in person, and are truly awesome! Such a fun, professional and great group to work with!
awesome wedding!!!Reviewed on 10/30/2015 laraine a
2nd time using this band shall i day anymore??last party at hour house..evn better then the first!!!! camt wati till the next!!!
Completely exceeded our expectationsReviewed on 10/29/2015 Jessica M
The Franklin & Alison Orchestra totally rocked our wedding. We hired them as a 3 piece acoustic set up for our cocktail hour and as a 12 piece band for our reception. They were absolutely wonderful and organized, great to work with. My husband and I had a very particular song set and they delivered. I cannot tell you how many people inquired about the band, the compliments just kept on coming! More than worth the cost, one of the best live band experiences I've ever had!!
Wonderful!Reviewed on 10/14/2015 Alison H
We used Franklin & Alison Orchestra for our wedding in September at Jasna Polana in Princeton and they were absolutely phenomenal. They did a great job reading the room and getting people up and dancing during the dance segments, while keeping the music quiet enough to be able to have a nice conversation during dinner. Laraine was incredibly responsive during the planning process and a real pleasure to work with. Not only did she help set up the band, she made herself available to answer any random wedding questions we had. For instance, when we were having trouble finding a wedding planner, she sent me several referrals and went out of her way to make sure we were happy. Can't recommend them enough!
Franklin and Alison Orchestra is AWESOME! They play a wide variety of music and kept our guests dancing the entire night! Also, Laraine is great -- we really appreciated her quick responses and follow up to make sure the night ran smoothly!! HIGHLY recommended.
Can't say enough amazing things about the Franklin & Alison Dance Band! The second I met Laraine I knew she would be fun and easy to work with (and she was both!). These musicians are truly professionals and they rocked the dance floor all night. Countless guests kept commenting on how fabulous the band was. Every song was a hit and when Sweet Caroline came on after salads everyone stormed the floor! As a dancer for my whole life the band really was one of the most important elements for me when planning my wedding and I am excited I found Franklin & Alison Dance Band!
The BEST Wedding Band Ever!! I am still receiving compliments almost 3 months after our wedding regarding the band’s phenomenal and flawless performance. The dance floor was never empty and the evening was absolutely perfect. I knew from the first moment I reached out to Laraine, with her great energy and years of experience in the industry, that this was the band for us. She even helped us select our songs for the ceremony. I would recommend them to anyone and everyone for any occasion. One of our wedding guests has even booked Franklin and Alison for his upcoming wedding this fall, which speaks volumes!!
Franklin & Alison BandReviewed on 7/13/2015
Our experience with the Franklin & Alison Band was second to none. Our wedding was an outdoor country farm wedding, and the band members could not have been more accommodating to work with, especially Laraine, who runs the show. All of our music selection was played to perfection, from 70's music, to top 40, classic rock, and Jazz, my husband and I could not have asked for a better band to have been at our wedding. Our guests continue to rave about the music. We LOVE to dance and this was the 100% the right choice for us. Thank you for making our wedding so memorable for both of us!!
Wedding BandReviewed on 6/15/2015 Sandra K
The Franklin & Alison Orchestra was a phenomenal success. From the start of the reception to the very last song the dance floor was filled with guests of all ages. An integral part of a very memorable evening.
Franklin & Alison ROCKS!Reviewed on 6/15/2015 Alli T
We absolutely loved working with Laraine and the band. Our guests had the BEST time and kept commenting on how fun the band was! The night went way too quickly, we could have kept dancing for hours and hours!
Meet The Owner
I've been in the business for a very long time... I've probably done over 1,000 weddings. Wow that's a lot!!! I used to be the lead singer but as time has gone on I do all the upfront work. I do all the planning , going over details with you, songs for the evening, and the flow of the evening. I love what I do and I'll have the best band around the area make your wedding the way you picture it!