$$ – Affordable
Classical, Disco, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Pop, R&B, Rock, World Music
Ceremony, Reception, Wedding
Live Music, Music
We cannot say enough about the Marcus Reid Band. They played at our wedding at the Bourne Mansion on 3/25/17 and all I have heard since the wedding ended is how "amazing", "awesome", "extraordinary" the band was. They did an incredible job of getting everyone of all ages up and dancing throughout the entire night by playing a great mix of songs. Not only do they sound amazing, but they are truly young, fun, good-looking (as so many of my guests gushed to me) performers, interacting with the crowd and passing along their infectious energy to everyone in the room. At one point during the wedding, after Marcus was in the crowd dancing and singing with everyone, one of my friends said to me, "That was literally just the most fun moment I've ever had at a wedding!" They were also amazing in personalizing the song choice for us. At our meeting with him a year in advance of the wedding, my dad had mentioned being a Bruce Springsteen fan, and Marcus made sure to incorporate that into the wedding. He also took our rather unusual first dance song request, Pure Imagination, and created an incredibly special and perfect version. The band is truly incredible and we cannot recommend them highly enough!! If you want a fun, non-stop party, I guarantee you will not go wrong with choosing the Marcus Reid Band!
My husband and I got married in December (2016). Hands down, the item we received the most compliments on after our wedding was the band. We used Marcus Reid Band and couldn't have been happier with our experience. Marcus is a true musician. He's young and hip and also a total pro at weddings. His band is less like a traditional wedding band and more like a live concert experience. That said, he played our twenty minute simcha dancing (e.g. The hora) with ease and managed our wedding timeline perfectly. Our dance floor was packed literally until the moment the bus arrived to take guests home. Marcus is a great front man, and his band mates are equally talented and impressive. The other singers are extraordinary. There is no song they can't pull off. They played top forty, funky throwbacks, Latin music, and traditional Jewish music with ease. Hire Marcus Reid for your wedding, and you will be happy you did!
Unbelievablely awesome! My family and friends can't stop talking about how amazing the Russ Bennett Band was! Russ was so attentive and kept us informed on their plan all night and kept making sure we were happy. THE BEST!!
Frank and the LUXE band are amazing! From the start the band leader Frank was a pleasure to work with. He listens to what you want and beyond delivers on wedding night. The LUXE band had everyone dancing the entire night. I would recommend LUXE to anybody looking for an amazing band for a perfect wedding. My wife and I hope to see them again soon! L and G
The Marcus Reid Band is the best! We had such an amazing time on our wedding night and we are still completely buzzing. One of the biggest reasons for that feeling is the absolutely epic performance by the Marcus Reid Band. We met with them, listened to their sample music, and watched their video prior to the wedding. However, what we were not prepared for was how above and beyond the Marcus Reid Band went...... They made the wedding. The energy, music, and overall performance far exceeded any expectation and blew us both out of the water. It is a night we will cherish forever and it is in large part thanks to the Marcus Reid Band. I can't tell you how many people came up to us after the wedding and in the weeks following and told us how amazing the band was and how much they made it a special evening to remember. Thank you!
The absolute BEST band, Brooklyn Sound, played at our wedding at The Lighthouse in early February. Brooklyn Sound was incredible - all of the singers were excellent, the musicians were awesome and together, this band was, bar none, the best band I've ever heard at a wedding. All of our guests and even the staff at the venue commented to us how amazing they were. They played all kinds of music, including for our cocktail hour, and had everyone on the dance floor from start to finish. Everyone loved them, and people are still saying they were the best wedding band they've ever heard. They were just fantastic. I would hire them again in an instant!!
We couldn't have been happier with Luxe. Frank was a pleasure to work with prior to the wedding, helping us coordinate every detail of the reception. Of any vendor we hired, we received the most overwhelmingly positive feedback from our guests for our band. They got everyone on the dance-floor, and kept the energy high throughout. There was a great mix of songs from different eras, and my favorite was the horn section. Luxe was much more than a wedding band; they were entertainers, and they did a phenomenal job.
We were married on Saturday and had the Jeff Lubin Band through Hank Lane Music. We requested Jeff's band after experiencing them at our friends' wedding 2 years ago. Jeff and crew had all attendees on the floor all night long- I was even dancing in my seat while eating dinner. They can not only play any genre you request, they play it so well that it's easy to mistaken them for the original musicians. When we met with Ian at Hank Lane, Jeff was available and we were ecstatic. A few weeks before our wedding, we spoke with Jeff for nearly 2 hours on the phone going over song requests and music that we like/don't like/despise from all genres we wanted played at our wedding. Jeff was incredibly kind and accommodating. He assured us if any songs didn't work on the dance floor, he would immediately try something else to entice the crowd. Our wedding was the most fun we had ever had. The Jeff Lubin Band was spectacular. Everyone was on the floor all night long. They played everything from top 40 to Springsteen to Sinatra to salt n pepa- they were out of this world. The band members were even in the middle of the dance floor with us, singing, standing on chairs, playing the sax. It was magical all around. I highly recommend the Jeff Lubin Band through Hank Lane Music. Please note they are expensive (more than $10k) but if Music is high on your priority list they are well worth it.
The Kenny Ford band did an absolutely amazing job at our wedding! From our somewhat unusual choices for the processional and recessional to the custom first dance medley to the band simply crushing every hit, we couldn't have imagined a better wedding band. Everybody at Hank Lane was great, they made the whole process enjoyable and stress free. So many of our guests (many of them musicians) came up to us during and after the wedding to tell us how great the band was, although we didn't really need them to tell us that since the dance floor was packed all night with happy smiling guests! Thanks for everything, we couldn't recommend the Kenny Ford Band and Hank Lane Music more highly!
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.
UNBELIEVABLE! If you want a PACKED Dance Floor at your wedding or any other event with all different types of music from the 1940's to the 1980's to present day then you only need to contact Hank Lane Productions. They do it all. I personally chose The Joel Young Band for our wedding this past October 14, 2016 because they played at my cousins wedding a few years prior. I am serious when I tell you I am NOT a dance person - I love music - but rather bounce around in my chair then show my "moves" in public - LOL. The Joel Young Band had me on the dance floor the entire night at my cousins wedding. Two to Three years later it was time for me to book our October Wedding. I called Hank Lane Productions to see what Friday's and Saturdays the band was available that month and planned my date around them… No Joke!.. and they did not disappoint. We had about 240 people at Terrace on the Park and I don't think one person didn't get on that dance floor - it was even packed during dinner service! We had fun, our guests had fun and the band even had fun. TRUST ME - give them free reign to play in between your “must have songs” and you will be the happiest bride and groom EVER! But more importantly your guests will be blown away. They will do whatever you want but trust me when I say they ARE the professionals - let them do what they do. I have a ton of family that are music professionals as well and they said the band didn't miss a beat - the singers were incredible, the music was top notch and never a delay in their transfers from one song to the next. Our wedding was going to be high energy either way - friends and family waited a long time for us to finally tie the knot - but the Joel Young Band made the evening UNFORGETTABLE and SPECTACULAR! Family and friends are still telling us that it was the best wedding they ever attended. I'm sorry to run on and on but I really can't say enough awesome things about them!
We had the Nick Campbell Band preform at our wedding & they were amazing! They were lively & so talented. We loved how they interacted with our guests on the dance floor (they had so much fun- especially our ring bearer). We're still receiving compliments on how great the band was. They were also extremely professional, sweet & so helpful throughout the whole process.
We had the Jenna Wynne Band from Hank Lane for my daughters wedding and we could not have been more pleased! They nailed all the special songs and got the crowded engaged throughout the night. If you are looking for a young, modern, interactive, and energetic band... BOOK THE JENNA WYNNE BAND!!! Thank you hank lane for helping us through the process. Sent from my iPhone
This review is for Luxe (one of Hank Lane's bands). We had seen them at 2 weddings before booking them at ours, so we had no doubt that they were amazing and they delivered. Frank and the band were so energetic and read the crowd perfectly. They learned/played our first dance song perfectly, as well as the songs we requested for the ceremony. My husband's name is Jesse and we asked that they please play Jessie's Girl by Rick Springfield, but they didn't know it, so that was disappointing, but definitely did not take away from the night. They truly made the party and had everyone up dancing the entire night.
We booked Hank Lane because a coupe 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.
Hank Lane is trustworthy and great at what they do. We did not love that we couldn’t see the bands at a showcase or see any videos (besides what we were shown in the office). But with that said we still felt that we were in good hands and that Hank Lane would not let us down. We worked with Kim in the NYC office and Stephanie and they were both professional and helpful. We went with the Ernest Mills band and were very pleased. They played a great variety of music appealing to all generations as requested and our guests raved about them (and still do). Mission accomplished!
Thanks to Hank Lane's Marc Koslowe Band for creating such a joyful atmosphere for our wedding last weekend at the New York Botanical Garden. From our romantic first dance to the energetic hora, there was no point throughout our reception when the dance floor wasn't packed with guests having a great time. Marc was also an excellent mc, introducing the toasts, cake-cutting, and various photo opps; and he anticipated when it was time for quiet slow-dance music and when our guests were ready to party. The music was never so loud that you felt you wanted to take a break in a separate room, but the band filled the space with cheerful tunes throughout the night, making sure to get all of our requested songs in at the exact time we had asked. The two vocalists were out on the dance floor many times throughout the night--dancing with our guests and summoning lots of enthusiasm from everyone. Thanks, too, to Danielle, Jenna, and everyone else at Hank Lane who were great to work with during the planning process, and immediately matched us up with the Marc Koslowe Band as soon as we gave them an idea of our taste in music. If you are hoping for live music at your wedding, look no further than Hank Lane's Marc Koslowe Band!
Marcus Reid rocks! His band helped to make the wedding great. High energy, great songs, fabulous musicians and singers. One of the best wedding bands ever. No one wanted to leave the dance floor.
Brooklyn Sound played at our wedding on December 3rd and we could not have envisioned a better wedding band experience. They were professional, their sound was INCREDIBLE, and really set the tone for the evening. The band leader Jonny was extremely flexible and open to a lot of different ideas while being in constant communication with my husband and I. Our dance floor was packed throughout the entire reception. If you want a wedding band that you know will be able to read the crowd and vibe with your wedding guests, you don't have to look much further than Brooklyn Sound. They had a wide range of songs across all genre's. You will not be disappointed with them!!
We had LUXE as our wedding band last month and so many of our guests are still talking about how amazing they were! Frank and the entire LUXE crew are immensely talented and it shows from the second the night starts. Our guests didn't stop dancing and there were too many people to count who commented on how great they were. They were lively, exciting and read the room perfectly the entire night and Frank is a fantastic and engaging MC. We've already been asked a number of times for the name of the band, so we're keeping our fingers crossed that we'll get to see LUXE again at someone else's wedding!
We knew that it was going to be an amazing night when we entered the room for the first time as a married couple and the dance floor was already packed with our friends and family having a great time. Jonny Hirsch and his band Brooklyn Sound brought their energy and A game to our wedding party and helped make our wedding the best night ever. We heard over and over again “Your band was amazing!” From the early conversations to the actual night, we cannot thank them enough for being a part of this special time in our life. Wish we could do it all over again!
My husband and I had the Jeff Lubin band play at our wedding and they we absolutely AMAZING! The dance floor was always full and every single one of our guests came up to us that night, or called us the next day to tell us that they were one of the best bands ever! A week before our wedding my husband and I spent almost 2 hours on the phone with Jeff going through every single detail from the first note to the last- his attention to detail was something we appreciated and loved. Not only was the selection of music constantly upbeat and a great variety for all tastes, all the band members were amazing and the vocalists had the most beautiful voices. Even while our guests were sitting to eat the dinner courses they were clapping and singing along. We could not have been more pleased with Hank Lane and the Jeff Lubin band--HIGHLY recommend them!
We had the pleasure of having The Mike Herman band play at our wedding and they were AMAZING!!! We knew that music would be the key factor in how much fun people would have and we were in the best hands. Our guests have not stopped raving about them and asking us who our band was and how they can hire them! Everyone was blown away. During the wedding, there were times when everyone on the dance floor was dancing and watching them like it was a concert. Phenomenal! Highly recommended!
There is nothing else to say about Brooklyn Sound other than it is THE BEST band that we and our guests have ever heard at a wedding! Our wedding planner at the venue gets nervous when couples book bands instead of DJs because it's risky if the band is bad. But not only did they blow us away with their versatility, their fun and non-cheesy performance, and the way they kept our party dancing the whole night, but they totally impressed our venue staff (they even took their card afterwards to recommend to other couples!). If I could make you book this band for your wedding, I would! They made our wedding absolutely PERFECT!
Hank Lane was fantastic to work with, and helped us find the perfect band for our wedding, venue, and crowd. And Brooklyn Sound delivered beyond our wildest expectations. We would go see them tour and would crash a wedding just to see them. If you hire Brooklyn Sound, you’re guaranteed to have a fantastic party. They rock. Anytime we talk to people about our wedding, the first thing they bring up every time is the band, and for good reason. Brooklyn Sound was absolutely incredible. Johnny was easy to work with -- which was a huge relief, because we had some very specific and particular requests. At no point did we ever feel these requests were a bother or a burden. In fact, just the opposite; we felt confident from our first meeting with Johnny that the reception was going to be exceptional. And it was! They made an amazing set list based on our tastes, had the crowd super engaged and on the dance floor all night, all while also managing the flow of the night really well. Going to Hank Lane and hiring Brooklyn Sound was hands-down one of the best decisions we made for our wedding.