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Janis Nowlan Band

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Philadelphia, PA
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    Diane

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  • 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... Read more

    Ethelda

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  • 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), Jan... Read more

    Private User

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  • 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 for the entertainment of a lifetime! 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!!

    Kiera

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  • 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

    Private User

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  • Janis Nowlan Band was great! We decided to have them for our wedding after seeing them at another and they were awesome both times!

    Toni

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  • In my opinion and that of our 210 guests, this is best band that they or we have ever heard. This was our SECOND TIME using Janis and her 12 member band. Yes, 12. The first time was in March 1999 for our eldest daughter, and ever since that wedding, our guests have said that they still have never heard a more talented group of musicians and vocalists than Janis's in 1999. Therefore for our second daughter's wedding in Nov 2013, there was no doubt that we wanted to have her play again! Our guests were thrilled to be treated to a second "concert" by the Janis Nowlan Orchestra! YES, they wowed everyone, and there was not one moment without her magical mixture of music from beginning to end! Her forte is her extensive repertoire of songs! Janis is a true professional, courteous, and well-organized. She is flexible and listens closely to what your desires are! She is a wonderful emcee as well. She cares sincerely about every bride and groom and the wedding guests. This isn't just a "gig"... Read more

    Elizabeth

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  • BEST BAND EVER! High energy, great music! 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!

    Kerry

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  • 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 aw... Read more

    Aubrey

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  • 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!!!

    justmcmahon

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  • 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!!!

    Private User

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  • This wedding band is the premier band in the business. We had the Janis Nowlan Band for both our children's wedding -- even crossed the line between Philadelphia and New York to make these events happen! It may be the only two things Philly and New York agree on -- Janis Nowlan Orchestra rocks ! Our guests were up dancing having a fabulous time the entire wedding! This band is so fun!!

    Christina

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  • 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!

    Kate

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  • 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!

    Private User

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  • 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... Read more

    Michele

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  • AWESOME BAND!!!! If you're looking for great music for your event, you must check out Janis Nowlan Band. They will not disappoint you. We hired this band for our daughter's wedding and they were awesome. Janis listened to our requests and needs. Everything we asked for, she delivered. The band played non-stop and they had everyone up on the dance floor all night long. Now that's a sign of a great band. The members of this band are so talented. Friends and family are still talking about this wedding and how much they loved the music. Don't waste your time running around checking other bands and DJ's. Hands down, this band is the best. I wish I could give them more than 5 stars. That's how much I loved their music! NE Philly Mom
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