Terrific! They are the best! The band people are so talented.
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!!!
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!!
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!
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!!!
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!
Janis Nowlan Band was great! We decided to have them for our wedding after seeing them at another and they were awesome both times!
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 night. 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!
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!!
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" for her. She loves what she does, and her joy and excitement as well as that of the band is ever present!! She is a lovely, lovely person. She sings herself and plays the piano.
Her band members are so talented! Janis utilizes well the strengths of the horn sections, the amazing drummer, and her 3 incredible vocalists. The choreography is spectacular! You would think
you were at a concert! Our guests enjoyed a full night of dancing!
I have already told Janis that when our last child gets married, she has to return again!!
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!!
By far the best wedding band I have seen anywhere...
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!
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.
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!
Amazing band! Made my son's wedding! Never been to a wedding where everyone danced the whole time! The band took no breaks, one song just flowed into another. The sound, the musicians, the singers everyone was amazing!! Janis and her band made this event more then the formal wedding one thinks about when they think of a wedding. NOBODY left the venue until the band shut down. The best wedding ever. Thank you Janis!!
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
The Janis Nowlan Band is the FIRST band to consider for your function. So, for our daughter's wedding they were "simply the best". Janis takes such an interest in the people with whom she is working that we felt very comfortable requesting special music for the ceremony. Her band not only delivered but exceeded our expectations. I was duly impressed with the professional ethic of the musicians and their commitment to excellence. Whether it was the instrumentalist or the vocalist, the performance was seriously undertaken and extremely well delivered. From the prelude for the ceremony, through the cocktail hour and long into the night, the music of The Janis Nowlan Band was the right choice. When our guests do not sit down and the band members are smiling after working straight thru the evening, then you know that all were pleased, as was I, with the fun and joy expressed through the music.
Janis Nowlan Band is the most amazing band to host an event. They are true professionals and the nicest people to work with that I have ever met. The performance was unbelievable. I never had to worry about a thing my entire wedding night. All 200 guests were up and having an absolute blast. Everyone is still raving about the Janis Nowlan Band. The music and performance was truly the best there is. No other band comes close. Look no further, you want to book this band.
The band is fabulous! We have had nothing but compliments. Janis is a pleasure to work with (as is her band) and played the songs we requested and, just as important, didn't play the songs that we put on our "Do Not Play List". I highly recommend her. They can play a wide range of music, sure to please any taste.