Archive for the ‘2015 Press’ Category

Wedding Reception Review: Dylan Matthews Band

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

Dear Dylan –
Wanted to thank you and your band for making our daughters wedding “The Best Night Ever” .. You kept the energy going all night long ..
You never stopped playing music, and the dance floor was never empty .. Your orchestration of the musical variety was fabulous .. You made sure to encompass every musical style, and time period .. Your incorporation of the Horn segment was over the top .. The girl singers and male soloist who come out into the crowd just brought it all up a notch .. I passed your name on to many of the guests who also thought you were phenomenal…
So thanks again for the great night and hope to see you again soon ..
Carole and Steve RothmanDylan Matthews Band

Wedding Reception Review: Dylan Matthews Band

Friday, November 13th, 2015

Dylan Matthews Band

Heyyyyyyyy Dylan!!!!

I know it’s been close to 3 weeks now, but I have been so busy at work and now that I finally have the day off, I have a free moment to write this email that I’ve been wanting to write since October 25th! =)

Jason and I (and my parents) want to thank you for making our special day so spectacular. I knew from the moment I saw your video at the Hank Lane office that your band was fabulous and I wanted you to play at my wedding. Your horn playing, and the others, is so awesome and definitely an attention-grabber. It was all my guests were talking about the next day and still are.
Dylan- you made my experience not only easy and relaxing, but also enjoyable. You are so friendly and personable and I enjoyed all of our encounters together, whether in person or on the phone.

Most importantly, thank you for working with me and agreeing to play ALL the songs I wanted for my ceremony. I know you normally don’t do that, so it was much appreciated. I can’t wait to see the video!! =)

In short, THANKS FOR EVERYTHING Dylan!!!! I hope our paths cross again in the future so I can dance the night away (again). Take care.


Wedding Reception Review: Marcus Reid Band

Monday, October 5th, 2015


How’ve you been?! I have been meaning to get in touch with you…we absolutely LOVED the Marcus Reid Band. They were simply amazing and we couldn’t ask for a better experience and memory!  All of our guests keep raving about them.  Kevin and I plan to write Marcus a thank you note and review him on any site you suggest.

THANK YOU, thank you, thank you for all that you did.  Kevin and I appreciate it so much and will always remember how great you made that day for us.  The many detailed emails with me, meetings and phone calls, song and schedule suggestions and much more that you did to facilitate everything.  I owe you big time!

Hope to see you soon

Wedding Reception Review: Dane Wright Band

Monday, October 5th, 2015


Still dreaming over the best evening of our lives. Jason and I wanted to send you the deepest thank you.  It was honestly the most magical evening; we had the best time.

Everything was absolutely perfect and we cant thank you enough.  The Dane Wright Band was absolutely amazing; really truly the best band we ever have listened to, and EVERYONE made sure to comment on how amazing they were.

We cant wait to share photos and videos with you when they come back.  Please give Dane a big hug and kiss from us; he and his band were OUTSTANDING!

Thank you again for everything! We will never forget this weekend!!

Bari & Jason

Wedding Reception Review: Dane Wright Band

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

Good evening!

We just celebrated our two year wedding anniversary, and although this is quite delayed – to this day the first thing guests at our wedding say is “Your band was AMAZING!”. We had the Dane Wright Band and it was far and away our best decision. Another frequent comment – “it was like being at a concert!”.  We would be delighted to write a review of this band if ever needed. While we had an amazing venue (The Royalton Mansion in Roslyn) we know the event would not have been the same without the band.

Thank you, thank you!!!!!

Jessica and Adam Crystal

“Wedding Wire” Review: Brooklyn Sound

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

“Hank Lane’s Brooklyn Sound band was amazing. My husband and I are very picky and don’t like a lot of the classic wedding songs (i.e. Love Shack, Raise Your Glass). Hank Lane made sure that all our needs were met and all of the songs we wanted were played. So many people commented that it was the best wedding band they’ve ever heard. Truly deserving of 5 stars! One of the best wedding vendors we used!”

“The Knot” Wedding Review: Brooklyn Sound

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

“Our guests are still raving about how much fun they had with Brooklyn Sound at our wedding. Hank Lane did an amazing job matching us up with the perfect band for our event. We wanted strings for our ceremony, and they recommended a violin/guitar duo, which was beautiful and perfect for our venue. The band played during dinner, and for the reception, gave a high energy performance that blew all of us away! We had a chance to speak to the band leader Johnny, and several of the band members. They couldn’t have been nicer and did a great job of interacting with the crowd. This band definitely made the party!”

Wedding Reception Review: Dane Wright Band

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

Hi Dane,

We just wanted to thank you again for a wonderful evening! Everyone was up and dancing the entire time, and absolutely adored the Dane Wright Band! You made the weekend very special.

Thanks again!


“Wedding Wire” Review: Marcus Reid Band

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

“We just got married at Cipriani 42nd Street and the Marcus Reid Band kept our guests dancing the entire night! Our guests continue to rave about how great the band was, and it was like they “were at a concert!” Marcus and his band were dressed impeccably and really got into the music and the crowd. All our “dance” songs were sung live by the band and they seriously did an amazing job! We had live entertainment the entire night and not once did the entire band take a break. We also had the band’s keyboardist and guitarist during cocktail hour which was great! Guests were able to mingle and talk, and weren’t overpowered by loud music. The Marcus Reid Band seriously rocked Cipriani and we can’t say enough wonderful things about this young, good-looking, and talented band! THEY WERE AMAZING!”

“Wedding Wire” Review: Marcus Reid Band

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

The Marcus Reid Band was without a doubt the highlight of our wedding. Their energy and talent are exceptional and set them apart from every other wedding band we & our guests had ever seen. The band was a very important piece of our wedding and we looked at several, Marcus and his band were simply a level above. Their professionalism throughout the process is also to be commended. Compliments from guests haven’t stopped. We 110% recommend the Marcus Reid Band to any future couples looking to keep their guests dancing and having a great time. “