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Chosen By NBC “America’s 15 Best Wedding Bands”  Best Philadelphia Band
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The Knot 2015 Pick “Best Of Weddings” (8th Year!)
WeddingWire 2014 “Couples’ Choice” Award (4th Year!)
Chosen To Perform At The 2009 Presidential Inaugural Ball
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Look No Further Than Philly’s Nationally Recognized Top Rated 5 Star Award Winning JANIS NOWLAN BAND. This Exceptionally Talented High-Energy Non-Stop Premier Party Dance Band Is Amazingly Versatile and Absolute Fun!
Featuring Outstanding Vocalists, Awesome Horns, Keyboards, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Percussion and Congas, The JANIS NOWLAN BAND Rocks The Latest Hits, Hot Dance Tunes & Irresistible Favorites Your Guests Can’t Help But Dance To!  
Bandleader Janis Nowlan Personally Works With You To Fashion The Celebration Of Your Dreams From A Spectacular Repertoire Spanning Genres Across Generations Of Top Music Tailored To Your Event That Will Have You And Your Guests Dancing Non-Stop!
Competitive Pricing & Unforgettable Fun!
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MainLineBiz.com: “…Janis and her band ROCKED West Brandywine!! No surprise that they have won “Best of.. ” awards for Weddings and Dance Parties year after year – they’re UBER talented, totally engaging with their audience, and their play list melds generations together…leaving no ‘Greatest Generation’ers, Baby-Boomers, or X’ers behind! Even the tots were teetering with good vibes!…Next time you get a wedding invitation, ask who’s doing the music…if it’s Janis Nowlan, check the ‘Will Attend’ box and go party…”

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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 Nowan Band for any event. If you want a dance party, this band is the band for you!” – Kate

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 Janis Nowlan Band – First Philadelphia – Delaware Band In The Knot Best Of Weddings Hall Of Fame
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Best Main Line Philadelphia Wedding Reception Dance Party Band

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Wedding: 6/21/2014 
Best Band Ever. I may be biased but I think the Janis Nowlan band is by far the best wedding band I have ever seen. Guests were on the dance floor all night and raved about how much energy the band brought to the party. They were so good that band members from another renowned band playing at a different wedding stopped by to hear them play! I highly recommend Janis Nowlan to anyone who wants a classy but FUN wedding reception. In fact, one of my bridesmaids has already booked them for her wedding! Thank you for making the night such a huge success Janis & crew!

 
Wedding: 08/10/2014 
In order to have a party that no one will forget, you need an AMAZING band. This is why we hired Janis Nowlan Band!! Janis Nowlan Band made our wedding one that people will be talking about for years to come! The band’s sound and energy is off the charts. We had everyone on the dance floor the WHOLE night! I could not believe that in every photo the photographer took of the dance floor, it was completely filled and you could tell by everyone’s faces that they were having an amazing time. Janis, who is the leader of the band, was a pleasure to work with. She is such a nice person, is super experienced, and is intuitive about the direction you want your party to take. If you are looking for an energy-filled party with great music and great singers, don’t look anywhere else! My husband and I are so grateful that we chose Janis Nowlan Band for our unforgettable wedding!!!
Wedding: 9/6/2014 

Can’t Imagine Anything Better! The Janis Nowlan band set the perfect mood for our wedding, from beautiful piano music during our ceremony and sentimental favorites during dinner to the crowd-pleasing music that kept our guests dancing and smiling the whole evening. What an amazing repertoire! Their superb sound, versatility and genuine warmth was everything we could have hoped for. Janis tended to every detail to assure the evening flowed seamlessly. (I would add another star if I could!)

Wedding 3/29/14

 The Janis Nowlan Band is the most AMAZING wedding band there is! My husband and I went to one of their showcases and after only a couple of songs, we knew this was the band we needed to have at our wedding! Their energy is high and you can tell immediately how passionate they are about what they do! AND they can perform ANY type of music! Our guests did not leave the dance floor the entire night, and neither did I! :) Our family and friends are still raving about how amazing our band was! Friends thought that John Legend was actually there performing our wedding song, that’s how perfect the Janis Nowlan Band sounds! Janis and her team are such a pleasure to work with. They are so accommodating with any and all requests and they truly treat you like family. If you’re looking for a band for your upcoming event, you should look no further! :) 

May 10, 2014 Wedding  

I have actually had the pleasure of experiencing the Janis Nowlan Band on 3 occasions since 2008. As a result of my first attendance at an event where they were playing, I have since hired her two more times for events, including my wedding a little over a week ago. The Janis Nowlan Band is amazing. They change their set list on the fly depending on what the guests are reacting to. This, in my opinion, is far better than sticking to some stuffy set list that no one (apparently) wants to dance to. Janis even made the decision during my wedding to extend the father-daughter dance because, due to some extenuating circumstances, she had a feeling something might change during the dance. Because of Janis’ gut instinct, she was right. Things did change and as a result, the dance ended up perfect!

 As a result of Janis’ and the entire band’s ability to read the crowd, my entire guest list, including people who self-profess not to dance, spent the majority of the evening on the dance floor! We have gotten rave reviews about how much fun our wedding was, mainly because of the Janis Nowlan Band. We will be forever grateful. I just can’t say enough about how amazing this band is!

While Janis is situated outside of Philadelphia, she will travel, and did – all the way to Greenwich, CT for us. So if you are having an event within a reasonable driving distance, you can’t go wrong with the Janis Nowlan Band if you want it to be a memorable event! Just make sure you book her early because her time fills up fast!

 Oh, and one more thing – if you hire Janis and you need to put down your own dance floor, err on the side of bigger rather than smaller. Trust me, you’ll use it!

- Wendy Sheppard

 Wedding: 1/4/2014

Fantastic Band. Nonstop dancing the whole night!

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

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 MainlineBiz.com “…from the first chord they struck, we knew this band was solid gold. The interaction between the band members is totally in-sync and the way they collectively draw the audience in is truly amazing! They welcome you into their world, at which point you can’t resist the urge to get up… get down and get funky! It’s NO surprise that they have won “Best of.. ” awards for Weddings and Dance Parties year after year – they’re UBER talented, totally engaging with their audience, and their play list melds generations together…leaving no ‘Greatest Generation’ers, Baby-Boomers, or X’ers behind! Even the tots were teetering with good vibes!...The Janis Nowlan Band will ROCK your world! Next time you get a wedding invitation, ask who’s doing the music…if it’s Janis Nowlan, check the ‘Will Attend’ box and go party… Yeeeehaaaa!”

Wedding: 11/16/2013 

The Best!

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!

Wedding: 10/5/2013 

Best Wedding Band

I can’t begin to tell you how many people have complimented us on how “amazing the band was” at our wedding. No one sat down the entire time and they played great music- classics to current pop. I can’t say enough about how happy I am that I booked The JNB EARLY! Janis is also VERY organized which was very helpful during the stressful planning period. You can’t go wrong- book early!

 Wedding: 11/30/2013 

Best Band Ever   

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!!!

Wedding: 11/30/2013 

If you haven’t seen Janis Nowlan Band, you are missing out!! 

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 awesome band to play for our wedding day! If you haven’t checked them out, you are missing out. Thank you Janis Nowlan Band for everything you did to make our day THE BEST EVER!!!

Wedding: 8/30/2013 

A blast!    

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!!!

Wedding: 11/30/2013 

The BEST BAND/ORCHESTRA IN THE USA!

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!!

Wedding: 9/13/2013 

Fantastic!!

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!!

 Wedding: 6/23/2013 

Janis Nowlan Band

We went to a wedding two years ago that used Janis Nowlan band, we fell in love. When it was time to plan our wedding, we had to choose Janis Nowlan. Our wedding was amazing and Janis kept the party going the entire night. Janis Nowlan band plays every kind of song that will appeal to everyone.

 Amazing!

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!!!

 Wedding: 6/8/2013 

Best Dance Party!!!!!!!

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!

 Wedding: 6/21/2013 

Couldn’t have asked for more

Janis and her band were brilliant. 

My wife and I couldn’t have asked for more from them. Janis personally called months before the wedding to check in on us and did the same as the day got closer to lock in our song selections. My wife and I provided a song list and, to her word, Janis and her band stuck to it faithfully, while also spicing it up with a few selections of her own.

Janis has been and will be our recommendation to any friends who are planning a wedding.

 Wedding: 6/21/2013 

My Dream Wedding

The biggest priority on my list was to have an amazing band to get the party started. Janis Nowlan Band went beyond that. They fulfilled every need we had. The music was unbelievable. All 200 guests were up dancing and did not come close to sitting down. If a bride wants to have the best time of her life for herself and her guests, you must book this band. They truly are the nicest, most talented individuals I have encountered. No other wedding band comes close to the quality and performance of the Janis Nowlan Band.

 Wedding: 6/21/2013 

Janis Nowlan Band “Party With The Best!”

For those of you who are planning a wedding and are deciding on their music, look no further. I encourage you to check out the “Janis Nowlan Band”. My daughter recently got married to the love of her life in June, 2013 and Janis made our planning stress free. The music was awesome and everyone was up dancing all night. She and her band never once took a break. 

I can’t thank them enough for making this wedding day extra special. Check them out and you’ll see some extremely talented people.

NE Philly Mom

 Wedding: 7/27/2013 

couldn’t ask for more!

Janis is so easy to work with, she gave me great suggestions when I needed them and was able to meet all of our requests even when they were a little last minute. 

Our guests were so impressed with the variety the band was able to play, and play WELL which is so much more important! 

Thank you Janis!

 Wedding: 7/19/2013 

Simply AMAZING!!!!!!!!!

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! 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!!

 Wedding: 6/29/2013 

Dance Party! 

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!

 Wedding: 7/21/2013 

Janis Nowlan Rocks!

Simply the Best!! We have now used the Janis Nowlan Band for both of our children’s wedding. This band is fantastic. They are true professionals and make the party so fun. Everyone was up dancing and having a great time. This band will learn songs that you request and they are wonderful and reliable to deal with. Your wedding will be great!

 Wedding: 7/20/2013 

Awesome Band!

Janis Nowlan Band is the best! We decided to have them for our wedding after seeing them at another wedding and they were amazing both times! Everyone was dancing and having a great time!

  Wedding: 4/15/2013 

The AMAZING Janis Nowlan Band!!

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!

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Best Of Janis Nowlan Band Weddings – Philadelphia Union League With Kiera and Paul

Kiera and Paul rocked the Union League with the Janis Nowlan Band at their fabulous January 4 2014 Wedding!  A stellar list of Pros ensured a spectacular celebration and unforgettable fun.

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Chosen By NBC “America’s 15 Best Wedding Bands”
Best Philadelphia Wedding Band!
The Knot “BEST OF WEDDINGS HALL OF FAME” Inaugural Honoree
The Knot 2014 Pick “Best Of Weddings” (7th Year!)
WeddingWire 2014 “Couples’ Choice” Award (4th Year!)
Chosen To Perform At The 2009 Presidential Inaugural Ball
Featured Band On NBC “Ultimate Wedding”
 
Look No Further Than Philly’s Nationally Recognized Top Rated 5 Star Award Winning JANIS NOWLAN BAND. This Exceptionally Talented High-Energy Non-Stop Premier Party Dance Band Is Amazingly Versatile and Absolute Fun!
Featuring Outstanding Vocalists, Awesome Horns, Keyboards, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Percussion and Congas, The JANIS NOWLAN BAND Rocks The Latest Hits, Hot Dance Tunes & Irresistible Favorites Your Guests Can’t Help But Dance To!  
Bandleader Janis Nowlan Personally Works With You To Fashion The Celebration Of Your Dreams From A Spectacular Repertoire Spanning Genres Across Generations Of Top Music Tailored To Your Event That Will Have You And Your Guests Dancing Non-Stop!
Competitive Pricing & Unforgettable Fun!
“Party With The Best!”
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Morris Arboretum Moonlight & Roses Gala With Janis Nowlan Band

Morris Arboretum Moonlight & Roses Gala With Janis Nowlan Band


Moonlight & Roses Gala

2015

Dance Music Entertainment By Philadelphia’s Award Winning

JANIS NOWLAN BAND

What could be better than a magical night of dining and dancing under the stars, surrounded by the lush beauty of roses in bloom?

34th Annual Moonlight & Roses Gala. Enjoy cocktails in the Rose Garden followed by dinner and dancing beneath a clear-top tent.

Moonlight & Roses is the Morris Arboretum’s annual fundraising gala that raises money for the arboretum’s annual operations. 

Become a Corporate Sponsor
Morris Arboretum would be happy to provide you with more information on the Corporate sponsorship benefits of Moonlight & Roses and the many effective ways to tap into the loyalty and buying power of the over 2,000 households who receive the invitation each year, the 10,000 constituents who subscribe to the Morris Arboretum e-newsletter and the over 200,000 people that visit the website each year.

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Bride’s Choice Philadelphia Janis Nowlan Band Wedding Wire Reviews – Couples’ Choice Award

Bride's Choice Philadelphia Janis Nowlan Band Wedding Wire Reviews - Couples' Choice Award

WeddingWire Couples’ Choice / Bride’s Choice Janis Nowlan Band Reviews

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Kiera
Wedding:
1/4/2014

5.0 out of 5.0

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
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Toni
Wedding:
11/30/2013

5.0 out of 5.0

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!!
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Kerry
Wedding:
11/30/2013

5.0 out of 5.0

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 awesome band to play for our wedding day! If you haven’t checked them out, you are missing out. Thank you Janis Nowlan Band for everything you did to make our day THE BEST EVER!!!

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justmcmahon
Wedding:
11/30/2013

5.0 out of 5.0

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!!!
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Christina
Wedding:
11/16/2013

5.0 out of 5.0

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!

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married

5.0 out of 5.0

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!!

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Aubrey
Wedding:
8/30/2013

5.0 out of 5.0

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!!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married

5.0 out of 5.0

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

5.0 out of 5.0

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!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married

5.0 out of 5.0

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!!
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Kate
Wedding:
6/29/2013

5.0 out of 5.0

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!
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
6/22/2013

5.0 out of 5.0

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!
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Michele
Wedding:
6/21/2013

5.0 out of 5.0

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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Meghan
Wedding:
6/21/2013

5.0 out of 5.0

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.
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Peter
Wedding:
6/15/2013

5.0 out of 5.0

By far the best wedding band I have seen anywhere…
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married

5.0 out of 5.0

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!!!
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Nicole
Wedding:
6/8/2013

5.0 out of 5.0

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!
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Valerie
Wedding:
6/1/2013

4.6 out of 5.0

Janis is excellent to work with and really took and interest in our specific likes/dislikes when it comes to music. Janis spent several hours on the phone with me prior to the date to plan the music and the order of events (the band played at our cocktail hour, ceremony, and the reception).

At the reception and in the days following the wedding, countless guests said that they really loved the band. Everyone had a really fun time at the reception and the band played a key part in that. Also, they are extremely flexible because during the reception we changed a few things last minute (for instance, we brought the groom and his mother up to dance, and we also added a last-miniute Horah)

We’re happy that we chose the Janis Nowlan Band and would definitely recommend them to other couples!

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Maria
Wedding:
5/31/2013

5.0 out of 5.0

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.

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Diane
Wedding:
5/26/2013

5.0 out of 5.0

Terrific! They are the best! The band people are so talented.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married

5.0 out of 5.0

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!!
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Gwynne
Wedding:
5/25/2013

5.0 out of 5.0

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!
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L. M.
Wedding:
5/18/2013

5.0 out of 5.0

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.
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Dana
Wedding:
5/11/2013

5.0 out of 5.0

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!
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Ashley
Wedding:
5/4/2013

5.0 out of 5.0

We had the Janis Nowlan band at our wedding in May 2013, and loved them!! First, I highly recommend going to see one of their showcases. Throughout the crazyness of the wedding planning process, knowing that I had a fantastic band booked, and that people couldn’t possibly not have a good time at a wedding with a band this good, kept me going! Janis was wonderful to work with, very fast to return phone calls and emails. When trying to pick the music for my ceremony, she put her phone on speaker and played songs for me on her piano, so helpful! And yes, at the wedding, the band was a HUGE hit!! The music was great, event he people who admitted to not being dancers told me how much they enjoyed it! They were fantastic to dance to, I only wish I could have had more time on the dance floor! Because the band has many singers, they can do wide range of music styles, and I think this mix is partly what keeps the party going! Loved everything about the band, and Janis herself!
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Robin
Wedding:
5/4/2013

5.0 out of 5.0

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.
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Les
Wedding:
5/4/2013

5.0 out of 5.0

Janis’s band is quite professional. Tremendous singers.Can perform any choice of music that is desired.
She’s also quite responsive to the want and do not want lists. The singers actually come down off the stage and get the audience involved and out on the dance floor. If you’re looking for a great band that can play most anything for your affair, this would be the one.
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Ashleigh
Wedding:
3/23/2013

5.0 out of 5.0

This band brought the party. Janis was very responsive and had several lengthy conversations with my husband to ensure that every detail was covered and that she knew exactly what we were looking for. She surprised both of us and learned new songs that we discussed and that she knew we would appreciate. She was flexible as our cocktail hour ended earlier than planned and she accommodated the change in plans. The energy and enthusiasm that Janis and her band brought created a very memorable experience.
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Francesca
Wedding:
2/17/2013

5.0 out of 5.0

Janis Nowlan Band is seriously the best band out there. We went to a ton of showcases and as soon as they started playing, we knew they were the band for us! On our wedding day, JNB had guests of all ages dancing from the beginning of the reception and BEGGING for more by the end! This band is BAR NONE. There’s no one else like them out there! Guests are still raving about them months after!
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Jana
Wedding:
12/1/2012

5.0 out of 5.0

I just had my wedding 12/1/12, and was given the name Janis Nolan Band from my sister who was suppose to have them at her wedding too! After contacting Janis, we took both sets of parents and went to their showcase….WOW, we were all blown away, the entire band is phenomenal! Janis previously said that our date was under question with another couple, Well, we weren’t letting the life of the party slip away! We gave our deposit and locked in with what we knew was going to be the backbone of our wedding!
Speaking with Janis over the next few months, she is extremely courteous, professional and has your best interests at heart! She kept telling me, “it’s your day!”.
The week before the wedding talking to Janis we set up a timeline and she made everything run so smooth, she knew we wanted a party and a party we got!!
I never really left the dance floor the entire night, but the amazing part, neither did most of the wedding!
There were slight mishaps at the venue the day of the wedding, but no one had a single clue because we had The Janis Nolan Band entertaining our guests from the minute they walked in the door.
Hands down the best part of my wedding, people were asking me the night of the wedding and are continually asking who was that band?? The Janis Nolan Band!! thank you for an amazing wedding night!!
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Lisa
Wedding:
11/10/2012

5.0 out of 5.0

Cheers to the Janis Nowlan Band for keeping my guests on their feet the entire time! What an amazing band! Janis was easy to talk to and very thorough when it came to planning the night, which makes any bride feel better! My husband and I really appreciate that they took the time to learn our wedding song too. That meant so much to us. We can’t wait to go to another wedding where the Janis Nowlan Band is performing!!

Thanks a million!
Lisa Linden

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Diane
Wedding:
11/3/2012

5.0 out of 5.0

Absolute perfection! We had such a great time, all 200 guests were on the dance floor the entire time. Janis listens to every detail and it was like having an old friend perform at an intimate family event. We gave her complete freedom just because of what everyone said about her! They are so professional, from the minute we contacted her, the contract, the playlist, information on watching her perform before your event, her web page, returning phone calls, emails, set-up, etc. When the “business” side is so well handled by Janis personally, you trust her completely. The music was even better than the band’s reputation, and by the end of the evening, we felt like she was a member of the family. I have done nothing today except answer the phone and listen to compliments about our wedding band. Once again, PERFECTION!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago

4.9 out of 5.0

This band is fantastic and Janis is so sweet and easy to work with!! They were high energy and kept everyone dancing all night. I would highly recommend this band if you want a fun reception with great music!!!
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Nicole
Wedding:
11/3/2012

5.0 out of 5.0

Our daughter was married on 11/3/12 and the Janis Nowlan Band was unbelievable!!! I dont think there is much I can add to all of the other reviews, but I can tell you that they are the BEST BAND EVER! They played during our cocktail hour and we even had them extened after the 5 hour non stop dancing reception!!! Janis is just an awesome person and did a fabulous job leading the evening. The band is beyond compare. They know how to read the crowd and they even dug up a 29 year old song for my husband and I that we had at our wedding. Each and every member of the band is more than talented and it is so obvious how much they love what they do! Thank you Janis Nowlan Band for making our daughters wedding the most memorable evening every. I would like to add that Janis has a very special way about her. She makes you feel like you are the only event they have all year. She has an awesome personality and she is extremely responisive and she follows up. I felt that she was in control and on top of everthing at all times. After the reception she even stayed and hung out with us for a while in the hotel lobby. It was a magical evening.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
10/20/2012

5.0 out of 5.0

All the dancing you can handle! Janis Nowland band will keep you going with their amazing play list and awesome sound. Every song sounds like the original. All I can say is pick songs with horns because you will not be disappointed. Very professional and detail oriented which made our night easy and special. Highly recommend this band even if the budget is tight. You won’t regret it after your guests tell you what an amazing time they had.
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Nancy
Wedding:
10/13/2012

5.0 out of 5.0

Having the Janis Nowlan Band perform at our cocktail hour and ceremony was one of the best decisions we’ve ever made! They did an amazing job keeping everyone on the dance floor and also keeping the energy up during the flow of events (cake cutting, first dances, toasts, etc). We had so many wedding guests tell us how much they loved the band. We would definitely recommend them to anyone who is looking for an energetic and versatile band for their special day!
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Lisa
Wedding:
10/6/2012

5.0 out of 5.0

The Janis Nowlan Orchestra was absolutely fantastic. Everyone danced and all of our guests commented on how great the music was. Janis is a dream to work with- had great suggestions and totally flexible- goes with the flow of the evening. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone!
Lisa
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Lizzie
Wedding:
10/6/2012

5.0 out of 5.0

The Janis Nowland Band is an awesome band! From the moment they started playing after dinner everyone was on there feet. It was a GREAT party, and everyone was raving at how awesome they were. I didn’t give Janis a lot of direction on what to play/not to play because I knew she had done this a million times…I am SO glad I let her take charge bc she really knows what to play to get people dancing, and she goes off the vibe of the party. She did a nice mix of old classics and new songs. Janis was also great to work with, she gives you the individual attention you need without being overbearing; she gave great direction and feedback throughout the planning stages. They also learned our first dance song and played it flawlessly, and I don’t think it’s that easy of a song to learn (Old Crow Medicine Show, Wagon Wheel). Overall it was a fantastic night in large part thanks to a fabulous dance party lead by the Janis Nowland Band. You can’t go wrong with them!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago

5.0 out of 5.0

They played all night. The dance floor was packed. They did a great job.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago

5.0 out of 5.0

The Janis Nowlan Band is by far the best band in the Philadelphia area. Everyone at our wedding was on the dance floor the ENTIRE night. People are STILL talking about how wonderful they were! Janis was so professional throughout the entire process…from keeping in touch with us months before the wedding to calling us personally to set up a playlist. We could not have been happier with the choice we made.
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Jennifer
Wedding:
9/2/2012

5.0 out of 5.0

When my now husband and I started prioritizing our wish list for our dream wedding, we decided that our biggest splurge would be a band. We checked out several bands, but instantly loved the vibe of Janis’s band and how they were able to play any genre of music and sound just like the original artist (and, in many cases, much better). I cannot tell you the extent to which the Janis Nowlan Band blew us away on our big day on 9/2/12. I did not know exactly what to expect, but from the very first song to the last note of the night, Janis and her tremendous musicians were spot on! They even learned one of my favorite songs (“Lovely Day” by Bill Withers) and surprised me with it during the reception. My husband has two kids–10 and 8–and Janis brought them up to sing an adorable rendition of “Call Me Maybe.” The entire band also played “Happy Birthday” to our other junior bridesmaid, who was celebrating the big 1-0 that day. Janis played EVERYTHING–Motown, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Rat Pack, even some Honky Tonk! At the breakfast the morning after the wedding, all anyone could talk about was the band. My Uncle, who was not supposed to dance per his doctor’s instructions, said he just couldn’t help it! Another guest told me that it was like going to a wedding and then being invited to attend an amazing concert immediately after. I simply cannot say enough about Janis as a person, either. She is warm, wonderful and obviously passionate about what she does. Anyway, this is a long-winded way of saying, “If you’re looking for a great band to make your wedding the blow-out party you’ve always imagined, DO NOT HESITATE–book Janis YESTERDAY!!” You will not regret it!! P.S.–Janis also did our ceremony music, which consisted of Beatles instrumental on piano, and she did an AMAZING job. If you are looking for a ceremony musician and hire her band, make your life easier and hire Janis for the ceremony, too!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago

5.0 out of 5.0

Janis Nowlan was an amazing band leader to deal with. She made planning the music for our reception as easy as possible. She is always positive, upbeat, and very reassuring. I can’t say enough about her personally.

The Janis Nowlan Band as a whole was unbelievable!! Everyone at our reception was up and dancing before my husband and I could finish rounding at all the tables (before dinner was cleared)! People will not stop talking about how great the band was and how amazing of a time they had. When I tell you everyone was up dancing, I really mean everyone. My 87 year old grandfather, to my 16 year old cousin! And they both raved about how great the band played.

Hiring this band was one of the best decisions that I made for our wedding reception. Also, Janis did not mess-up the pronunciation of anyone’s name when announcing them :-)

Love Janis and Love The Janis Nowlan Band

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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago

5.0 out of 5.0

I have nothing but praise for Janis and the Janis Nowlan Band. Seven years ago, we heard her at a wedding on Long Island and knew then that if we could, we would have her at our daughter’s wedding someday. They were then and are now an amazing group of musicians….able to play so many different genres of music well. We had light jazz for cocktails, soft music during dinner and all the dance favorites old and new to dance the night away…..with NO BREAKS. They truly played to the crowd and the crowd loved them!

Janis is a genuine and lovely person and a pleasure to work with. She was so reassuring with our bride who was nervous about the First Dance. She spent time on the phone on more than one occasion giving her songs and ideas to try. We will definitely have her back for our younger daughter!

You can rest assure and have no regrets with the Janis Nowlan Band!

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susie
Wedding:
8/25/2012

5.0 out of 5.0

Some say the band makes a wedding… Janis and her band never took a break …the dancing never stopped…they played to the crowd and the crowd loved them.
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Alex
Wedding:
8/11/2012

5.0 out of 5.0

We saw Janis Nowlan Band three years ago at a friend’s wedding and knew right then that we wanted them to play our daughetr’s wedding if she ever got engaged. Well she got engaged December 2011 and the first thing we did after admiring the ring was call Janis. She invited our daughter and friends to see them play a New Years party that was fabulous. Our daughter and her fiance’ were absolutely convinced!
Well Janis exceeded our expectations. She stayed in constant contact with our daughter and us up to the wedding day. She even found us a string quartet with only 2 weeks notice when our church singer cancelled! The wedding reception was fabulous. Janis never stopped playing and the dance floor was never empty. Everyone was amazed with the performance. Without a doubt, if you want a top notch reception or party, Janis Nowlan should be the first call you make.
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Lauren
Wedding:
8/11/2012

5.0 out of 5.0

This band is worth EVERY PENNY. Not only were they fantastic the night of…but Janis was fantastic since the day I made contact with her. She helped me plan the reception, she helped me get things in order, she even helped me when I had a crisis and had her friend help us out! THIS is the band to have if you want people to remember your wedding for FAR MORE than your dress, the food etc. They will be talking about how much fun they had…and that’s the important thing, isn’t it?!. I can’t recommend Janis Nowlan Band enough. Make room for them in your budget…they are worth it!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago

5.0 out of 5.0

The Janis Nowlan Band performed at my wedding this past summer and they were absolutely amazing! Janis is so sweet and easy to work with…she was so patient and helpful throughout the whole planning process! Up until the last minute, she was there to answer any questions we had about the flow of the evening. I would recommend her and her band to any bride! To sum it up….encore please!
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Penny
Wedding:
6/24/2012

5.0 out of 5.0

From the first moments a daughter is born a mother starts dreaming of a fairy tale wedding for her. My dreams for my daughter Faith were no different. However, Faith’s father, sadly, was diagnosed at such a young age with brain cancer. At age 11 both Faith and her father planned her wedding day since he knew he wouldn’t be alive to make it to the momentus event. They planned who would walk Faith down the aisle, what type of gown she would wear, and the reception and music. Thanks to Janis Nowlan, and her amazingly talented orchestra, all our dreams have come true. Janis, immediately from the first time we spoke, made Faith and our family’s needs a priority. Faith’s groom, and his family, are Russian Jews. His family had traditional music that they wished would be played during the ceremony. Janis, and her band, took it upon themselves to learn the music and words. Between the traditional Jewish music, the Russian music, and the top 40 hits, plus the romantic standards, nothing was left out and basically no one sat down. All were celebrating and dancing the entire night, rejoicing in the moment. Janis made sure to play every single request that Faith and Arthur, and the parents of the bride and groom, requested, every one of them. Janis, and her band members, also came down from their stage and joined the celebration by singing with the crowd in the middle of the dance floor. Not only did different band members sing personally to different guests in the crowd they also had us all join in by singing with them. From the moment we first spoke Janis was always polite, respectful, professional and made us feel special, she created a magical evening of music tailored to our every needs. Janis, and her band members, were dressed for the occasion, very beautiful and very elegant. They arrived early and stayed late. When Janis played “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” as Faith’s step father and I escorted Faith down the aisle there wasn’t a dry eye in the room.
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Mary Joe 616
Wedding:
6/16/2012

5.0 out of 5.0

The Janis Nowlan band was SIMPLY AWESOME!! I was married last year and it was the best decision we made. My husband wanted a DJ because he was not a fan of “cover bands” but he was so surprised and thrilled we went with the Janis Nowlan band instead! We had 200 guests and every single one of them was up dancing. After 5 hours of music, we had guests screaming for an encore! We are still receiving compliments almost a year later! A common example of what we hear “We’ve been to a lot of weddings with a lot of bands, NOT ONE even comes close to the band at your wedding!” They do ALL genres of music and do every song perfect! We also had Tony from the band play the trumpet at the church and was incredible! Janis was amazing to work with. So kind, sincere and easy to talk to with a suggestion or solution for everything. She made us feel we were the only event she was planning. She is truly a genuine, musically gifted woman that we were honored to have the chance to work with. If you want a classy, professional, extremely talented band who is the best in the business…then book the Janis Nowlan band and you’ll have no regrets!!
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Melissa
Wedding:
6/2/2012

5.0 out of 5.0

We highly recommend the Janis Nowlan band to anyone getting married! Our guests have not stopped talking about them since our wedding June 2nd. I don’t think a single guest left the dance floor the entire night. In addition, Janis was extremely accommodating throughout the planning process. She helped me decide on music and offered great suggestions for the ceremony music etc. This band knows what they are doing and are beyond talented! Thank you Janis nowlan band for making our wedding unforgettable to not only us but to every guest attending !
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Jillian
Wedding:
4/14/2012

5.0 out of 5.0

Janis Nowlan Band is the BEST choice we made for our wedding!!! They made our wedding amazing!! We heard them play at our friends wedding and as soon as we started planning our own- we thought of Janis! From the first time I called her and throughout the wedding planning, Janis was sooo easy to talk to, so understanding and SO helpful. She really listened to me and my husband and her and her band made great choices for our day! The band played for our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception and we have gotten SO many compliments on how great our band was. Janis Nowlan Band learned our first dance and made it unforgettable for us. Janis learned the bridal parties names and went over it with me multiple times to make sure everything was perfect! From the youngest person at our wedding to the oldest, EVERYONE was on the dance floor!!! Janis Nowlan Band is the best!
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mekerns9
Wedding:
10/29/2011

5.0 out of 5.0

Loved, Loved, Loved them!!!! They made my wedding even better…..my guests never stopped dancing and they haven’t stopped talking about them yet!! As the bride, I never left the dance floor…..they helped make my night unforgettable!!
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Karen
Wedding:
10/28/2011

5.0 out of 5.0

The Janis Nowlan band is amazing, professional and fun. The quality of their music far exceeds any other band I have heard in the area. I enjoyed them at a friend’s wedding in July and then my organization hired them for our 10th Anniversary Gala in October. It was a “corporate” event but we still had the crowd up and dancing. It was a blast. If you want your guests to have a good time, hire this band. They can adapt to any crowd with an impressive and endless list of songs. You will not be sorry. Karen Graham, DFLI Senior Associate Director (2011)
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Terry
Wedding:
10/9/2011

5.0 out of 5.0

This is the most amzing band. The crowd was on the dance floor the entire night. The versatility of the music is amazing. What a great professional band to work with!
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Natalie Cosenza
Wedding:
10/8/2011

5.0 out of 5.0

Obviously, these guys sound great. I specifically hired them because a girl needs a full horn section for Springsteen, and dancing to “Born to Run” with my father is one of my favorite memories from my wedding. But what was extraordinary was Janis’ counsel. I initially refused to have Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” played at my wedding (I thought the “lost love” theme was too much of a downer for a wedding). Janis politely suggested that I not completely write the song off because she knew – as an expert on the subject – that crowds were going wild for that song. I reluctantly caved, but when they started playing that song, I got so excited and so did all my guests. My husband and best man turned it into a “dance off” and I can now not imagine my wedding without that memory. Thanks to Janis for being the expert I hired and leading me in the right direction.
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Choeandgordon
Wedding:
10/2/2011

5.0 out of 5.0

Yeah, they rocked. There is a reason they are rated #1 in the region. I got what I wanted, and the dancing was awesome as a result.. We had an uncle who asked to play a CD so he could don his Elvis impersonation and it worked. They learned a traditional Korean song for us, and polished up a song they hadn’t done in years so we could close out w/ father of the bride singng his favorite song. Many people exclaimed how good they were, and how much fun it was. They did piano for the cocktail hour, and then music through dinner, for the first dance, Introduced us the way we wanted, everything was great. They say if the band is outstanding the party will be memorable. I know people had more fun at our wedding than they had ever had at a wedding, ever.
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EKColussi
Wedding:
10/1/2011

5.0 out of 5.0

Holy cow… best wedding band out there! I couldn’t even count how many people came up to me or my husband at the wedding or for weeks after asking me about Janis and her band. They all couldn’t stop saying how we had “the best wedding band they’ve ever seen!” and I couldn’t agree more. From day 1, Janis was professional, helpful, responsive, and enthusiastic. You will struggle to find someone who loves their job more than she does. We had an amazing time at our wedding and a big piece of that was the fact that everyone was out there on the floor dancing. I would recommend Janis Nowlan Band to anyone – best use of your wedding budget by far!!!
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Rosemary
Wedding:
9/10/2011

5.0 out of 5.0

Janis Nowlan and her band made my daughter’s wedding. Everyone had fabulous time and the dancing and energy that was created by her band lead to an evening of none stop dancing. She was very professional to deal with and welcome all my ideas and thoughts for the entertainment. She was all about making the bride and groom’s day as special and perfect as they expected. She’s a must to hire for a guaranteed great time and memorable occasion.
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krisking1220
Wedding:
9/9/2011

5.0 out of 5.0

BEST BAND EVER! MADE OUR DAY SO SPECIAL!!
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Alexis
Wedding:
8/21/2011

5.0 out of 5.0

My (now) husband said that the band needed to be our top priority, since the band makes the party. Because of that, we splurged on Janis Nowlan Band and we are so glad we did! Janis was very easy to work with and responsive to all of our questions and requests. Whenever we hesitated or weren’t sure about a song, she had great suggestions. At our wedding, the music was wonderful and the crowd never stopped dancing. Even a few months after the wedding, we receive compliments from friends and relatives.
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Dara
Wedding:
8/14/2011

5.0 out of 5.0

The Janis Nowlan Band performed at my wedding this summer, and they were truly unbelievable! Everyone was on the dance floor the entire night— they followed my requested play list, played an amazing variety of music, and everyone sounded soooo great! We received a ton of compliments from our family & friends, and continue to do so a few months later. If you are looking for a high energy, yet classy, band, look no further! And Janis herself is truly a pleasure to work with— such a nice lady.
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Lauren
Wedding:
8/6/2011

5.0 out of 5.0

One of the best decisions we made while wedding planning was booking the Janis Nowlan Band. Their energy, talent, and fantastic personalities made our wedding! The compliments from our guests regarding the music and the energy of the band are still coming even after the wedding!

Janis was incredibly helpful in answering our questions and providing guidance and feedback about music selection during our planning process. We worked together to create a playlist that complimented the flow of the wedding perfectly! The band even learned a specific version of my father-daughter dance song so that it was everything we wanted!

Janis and her band members are truly one-of-a-kind, talented, and beautiful people inside and out.

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t
Wedding:
7/3/2011

5.0 out of 5.0

The Janis Nowlan Band absolutely MADE our wedding! The guests were on their feet the entire night! Janis and the crew were fabulous, they knew exactly what to play, when- They involved the crowd and were super energetic! We keep getting calls from our guests saying that they have never heard such a great band at a wedding! Thank you so much Janis! We will always remember you!!!!
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dhally
Wedding:
7/2/2011

5.0 out of 5.0

Totally awesome band. The reception was a blast. Guests loved the band. Can’t wait to have more events with the Janis Nowlan Band!
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nadijust
Wedding:
6/17/2011

5.0 out of 5.0

Awesome high energy wedding band! Janis is very responsive and great to work with. Highly recommended for non stop dancing and an unforgettable wedding.
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JohnFahey
Wedding:
5/29/2011

4.8 out of 5.0

These guys (and girl) are great. The best!
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AKlimpl
Wedding:
5/21/2011

5.0 out of 5.0

As soon as we heard their showcase we knew we had to have them at our wedding! Every member of the band has incredible energy and no one is more passionate about what they do than Janis.
She worked around our schedule during the planning process and listened to all of our needs.
When it came to the big day we really couldn’t have asked for more. The energy was great and the band knew exactly what to play to keep everyone on the floor. They really made the party special.
Our guests are still telling us how amazing the band was!!
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Ralph
Wedding:
4/30/2011

5.0 out of 5.0

We cannot say enough about the value that Janis and the band brought to our wedding celebration. They played nonstop and the interaction with our guests was wonderful. We had a somewhat casual but very elegant event that was top notch in every way. However, our guests are still talking about the band and hoping we will have an anniversary party every year with the Janis Nowlan Band providing the entertainment. We were very lucky to have been able to book Janis and would not have changed a thing about their performance. Our expectations were exceded.
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coleen
Wedding:
3/25/2011

5.0 out of 5.0

The Janis Nowlan Band is simply the best! I have attended many weddings/other events and they are the best I have ever heard. I knew from the minute I attended their open showcase that I had to have them play at the wedding! As soon as I saw them play I stopped looking for other bands immediately!! They made my wedding and had people dancing the entire night. Everyone is still telling me how great the band was!! Not only are they great performers but Janis is super nice and extremely responsive. I would recommend them to anyone!
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Missy
Wedding:
12/31/2010

5.0 out of 5.0

The Janis Nowlan Band set the tone for the entire night of my wedding. I can’t remember a time throughout the whole night that the dance floor wasn’t packed. My guests had an absolute blast and all of the band were so friendly and accommodating. The band members were interactive with all of my guests and they all made it so much fun for everyone.
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Melissa
Wedding:
12/31/2010

5.0 out of 5.0

The Janis Nowlan Band went above and beyond to give us the most incredibly fun night of our lives. There was not a single song that they left out as far as what I had hoped for and more. They have such an amazing energy about them. Our guests did not want the night to end and in fact, we asked Janis and the Band to stay two hours overtime b/c they are that good. They were hands-down the most phenomenal band ever to work with and to get to know. They are THE BEST!!!
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lbureski
Wedding:
10/30/2010

5.0 out of 5.0

This band really gets the crowd dancing. They play great music
and come highly recommened!
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LC
Wedding:
10/29/2010

5.0 out of 5.0

The Janis Nowlan Band is absolutely amazing. I clicked with Janis from the moment I first spoke with her on the phone, and we decided to sign her band before even seeing them live. After seeing them perform at a showcase, we knew we had made the right decision! From ceremony to reception, Janis and her band far exceeded our expectations. People young and old were on the dance floor all night, and after the last song people were chanting – ONE MORE SONG! No one, including us, wanted the night to end! Stop reading this and go book the Janis Nowlan Band, you will not regret it!
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Katie
Wedding:
10/8/2010

5.0 out of 5.0

Janis Nowlan Band’s performance was absolutely amazing at our wedding. Our guests danced all night long, and have given us nothing but compliments on the band! Janis is wonderful to work with, and she and the entire band are true professionals. This band ROCKS and is so much FUN!
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Diane
Wedding:
10/2/2010

5.0 out of 5.0

Wonderful to work with. Amazingly talented group of professional and fun people. The dance floor was packed all night long with friends and family singing and dancing together. No one wanted the party to end. Would highly recomend. You will not be dissappointed.
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Heather
Wedding:
9/25/2010

5.0 out of 5.0

The Janis Nowlan Band performed at our wedding on 9/25/2010 and to say that they are amazing is an understatement. From the time we saw their showcase to the day of the wedding (a year later), Janis was in constant contact with us regarding timing, song choices, and the overall tone we wanted to set for our reception. The day of the wedding, the band ROCKED! We had a blast and our guests didn’t want the night to end! Chants of “one more song” started immediately! Everyone in the band is so talented, they play a huge range of songs, and they are very professional from start to finish. They performed our wedding song beautifully and also accommodated several special requests. I would fully recommend the Janis Nowlan Band to anyone who wants to dance all night at their wedding! Thank you!!
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woodcrestpa
Wedding:
9/24/2010

5.0 out of 5.0

Our wedding reception was held at our home and started with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a sit down dinner for 220+ in a tent in the backyard with a stage and dancefloor. Janis played standards on the grand piano during the cocktail hour and then the entire band started up in the tent and played beautifully. We had preselected our favorite songs from their extensive playlist, but they managed the sequence nicely so that people could enjoy their dinner and also dance a lot. And they never took a break! The entire event was top-notch, but the first comment about our wedding that everyone has been making when we see them is “that is the best band I’ve ever heard at a wedding”.
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4EqltyMom
Wedding:
9/24/2010

5.0 out of 5.0

I love the Janis Nowlan Band (even if I am annoyed that WeddingWire defaults to a man & woman icon to show “marriage”)!!! I saw them at the Union League for a Gala event, which was amazing. Then I hired them for a gay wedding I coordinated. I swear, the dance floor was never empty at the wedding! People were even dancing outside the tent because there wasn’t enough room on the dance floor! And the coolest thing was, Janis read the crowd and ended up deviating from her original set list because she watched what the crowd responded to. Now that’s service (and talent!). Then at the end of the night, her crew had to drag her out of the house because she sat down at the piano and started playing show tunes. I wouldn’t hire any other band. Truly. Go check them out at one of their free things and see for yourself. You won’t be able to settle on any other band. Trust me!
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MJoseph
Wedding:
9/5/2010

5.0 out of 5.0

The Janis Nowlan Band made our wedding. Not only was Janis fabulous to work with, but we had an awesome time at our wedding and our dance floor was packed. We seriously didn’t want the night to end. Janis also played the piano for our ceremony and cocktail hour. As a concert pianist, she is very talented and did a wonderful job. We loved working with her!
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karen
Wedding:
8/21/2010

5.0 out of 5.0

The band had great entertaining qualities, kept everyone dancing all night. They were very obliging to us and made sure we had everything we desired. thegroom’s uncle was a great singer and they allowed him to do a few songs with them. They could not have been nicer and what music, the best!
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Robert
Wedding:
8/7/2010

5.0 out of 5.0

best wedding band around
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merecornell
Wedding:
7/24/2010

5.0 out of 5.0

The Janis Nowlan Band played at our wedding July 2010 and they were amazing! I have been to so many weddings and they are by far the best band I have heard. Janis did a great job reading the crowd and kept the majority of our guests dancing throughout the entire night. The one comment that my husband and I hear over and over again about our wedding was that people loved the Janis Nowlan Band. Janis was easy to work with before the wedding, was very responsive to all of our questions and played all the songs we wanted to hear! I highly recommend!
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newera1
Wedding:
7/17/2010

5.0 out of 5.0

Janis and the band were great. They made the party!
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lovetoshop
Wedding:
7/17/2010

5.0 out of 5.0

Our son and daughter-in-law’s wedding was amazing! Janis and her band had everyone dancing the entire evening, and the dance floor was still packed at 1:00am. It was a great crowd, but she knew exactly how to keep the party lively . We still hear from guests that she was the best band ever!!!
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PhillyWedding
Wedding:
7/17/2010

5.0 out of 5.0

My wife and I had the pleasure of having her perform at our wedding last summer. From the very first note of the night to the rocking finale, Janis and her band were just what we had always wanted in a wedding band, playing a variety of styles from jazz standards to the latest pop music. We had wanted to have a lively, upbeat dance party and Janis did not disappoint. People were buzzing about her performance for days after. If you are looking for the best out there for your special day, look no further than the Janis Nowlan Band!
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sarah
Wedding:
6/27/2010

5.0 out of 5.0

Janis Nowlan Band was WONDERFUL!!!! Our guests were amazed and loved the reception. The band made the night!
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jldii
Wedding:
6/26/2010

5.0 out of 5.0

Without a doubt, the best wedding band around. They took my very little guidance/suggestions and not only met those parameters, they exceeded our every expectation. The vocals, acoustics and energy all were outstanding. I cannot thank them enough! If you want your guests to tell you afterwards that it was the best or most fun party/wedding that they have been to, you need to book Janis Nowland Band.
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KathleenL
Wedding:
6/19/2010

5.0 out of 5.0

The Janis Nowlan Band was amazing. We received numerous compliments on the band after our wedding. The song selection, energy, and talent were all top notch. Highly recommended!
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Tine
Wedding:
6/4/2010

5.0 out of 5.0

Janis Nowlan performed a solo at our wedding ceremony and The Janis Nowlan Band performed at our reception. Many, many guests commented on how wonderful her solo was and how it added so much to the ceremony! The Band made the reception! The music kept everybody energized and on the floor! We had the time of our lives thanks to the Janis Nowlan Band!!!
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Sharlee
Wedding:
6/4/2010

5.0 out of 5.0

Janice did so much to make our daughters wedding and reception outstanding and she was a pleasure to work with!

Janice sang a solo at the wedding that our pastor admitted was very difficult to sing which he along with all others present thought was outstanding.

Janice and the band also learned several songs for our event. Janice surprised me with a song that she took the time learn because in the course of one telephone conversation I happened to mention I thought it was a great song.

These are just a few comments we have heard from friends who attended the wedding and reception.

* That was the best wedding I’ve ever been to!

* The band not only played a variety of songs but they also sound like
the original artist.

* Janice added such a personal touch to the reception.

* The band was so energetic. They kept everyone on the dance floor.

* When you said you were having a band I never imagined they would be
that good.

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Diane Zinman
Wedding:
5/29/2010

5.0 out of 5.0

I juat go married on Bonnet Island Estate on 5/29/10 and my band was the Janis Nowlan Band. I spoke with Janis several times over the planning over my wedding and she was always helpful and full of great ideas. Many of my guests have commented how wonderful the band was….we were on our feet most of the night!
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Lwelsh
Wedding:
5/8/2010

5.0 out of 5.0

Janis and her band were amazing! Everyone was up out of their seats dancing! They made the night.
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steffyjc23
Wedding:
4/17/2010

5.0 out of 5.0

Fantastic! We booked the Janis Nowlan Band for our wedding 4/17/10. We couldn’t have asked for a better wedding reception! We danced all night and simply had a blast! We received so many complements from our guests and had so many people tell us they never had so much fun at a wedding!
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Meghan
Wedding:
11/6/2009

5.0 out of 5.0

Janis Nowland band was amazing. We continue to hear how awesome they were from our guests. Janis was very professional and was in constant contact with us before the wedding. She made every effort to do all our requests. The band made our reception wonderful and we are so happy we went with the Janis Nowland band.
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LoriandManny
Wedding:
4/19/2009

5.0 out of 5.0

The Janis Nowlan Band is without a doubt Philadelphia’s finest wedding band/party band! It was an absolute pleasure working with Janis in preparation for our spring wedding in 2009. Janis and her band learned so many songs that we were requesting. One being our wedding song which sounded absolutely amazing!
Our wedding reception was the most special because of the Janis Nowlan Band. The band had so much personality and they put that love and fun into our wedding. Our guests are still raving about our band! The dance floor was filled all night long! I cannot say enough about how wonderful and talented this band is! From the quality of the sound to all of the great music they know, they truly are unbelievable!
It has been a pleasure staying in contact with Janis. We love to see her band perform in the summer for an outside concert! We watch our wedding video and each time are still in awe about all they did to make our wedding reception so amazing! We feel truly honored to have had them for our special day!
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Robin
Wedding:
12/13/2008

5.0 out of 5.0

Janis Nowlan was fantastic! The music was amazing and the band really knew how to get the guests up and dancing. They played such a variety of music to appeal to everyone. The guests loved them and they were the highlight of our reception by far!
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Kristin
Wedding:
6/14/2008

5.0 out of 5.0

The one thing we wanted most for our wedding was for our guests to have an amazing time. The Janis Nowlan Band was the BEST entertainment we could have imagined. I can’t tell you how many people commented on what a great band we had. Nobody left our wedding early! Everyone danced until the very end -my Dad even ended up paying for an extra hour of music (something he said he would not be doing – lol). Janis worked with us up until the wedding to nail down all of the little details for the big day. She is a very experienced band leader which is something you want for you wedding, trust me. They sing, they dance, they do it all! People still talk about our wedding and it was over two years ago. If you want an amazing band at your wedding, the Janis Nowlan Band is worth every penny.
Services Used: Band

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sprtdoc1
Wedding:
4/25/2008

5.0 out of 5.0

The Janis Nowlan Band was absolutely fabulous for our daughter’s wedding. They provided a wonderful brass player for the wedding service, keyboard for the cocktail hour and the most incredible dance band for the reception. I have never been to another wedding where the music was better. Every minute of the music was great. They had incredible variety and truly knew how to get our guests up and dancing.
Services Used: Band

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novacat62
Wedding:
9/23/2006

5.0 out of 5.0

I highly recommend the Janis Nowlan Band for your wedding or any function that requires music. Janis was great to work with from the beginning. She helped with organizing everything. The band was tremendous! They played the entire time and never stopped to take a break. Everyone at the reception danced the whole time. The singers go into the crowd and interact with you on the dance floor, it is a real fun time, while still maintaining a classy feel. We still get compliments on the band from those that attended the reception or those that view our wedding video. Janis lends a personal touch to helping your wedding reception become a truly memorable event. The other thing that is special about Janis and the band is that they take a personal interest in you as well as your wedding. We still maintain a freindship four years later.
Services Used: Band

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laporterobinson
Wedding:
4/2/2005

5.0 out of 5.0

The Janis Nowlan Band was the highlight of our wedding reception (apart from, hopefully, my new husband and me!). They had the whole crowd dancing, even though the event was held in the afternoon. One of my friends who attended got married two months later and used a different band: she said to me DURING HER reception that she wished people were dancing at hers like they did at mine…(and hers was an evening reception). I’d absolutely encourage any bride-to-be to use this band at her wedding.
Services Used: Band

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hillaryswain
Wedding:
6/1/2003

4.6 out of 5.0

They were amazing. My husband is a music freek so he wanted a full horn section. He had tryouts for over 20 bands and thought this was the best by far. They kept the party flowing well and their sound was great. TWe got the full band so it was pricy but was worth every cent
Services Used: Band

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anmphilly
Wedding:
4/1/2000

4.6 out of 5.0

Janis is a very talented musician and her band is strong. Her range is very good, but they certainly have strong areas where they do better. Overall, we really enjoyed working with Janis and found her to be very professional and a great addition to our special day.
Services Used: Band

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Janis Nowlan Band Chosen By NBC "America's 15 Best Wedding Bands" Best Philadelphia Wedding Band!

Upcoming Showcase


Meet Your Bandleader Janis Nowlan, along with other members of the band and enjoy a free live showcase performance. Bring someone you love! Families and friends are always welcome!

High-Energy Dance Party


"There are bands... and then there's the Janis Nowlan Band" - featuring high-energy non-stop dance party music entertainment with exceptional vocalists, awesome horns, keyboards, guitar, bass, drums, percussion, congas, and a repertoire to suit any event!

JNB Awards & About Us


Energetic, exciting, and exceptional...This is how the Janis Nowlan Band has been described by countless guests, learn more and check out our awards.