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“They had people up who NEVER dance, myself included, up and dancing the whole night.”

 

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Janis Nowlan Band 5 Star Reviews
WeddingWire 2016 Couples’ Choice
“We can’t thank Janis and the band enough for making our wedding the party that we only dreamed it would be!”
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“This is the best band! The Janis Nowlan Orchestra has been our band of choice for 8 years. Three weddings, special birthday celebrations, and a holiday office party were made more memorable because of this fabulous band.”

Janis Nowlan Band Inaugural Honoree The Knot Best Of Weddings Hall Of Fame

First Philadelphia – Delaware Band Voted Into 
The Knot “Best Of Weddings Hall Of Fame”
Presidential Inaugural Ball Dance Party Band 2009
Featured Band On NBC “Ultimate Wedding”
“Everything went perfectly and our guests (many of them musicians themselves) all were raving about the band!” 

“I cannot say enough about JNB’s musical talent but what made the planning process and night all the more meaningful was the dedication and passion for excellence that Janis exudes. Her detailed attention and planning for our date made me feel in such good hands and her passion made it all the more fun and exciting!!”Janis Nowlan Band Best Seacrets Wedding Ocean City Maryland

Bandleader Janis Nowlan Personally Helps You Fashion The Celebration Of Your Dreams From A Spectacular Repertoire Of Top Music Tailored To Your Event That Will Have You And Your Guests Dancing Non-Stop!

Janis Nowlan Band 5 Star Reviews

Featuring Outstanding Singers, Powerhouse Horns, Keyboards, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Percussion and Congas, The JANIS NOWLAN BAND Rocks The Latest Hits And Irresistible Favorites Your Guests Can’t Help But Dance To!
 
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“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…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…” – MainlineBiz.com
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“Melt Your Shoes Dancing!”

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Reviewed On 10/06/2016 Lucy D

We had the pleasure of having the incredible Janis nowlan band perform at our wedding on 9/25/16. After an initial phone call with Janis, we attended their showcase. They were the only band we went to see, by far the best out of all the weddings either of us have been to… so right then and there we cancelled our plans to see other bands, they were that amazing! When it comes to planning, Janis is so organized and on top of your wedding schedule, and she is so warm and cheerful on the phone it was always a pleasure to hear from her throughout the wedding planning process. We had so much fun choosing the songs we wanted for our setlist and narrowing the songs down was so hard because they have an incredible range. They even agreed to learn my husbands favorite song which is an obscure Grateful Dead song called Peggy-O… the guitarist/singer knocked it out of the park ! We had them for our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. They did an amazing job with our introductions and hora and kept everyone dancing all night, even my mother who I have never seen dance before. Our guests were literally looking at each other in amazement at how good the band was, and so many people commented that their songs sounded just like the originals. When they called the last song we couldn’t believe it was already over, and now we wish we could have another party so we can bring Janis and her band back! We had an outdoor wedding at the waterworks which is a public space, we found out later that when they heard the music, passerbys stopped to dance in the street for hours! Do not hesitate to book the Janis Nowlan band, your guests will be so impressed when they walk in and see the 13 piece band on stage… then after the party they won’t stop raving after they’ve heard the BEST!!!


Reviewed On 8/24/2016 Tory G

When my husband and I started planning our wedding we agreed that there were three main things that make a wedding great: good food, free alcohol and great music. To say that the Janis Nowlan Band was great is a major understatement. These guys were phenomenal from day one. Janis is thorough and gets to know the bride and the groom and is sure to make everything is unique and special for the big day. She made sure of every detail. At the wedding, everything was just how we imagined it. They played for our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. At the reception our guests (grandparent included) were on the dance floor from start to finish. Throughout the night I had guests asking about the band so they could recommend them to other couples. We are so pleased with their performance. I would recommend the Janis Nowlan Band to any Bride and Groom who are looking to dance the night away!


Reviewed On 6/06/2016 Dan L

I argued with my wife about a band vs a DJ – I’ve been to weddings where the band just wasn’t “on” and it just kills the mood of a party. I was even more skeptical when I was reading reviews of Janis – “Nobody can be THAT good”, I thought to myself. I was wrong. Janis and the rest of her band were amazing. You don’t need to worry with Janis, she does all that for you! But in truth, what she does is put on a show with a personal touch and class/grace that’s a step beyond what anyone would expect. We have been getting compliments all week from her show and I couldn’t be happier with our decision. Her piano playing for the ceremony brought me to tears. Her guitarist ripped off a rock solo that literally stopped the room in its tracks, listening to him shred until they transitioned into AC/DC’s “You Shook Me All Night Long”. Find me another band that can do that! This isn’t a “wedding band”. It’s not even a band that plays weddings. Janis and the crew are an experience. Book them and you will NOT be disappointed.


Reviewed On 10/31/2016 Carolyn B

NO COMPARISON First saw the Janis Nowlan Band perform years ago, they were absolutely phenomenal and they have only gotten better since! Our daughter’s wedding was a blast, everyone was still on the dance floor at the end of the night and no one wanted the music to end! They are in the business of making dreams come true and they are better at it than anyone! Incredibly talented musicians who are an absolute pleasure to deal with, love, love, love them! We can never thank them enough!


Reviewed On 10/31/2016 Jennifer B

JANIS NOWLAND BAND is AMAZING. Our guests cannot stop raving about how great the music was and how fun the party was. They are a pleasure to work with and absolutely bring the house down. My feet still hurt from dancing so much. Thank you for everything!


Reviewed On 10/28/2016 Jacqueline K

Jacqueline said… There are not enough words to express how much I LOVE this band nor is there enough stars to rate them! I always told myself that when I got married I would have a DJ instead of a live band. Well, that all changed when I got the chance to see the Janis NowlanBand play at a friends wedding. I was in love and instantly hooked! I knew that this was the band I wanted for my wedding. As soon as my husband and I were engaged, I contacted Janis. I then took my husband and my parents to one of the band’s showcases and they were blown away! Janis is an incredible person! During the entire planning process she checked in and asked about our family and it felt like we had known her our whole lives! When the big day started to get closer, Janis made sure she took care of everything. We were able to pick our wedding song and parent dance songs as well as all the songs they played at our wedding. This band has no limits! They can play anything from country to soul to pop to rock, even the popular novelty dances! We went over introductions, ceremony music, cocktail music, EVERYTHING. Janis made sure that I had one less thing to stress about. When it came time to dance, the amazing band was incredible and they didn’t miss a beat! They had everyone from my 1&1/2 year old daughter to my 92 year old grandmother on the dance floor! We had the perfect wedding and I have to give a big thank you to the Janis Nowlan Band for being a big part of that perfect day!


Reviewed On 10/25/2016 Cyndi M

Janis and the band were amazing! I am an older bride and wanted a band that would make for a great party. I picked the right band! Janis was helpful prior to the wedding helping me with my timeline, (I didn’t want to do typical wedding stuff throughout the night), was great when I asked her to shorten our first dance song and created a spot on dance list suited for our guests. Everyone had a great time. I have to apologize to my guests if I didn’t get around to see them at their tables, but once dinner was over no one was sitting for the rest of the night! The band was outstanding and I highly recommend the Janis Nowlan Band to use at your next event!


Reviewed On 10/22/2016 Paige S

AMAZING. Everyone danced the entire night. They really are the best. Janis is so great to work with! Have to been to multiple weddings where they have played and they are always amazing.


Reviewed On 10/20/2016 Devin W

Hands down the BEST wedding band in the area! We were fortunate enough to see Janis Nowlan and the band live at a friend’s wedding and when my husband and I got engaged, there was no question about who we were going to call first. Janis works with you directly and is the epitome of professional. She also is genuinely excited about making your wedding day special and getting your guests on the dance floor. We worked together to plan the day-of-schedule, so it was tailored to our needs and wants (like getting people dancing right away, when to do the special dances, speeches, cake cutting, etc). She and the band also learned some special song requests we had and did a dance-off, which our guests loved. So many guests commented on how great the band was and that it was the BEST that they have ever heard. I may be bias but I agree!!! Thank you Janis, Rick, & band!!


Reviewed On 10/18/2016 Lane C

One of the best decisions of our September 24, 2016 wedding was having The Janis Nolan Band. We are now about a month out and have had time to reflect on our perfect day and hear guests feedback, and every single person I talk to has said what an incredible band we had. We aregoing through a time where we are back-to-back weekends with weddings, so we notice details about other weddings. They played the entire time, including when people were eating, and also did not take a break. I have noticed that this is rare in the wedding band industry and so important to keep the party going!! Their music appeals to old and young alike, they are lively and entertaining, and they helped to ensure the most important day of our lives was seamless. If I could do it all over again, without a doubt I would book Janis and her team.


Reviewed On 10/18/2016 Jamie B

When looking for a wedding band, one of my criteria was that I wanted people dancing so much that people were splitting their pants. Janis Nowlan band went one step further! I thought people were going to fall through the floor! They know the exact mixture of science and art to getting EVERYONE out on the dance floor and keeping them there, having a good time. They played for 4-5 hours straight. No band breaks! Granted it was my wedding but I have never had so much fun and I even got to sing a song with the band to my bride. It is almost a month later and the wedding is all friends and family are talking about. Kudos to Janis and her band. They are amazing!


Reviewed On 9/21/2016 Alix F

I absolutely loved working with Janis and her band! They are highly rated for a reason – they deliver talent and professionalism that equate to you and your guests having the absolute best time on the dance floor. Janis truly cares about each wedding – with several phone calls to hammer out every detail for the day of to make you (the bride) stress free! Despite our wedding weather being ridiculously hot – every single person was on that dance floor dancing (and sweating) up a storm and it made me so happy to see my guests having such a fantastic time. I hope to go to weddings in the future where Janis and her band are playing because I know it’ll be nothing but a great time. If you are looking for a wedding band – you should just stop here and book The Janis Nowlan band. You won’t regret it.


Reviewed On 9/19/2016 Stacy S

My husband and I are so glad we chose to have Janis and her band celebrate with us on our very special day. They are a group of vibrant and talented people that had all of our guests in awe. The dance floor was full throughout the whole night. Our friends and family cannot stoptalking about how amazing the band was and how sore they were the next day! Bandleader Janis was such a delight to work with. She was so very professional and organized, and did not hesitate to give us feedback/recommendations that we as a couple greatly appreciated. Janis and her band truly are the best and no one can compare. Thank you for making our day extra special and memorable!!


Reviewed On 8/21/2016 Karen T

I am the mother of the bride and want to give the highest possible recommendation to Janis Nowlan and her band. They blew me away at their showcase and they were absolutely incredible at my daughters wedding in August 2016. Janis was wonderful to work with. She is very personable, professional, and organized. She runs the event beautifully. The music she provided for the prelude, ceremony, cocktail hour and reception were A+++++. She and the band learned two very important songs for our event and did an incredible job. Once the dancing started, the dance floor was packed all night. We didn’t want the party to end they were so great! Don’t hesitate to book this fantastic band!


Reviewed On 7/26/2016

We don’t even know where to begin to express our gratitude to Janis and the Band for the wonderful performance they put on at our daughter and son in laws wedding. Our guests are still raving about it. We knew the first time we heard them we had to have this band at our wedding and we now know we picked the BEST band around. The energy in the room that nitght was phenomenal and we owe it all to the Janis Nowlan Band. Alyssa and Tom had the time of their lives as did all of us. Janis and her band were terrific to work with during the whole planning process. We will highly recommend the Janis Nowlan Band and hope to see them again. Thank you Janis from the bottom of our hearts. Jackie &Jeff Koscelansky


Reviewed On 6/15/2016 Alyssa K

Janis Nowlan and her band are truly the best of the best!!! Janis Nowlan Band was the 1st band I went to see at a showcase during my wedding planning process and the only band I saw. After the first time meeting Janis and her band and hearing them perform, I knew this was the band I wanted to play at my wedding and I booked them the next morning after the showcase! Janis is WONDERFUL to work with and makes sure to take care of all requests as best as she can. I even asked if her band knew how to play the new Justin Timberlake song a few weeks before my wedding and she said they were going to do their best to learn it and she did make sure to play it and I was blown away with how good everyone sounded! I want to go back to my wedding just to relive the dancing and partying that Janis Nowlan Band provided. Our dance floor was packed from start to finish and everyone is still talking about how great the band was and how much fun they had! If you are looking for a band who is fun, energetic, interactive, professional, and upbeat then this is the band you need to get to make your wedding unforgettable! Thank you Janis and the Janis Nowlan Band- we had a BLAST!!!!


Reviewed On 5/15/2016

WOW! What a fantastic time we had at our son and daughter-in-law’s wedding! It wouldn’t have been the same without the Janis Nowlan Band. From the cocktail hour to the last song of the night, our reception guests couldn’t say enough about how awesome, fantastic, wonderful, and“out-of -this-world” the band was! We were all under the spell of the magical, musical masterpiece performance of the Janis Nowlan Band. No one could resist the urge to dance. Even guests who “never dance”, couldn’t stay off the dance floor. And so… we all just danced the night away!! Kudos to all of you for your superb talent, perfect personalization, and ultimate professionalism! Your energy was contagious, your timing impeccable, and your entertainment was exhilarating!! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making this event the “wedding of the decade”!!


Reviewed On 4/13/2016

I don’t know even where to begin: we LOVED everything about the Janis Nowlan Band for our wedding at the Constitution Center. Definitely go to one of their music showcases to check them out, and you’ll get chills! We wanted a very Philly-themed wedding, and they helped us dojust that with everything from Philadelphia Freedom to Fly Eagles Fly. They can play just about any song from any era! EVERYONE was dancing, and we are still receiving compliments on how great this band was at our wedding! The whole band is super nice and friendly and they have so much fun doing what they’re good at, and it shows! Janis was super professional and easy-going. I loved working with her to plan my wedding and hope that we can work together again in the future.


Reviewed On 1/02/2016 Jami L

Best band ever! We couldn’t have asked for a better band for our New Years Eve wedding! Janis was amazing during our ceremony and cocktail hour but blew us away during the reception! Everything was timed perfectly and played so well! Thank you Janis and band members forhelping to make our wedding day a blast!


Amazing Wedding Band

Reviewed On 12/30/2015

The Janis Nowlan Band kept people on the dance floor throughout the night with great sound and a wide variety of music to please everyone. We never wanted to take a break!


Janis Nowlan Band

Reviewed On 12/29/2015

I met Janis Nowlan and her Band nine years ago when they agreed, on short notice, to perform at my wife’s 50th birthday party. They were fantastic! Since then Janis and the Band have performed at four of my children’s weddings, and numerous charity and corporate events that I have been involved with. The most recent event was my daughter’s wedding and Janis and the Band were phenomenal. They continue to consistently perform and entertain at the highest level. Rave reviews once again from all of our guests and family members!! John Sprandio


The Best Band!!

Reviewed On 12/29/2015 Kate S

The Janis Nowlan Orchestra performed at our daughter’s wedding on 12/04/2015. We booked them one year before the wedding because we knew if we wanted the wedding to be successful……Janis was the one to call! We have had a 9 year history with the band…….birthdaycelebrations, our three sons weddings, holiday office party, etc. Janis and her bandmates are fabulous! Everyone danced and had a wonderful time. They are engaging and great musicians. I believe they had as much fun as our guests! Our next celebration will definfitely include the band. It is a sure way to have a very successful celebration! Thank you Janis, you are the best!!!


Amazing band!

Reviewed On 12/29/2015

I have been to several events at which the Janis Nowlan Band played so there was no doubt who we wanted to play our wedding. We could not be happier! Several guest commented during and after the wedding about how great the band was. The music was great and literally everyone was dancing. They even learned our first dance song and it turned out perfect. The timing was seamless throughout the night for everything from calling up the best man and maid of honor for speeches to cake cutting and all the little in between moments we didnt think of. Even giving a thank you to my grandparents, the oldest married couple there. I can not say enough good things about this band!


Like family!

Reviewed On 12/29/2015 Mary R

Janis Nowland band is phenomenal! They really take the time to get to know your style and what music you like. They also know how to improvise and get the crowd going. We used them for our wedding 7 years ago and I’ve used them as an event planner professionally. My THREE sister in laws have used them as well. Janis has become like family! You can’t go wrong, they know the latest songs, and the tried and true greatest hits!!


Wonderful Band

Reviewed On 12/07/2015 MaryKate B

Janis was wonderful to work with, very professional and covered all the details, and just a nice person. The band was perfect played all the right music had everyone up dancing. Would highly recommend them if you want to have a good time.


Reviewed On 10/31/2015 Jessie M

All the while my mom was helping us plan our wedding, she kept saying that the band would make or break the reception. Janis Nowlan band *made* it. The music was spot-on; the volume was perfect for a relatively small room; and multiple people who told me ahead of time that they “don’t dance at weddings” were up and moving! I feel strongly that if you need to cut something else out of your budget just to make room for a spectacular band, this one would be worth it. Thank you so much.


Look no further

Reviewed On 10/31/2015

The Janis Nowlan Band made our wedding. I spent the entire night on the dance floor with my guests. They played the perfect mix of new songs with the classics. The band actually plays all of the music, unlike the other popular wedding bands that play to backing tracks. They are extremely talented musicians and worth every penny!


Let’s party

Reviewed On 10/31/2015 Jesse M

I grew up playing music and played through college. It is one of the most important things to me and there was no way I was going to cut corners on my wedding day. There is nothing more influential on the mood of a party than the music. My husband and I heard the Janis Nowlanband on the Internet and it was a no brainier to book them for our fall wedding. The 11 person band did not disappoint! People were raving about the performance. Not only did the party people love dancing to the great variety of music, the non dancers had a blast just watching. Almost like a mini concert. Janis was so easy to work with, took great notes so was plugged in and on top of what we wanted, was on time, and her band was fun and upbeat. You will be totally blown away with Janis and the quality of the performance of the band. It was everything I always wanted!


Reviewed On 10/30/2015 Bevlin C

Without a doubt, the Janis Nowlan Band was the best wedding band we have ever seen! They played such a great selection of music and had everyone out on the dance floor all night long.


Best Wedding Band

Reviewed On 10/29/2015 Jessica V

Having The Janis Nowlan Band for our wedding was the best decision that we made for our wedding. They were so amazing! They kept everyone dancing all night long and all our guests kept raving about what an amazing band they were. Janis was extremely professional and responsive and really made sure that the band played what we wanted and what would keep everyone dancing all night long. Our first dance was not a well known song but the band played it and it sounded almost exactly like the original. We can’t thank Janis and the band enough for making our wedding the party that we only dreamed it would be!


Best of the Best!

Reviewed On 10/29/2015

Janis Nowlan Band brings the party to life! Janis brings together the best of the best with gifted talent in JNB musicians and singers – even “non –dancers” couldn’t resist the music and found themselves dancing the night away. Thanks for a great time!


Janis promised the best and delivered

Reviewed On 10/29/2015

Janis and her band were great. Our guests raved about them. She gave our daughter and her husband exactly what they asked for and more. We highly recommend them.


Best wedding band!!

Reviewed On 10/29/2015

Awesome band! We couldn’t have asked for a better band to play at our wedding! Willing to learn new songs for us and played such a variety. They did an awesome job at keeping everyone out on the dance floor! Groom

 I couldn’t walk for two days!!!
Reviewed On 10/28/2015 Lydia M
Because I spent my entire wedding on the dance floor. And I would do it again! The Janis Nowlan Band hit it out of the park! The dance floor was full all night – which was exactly what we wanted. And the quality of their performance and sound was second to none. We had multiple friends inquire afterwards for the name of the band – complete hit! On a personal note, Janis was amazing. She really got what we were looking for – a complete range in music genres. Everything from old standards to Motown to some funky 70’s/80’s thrown in for good measure. Not every band is up to the task, but Janis and her gang of maestros carried it off!!!! And I would book them again in a heartbeat. They even learned two new songs just for us! It meant the world! Thank you Janis! If music is an important element of your celebration and you want a dynamic band, look no further!

Let’s party
Reviewed on 10/31/2015 Jesse M
I grew up playing music and played through college. It is one of the most important things to me and there was no way I was going to cut corners on my wedding day. There is nothing more influential on the mood of a party than the music. My husband and I heard the Janis Nowlan band on the Internet and it was a no brainier to book them for our fall wedding. The 11 person band did not disappoint! People were raving about the performance. Not only did the party people love dancing to the great variety of music, the non dancers had a blast just watching. Almost like a mini concert. Janis was so easy to work with, took great notes so was plugged in and on top of what we wanted, was on time, and her band was fun and upbeat. You will be totally blown away with Janis and the quality of the performance of the band. It was everything I always wanted!

Reviewed on 10/31/2015 Jessie M
All the while my mom was helping us plan our wedding, she kept saying that the band would make or break the reception. Janis Nowlan band *made* it. The music was spot-on; the volume was perfect for a relatively small room; and multiple people who told me ahead of time that they “don’t dance at weddings” were up and moving! I feel strongly that if you need to cut something else out of your budget just to make room for a spectacular band, this one would be worth it. Thank you so much.

Look no further
Reviewed on 10/31/2015
The Janis Nowlan Band made our wedding. I spent the entire night on the dance floor with my guests. They played the perfect mix of new songs with the classics. The band actually plays all of the music, unlike the other popular wedding bands that play to backing tracks. They are extremely talented musicians and worth every penny!

Danced the night away!
Reviewed on 10/28/2015 Erin F
We were so happy with our choice to use Janis Nowlan Band! The band was very important to us, and we listened to everyone in the Philadelphia area – Janis was our top choice by a landslide! The dance floor was packed all night, and another friend also already booked the band for her upcoming wedding!! Thank you Janis for making the night so memorable.

Reviewed On 10/28/2015 Kristen M
This band played at my cousin’s wedding, and they were amazing! What really impressed me is that they played popular current music that is presently being played on the radio! Their energy and sound quality were also incredible!

Look No Further Than The Janis Nowlan Band
Reviewed On 9/29/2015 Heather R
I will preface this by saying I am not someone who usually acts on hunches or gut feelings. I usually research the HELL out of things before making a decision, especially when it is a major spend. From the first time I spoke with Janis, I knew she and her band would make our wedding a personalized experience, something unique to me and my husband. We listened to a couple of videos online and read some reviews, but not a lot. And then we went to a showcase. This was the first and last showcase we attended. My now husband and I decided after their first set that the Janis Nowlan Band was the perfect band for our wedding. They are true musicians, not just wedding singers. Every single one of this 11 piece band is magnificent. Janis is both the bandleader and the clerk of the works — she pays attention to every detail to make sure song requests are honored, the wedding party and parents announced, and the party runs smoothly. In dealing with her in the months, weeks, and days leading up to the wedding, I would have thought that ours was the only wedding on their calendar! Our wedding was just a few weeks ago and the notes from guests are still streaming in — most of them comment on how amazing the band was! Everyone from age 8 to 85 literally danced from the get-go until the last note. So fun!

Absolutely Great Party Band
Reviewed On 10/26/2015
Janis Nowlan’s Band is so much fun!!! The musicians are very talented professionals but they are engaging artists. They played music that appealed to everyone. I danced for hours!!!

It doesn’t get any better than Janis Nowlan Band!
Reviewed On 10/27/2015
Just do it. You won’t ever regret it. I promise. Party with the BEST! I understand now why Janis Nowlan Band has been winning awards. JNB played for my niece Crista’s wedding, and I’ve been blessed to be an active part of Crista’s life since her infancy – so this is a VERY IMPORTANT occasion for me. Not to mention, I have 40 years as a professional musician who understands how high the bar is – which makes me a VERY TOUGH critic. I don’t think 3500 characters is enough to write about the level at which Janis Nowlan Band delivers the “nth” degree of incredible, professional, talented, extraordinary, energetic, fun, joyous…I can go on and on….consummate musicians, perfect sets, variety of genre (she’s known for actually hearing AND doing what the bride/groom/family say they want), interaction with the audience without being intrusive or obnoxious… How does JNB do it? It’s ALL there! And it starts with the alchemy of finding phenomenal musicians to fuse their collective gift, or solo, to either melt your soul just listening, or, even better, MELT YOUR SHOES DANCING! The set lists are seamless and perfect; somehow no one at the party ever felt left out of the fun. It’s ALWAYS about the music and the people and she and her band must have a crystal ball to know exactly what will make it the most fun and fabulous for everyone from age 2 to 92! Important for me to say, knowing how exhausting it must be for the band members to maintain the enthusiasm and energy they do for so many hours straight, I was TOTALLY IMPRESSED by how gracious, friendly, engaging the band members were with every person who approached them. Especially when the “gig” was over, so many put their heads down, pack it up and move it out. Not this band! They gave their best until every guest had left! Their sound system was excellent, no distortion (that’s saying a lot with a band that size, especially when they are rocking the party). Great music. Great fun. The dance floor was a magnet all night..and no one wanted the party to end, and we know, that’s all about the band! I want to go back and do it again…every night!

What a party!
Reviewed On 10/01/2015 Katie K
Having attended a best friend’s wedding shortly after we got engaged where Janis Nowlan Band was performing, Zach and I knew we just had to have them at ours! It was our first wedding planning decision! Their band is the real deal and runs deep in instruments! Because of this, they are able to play continuously all night long with the size of their band and are wonderful entertainers! A couple of the members played for our reception cocktail hour, then the full band during dinner with lighter sounds then really turned it up for the dancing after dinner! They know how to gauge a party and keep it going all night. This is the reason why I trusted Janis so much, especially since we love the “oldies” which JNB does SO well but they are just as good, if not better, with the through the ages and newer stuff and depending on the crowd, they know exactly what to play and when. I cannot say enough about JNB’s musical talent but what made the planning process and night all the more meaningful was the dedication and passion for excellence that Janis exudes. Her detailed attention and planning for our date made me feel in such good hands and her passion made it all the more fun and exciting!! A friend in London that could not make our wedding in Philadelphia emailed me the week after the wedding saying how amazing she heard the band was and already booked them for her wedding next summer in 2016!! Thank you Janis Nowlan Band for making our wedding celebration all the more sweet and FUN!!!

Absolutely perfect
Reviewed On 9/02/2015 Jennifer J
First of all, I inquired with multiple bands in the Philadelphia region, and I ultimately chose the Janis Nowlan Band (Mainly because Janis was so fantastic to deal with and extremely professional). Every time I had an sort of question big or small she would get back to me right away. Moreover, when it came to going over the music for our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception, Janis was very open and had extremely helpful suggestions if I ever wasn’t sure of what song I wanted where. My father also wanted to plan something special and he dealt directly with Janis. The surprise was absolutely perfect, and my parents were so happy to have such a kind and professional person to handle our wedding reception! As far as our reception, she managed the night flawlessly. It was absolutely perfect. All of the guests are still raving about the band! They were just great! I would highly recommend the Janis Nowlan Band to anyone!

Reviewed On 9/07/2015 Lauren S
Janis Nowlan Band was by far the best wedding band Chris and I could have ever imagined! They were absolutely fantastic! The music was non stop and I did not leave the dance floor once! Every song they played was even better than the one before. We were married at the Atrium at Curtis Center and I was worried about the acoustics inside the building, but sure enough the sound was perfect. Janis and her members were perfectionists and it showed throughout their performance. Music is one of the most important pieces to making a great wedding! Chris & Lauren Houser

Reviewed On 9/09/2015 Cassie H
We had the first Janis Nowlan Band wedding in our family… for a reason! After seeing them twice before, my groom was so excited to have them at our wedding. I chatted with Janis for months because I had a specific song that I wanted for my walk down the aisle. We worked together to find the perfect arrangement and on the day of, it was exactly what I wanted. We also spent hours going over every detail from order of events to name pronunciation. It was so nice feeling like she was putting so much effort into our big day. The band kept the party going so well. They helped each part of the reception flow nicely so that there was no downtime. They had the dance floor packed with “Uptown Funk” and “Shut Up and Dance With Me.” It was so nice to have such recent music and it definitely got the party started! Janis Nowlan Band is an amazing choice if you want to have a great party!

Reviewed On 6/27/2015 Caitlin S
I can not say enough good things about Janis Nowlan Band. Janis’ attention to detail is unmatched, which helped our day go off without a hitch. The band learned our first dance song, as well as my sorority song and they were perfect. The jazz trio performed at the cocktail hour and set the perfect ambiance. After speeches, they got the party started immediately. They had people up who NEVER dance, myself included, up and dancing the whole night. My dad even got down and did the curly shuffle. Their energy is incredible and they love to include guests in the singing. I received so many compliments on this band and still have people asking me other places they can go see them. At the end of the night, we chanted for one more song and the band complied. It was perfect and I can not thank them enough for making our day exactly how we wanted it…a big party with non-stop dancing. If you want to have a fabulous time, Janis Nowlan Band is without a doubt your choice!

Reviewed On 6/25/2015 Lindsey F
Thanks to the Janis Nowlan Band the dance floor was hot at our wedding reception on June 13, 2015. We had such an amazing time dancing the night away and we did not want it to ever end. The band put on a wonderful performance that our guests are still raving about. I appreciate how Janis personalized the evening for us from discussing song selections to making sure she had all the details just right. My husband and I will always remember our family and friends who were smiling, singing and dancing along with us all night long. The energy and love was electric on that dance floor and we owe it to this phenomenal band. The Janis Nowlan Band did an excellent job and we highly recommend them for your wedding entertainment! Lindsey & Matt

Best Band!!
Reviewed On 1/14/2015 Brittany R
The best band! Our wedding was dancing the entire night!

Classy Fun!
Reviewed On 12/04/2014 Michelle K
Janis Nowlan Band is a band that goes the extra mile. As the bride, I never once hesitated that the band would be a problem. Janis is so personal and remembers every detail! Hands down I would recommend this band to anyone who is looking for great music, dancing, and an enjoyable time!

Amazing band that treats you like family!
Reviewed On 10/31/2014 Tee B
My husband and I saw the Janis Nowlan Band play at a friends wedding a few weeks after we got engaged. We hadn’t started planning yet, but he said, “I don’t care what else you plan, but we have to have this band!” We very soon after hired the band to play at our reception and a jazz trio to play at cocktail hour. Throughout the entire year of planning, Janis was so easy to work with. She responded to my many emails about how things worked, offered advice, and went above and beyond with accommodating us to make our day perfect. Janis learned three new songs for us to make our day absolutely perfect! She even calmed my fears about doing a choreographed dance with a live band having never heard the song performed by them. Everything went perfectly and our guests (many of them musicians themselves) all were raving about the band! The dance floor never cleared or thinned out. People were dancing all night long! Janis even allowed us to have a special guest performer use her keyboard, which was amazingly generous! We can’t say enough great things about this group. If you want a full dance floor all night, this is the band to pick!!!!

Best band ever!!!!
Reviewed On 10/27/2015 Leigh W
The Janis Nowlan Band was outstanding!!!! I can’t thank them enough for making our wedding the best we could have ever imagined! There wasn’t a minute that we weren’t out on the dance floor! Our 90 year old grandparents were even out dancing! All our guests wanted to book Janis for their next event! I couldn’t be happier with our decision to have them be a part of our day!! Thank you so much Janis and the amazing band!!

Janis Nowlan Band — Wedding 10/24/15
Reviewed On 10/26/2015
As father of the bride, I want things to go smoothly for the new couple & to have all guests enjoy themselves. When the dance floor is continually full, it says people are having a great time. When you can talk during dinner with pleasant music in the background adding the right atmosphere, you know things are going well. — and when people of all ages are constantly coming up to tell you that they have never heard a band play such a variety of music so well, you know the evening is a success!!

Simply The Best!
Reviewed On 10/28/2015
Janis Nowlan Band is quite simply the best! From our first contact by phone, through the planning phase, to the last dance, Janis was enthusiastic, creative, fun and incredibly talented. She and her band have an extraordinary range and will keep everybody entertained…most highly recommend!
Janis promised the best and delivered

Reviewed On 10/29/2015
Janis and her band were great. Our guests raved about them. She gave our daughter and her husband exactly what they asked for and more. We highly recommend them.

Best of the Best!
Reviewed On 10/29/2015
Janis Nowlan Band brings the party to life! Janis brings together the best of the best with gifted talent in JNB musicians and singers – even “non –dancers” couldn’t resist the music and found themselves dancing the night away. Thanks for a great time!

Janis Nowlan Band blew us away
Reviewed On 10/26/2015
Dear Janis – What a wonderful wedding – thanks to you and your singers and musicians! Even the reluctant people couldn’t resist and made their way to the dance floor – and you could see on their faces the fun they were having stepping to the beat… I got many MANY compliments about the Janis Nowlan Band during the reception – the young people who have heard a lot of bands were amazed at your spectacular sound. (I think some of them wish they could get married again just to have you!) Ray and I thank you for doing what you do best – getting the party started and keeping it going, and for your friendship and kindness to our family. You made my daughter Crista and Ken’s day special and one that everyone who attended will always remember.

The Best Band!
Reviewed On 10/28/2015 Caroline B
Janis and the band were so great to work with throughout the entire process. From the showcase to see them for the first time to ending our wedding night, they were fun and professional. We received so many compliments about the band saying how great they were and how fun they made the wedding. Highly recommend using them and hope to see them again at another wedding soon!

Awesome Band!
Reviewed On 10/26/2015 Nitsa H
We went to a wedding and this band was truly one of the very best! All songs – old and new – sounded just like the originals and they got the crowd pumping! Highly recommend!!

So Professional
Reviewed On 10/27/2015
What an excellent band. We were so impressed. Each and every member of the band is an exceptional musician in their own right and the singers have amazing voices. They kept the fun and excitement going all night long. A very polished group with a classy delivery.
Concert of a Lifetime!

Reviewed On 10/26/2015

I honestly felt like I was at a live concert! The sound and quality of the musicians was incredible. I have been to 29 weddings in the last 10 years all over the country and this band was by far the best I have ever encountered. You cannot get better than this and you cannot find a better band to get the crowd moving. Kudos to the band and stay together

A Groom’s View
Reviewed On 10/26/2015
The only words I can use to sum up the atmosphere this band created is… Even the non-dancers couldn’t be pulled off the dance floor! Truly a close second to the occasion, but only to my bride. Could not ask for more, from start to finish.

THANK YOU!
Reviewed On 10/26/2015 Crista P
This is the most difficult review I have ever had to write. I mean it is just about impossible to put into words just how AWESOME they were. Start to finish, working with Janis is a breeze. We did request a final song for the night that she admitted they have never performed. The song was Closing Time by Semisonic. They NAILED it. I mean everyone was on the dance floor singing along, belting out every last word. The Janis Nowlan Band made our wedding day not just the best day ever, but the most spectacular day ever. Thank you to each and every member of the Janis Nowlan Band. THANK YOU!

Reviewed On 10/30/2015 Bevlin C
Without a doubt, the Janis Nowlan Band was the best wedding band we have ever seen! They played such a great selection of music and had everyone out on the dance floor all night long.

Best Wedding Band
Reviewed On 10/29/2015 Jessica V
Having The Janis Nowlan Band for our wedding was the best decision that we made for our wedding. They were so amazing! They kept everyone dancing all night long and all our guests kept raving about what an amazing band they were. Janis was extremely professional and responsive and really made sure that the band played what we wanted and what would keep everyone dancing all night long. Our first dance was not a well known song but the band played it and it sounded almost exactly like the original. We can’t thank Janis and the band enough for making our wedding the party that we only dreamed it would be!

Best wedding band!!

Reviewed On 10/29/2015
Awesome band! We couldn’t have asked for a better band to play at our wedding! Willing to learn new songs for us and played such a variety. They did an awesome job at keeping everyone out on the dance floor! Groom

louise

Reviewed On 10/27/2015
the band was excellent, the singers terrific – a wide variety of music, open to taking requests, very energetic, and had everyone dancing! a very personable and fun group.

Janis Nowlan Band 10-24-15
Reviewed On 10/26/2015
Really hard working tight band-great vocals, musicians and great entertainment. Dancing all night. A great band for a great celebration.

Wedding Band
Reviewed On 10/26/2015
The Janis Nowlan Band was incredible. The dance floor was filled the entire evening. Everyone enjoyed the music. The young were dancing and an 88 year old grandfather. The music was so good that you never left the dance floor. They never took a break during the main playing hours. I couldn’t have asked for a better band, they were great.

Absolutely Awesome!!!
Reviewed On 10/22/2015
At my daughter’s wedding my 96 year old father commented..”I’ve never seen so many old people on a dance floor.” Now, he was referring to all of HIS 60 and 70 year old children…but it was true. The entire reception rocked and the bride and groom and their friends and our friends never left the dance floor. It was EXACTLY what they wanted. Janis and her group were like invited guests. They had as much fun as we did and didn’t want the party to end, either. Thank-you!!! Mother of the Bride

A magical evening
Reviewed On 10/20/2015
The Janis Nowlan Band provided the soundtract to a father’s most magical occasion- -his daughter’s wedding!! Great sound, great range and unlimited talent-all night long!! Thanks!!

The BEST Band!
Reviewed On 10/13/2015 Allison F
The Janis Nowlan Band is beyond amazing! My now husband and I recently celebrated our one year wedding anniversary and to this day we still receive rave comments from family and friends on how awesome our band was. Janis and her band made our celebration truly special, fun, and memorable. Look no further for a wedding band!!

“It sounded so real, I thought it a live recording”
Reviewed On 10/31/2014 Kate H
I live in Seattle and hadn’t heard or met Janis until our wedding, but she was perfect! My parents INSISTED on having a band (they are old school) and I didn’t really care either way, but I’m glad we did it! We had so fun and people I thought wouldn’t be dancing were! She honored every special request we had, including “Luckiest” for our wedding song, playing the Monday Night Football theme song for all of our intros (best idea EVER, thanks hubby), and allowed us to bring in a CD for our first dance per our request. I’ll leave the rest of my review to the compliments I recieved after the wedding: 1. “It sounded so real, I thought it a live recording” 2. “Every time I looked up, I was thinking ‘this is too good, it can’t be the band’. I was shocked everytime that it was them singing!” 3. One husband about his wife, “Oh my god, my wife is dancing like a 20 year old. I don’t even know who she is anymore! This is great!” In general, we recieved the most compliments about the food (important to me) and the band. I was on the dance floor the entire night! I barely had a voice for my honeymoon!

Amazing Band
Reviewed On 10/30/2014 Joanna M
Everyone still talks about my wedding and highlights the amazing Janis Nowlan Band. They play fun music, have a way of engaging everyone, and got everyone up to dance. Janis was very easy to work with. She spent hours with me on several phone conversations to plan and make sure everything would go perfectly. On my wedding day, I had no anxiety and knew everything would go smoothly. You must have this band!!!!

Your guests will rave about this band!

Reviewed On 10/30/2014
There are some reviews that give 5 stars to bands for showing up on time and playing recognizable music. This review is not one of those. Janis Nowlan and her band are simply superb. She had the entire party dancing from start to finish with a great mix of old and new songs. With barely any recommendations, Janis ran the whole night by herself and even adjusted to the songs that got most people dancing. She is a wonderful person to work with and even worked with the best men to sing an introduction to the first dance – and idea that was created less than a week before the wedding. If you hire Janis, you don’t just get a great band, you get the assurance that your friends and family will remark on how great your band was for years to come. P.S. We hire Janis for three Bar Mitzvahs 10 years ago and hired her again because she was so fantastic.

BEST WEDDING BAND EVER!
Reviewed On 10/30/2014 Leyla M
Have you ever been to a wedding where, at the end of the night, when the lights are turned up, the guests scream the band into an encore??? This is that band, and it happened at our wedding. They are worth every penny, and we consider ourselves SO lucky that we were able to book them. Janis and band, thank you so very much for everything. You were amazing.

AMAZING Band!
Reviewed On 10/30/2014 Amy D
I’ve been a guest at two weddings with Janis and her band and they are AMAZING! Tons of variety, really well performed, great dancing, interacts well with the crowd while ensuring the bride and groom are the star of the show. The music and singing are top quality and fun, fun, fun. You will not regret signing this band for your event. 🙂

Incredible Band!
Reviewed On 10/30/2014 Lisa Y
The Janis Nowlan band played at my wedding in October 2014. This party band is unbelievable. They had a great mix of newer and classic songs that set the tone for the entire wedding. They had everyone – young and old – on the dance floor the entire night. The compliments were overwhelming from our guests – everyone couldn’t rave enough about their energy and incredible sound. Aside from talent, the bandleader, Janis is amazing. She is helpful, patient and goes above and beyond in terms of servicing her clients. She answered all of my (many!) questions and had really great recommendations to make our wedding special and memorable. Her and the band are true professionals – highly, highly recommend!

Great Band!
Reviewed On 10/30/2014 Elizabeth S
Janis did a wonderful job, our guests didn’t want to stop dancing!! She was so helpful, from crafting an entrance song for us, to learning the song we wanted to end the night with – she was fabulous!
We will never have another wedding without Janis Nowlan Band!

Reviewed On 10/29/2014
Janis Nowland Band is the best wedding band ever! You couldnt ask for a more professional group of people….and so nice! The band rocked our party from beginning to end and to be honest….made the wedding of our daughter and her groom – the happiest day of our lives. They are worth every penny you have to borrow for this wonderful band! You will not regret hiring the Janis Nowlan Band!!

The greatest band EVER!
Reviewed On 10/29/2014 Carina P
When The Janis Nowlan Band played at my cousin’s wedding in the spring of 2012, I knew that they were eventually going to play at my own wedding (although I wasn’t even engaged at the time). The whole process leading up to my wedding was seamless and Janis really took the time (you have her direct cell phone number and always speak with her directly) to go over every single wish and detail of the day. She sent me suggestions for some music selections and even learned a new song for my ceremony processional. (“Where Are You Going” by Dave Matthews Band…and it was incredible…just blew my mind!) Janis played the keyboard for the ceremony and then the cocktail hour (fabulous jazz music) and the whole band joined her for the reception. They played beautiful classics, like Frank Sinatra, during dinner and then completely exploded into a 5 star party band for dancing. They have an awesome mix of classic and new hits and really know how to get a party started (and keep it going and going). They don’t cop-out and let a DJ play the newer songs (like most other bands do) and most of the time, they actually sound BETTER than the originals! I can’t say enough of The Janis Nowlan Band! From beginning to end, they were a dream! Our guests STILL talk about how fantastic the band was and how amazed they were at their pure talent. If you, or someone you know is planning a wedding, you HAVE to call The Janis Nowlan Band!!

The BEST band ever!!!
Reviewed On 10/29/2014 Michele M
I have been to so many weddings recently and Janis and her band were by far the best of them all! Janis was so easy to work with and was able to accommodate all our song requests! The dance floor was so crowded people were dancing on the grass of our outdoor tent wedding! The variety of songs her band can play is remarkable and it was a great mix for both the younger and older crowd. I would recommend Janis and her band to anyone!

Janis Nowlan Band is the Best!
Reviewed On 10/21/2014 Allison P
The Janis Nowlan Band was amazing! They were so professional and accommodating. It ‘s been over a month since my daughter and her husband were married. Guests are still raving about how fantastic the band performed. They really rocked the house. I had the time of my life. The band really helped make the wedding reception one of the best ever. It was a party the bride and groom, friends and family will never forget. The band deserves every award that can be given to a band. They can do it all!

Fabulous!
Reviewed On 10/20/2014
The Janis Nowlan Orchestra has been our band of choice for 8 years! Three weddings, special birthday celebrations, and an office party have all been made more memorable because of the wonderful music offered by these great musicians. Our son was married on 10/10 and the music was fabulous! We danced all night to many music genres. Janis is the absolute best! This is the band for you!!

If you want to party ALL NIGHT LONNNNG…
Reviewed On 10/20/2014 Shannon Q
Janis Nowlan Band was AMAZING!!! I know I’m biased… but my wedding seriously was the BEST and it was mostly due to the band. The energy was high all night and they seriously played non stop dance music. They even included my two new favorite songs… “Shake it off” and “All about that Bass” 🙂 I feel like most bands couldn’t pull them off but they sure did!! All of the songs I asked to be included that night were and then they just added their own wonderful suggestions to the mix. I could not be happier about my experience with them. DEFINITELY a MUST for your big day!!

Best wedding band!
Reviewed On 10/19/2014 Alissa P
The best decision we made was choosing the janis nowlan band! My wife and I could not have made a better decision! We had the time of our lives dancing! Thank you for everything! Our guest keep telling us that they had an amazing time and loved the music! We can’t thank you enough! If your looking for a band- this is your band!!!

The band brings the party to life!
Reviewed On 10/18/2014 Kerry V
From start to finish, we had a wonderful experience with the Janis Nowlan Band. Janis did our ceremony music and the entire band performed at our reception. Janis was a complete delight to plan with throughout the entire process – she is very detail-oriented, which made me know that everything would run smoothly on the day of. Our guests came ready to dance and the band really got everyone moving! We are so happy that Janis Nowlan Band was our wedding band and cannot thank Janis and the band enough for helping to make our wedding the best night of our lives!

Phenomenal Wedding Band!
Reviewed On 10/17/2014 Alissa P
Janis, I don’t know where to start, the band was beyond amazing! Hands down the best decision we made was choosing the Janis Nowland Band to perform at our reception. Janis was so easy to work with and had great communication with us throughout the planning process. Janis and her team are incredibly talented musicians, entertainers, and also extremely professional.They did a phenomenal job keeping the dance floor (in this case sand) packed! Thank you for creating so many great memories for Joey and I and all of our guests! All of our guests said that we had one of the best weddings they had ever been to and a big part of that is because of the fantastic music! The band never stops to take a break and can play any request. I will never forget jumping on stage with my husband to dance to Pharrell’s song “Happy”! I even crowd surfed in my wedding dress! Janis and her band kept the party going! Hands down best decision was choosing the Janis Nowlan Band! If I could give more than 5 stars I would! Thank you for everything- Alissa!

The Best Wedding Band By Far!
Reviewed On 10/16/2014 Caroline M
The Janis Nolan Band knows how to start a party and keep it going all night long. They are worth every penny and then some!

Janis is the best- without question
Reviewed On 10/15/2014 Jeremy S
Janis and her band were absolutely fantastic. My wife and I booked Janis the day after we got engaged. The band performed at both of our sisters’ weddings and she was the first phone call we made. Janis was extremely responsive and had wonderful suggestions for the event. She was willing to spend any amount of time necessary talking to us to make sure she knew what we wanted. If you get married in the area you must use the Janis Nowlan Band.

Amazing!!!
Reviewed On 10/14/2014 Stacey F
Janis performed at my sisters wedding in 2007 and it was amazing and so much fun. The day after I got engaged I contacted Janis to be sure that whatever date we picked would work for her and her band because she makes sure it is perfect and that everyone has a blast. I will forever be grateful for Janis and her band for giving us the best day ever!

Best Wedding Band!!!
Reviewed On 9/11/2014 Amy K
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!!!

Can’t Imagine Anything Better!
Reviewed On 9/08/2014 Ellen L
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!)
Better than the Best!

Reviewed On 8/18/2014 Diane K
It was our absolute thrill to have the Janis Nowlan Band provide the musical entertainment at yet another one of our family’s weddings. The level of energy and professionalism which they bring to an event is surpassed by none! We continue to recommend them on a regular basis, and can’t wait for the next opportunity to see them again.

Best Band Ever!
Reviewed On 8/06/2014 Anne S
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!

Janis Nowlan Band Rocks the House!!!
Reviewed On 7/17/2014 Diane P
You have the BEsT Band in THE WoRLD!! (If you didnt know that already.) Thank you thank you thank you for EVERYtHING you did for us on July 4th to make that night the best night of our lives! Seeing our kids (Carina and Rob) so happy was the thrill of a lifetime. One last favor to ask of you….If you are able and willing, could you forward to me the setlist from that night? Even an approximation would be great. The reason is that I would love to put together a soundtrack of that night. It would be just for our purposes. Our memories are already starting to fade on what songs were played that magical night, and the music was really the glue that held it all together for us. We couldn’t have been happier with every single aspect of Rob and Carina’s wedding. Her processional that you played brought me to tears….it was so perfect. Perfect – all the way through to the last note of God Bless America! Such a sweet ending. I swear Janis, I will have the Janis Nowlan Band play at every one of my kids weddings if its the last thing I do as a Mom. You are so special. All the best,

Truly the best!!
Reviewed On 7/10/2014
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! 🙂

Janis Nowlan Band
Reviewed On 6/24/2014
The Janis Nowlan Band was perfect and excellent for my daughter’s wedding. All our guests had a fabulous time dancing to the music, which was varied and performed with pure professionalism. We highly recommend Janis Nowlan Band for any major event for which live music is indicated.

Janis Nowlan Orchestra – a Night to Remember
Reviewed On 6/12/2014 Wendy S
I have had the privilege of attending two events (a gala event for our hospital and another wedding) where Janis’s band played. Without hesitation, the 1st vendor we booked for our own wedding this past May 10th was Janis’s band. The band truly made our reception rock! The band’s ability to cater to all age groups meant our dance floor was used all night… not an easy feat given the guests ranged from 10 to 74+. I cannot say enough how happy we were to dance with family and friends while hearing the band’s endless talent with their horns, drums, bongos, guitars and piano .. .not to mention the soulful sounds their singers brought to every song. Janis herself is the epitome of a consummate professional. She was awesome in helping us finalize our song list but equally adept at changing on the fly (much to our appreciation) as she saw what the guests were responding to the most. Personally, while I dealt with a last minute change (my father wasn’t healthy enough to attend the wedding), Janis’s compassion in handling that situation, especially as it related to the father/daughter dance was extremely appreciated. To this day, we continue to receive rave reviews from our guests regarding how awesome the band was and how much they enjoyed themselves more than any other wedding they had been to. I would never hesitate to recommend Janis and her band to anyone. My only hope is I can find another event in our own family’s future to hire her again.

Fantastic Band. Nonstop dancing the whole night!
Reviewed On 1/18/2014 Kiera M
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

The Best!
Reviewed On 12/30/2013 Christina G
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!

Best Wedding Band
Reviewed On 12/30/2013 Becky R
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!

Best Band Ever
Reviewed On 12/29/2013
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!!!

If you haven’t seen Janis Nowlan Band, you are missing out!!
Reviewed On 12/27/2013 Kerry B
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!!!

A blast!
Reviewed On 12/04/2013 Aubrey W
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!!!

The BEST BAND/ORCHESTRA IN THE USA!
Reviewed On 12/03/2013
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!!

Fantastic!!
Reviewed On 11/07/2013 Ashley R
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!!

Janis Nowlan Band
Reviewed On 10/06/2013
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!
Reviewed On 10/04/2013 Rebecca M
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!!!

Best Dance Party!!!!!!!
Reviewed On 9/27/2013 Nicole R
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!

Couldn’t have asked for more
Reviewed On 9/26/2013
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.

My Dream Wedding
Reviewed On 9/24/2013 Meghan G
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.

Janis Nowlan Band “Party With The Best!”
Reviewed On 9/23/2013 Michele G
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

couldn’t ask for more!
Reviewed On 9/09/2013 Elizabeth N
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
Reviewed On 8/29/2013 Lesley F
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!!

Dance Party!
Reviewed On 8/19/2013 Kathleen K
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!

Janis Nowlan Rocks!
Reviewed On 8/18/2013
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!

Awesome Band!
Reviewed On 8/14/2013 Nicole M
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!

The AMAZING Janis Nowlan Band!!
Reviewed On 8/06/2013 Dana V
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!

Janis Nolan Band
Reviewed On 8/05/2013
Best wedding band I and any of our guests had experienced. from the jazz during cocktails, the dinner music and the dancing was amazing. Non stop, the dance floor was full the entire night, one song better than the next…

Hire Janis Nowlan if you want the BEST!
Reviewed On 7/10/2013 Maria F
Considering hiring the Janis Nowlan Band? There is absolutely no need to think about this decision any further. The band is absolutely phenomenal and Janis is incredibly personable, talented, organized, easy to work with, & will listen to your ideas & execute every single one to perfection. She takes the time to ensure she has every pronunciation perfectly and every song and request written in her notes. She is the type of person who has a deep passion for what she does and takes the time to deliver only the highest quality in every aspect of what she does. Did I mention that our guests didn’t stop dancing the whole night? There is a reason this band has won the awards they have. There is a reason they are fully booked nearly every weekend. They are extraordinarily talented and they deliver exactly what they say they will and then some. Hire the Janis Nowlan Band – you (& your guests!) will be thrilled that you did.

BEST BAND EVER! High energy, great music!
Reviewed On 7/09/2013 Elizabeth G
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!

Best Band! Look no further!!!
Reviewed On 6/13/2013 Mary M
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 everysingle 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!!

BAR NONE
Reviewed On 6/04/2013 Francesca F
If you are looking for an amazing band in the Philadelphia area and want your guests to have a blast, there’s no one else but the Janis Nowlan Band. They made our wedding an absolute blast from beginning to end, everyone was on the dance floor ALL night and guests are still raving about how how spectacular JNB was. Janis Nowlan Band is seriously BAR NONE. There absolutely isn’t a band like them!!!

Top Notch Wedding Band – very highly recommend!
Reviewed On 6/04/2013 Gwynne J
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 evening. 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!

AMAZING!!!!
Reviewed On 5/29/2013 Nina M
Janis and her band were what made the event. It was my son’s wedding and the band had EVERYONE up and dancing the WHOLE time. My son’s twin sister will be married next year and I doubt that we will be able to find anyone even half as good! They were engaging, fun, friendly and never stopped playing, no breaks! Even if we have to pay extra for them to drive the 2.5 hours to get here, it will be worth every penny!!!! Everyone from 20 to 88 was up and dancing almost the entire time. I could never say enough good things about Janis and her musicians.

From Prelude to Last Song
Reviewed On 5/23/2013 L.M. M
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.

LOVE LOVE LOVE
Reviewed On 5/08/2013 Ashley F
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!

FUN AND FABULOUS
Reviewed On 12/11/2012 Debbie M
Janis Nowlan Band played for our son’s wedding, and we could not have been more pleased! They were fun, and had the crowd dancing all night, playing an amazing variety of music. Whenever the wedding is mentioned by someone, the first thing they say is, “That band was fabulous!”. We definitely agree!

Absolutely Fantastic!!!
Reviewed On 12/11/2012 Timothy M
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!!

Still dancing…
Reviewed On 11/10/2012 Laura T
My husband and I knew that we wanted a band at our wedding, and my parents said that we HAD to go to a showcase for this band called Janis Nowlan. My parents had been to a wedding that the Janis Nowlan Band played at 10 years ago and said that everyone was up dancing the entire night and the guests were still raving about how amazing the band was. My husband and I did go to other showcases (that were also good) and we also went to a Janis Nowlan Band showcase. We booked them on the spot! We felt that they had something that other bands did not…enthusiasm! You can tell that they love what they do and it is important to them that people enjoy their music and have fun. Throughout the planning process Janis was always accessible, on time, thorough, and supportive. We had an issue with a prior wedding planner and Janis provided nothing but kind words of support. She practically functioned as our second wedding planner that day. The band worked extremely well with the venue that we had chosen. We even hired Janis to play on the baby grande piano during our cocktail hour. She was awesome. She didn’t just play classical music, she played songs like billy joel and elton john!! The guests were loving it! We had our wedding on September 1st 2012, and our guests are still raving about how great the band was. Some of our guests even took business cards home with them. I was nervous about our elderly guests enjoying the music, and my pop-pop LOVED it!! Janis suggested to have at least an hour of straight dancing, and that was the best advice. The entire room was up dancing for over an hour straight. It was amazing!! This is a small thing, yet important..she didn’t mispronounce anyone’s name! Overall, I would suggest to any Bride and Groom that if they want a memorable wedding with great music that gets their guests dancing the entire night…book The Janis Nowlan Band!! We love them!!

Best Ever
Reviewed On 11/06/2012 Diane B
They say you can judge a person by what other people say about them. I was so excited when everyone and every vendor that asked me who was playing at my son’s wedding went on and on about the Janis Nolin Band when I told them that they were playing at my youngest son’s wedding. I live in the Washington D.C. area and when I first contacted Janis she was on vacation, but answered her phone and was genuinely thrilled to perform at our wedding! The bride and groom were thrilled that she was so easy to work with and trusted her enough to turn everything over to her. She LISTENS and remembered every small detail about the families, so it was like having an old friend at the wedding. She read the crowd and knew what to play to keep everyone dancing…. 3 years to 90 years, on the floor and never sat down. The band is large and rotates in and out, so there is never a “break time.” They are attractive, professional, so talented. I will stay in contact and definitely use them for my other kid’s weddings.

WOW WOW WOW!
Reviewed On 11/06/2012 Sandra D
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.

Extraordinary!
Reviewed On 11/06/2012 Justine I
If you have the opportunity to book the Janis Nowlan Band for your wedding, do it immediately! Janis was extremely professional to work with and the band was very accommodating throughout our planning process. They played non-stop throughout the entire event, including cocktail hour and dinner! Our guests were thrilled with the music- the band played a great variety of classics and current hits: everything from “Unforgettable” to “The Tarantella” to “Call Me Maybe”. After congratulating us on our nuptials, everyone’s next question was “Where did you find this band!?? They’re amazing!”. The Janis Nowlan band really transformed the evening from an ordinary wedding to an extraordinary party- everyone was dancing the entire night! There was never a lull when people left the dance floor. Overall, Janis and her team were outstanding! I would very, VERY, VERY highly recommend the Janis Nowlan Band!

Great Band!
Reviewed On 11/01/2012 Lizzie S
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!

We could not have asked for a better band!!!
Reviewed On 10/30/2012 Nancy P
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!

Parent of the Bride
Reviewed On 10/24/2012 Nancy D
Great band. We danced all night. the music appealed to all age groups.

exceptional as always
Reviewed On 10/23/2012 Amber R
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.

BEST BAND EVER!!!
Reviewed On 10/22/2012 Drew C
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.

Best decision!
Reviewed On 10/22/2012 Melissa D
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 !

So much fun
Reviewed On 10/09/2012 Lisa S
Janis and her musicians were fantastic. The wedding song my daughter picked is not that traditional and the band played it perfectly (wagon wheel). Janis is a dream to work with and I would recommend her to anyone.
magical music made dream come true

Reviewed On 9/29/2012 Penny B
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. Janis captured the magic perfectly. Ironically, and we didn’t know this at the time we hired Janis, Janis had played for my step daughter’s wedding 17 years earlier. That brought us comfort and a sense of familiarity. Who knew that we would hire someone who already spread her magic touch and voice to our new blended family. If you want an exciting happening hip professional talented band who knows how to throw a great party and get everyone to participate and enjoy then you cannot go wrong by choosing the Janis Nowlan Band. I’m so glad we did. I feel like I made a new best friend and can’t wait to hire Janis and her band members again for future events.

Amazing in every aspect!
Reviewed On 9/27/2012 Faith J
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!

Janis Nowlan is FABULOUS!
Reviewed On 8/29/2012 Alex B
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.

THE BEST!!!
Reviewed On 5/01/2012 Jillian P
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!

Awesome Band!!!!!
Reviewed On 11/05/2011 Debbie H
I saw the Janis Nowlan Band at a party. I couldn’t wait until I had an event to have them to perform. My daughter then got engaged & I had called Janis right away. I went to different band showcases with my daughter. I then took her to Janis Nowlan Band showcase. She fell in love with the band. That was it and we booked for the wedding. The personalities of the band made it so much more than just a band. They thought of everything & made it so much easier. It was great!!! From Janis’ playing during the cocktail hour to the final song. People loved the band & they kept the reception going. I am definitely going to use Janis for more events that come my way. Thanks so much for a great memory!!!!!!!!!

You won’t be disappointed!!!
Reviewed On 11/04/2011 Michele C
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.

Great band, or greatest band?
Reviewed On 11/04/2011 Jennie C
Everyone was blown away. Energetic show, amazing vocals from all the singers, the horns were hot, and everyone loved the band. They worked with us, and our requests, incorporated family performance, and really delivered.

Second to None!!
Reviewed On 11/04/2011 Diane G
Our daughter and son-in-law’s wedding was absolutely beautiful, and the music played by Janis Nowlan and her very talented band was outstanding and spanned all generations! From the smooth jazz music during the cocktail hour, to the soft piano dinner music and the rocking dance/party music our guests had a fabulous time! Janis is an absolute pleasure to work with and her band members are fabulous! The Janis Nowlan Band is by far…second to none!!

Greatest band ever
Reviewed On 11/04/2011 Melissa W
The Janis Nowlan Band was why our wedding reception went 2 hours overtime. Noone wanted the night to end because the band was that phenomenal. They were so fun to work with and played every song that I had hoped for and more. They blew me and my guests away and gave us so manyincredible memories that we will always treasure. They are the absolute BEST in every way.

Amazing!
Reviewed On 11/04/2011 A W
Janis Nowlan Band did an amazing job atour wedding. Everyone was dancing all night, and we got tons of compliments, including feedback from our photographer that “they’re the best” – and the photographer sees tons of weddings. We were so happy that we splurged on Janis Nowlan Band.

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Reviewed On 11/04/2011 Anne C
Janis is wonderful to work with and really takes the time to tailor to your needs. The band has the best energy and never misses a beat! Our guests were on their feet all night and were talking about how great our bands was even weeks after our wedding!!

BEST BAND
Reviewed On 11/04/2011 Alessandra I
I told as many guests as I could before the wedding that our band was going to be the best they’ve ever heard and Janis Nowlan and her amazing band lived up to the bill! All of our guests made it a point to let me know how great they were. The dance floor was packed the entire night, and we would not have such an amazing time if it wasn’t for them!

A dream come true!
Reviewed On 11/04/2011 Jessica E
The Janis Nowlan band absolutely MADE my wedding day. They were the one part of our reception that we splurged on and it was worth every penny. EVERY guest at my wedding was out on the dancefloor ALL night screaming their lungs out and dancing their butts off. Janis Nowlan band was the highlight of my wedding reception – they are such high energy and so much fun. Throughout the night and after the wedding we received SO MANY comments about how awesome they were – they are why our wedding was one that no one will forget! I can’t say enough about Janis and the band members. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderfulll!!

AMAZING BAND, INCREDIBLE TALENT
Reviewed On 11/04/2011 Kristin K
The Janis Nowlan Band played our wedding reception on September 9, 2011 in Rehoboth Beach, DE. I decided to book the band based on my conversations with Janis, she is a true professional and put me at ease with her upbeat attitude and energy. The band was absolutely incredible and other than marrying my husband, the music was the most important part of the day. The band gave us the best night of our lives, I can’t imagine having anyone else play at our reception. They kept everyone dancing for 4 hours straight and kept the energy HIGH the entire time. The Janis Nowlan Band should be any brides first choice when researching entertainment, I would book them again in a second and my Dad is already thinking of an excuse to throw another party so he has a reason to hire them. Thanks Janis and Band for the best night!!!! Kristin King Weber

Absolutely fantastic!
Reviewed On 11/03/2011 Elizabeth T
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!!!

Let’s Party
Reviewed On 10/03/2011 Rosemary F
Fantastic, Memorable, Energetic, Awesome, Professional are just a few adjectives to describe Janis Nowlan and her band. The very first conversation I had with Janis assured me that she was the right band. We really wanted to use the different pieces of her band throughout the day in different ways. W e had a pianist and flutist for the ceremony, a jazz trio for the cocktail hour, Janis playing the keyboard during dinner and the full band for dancing. From start to finish she was Fabulous!! Every guest is still talking about the music and what a great time was had by all.

you must hire them!
Reviewed On 8/29/2011 Mary T
Best band around. They are worth the price you pay. Everyone was on the dance floor the entire night. People were even dancing between the tables because there was not enough room on the dance floor. Every single guest at the wedding has called or written us to tell us how amazing they are. We are trying to find another event to have them work…they are that good! By the way, my crowd age spanned from 17-83 and not one person was disappointed.

AMAZING!
Reviewed On 8/10/2011 Tami L
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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Reviewed On 4/13/2011 Coleen L
The band was awesome! Janis and all the members were super friendly and they really are the best. I have been to a ton of weddings/other events and they are the best I have ever heard. They had the whole room dancing and people are still telling me how great they thought the band was. I would recommend them to anyone!!

Still Talking About The Janis Nowlan Band!
Reviewed On 12/03/2010 Lauren C
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!

This Band ROCKS!
Reviewed On 12/03/2010 Kate E
Our wedding was 10/8/10 and Janis Nowlan Band’s performance was absolutely amazing! All of our guests danced all night long and and to this day they have done nothing but compliment us on “the best band they’ve ever heard at a weddding”. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and are so very happy everyone had a blast! Janis is so wonderful to work with, her and the band are true professionals. We highly reccommend them to anyone.

Unforgettable and Unbeatable!
Reviewed On 12/03/2010 Winnie C
The Janis Nowlan band played at our wedding in mid-October, and they were absolutely amazing. Janis is an incredible band leader and worked with us for months on the music; the song list could not have been more perfect, and the band played non-stop. They learned our first dance song and sounded even better than the original artist! Our guests are still talking about how amazing the band was. I cannot thank the Janis Nowlan band enough for making our wedding the best and most fun party both we and our guests have ever experienced!

You Need to Experience This Band!
Reviewed On 12/02/2010 Juliet M
Let’s just say this. I’m a guy and I’m posting a review on WeddingChannel.com – that is how much I believe in the Janis Nowlan Band. 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!

Absolutely TONS OF FUN!!!
Reviewed On 12/02/2010 Susie S
The Janis Nowlan Band played at our wedding this summer and all of our guests cannot stop talking about the band!! The Band played nonstop – no breaks and made the wedding so much fun! Our choice of this band over our DJ was the best choice we made!!!

The wedding was absolutely amazing!!!!
Reviewed On 12/02/2010 Lois S
My son and daughter-in-law’s wedding was absolutely amazing, largely due to the incredible music from Janis and her very talented band. While the venue, food and flowers were all fantastic, the music absolutely made the party. It rocked all night long. The wonderful experience began as early as when we booked the band (which I had heard at a friend’s son’s wedding), and working with Janis was a pleasure right from the start. She was always professional, friendly and totally interested in making the wedding special. Guests still are talking about the music…I don’t think you could find a better band anywhere…

Best wedding band!
Reviewed On 12/02/2010 Meredith R
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!

Amazing Band!
Reviewed On 12/02/2010 Lauren M
Janis Nowlan Band played at our wedding and made it an unforgettable night. Janis was wonderful to work with. She had great suggestions for our songs and was open to learning new songs that we requested. She played during our ceremony and beautifully accompanied one of our friends singing an original song. She took time out of her schedule to meet with Kaity and rehearse the song, as well as helped her to rewrite the ending – since it was originally written for my parents wedding. During the cocktail hour, she played piano and it was beautiful. The songs provided lovely background music while guests enjoyed great hors d’ourves. Once we entered the reception hall, the band made the night. They learned Hey Soul Sister for our first dance – and performed it perfectly…even cutting it a little short when our choreography ended before they were done. Every song they chose kept the dance floor packed. Our night ended with Don’t Stop Believin’ and Living on a Prayer which was absolutely amazing. Every person in the building was up and dancing and singing until the very last note. I would highly recommend this band to any bride and groom who are looking for the best. Our guests are still talking about how wonderful they were 6 months later.

Best Wedding/Event Band in the Country!
Reviewed On 12/02/2010 Joe D
Hands down, the best wedding band in the country. I’ve been to a lot of weddings in just about every state, and no one compares to Janis Nowlan. We were extremely lucky to have them for our wedding. It would’ve been a fun event regardless of the band, but the Janis Nowland Band made it an unforgetable night. Our friends and family still talk about the wedding and say how much fun it was. It wouldn’t have been possible without Janis and the band. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND BOOKING THEM AND EARLY.

Amazing!
Reviewed On 12/01/2010 Stefanie D
The Janis Nowlan Band performed at our wedding 4/17/10. I can’t begin to express my gratitude for having them! We had a blast, and so did our guests! We received so many complements on them and had more people telling us it was the most fun they’ve had at a wedding! Also, Janis is extremely personable and was simply a delight!

Fantastic Band!
Reviewed On 12/01/2010 CHRISTINE B
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 onthe floor! We had the time of our lives thanks to the Janis Nowlan Band!!!

Best Band Around!
Reviewed On 12/01/2010 Sharon B
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 geat 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.

Fantastic
Reviewed On 12/01/2010 Erin S
The Janis Nowlan Band are one of a kind. Extremely professional and rehearsed. They tailor the playlist to make sure that the guests stay on the dance floor. I received multiple comments from my guests at how much they loved the band. Janis gave the wedding a great party atmosphere. If you are considering them go to a showcase they will win you over.

Awesome, professional excellence!!
Reviewed On 12/01/2010 Pat N
Our daughter’s wedding reception was a wonderful success with the Janis Nowland Band providing exceptional music and continuity throughout the evening. The musicianship was first rate and Janis truly knows how to read a crowd. Everyone, from my 91 year old mother in law to our youngest guest was out on the dance floor enjoying themselves. We were very very pleased and recommend this band to all.

They will make the party!
Reviewed On 11/30/2010 Meredith J
The Janis Nowlan Band was amazing – from when we first met them all the way through to our wedding. Janis was a pleasure to work with as we were planning our wedding and was always available to talk through the schedule and was a great person to bounce ideas off of. On the day of our wedding, the band was amazing. Janis played our ceremony and cocktail hour and played piano during dinner. When it was time to get everyone up and dance, she did not disappoint. We had a great time at our wedding, our dance floor was full and months later, guests are still talking about how much fun the night was. This band is definitely worth it!

The Best Wedding Band Anywhere
Reviewed On 10/15/2010 Peter D
Janis is an amazing pianist and played the grand piano during the cocktail hour. Then, the entire band welcomed everyone to dinner and, wow, they were terrific. 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”.

Were the HIT of the party!
Reviewed On 10/14/2010 Lindsay H
The Janis Nowland Band was worth every penny! They got the crowd out of their seats early and kept the party going all night long. Janis was wonderful to work with and willing to work with us in the type of music/event we were hoping for. They are so talented and have such a large range of song choice. I highly recommend them for any event!

Amazing band made for an unforgettable wedding!!!
Reviewed On 10/12/2010 Heather G
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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Reviewed On 5/10/2010 Michelle F
Janis is very friendly as well as a great musician. Her and her band have tremendous talent and can keep the party moving! Definitely reccommend her. Although a little pricey, worth every penny.

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Jennifer

1 Review

10/29/2016

5.0

Absolutely amazing all around.

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Carolyn

2 Reviews

10/29/2016

5.0

First saw the Janis Nowlan Band perform years ago, they were absolutely phenomenal and they have only gotten better since! Our daughter’s wedding was a blast, everyone was still on the dance floor at the end of the night and no one wanted the music to end! They are in the business of making dreams come true and they are better at it than anyone! Incredibly talented musicians who are an absolute pleasure to deal with, love, love, love them! Can never thank them enough!

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1 Review

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5.0

Easy to work with. Had everyone dancing and the best band ever! H. Could never say enough about Janis!

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Elisa

1 Review

10/21/2016

5.0

Best band ever! The band is amazing. We had been to other events where they played but this time was our daughters wedding. They are so personable and definitely make a grand party. Thank you Janis and band!!!!

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Cyndi

7 Reviews

10/15/2016

5.0

Janis and the band were amazing! I am an older bride and wanted a band that would make for a great party. I picked the right band! Janis was helpful prior to the wedding helping me with my timeline, (I didn’t want to do typical wedding stuff throughout the night), was great when I asked her to shorten our first dance song and created a spot on dance list suited for our guests. Everyone had a great time. I have to apologize to my guests if I didn’t get around to see them at their tables, but once dinner was over no one was sitting for the rest of the night!

The band was outstanding and I highly recommend the Janis Nowlan Band to use at your next event!

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Jacqueline

1 Review

10/14/2016

5.0

There are not enough words to express how much I LOVE this band nor is there enough stars to rate them! I always told myself that when I got married I would have a DJ instead of a live band. Well, that all changed when I got the chance to see the Janis Nowlan Band play at a friends wedding. I was in love and instantly hooked! I knew that this was the band I wanted for my wedding. As soon as my husband and I were engaged, I contacted Janis. I then took my husband and my parents to one of the band’s showcases and they were blown away! Janis is an incredible person! During the entire planning process she checked in and asked about our family and it felt like we had known her our whole lives! When the big day started to get closer, Janis made sure she took care of everything. We were able to pick our wedding song and parent dance songs as well as all the songs they played at our wedding. This band has no limits! They can play anything from country to soul to pop to rock, even the popular novelty dances! We went over introductions, ceremony music, cocktail music, EVERYTHING. Janis made sure that I had one less thing to stress about.

When it came time to dance, the amazing band was incredible and they didn’t miss a beat! They had everyone from my 1&1/2 year old daughter to my 92 year old grandmother on the dance floor! We had the perfect wedding and I have to give a big thank you to the Janis Nowlan Band for being a big part of that perfect day!

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5.0

Hands down the BEST wedding band in the area! We were fortunate enough to see Janis Nowlan and the band live at a friend’s wedding and when my husband and I got engaged, there was no question about who we were going to call first. Janis works with you directly and is the epitome of professional. She also is genuinely excited about making your wedding day special and getting your guests on the dance floor. We worked together to plan the day-of-schedule, so it was tailored to our needs and wants (like getting people dancing right away, when to do the special dances, speeches, cake cutting, etc). She and the band also learned some special song requests we had and did a dance-off, which our guests loved. So many guests commented on how great the band was and that it was the BEST that they have ever heard. I may be bias but I agree!!! Thank you Janis, Rick, & band!!

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Lucy

1 Review

09/25/2016

5.0

We had the pleasure of having the incredible Janis nowlan band perform at our wedding on 9/25/16. After an initial phone call with Janis, we attended their showcase. They were the only band we went to see, by far the best out of all the weddings either of us have been to… so right then and there we cancelled our plans to see other bands, they were that amazing! When it comes to planning, Janis is so organized and on top of your wedding schedule, and she is so warm and cheerful on the phone it was always a pleasure to hear from her throughout the wedding planning process. We had so much fun choosing the songs we wanted for our setlist and narrowing the songs down was so hard because they have an incredible range. They even agreed to learn my husbands favorite song which is an obscure Grateful Dead song called Peggy-O… the guitarist/singer knocked it out of the park ! We had them for our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. They did an amazing job with our introductions and hora and kept everyone dancing all night, even my mother who I have never seen dance before. Our guests were literally looking at each other in amazement at how good the band was, and so many people commented that their songs sounded just like the originals. When they called the last song we couldn’t believe it was already over, and now we wish we could have another party so we can bring Janis and her band back! We had an outdoor wedding at the waterworks which is a public space, we found out later that when they heard the music, passerbys stopped to dance in the street for hours! Do not hesitate to book the Janis Nowlan band, your guests will be so impressed when they walk in and see the 13 piece band on stage… then after the party they won’t stop raving after they’ve heard the BEST!!!

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5.0

One of the best decisions of our September 24, 2016 wedding was having The Janis Nolan Band. We are now about a month out and have had time to reflect on our perfect day and hear guests feedback, and every single person I talk to has said what an incredible band we had. We are going through a time where we are back-to-back weekends with weddings, so we notice details about other weddings. They played the entire time, including when people were eating, and also did not take a break. I have noticed that this is rare in the wedding band industry and so important to keep the party going!! Their music appeals to old and young alike, they are lively and entertaining, and they helped to ensure the most important day of our lives was seamless. If I could do it all over again, without a doubt I would book Janis and her team.

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5.0

When looking for a wedding band, one of my criteria was that I wanted guests dancing so much that the guys were splitting their pants. Janis Nowlan band went one step further! I thought everyone was going to fall through the floor! So many people dancing! They know the exact mixture of art and science to getting EVERYONE out on the dance floor and keeping them there, having a good time. They played for 4-5 hours straight. No band breaks! Granted it was my wedding but I have never had so much fun in my life and I even got to sing a song with the band to my bride. It is almost a month later and the wedding is all friends and family are talking about. Kudos to Janis and her band. They are amazing!

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alix

5 Reviews

09/10/2016

5.0

I absolutely loved working with Janis and her band! They are highly rated for a reason – they deliver talent and professionalism that equate to you and your guests having the absolute best time on the dance floor. Janis truly cares about each wedding – with several phone calls to hammer out every detail for the day of to make you (the bride) stress free! Despite our wedding weather being ridiculously hot – every single person was on that dance floor dancing (and sweating) up a storm and it made me so happy to see my guests having such a fantastic time. I hope to go to weddings in the future where Janis and her band are playing because I know it’ll be nothing but a great time. If you are looking for a wedding band – you should just stop here and book The Janis Nowlan band. You won’t regret it.

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Stacy

1 Review

09/03/2016

5.0

My husband and I are so glad we chose to have Janis and her band celebrate with us on our very special day. They are a group of vibrant and talented people that had all of our guests in awe. The dance floor was full throughout the whole night. Our friends and family cannot stop talking about how amazing the band was and how sore they were the next day! Bandleader Janis was such a delight to work with. She was so very professional and organized, and did not hesitate to give us feedback/recommendations that we as a couple greatly appreciated. Janis and her band truly are the best and no one can compare. Thank you for making our day extra special and memorable!!

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3 Reviews

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5.0

When my daughter and son in law were planning their wedding, they wanted to be sure to have a fantastic band. They are from out of town, so I went to preview the Janis Nowlan Band at one of their showcases. They blew me away! Fast forward to the wedding a week ago– they were AMAZING! Not only did they provide beautiful prelude, ceremony and cocktail hour music, but the dance floor was packed from start to finish! They kept the party moving and we had so much fun that we didn’t want the night to end. So many of our guests have commented that they are the best wedding band ever, and we agree! Janis was wonderful to work with and she and the band learned two very important songs for us (father of the bride dance and sentimental dance for bride) and performed them beautifully. Don’t hesitate–hire them, you’ll be glad you did!

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Joe

1 Review

07/29/2016

5.0

We had the honor of having the Band preform at our wedding on 7/29. They made the day so enjoyable and we really didn’t worry about anything. Janis was so accommodating to what we wanted to hear and also let my sister preform a song she wrote for our wedding song. She is a class act and a pleasure to work with. I strongly recommend her and her band to everyone. They play everything. And are such great performers.

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Tory

1 Review

06/17/2016

5.0

When my husband and I started planning our wedding we agreed that there were three main things that make a wedding great: good food, free alcohol and great music. To say that the Janis Nowlan Band was great is a major understatement. These guys were phenomenal from day one. Janis is thorough and gets to know the bride and the groom and is sure to make everything unique and special for the big day. She made sure of every detail.
At the wedding, everything was just how we imagined it. They played for our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. At the reception our guests (grandparent included) were on the dance floor from start to finish. Throughout the night I had guests asking about the band so they could recommend them to other couples. We are so pleased with their performance. I would recommend the Janis Nowlan Band to any Bride and Groom who are looking to dance the night away!

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Alyssa

4 Reviews

06/04/2016

5.0

Janis Nowlan and her band are truly the best of the best!!! Janis Nowlan Band was the 1st band I went to see at a showcase during my wedding planning process and the only band I saw. After the first time meeting Janis and her band and hearing them perform, I knew this was the band I wanted to play at my wedding and I booked them the next morning after the showcase! Janis is WONDERFUL to work with and makes sure to take care of all requests as best as she can. I even asked if her band knew how to play the new Justin Timberlake song a few weeks before my wedding and she said they were going to do their best to learn it and she did make sure to play it and I was blown away with how good everyone sounded! I want to go back to my wedding just to relive the dancing and partying that Janis Nowlan Band provided. Our dance floor was packed from start to finish and everyone is still talking about how great the band was and how much fun they had! If you are looking for a band who is fun, energetic, interactive, professional, and upbeat then this is the band you need to get to make your wedding unforgettable! Thank you Janis and the Janis Nowlan Band- we had a BLAST!!!!

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Jackie

1 Review

06/04/2016

5.0

We don’t even know where to begin to express our gratitude to Janis and her Band for the wonderful performance they put on at our daughter and son in laws wedding.
Our guests are still raving about it. The dance floor was packed non stop from the start of the reception to the end. We knew the first time we heard the Janis Nowlan Band we had to have them at our wedding and we now know we picked the BEST band around.
The energy in the room that night was phenomenal and we owe it all to them. Alyssa and Tom had the times of their lives as did all of us.
Janis and her band were terrific to work with during our whole planning process and we will highly recommend the Janis Nowlan Band to anyone and hope to see them again. If I had 10 thumbs they would all be up right now.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Jackie & Jeff Koscelansky

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Pamela

1 Review

04/23/2016

5.0

WOW! What a fantastic time we had at our son and daughter-in-law’s wedding! It wouldn’t have been the same without the Janis Nowlan Band. From the cocktail hour to the last song of the night, reception guests couldn’t say enough about how awesome, fantastic, wonderful, and out-of-this-world the band was. No one could resist the urge to dance. Even guests who “never dance” couldn’t stay off the dance floor. We all seemed to be under the spell of the magical, musical masterpiece performance of the Janis Nowlan Band!
Kudos to all of the band for their superb talent, perfect personalization, and ultimate professionalism. The energy was contagious, the timing impeccable, and the entertainment exhilarating! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making this event the “wedding of the decade”!!

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Kathryn

3 Reviews

03/05/2016

5.0

I don’t know even where to begin: we LOVED everything about the Janis Nowlan Band for our wedding at the Constitution Center. Definitely go to one of their music showcases to check them out, and you’ll get chills! We wanted a very Philly-themed wedding, and they helped us do just that with everything from Philadelphia Freedom to Fly Eagles Fly. They can play just about any song from any era! EVERYONE was dancing, and we are still receiving compliments on how great this band was at our wedding! The whole band is super nice and friendly and they have so much fun doing what they’re good at, and it shows! Janis was super professional and easy-going. I loved working with her to plan my wedding and hope that we can work together again in the future.

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Ashlinn

1 Review

12/04/2015

5.0

The band was non-stop awesome! I had a great time at the Sprandio/Ells reception and the band played a major part in that. It was truly a memorable night.

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ZACHARY

1 Review

12/04/2015

5.0

I have been to several events at which the Janis Nowlan Band played so there was no doubt who we wanted to play our wedding. We could not be happier! Several guest commented during and after the wedding about how great the band was. The music was great and literally everyone was dancing. They even learned our first dance song and it turned out perfect. The timing was seamless throughout the night for everything from calling up the best man and maid of honor for speeches to cake cutting and all the little in between moments we didnt think of. Even giving a thank you to my grandparents, the oldest married couple there. I can not say enough good things about this band!

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1 Review

Recently Married

5.0

I met Janis Nowlan and her Band nine years ago when they agreed, on short notice, to perform at my wife’s 50th birthday party. They were fantastic!

Since then Janis and the Band have performed at four of my children’s weddings, and numerous charity and corporate events that I have been involved with.

The most recent event was my daughter’s wedding and Janis and the Band were phenomenal. They continue to consistently perform and entertain at the highest level. Rave reviews once again from all of our guests and family members!!

John Sprandio

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1 Review

Recently Married

5.0

The Janis Nowlan Band was energetic with great sound and offered a fabulous variety of music to keep the dance floor full for the entire night. What fun! You will not be disappointed if you choose this band.

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Kate

1 Review

12/04/2015

5.0

The Janis Nowlan band is phenomenal!! They have performed at many of our family functions over the last nine years. When I got engaged there was no question as to who we wanted to play at the wedding. They are excellent musicians and also really nice people. We will definitely use them for future events and would recommend them to everyone!

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Cyndi

1 Review

11/14/2015

5.0

Wonderful Band everyone was up dancing music played was perfect. Janis was GREAT to work with. Would absolutely recommend!!!!

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1 Review

1+ year ago

5.0

Fantastic talented band! I highly recommend them. We danced the night away at some friends wedding! They were remarkable!

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ray

1 Review

10/24/2015

5.0

As father of the bride, my concern was that guests were able to talk during dinner with good background music & then enjoy a memorable time dancing or listening to good music.
The music appealed to all age groups & was done professionally — exactly what I was looking for.

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Private User

1 Review

1+ year ago

5.0

I was a wedding guest and this was The best band I have ever seen play at a wedding…..and I have seen dozens! I highly recommend this band!

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Ann Palladino

1 Review

10/24/2015

5.0

Dear Janis –

What a wonderful wedding – thanks to you and your singers and musicians! Even the reluctant people couldn’t resist and made their way to the dance floor – and you could see on their faces the fun they were having stepping to the beat…

I got many MANY compliments about the Janis Nowlan Band during the reception – the young people who have heard a lot of bands were amazed at your spectacular sound. (I think some of them wish they could get married again just to have you!)

Ray and I thank you for doing what you do best – getting the party started and keeping it going, and for your friendship and kindness to our family. You made my daughter Crista and Ken’s day special and one that everyone who attended will always remember.

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Nitsa

1 Review

10/24/2015

5.0

This band was amazing! They played such a great mix of old and new and sounded just like the originals! Awesome time! Awesome wedding! HUGE kuddos to the band!

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Crista

1 Review

10/24/2015

5.0

This is the most difficult review I have ever had to write. I mean it is just about impossible to put into words just how AWESOME they were. Start to finish, working with Janis is a breeze. We did request a final song for the night that she admitted they have never performed. The song was Closing Time by Semisonic. They NAILED it. I mean everyone was on the dance floor singing along, belting out every last word. The Janis Nowlan Band made our wedding day not just the best day ever, but the most spectacular day ever. Thank you to each and every member of the Janis Nowlan Band. THANK YOU!

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Kenny

1 Review

10/24/2015

5.0

The only words I can use to sum up the atmosphere this band created is… Even the non-dancers couldn’t be pulled off the dance floor!
Truly a close second to the occasion, but only to my bride. Could not ask for more, from start to finish.

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 Lindsey

06/13/2015
 5.0

Thanks to the Janis Nowlan Band the dance floor was hot at our wedding reception on June 13, 2015. We had such an amazing time dancing the night away and we did not want the night to ever end. The band put on a wonderful performance that our guests are still raving about. I appreciate how Janis personalized the evening for us from discussing song selections to making sure she had all the details just right. My husband and I will always remember our family and friends who were smiling, singing and dancing along with us all night long. The energy and love was electric on that dance floor and we owe it to this phenomenal band. The Janis Nowlan Band did an excellent job and we highly recommend them for your wedding entertainment! Lindsey & Matt

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Caitlin
05/16/2015
 5.0

I can not say enough good things about Janis Nowlan Band. Janis’ attention to detail is unmatched, which helped our day go off without a hitch. The band learned our first dance song, as well as my sorority song and they were perfect. The jazz trio performed at the cocktail hour and set the perfect ambiance. After speeches, they got the party started immediately. They had people up who NEVER dance, myself included, up and dancing the whole night. My dad even got down and did the curly shuffle. Their energy is incredible and they love to include guests in the singing. I received so many compliments on this band and still have people asking me other places they can go see them. At the end of the night, we chanted for one more song and the band complied. It was perfect and I can not thank them enough for making our day exactly how we wanted it…a big party with non-stop dancing. If you want to have a fabulous time, Janis Nowlan Band is without a doubt your choice!

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Michelle
11/08/2014
 5.0

Janis Nowlan Band is the BEST in the BUSINESS!!! Have no FEAR Janis Nowlan Band is HERE! I would recommend this band to anyone who knows how to have a good time with great music and dancing. And as the Bride, I never for one moment had any doubts or worries that we picked the right band. They are so good my sister had them at her wedding and my cousin is booking them for his wedding. TWO THUMBS UP!

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10/18/2014
 5.0

My husband and I saw the Janis Nowlan Band play at a friends wedding a few weeks after we got engaged. We hadn’t started planning yet, but he said, “I don’t care what else you plan, but we have to have this band!” We very soon after hired the band to play at our reception and a jazz trio to play at cocktail hour. Throughout the entire year of planning, Janis was so easy to work with. She responded to my many emails about how things worked, offered advice, and went above and beyond with accommodating us to make our day perfect. Janis learned three new songs for us to make our day absolutely perfect! She even calmed my fears about doing a choreographed dance with a live band having never heard the song performed by them. Everything went perfectly and our guests (many of them musicians themselves) all were raving about the band! The dance floor never cleared or thinned out. People were dancing all night long! Janis even allowed us to have a special guest performer use her keyboard, which was amazingly generous! We can’t say enough great things about this group. If you want a full dance floor all night, this is the band to pick!!!!

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Recently Married
 5.0

Janis Nowlan Band was AMAZING!!! I know I’m biased… but my wedding seriously was the BEST and it was mostly due to the band. The energy was high all night and they seriously played non stop dance music. They even included my two new favorite songs… “Shake it off” and “All about that Bass” 🙂 I feel like most bands couldn’t pull them off but they sure did!! All of the songs I asked to be included that night were and then they just added their own wonderful suggestions to the mix. I could not be happier about my experience with them. DEFINITELY a MUST for your big day!!

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Recently Married
 5.0

This is the best band! The Janis Nowlan Orchestra has been our band of choice for 8 years. Three weddings, special birthday celebrations, and a holiday office party were made more memorable because of this fabulous band. Our son was married on 10/10 and we danced all night to music from many genres. The dance floor was jumping all night long! Janis is the best! We look forward to our next celebration and can’t wait to see the band again!! The Best!

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Recently Married
 5.0

The Janis Nowlan band played at my wedding in October 2014.

This party band is unbelievable. They had a great mix of newer and classic songs that set the tone for the entire wedding. They had everyone – young and old – on the dance floor the entire night. The compliments were overwhelming from our guests – everyone couldn’t rave enough about their energy and incredible sound.

Aside from talent, the bandleader, Janis is amazing. She is helpful, patient and goes above and beyond in terms of servicing her clients. She answered all of my (many!) questions and had really great recommendations to make our wedding special and memorable.

Her and the band are true professionals – highly, highly recommend!

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Recently Married
 5.0

Janis had wonderful ideas and great communication. Her band had everyone dancing the entire night. It’s true that the band makes the reception.

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Alissa
09/20/2014
 5.0

Janis, I don’t know where to start, the band was beyond amazing! Hands down the best decision we made was choosing the Janis Nowlan Band to perform at our reception. Janis was so easy to work with and had great communication with us throughout the planning process. Janis and her team are incredibly talented musicians, entertainers, and also extremely professional.They did a phenomenal job keeping the dance floor (in this case sand) packed! Thank you for creating so many great memories for Joey and I and all of our guests! All of our guests said that we had one of the best weddings they had ever been to and a big part of that is because of the fantastic music! The band never stops to take a break and can play any request. I will never forget jumping on stage with my husband to dance to Pharrell’s song “Happy”! I even crowd surfed in my wedding dress! Janis and her band kept the party going! Hands down best decision was choosing the Janis Nowlan Band! If I could give more than 5 stars I would!

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Allison
09/20/2014
 5.0

The Janis Nowlan Band was amazing! They were so professional and accommodating. It ‘s been over a month since my daughter and her husband were married. Guests are still raving about how fantastic the band performed. They really rocked the house. I had the time of my life. The band really helped make the wedding reception one of the best ever. It was a party the bride and groom, friends and family will never forget. The band deserves every award that can be given to a band. They can do it all!

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Recently Married
 5.0

Very simply put, I told Janis that my only request was for my guests to dance all night, and they certainly did! I chose the Janis Nowlan Band because I had heard wonderful things about them and they did not disappoint. Janis was so wonderful to work with throughout the planning process. Even though I’m sure she is planning a million weddings at the same time, she goes out of her way to make you feel like her only one. She was so easy to work with.

As for the music, it was awesome from start to finish. Everyone was on the dance floor all night. I loved that some of the band members joined us on the dance floor during a few songs. We had so much fun, and it was all because of the Janis Nowlan Band! I will definitely be recommending them to our friends.

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Recently Married
 5.0

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!)

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Recently Married
 5.0

Have you ever been to a wedding where, at the end of the night, when the lights are turned up, the guests scream the band into an encore??? This is that band, and it happened at our wedding. They are worth every penny, and we consider ourselves SO lucky that we were able to book them. Janis and band, thank you so very much for everything. You were amazing.

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Recently Married
 5.0

From start to finish, we had a wonderful experience with the Janis Nowlan Band. Janis did our ceremony music and the entire band performed at our reception. Janis was a complete delight to plan with throughout the entire process – she is very detail-oriented, which made me know that everything would run smoothly on the day of. Our guests came ready to dance and the band really got everyone moving! We are so happy that Janis Nowlan Band was our wedding band and cannot thank Janis and the band enough for helping to make our wedding the best night of our lives!

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Amy
08/10/2014
5.0

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!!!

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1+ year ago
5.0

Everyone still talks about my wedding and highlights the amazing Janis Nowlan Band. They play fun music, have a way of engaging everyone, and got everyone up to dance. Janis was very easy to work with. She spent hours with me on several phone conversations to plan and make sure everything would go perfectly. On my wedding day, I had no anxiety and knew everything would go smoothly. You must have this band!!!!

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Ron
07/21/2014
 5.0

When we first saw Janis Nowlan at the showcase, we were sold right away.
She made my daughters wedding a huge success! Our guests were dancing all night! Janis was very easy to work with, and kept in contact with us from the time we booked her, up till the big day. If your looking for an outstanding band, Janis Nowlan is the one for you!

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Diane
07/04/2014
 5.0

You have the BEsT Band in THE WoRLD!! (If you didnt know that already.)

Thank you thank you thank you for EVERYtHING you did for us on July 4th to make that night the best night of our lives! Seeing our kids (Carina and Rob) so happy was the thrill of a lifetime.

One last favor to ask of you….If you are able and willing, could you forward to me the setlist from that night? Even an approximation would be great.

The reason is that I would love to put together a soundtrack of that night. It would be just for our purposes. Our memories are already starting to fade on what songs were played that magical night, and the music was really the glue that held it all together for us.

We couldn’t have been happier with every single aspect of Rob and Carina’s wedding. Her processional that you played brought me to tears….it was so perfect. Perfect – all the way through to the last note of God Bless America! Such a sweet ending.

I swear Janis, I will have the Janis Nowlan Band play at every one of my kids weddings if its the last thing I do as a Mom. You are so special.

All the best,

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Carina
07/04/2014
 5.0

When The Janis Nowlan Band played at my cousin’s wedding in the spring of 2012, I knew that they were eventually going to play at my own wedding (although I wasn’t even engaged at the time). So when I got engaged the following year, I KNEW the first band to call (which we did the very next day!)

The whole process leading up to my wedding was seamless and Janis really took the time (you have her direct cell phone number and always speak with her directly) to go over every single wish and detail of the day. She sent me suggestions for some music selections and even learned a new song for my ceremony processional. (“Where Are You Going” by Dave Matthews Band…and it was incredible…just blew my mind!)

Janis played the keyboard for the ceremony and then the cocktail hour (fabulous jazz music) and the whole band joined her for the reception. They played beautiful classics, like Frank Sinatra, during dinner and then completely exploded into a 5 star party band for dancing. They have an awesome mix of classic and new hits and really know how to get a party started (and keep it going and going). They don’t cop-out and let a DJ play the newer songs (like most other bands do) and most of the time, they actually sound BETTER than the originals!

I can’t say enough of The Janis Nowlan Band! From beginning to end, they were a dream! Our guests STILL talk about how fantastic the band was and how amazed they were at their pure talent.

If you, or someone you know is planning a wedding, you HAVE to call The Janis Nowlan Band!!

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Ralph
07/04/2014
 5.0

The BEST Band PERIOD. Janis Nowlan and the rest of this FIVE STAR BAND made the wedding of our daughter the NIGHT of OUR LIVES. You don’t completely understand until you see and hear them IN PERSON. They are worth every single penny you can scrape up. This is our families wedding band for years to come!

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1+ year ago
 5.0

The Janis Nolan Band was the best wedding band I have ever heard. They do the best job in the buisness. Friendly, helpful, and great music.

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1+ year ago
 5.0

The Janis Nolan Band was the best wedding band I have ever heard. They do the best job in the buisness. Friendly, helpful, and great music.

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AJ
07/04/2014
 5.0

Really, really terrific band – the BEST I have EVER heard at a wedding. We’ve been to several weddings with Janis and her band as the entertainment and all have been thoroughly enjoyable. All the current hits, great standards, special requests – all meticulously performed with great energy and style.

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1+ year ago
 5.0

I have been to so many weddings recently and Janis and her band were by far the best of them all! Janis was so easy to work with and was able to accommodate all our song requests! The dance floor was so crowded people were dancing on the grass of our outdoor tent wedding! The variety of songs her band can play is remarkable and it was a great mix for both the younger and older crowd. I would recommend Janis and her band to anyone!

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Anne
06/21/2014
 5.0

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!

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Barbara
06/14/2014
 5.0

Janis was AMAZING. She was extremely professional and accommodating. We hated to see the evening end.

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Elizabeth
06/14/2014
 5.0

Janis did a wonderful job at our wedding – our guests didn’t stop dancing! She was always so willing to help us – from crafting an entrance song, to learning the song we wanted to end our night with!

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Stacey
06/08/2014
 5.0

Janis performed at my sisters wedding in 2007 and was amazing. The day after I got engaged I contacted Janis to be sure that whatever date we picked would work for her and her band because she makes any wedding the best it can be. I cannot thank Janis and her band enough for giving us the best day ever!

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Jeremy
06/08/2014
 5.0

Janis and her band were absolutely fantastic. My wife and I booked Janis the day after we got engaged. The band performed at both of our sisters’ weddings and she was the first phone call we made. Janis was extremely responsive and had wonderful suggestions for the event. She was willing to spend any amount of time necessary talking to us to make sure she knew what we wanted. If you get married in the area you must use the Janis Nowlan Band.

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Caroline
05/24/2014
 5.0

The best wedding band I ever heard. Had everyone dancing all night and then some! Worth every cent!

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Rachel
05/18/2014
 5.0

There are some reviews that give 5 stars to bands for showing up on time and playing recognizable music. This review is not one of those.

Janis Nowlan and her band are simply superb. She had the entire party dancing from start to finish with a great mix of old and new songs. With barely any recommendations, Janis ran the whole night by herself and even adjusted to the songs that got most people dancing. She is a wonderful person to work with and even worked with the best men to sing an introduction to the first dance – and idea that was created less than a week before the wedding.

If you hire Janis, you don’t just get a great band, you get the assurance that your friends and family will remark on how great your band was for years to come.

P.S. We hire Janis for three Bar Mitzvahs 10 years ago and hired her again because she was so fantastic.

Ethelda
05/10/2014

5.0

have had the privilege of attending two events (a gala event for our hospital and another wedding) where Janis’s band played. Without hesitation, the 1st vendor we booked for our own wedding this past May 10th was Janis’s band. The band truly made our reception rock! The band’s ability to cater to all age groups meant our dance floor was used all night… not an easy feat given the guests ranged from 10 to 74+. I cannot say enough how happy we were to dance with family and friends while hearing the band’s endless talent with their horns, drums, bongos, guitars and piano .. .not to mention the soulful sounds their singers brought to every song. Janis herself is the epitome of a consummate professional. She was awesome in helping us finalize our song list but equally adept at changing on the fly (much to our appreciation) as she saw what the guests were responding to the most. Personally, while I dealt with a last minute change (my father wasn’t healthy enough to attend the wedding), Janis’s compassion in handling that situation, especially as it related to the father/daughter dance was extremely appreciated. To this day, we continue to receive rave reviews from our guests regarding how awesome the band was and how much they enjoyed themselves more than any other wedding they had been to. I would never hesitate to recommend Janis and her band to anyone. My only hope is I can find another event in our own family’s future to hire her again.

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.
Services Used: Band

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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!
Services Used: Band

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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!!
Services Used: Band

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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)
Services Used: Band

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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!
Services Used: Band

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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.
Services Used: Band

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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.
Services Used: Band

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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!!!
Services Used: Band

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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.
Services Used: Band

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krisking1220
Wedding:
9/9/2011

5.0 out of 5.0

BEST BAND EVER! MADE OUR DAY SO SPECIAL!!
Services Used: Band

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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.
Services Used: Band

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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.
Services Used: Band

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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!!!!
Services Used: Band

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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!
Services Used: 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.
Services Used: Band

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JohnFahey
Wedding:
5/29/2011
 4.8 out of 5.0
These guys (and girls) 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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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.
Services Used: Band

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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 recommended!

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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!
Services Used: Band

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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!
Services Used: Band

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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.
Services Used: Band

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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!!
Services Used: Band

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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”.
Services Used: Band

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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!
Services Used: Band

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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!
Services Used: Band

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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!
Services Used: Band

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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!
Services Used: Band

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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!
Services Used: Band

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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!!!
Services Used: Band

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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!
Services Used: 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.
Services Used: 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.
Services Used: Band

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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 Nowlan 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 Nowlan 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.
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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.
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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 friendship four years later.
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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.

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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. We got the full band so it was pricy but was worth every cent

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“Janis, I don’t know where to start, the band was beyond amazing! Hands down the best decision we made was choosing the Janis Nowlan Band to perform at our reception. Janis was so easy to work with and had great communication with us throughout the planning process. Janis and her team are incredibly talented musicians, entertainers, and also extremely professional.They did a phenomenal job keeping the dance floor (in this case sand) packed! Thank you for creating so many great memories for Joey and I and all of our guests! All of our guests said that we had one of the best weddings they had ever been to and a big part of that is because of the fantastic music! The band never stops to take a break and can play any request. I will never forget jumping on stage with my husband to dance to Pharrell’s song “Happy”! I even crowd surfed in my wedding dress! Janis and her band kept the party going! Hands down best decision was choosing the Janis Nowlan Band! If I could give more than 5 stars I would!” Wedding: 09/20/2014

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Read Our Reviews   “…Janis and her band ROCKED…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…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…”  MainLineBiz.com

Janis Nowlan Band By Len La Penna’s Envisioned Video New Jersey Wedding At Greate Bay Country Club  “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!” – Kate Janis Nowlan Band Wedding Reception At Rivercrest Golf Club By TLJStudios.com  

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Stroudsmoor Country Inn  “The Janis Nowlan Band is one of the most entertaining, professional and cooperative group of musicians we have had the pleasure of working with. Their repertoire is extensive, their talents as musicians are unequaled and their ability to ensure guests remain on the dance floor throughout the celebration is unparalleled. The Event Team at Stroudsmoor recommends you call bandleader Janis Nowlan if you are looking for the finest quality entertainment for your wedding reception.”

 

 

 

 

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“I argued with my wife about a band vs a DJ – I’ve been to weddings where the band just wasn’t “on” and it just kills the mood of a party. I was even more skeptical when I was reading reviews of Janis – “Nobody can be THAT good”, I thought to myself. I was wrong. Janis and the rest of her band were amazing. You don’t need to worry with Janis, she does all that for you! But in truth, what she does is put on a show with a personal touch and class/grace that’s a step beyond what anyone would expect. We have been getting compliments all week from her show and I couldn’t be happier with our decision. Her piano playing for the ceremony brought me to tears. Her guitarist ripped off a rock solo that literally stopped the room in its tracks, listening to him shred until they transitioned into AC/DC’s “You Shook Me All Night Long”. Find me another band that can do that! This isn’t a “wedding band”. It’s not even a band that plays weddings. Janis and the crew are an experience. Book them and you will NOT be disappointed.”
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Lindsey
06/13/2015
 5.0

Thanks to the Janis Nowlan Band the dance floor was hot at our wedding reception on June 13, 2015. We had such an amazing time dancing the night away and we did not want the night to ever end. The band put on a wonderful performance that our guests are still raving about. I appreciate how Janis personalized the evening for us from discussing song selections to making sure she had all the details just right. My husband and I will always remember our family and friends who were smiling, singing and dancing along with us all night long. The energy and love was electric on that dance floor and we owe it to this phenomenal band. The Janis Nowlan Band did an excellent job and we highly recommend them for your wedding entertainment! Lindsey & Matt

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Caitlin
05/16/2015
 5.0

I can not say enough good things about Janis Nowlan Band. Janis’ attention to detail is unmatched, which helped our day go off without a hitch. The band learned our first dance song, as well as my sorority song and they were perfect. The jazz trio performed at the cocktail hour and set the perfect ambiance. After speeches, they got the party started immediately. They had people up who NEVER dance, myself included, up and dancing the whole night. My dad even got down and did the curly shuffle. Their energy is incredible and they love to include guests in the singing. I received so many compliments on this band and still have people asking me other places they can go see them. At the end of the night, we chanted for one more song and the band complied. It was perfect and I can not thank them enough for making our day exactly how we wanted it…a big party with non-stop dancing. If you want to have a fabulous time, Janis Nowlan Band is without a doubt your choice!

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Michelle
11/08/2014
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Janis Nowlan Band is the BEST in the BUSINESS!!! Have no FEAR Janis Nowlan Band is HERE! I would recommend this band to anyone who knows how to have a good time with great music and dancing. And as the Bride, I never for one moment had any doubts or worries that we picked the right band. They are so good my sister had them at her wedding and my cousin is booking them for his wedding. TWO THUMBS UP!

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10/18/2014
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My husband and I saw the Janis Nowlan Band play at a friends wedding a few weeks after we got engaged. We hadn’t started planning yet, but he said, “I don’t care what else you plan, but we have to have this band!” We very soon after hired the band to play at our reception and a jazz trio to play at cocktail hour. Throughout the entire year of planning, Janis was so easy to work with. She responded to my many emails about how things worked, offered advice, and went above and beyond with accommodating us to make our day perfect. Janis learned three new songs for us to make our day absolutely perfect! She even calmed my fears about doing a choreographed dance with a live band having never heard the song performed by them. Everything went perfectly and our guests (many of them musicians themselves) all were raving about the band! The dance floor never cleared or thinned out. People were dancing all night long! Janis even allowed us to have a special guest performer use her keyboard, which was amazingly generous! We can’t say enough great things about this group. If you want a full dance floor all night, this is the band to pick!!!!

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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Couples’ Choice Award!

A big “Thank YOU!” to all of our wonderful Brides and Grooms and Parents whose enthusiastic reviews have won for the Janis Nowlan Band the prestigious WeddingWire 2016 Couples’ Choice Award! We are inexpressibly grateful for having been given the opportunity to entertain such exceptional families at the happiest, most important moments of your lives! We loved being with you on your unforgettable, special day!

The WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ recognizes the top local wedding professionals from the WeddingWire Network that demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism.

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