Janis Nowlan Band 10 Times Winner! The Knot 2017 Pick Best Of Weddings

Janis Nowlan Band Reviews
Live Wedding Reception Dance Party Music Entertainment
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Wednesday November 8, 2017
Meet and Greet 7:30-8pm
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 Crowne Plaza Philadelphia Valley Forge Hotel
King Of Prussia PA 19406 
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Janis Nowlan Band
5-Star Reviews
   Reviewed On 9/04/2017 Lauren S
The Janis Nowlan band was absolutely incredible! They were the band for our wedding in August and completely blew us away. All of our guests were dancing the entire time and were raving about the band then and continue to do so now. The music was amazing. Janis is extremely thorough and spent time talking to me on the phone going through every detail. The Janis Nowlan band truly helped our dream wedding come to life!! 

Reviewed On 5/13/2017 Sarah B
Do you want everyone dancing at your wedding? Do you want talented vocalists? Do you want superb musicians? Do you want a fantastic MC? If you answered YES to these questions, then you better call Janis to book them quick! Every single one of my guests gushed about how amazing this band is. Every time I looked around, not a single person was sitting. Even my mom danced, and she NEVER dances! Leading up to the wedding, Janis will work with you to create your perfect playlist and is more than happy to take special requests (just make sure you do so a couple months beforehand). No one wanted the last song to be over, and when it did, everyone stayed on the floor to give them a huge round of applause. Best band ever!!

     Reviewed On 3/12/2017 Dana S
The Janis Nowlan Band was so much fun! Planning a wedding out of town, we had to go by wedding reviews and YouTube videos to choose our band. My mom and aunt were able to go to a showcase and give us a report. My aunt called me excitedly after the showcase and said we HAD to book them! We never heard the band live until our wedding day, which I realize is somewhat untraditional, but it was a super lucky gamble. Janis played piano during our ceremony. She even learned John Williams' "Jurassic Park Theme" for us to exit our ceremony to! Then there was jazz music during our cocktail ceremony. The big band played for the whole reception. I loved talking directly to Janis on the phone to organize the night. We chose all of the ceremony music together, then the entrances. The band learned a new song for our first dance too. My husband was able to choose a few songs to play with the band, which was a huge highlight of our night (video is on their Facebook). He did not practice with them ever, but they pulled it off seamlessly! One of the things that impressed me most is that Janis said they didn't really play with a set list, they adjusted based on the crowd. Our families were up dancing all night. The Janis Nowlan Band is a group of super talented musicians, with fun personalities, who seem like they really love what they do. They were a wonderful addition to our wedding and I would highly recommend to anyone wanting live music.

     Reviewed On 3/09/2017 Leigh Ann C
Working with Janis Nowlan and her band was such a wonderful experience.  We started our journey sampling different bands for our special day and instantly knew that this band was the perfect fit for us.  We just couldn't stop dancing!  We wanted a team of people that could light up the room and get people out on the dance floor! You can't help yourself but dance and sing along with the band.  Their music just brings everyone alive!  Every single member of the band is enthusiastic and animated.  They play such a diverse range of music and found a way to appeal to every guest at the celebration.  Janis, the band leader, gave us nothing to worry about.  She was excited for our wedding and often called to chat about our wedding day to ensure that it was perfect, and it was.  Janis and her band learned to play my father/daughter dance song that my father and I danced to when I was in fourth grade! The song and the dance will be cherished forever!  Janis asked us what kind of music we were looking for and our only request was that we wanted them to fill the room with energy and keep our guest dancing.  We have never danced so much in our lives!!!  They ran the show so flawlessly and really made our celebration special. So many of our guests had so many amazing things to say about the band! Everyone truly had a remarkable time! We can't wait to become their newest groupies and follow them around to hear them play!  It's really an experience everyone should have.  Their music fills the heart with happiness! You are truly missing out if you don’t choose the Janis Nowlan Band !! -The Chominski/DeBlasios

     Reviewed On 7/17/2017 Sue M
Fantastic Folks- Tremendous Band, guaranteed good time!

     Reviewed On 6/27/2017 Monica B
The Janis Nowlan band were amazing at our wedding this June. Everyone was on the dance floor the whole time, even people that usually don't like to dance! I liked them so much that we had them play for an extended time. Everyone raved about the band and wanted them to perform at their own weddings. I would definitely recommend the Janis Nowlan band for anyone who cares about music and making the dance floor one of the best parts of their wedding.

     Reviewed On 6/11/2017 Maureen R
We had a fantastic experience working with the Janis Nowlan band. We attended a friend's wedding and knew they HAD to be our wedding band. They had everyone on the dance floor all night long. Janis is very accommodating and detail-oriented when planning the evening. She called to confirm she had the appropriate line-up of events such as toasts, dances, etc. and she made it a point to learn everyone's names in our wedding party. Thank you for the best party of our lives! We recommend the Janis Nowlan Band to every couple looking to have a lively and fun reception!

     Reviewed On 4/18/2017 Amber B
Janis Nowlan made our wedding unforgettable. From the second they opened up the dance floor, our guests were having the time of their lives. Family and friends of all ages - from 5 to 80 - tore up the dance floor and had a blast! Janis also lends an extremely personal touch. She and I talked on the phone numerous times leading up to the wedding so that Janis could make sure all our details and requests were in perfect order. Janis and her band live up to the hype. I would choose her again in a second! You won't be disappointed!

     Reviewed On 4/12/2017 Dana S
Janis Nowlan and her band are truly the best! They definitely made my wedding day a day to remember! They kept everyone dancing and no one wanted to leave! I am so glad my mom recommended them to us and are well worth it as they work hard to make sure their guests are happy! Janis is a gem to work with!

     Reviewed On 4/10/2017 Ross W
The Janis Nowlan Band made my wedding a day I will never forget they kept my guests moving all day my family and friends all came up to me and said how awesome the band was. They truly are the best band i have ever heard my now wife and i were very happy with how they performed and very accommodating to anything that we wanted to do. Once again they are truly the best band i have ever heard and i hope everyone can use them for any kind of event that they need.

     Reviewed On 2/02/2017 Douglas L
Best wedding band out there. Janis was awesome. She was very helpful throughout the whole process. The band is fantastic and everyone danced all night. The number one comment we received from our wedding was about how good the band was. since we live in New York and got married in philly it was hard for us to actually go see bands, so we ended up booking Janis based on YouTube videos! it was scary but we 100% made the right decision. Book the Janis Nowlan Band. They are the best.

     Reviewed On 1/10/2017 Andreina S
You know you are partying with the best when you partying with Janis and her band! She is amazing and made our reception tons of fun from beginning to end. Janis and all the band members were super nice and fun to dance and sing along. My family is from Venezuela, my husband's from Philadelphia and everybody had a wonderful time with the music. Janis and the band made sure to adapt the music repertoire to all tastes and cultures, and offered a welcoming environment so everybody could hit the dance floor. I think I barely sat down during the whole night because it was so much fun every song they played! I HIGHLY recommend Janis Nowlan Band

     Reviewed On 12/07/2016 Courtney K
Janis Nowlan and her band were absolutely amazing! My husband and I could not have been happier to have had them as part of our wedding in August 2016. The dance floor was filled all night long thanks to their fun, high-energy performance—guests are still telling me how much they loved the music! Janis took the time to make a personalized plan with us before the event, and even learned two new songs we requested. From the ceremony to the cocktail hour and all through the reception, they helped make our big day complete. I highly recommend Janis and her band!

     Reviewed On 11/30/2016 Megan F
The Janis Nowlan Band played for my wedding on 11/26/2016; and it was awesome! Janis had everyone dancing all night. The guests were all totally thrilled, as were we. Janis was easy to work with, very professional and organized. Highly recommend the Janis Nowlan Band!

     Reviewed On 11/13/2016 Adrian L
Janis and her band absolutely MADE my wedding. Our guests did not leave the dance floor the entire night. If you want to have a wedding where guests are devastated when the music stops then book the Janis Nowlan Band now. Thank you for everything!

     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 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!

     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 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.

     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 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!!

     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 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 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 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.

     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 for helping 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.......birthday celebrations, 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 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 10/30/2015 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

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!

Great Band!
     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!

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!

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.

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!

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!!

     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.

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!

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.

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!!!

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.

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.

     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!

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. Services used: Band

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!!

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

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!!

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!!

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!!!

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!

     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 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

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 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!!!!

"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.


     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.


     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!


     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.


     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... Read More

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!!!


     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!!


     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.


     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!


     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 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!!


     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!


     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.


     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!


     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 atleast 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.


     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.


     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.


     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.


     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 many incredible memories that we will always treasure. They are the absolute BEST in every way.


     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!!


     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!!


     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.


     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.


     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 on the 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 bethat good.


     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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