Spotlight

Spotlight is a fast-paced and energetic power-house band. Delivering non-stop sets of Top 40, 90’s Throwbacks, 1980’s, Motown, Funk and Classic Rock anthems, Spotlight wows every party with choreographed dance moves that keep people of all ages captivated on the dance floor for the entire night. Led by husband and wife team, Jason & Monica, Spotlight features 4 dynamic vocalists and a horn section that have performed world-wide for some of music's biggest names and audiences.
 
Monica is a natural born performer with a jaw-dropping voice. Raised just outside of Cleveland, Ohio, Monica honed her skills at the world-famous Berklee College of Music where she met her husband and long-time collaborator Jason. Singing with the power of Whitney Houston & Aretha Franklin and the modern edge of Adele & Beyoncé, Monica has wowed audiences in four continents.
 
Despite being a skilled multi-instrumentalist, Jason is a saxophonist at heart and is able to evoke the funk of a James Brown horn section, the smoothness of a Sinatra big-band or the grit of a Bruce Springsteen sax solo. Raised in Portland, Oregon, Jason joined forces with Monica after college and quickly made a name for himself as well. Despite his brilliance as a performer, Jason has also been widely sought out for his musical directing skills and ability to build dynamic bands for various A-List performers throughout the Tri-State area, U.S. and abroad.
 
Together, Jason & Monica have led their band before crowds as diverse as thousand-seat arenas in Morocco to intimate dinner parties in Alpine, NJ. Spotlight has shared the stage and performed alongside many notable performers including Christina Aguilera, Flo Rida, the Roots, Chaka Khan, Natalie Cole and Harry Connick Jr. to name a few.
 
Bringing the energy of a NYC night club, the elegance of a Black-Tie Gala and the fun of a Summer Music Festival to every performance, Spotlight makes every event truly memorable.
 

Reviews

My husband and I are very particular about music and searched high and low for the perfect band for our wedding. After much research, we came across Hank Lane and after meeting with them, we decided to go with their band Spotlight led by Jason. My husband and I know how important music is to a wedding and how it can really make or break the mood so we had our reservations about the band before heading into the wedding. Jason and Spotlight EXCEEDED our expectations and were phenomenal. High energy and some incredibly talented members. As they promised, they had our guests on the dance floor the entire night and people were coming up to us left and right telling us how great the band is. We HIGHLY recommend Hank Lane Music and specifically Spotlight for your wedding!

As reviewed on weddingwire.com


My husband and I booked the Spotlight Band from Hank Lane, and we could not be happier with our choice. The variety of music they played was great, including our ceremony and cocktail hour music. Their voices and energy were spectacular, and it kept the party going all night. I couldn't have imagined a more fun, talented, and overall exciting band to help us celebrate on our wedding day. High recommend! 

As reviewed on weddingwire.com


Spotlight Band was absolutely amazing at our wedding. They played all genres and really got the dance party going! The band members interacted with the guests and everyone had so much fun. I had a special request for my Father-Daughter dance and they beyond delivered! They actually altered the words to "Jolly Holiday" to match how my dad used to sing the song when I was a little girl. It was such a special, perfect moment. If you are looking for a great band that will get your guests moving, go with Spotlight! They will not disappoint! 

As reviewed on theknot.com


Dear Hank Lane-Spotlight Band,

To me, the two most important aspects of a wedding are the food and the music. Spotlight Band was a home run! Even after reviewing the videos of different bands during selection, we were blown away. We had a guest tell us that he actually stopped during a conversation just to listen to the music and appreciate the artistry. I think that sums up the quality of music at our wedding. Thank you!