Hank Lane Music exists solely for one purpose: To create an extraordinary 
entertainment experience that has guests dancing and raving about your event for years to come.

Hank Lane Music: Our Story

After leading and performing with dance bands at various events, bandleaders Hank Lane, DeeAnn Cowart and Marc Stevens, opened Hank Lane Music & Productions in New York City in 1978. Their vision has been passed on to the next generation which includes some of today’s most sought-after party bands in the event industry.

Since its founding in 1978, the concept behind Hank Lane Music has been to make sure clients could enjoy music performed the way it should sound as they celebrated their own weddings or other private personal, corporate or charitable or charitable events. To live up to this standard, Hank Lane Music has chosen to work exclusively with only the top talent in the industry. Our bands, DJs and entertainers are truly the best of the best!

Every Hank Lane band possesses a special blend of youth, elegance, and excitement. Each band is unique yet equally adept in all styles of music including Contemporary, Top 40, Rock Motown, Rhythm & Blues, Swing, Big Band, Ballroom, Jazz, Disco, Hip Hop and Classical. We have among the best and most versatile wedding bands in the NYC, NJ and CT market.


Hank Lane Music is More Than Bands

While Hank Lane’s roots are live bands, our entertainment family includes so much more. Our goal is to help our clients create an entertainment experience for their guests even beyond live musicians which is why we’ve recruited some of the most in-demand DJs and party entertainers around.

Clients can find everything from professional party dancers to comedians to celebrity entertainers at Hank Lane. And to ensure every party looks like a true celebration we have an entire inventory of custom lighting, staging and sound equipment available for our clients too.


Our Accolades

Year after year, Hank Lane Music is consistently recognized as having the best dance bands in New York City by review sites and magazines like The Knot, Wedding Wire, Town & Country magazine and New York Magazine. What’s more, celebrities, high-profile clientele and prestigious venues routinely book and recommend Hank Lane for entertainment all across the country and abroad.

Top 3 Reasons Why You’ll Love Hank Lane Music

If you’re wondering why we have 5-star ratings on review sites and have earned the trust of New York’s most exclusive venues, here are a few reasons

1. Reliability

We’re stable and well-established, so you know we’re not going anywhere. And if you have questions, there will always be an Event's Specialist available to assist you.

2. In-Demand Talent

While it’s true that most of our talent books up quickly, there’s a good reason for that...we represent some of the best New York, Long Island, New Jersey & Connecticut wedding bands in the area.

What that means for you is:

  • Your live music will sound the way it should, just like guests remember it
  • Every guest will hear something they love..from oldies to today’s Top 40
  • You will be in the hands of experienced professional band leaders and DJ’s

3. Everything For Your Event

We fully understand that “entertaining” your guests go beyond just live music.

Don’t waste your time hunting down resources and pulling together all the elements that go into creating a top-notch entertainment experience for your guests. We are a full-service organization.

  • Want specialty lighting, av, dance floor or audio party rentals for your party in NYC? No problem.
  • Need mics and speaker rentals for presenters? We’ve got you covered.
  • Looking for unique acts, like party entertainers, dancers, comedians or celebrities? We have this too.

Our lighting, sound equipment and specialty acts are all available for booking, when needed.

Start Planning Your Celebration with Hank Lane Music

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A division of Hank Lane Music, MTM Events is an innovator in private party talent and entertainment providing creative solutions for social, corporate and charitable parties and events. These include MTM’s signature professional DJ’s, Bar/Bat Mitzvah MC’s and party entertainers, entertainment, lounge furniture and more.

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Fusion Productions is our in-house production company providing stunning event and decor lighting, staging, chandeliers, tent lighting, visual media, LED walls, intelligent lighting, pipe & draping services, custom dance floors and complete audio/visual presentation services and support.

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Creative Games Inc., is an industry leader in social and corporate market games and activities. These include one-of-a-kind creations in high tech party games, food kiosks, photo stations, casinos, sports games, video games and more for weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, corporate and charitable events.