Pete Saunders bandleader from Hank Lane Music

Pete Saunders Band

Pete Saunders often refers to himself as a musical Swiss Army Knife. As a bandleader, musician, vocalist, arranger and music librarian for Hank Lane Music, it’s easy to see why. Pete is a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist who plays guitar, electric bass, keyboards and drums.  A graduate of Hofstra University, Pete received a BS in Music Theory & Composition. A professional bandleader and musician for more than 20 years, Pete is the company’s music librarian overseeing a collection of over 10,000 songs and reviewing every client’s list of musical requests for each different Hank Lane dance band. As the leader of The Pete Saunders Band he puts this knowledge to great use possessing one of the widest ranging musical repertoires in the business. His band plays everything from Swing and Motown to Seventies, Eighties, Nineties, early 2k's and today's Top 40.

 

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Pete Saunders Band Reviews

 

Pete Saunders Band Wedding Review: "Absolutely amazing!!!"

Hi Stephanie,

Thank you SO MUCH for your work with us and Pete for our wedding. I’m sure you are aware but the Pete Saunders Band is absolutely amazing!!! We had very high expectations and were still totally blown away. Guests still cannot stop raving about how great they were and I can’t tell you how many people have said “I’ve never been to a wedding where literally every guest was dancing!” Their work made an already terrific wedding just so special. I will of course write a note to them and leave a rave review but just wanted to let you know as well.

 

Thanks again!!


Pete Saunders Band Review: "Danced all night long!"

 

Hi Stephanie –

 

I’m back in DC catching up and still glowing about the wedding! I think we all felt it was a wonderful and special evening and Pete Saunders and the band (both musicians and singers) set the tone from the very beginning. They did a beautiful job right from before the ceremony on. They are all superb at what they do, they gauged the crowd beautifully, and the song selection and pacing were perfect. Cat and Mike felt truly celebrated by the music and I danced all night long! In fact, I’ve had dozens of compliments about the wedding so far and every single person has mentioned the music and said it was the best band they’ve ever heard at a wedding. Many many thanks for all you did to help make it such a success!

 

All best,

 

Lucy


A Review of The Pete Saunders Band: "Awesome!"

 

 

Pete,

 

Just wanted to thank you again for doing such an amazing job last night. Everyone can’t stop talking about how great the music was. I especially wanted to thank you for all the help with the song and for making me feel at ease earlier this week. I watched a video of the song and can’t get over how perfectly you all backed me up. You are awesome.

 

All the best,

 

Jonathan


Pete Saunders Band on WeddingWire.com "One of the best!"

 

Hank Lane should be your only Band that you book! They're the best sounding, live band out there - and The Pete Saunders Band is one of the best, and nicest ones around!

 


A Pete Saunders Band Review: "Wonderful!"

 

Hi Ian:

I’m writing to thank you for making Ricardo and Cynthia’s reception a fabulous success.  For me, the most important element in a successful party is the music, and we can always count on you to provide the perfect band. The Pete Saunders Band provided music for every guest to enjoy and they kept the dance floor full the whole night.  Cynthia told me that she had never seen her parents dance before in her entire life - but they did a lot of dancing that night! Pete and his entire band were wonderful and very talented.  Thank you so much for obtaining their services for us. You can be certain that we will never go anywhere else but to you!

 

Fondly,

Annette Davila

 


Pete Saunders Band Wedding Review: "Spectacular!"

 

Pete,

I cannot begin to thank you for the work you and your band did at our wedding. The music was spectacular, the sound was impeccable and the way you could read the night made our night perfect. I obviously want to thank you for allowing my moment in the spotlight, which in the end became all about Mara. I have been told it was the moment of the night, so thank you again. We tell everyone the name "Pete Saunders" and I hope we run into each other again soon.

 

All our thanks,

Russ and Mara

 


Pete Saunders Band Review: "Amazing!"

 

Pete,

Thank you again for the most amazing night of our lives. I can't tell you how many people have commented that it was the highest energy wedding they have ever been to... mission accomplished! You guys were incredible and it meant so much to us that you played our favorite hockey song. Every thing about it was perfection and you really gave us our dream wedding, and we cannot thank you enough!

 

- Amy


Pete Saunders Band: "Absolutely incredible!"

Hi Kim,

I just wanted to thank the band Saturday at Josh and Janna's wedding. They were absolutely incredible! The wedding was amazing so much fun and the energy and love was palpable. Pete Saunders Band helped make it such a great celebration.

Thank You All So Much,

 

Jill Buchalter the new mother in law!


Pete Saunders Band Review: "Your whole team did an amazing job!"

Hi Pete!

Thank you so much for such an incredible soundtrack to our wedding. People still can't stop talking about how incredible the band was. It truly made the night so much fun and incredibly memorable. Your whole team did an amazing job!

 

Thank you so much for sending the copy of the music! It is something I will treasure!

All my best to you and everyone!

 

Jaime

Hank Lane Music, Wedding Reception Review: Pete Saunders Band

Pete Saunders Band

 

" We had the Peter Saunders Band play at our reception, and it was a BLAST! First, working with Erik Marshall at HankLane was very easy. Once we selected Pete's Band we worked directly with him and with coordinator Stephanie Eatz- both were very pleasant and helpful." "All of our guests enjoyed themselves, and the band even inspired some non-dancers to dance." This review was provided by The Knot. More reviews like this can be found here.  

Hank Lane Music Holiday Party Review: Pete Saunders

     

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Good morning, The party was great and the band was excellent. Quite a few people asked me about the band (we have a few newly engaged couples). When I mentioned Hank Lane they all weren't surprised that it 's one of your bands. I'll be surprised if they didn't reach out to you. I will make sure I sent them your contact information. Please let me know if you need anything from me. Thanks for everything. Something tells me we will be contacting you every year going forward :). Have a wonderful holiday season and we'll be in touch. Stay well, Maria  

Hank Lane Music Wedding Reception Review: Pete Saunders Band

 

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Hi Stephanie, Thank you SO MUCH for your work with us and Pete for our wedding.  I'm sure you are aware but the Pete Saunders Band is absolutely amazing!!!  We had very high expectations and were still totally blown away.  Guests still cannot stop raving about how great they were and I can't tell you how many people have said "I've never been to a wedding where literally every guest was dancing!"  Their work made an already terrific wedding just so special.  I will of course write a note to them and leave a rave review but just wanted to let you know as well. :)  Thanks again!!

Hank Lane Music Wedding Reception Review: Pete Saunders Band

 

 

Dear Pete and Harlan, Peter and I wanted to say HUGE THANKS to you and the Pete Saunders Band.  The music was amazing and really created that special atmosphere at our wedding.  The professionalism and talent of the band were truly unique. We got a lot of compliments about the music.  Our guests kept telling us that they never'd heard such a fantastic live performance, and we couldn't agree more. We are very grateful for everything and hope to work with you in the future.  Thanks so very much and enjoy the rest of your summer!

Hank Lane Music Wedding Reception Review: Pete Saunders Band

 

 

Pete, We all had a terrific time. The Pete Saunders Band was even better than I could have hoped for. You are a true professional- controlled the party without overwhelming the room. Your ability to "read the crowd" and your overall musicality is what stands you apart from your competition. Even our meeting on the phone demonstrated how gracious you are and confirmed our choice of bands. I am happy to recommend you and Hank Lane organization to my fellow club presidents as well as my friends and patients. Best, Bruce