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Anne D. · Married on 06/12/2021
The Best Wedding Band Ever!!!
I can't say enough good things about this band. In early 2020, Franklin & Alison Music was one of the first vendors we hired for our daughter's wedding. As the 6/12/21 wedding date approached, we were faced with constantly changing Covid restrictions for wedding receptions. With about 8 weeks to go, the restriction called for wedding venues to allow bands, but no dancing! Well, that's a dilemma! We sat down with band manager, Laraine, to talk about how we could best utilize this fabulous group of musicians to entertain our guests during the wedding reception. She suggested a cocktail hour with an acoustic guitarist followed by jazz during dinner. We were still trying to figure out what to do after dinner when, lo and behold, the "no dancing" restriction was lifted. We hired this band because they are one of the best wedding bands around, and we got much more than that. We decided to stick with the acoustic cocktail hour, jazz dinner and ended the night with 2 hours celebrating and kicking up our heels to the fabulous Franklin & Alison Band. Fantastic all around!Sent on 06/19/2021
Franklin & Alison Music's reply:Anne ! Thank you so much for your wonderful words ! It was truly a night to remember and everything worked out so perfectly. We will see you around town
Phil L. · Married on 05/08/2021
What a great band that made our wedding so very special! Everyone had a wonderful time dancing and singing along to the music!Sent on 05/11/2021
Franklin & Alison Music's reply:Thanks so much Phil. It was a pleasure to work with you and Nicole every step of the way.
Jaclyn J. · Married on 02/10/2021
Fantastic to work with!
Franklin & Alison Orchestra played our annual TESU Foundation Gala event for the first time this year. From our initial contact Laraine was enthusiastic, responsive, professional and overall a truly a pleasure to work with. The band executed their roles in our intricate event program and timeline flawlessly, and were very flexible and accommodating to last minute changes. Our guests danced and enjoyed the musical experience they provided. Thanks Laraine and Keith for all you did to make our event a success and for being so great to work with :)Sent on 10/30/2019
Tanya E. · Married on 02/09/2020
Great wedding band with a personal touch
Franklin Alison Music made my wedding day dreams come true. There was no question that we wanted live music for our winter wedding but we had a hard time finding a band that could make our special ceremony musical performance a reality. I wanted my best friend to sing a queen queen song and needed a band that would rehearse and take care of the arrangement but had a hard time finding a group that could do it all. Then I met Keith and Lorraine from Franklin Alison Music. They took care of all our music and everyone loved it! Easy to work with, eclectic, fun, sweet, energetic and so much more. Highly recommend!Sent on 02/09/2021
Franklin & Alison Music's reply:Tanya, thank you so much .
Anne C. · Married on 10/19/2019
Fun, easy to work with- book them!!
Laraine and Keith were a dream to work with! They had all of our guests on the dance floor throughout the whole night! The sound technician walked around all evening to ensure the sound was up to par and quality. If you want a fun, seamless process then book them ASAP!Sent on 12/01/2019
Franklin & Alison Music's reply:Thanks so much Anne! It was wonderful to work with you and Alex!!!!
Jeanette · Married on 10/05/2019
We danced all night!
“OMG Where did you find that band! They were awesome! “ “Did you know that people were even dancing before you got there? “ That’s just some of the feedback we’ve received about the Franklin Alison Band.Sent on 10/29/2019
So many decisions go into planning the perfect wedding, but the easiest decision was choosing Franklin Alison Music to play at our cocktail hour and reception. From the first conversation we knew we were going to have fun! We wanted a celebration and we wanted to dance.
Although we made suggestions as to the kind of music we wanted, we left it up to Keith and we were not disappointed. The dance floor was always full. They even learned our first dance song which was country. They played everything from Springsteen to Motown to Sweet Caroline. The horns were outstanding and the vocals brought the house down. Laraine had many suggestions for making our evening a success. You can’t go wrong if you book this band!
Franklin & Alison Music's reply:Could not have been better .. We love you 💕💕💕what a fantastic party.. cone see us soon
Madelyn · Married on 09/07/2019
The BEST. Highly Recommend this band!
Such an amazing band! I couldn’t be happier I went with Franklin Alison for my wedding. They are so talented. I’ve gotten so many positive comments from my guests. They communicated with me at often prior to my wedding and the band leader checked in with me many times during my reception to see if I had any requests and to ensure I was happy with everything. I asked for a specific mix up of two versions of the same song for our first dance song and they had no problem making it happen. It was amazing, everything I could have dreamed of. The guitarist for a ceremony did a great job with everything I requested. Highly recommend!!!Sent on 10/08/2019
Franklin & Alison Music's reply:Greatly appreciated Madelyn! That first dance really did work out well.....You were great to work with as well!!!
Cassie A. · Married on 09/01/2019
You have to choose Franklin and Alison Music for your Band!
I can not express how amazing the band and crew were at our wedding! From start to finish Laraine the band manager was on top of everything from the ceremony music to the music selection itself! She coordinated with us everything we wanted to play and the band even learned NEW songs we requested them to play! Laraine was professional and very experienced with planning how the big day would go! If I had a question about anything she would get back to me almost immediately. Almost everyone at the wedding were on their feet dancing and complimented us on the band and music selection. At the wedding Keith made everything go smoothly from top to bottom. If you are looking for a band who will not disappoint you need to hire Franklin and Alison Music!Sent on 09/11/2019
Franklin & Alison Music's reply:Thanks Cassie....it really was fun to work with you and Chad .you wanted some music we don't always have the chance to play and that was exciting...and everyone danced like crazy. Talk to yuo soon I hope!! Beach day??
Mario P. · Married on 07/24/2019
Take your event from good to great
Franklin and Alison did an amazing job performing at our son’s 175 person late July wedding reception. Folks who don’t usually dance were out on the dance floor which was nearly packed right thru to the last song. Everyone raved about them that night and for weeks afterward. Music selection was outstanding and reflect a great blend of our favorites and recommended pieces from Alison and Keith which they knew the band would nail - which they did. It was a great experience from planning thru the end of the wedding night. I highly recommend themSent on 10/23/2019
Kathryn S. · Married on 06/15/2019
Franklin & Allison Band was Superior
The brass quartet that played at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church was fantastic. The sound of the brass quartet in the church was so beautiful. The brass quartet that played at the cocktail party got the evening off to a great start. Several of the young people told me that the 9 piece band that played at the reception was great. The band director worked with the bride and groom regarding the special arrangement of the music for their first dance. The bride played her trumpet with the band and the groom played his trombone with the band which also made the evening special . The majority of the wedding guests were music instructors, members of either the Pennsbury High School Award Winning Marching Band or the Rutgers University Marching band. The lead singer had an amazing voice. It was a great party and the band made the day along with the beautiful setting and excellent service at Hotel du Village, Bucks County PA.Sent on 06/20/2019
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Mitchell M. · Married on 06/06/2019
Franklin & Alison Music
Keith and the band were fabulous. From the three piece combo during the cocktail hour to the full eight piece band at the reception the music was wonderful. If you want a very talented group of musicians who will keep the house rocking and fill the dance floor, at your next party or celebration, you need not look any further.Sent on 10/30/2019
Kyu · Married on 06/01/2019
Energetic and Fun Band!
Franklin and Alison Music is NOT a "wedding" band. They're fun, vibrant, talented entertainers and a pleasure to work with!Sent on 06/24/2019
We knew we didn't want a DJ for our wedding, but had no idea where to start looking for a band. We wanted a band that would play a mix of Top 40s and some 90s and be able to play some custom requests. But most importantly, we wanted people to DANCE! Well, our venue owner's son was getting married a few weeks after us and he suggested the band he had hired: Franklin and Alison Music. What better recommendation could there be? Laraine Alison and Keith Franklin are a married duo. Laraine manages the band and communicates with you during the prep period, and then Keith is the bandleader and works with you the day/night of the wedding. They're both a lot of fun, energetic, funny, and caring people. Laraine asked all the right questions, was flexible to work with, and very open to communication. We worked through the song list with her, told her what we DID and DIDN'T want, and asked her to play some custom numbers the band would have to learn for us. She had great feedback, and helped to provide us with a sound setup for the officiant as well as hooking us up with ceremony musicians. The cocktail hour music was elegant and classy. The night of the wedding, the Band was FANTASTIC! People danced all night, the energy was high, our opening song made everyone cry! We had the whole band including horn section (that saxophone makes a HUGE impact -- get the horn section!) and Catrice's voice is incredible -- it should be, she's a Broadway singer! Even during the wedding, people kept asking me about the band - where did you find them? they're amazing! - and after the wedding, it's one of the main things people mention when they say how fun the wedding was.
Thank you so much to Franklin and Alison Music! One of my best memories of the night is jumping and dancing until I couldn't breathe anymore! It was wonderful!
Cal · Married on 05/18/2019
Good music, great time
Great band. Good vibes. Booked F&A music for our wedding and everything went better than planned. Easy to work with and very attentive to what we wanted on the evening.Sent on 06/23/2019
Laura V. · Married on 04/27/2019
My husband and I were thrilled with our band choice for our wedding. They sounded great and kept everyone on the dance floor the whole evening. Laraine worked with us to customize our reception timeline and music and we couldn’t have been happier with the results. Highly recommend Franklin and Alison Music.Sent on 05/17/2019
Maureen P. · Married on 04/13/2019
Best Day Ever!
Franklin & Alison is absolutely incredible! Lariane (the band manager) is incredibly organized, responsive, and so great at making everything flow. From the initial phone call with Lariane, I knew we were in good hands, she made the process easy. Franklin Alison Band can play anything, and I mean anything! We had a few uncommon requests, and they were able to accommodate us with no problem at all! We got married at HollyHedge Estate in New Hope on 4/13/2019, and our guests are still talking about how great the band was. I can say 100% they made our wedding; the music was awesome, and everyone was dancing all night. Keith kept everything flowing day of and made everything so easy. Do not hesitate to book Franklin & Alison!!!Sent on 05/16/2019
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Ginny F. · Married on 10/13/2018
The band was absolutely incredible. EVERYONE said they made the party! They kept the party literally on their feet the entire evening. No one wanted to sit down because they made it so much fun. They fulfilled all the special requests made and barely took a break. If you want to have the most memorable event this is your best choice!!Sent on 10/20/2018
Franklin & Alison Music's reply:Thank you Foxes!!!! We love you
Allison · Married on 06/09/2018
Franklin & Alison made our wedding night unforgettable! Once the music got started there wasn't a minute that the dance floor was empty. They have tons of songs to choose from - from current hits to oldies and classics, and the band learned new songs for our first dance and both parent dances - truly talented and versatile! Laraine was a pleasure to work with throughout the entire process, and the band absolutely knows how to throw a good party! All of our guests couldn't stop talking about how amazing they sounded - I highly recommend F&A.Sent on 06/21/2018
Franklin & Alison Music's reply:Allison ..... Thank you so much.....it was great working with you, I was so glad the weather held out too!! Go and name those dogs!! lol hope to see you again soon!
Nina · Married on 06/08/2018
Look no further than Franklin & Alison Music for your wedding band! Made the night absolutely amazing with everyone on their feet practically the entire time. They were accommodating and easygoing, were able to learn special requests and absolutely nailed them. 5 stars all around!Sent on 06/28/2018
Franklin & Alison Music's reply:We love you..enuf said
Nicholas · Married on 09/23/2017
Organized and professional. Excellent sound and energy. Kind people. Everyone loved the band from beginning to end.Sent on 10/29/2017
Franklin & Alison Music's reply:Thank you Nick!!! Will see yuo veey soon I hope next week!
Kristen · Married on 09/23/2017
Very flexible and wide variety! Ceremony, cocktail and reception music was perfect! Dancing non-stop!Sent on 10/31/2017
Franklin & Alison Music's reply:Thank you Kristen !! And for these photos! It was great to work with you and Chase ! Happy Honeymoon!!!! Laraine
Charlie · Married on 08/06/2017
Dear Keith and Laraine,Sent on 08/09/2017
Just wanted to drop you a line to let you know that we were very impressed with the band. We could have easily found a band that cost more, but would have a hard time finding a better one.
So many guests came up to us to let us know that they were having a better time solely because of the quality sound of the music you were playing. You obviously enjoy what you do. The whole room knew it and joined in on the fun.
If you should need a referral for a musical venue, we will be happy to recommend you to anyone as we know they will not be disappointed. Also, if you are ever playing at a venue near us, we would enjoy seeing you again. Your group is a class act
Meghan · Married on 07/29/2017
The Franklin & Alison band is absolutely amazing! My husband and I were married in July of 2017 in Cape May, NJ and they really got the party rocking! Our dance floor was so crowded that some people had to dance to the side of it- no one sat the whole night. We got so many compliments on the band, that even dates of guests texted us to compliment the band's performance. They have something for anything you may want (Bruce, Bruno, Pop, Soulful, Disco, R&B.. etc). As they have 3-4 major vocalists they never took a break- which was a particularly notable aspect of their performance. A friend of mine already booked them for her wedding this spring.Sent on 10/05/2017
Also, Loraine was really sweet and totally accommodating.
Do not hesitate! Book them before they are booked up!!
Franklin & Alison Music's reply:Hi Meghan,
Tim · Married on 07/14/2017
Fabulous!! My husband and I had booked with Franklin-Alison Music because they were able to offer us everything we were looking for. We booked Ray Bicolli’s strings and a pianist for our ceremony/cocktail hour as well as DJ Ty Chappell for our reception. We were NOT disappointed. As a bride, I was always researching and planning. Ty and Ray asked me all of the questions and essentially helped me plan out the music portion of the day. They call you and basically walk you through everything that needs to be figured out. Really, they made my life easier. As I got closer to the wedding, you learn to appreciate companies like that. As far as the wedding day goes, our DJ Ty took control over the day using the microphone to help inform people of what was going on, helping guide them as to what we were doing next, and again just letting me have a good time while he made sure everything ran smoothly. He was also incredibly flexible. Ty was very good in the spotlight and made for a very memorable garter toss. While the garter and bouquet toss portion of the evening can be cringe worthy, our wedding’s Garter toss was very upbeat, playful, and fun. People were on the dance floor all night. That says a lot when you have not only younger people saying they loved the DJ but older relatives as well. Music is such a big part of the day, and in my opinion they were worth every penny. Hopefully you all find this review helpful. I cannot say enough good regarding this company. Happy planning!Sent on 09/03/2017
Bernard · Married on 07/01/2017
The highlight of our daughter's wedding was the music. 'The Other Band' was the perfect group for our event. Great professional musicians with a vast repertoire of music that addressed a diverse age group and tastes. They had that perfect balance of providing superb music while making sure that the focus remained on the bride and groom. They were able to sense and respond to the crowd, keeping the energy level flowing throughout the evening - never during the evening was the dance floor not packed. Just as important, working with Mike and Allison prior to the wedding to establish the song list and special music requests was a delight. They were flexible and easily adapted to the many requests we had. For weeks after the wedding, every time I ran into someone who was at the wedding their first comment was how much fun they had because of the great music. They have my strongest recommendation for any wedding or other event where you want great music professionally delivered.Sent on 08/06/2017
Lindsay · Married on 04/22/2017
My husband and I recently got married in April and were planning our wedding long distance. I read and listened to a ton of bands remotely and was very particular about what I wanted in a band from an authenticity and variety of music stand point. When I saw Franklin & Alison's video, I felt in love with their performances and immediately reached out to Laraine who was super responsive. She has such great energy and was an absolute pleasure to work with...she really worked to accommodate us with the right scenario for our particular wedding which I'm very grateful for. The whole process was fun and a breeze leading up to the wedding. On wedding day, Keith was phenomenal as the MC and each musician absolutely rocked it! We are getting so many compliments on the talent and versatility of the band...so much range that you won't get with other bands (and actually have it sound great). People danced all night and had so much fun. I only hope that we can attend a future wedding as guests so we can dance all night. Highly recommend them to anyone in the tri-state area planning a wedding or event.Sent on 06/15/2017