Franklin & Alison Music Reviews

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75 Reviews for Franklin & Alison Music

Recommended by 99% of couples

4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Bridget · Married on 09/30/2016

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    Amazing!! We received multiple compliments from guests about how fun our band was! They were upbeat, interactive and a ton of fun! Laraine was great to work with. From our first phone call to meeting in person to discuss different music options a month before the wedding, the entire experience was awesome. The band was even able to learn a few songs for us! What they couldn't learn, they made sure that it was played while the band was on a break. Absolutely recommend for your wedding if you like to dance! Thank you for everything!

    Sent on 10/27/2016

    Franklin & Alison Music's reply:

    Thank you Bridget!!! It was fun working with you and Joe, and of course Dad!!!
    Glad you had a great time and one of the best honeymoons ever!!Picutres soon as you can xoxo!!
    Laraine
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    Nina · Married on 09/24/2016

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    If you are looking for a band that will deliver the highest quality instrumentation, instrumental performance, and vocals that will send a chill down your spine then this is the band for you.This is not a gimmicky" wedding band" that substitutes flash for quality music. FAO played at my daughter's wedding on September 24th at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. I can't get their music out of my head. It was perfection. Keith is a musical genius and each song was executed with complete finesse. FAO is a group of highly talented and skilled musicians that do what they love and produce music that more often than not sounds even better than the originals. We had several special requests, not on their repertoire that they delivered brilliantly. My daughter was so excited to learn how many of the most recent hits were added to their song list just over the summer , such as Major Lazor ,and many more. Laraine, their manager is fantastic to work with and will collaborate with you to tailor the play list according to your tastes. Keith is a jazz pianist and played a Steinway babygrand with the rest of his quintet during the cocktail hour. Our guests were blown away by the performance. During the reception ,the dance floor was packed and no one wanted the dancing to end.

    Sent on 10/06/2016

    Franklin & Alison Music's reply:

    Love you Nina!
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    kristina · Married on 08/27/2016

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    You won't regret it!!! Best band my guests have ever heard. Laraine was a doll to work with - it felt like we were best friends for years. She worked with us to curate a wedding play list that we LOVED, and also learned TWO songs for our wedding (first dance and father/bride dance). The band was outstanding! We wanted really amazing music for our wedding.. not a stereotypical cheesy wedding band and FAO delivered. We highly recommend booking them for your next event. - Kristina and Ron

    Sent on 10/20/2016
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    Lois · Married on 07/02/2016

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    This band was truly amazing. They had the whole room up dancing. Their versatility and depth of talent is astonishing. Laraine was so easy to work with, I never worried about a thing. They tailored the music to what we requested, and were professional at every step along the way. I could not be more happy with Franklin and Alison. My guests are still exclaiming how great they were.... They were fantastic!!

    Sent on 07/12/2016
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    Hilary · Married on 04/08/2016

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    I can't even begin to tell you how many wedding guests came up to me to tell me that FAO was the best band they had ever heard at a wedding. They did such an amazing job from start to finish including finding some strings for the ceremony. I was honestly a little nervous because I had only been to a couple of other weddings with bands and I wasn't sure what to expect but they did such an awesome job that I'm so happy we decided to go with them. the dance floor was packed the entire night with ALL of our guests...both young and old! And Larraine was very helpful with the whole planning process couldn't have asked for a better group of people on my wedding day.

    Sent on 04/29/2016

    Franklin & Alison Music's reply:

    Thank you so much Hillary!!!! Ir was truly a pleasuree to work with you and Joe and the wedding really was fantastic !!Please keep in touch...pictures!!
  • User5527286 · 2+ years ago

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    Our wedding absolutely blew our highest expectations completely out of the water!!! Everything was so above and beyond our wildest dreams - it was the very best day of our lives. And, there is not one question that the Franklin Alison Orchestra totally made it that way!!! They were so unbelievable. Everyone one of our guests said the same thing - they kept telling us how amazing the band was - the best they've ever heard at a wedding!! To this day we are still hearing rave reviews of them. They had everyone on the dance floor all night and that's exactly what we wanted...by the last song not one person was sitting down! They even learned a special new song for us, which totally made our night.
    We can't say enough good things. If we could rate Franklin Alison 10 out of 5 stars we would. If you're thinking about booking this band - DO IT! From the bottom of our hearts, we thank them for all they did to make our wedding the most epic night of our lives.

    Sent on 03/03/2016
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    Renee · Married on 11/21/2015

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    We loved the Franklin and Alison Orchestra for our wedding two and a half weeks ago. All of our guests were blown away when they walked in to the reception and saw a 9-piece band on stage ready to go. They made the night so much fun. The owner was wonderful and enthusiastic from the beginning and gave us a great deal. We ended up going for an additional half hour, which was a great idea, and they still had to tell us when they night was over because our guests were having so much fun dancing to their music. We were extremely pleased with their performance and would love to work with them again.

    Sent on 12/08/2015
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    Ann · Married on 11/14/2015

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    FANTASTIC!

    Reviewed On 12/08/2015
    Franklin and Allison did a fantastic job at our daughter's wedding in November! The music during the cocktail hour was great and provided a wonderful background while we greeted our guests. It was Laraine's idea to get the dancing started right away at the reception and she was right! Many guests remarked that they loved getting to dance even before the salads were served. Laraine expertly coordinated the reception timeline with the banquet manager for serving the dinner, cutting the cake, etc. Everything ran like clockwork. Prior to the wedding we requested 3 songs that were not on the band's song list. They learned all 3 and the performances were spot-on! Our family and our guests have all attended many weddings and other events, yet everyone unanimously agrees that our daughter's wedding was the best party they ever attended. We literally danced all night!

    Sent on 12/08/2015
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    Allison · Married on 11/08/2015

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    Franklin and Alison orchestra did a fantastic job at our wedding on November 8, 2015. They were great at responding to emails and staying in contact. The music went above and beyond our expectations. All of our guests have had nothing but positive things to say. Everyone was dancing and having a great time the entire reception. The band learned a few songs for us and did a wonderful job. Thanks again :)

    Sent on 12/08/2015
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    Jessica · Married on 10/03/2015

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    Franklin and Alison Orechestea did an amazing job performing at our wedding. They covered a number of different genres and musical eras. Our guests were on the dance floor the entire night!!

    Sent on 10/05/2015

    Franklin & Alison Music's reply:

    Jessica ..thank your so much!!!!
    Working with you was awesome ..
  • User5525703 · 2+ years ago

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    We used Franklin & Alison Orchestra for our wedding in September at Jasna Polana in Princeton and they were absolutely phenomenal. They did a great job reading the room and getting people up and dancing during the dance segments, while keeping the music quiet enough to be able to have a nice conversation during dinner.

    Laraine was incredibly responsive during the planning process and a real pleasure to work with. Not only did she help set up the band, she made herself available to answer any random wedding questions we had. For instance, when we were having trouble finding a wedding planner, she sent me several referrals and went out of her way to make sure we were happy.

    Can't recommend them enough!

    Sent on 10/14/2015
  • User5256132 · 2+ years ago

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    The Franklin Alison Band was wonderful to deal with. They were very accommodating to all of our needs and especially for our music selection at our country farm wedding in June. The dance music was top notch, from 70's music, top 40 and jazz, it was all outstanding! Our guests are still raving about the band and it's members!
    Thank you for a memorable wedding day!

    Sent on 07/13/2015
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    Alli · Married on 05/24/2015

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    We absolutely loved working with Laraine and the band. Our guests had the BEST time and kept commenting on how fun the band was! The night went way too quickly, we could have kept dancing for hours and hours! They were professional and so flexible, and truly helped make our wedding the most special night of our lives!

    Sent on 06/15/2015

    Franklin & Alison Music's reply:

    Thank you Alli!!!!!
    It was terrific to work with you...I know the party was awesome, the weather, the guests, the atmosphere there!!! And stunning bride and groom......
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    Tracie · event on: 02/21/2015

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    The quartet with sax were awesome! They delivered exactly what I requested and the guests loved them... So much fun!

    Sent on 03/04/2015
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    Courtney · Married on 09/27/2014

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    We had the Franklin and Alison Orchestra play at our wedding on 9/27/14 and they were hands down fantastic. From start to finish, FAO made things easy, fun, and enjoyable. Laraine was prompt on responses and made sure she had all of our requests down.

    We had a ceremony musician (guitarist), 3 musicians play during cocktail hour, and the band to keep the party going. Everyone was on the dance floor having a good time, and the band brought so much energy to our wedding that you don't get from DJ's. Keith was fun and energetic and made sure things were in order. This is a very talented group of people who helped made our wedding day unforgettable!

    Sent on 10/10/2014

    Franklin & Alison Music's reply:

    Thank you Courtney!!
    I am so happy that you and John enjoyed the wedding so much..I will look forward to seeing pictures and wish you two the best of everything
    laraine
  • User4407752 · 2+ years ago

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    The Franklin & Alison Orchestra are amazing and made our wedding unforgettable! Laraine manages the band and was an absolute pleasure to work with! She helped plan every detail of the night and was so accommodating. She helped with the song list so that it was tailored specifically to our style of music. She was so fun to work with, I will miss speaking with her over the phone!! The band is so incredibly talented! They are not your average wedding band. The dance floor was packed all night and the band sounded amazing on every song!!!! We love the versatility of the band. They truly surpassed every expectation. Keith continued to check in with us throughout the night and was so great to work with. Our guests couldn't stop complimenting us on the music. We could not be happier that we chose the Franklin & Alison Orchestra to play at our wedding. They helped to make our night so special and completely rocked it!! We highly recommend them for any wedding - they will not disappoint!!

    Sent on 09/17/2014

    Franklin & Alison Music's reply:

    Thank you Karen!!!
  • User4229907 · 2+ years ago

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    Absolutely amazing!! VERY easy to work with and truly want to make the event exactly what you want it to be. Couldn't have asked for a better experience!

    Sent on 07/07/2014
  • User3665589 · 2+ years ago

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    The Franklin and Alison Orchestra were amazing, and they performed flawlessly throughout our wedding celebration. The dance floor was packed throughout the night because of the good music and atmosphere that they provided. They did a great job of setting the pace and making sure there was a nice balance of music/dancing with dining/conversations. Laraine was the representative contact, and she was always so accommodating and responsive. We never hesitated to discuss anything with her because she was so receptive and helpful. We have absolutely no regrets about selecting the F&A Orchestra for our wedding - they were perfect - we highly recommend!

    Sent on 08/17/2014

    Franklin & Alison Music's reply:

    Much appreciated!
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    Cindy · event on: 01/18/2014

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    We hired Franklin & Alison Orchestra for our 50th formal birthday party. They are an excellent band! Played awesome music and kept the party lively! Everyone at the party, even weeks after commented on how great the band was!! Can't wait for another event to hire them!!

    Sent on 03/17/2014
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    Madeline · Married on 09/01/2013

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    The Franklin and Alison Orchestra was absolutely amazing! They were everything I wanted in a wedding band. My husband and I went into our wedding knowing that music was one of the most important parts, so we settled on a band. They surpassed our every expectation and then some. The party started immediately and continued through the night. Their music selection was crafted beautifully based on the events of the evening.
    Laraine, the band director, was so helpful in planning all of the details of the evening, and Keith the band leader was truly a joy to work with on wedding day.
    Thank you so much for making all of my wedding dreams come true!

    Sent on 03/05/2014
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    Catherine · Married on 06/22/2013

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    I couldn't be happier with our choice of Franklin & Alison Orchestra for our band. I had spoken with about 15-20 bands in the area, and from the first time I spoke with Laraine of Franklin & Alison, I knew this would be a great band that would meet exactly what we were looking for. Laraine is so friendly, and she truly wants to make sure you get exactly what you want for your wedding. We were able to customize our song list and she provided great tips for the overall schedule of the night. They also played a custom song for the father daughter dance, and they did an amazing job on our first dance. They played music that every generation enjoyed. We were blown away during the reception by how good they sounded. The female singer sounds like Adele. Even my grandfather raved about how great the band was! I would highly recommend this band for an amazing reception - especially if you want your guests to dance!

    Sent on 07/15/2013
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    Tara · Married on 06/01/2013

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    I am so happy we chose Franklin & Alison to play at our wedding reception! They played music that everyone in all age groups knew and loved and people were dancing all night. Many of our guests commented on the great music and they really made our wedding a fun party. Laraine was so nice and great to work with as we planned the type of music we wanted to hear. They were totally worth the price and I know our wedding would not have had the same atmosphere without them- they made the night extra special! Thank you!!

    Sent on 08/05/2013
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    Molly · Married on 05/03/2013

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    from the minute we watched the online video of this band we knew we had to have them. Lorraine was wonderful with all of the planning and details and made us feel excited, comfortable and really led us in the right direction when it came to music choices. Keith was great to work with during our reception, he continued to check in with us to make sure everything was just perfect.

    The musicians and singers were outstanding! Every song was great and they read the crowd and kept us all on the dance floor!! they even learned our first dance song for us and nailed it!!!

    We love this band , and hope to work with them again. Highly recommend this band, they are simply the best around!

    Sent on 08/05/2013
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    Amanda · Married on 09/22/2012

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    Franklin and Alison Orchestra were so much fun to work with. Google them, go on their website, and check out their video! We received so many compliments and attended weddings before and after ours and the bands did not even compare!

    Sent on 12/01/2012
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    Anna · Married on 09/08/2012

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    Keith and Larraine - thank you for making our wedding such a fun and special event. Everything went perfectly, and all our friends and family have been raving about how much fun they had out on the dance floor! From the jazz music during the cocktail hour, to the first dance, to the dance music throughout the night, everyone loved your band and the energy you brought to the party. You guys kept the party going, and Keith did a great job as an MC. We won’t hesitate to recommend you to anyone looking for a band, and we would love to hire you again in the future.

    Sent on 10/10/2012