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About The John Parker Band

John Parker & his band are available exclusively for special events - such as weddings & parties - and some very limited public appearances only.

In these days of bands that have no one you can count on because they keep changing members or their company makes more bands with the same name - John Parker IS ALWAYS THERE AT YOUR EVENT! - and You work directly with HIM! What a concept!

With past clients of over 1000 weddings and parties that range from NFL franchise owners, to US Congressional caucuses, Governors, Fortune 500 executives & more.. John's resume & experience read like an encyclopedia.

Resorts, Corporations, Party & Wedding Planners, and Convention Producers alike call upon John & band to perform when they want a Classy, High quality & FUN live band.

It's LANDING him that's the problem. JP's availability is limited given his popularity & schedule. But with a large staff & multiple equipment setups & vehicles - IF he's open, he'll be there!

JP's the first to tell you, he's not a "show band", & can't exactly dance that well.. but boy can he sing, entertain, and make everyone dance!

Whether performing romantic tunes, to nailing Top-40 dance hits like few can, people who appreciate truly great music , QUALITY singing, and a FUN energetic party inspiring performance - REALLY appreciate the "JOHN PARKER BAND".

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  • "John - cannot tell you how many inquiries we fielded about you and the band - you MADE the wedding.

    In particular, your range going from Neil Diamond to Motown to Italian Opera, in Italian and then all the great dance music.

    Thank you for making the wedding an over the top success!"

    -- Tom Walsh

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  • "I want you to know that we were 100% thrilled with the JPB - could not have been happier. You are so talented - you totally nailed every song that you sang -you were unbelievable! Perfection! I was blown away right out of the gate.

    I think I told you the night of the wedding but again, every guest I spoke with was like, “where did you find that band?” or “That band is fabulous” So much positive feedback.

    Thank you so much - it truly is the band that controls the energy and makes a party! Well what a party it was. Thanks also for being so professional, I’m sure glad we booked you first!!

    I sure hope we get to see you at another wedding soon.."

    -- Lisa Troyer

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  • "thank you again for such a great night at our wedding

    it was a fantastic evening & the ceremony music was beautiful

    We really think you guys did such a great job and are going to make a playlist of the songs you played at the wedding! Thanks again!"


    -- Dr. Ryan & Mrs. Jess Scully


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  • "John,  Thanks to you and your band for playing our wedding.

    It would not have been as much fun as it was without you all!

    Everyone has commented to us on how much fun they had and how much they enjoyed the band. We really appreciate everything you did to help us with the wedding. It was perfect! "

    -- Vince & Amy Vetri


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  • "John, Everyone kept just raving about your performance!

    You REALLY did a great job of entertaining and getting everyone to participate in the fun.

    I wish I would have had even more time to dance and enjoy your music.

    Hope to see you again sometime soon!"

    -- Sue Wehar

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  • "...Thank you so SO SO much for an amazing night!!!

    Our guests were IN LOVE with you and your band- they all said it was the best band they had ever seen/heard at any wedding and in general.

    You truly made the night and we could never thank you enough..."

    -Katie Corsini


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  • "John Parker is the quintessential wedding singer & entertainer.

    The John Parker Band performed at our recent wedding.

    They were fantastic. Every guest raved about how much they loved the band. Everyone danced up a storm.

    A few friends even hope to use them at their events. We would absolutely recommend them!"


    -- Dr. Beth Bennett


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  • "...I had so many people approach me that night, referring to the band, saying "best....decision....of your life".

    I might argue that my new husband was the BEST decision, but you and your band were definitely a close second.

    You far exceeded our expectations and the chatter continues about how amazing you were.

    Things like "he is a blessing" says it all..."

    - Emily Hodge 


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  • All of you run such a different business!

    Dealing with you is like going back 30 years when the customer is always right.

    You not only make things easy, but unlike the vast majority, are actually a joy to deal with!!!

    Thanks for being that way!"

    -- Dick Stephens,  S&S Candy 

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  • "I absolutely loved working with John Parker and his band.

    He was super responsive to emails, easy to talk to on the phone, and very, VERY good at his job.

    The band even learned a new song for [our] first dance, which was terrific.. His acoustic guitarist played our cocktail hour & everyone loved it.

    John and his band sounded amazing and kept the dance floor lively, and they brought their own lights, which gave the space around the band a fun feel. They were wonderful!

    Highly, highly recommend!"

    -- Jen & Ed Fischell


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  • "Everything was absolutely amazing from the wedding...

    ..all of our family and friends couldn't stop raving about your band. Thank you again for everything you did.

    We really appreciate the incredible atmosphere you provided. Thank you so much again!"


    -- Brett & Megan Moorman

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  • “Every year we hear nothing but rave reviews about your FABULOUS entertainment.

    Mardi Gras just wouldn’t be the same without you.

    We’ll see you next Fat Tuesday!”

    -- Peggy Beem Jelley - President - Epilepsy Foundation


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John Parker – a brief biography
by Max Michaels

John Parker is indeed what you would call a “veteran” of the entertainment business. Born and raised in central Pennsylvania, he was encouraged by his grandparents -his grandfather a concert violinist, his grandmother a trained vocalist/pianist. From age three until he was twelve, John studied classical piano. As a high school student, John studied extensively under the nationally acclaimed Dr. David Berlin, (noted theory, composition, and electronic music expert) performing concurrently with various basement bands on keyboards, and doing, as he puts it, “a little” singing.

In college John studied business, and performed in his first of many professional bands – playing mostly on weekends in bars and nightclubs. During college, John took to the road, playing keyboards and singing with his band “GIMIX”, and later with a band of his own name. This band performed Hotels, Nightclubs, and Casinos throughout the world, and earned a reputation as one of the East Coast’s most talented acts.

John auditioned and appeared on the television program “Star Search” as a solo vocalist, prompting numerous other appearances, as well as various articles about him, as well as notoriety in the highly competitive studio singing business. It was at this time that John was picked up by several Pittsburgh and New York Talent agencies to do photographic modeling, television commercials, and various singing recording session work. Today John can be seen as a representative for local, regional & national concerns, heard on many radio advertisements, as well as seen on television in various capacities.

Given his notariety on the private party scene, love for his kids & surfing – John Parker is currently available for special events and limited concerts only.

 

John has lived in Manhattan & Las Vegas,
he currently calls Pittsburgh, North Palm Beach & Long Beach Island NJ “home”
with family members & homes in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, North Palm Beach Florida & Beach Haven New Jersey.

 

John Parker’s Performance Credits:

 

Corporate, Political & Charity Events (a partial listing):

Republican National Commitee, Democratic National Congressional Caucus, Legislative Affairs Association, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Fed-Ex Corporation, Abbott Laboratories, Inaugural Balls for various State, Federal & Local Executives, Young Patronesses of The Opera Miami, H.M.S.Host Corporation, Ballet Florida, Dining with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Hoffman-LaRoche International, Vesuvius USA, Media Services Group, The Bayer Corporation, National Gypsum Corporation, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, United Cerebral Palsy, American Heart Association, Zionist Organization Of America, The Epilepsy Foundation, US Airways, Academy of Trial Lawyers, The Medallion Ball, Dancing With the Stars Gala, Y.M.C.A. Galas, Young Patrons Of The Opera, Jewish Community Centers, Miss America Affiliation Pageants, R.C.A., Meeting Planners International, The Founder’s Gala, Revco, National Association of Iron & Steel Engineers, Citizen’s Bank, 84 Lumber, UPMC Hospitals, Verizon Super Pages, Adelphia Communications, Eat-N-Park, County Commissioners Association Of Pennsylvania,  Hartwood Acres Unbridled Affair, Westinghouse Corporation, H/2 Capital Partners, Mount Nittany Medical Center Charity Balls, PA Trial Lawyers Association, Young Presidents Organization, American Bar Association, Jewish National Fund, National Health Management, Allegheny County Bar Association, Palm Beach County Trial Lawyers Association, Carnival Cruise Lines, North American MGA Register, PNC Bank, Mallard Island Estate Grand Opening Gala, Municipal Authorities Association, International Association Of Women Police, Carnegie Hall Christmas Festivals, Super Valu, Price Waterhouse, D.D. F. & M., Towers Perrin, Builders & Realtors Association, Allmerica Financial, Chester Environmental, Tippins Corporation, Ad-Tranz Corporation, University Of Pittsburgh, Luttner Financial, ELG Metals Corp, Trumbull / P.J. Dick Corp., …..& many, many, more….

 

Casinos / Resorts:

John has appeared at Bally’s, Trump Castle, Taj Mahal, Tropicana, Showboat, Harrah’s, Resorts, Mandalay Bay, Bellagio, The Venetian and Excalibur Casinos in Las Vegas and Atlantic City – The Paris Opera House, Manza Beach Resort Japan, and in numerous other International Hotels & Resorts in the USA, Mexico, The Caribbean, Europe & The Orient.

 

Television / Film / Product representations:

Besides appearing on “Star Search” as a Male Vocalist, John has had lead roles in Television commercials as a spokesperson for General Motors, General Nutrition Centers, Ladbroke, Sheetz, Warner Cable, WQED-TV, the Motion Picture “Roommates”, Westinghouse, International Culinary Institute, and many others. John has additionally appeared on the products themselves, or in advertisements for: Pittsburgh Paints, Health America, Radisson Hotels, Tribune Review Newspaper, National Steel Corporation, Mine Safety, American Eagle Outfitters, RPS, General Nutrition Centers, Northwest Savings Bank, Fisher Scientific, Service Merchandise, Marriott Hotels, Tropicana Atlantic City, Wheeling Downs, Service Star Hardware, PNC Bank, and many others.

John’s singing & speaking voice can be heard on: Lite Rock 102.9 Station I.D.’s, Key Lime Realty Gold Key Program, Four Seasons Specialty Sports “Underground” Atlanta, Lorelli’s Jewelry ” For Christmas Day”, WAIL 95 Station I.D.’s, Lenscrafters “Regal”, Kaiser & Skill, Cadilac, Palmetto Federal Bank and MANY others.

 

John Parker and The John Parker Band™ –  a Wedding & Party band – for Parties Galas, Weddings, Corporate Parties, Reunions and MORE!..