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“You absolutely made the wedding a HUGE success. All of our friends and family are still raving about the evening. The dance floor was full ALL night and we loved the variety of music. Coll and I can’t thank you enough…”  That’s what the groom, Ralph,  had to say about The John Parker Band at his wedding at the awesome & newly renovated Doubletree in downtown Pittsburgh.

Thanks Ralph!  – we’re VERY flattered, & that’s what we think a wedding should be about– a fun night spent celebrating your marriage with your closest friends and family!

Ralph and Colleen infused plenty of their own personality into their wedding, as you can see in these photos by Gene Yuger of Photorise. Check them out, then contact us so that we can help create YOUR dream wedding!


US Marine Corps Lieutenant David met Ashley, and he soon was in love.  After only seven months of dating,  Ashley and David then spent the NEXT seven months apart, as David was deployed to Afghanistan.

Back at home – Ashley and her mom, assisted by event planner Tim Komen, planned the perfect wedding. The couple married at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Downtown Pittsburgh, and celebrated with a reception at the elegant and grand Omni William Penn Hotel.

Not even the remarkably tall & elegant cake by Bella Christie Sweet Boutique could steal attention away from the beautiful bride! Alençon lace from Ashley’s mother’s veil lined her own, matching perfectly to the lace on her Vera Wang wedding gown. Contrasted against David’s dress blues uniform, this was nothing short of a gorgeous couple.

With every detail hand-selected– including the music of Pittsburgh’s own The John Parker Band— David and Ashley, along with their guests, certainly experienced a night to remember.

Ashley and David soon jetted off to Fiji, but returned to the news that David would be deployed to Japan to help with the Tsunami relief effort.  But, while there, David was able to receive a call from his new wife, sharing the wonderful news that they’d soon be parents!

Now enjoying life with a new baby boy, we wish Ashley and David all the best in continuing their love story!

Ashley and David’s story was recently featured in Whirl Magazine

The John Parker Band was at the Fairmont Pittsburgh’s grand ballroom last week to celebrate the Season of Giving Gala.

Honoring this year’s Season of Giving Recognition Awardee, Pittsburgh Penguins CEO David Morehouse, this annual event held by the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh was a resounding success.

“…the John Parker Band drew people to the dance floor, rewarding guests for helping to raise $348,000.”

With a beautiful Ballroom on grounds that boast rolling greens and a serene lake, The Club at Shadow Lakes is a pristine & memorable venue for your wedding.  Dana and Erik chose this newly & gorgeously renovated Club for their reception, adding The John Parker Band to the mix for an even better party!

And party they did! Photography by Soozie shared these photos, showing that a good time was had by all.

A gorgeous (and delicious!) cake, The John Parker Band, and great red shoes– what more could a bride ask for?!


We’d love to ROCK your wedding, so contact us now!


Bride and Groom Melissa and Glenn chose the timeless and romantic Omni William Penn Hotel for their wedding – both ceremony & reception.  Pittsburgh’s luxury wedding venue proved the perfect location for this reception that combined personality and fun with traditional class and elegance.

The John Parker Band contributed to the fun and the sophistication, entertaining Melissa and Glenn and their guests throughout the night! They’d love to be a part of YOUR wedding as well, so contact us now!

Amazing Pittsburgh wedding photographer Pam Kopka of Pamela Sue Photography shared some of the images from the evening– enjoy!




Top-rated LBI wedding band The John Parker Band provided fun and entertainment to this beautiful Bonnet Island Estate wedding.

of JP, bride Jeanine said;  “…We can’t say enough of great things about you and your band!  We had a wonderful night and owe a big chunk of that to your entertainment.  Thanks so much for making our party such a great hit.  The question of the night by our guests were ” Where did you find this band???”  You are so talented and we can’t wait to recommend you to everyone we know…”

See more photos here

Bonnet Island Estate is a much sought-after seaside Wedding of Distinction venue, located in prestigious Long Beach Island, NJ. Jeanine and Matt’s afternoon wedding shows why: Boathouse chapel nuptials, beautiful dockside photos captured by Jason Morris of Portraits By the Bay, clear clue skies dimming into a beautiful evening, and the sounds of The John Parker Band coming from the ballroom!

If this sounds like something of your dreams, contact us to help make that a reality!

Cristin and Dan held their wedding at the picturesque Chesapeake Resort on the gorgeous island of Islamorada FL. As customary with Navy grooms, Dan and his groomsmen performed the sword ceremony, adding to an already stunning wedding.

 “They had blue skies, hot pink shoes – Groom’s Request, the family dog in the Wedding Party, and one great band.” said Donna of McLaughlin Photography.

Top Palm Beach band The John Parker Band performed for the wedding ceremony, then kept the celebration going strong!


For the rest of the evening, the bride and groom were surrounded by their friends and family– just what every Bride and Groom want!



Photos courtesy of McLaughlin Photo and Video. See more here.

So if you’re looking for the best band for YOUR wedding– one that will work with you to make your wedding exactly as you dream of– give us a call! We’re always happy to speak with you, or contact us via the web!

Our very own John Parker was featured in Whirl Magazine– Greater Pittsburgh’s Premier Lifestyle Magazine last month!


“Parker is the picture of style and class as both an entertainer and an emcee”, boasts the article, referencing John and his band’s performing at thousands of events!

John discusses the importance of personalizing music to each wedding; it’s not always about “new” music, but rather about meaningful music– performed by a great wedding band, of course!


Simple elegance, fine dining, and fun atmosphere are three ways you could describe this GREAT wedding!

Lisa and John’s reception at Florida’s Hyatt Pier 66— the third Hayes family wedding that top South Florida band The John Parker Band had the pleasure of performing for!– was truly a great one.

Daniel of Daniel Lateulade Photography— an awesome guy who stayed the entire night (and then some!) to capture every last image of the evening– shared a few of the shots with us.

We’d love to be a part of YOUR big day too, contact us so that we can help!

Always happy to meet couples planning for their big day, John Parker, of The John Parker Band, participated in the Southern Ocean County & Long Beach Island area’s “Wedding Road Show“.  Having spent many months of every year of his life in L.B.I., and having played many Long Beach Island weddings, John is at home on this beautiful Island. “LBI gets in your blood, & once you’re hooked,  there’s really nowhere else quite like it!” John says.  LBI, long-known as an upscale beach destination, is ever increasing in popularity for weddings.

Organized by the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, this year’s show was graciously hosted by the Boat House, a fun and casual, yet elegant and enchanting, bayside restaurant & wedding venue in Beach Haven.  Drawing hundreds of brides & grooms– all excitedly anticipating their own weddings– the Wedding Road Show is an unparalleled New Jersey Beach Wedding resource. Music, entertainment, venues, food…the best of the best opportunities were ALL there!

Throughout the day, John met with brides, grooms, and their families (his cutie kids & future bandmates Sara and Wes helped when things got busy!!).