The Best Wedding Band & Party Band - Internationally Recognized & Popular for Upscale Parties, Weddings, Galas, Conventions & more...
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a FUN & High Energy live wedding band for nicer weddings in the best venues.
a SUPER talented & personality packed bandleader & lead vocalist/emcee you can COUNT on.
a HUGE yet family-friendly music mix to keep ALL of your family & guests dancing - ALL NIGHT LONG!!

• Classy not Stuffy • Non Stop Dancing • a Personality & Emceeing that's smart, friendly & super-FUN •
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  • “We appreciate everything and had a wonderful time that night. 

    Everyone was telling us how fun the night was and how great the band was. 

    You definitely helped to make the night so enjoyable and memorable. Thank You!"

    -- Brad & Christine Lomago


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  • "It isn't a party without John Parker!"



    -Colleen Fulkerson, Epilepsy Foundation




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  • "John and his band are worth it!!

    Your guests won't stop talking about how amazing your wedding was, and they won't stop dancing until the very last song because John doesn't stop playing!

    As a musician myself, I highly recommend John, especially if you enjoy a good dance beat and great vocals!"

    -- Jon & Liz Forte



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  • "When it came time to find entertainment for our wedding, my wife and I knew exactly what we wanted: John Parker.

    We had heard him perform at another wedding we went to and we both noted to ourself just how much John could bring the crowd to life and how engaging he was. It was simply the best wedding experience we have ever had and we wanted to have that same.

    We were blown away. Everyone of our guests said just how great the band was and how he really made the party happen and come to life. We can’t thank you enough for making our special day, that much more special."

    -- Chris & Emily Dazen


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  • "The band truly WOWED the crowd. We received an unreal amount of compliments.

    John has a sense of knowing exactly the songs the guests are vibing to and chooses the best music to keep up the momentum.

    They were kind, professional, excellent with communication and sounded amazing.

    He really made everyone feel at ease and have the best time dancing"


    -- Morgan Knox

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  • "The band was incredible in both sound and accommodation. 

    They played amazing music at a sound level perfect for guests to still be able to converse during dinner and then raised it up to get everyone dancing for a great party.

    I can report that most all my guests said this was the best party they had ever attended and the band was a big part."

    -- David Fischell


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  • "We felt like we were in great hands the entire time

    John was easy to work with and extremely capable.

    The strings were beautiful during the ceremony.

    Everyone loved the band and music, we got endless rave reviews from our guests!

    We enjoyed every moment thanks to them!"

    -- Beth & Luke Hixon


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  • "Wow, what a fantastic night! We cannot thank you enough for making our wedding so much fun, you were amazing!

    We knew you'd be good, but you definitely blew away any expectations!!! Our guests are still raving about the band!

    If we're ever again in need of a band, we'll be calling...!

    Thank you again!!!

    -- Renee & Paul McGrath

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  • "John Parker Band is the absolute BEST!!

    From the first song to the last song, the dance floor was packed! So many guests kept coming up to us commenting on how great the band was!

    John was so easy to work with and helped ensure there was a good flow to the reception and maximized dancing time. We could not recommend John Parker and his band enough!

    Just book them...you won't be disappointed!"

    -- Stephanie & Brandon Uram


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  • "...Thank you so much for providing the music on our special day!

    We had so many people asking about you and where we found you.

    You did a great job at keeping the energy up and leading us through all the moving parts of the reception.

    Thanks again!.."

    ..Cara and Tim

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  • "We absolutely can't thank you enough for the wonderful music at our wedding!!

    Thanks to you, everyone had a wonderful time, and SO many people have told us that you guys were the best band they've ever seen at a wedding!"

    - Wallis McMillin - bride

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  • "The John Parker Band made my daughter's wedding reception one to remember

    all in attendance marveled at the music and dancing. Without reservation, I would highly recommend the John Parker Band to anyone desirous of live music at their wedding reception or other significant celebration.

    Be well John Parker and again thanks!"

    -- the Honorable Mark Braunlich

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  • "thank you for the MAGNIFICENT job you and your band did

    We cannot even begin to tell you how thrilled we were with the music at the reception and how many compliments we received.

    ..my brother in law played professionally for Tom Jones and Donny and Marie Osmond in Vegas and on tour around the world.. He was so impressed with not only your music but your ability to interact with our guests.

    You guys really helped to make the night one to remember!"

    -- Marianne & Mark Moulden

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  • "I couldn't have asked for a better band for the best night of our lives!!!

    Not only did he do an amazing job with the music selection but he also was a great MC (kept the reception moving, upbeat and a ton of fun).

    Prior to the wedding John and I went through the entire reception- he gave advice, recommendations, went over pronunciation of everyone's names and gave me so much peace of mind that I left the conversation knowing that the reception would be amazing and I didn't have to worry about a thing"

    -- Catie Clar

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  • "Hi John,

    We loved having you at the Hospital Aid Society Gala !

    You and your band were simply the best !

    Thank you so much for making out event so special and fun !!

    All the best!"

    -- Carole Kamin - Ladies Hospital Aid Society

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  • You don't know how many people told us that it was the BEST Wedding they have ever been to!!!!

     We thank all of YOU for that.

    You guys are the best!!!!

    -Robin & John

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  • "It has been so wonderful having you at Mardi Gras over the last 14 years or so.

    I saw a video of you while looking for a band for my daughter’s wedding, and although I couldn’t get you I knew the Mardi Gras couldn't afford NOT to have you.

    ...and as they say, the rest is history! You are amazing!"

    ..Judy Painter, Executive Director, Epilepsy Foundation

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  • "You and your band were FANTASTIC!"

    "You sounded great, and you were a pleasure to work with."

    -- Alli Frymoyer PITTSBURGH OPERA



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  • "I've received lots of compliments... especially on how fantastic the band was.

    You're a true professional, and your timing and the range of music ensured everyone of all ages had a blast.

    Plus,  your team ensured all the planning ran smoothly without the "flake factor" that occurs when working with musicians. Thanks!"

    - Raleigh  Susskind

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  • "We couldn't have been happier with the JPBand.

    When people were commenting to us about the wedding one of the first things they said was, "That band was unbelievable!!"

    and "They created such a fun and entertaining atmosphere" We heard it OVER and OVER again. And when it came to the special dances, they nailed every song that was chosen. SO MUCH FUN!!"

    -- Lisa Troyer

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only ONE John Parker Band - So what you see is what you get!

These days many other "bands" are just "band names" where a company or agent MAKES multiple "bands" with the SAME name - You see what appears to be an awesome band online - but then it's a different group of people at their "showcase" - And THEN, totally DIFFERENT people yet can show up to your wedding! (oof!) Because they can have 2-5-10 (whatever) same-named "bands" on one night... So, you really have NO idea whatsoever WHAT you're going to get - even IF you think you saw "the band"... Scary? YES! - For YOUR wedding? uh... NO! - With us, John Parker is ALWAYS with & helping you - every step of the way!

Non-Stop High Energy dancing FUN - for EVERYBODY!

Non-stop dance music for ALL - with the best mix of classic and new FUN, yet tasteful, songs. DANCING THAT NEVER STOPS - with the interesting FUN-to-watch interaction & excitement of an awesome live band!

Band breaks are for sissies. Ok we're kidding, (sort of) A lot of other bands need breaks. But during YOUR wedding? Not us. :)

YOUR Wedding - not OUR Show!

Yes it's YOUR wedding ..not OUR "show" - the focus is on YOU & your guests all having FUN! - from beginning to end.

We tastefully & energetically entertain, but we don't have choreographed show dancing or inappropriate loud or revealing outfits - instead we play & sing while YOU - YOUR FRIENDS - & YOUR FAMILY DANCE! Music for EVERYONE presented in a style that's super-entertaining; all in a way that doesn't steal the spotlight.

Professional & Fun Emceeing keeps your WEDDING on track!

Classy (yet NOT stuffy), Fun & Energy packed (yet cheese-free) Professional Emceeing that keeps your wedding moving! Attention to detail & consulting with you means your family & wedding party members's names are pronounced correctly - & in very articulate & easy to understand English!

Energetic Personality Packed Wedding Band with Enthusiasm, Style & Class

A Wedding you can be proud of, because you have a top quality & super fun live band - but with a classy look, dress, behavior & sound that's NOT stuffy - but that puts the right face on your reception! NO bar band level of dress, cleanliness & style, NO harsh & overbearing club band sound, NO inappropriate bar band "banter" said to your guests & nobody drunk or "wasted" on who knows what.

Super Detailed & Organized helps YOU keep on track!

We keep you on track both before & at your wedding with super-detail-oriented & customized planning help! You have customized planning forms that help you get it 100% right. And John Parker, along with his professional office staff, are here to help you every step of the way!!

Endless Wedding Experience from someone you can COUNT on!

NOT a mere "band name" with no one actually taking charge - John Parker has the EXPERIENCE that only years of doing the nicest weddings all over the country can bring;
- Experience to help you decide what works best with the flow & etiquette of your wedding.
- Experience to know the songs - ALL OF THEM - you need to make it awesome for ALL!
- Experience to handle ANY unforeseen changes (that WILL happen) with style & grace
- Experience to tactfully & deftly coordinate with ALL your vendors for a seamless Wedding day!
- Experience to KEEP YOUR WEDDING GOING - without YOU having to worry about ANYTHING.


Always Tasteful - Never Inappropriate!

No "where my Mo-Fo's at" lyrics.. No circus like "Aerobics Competition" band dancing, or "Vegas showgirls" dress (we feel the bride should be the girl everyone wants to look at) No huge "clump" of front vocalist/dancers just to have "more people" (hint: "more" vocalists is not better - "better" is better) And no tacky "lets get ready to rumble" emcee yelling. Save the cheese for the hors d'oeuvres! :)

A Professional You Can Count On

This isn't some newbie or franchised band who, though they have a cool website, may not be around when your wedding day finally arrives. John Parker has been a #1 a name in entertainment that is known across the US for over 20 years - For the very best wedding band entertainment - you can COUNT on John Parker!

JP has performed with & for stars - but WHO CARES?

Yep, John Parker has appeared on TV shows, the radio, & has toured internationally with stars with #1 hit records - but WHO REALLY CARES?

Seriously, what YOU should care about is how good YOUR wedding is! :) Bands that list this blather on their websites about who they played with is usually BS & truly means NOTHING as to how fun/good YOUR wedding is going to be. Word.

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"I LOVE Weddings… a great wedding is the very BEST party…

Being a total family guy, to me the greatest weddings are unforgettably awesome celebrations of marriage with family & friends, with everyone laughing & dancing the night away"
- John Parker

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weddings in the finest venues:
  • “Thank you JP for another great performance

    I can’t tell you how much we appreciate all that you do.

    Just knowing that you have your portion of the night under control gives me great relief so that I can tend to other situations as they come up”

    -- Colleen Fulkerson - Epilepsy Foundation


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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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  • "The band truly WOWED the crowd. We received an unreal amount of compliments.

    John has a sense of knowing exactly the songs the guests are vibing to and chooses the best music to keep up the momentum.

    They were kind, professional, excellent with communication and sounded amazing.

    He really made everyone feel at ease and have the best time dancing"


    -- Morgan Knox

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  • We had John's full band at The Duquesne Club for 250+ people.

    The Band was the high lite & played every type of music that the guests asked for ... and played it well...

    Some of the guests were from Washington DC and NYC-- they loved John and said the band was better than any band they had heard before -- AND I AGREE !!!

    -- Lynn Foltz


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  • John Parker and Band are not only extraordinary musicians but the ultimate professionals in the music industry.

    John's attention to details and service are second to none.

    He had everyone up and dancing the entire evening. I highly recommend them!!

    -- Diane Pion


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  • WE LOVED EVERYTHING!!!! You were the star of our show!!  YOU ROCKED IT!!!! 

    - And that 1st dance arrangement?!???  ...I mean, PERFECT!!

    Thank you so much for all things professional and personal that left your unique touches on our unforgettable wedding day.

    Hit us up when you're in Chicago!!

    Lots of love,  Bill & Katie

    -- Bill & Katie Davy


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John Parker's personality and style as a wedding emcee & entertainer, along with his female vocalist & other vocalist's amazing range of music styles - his extensive experience - AND attention to detail in John's genuine concern for all of his brides & grooms - make every JP Band wedding the truly "once in a lifetime" event that great wedding celebrations are supposed to be!

want MORE references ? - I have many 100's more RECENT wedding references, and can email their information to you so you can speak directly to the brides, grooms and parents.

need help ? - John is here to help you, with your planning & schedule. ANYTHING you can think of for your wedding, we probably heard of it and can offer you some direction

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  • "We had a great time at the wedding!

    You did a fabulous job along with the other talented musicians! It was so much fun. Heard many compliments about your work. Thank you for your professionalism.

    I'm not sure how you do it all the time though. We have been exhausted this past week. Whenever we talk about the wedding, your music comes up and we are so happy that you were a part of our day.

    Thank you again -- Mary Duffy


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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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  • "not many bands can go from Sweet Caroline, Bon Jovi & Nelly in the same night!...

    Everyone loved you guys...

    thanks for a GREAT job!"

    - U.S. Congressman Tim Ryan

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  • "John:

    The performance by you and your band was over the top and the perfect complement to our celebration.

    We very much appreciate all you did and the extra performance time.

    People were just not ready to leave and that is a good sign.

    Thank you!"

    -- Jim & Sue

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  • "Hi John,

    We loved having you at the Hospital Aid Society Gala !

    You and your band were simply the best !

    Thank you so much for making out event so special and fun !!

    All the best!"

    -- Carole Kamin - Ladies Hospital Aid Society

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  • THANK YOU!!! You guys were amazing!  People are still talking about it! 

    What a fun party! ...Trent and I had a blast!

    Thank you again,

    Shallen & Trent Flory

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  • "John, you guys definitely didn't disappoint me :).... You were the hit of the night. I lost count on how many people told me that you guys were awesome!!!

    I don't even remember you guys taking a break... just don't know how you do it!!

    So THANK YOU for making the wedding a success and I'm hoping we get to see you again at another wedding :).

    Thanks Again to you and your band!!"

    -- Michele Fausti

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  • "..absolutely outstanding..
    our friends and family - of all generations - are still raving about him.. ..everyone loved John..

    ..To top it off, the customer service was great.. ..John was a classy emcee.. ..a great guy and an incredible talent.

    John and his band made our wedding truly special!"

    -- Liz Murray


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  • "John, thank you so much for keeping the dance floor packed until the lights came on! That's exactly what I wanted :)"

    ...Antoinette Stoner

    "...We had a blast at the wedding.  Many people complimented us on your band !! 

    We are talking about how we get some folks together to hire you for another party someday :-) …"

    ...Drew Stoner

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  • "wanted to let you know how unreal of a time we and everyone had!

    I honestly can’t even explain to you how much everyone loved it. everyone still talks about it still and how amazing you and the band were. My brother said he just enjoyed watching you and watching everyone have so much fun.

    Thank you so much. Everything was perfect and we couldn’t of asked for anything more. You guys made the night unforgettable. Thank you!!

    Molly and Johnny"

    -- Molly & John Leonard


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