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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reviews..
  • "...we thought everything was fantastic. We've heard so many great things from our guests who had such a good time, very much helped out by the band.

    Everyone especially loved your refusal to stop when the folks at the [venue] tried to cut us off early.

    So thanks again for being such an important and wonderful part of our celebration. We'll be sure to tell people how great it was and hope we are fortunate enough to attend another one of your events in the future"

    -- Mike & Whitney Johnston

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  • "Thank you so much for making sure everyone had fun, you guys were great!

    We loved every second of our wedding, and although I'm sad that it's over, we will always cherish all the wonderful memories we made that night. Thank you again for everything!!"

    - Walis & Brent

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  • “Our guests are STILL talking about how much fun they had at our wedding. You really knocked it out of the park!!

    We are absolutely thrilled with everything you did that day! We had a blast! I can't really remember doing anything other than dancing the entire night. We're sooo glad you were part of it!

    Thank you so much for being so great! You guys are truly the best!”

    -- Heidi Schriefer


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  • “Seriously, a concert at our wedding!!

    We had the time of our lives and left it all out on the floor

    SMOOTH... is the way I can describe John and the band. Truly talented professional that knows how to capture a crowd.

    We couldn't be happier we chose John Parker Band.. Thanks guys!!”

    -- Adam & Maggie Cohen


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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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  • "...you moved things along at a perfect pace and then you and the band totally brought down the house! (The Tarantella, Caribbean Queen and You Make My Dreams were a few of my personal favorites)

    In fact, guests are still talking about what a great job you did and how they “have never danced so much at a wedding."

    We could not have asked for a more energetic and exciting performance. You were everything we expected and more.."

    -- Louis Guarino

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  • "The evening was quite a success!

    I will pass along all the information from everyone who participated in the Ball this year to next year's chairs.

    You were absolutely wonderful to work with and I am most appreciative!"

    Betsy Teti - Cinderella (Debutante) Ball

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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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  • "We had SUCH a blast at the wedding and absolutely loved having you and the band there!

    Our friends and family raved about how amazing you were and we thought the same.

    Thank you for everything!!"

    -- Zak & Erika Whichard

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  • "John, Wow, you are the real deal!

    From beginning to end you are a true professional, talented artist, Grand MC & businessman. I feel fortunate that we connected with you..

    I thank you for all your considerable talent & efforts. All the best!

    PS: We gave you 5 stars & would have given you 6 if we could have!"

    -- Doug Knable


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  • “We had a great time, John.


    You and your band made the entire wedding


    Thank you so much!”


    -- Steve & Kathryn Liberatore


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  • "Thank YOU John Parker.

    Your assistance and suggestions with respect to the order of things was extremely helpful and appreciated..

    ..Walking into the Power Center Ballroom at the very beginning with your band performing was just incredible. Wow! The variety and range of music for this 28-80 year age group was perfect..

    Your Band made my daughter's wedding reception" -- Hon. Mark Braunlich

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  • “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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  • "...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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  • "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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  • "Your band was AWESOME!!! We had countless friends and family inquiring about the "fantastic band."

    My favorite comment was 'I mean WHO can do Michael Jackson, Andrea Boccelli, Neil Diamond, Bruno Mars, Frank Sinatra, Etta James and the O' Jays and sound just like all of them!!!!'

    I am still dancing this morning!!

    Thank you!!!!"

    -- Linda Walsh

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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 just wanted to thank you for doing such a tremendous job on Saturday!

    The dance floor was “moving” all evening and everyone young and old showed their dancing “skills”

    Again, thank you for being a part of Laura and Jamison’s wedding at Edgewood CC!

    Hope to dance with “you” again soon..."

    -- Penny & Paul McKenna



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  • “John is absolutely THE BEST!!

    We had such a great time and so did everyone else! Our guests are still talking about John and your band and what an amazing time they had.

    The dancing was non-stop and so much fun!!

    We really can’t thank him, and the band enough!”

    -- Sharon Marcela


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  • You guys did absolutely amazing!

    ...our guests are STILL raving about the music!

    - Abigail Mc Shane

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the best Wedding

when you want more than just "a band"



These days SO many other "bands" are just "band names" where a company or agent MAKES multiple "bands" with the SAME name - You can look & listen to a seemingly awesome band online - but then it's a bunch of completely different musicians & singers at their "showcase" - And THEN, totally DIFFERENT people yet can show up to your wedding! (oof!) Because they can have 2-6-20 (100, 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".. ("Hey, check out this band we're not really getting" 🙄) Scary? YES! - For YOUR wedding? uh... NO! - With us, John Parker is ALWAYS PERSONALLY 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:
  • "We cannot thank you enough..


    You really made the reception energetic and fun.


    You made our wedding reception the party of the year!


    Everyone is still raving about you guys months later! - Thanks again!"


    -- Zach & Annie Otaibi


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  • “We had an unbelievable time..

    you guys were fantastic - I give you great reviews

    & would be happy to recommend to anyone who asks.

    Thanks again!”

    -- Kristin & Ryan


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  • “My husband and I are THRILLED with our wedding day and all of the services John provided. He and the whole band are incredibly talented people! We had a blast!!

    Not only did the John provide an incredibly fun atmosphere at our wedding, he ensured that everything was just perfect and organized, which delighted this very Type A bride :)

    If you want him to play at your event, BOOK. HIM. NOW. He's awesome, and you don't want to miss his available dates!!!”

    -- Heidi Masters


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  • “Thank you John


    Everyone had a great time and it could not have gone any better.


    We received many wonderful compliments about you and the band.


    Thank you for a most wonderful and memorable evening”


    -- Joe & Dana Webster


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  • “Seriously, a concert at our wedding!!

    We had the time of our lives and left it all out on the floor

    SMOOTH... is the way I can describe John and the band. Truly talented professional that knows how to capture a crowd.

    We couldn't be happier we chose John Parker Band.. Thanks guys!!”

    -- Adam & Maggie Cohen


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  • “We had a great time, John.


    You and your band made the entire wedding


    Thank you so much!”


    -- Steve & Kathryn Liberatore


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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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  • "Thank you so much for putting on an amazing entertainment for our guests. I keep getting so many compliments of how good the band was.

    You guys are truly awesome! I'm glad to hear you also had a great time! Thanks for letting my brother sing us a song:) He's so wonderful and it was such a special gift!

    Thank you again, I will be recommending you guys to everyone that is having a wedding!

    -- Amy Rufolo

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  • "...We had a great time, John.

    Our friends were just raving about you. Thanks again for an awesome evening!.."

    "... we had an amazing time and our friends LOVED the music!..."

    -- Jamison & Laura Herda

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  • "...We would like to say THANK YOU! You and your band made our wedding awesome. Everyone was raving about you and your band's talents. From your range, depth, and selection everyone had a great time....Several couples have already approached us about contacting your band in the future. Just like the website shows and our guests did too, you guys get people out there on the dance floor having fun and letting loose, wanting to get a picture and sing with you. We can't convey in words truly what a wonderful day we had and reception with your band's performance. We really do hope to see your band in the future many times at weddings or perhaps other events. You are a sincere, genuine person and a pleasure to work with during our wedding stress, and not to mention an amazing performer. We would be happy to recommend you to anyone..." - Kevin & Lindsay Mullaney

  • “Hey John-

    it was a great night & you made it happen!

    Another amazing party

    you are the BEST!”

    -- Peggy & Steve

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  • "John, thank you again!


    Thanks to you the party could not have been more of a success!

    The guests that heard you before knew what to expect,

    those that hadn't raved about you after the party.

    Thanks again!


    -- Tom Walsh



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  • “John Parker Band played for our wedding, and they were absolutely fantastic!

    They kept the party going all night. Everyone is still raving about them months later.

    John was very quick to respond to emails and calls, and he was very accommodating to our requests.

    I highly recommend them!”

    -- Annie Otaibi


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  • “Thank you so much John

    We had a great time at the Party and I am SO glad you could be a part of it."

    Everyone commented on how phenomenal the band was and the guests were amazed at the range of your voice! 

    Thanks again, Alan"

    -- Dr. Alan Shapiro


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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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  • "..it was excellent! We were very pleased with how you worked with us from the beginning to get our first-dance and parent dances just right.

    We were also so impressed with the musicality and professionalism of John and the band. Some requests were made right on the spot and John was able to transition right into these special songs. John also kept the night moving smoothly as a great emcee.

    Overall, we couldn't be happier. You made our special day even that much more special. We are very grateful for all of the hard work and dedication you put into our evening."

    --Ben & Olivia Mall


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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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