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Why John Parker Band ?

The entertainer you choose puts the "face" on your special event!
Make that a look sound and actions you can be proud of - not worried about! ...From the way they carry themselves to the way they communicate & interact with your guests, John Parker & his band are smart & FUN people that EVERYBODY will love - & who know what they're doing! Bands that are just "starting out" - or who mostly play in bars & clubs can bring a whole variety of unpredictable behavior many people don't prefer when their family, friends, co-workers, etc. are in attendance... John performs exclusively for special events and has performed professionally his entire life. And having appeared from TV’s Star Search, to the Paris Opera House, to TV, Radio and 1000’s of Exclusive Resort & Private Club appearances - he's not "learning" on your party, gala or wedding- he KNOWS how!...

The JP Band MADE the reception, & I thank you for letting our guests join in the singing! So many of my friends said that your band was the best live band they ever heard, & that you were awesome! You also have to realize that 80% of the guests were professional musicians... they don't give compliments unless it is deserved. Thank you for a job well done

Jamie Dean

It would be hard to imagine a more perfect evening. You and the band "grabbed" our guests from the moment they entered the ballroom, and kept them "rockin" the entire night. Donna & I could have not asked for a better performance, Simply speaking YOU WERE GREAT!...your personal involvement and enthusiasm was apparent to the audience as a whole.... our sincere thanks to you and the entire band for providing a major ingredient to the success of the evening.... we couldn't be more pleased.

David Tyson
We don’t just "stand there", we CONNECT with audiences
John’s personable and fun rapport with any demographic puts people at ease. Smart, funny, yet always tasteful - He can take control when it’s needed, break the ice when needed, and always put a smile on guest’s faces. You don’t inspire fun if you’re not having fun yourself - We LOVE what we do - and it shows!...
"Family Approved" for ALL your guests from 1 to 92
Playing good music all night is great, but being personable, friendly, engaging and fun while playing great music all night is a LOT better. Having the good sense and family values to truly know what & when something is tasteful and appropriate is even better yet... After all: A direct from the Hood “where my homeys at” - or a World Wrestling Foundation “let’s get ready to rumble” might not be what you had in mind for your Gala, Party or Wedding.

"We wanted to tell you how extremely pleased we were with your performance. You were absolutely wonderful. You made our wedding the wedding of our dreams. We loved your sense of humor, and especially when our video failed. You thought so fast, jumped right in & really helped make the best & people smile during a very difficult situation. Not many performers would have been able to do that. You were amazing! THANK YOU!!! You are ever so talented!!!"

Kim & Spiro Bakeris

DOES it matter?



Not just "a band",  John Parker's entertainment company produces bands & entertainment for companies & big fund raising galas all over the US - and with over 100 musicians & staff,  3 equipment facilities with multiple equipment setups for the best sound in any situation, we have significant financial resources & backup to always get the job done.

Why hire a "semi-pro" band that does something completely different for a living, (or mostly plays at some "Beer Garden")  - & only performs at special events a couple times a year when they can get one? Regardless of how good it might sound on the video - how good could it possibly be?    And the less pro, the more expected things that can - & will - happen.  And those things will not exactly "add" to your event - be those the types of "things" that are said, worn,  performed or consumed… - you get the idea. It's just not worth it.
You might like music newer than "Celebration"

..Not many bands can go from Sweet Caroline, Bon Jovi & Nelly in the same night!... Everyone loved you guys... thanks for a great job!

US Congressman Tim Ryan
You & your guests, from your own online area, can select favorite songs from our organized lists of many HUNDREDS of titles from ALL decades; from the Big Band era, to TONS of music from the 70's 80's & 90's all the way through current hits of the 2000's. And our performances SOUND like the ORIGINAL ARTIST – You might not really want too much from the "extremes" of modern or old music - but, Shorty CAN get "Low" if needed... :)
We don’t act like we’re doing you a favor

"...Thank you sooooo much for making my dreams come true. You don't know how many people commented on how amazing your band was. People thought during dinner a CD was playing & were astonished when they looked up and saw that was your voices. You were unbelievably professional, accommodating, and entertaining. Our wedding would not have been such a blast without your guidance... thanks for everything..."

Jannine and JP Williams
We cater to YOU! – Your Wedding Party or Gala is quite possibly a ONCE IN A LIFETIME event for you. John "gets" this like no one else in the business, & performs EVERY event with the highest level of commitment, enthusiasm & caring...

You won’t worry about ANYTHING – We will KNOW what’s going on BEFORE the event!: – We DON’T come up your event and ask “so what is it we doing ?” or otherwise bug you all night. That’s because pre-event consultation starts long before you book the John Parker Band. And continues up to the phone call the week of your event to finalize all the details. We’re available ANYTIME to discuss songs, order of events, announcements, etc…and to offer suggestions on how to best utilize his service the day of your event and how best to make your event flow properly… client quote: “please know that you were by far the best and most professional vendor that we worked with in our wedding planning– extremely prompt and thorough in responding to questions, flexible, and very pleasant. We compared everyone else that we worked with to you and said to each other on a regular basis, “Why can’t they be like John Parker” – David Bonaso

Your guests of honor love you because John doesn’t completely butcher everyone’s name: – Emceeing is professional. Names are pronounced CORRECTLY, (we make SURE beforehand – and all introductions use proper etiquette and flow with the polish and class that discriminating clients prefer. And it’s not a “WWF Wrestling announcer” type presentation either – JP leaves the “cheese” in the fridge at home 🙂 … client quote: “Everyone, and I mean everyone, were telling us how great you were and how you kept the party going!  And thanks for all of your help beforehand and for doing such an outstanding job with all of our families & friends impossible names too. I’m so glad you were available to be a part of our day and we are forever grateful that you helped to create the wedding of our dreams.  Thanks again…” Kara and Jeremy Knaebel

Your party goes non stop – because John doesn’t come to take breaks: – Breaks in life are great, but not band breaks at your party! We typically strategically place ONE break into your party or can even eliminate our breaks altogether. It just seems so much more FUN when the band is playing!.. client quote: “We have never had a party last that long.. how do you keep them dancing like that?…” – “you never stop! “ – Joseph Congedo, Abbott Laboratories, Inc.

Relax! – Things changing will not change your party!: – As events progress, things can change, or we should say – DO change. Scientifically put; “stuff” happens that no one can predict. You need a professional that can change right along with your event, keep cool & collected and seamlessly adapt accordingly. client quote: “Even though the weather was an major obstacle, and the parking lot literally flooded during your setup – you were still ready to go, even a few minutes earlier than had been planned. My hat’s off to you and may you have many, many more weddings to play. That will certainly result in many more happily married couples with fond memories of their wedding day. Thanks again and please, if you would like, use this testimonial on your website under the category: THANKFUL FATHERS OF THE BRIDE” – Bob Kaltenbacher

No Hums, Buzzes, Lousy sound or Feedback (Our Equipment doesn’t come from K-Mart): – John Parker owns ALL of the common equipment for the band and it travels with our setup team in one piece to your venue. It’s not a situation (as so often is the case) where Bob brings the speakers in his car & Fred brings the amplifiers, etc) We have a variety of first-class, high end professional setups to choose from that are sized right for YOUR event, be it 50 or 1,500 people. And John’s keeping ultimate control of the production assures you your music will sound clear & full… (and always in stereo!) And that it’s kept at THE RIGHT volume required for any given event…. client quote: “You proved that band entertainment does not have to be too loud to be really good – our guests all were able to find the right spot in the room that suited them for dancing OR conversation, which for our group was really important…” – D. Bradford McKenzie

Nothing that happens at YOUR party is going to faze him: – Over his life-long career as an entertainer, JP has done literally1000’s of performances – Events including Galas for U.S. Senators, Legislators & Governors, to Conventions of International Corporations, to upscale receptions for Brides & Grooms of all ethnicities, to Mitzvah celebrations of all magnitudes – in the most demanding mix of guests we know the right songs to play and the right time to play them – with NO time in-between. And he’s not performing for events occasionally, he does it ALL THE TIME – you can COUNT on CONSISTENT RESULTS…. client quote: “John Parker delivered again! …he worked the crowd and everyone’s heart beat simultaneously… our audience ranged from 30 to 68 and he was a delightful host & entertaining to everyone there”- Rosalie P Witsotzki- Grogan, Graffam, McGinley & Lucchino

It won’t be just you – ALL your guests will think we’re good!: – Read excerpts from clients of all types online or in “Dear John Letters” – many HUNDREDS of testimonials to John’s performances at their party, wedding, gala, etc… RECENT & RELEVANT, these are real people who were at one point in your position of selecting entertainment for their event – many of whom are just like those who will be at YOUR party – and this is what they thought afterwards! Call or email ALL of his clients! client quote:“Your performance, as well as your dedication and professional approach to your work, is amongst the finest I have ever seen!… you are a phenomenal musical talent!!! We look forward to your next appearance!” – Mr. John Thomas, President, FSE Food Service, Inc.

You won’t get a “part-time” entertainer (John Parker gave up his job at Wendy’s): – 100% of John Parker’s livelihood is – and always has been & will be – ENTERTAINMENT. His working hours are devoted to the arranging, producing, & performing of music – for special events just like yours! This uncommon dedication to his business and his craft is why you can rest assured your event will go the way it should… client quote: Thank you so much for doing a wonderful job at our wedding.  Throughout the evening you were SO professional and fun and we have received a bunch of comments about how NICE you were!!!  We LOVED the songs that you played and just want you to know how much we enjoyed listening & dancing to your band.  I especially enjoyed the songs you played during dinner – it felt like a fairytale!  Thank you so much…. We thought you and your band were amazing…” – Heather & Michael Bondar

You can TRUST in John Parker – his dictionary emphasizes the word “integrity”: – What matters most in life is integrity. Being true to the clients he’s committed to by making their special event the best it can be is the highest priority for John. Integrity means John Parker does what he says – and that you can always count on him giving his best to make certain your event is ALL that it can be… client quote:”Not only do I appreciate your considerable talent, I know that I can count on you to be professional and extremely reliable.. that reduces my anxiety level on what are usually stressful evenings”-Joan C. Rozzo, D.D.F.&M.
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