The Park Avenue Orchestra - Raves & Reviews

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We loved having a live Band at our wedding and so did our guests! We received countless complements about the Park Avenue Orchestra from our friends and family who attended the wedding. The Band is very classy and Hank Paul's professionalism and passion for music and entertainment made the whole process of planning and executing fun and flawless. Hank was able to answer all of the questions I had about the night and he was very accommodating to the requests we had. The Band's ability to read and captivate our guests with the music they played was remarkable and it had everyone dancing the night away. All of the musicians are extremely talented and their passion for music is undeniable. The Park Avenue Orchestra made our wedding a night to remember not only for my husband and I, but for our guests as well. I would highly recommend this Band for your event!
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The Park Avenue Orchestra recently performed at our Annual Charity Dinner Gala. They were the perfect finale to a wonderful night. Kim Frost's voice is just incredible, and the other vocalists and musicians are impressive as well. The group has a very large repertoire, ranging from the classics through today's most popular hits. Hank Paul is extremely professional, and was an excellent event partner along the way. He made sure that I felt comfortable throughout the planning process, and confident in his group's ability to perform well and to also adhere to our strict schedule (load-in, sound check, performance, etc.). He made sure that the Band was one less thing I needed to worry about! This is the second time I've used the Park Avenue Orchestra. I first hired the group five years ago for my wedding, and they still continue to impress me today! I highly recommend this group for you're wedding, non-profit, or corporate event. We've received great feedback from our guests, and I look forward to working with Hank and the Band in the future.
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Wow! Is all we can say. The Park Avenue Orchestra is the full package. The Band Leader; Hank Paul is extremely professional, very organized, easy to work with and a ton of FUN. My Brother & Sister - In - Law had the Park Avenue Orchestra at they're wedding two years ago and it was not even a second thought when selecting the music for our wedding. To be honest, we had the music contract before the venue! The crowd was dancing the entire night from start to finish. Hank accommodated many special requests and even went in on a surprise for us when family members contacted him and they planned out a flash mob dance. The Band did an amazing job singing the hits we requested and even accommodated all of our requests for the breaks. Our guests were so impressed with the Park Avenue Orchestra. We could not have had more fun if we tried. Many of us are sore today from all the dancing last night! Thanks Park Avenue for being such a big part of our great memories!
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My wife and I used the Park Avenue Orchestra for our wedding and we cannot say enough how great they were! First off, they are extremely accommodating and responsive. It was always easy to get a hold of Hank Paul, get any questions answered, and also discuss how we would like to use the Band to create the kind of wedding that we had in mind. Second, the Band really brings it! They had everyone out on the dance floor the whole night, and the three singers; Rickey Rainbow, Nelia Janik and Amy Yassinger were great at interacting with the crowd. Finally, my wife and I did not use a wedding planner for our big day. We were pretty nervous thinking about how we were going to ensure everything ran smoothly at the Reception. No worries. Hank stepped right in and ran point on everything throughout the night. It was amazing. Definitely book this Band if you can! Our one regret is that the venue had a strict curfew that prevented them from playing more!
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The Park Avenue Orchestra were absolutely amazing at our reception. From our first meeting with Hank Paul, Danny and I knew we were in the best hands. I had no worries whatsoever all night, thanks to Hank. Ricky Rainbow and Amy Yassinger were INCREDIBLE! Our guests were coming up to us all night, asking where we had found such a fantastic group. The Park Avenue Orchestra was worth every penny… and more!
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We had the Park Avenue Orchestra play for our wedding at the Ravinia Green Country Club. We had a great experience overall with the Band Members & Hank Paul, the Band Leader. We received numerous compliments on the quality & entertainment of the Band throughout the evening & after the event. They put on a great show & got the dance floor filled immediately, & it stayed full the entire night. The Band was also able to accommodate us & have my Dad (Father Of The Bride) join the Band on stage & play drums for 2 songs during the reception, which was a lot of fun for our whole family. Hank was very professional & had good communication with us throughout the entire experience. Their performance was awesome & we were very happy that we hired them! If you are looking for a great show, fabulous performers & a professional Band, definitely check out the Park Avenue Orchestra!
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The Park Avenue Orchestra did a perfect job for my Daughter's wedding at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee. The feedback from attendees was overwhelming - most saying it was the best Band they had ever heard at a wedding. The dance floor was packed all night and the tables were always empty - nobody was even standing around watching because they were all participating. Ricky Rainbow was not only a great singer but an infectious personality that made you want to have fun. I especially liked my interactions with Hank Paul. He calmed me down for my Father-Of-The Bride speech. He asked how the volume was on the "during dinner" music, which was a little too loud and he quickly fixed it. I would recommend the Park Avenue Orchestra to anyone who wants a fun, active and energetic event.
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The Park Avenue Orchestra was by far the best wedding planning decision I made! I knew from the get-go that I wanted a live band as opposed to a DJ. The energy of a Band is unmatched, and I knew our guests would love it. Sure enough, the Band really put us over the edge and made our wedding absolutely unforgettable. I always wanted one of my best friends (also a bridesmaid) to sing the first dance song; the Band welcomed her and the male guest singer to sing with them; even hosted a rehearsal for just that song. We had a medium-sized wedding, my husband is 100% Polish, and the majority of guests were Polish. His mom was really concerned about having a non-Polish band. We requested just a couple of the Polkas that Park Avenue plays, and the rest of the evening was English music. All of the Polish guests LOVED it and the dance floor was full all night. My mother in law even said it was the perfect mix of Polish and English songs. The Band really read the crowd and kept it lively and slow at appropriate times. One of my biggest requirements in a Band was that the emcee be experienced and the overall feel of the Band be very classy. The Park Avenue Orchestra was the answer for both! At the end of the night, no one was ready to stop dancing. I wish I would have sprung for the extra hour for the Band!
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The Park Avenue Orchestra is phenomenal! They performed at our wedding and every guest raved about them. They cover a wide range of music. Hank Paul was wonderful to work with. To us, knowing the MC was capable, professional, and there for us and our best interests was just as important as the musical performance, and Hank truly delivered. Thank you so much to the Park Avenue Orchestra for helping to make our wedding reception so amazing.
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The Park Avenue Orchestra was a huge success! All ages danced and there was never a moment when the dance floor was empty. All three of our first dances went delightfully and Hank Paul was kind enough to cut the songs down a bit so we had just the right amount of stage time while keeping the party moving. The Band kept the party going all night. Selecting our own songs for the DJ moments during band breaks gave the night a special touch. Working with Hank Paul was a dream. We met with multiple Bands and after meeting with Hank for the first time we knew we were in good hands and contracted the Park Avenue Orchestra on our drive home. Hank is such a happy, kind, and thoughtful Band Leader and wonderful MC. He always told us “don’t worry, I’ve got it under control” and he did. We highly recommend the Park Avenue Orchestra!
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The Park Avenue Orchestra did an awesome job of going above and beyond for our Wedding Reception. They learned 3 special songs for our First Dance, Father and Bride and Mother and Groom dances. Our first dance was La Vie En Rose and Nelia Janik sang half the song in French; such a treat! Everyone was very impressed with them and enjoyed them profusely! Guests are still commenting on how they where fun to dance and listen to. We would pay to go enjoy them all over again. I highly recommend this Band for a Wedding, especially because they where so professional and classy, everything I wanted! Special thanx to Hank Paul for making it all come together.