Back2Life Band: Best Philadelphia Dance Party Band
Mark Ludwig played his first gig at age 15. Now, almost 35 years later, he has thousands of shows under his belt, Nation Wide! There was no need for additional music schooling after high school for Mark, he developed his love for music from the very moment he played his first gig and knew that it was the career path for him. From that point forward, he focused on fine-tuning his talent and getting as much experience as he could by playing different events. From coast to coast, Mark has performed in almost every capacity, from intimate coffee houses to 15,000 seat stadiums! In 1997, he joined Atlantic Recording Artists Solution A.D., with the Modern Rock single “Fearless”. Touring extensively with the band, Mark gained an entirely new level of experience, playing shows and festivals across the country, including such prestigious venues as CBGB’s, and The Beacon Theatre in New York City.
Originally a trio, Mark, Marci, and band member Kurt performed under the name of the “Fuzzy Bunny Slippers.” They started as a cover band playing throughout the region, securing a weekly spot at Ocean City, Maryland’s Seacrets waterfront dining location. Over time they grew in band members and went from a trio to a full band consisting of nine talented members in 2006. The band’s main focus is to make sure their crowd rocks out and has a great time during their performance.
Through his extensive experience, Mark has learned the key to success as a performer… ALWAYS keep the party going. A resident of Center City Philadelphia for the last 11 years, Mark has established himself into the extensive music scene, with performances in most of the Ballrooms and Event Centers in the area. Mark Ludwig, bandleader of Back2Life, has assembled some of the finest musicians in the area to ensure that every song is played to its perfection. Mark and Back2Life are sure to impress at any event that they play and keep the dance floors packed!
Bill set us up with Back2Life as our wedding band this past weekend and we are so incredibly grateful! Look no further than this band, Kurt and Marci did the most incredible job getting together the best song list I've ever heard at a wedding (partially my bias, but we've also had so many compliments from friends and family) and Marci kept everything on track! They had everyone of all ages dancing and singing ALL night! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Awesome vendor that hooked us up with an absolutely awesome band: Back2Life. We loved them, would 100% recommend them, and hope to find another event where we can hire them again someday! We found BVTLive and Back2Life on the BVTLive website, which is very user friendly. After searching each band's individual links, which contains a detailed song list and video clips from each band, we honed in on Back2Life as the band that spoke to us. We were then able to go see them perform live (for free) at a nearby BVTLive showcase. The live performance sealed the deal for us, and we hired them that night. A great process for the customer to be sure of what they are getting. Once the ink signed on the contract papers, we then worked directly with the band to fine tune things. The leaders, Marci and Kurt, who are super friendly and nice, met with us in person to get a feel for us, our guests, and their audience. Smart. The band was also more than happy to learn new songs we requested -- and nailed them on our big day! They nailed every other song too! Great versatility too. Marci could have filled in for Sarah Brightman the way she killed "Think of Me" from Phantom of the Opera. Every single person was on the dance floor for the Polish Polka song. And the band just totally rocked out on 80's hair metal staples like Jump, Final Countdown, Purple Rain, and Don't Stop Beleving (which they let us do open mic style so the crowd could join in). They also learned The Promise by one hit wonder When in Rome, just so my husband could serenade me with it! Like I said, so flexible. And we were not the only ones who thought the band killed it - we got so many compliments on them. We really, truly could not have been happier with Back2Life! Thank you!! All in all, a top notch experience. We HIGHLY recommend BVTLive and Back2Life!!
"We used BVTLive! to book a band for our oldest daughter's wedding celebration (the actual wedding was in March). BVTLive! was very nice to work with. They were professional and listened carefully to what we were looking for. They recommended the perfect band for our party - Back2Life. The party was in our garden under a tent and unfortunately, there were heavy rains. People got wet and the dance floor got muddy. Back2Life was fabulous! They kept the party going and had everyone dancing. Our guests loved them. Without Back2Life, the party would have been a soggy flop. We're glad we have three more daughters to marry so we can hire them again."
- Dorothy, Mother of The Bride