Back2Life Band: Best Philadelphia Dance Party Band
Manor House at Commonwealth: Forliano Wedding – October 31, 2014
“I could not tell you the number of times I heard guests from our wedding praise Back2Life... the most famous comment would be ‘I kept wanting to sit down, but the band would not stop playing great music!’ Thank you for making our reception a night we and our guest will never forget.” - Lindsey & Tony Forliano
Cairnwood Estate: Zaltnicka – Schmucker Wedding – October 3, 2014
“We hired Back2life band for our wedding that was held in Carinwood Estate. We looked at several wedding bands before we chose Back2life so we did our homework. Prior to our big day we had a chance to see them performing at the wedding and one of their BVT shows. They were professional , sounded amazing and pleasant to meet in person. Kurt is very prompt with calling you back and he will work things out with you the way you want and advise you if needed. They have a great song selection and they will also play songs that are not on the list. We were looking for more of the rock and roll type of music and Back2life was able to fulfill our request. On our wedding day they were absolutely amazing. They started to play at the cocktail hour music that was very appropriate and not too loud so we were able to talk to our guests. After that we had our first dance song played. We chose Michael Buble song “Save the Last Dance for Me” and they played perfectly. From that point on, the party began and they kept the crowd going and the dance floor was packed the whole night. They are a high-energy band that is fun and in-tune with the crowd. My husband and I danced all night long and had so much fun that we couldn't stop talking about it. Our family members and guests were calling us after our wedding with so many compliments to this band. We were told that that was the best band. Our guests said they haven't danced so much in the long time. We are so happy that we hired Back2life because they made our special day fun and memorable. We highly recommend them.”
- Zuzana, Bride
The Phoenixville Foundry: Tomasso – Colosi Wedding – October 18, 2014
“Back2life was so much fun and entertaining. Everyone at the reception loved them and haven't stopped talking about them. Marci and Kurt are amazing and they really made our wedding beyond perfect. They went above and beyond anything I expected!”
- Alicia, Bride
Whitemarsh Valley Country Club: Kolesinskas – Pitra Wedding – August 2, 2014
Thank you Back2Life for being apart of our special day at our Wedding at Whitemarsh Valley Country Club our guests were raving about your band and how amazing you are! You really made our reception awesome! It went by so fast! We would certainly recommend you to anyone and thank you again for everything. We are so appreciative! Keep in touch!
Monica & Andrew Pitra
Abington Art Center: Dalsey – Ilhan Wedding – July 26, 2014
What an excellent band--not only the music, but the personality and the helpfulness of the members. Our ceremony was to be outside and there was a threat of rain. The caterer wanted to move everything inside and we did not want to. One of the band members had a weather map on his phone and showed that all the rain was moving away from us, so he suggested keeping the ceremony outside. We did and it was Beautiful! During the reception, everyone danced the entire night. The band had so much energy that it was contagious. I would hire them again in a heartbeat!
Beaumont Inn: Morris – Bucci Wedding – August 9, 2014
Just want to thank you again for Back2Life performing at our daughters wedding! You were amazing and everyone commented on how terrific you are! Knowing the band can "make or break" a great wedding reception we were so thrilled that you "made" it so great! Thank you also for the requested songs and for honoring our daughters wishes. "Marry Me" was amazing as were all our special songs! Your voices were phenomenal! We are so happy we had a videographer so we can relive it all!
Please thank everyone in the band for us! We truly appreciated you being part of our special day! You made it even more special! Hoping to see you all again in the near future!
Villanova Conference Center: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation – July 30, 2014
Thanks again to you and the band for providing our group with such high quality entertainment at the Villanova Conference Center! Back2Life is the highlight of the week and you guys are fantastic. We love having you back year after year!
The Atrium at The Curtis Center: Gasloli – Gough Wedding – July 12, 2014
I wanted to show my appreciation for Back2Life at the wedding. You made our day special with your fabolous performance!
Appleford Estate: Adamiak – Ellmaker Wedding – May 24, 2014
The band provided a memorable performance at the wedding - resulting in MANY compliments from our attendees. They were very proactive in understanding and meeting our requirements. Kurt - the band leader came to our house and met with us for 2 hours to capture our requirements. We wanted some Polkas and they played a medley - which was enjoyed by all.
The most endearing activity was giving the microphones to the 2 flower girls (5 and 6 years old) and playing music from Frozen - to which the girls sang. I heartily recommend Back2Life as a band that becomes part of the wedding!
Brandywine Manor House: Barry – Collins Wedding – May 23, 2014
Back2Life was quite simply the BEST WEDDING BAND EVER! Kurt, Marci, and the team were great to work with (for me and for the coordinator at my venue), they had everyone out on the dance floor, and sounded phenomenal. Their play list is vast and diverse, and they're willing to learn extra songs if you have special requests. We had they keyboardist play during the ceremony, keyboard and sax during cocktails, and the full 8-piece band during the reception.
I'm honestly hoping to see them playing other venues in the area so we can go see them perform again! They're amazing!!
Willistown Friends Meeting House: Renz – Stevenson Wedding – June 7, 2014 – Sister of Bride
Bill and Kurt:
Your band entertained our guests at my sister's wedding this past Saturday and it was a wonderful event. Everyone had a great time dancing, the dance floor was packed with people from start to finish and the variety of your songs appealed to every age group!!! It was spectacular!!
Thank you so very much for creating some wonderful memories that I am sure all of the guests will treasure.
Willistown Friends Meeting House: Renz – Stevenson Wedding – June 7, 2014 – Bride
"Back2Life was a huge hit and Cate and I so appreciate you helping us to make this possible. Everyone was (and still is) raving about them. They were so good in so many ways...song selection, the way they sound, their ability to get the party going, and their respect for our day. It was magical!
Our thanks to Kurt and Marcie and other band members for being part of the day. I can't tell you how many compliments we got about them and a bunch of people took their cards. Thank you thank you thank you!!!!! Sue and Cate"
William Penn Inn: 50th Anniversary Party – May 31, 2014
Bill & Kurt-
I cannot thank you enough for making my parents 50th Anniversary party this past Saturday at the William Penn Inn such a huge success. Back 2 Life knocked it out of the park! I had so many people complimenting how great they were and I certainly couldn't agree more. What impressed me the most was how well the band tailored the evening to meet our needs. From playing all our requests, including some non-traditional ones, to managing the flow of the evening, and most importantly matching the sound volume to the room and crowd.
My mom and dad knew from other events their friends and family attended that if a band is too loud or doesn't play their type of music they leave early. Every one of them stayed Saturday until the end of the night and danced their socks off! As my Dad said to me "It is a night I will never forget" and a BIG part of that is thanks to Kurt and crew from doing such an amazing and professional job.
Greg & Cecelia Schmalbach
Brandywine Manor House: Barry – Collins Wedding – May 23, 2014 – Bride
Thank you Back2Life for making our day spectacular!!! You kept us all on the dance floor all night... I can't count the number of guests who came to me complimenting you guys. Best (wedding) band ever!!! Kurt, Marci, and the whole group are amazing!! Robert and I are so grateful!!!
Grand Colonial: Baurkot – Greg Wedding – May 16, 2014
Back2Life was absolutely incredible. I wasn't the only one to think so, several guests raved about them. Literally, everyone danced all night...and that's exactly why I chose them. Pure class.
HollyHedge Estate: Hashemi – Krouchick Wedding – March 8, 2014
I want to thank you and your band for helping make last weeks wedding reception at Holly Hedge a truly memorable event. The song selections and the delivery of the songs was amazing. I have never been to a wedding where I heard so many accolades about the band. Each of your members were fantastic, whether doing vocals or instrumental. The whole place was rocking. You even had my 85 year old grandfather resurrecting his dance moves on the floor. You and Back2life made the day perfect. I have a few more kids that will be getting married in the future, and I'm going to strongly recommend they use your band. No one wanted to leave at the end of the reception, which was a tribute to your band. And thank you for learning a few new songs we requested. I didn't expect you to play them, but they were phenomenal as well. Please pass this on to the others in the band. I want them to know we are all truly appreciate and grateful for helping make the day as memorable as it was. I wouldn't be surprised if you hear from some people who attended the reception about using back2life for their event. I would wholeheartedly endorse such.
The Waterfall: Winner-Varone Wedding- January 11, 2014
Kurt, the band leader of Back2Life, talked with the manager of the banquet center in advance of our reception to coordinate the activities of the reception. It was our party and we were able to enjoy our guests and have fun! Two pieces of the band played background music during the cocktail hour. When the guests were moved to the ball room for dinner, the full band was playing. They gave the life to the party! We entered and Back2Life played our requested song "The Prayer" for our first dance. The Groom is Italian as were some of our guests. Kurt and Marci did an outstanding job with this song. At its conclusion, the entire room stood and applauded the band! Our Italian friends commented on the singers' excellent command of the language. The guests were impressed with the quality of the singing and the music for all of the selections. The dance floor was never empty.
Throughout the evening, guests asked "Who is the band?" Since then, some have told me that they went to the band's web site to check it out further. Many took pictures of the band throughout the evening! The technical setup and support was so good that people were able to have conversations while the band was playing. No shouting necessary. Kurt was very responsive to the song list that we selected prior to the wedding. His attention to detail and experience made for a smooth and fun day for us and for our guests. He knows what works to get a crowd on the floor and to have fun. Some commented that the band sounded just as good or better than the original artists. The energy and enthusiasm of all of the band members was contagious! Our reception lasted 5 hours and almost all of the guests stayed until the end--on the dance floor! We highly recommend Back2Life!
Brantwyn: Linda Paoli & Mark Connors Wedding – October 25th, 2013
Knowing that music makes an event memorable, we picked Back2Life for our wedding. All we can say is WOW!!, they exceeded our expectations. I met with Kurt Manderbach and Marci and they listened to what we wanted and created perfect sets and even learned some special songs for us. They were professional, energetic, have unreal harmony and just so great with the guests. I can not tell you how many people asked for the band's name and just went on and on about how much they enjoyed not only listening and dancing ( dance floor was always filled) but watching them perform.
When it is Christmas, exactly two months after your wedding, and your family and friends are still talking about how wonderful your wedding was and how amazing the band was---you know that you nailed it!!!!
I have already recommended Back2Life and would certainly call on them again to guarantee a fun and successful event.
Thanks so much for making our wedding so memorable for us and our guests!
Hotel Dupont: Lauren & Jeremy Barnes – October 4th 2013
I cannot say enought positive things about Back2Life. They are a wonderful band, knew just what to do, had everyone up and dancing, they were kind and professional. If I ever needed a band I would not hesitate to hire them. EVERYONE who attended the wedding commented about how much they loved the band!
-Randee (Mother of the bride)
Torpedo Factory: Carrigan – Houston Wedding – November 16, 2013
Back2Life: If you’re looking for an upbeat, energetic, crowd-friendly band for your event or wedding—look no further cause you want this band! No. Seriously—this band is awesome. Disclaimer—I was very skeptical of all wedding bands. I was not a crazy bride, per se, but I was very particular about what I was looking for with regards to music. I explained to Kurt (band rep) what I wanted and what I definitely did not want and they created a perfect set list that kept the dance floor and atmosphere booming all night long! Back2Life was the perfect band for us and made the night incredibly memorable. My wedding was 2 weeks ago and people are still telling me how super-great the band was and how lucky I was to find such a gem in the sea of wedding bands! I should also note that the Back2Life learned not one but two songs just for us! (ACDC’s Thunderstruck for the bridal party entrance & Sam Cooke’s Wonderful World for the father daughter dance). I really can’t say enough great things about them. They were super laidback and easy to work with and honestly enthusiastic to be a part of our big night. For anyone looking for a special event or wedding band (without the cheese and with loads of talent)…this is the band for you. I should also note that they came all the way from Philly to play our wedding in DC for a very affordable (and worth every penny) cost!!
Vie: Gee-McGarvey Wedding, July 13, 2013
Thank you so much for your awesome performance at our wedding! You had the crowd up and dancing all night! You were raved about by our guests, as well as us! Thanks again!
Nicole & Tom McGarvey
Hotel Monaco: Powell – Bell Wedding – October 26, 2013
Back2Life provided the music for my daughter's wedding reception on October 26, 2013 in Philadelphia. I cannot say enough positive things about our experience with this band and with Brandywine Valley Talent. As Elizabeth and Jeff and I get feedback from our guests, overwhelmingly everyone has commented on how much they loved the band. The dance floor was packed from 6:00 PM until the last dance at 11:00 PM. Our guests ranged in age from 19 to 83 and everyone was dancing. The variety and quality of the music was fabulous. When Marci sang, "You Say it Best When You Say Nothing at All" for the first dance, there was not a dry eye in the room. Our youngest daughter is getting married in Charleston, SC, in April, and the family requested that we bring Back2Life to that wedding. I think that says it all. This is a wonderfully talented group of musicians and vocalists, and you will not find a better band in the Philadelphia area.
Greenville Country Club: Berten-Nuenzer Wedding – October 12, 2013
Thank you Back2Life for making our evening so enjoyable and special. You all are amazing people and made our entire wedding the most memorable and fun night of our lives... From the beginning all the way through. Thank you from the bottoms of our hearts.
Leah and Jeff
Ralph S. Albert Company Inc: August 30th, 2013
Our Williamsport events could not have been better, thanks to Kurt and everyone. They are fantastic, and they made the party. We so appreciate them traveling to Williamsport, and they were so much fun!!!!! Everyone here thinks they are the best. Thanks to all of you for your wonderful entertainment and service. It is always a pleasure working with you.
Again, to all in the Back 2 Life group-we loved you and thanks for making our anniversaries (business and wedding) a huge success. You are so talented-we want you back!!!!!!
Cairnwood Estates: Taylor-Hopkins Wedding, August 9, 2013
My husband and I would like to thank you for being such a great part of the Taylor/Hopkins wedding last Friday at Cairnwoods Estates. You and your band were wonderful and we appreciate all of your hard work and effort that made the day very special for Catherine and Bryan.
Sundae and Clem Taylor
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