Back2Life Band: Best Philadelphia Dance Party Band

Brantwyn Estate: Nancy and Edward Staley – March 3, 2017

Selecting and hiring Back2Life for our wedding was one of the easiest things we did! The timing of our reception changed a few times in the early stages of planning and BVTLive! was so accommodating as we sorted through the details - in fact every request we made from music selections to set up in the venue was completed as we asked. Back2Life was just as amazing as the first time I'd seen them. The dance floor was full the whole evening and my guests continue to rave about them three months later. There isn't a thing we'd change about the music and we wouldn't hesitate to use BVTLive! again or to refer them to anyone looking for music.

- Nancy (Bride)

Manufacturer’s Golf and Country Club: Pamela and Joseph Baragona – November 5, 2016

BVTLive! was an incredible addition to our wedding. They were responsive to our needs and very thorough. Everyone was pleasant and respectful. My husband and I absolutely loved our band, Back2Life. They played everything we wanted and more. They helped provide backup music while I played the guitar and sang for my husband in front of almost 200 people. They even played my favorite song so I could sing along with the band. Marci, the lead singer, called and chatted with me for over a half hour to review all of our music needs. We heard so many positive reviews from our guests. Lots said it was the best wedding they'd been to in a long time! The band certainly got everyone on their feet!

- Pamela

Atlantic Sands: Erin and Craig Beebe – October 29, 2016

This band made our entire event , recommend them fully. They were outstanding and went above and beyond.

- Nora (Mother of the Bride)

Berkshire Country Club: Sarah and George Combs – October 8, 2016

BVTLive! is very responsive from the very start. The band we choose, Back2Life, was AMAZING! One of the lead singers met with us in person to discuss our song choices and what not to play as well. She guided us in the right direction in terms of what is the norm for schedule of wedding reception and order of events. The best part was how the band was INCREDIBLE with such high energy!!! Every single one of our 200 guests danced the night away!! We are so happy with our choice and would choose them again if given the opportunity!

- Sarah

Valley Forge Military Academy: Pamela and Bret Maffett – September 24, 2016 – Note

Dear Kurt, Marci, and Back2Life,
You all sure brought the party to our wedding and we cannot thank you enough! We loved the variety of music you played and the first dance song was perfect – We are so grateful that you learned it for us. Thank you so much for helping make our wedding day perfect, we got so many compliments for choosing you all with plenty saying “best band ever!” We are so appreciative and will tell everyone we know to book Back2Life.

Sincerely, Pamela & Brett Maffett

Valley Forge Military Academy: Pamela and Brett Maffett – September 24, 2016

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!

- Pamela

The Barn at Silverstone: Kimberly and Justin Plaum – September 17, 2016

AMAZING! We cannot recommend BVTLive! and our band, Back2Life, more. From the start, the entire team was helpful, responsive, and understanding of our vision. Everyone was quick to respond to emails or phone calls, and helped us find the perfect band for our day. The band members were great to work with, and we received so many compliments! Back2Life kept everyone entertained and dancing all night long! We highly recommend this company and band to anyone looking for a great time at a reasonable price!

- Kimberly

I've been meaning to contact you to let you know how much i truly enjoyed working with Back 2 life, specifically Marcy and Kurt!  They were phenomenal to listen to, but for me, more importantly to work with and communicate with!  I really look forward to working with them again in the future!!!!  They seriously were the best!

- Jonassya (Planner - Planned Perfection)

Penn Museum: Color Guard, Sons of the Revolution Event – September 16, 2016

I wanted to touch base to tell you that Back2Life did a great job on Friday evening. The music was terrific and they were a fun and lively band. We would not hesitate to invite them to play for us again in the future.  

Thanks for everything.  


National Constitution Center: Teresa and Roman Galas – June 18, 2016

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!!

French Creek Golf Club: Brandywine Hospital Physicians Dinner – April 29, 2016

Just a quick note to tell you how fabulous the band was last night. Kurt and everyone were terrific. I hope to use them in the future at hospital and personal events, too! Thanks for all your help... Looking forward to working with you again. In the meantime, enjoy your weekend and take care,

The Union Trust: Laura and Wyatt France Wedding – March 4, 2016

Back2Live played at our wedding on March 4th, and they were absolutely phenomenal! Everyone that attended raved about them for weeks afterward, they made the reception unforgettable! People danced for hours. The happily learned our wedding song, my parents wedding songs and a few others that have special meaning to us but weren't on the play list. The entire band was friendly, upbeat and kept the crowd going. They even handled an over served guest and grace and class, checking with me to make sure it was ok for them to play a song that was requested. I would recommend them to anyone in need of a band and I am confident that all 125 wedding guests would too!

- Laura

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown: 2016 Lemon Ball – January 16, 2016

...I wanted to send a thanks to you for your support of The Lemon Ball.  The band is always fantastic – they really get the crowd going.  We couldn’t do that level of talent without your support!

I know I am (very) biased, but I thought the evening was especially inspiring this year with the amazing award winners and the show of generosity from everyone all night long.  I hope you and the team enjoyed it!

Thanks again for your continued support.

- Liz Scott

Hotel du Pont: Gill-Quinn Wedding – August 22, 2015

"We were BLOWN away by how awesome Back2Life was for our wedding. We did not want all "typical wedding music," so requested some rock music to be played at the end of the evening (e.g., Metallica, Alice in Chains, etc.) and not only did the band learn the songs we requested, but they NAILED them! Our guests raved about how diverse the music was and how, at times, they felt like they were at a concert and just "stopped to listen." I highly reccomend Back2Life for any event (wedding, birthday, anniversary...)."

- Julia (Bride)

Merion Tribute House: Crozier – Pileggi Wedding – September 6, 2015

"People are still talking about how amazing Back2Life was! From first speaking to Bill about logistics to face timing with band leader Kurt a week before the wedding, using BVTLive! it was a really nice and easy process. The band ROCKED the house and our guests loved the high energy and music that had the dance floor packed all night. They were far and away better than I ever imagined and highly recommend using this band and service for your event or wedding!"

- Noelle

Mraz-Carey Wedding – June 27, 2015

"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 

Chester Valley Golf Club: Eifert – Brown Wedding – May 16, 2015

"Back 2 Life was fantastic and made the wedding great! I can't recommend them enough!! Everyone raved about the music and it definitely made our wedding one of the best our friends and family have attended."

- Steve

Glen Island Harbour Club: Nathan – Harbour Wedding – May 24, 2015

Hi Kurt, I wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you and everyone in Back2Life for performing at my wedding last weekend!! You were amazing!! We had numerous couples come up to us telling us that we had the best band ever and that you guys made the night so much fun. Thank you so much for making our wedding such a great time and thank you for being so great to work with leading up to the wedding. As I said before, you were the best vendor to work with... I had nothing to worry about. I really appreciate how responsive you were and how you listened to what we wanted, made great suggestions, and followed what we discussed. Will and I also really appreciated that you made the cut of our first dance - that was so crucial as we practiced in the days leading up to the wedding. I could not say enough great things about you and Back2Life.

Thanks again, Jessica

The Windrift Hotel: Lipski – Zehren Wedding – April 18, 2015

Back2Life was amazing. We went to a showcase at Ardmore Music Hall to check out another band that was recommended by a friend for our wedding, but fell in love with Kurt and the rest of the band members. They were energetic, flexible with their song list, accommodating to all of our requests and most importantly kept every one of the dance floor from start to finish. Weeks later we are still getting phone calls complementing the music and raving about how much fun people had at our wedding. Thanks again Back2Life! 

- Liz (Bride) 

The Ballroom at the Ben: Stach – Jara Wedding – January 9, 2015

We had Back2LIfe as our wedding band mainly because we loved them so much from previous weddings. We had the best wedding and the thing most people said was, "the music was amazing!" What we enjoyed most about the band was behind the scenes with Kurt and Marci. They make you feel like you are old friends and we just sat discussed our plans. When they left we all hugged. They made you feel so comfortable. If you want your wedding up and dancing, this is by far the best band to choose!

The Mendenhall Inn: Van Velsor – DiGennaro Wedding – November 29, 2014

Back2Life was fantastic. I asked many at the wedding how they liked the band and they said wonderful . Classic 80s rock was superb including songs by Bon Jovi and Journey. Many others. I would hire them again in a flash but all my children are married now. Maybe an anniversary or special birthday would do it. 

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 BVTLive! 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!