Back2Life Band: Best Philadelphia Dance Party Band

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!

Beaumont Inn: Morris – Bucci Wedding – August 9, 2014

Hi Kurt!

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

Dear BVTLive!,

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 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