Back2Life Band: Best Philadelphia Dance Party Band

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

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.

-Vicki Powell

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!!!!!!

-Linda Albert 

Cairnwood Estates: Taylor-Hopkins Wedding, August 9, 2013

Hi Kurt,

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.

Thank you!

Sundae and Clem Taylor

Villanova Conference Center- July 31, 2013


Thanks again for another outstanding event at the Villanova Conference Center on July 31, 2013. It’s hard to imagine this event without Back2Life! I looked it up and the first time we hired you was in 2008, so this marked our sixth year together! Thanks again for being so easy to work with and for running the sound during graduation as well.



The Oaks Waterfront Inn: Conklin-Sherwin Wedding – June 22, 2013

Wow! You just totally rocked our son’s wedding at The Oaks in Royal Oak, MD on June 22nd. As mother of the groom, I rarely left the dance floor, and if I did, I couldn’t wait to get back. Your individual talent, your combined talent, all brought the house down. We were only a small group of 100, but it felt like 200 were up dancing. I cannot stop thanking you for your drive from Philadelphia and New York to St. Michaels MD, your time setting up, tearing down, and leaving me wishing the night would just go “on and on and on”, as you closed us out with Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin”. Your nonstop 4 hours of performing, playing, singing, dancing – incredible. I love coming to your website now to watch your posted videos. I regret not stopping and just watching each one of you individually. Your video clips now give me that opportunity. Dancing was just too much fun that night! I hope to experience you again. We first danced the night away to you at Ray Terza’s wedding in Philadelphia about 2 years ago. And when Ryan got engaged, there was no doubt that we wanted to ask you to lead our wedding reception. Thank you for your talent, your time, and your performance for us on June 22nd.

With respect and love for who you all are,

Marcia Sherwin

Loch Nairn Gold Club: Sewatsky-Frederick Wedding – May 17, 2013

We just wanted to let the BVTLive! organization know what a “beyond our dreams” fantastic wedding party we had on Friday night, the 17th. Brian got things started with the ceremony, and simply blew us all away with his presence, talent and voice. His pre- ceremony music was just awesome, and he took it down with the processional - Nirvana (Come as you are), and not a dry eye closing with “I’m Yours”. Terrific instrument talent and vocals.
Back2Life with Kurt and Marcy and entire band was just off the charts- they went beyond all of our expectations – not a person in their seats ; simply had everyone dancing until the very last note!
Compliments were heard throughout the entire evening from all of our guests, as well as the entire staff at LochNairn.
Renee – since our initial booking, your personal professionalism in the office along the way was just great as well.
Thanks to a lovely team - all of you for everything you do – so well –.

From the Sewatsky and Frederick families

Chester Valley Golf Club: Marotta-Bodalski Wedding – May 18, 2013

We would like to thank all of you for the wonderful performance they gave at our daughter and new son-in-law’s wedding this past Saturday at Chester Valley Gold Club. Back2Life sounded excellent and the entire ballroom was up and dancing the entire time. Their high energy and excellent playing entertained us all evening. There was never any point where the dance floor was cleared and their performance during cocktail hour and dinner was equally as wonderful. All of our guests raved about the band all night, and I’m still hearing glowing reports from friends about them. We would be happy to recommend them to anyone who might be interested and we know that they will provide grate entertainment for many weddings and affairs to come.

We couldn’t have been happier with how they helped make our wedding reception such a wonderful evening.

Thank you again,

Cindy and Joe Bodalski

Fund Raiser- Overbrook Golf Club

Back2Life was fabulous and great to work with!! All our guests have commented on the music selections and the Band's energy. My feet still hurt from dancing....B2L made the night!!

We will have them back!

-Overbrook Golf Club