Back2Life Band: Best Philadelphia Dance Party Band

Wilmington Country Club: Peet-Patterson Wedding – November 17th, 2012

Hi Kurt,

I just wanted to thank you again for your awesome performance last Saturday. Everyone had a great time, and people are still telling me how great the band played. You guys were so fun!

Thanks again!


Cork Factory Hotel: Beard-Pan Wedding – November 9th, 2012

Dear Kurt and the Back2Life Band,

We just wanted to express our sincerest gratitude for being a part of our special day. The music was fantastic and the selection was nothing short of those iconic moments we once had in our youth. We think the tempo, attention to detail and the overall experience was just perfect. We really appreciated making sure the crowd was in the moment and varying the music choice to match the mood within the room. This truly showed true testament to the band's professionalism and experience. I have to say that Marcie and all those who sang, including you, were fantastic. Mark's guitar solo and the saxophone solo were memorable, to say the least. Again, we think that although we had magic on our wedding day, the fantasia that you brought to the Cork Factory truly enlivened the moment for us.

We can not thank you enough and would love to share moments from our magical day. If you do not mind, would you kindly share with us your business address so that we can send photos as they come on.

We look forward to hopefully seeing you at future venues and wish you nothing but our heart-felt thanks and best wishes!

Many thanks and sincerest regards,

The Pans

Center City Marriott :Alex’s Lemonade Stand- Lemon Ball: January 12, 2013

Back2Life brought amazing energy to our 7th annual gala, The Lemon Ball. Kurt and his band are a talented bunch who know how to get the crowd dancing and keep them on the dance floor all night! Our dance floor was double the size of years past but, they kept it packed for the entire party. Wokring with Brandywine Valley Talent is pure pleasure. Thank you to all!

Sherl Garton, the Special Events Manager of Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation

Villanova Conference Center: Management Event – August 1, 2012

August 12, 2012


I just wanted to send a quick note to say thank you for another amazing show. Back2Life is the perfect fit for our attendees at the Villanova Conference Center and we look forward to hearing you play every year. Thanks again!

Karyn Klein
U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Aronimink: Wilhelm-Chimicles – May 4, 2012

It was a perfect evening in every way......and you were totally right, the B2L crew were the life of the party. Afterwards, everyone told us just how spectacular they were!

Thanks so much!


Hotel du Pont: Thomas-Allen Wedding, May 12, 2012

May 12, 2012

Dave, Kurt, Petula (and Carole),
I wanted to send a very quick note of THANKS for the entertainment you provided for our Wedding Ceremony & Reception. Everyone is raving about your many talents. We had guests that don't dance dancing! We were thrilled to have you as a part of our big day. Thank you so much for communicating with me from the very beginning with all of my many questions and concerns. You impressed not only us, but our guests. I could not have asked for anything more. You were amazing!
Dr. & Mrs. William Allen
Ocean City, MD

Downingtown Country Club: Brandywine Hospital Physician Dinner, March 9, 2012

March 9, 2012

Dear Back2Life,

I would like to thank you for providing us with such wonderful entertainment on Friday, March 9th at the Downingtown Country Club. We were impressed from start to finish! Beautiful voices...wonderful musicians... you ROCK! You helped make our Physician Dinner a great success!



Adrienne MacKenzie, Community Liaison

Hotel Fiesole: Barnett-Rittenhouse, January 7, 2012

Hi Kurt,

I cannot begin to thank you for making our wedding celebration so fantastic. You guys were OUTSTANDING.......we had the best time ever.

Thank you, thank you!!

Betsy and Jeff
Bride and Groom 

Capital Health Hospital: Jennafer Ross, October 14, 2011

October 14, 2011

Your band was the perfect fit for this corporate event and everyone had a great time –thanks again!

Jennafer Ross

Penn Oaks Golf Club: Berman-Loeliger, July 16, 2011

July 16, 2011

To the Wonderful Members of Back2Life,

Thank you so much for the amazing performance at our wedding at Penn Oaks!  Every song you played was outstanding and the variety of songs you chose was perfect for our group. 

So many people told us how wonderful you were and we couldn't agree more!

A band makes a made ours awesome!


Mary Pat and Ken Berman

Bride and Groom

Villanova Conference Center: U.S. Chamber’s Northeast Institute for Organization Management, August 3, 2011

August 3, 2011

Dear Kurt,

Thank you so much for once again providing our group, the U.S. Chamber's Northeast Institute for Organization Management, with fantastic entertainment for our event recently held on Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at the Villanova Conference Center.  Our attendees have really enjoyed the band and look forward to your show every year.  Your high energy and great performance truly helped to make our event a success.

It's been a real pleasure working with you and I look forward to doing so again next year.

Thanks again!

Karyn Klein

Manager, Institute for Organization Management

Tendenza: Meltzer-Jones, August 20, 2011

August 20, 2011

You guys did such a GREAT job Saturday night.  Everyone keeps saying how great the band was!  We couldn't have asked for a better group. 

You guys Rock!!!

Thanks for everything,


Aronimink Golf Club: Montgomery-Miller, August 13, 2011

August 13, 2011
Hey Kurt,
Larry and I just wanted to thank you guys for exceeding our expectations on Saturday night at Aronimink.  You guys were amazing, and you turned our wedding into an AWESOME party 🙂  With Back2Life as our band, the night was flawless.  I can't even count the number of guests who said how great the band was.  I would recommend you to anyone who is looking for a wedding band.  Thank you again!!!!
Caroline and Larry Montgomery
Bride and Groom

Deerfield Golf and Tennis Club: Posner-McFarland, August 6, 2011

August 6, 2011

Hi Kurt,

My family and I wanted to let you know how much we LOVED your performance last night! You, Marci, and the rest of the band were AMAZING. It was the perfect night! My mom said that was the best hora she ever heard! My dad was dazzled by the way you performed Dance Across the USA. It was exactly what he wanted! I can't tell you how many of our guests were just so impressed with all of you. Throughout the entire night everyone kept remarking how wonderful you are. Thank you again for making last night so incredibly beautiful and memorable. Please pass on our gratitude to Marci and the rest of the band. We hope there is a time when we can hear the band real soon!!!!

Best Wishes,

Rachel, Jason, Solette and Jeff


Ballroom at the Ben: Finkelstein-Kleinman, May 8, 2011

May 8, 2011

Hi -
I just wanted to send you a note to let you know how fantastic Back2Life was this past weekend. As you know, we were very excited to have Kurt, Marcie, Mark and the rest of the gang perform as our wedding band. From the moment we first heard them over a year ago at a BVT showcase, we knew this was the right band for us. We were so impressed with how professional and organized Kurt was in our many discussions leading up to the wedding. We felt so confident that they understood what type of vibe we were going for. They even went out of their way to learn and play a special Beatles set for us, which was amazing!

We could not have been happier with their performance this past Sunday. From the first dance to the horah to the final song and even to the encore, they had all of our guests up and dancing the entire time. We received so many compliments from our guest about how fun and great the band was, and we could only nod and agree. Jill and I were up on the dance floor for the entire party and there was never a dull moment. There were many things that went into making our wedding a truly special day, but Back2Life was literally the life of the party, and it would not have been the same without them. Please feel free to share this with the rest of the band and let them know how grateful and appreciative we are for everything they did for us, both leading up to and at the actual wedding. We are more than happy to serve as a reference for them in the future and will definitely be recommending them (and BVT as a company) to all of our friends.

Thanks again for making everything so easy and so amazing. They really rocked!

Jason and Jill


Fessler-Diven, Conewago Manor Inn, October 9, 2010

Hi Kurt,

I just wanted to sincerely thank you and your band members for making our wedding night one we will never forget!  You all did an awesome job, every song was great, you got the crowd going and kept them going and we loved every bit of it!  Honestly, I cannot tell you how many people raved about how awesome you guys were and are still talking about it! Every time we have seen or heard from someone that was at the wedding in the past few weeks, they say something about "the band"!!!  We cannot thank you enough. I would recommend you all any day of the week to anyone interested in an excellent band for an event.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

Overbrook Golf Club: Member Event, September 28, 2010

September 28, 2010

Everyone loved the band!  They were too good to be true, great voices and great personalities.  We had so much fun and they were a big part of it.  Keep your eyes and ears out for next year's Derby.

Thanks for your help,

Kathy Thompson

Overbrook Golf Club

Broomall-Cunningham, Loch Nairn Golf Club, July 24th, 2010

Dear Back2Life,

My wife Amy and I would like to extend our gratitude to you and thank you for your amazing performance at Loch Nairn Golf Club on our Wedding Day 1 month ago today.  Your high energy, song selection and musical talent made our reception quite a day to remember!  Your professionalism, attention to detail, and commitment to excellence brings great credit to yourselves and the BVT organization.  Our guests continue to comment on your success and performance that day.  Amy and I wish you all the best as you continue to do great things and we hope to catch a show at the Chesapeake Inn.

Warmest Regards,

Ryan and Amy Cunningham

Bride and Groom

Villanova Conference Center: Institute for Organization Management Event, August 4, 2010

August 4, 2010

Dear Kurt,

Thank you so much for once again providing our group, the U.S. Chamber's Northeast Institute for Organization Management, with fantastic entertainment for our event which was recently held on Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at Villanova Conference Center. Our attendees loved Back2Life and were sad the event ended when it did. The band's high energy and great song selection was perfect for our group!

It's been a pleasure working with you and I hope to work with you again in the future.

Thanks again!


Karyn Klein, IOM

Manager, Institute for Organization Management

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Independence Seaport Museum: Allard-Glass Wedding, May 23, 2010

May 23, 2010

Dear Kurt, Kurt, and the members of Back 2 Life,

Thank you EVERYONE for making our wedding day just so fabulous. It was, without a doubt, the best day of our lives, and I don't think we've ever been so happy or had so much fun. So much of that was down to you all - the music was simply AWESOME (as you Americans like to say!). So many people said how great you were, from the older guests (my 75 year old uncle said he loved you) to the trendiest 20-something guests.

Rock on Back 2 Life! We love you!

Faye and Matthew Glass

Bride and Groom

P.S. "Don't Stop Believing!"

Chester Valley Golf Club: President’s Ball, November 14, 2009

November 14, 2009

Back 2 Life was a very big hit at the Chester Valley Golf Club's President's Ball last November.Their versatile repetoire and performance was top notch.The band's vocal harmonies are as good as it gets.Once the dinner set and our awards were finished, the members packed the dance floor for the rest of the night.

Band leader Kurt Manderbach was well prepared and communicated several times before the event to insure event continuity.. He is a pleasure to work with.

We look forward to having the band back again this year, as well as the B2L Trio for some apres golf and pool events.

Scott Usia

Chester Valley Golf Club

Villanova Conference Center: Institue for Organization Management, July 29, 2009

July 29, 2009

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for providing our group, the U.S. Chamber's Institute for Organization Management, with wonderful entertainment for our event on Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at the Villanova Conference Center. Our attendees loved Back2Life and thought they were fantastic. They kept the crowd energized and engaged and left them wanting more!

It's been a pleasure working with you and I hope to work with you again in the future.

Thanks again!

Karyn Klein

Manager, Institute for Organization Management

Private Residence: Blank-Barsh Wedding March 8, 2008

Dear All,

Thank you for making last weekend so special.  You were so terrific and so professional, I really can't thank you enough. 

Take Care,

Carol and Horace