Back2Life Band: Best Philadelphia Dance Party Band
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,
Loch Nairn Gold Club: Sewatsky-Frederick Wedding – May 17, 2013
We just wanted to let the BVT 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
Wilmington Country Club: Peet-Patterson Wedding – November 17th, 2012
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!
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,
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!
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, 2012Dave, 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!THANK YOU!Dr. & Mrs. William AllenOcean City, MD
Downingtown Country Club: Brandywine Hospital Physician Dinner, March 9, 2012
March 9, 2012
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
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!
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 wedding...you 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
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.
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, 2011August 13, 2011Hey 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 MontgomeryBride and Groom
Deerfield Golf and Tennis Club: Posner-McFarland, August 6, 2011
August 6, 2011
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!!!!
Rachel, Jason, Solette and Jeff
Ballroom at the Ben: Finkelstein-Kleinman, May 8, 2011
May 8, 2011
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!!Katie
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,
Overbrook Golf Club
Broomall-Cunningham, Loch Nairn Golf Club, July 24th, 2010
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.
Ryan and Amy Cunningham
Bride and Groom
Villanova Conference Center: Institute for Organization Management Event, August 4, 2010
August 4, 2010
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.
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!"
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