Deja Blue Band: Philadelphia’s Most Versatile Band

The Reeds at Shelter Haven: Jill and Dennis Giacomucci – November 12, 2021

Go with Deja Blue! My wife and I were limited to sampling wedding bands as we planned our wedding during Covid. We listened on YouTube due to nonexistence of live showcases, and we chose Deja Blue based off of what we heard. They were GREAT to work with during planning, and even better at our event. We've never seen a band get an entire group of guests to dance as Deja Blue had.

- Dennis (Groom)

Excelsior Hall: Sam and Vinny Bonaddio – October 30, 2021 

Do yourself a favor - hire Deja Blue with BVTLive! I honestly lost count of how many guests at our wedding complimented the band. Some even found me again to compliment them AGAIN. From the moment we hired BVTLive! and the Deja Blue band, we knew it was the right choice. We primarily worked with Band Leader Kevin throughout the planning process and he was SUCH A PLEASURE to work with! He was incredibly down to earth and helpful throughout the entire process. Deja Blue learned a few key songs for us (first dance, father daughter, mother son, etc.) and their versions were EXACTLY what we were looking for! They honestly out performed our wildest expectations. And then the dancing - oh my was it fun! I think the entire wedding went insane when the band placed September by Earth, Wind, & Fire - and the band saw that energy and MATCHED IT. Deja Blue honestly felt like they were partying along with us, which was absolutely amazing. Everyone loved the band so much, they couldn't stop talking about it (and it's been two weeks and people are still talking about how fabulous the band was!). Deja Blue... YOU ARE THE BEST!

- Sam (Bride)


Winterthur: Nina and Michael Engber – September 4, 2021

I just wanted to send a quick thank you to you and the band for last night. You guys COMPLETELY crushed it - the dance floor was going the whole night, I couldn’t stop dancing (or swaying in my pregnant state), and SO MANY people have told us you were the best wedding band they’ve ever heard!!! We had so much fun and know that your amazing performance was a huge part of that - especially all the interactions with the crowd!!!

- Nina (Bride)

Brandywine Manor House: Ashley and Aaron Cohen – August 28, 2021

Our wedding was a blast with BVTLive! and Deja Blue! We had an absolute blast working with Deja Blue as our wedding band! They were friendly, fun and incredibly talented. Throughout the planning process, Kevin, the band leader, was responsive, knowledgeable and flexible. At the wedding, they were so much fun and definitely got everyone up and on the dance floor. All the band members were very energetic and even walked into the crowd to have everyone sing a long with them! We had so much fun with BVTLive! and Deja Blue. I would absolutely recommend them as a band for any wedding!!

- Ashley (Bride)

River House at Odette’s: Kati and Joe Opalka – August 14, 2021

We hired Deja Blue for our wedding and could not be happier. Our guests are still talking about how awesome they were. Kevin was so easy to work with and knew exactly what we wanted. They kept the dance floor packed during the reception and provided great instrumental music during the cocktail hour. We are so happy they helped make our wedding day so special!!

- Kati (Bride)

Woodcrest Country Club: Shannon and Jimmy Ronca – June 5, 2021

Deja Blue was amazing! Deja Blue was incredible for our wedding and we received so many compliments from guests telling us how much they loved the band! They played an awesome variety of music and even learned a few of our favorite songs. The dance floor was packed and had a party atmosphere, which is exactly what we wanted. We talked to BVTLive! about how we wanted the band to play continuous music with just a short break for dinner and they made it happen! Throughout the whole process, from the showcase, to postponing our original date, to the wedding day, BVTLive! and Deja Blue were so easy to work with. We love live music and knew we wanted a band for our wedding, and we couldn't have picked a better one!

- Shannon (Bride)

Normandy Farms: Mike and Nicole Foster – May 22, 2021

Awesome band! The band was great. They were very responsive to all our emails and even gave suggestions. They played a variety of music and got everyone excited in the crowd and dancing. Highly recommend.

- Mike (Groom) 

John James Audubon Center: Maria and Forrest Kelly – May 21, 2021

Highly Recommend!!! Deja Blue was incredible. We wanted a band that would pack the dance floor, and they did exactly that! Our guests raved about Deja Blue. Highly recommend hiring them for your next event!!

- Maria (Bride) 

Philadelphia Cricket Club: Emily and Ben Parker – May 15, 2021

Deja Blue and BVTLive! 10/10! Working with BVTLive! was great! We attended an open house event and loved Deja Blue! We added a couple of pieces to the band for 9 parts total. They played a perfect set list through dinner, and the dance floor was bumping. They even learned a couple of songs which were special to us. MULTIPLE guests at our wedding complimented us on how great the band was, and they made our special day even more perfect. Special shout out to Nils who worked with us in finding the right band, and he even stepped in to play Sax at our reception!

- Ben (Groom) 

Philadelphia Cricket Club: Emily and Ben Parker – May 15, 2021 

We were honestly blown away by Deja Blue!! Thank you again for playing at our wedding, it was the best day of our lives and we cannot stop looking at the pics. 

- Emily (Bride) 

Ridgeland Mansion: Jennifer and Charles Lehmann – May 14, 2021

Deja blue is the best! I HIGHLY recommend Deja Blue!! They are amazing to work with; promptly reply to emails, flexible and organized. They have a wide range of songs and music styles to customize your playlist.

Their music is out of this world. SO GOOD! Weeks after our wedding, our guests can't stop talking about how great the band was. Everyone was dancing all night! I wish our wedding and their music didn't have to end.

- Jennifer (Bride) 

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown: Alex’s Lemonade Stand – Lemon Ball – January 18, 2020

On behalf of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, I’d like to thank you for your help in ensuring the success of the 14th Annual Lemon Ball! We raised an incredible $906K this year and welcomed nearly 875 guests to the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown for yet another inspiring evening to support ALSF and our mission of funding impactful research, raising awareness, supporting families, and empowering everyone to help cure childhood cancer.

We could not have pulled off such an amazing event without you and your band – please pass our gratitude along to all who helped. Also, please feel free to share any feedback or let me know if you have any outstanding questions or needs from us.

- Laura (Special Events Coordinator)

Union Trust: Kathleen & Joey Quigg – October 19, 2019

We had Deja blue as our wedding band and we couldn’t have made a better choice! They were so amazing! We had a meeting with the band before our wedding so they could get an idea of the music we like. They took out song choices as suggestions and ended up playing the perfect set list! There was not one song I didn’t like and everyone was up and dancing the entire time! Our friends and family told us for months after how much they loved the band! I highly recommend!

- Kathleen (Bride)

Tent Wedding- Honey Brook PA: Caitlin and Matt Johnson – September 28, 2019

You guys where amazing!!! So professional, fun. entertaining and kind. would love to see you play again. I will definitely remember your name and give you as a referral to other friends and family members.

- Saundra Williams (Mother of the Bride)

Philadelphia Cricket Club: Olivia and Lou Stuber – September 7, 2019

Deja Blue is an outstanding band!!! Deja Blue were amazing!! They had our guests up and dancing the whole reception...we had so many guests comment on how great they sounded! I would absolutely recommend them to anyone planning a wedding or any other event!!!!

- Rochelle (Mother of the Bride)

Radnor Hunt: Megan and Brendan Whalen – August 10, 2019

Highly recommend Deja Blue! We loved Deja Blue and BVTLive! for our wedding in August! The band was extremely flexible and open to learning three new songs for us. The music at every stage of our reception was great from the cocktail hour to the dance floor, which was full all night. It was also great that BVTLive! provides all the sound equipment and crew. We’d highly recommend BVTLive! and Deja Blue for anyone looking for a diverse song list and who wants to dance all night.

- Megan (Bride)

Country Club of Scranton: Lisa and Kyle Passeri – June 22, 2019

Best Wedding Band! Versatile, Fun, Talented! We LOVE Deja Blue! Everyone kept asking what the name of the band was after the wedding. They were able to quickly rehearse a song that they had never played before and it turned out amazing. All of the band members are very talented, versatile and fun! They made the entire wedding experience so much better! Thanks to Kevin for his continued communication throughout the planning process. This band is not only talented but experienced! THANK YOU AGAIN!

- Lisa (Bride)

Marriott Philadelphia Downtown: Yunjia and Steve Byun – June 15, 2019

BVTLive! and the band Deja Blue were both awesome in every way! They are professionals and each and every interaction was pleasant, the music was awesome. They even let me jump in on the drums for a song, impromptu. The 2 band leaders were on top of everything and Kevin was so meticulous to help with the timing of each activity during the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. Thanks to BVT, all of our guests raved about how awesome our wedding was. A live band really makes it special and worth the extra money, I think. And Deja Blue is totally awesome. We used the 8-piece band with a saxophone and trumpet.

- Steve (Groom)

The Liberty House: Amy and Adam Merrill – September 14, 2018

Thank you guys for rocking the house for the best day of our lives!!! We keep hearing from family and friends that you guys were amazing!!!

- Adam and Amy (Groom and Bride)

The Union League of Philadelphia: Maureen and Scott Donahue – July 21, 2018

You guys did an amazing job last night at our wedding! The guests had a ball and all raved about the music. As you know, the music makes or breaks a wedding. That's why I knew you were the right choice for us!

We made sure we raved about you to the wedding planner, Casey Thurman, at The Union League. Scott knows a million people in the Philly area, and he will spread the word about DeJa Blue. Thank you for playing at our wedding, accommodating our requests, etc. You made it special!

Enjoy the rest of your summer!


- Maureen and Scott (Bride and Groom)


Dear Deja Blue Band,

What a wonderful job you did at our wedding at The Union League! All of our guests were up and dancing and raved about the job you did! It was such a happy day for us, and you helped make it happen. For that, we thank you!

Best of luck with your future musical endeavors!

Maureen Boland and Scott Donohue

Hotel Monaco: Melissa and David Broudy – June 30, 2018

Deja Blue was great! I was a little worried as we live out of town and didn't have a chance to see the band in person before choosing them. We made the right choice though. I had at least 10 people/couples tell me it was the best band at a wedding they had seen/heard. Both friends my age in their 30s, couples in their 50s and in their 80s. A friend even recommended them to another couple in the area for their wedding. I couldn't have been happier with their performance. BVTLive! was very easy to work with and very accommodating. I would highly recommend Deja Blue for any occasion, especially a wedding. They were well worth it!

- Melissa (Bride)

Penn Oaks Golf Club: Alex and Steve Hlava – June 1, 2018

I am so glad we booked Deja Blue through BVTLive! The band absolutely made our night and we've gotten so many compliments from our guests about them. I would recommend not only Deja Blue but also BVTLive! to anyone looking for amazing entertainment at their wedding or party!

- Alex (Bride)

American Swedish History Museum: Rebecca and Gary Brooks – May 27, 2018

We used BVTLive! and their band Deja Blue for our wedding in May 2018 and they were amazing!!! We got so many compliments all night and after the wedding about our wedding band. The guests were dancing all night and didn’t want them to stop playing. We were so happy we went with Deja Blue!

- Rebecca (Bride)

Hotel du Pont: JDRF Hope Ball Gala – April 28, 2018

Hello Chris,
Oh my goodness…my fear of people leaving and not staying to dance was completely gone once I heard your band warm up the crowd at 7pm. We are here reconciling payments and so I haven’t had a chance to reach out to you yet, but you guys were awesome! Not only fantastic to partner with (flexible, friendly and easy-going), but you kept the crowd excited. We had so many comments about how they loved walking in to the ballroom to your band and from what I could see at 1130pm, people were still having a great time!
I’m going to be meeting with the Gala Chairs soon about next year’s event (April 27, 2019) and I’m going to pitch to them a “Into the Blue” theme. JDRF colors are all blue. It would be so cool to have Deja Blue partner with us and the perfect theme to tie together.

Thank you so, so much for making our night wonderful!

- Tarra (Executive Director)
OMG Kristen they were fantastic!! We had the best gala we’ve had in my entire tenure here. Everything just went well and on top of that, we raised the most we have in 6-8 years (I have to go back). The guests have not stopped flooding my inbox/phone with how great it was. Chris also emailed me and I said the same sentiments – it was great and they were amazing. So easy to work with! I even said that in a week or so I’m going to be meeting with our gala chairs for 2019 and perhaps they would like to save the date for April 27 because I want our theme to be “Into the Blue”…so how cool would I tbe to have Deja Blue again?

I didn’t even realize the band had a connection!
Thank you for helping to partner with us!!

- Tarra Mandeville (Executive Director)

Tendenza: Kelsey and Kevin Levine – December 31, 2017

We LOVED Deja Blue! They worked with us, gave good insight on what worked and what didn't, and even performed with my sister for a special song! They were so kind and our guests RAVED about them.

- Kelsey (Bride)