Elevation: An Awesome Philadelphia Party Band
Testimonials and reviews from Elevation (formerly All About Me) weddings and events can be found below.
Tendenza: Caitlin and Dustin Ruiz – February 12, 2016
All About Me! Wow, just wow! I have been to my share of wedding receptions and I have never been as impressed with a band as I was with All About Me. When my daughter asked me for advice about music for her wedding I immediately thought “band with style and class”. You see I am in the music business, and admittedly difficult to impress. The wedding reception was held at Tendenza and my daughter had decided to go with a Gatsby theme, so the band would have to have a stylish presentation as well as great musicians, vocalists and panache. I had a band in mind, a few actually, but it wasn’t my wedding and, of course, her choice would be a band more in tune with today’s music. We sorted this out by going to a few organized audition evenings. When we had seen all of the bands we knew we had seen “the” band; All About Me was head and shoulders above the rest, and believe me there were other talented and polished bands to choose from. The thing is, I never expected to so completely enjoy the evening of music they put together at the reception. Did I say I am hard to impress? From start to finish the process was flawless. They had consulted repeatedly with my daughter and me about what needed to be played, what shouldn’t be played, what special songs they needed to learn, and made the planning easy, so I knew we were in good hands. From the cocktail hour with classy guitar and sax background music right through to the evening finale they were perfect. All About Me did a fantastic job of putting together an evening of music that kept the dance floor filled. The selection of songs was planned to build energy on the dance floor to a crescendo over and over like waves crashing on a beach, endless energy! All ten members of the band were flawless in the playing and singing, wonderful arrangements and tight vocal harmonies, thrilled me song after song. It was evident they were there for a party and conveyed to us all that they were having a blast too. The ultimate compliment however was repeated over and over as the evening drew to a close when guests came to thank me for hiring “the best wedding band they had ever heard”. As I said I am difficult to impress, and All About Me blew me away. Before you decide on a wedding band, or a band for any event where a party breaks out on the bandstand and the dance floor, give All About Me a listen. Wow, just wow!
Union Trust: Jamie and Nicholas Tromba – May 27, 2016
You need to book this band, don't even hesitate about it another second. They were excellent, we just got back from our honeymoon, two weeks since our wedding and our friends and family are still raving about All About Me, asking for their name and complimenting how they felt like they were at a concert during our reception. They had the party going till the last song of the night. I HIGHLY recommend All About Me for your wedding.
April 2016 Wedding
All About Me brought the energy and the fun! We originally saw them perform at a showcase and we were blown away. To that point, we had looked at 10-12 bands already, but All About Me stood well above the rest and we knew we had to book them. Despite our high expectations going into our wedding night, the band actually delivered above and beyond what we were hoping for. They bring both serious musicianship (the keys and horn sections are incredible and played off each other all night) and loads of upbeat positive energy. The dance floor was packed all night long! Marcus is the epitome of a showman and he really commands the stage and the audience. He has great moves and he hit some ridiculous notes. The female vocalists had beautiful voices as well (and they can rap!!!). They often interact with the audience and they're not afraid to leave the stage and perform from the floor. All in all, we were thrilled with the performance and have zero regrets about choosing All About Me. They come highly recommended.
Tendenza: Denucci-Pine Wedding – January 15, 2016
All about me was great! They played everything we asked for and kept the crowd up and dancing the entire time. Thank you for making our wedding a night we will never forget!!
- Ron Pine
Union League of Philadelphia: O’Brien-Frazier Wedding – January 2, 2016
I wanted to thank all the band members in "All About Me!" They played at our daughter's wedding at The Union League and did an awesome job. Our family and guest raved about them-they were instrumental (no pun intended) in making our daughter's wedding a huge success-thank you!
- Debbie Swope O'Brien
Mansion on Main Street: Jena and Stephen Quinn Wedding – October 23, 2015
"All About Me was professional, energetic and entertaining. They catered the songs completely around my wishes. Many guests commented on how amazing the band performed. The band kept ALL the guests up on the dance floor. This band MADE MY WEDDING!"
Congress Hall: Christy and Ben Killips
"We used BVTLive's band All About Me for our wedding, and it was one of the best decisions we made! All the guests could not stop talking about the amazing band and the dance floor was completely packed with EVERYONE ALL NIGHT! We had the absolute best time, and the band is certainly one of my favorite memories from that night. They were able to read the crowd and really did an excellent job interacting with the crowd and selecting great songs! Also, prior to the event, coordinating with the band was easy and low stress. We were able to do a song selection online and did a phone conference with the band that worked well. I really cannot speak highly enough about this wedding. Just absolutely the best."
The Raquet Club: Kristin and Dominik Niziol Wedding
"All About Me was one of the best choices we made in the wedding planning process! We loved them after seeing them for the first time at a showcase, and booked them the second time we saw them. Our reception music was awesome! The band was very flexible with our timeline and made everything run very smoothly! We have heard so many compliments about our wedding and everyone agreed that the band was the best they had ever seen! We could not have made a better choice for our band!"
- Kristin (Bride)
Please Touch Museum: Minnie and Marc Manara Wedding
"When planning our son's wedding we were fortunate to meet with Bill Handy from BVT Live who invited us to attend an event where the band" All About Me" was performing! That experience was all we needed to make the decision. The band is FABULOUS and each member is incredibly talented ! They made the wedding such a fun night and all of the guests are still talking about the music! We could not imagine a better band!! Their versatility and expertise with all types of music is exceptional. They also provided the music for the cocktail hour and it was perfect. The violin and cello duet for the ceremony was most beautiful ! Working with Bill and everyone at BVTLive was a joy!!! 5 stars doesn't seem quite enough!!"
- Fran (Mother of Groom)
The Cescaphe Ballroom: Erica and Matt Furlan Wedding
"I can not begin to tell you how amazing BVT's ALL ABOUT ME was at my wedding. I still 1 month later have people calling me to tell me they were the best wedding band they have ever heard. They had so much energy, danced with the crowd and played the best variety of music. I am a control freak and it was really hard for me to let them pick the set list. I was of course able to pick a couple of my favorite songs but really left the rest of it up to them and I am so glad they work this way. They really know whats best and had every age group up and dancing. I probably went to see 20 bands before picking them and I knew right away there was no other choice. The dance floor was PACKED the whole night. I had 165 guests I am pretty sure they were all on the dance floor. Every time I turned around I saw one of my guests asking for their business card because of how impressive they were. Such down to earth, nice people who constantly throughout the night made sure everything was up to our standards. I could not have asked for a better experience. I can't believe I ever thought about having a DJ. If you have any hesitation, just go see them at a showcase...."
The Lake House Inn: Lindsay & Scott Miller Wedding
"I would love to be a reference for future clients. My wedding was the first out of a lot of my friends and my parents/in-laws friends and we know for a fact that a lot of our attendees were VERY interested in having All About Me for their wedding. They gave it 200% the entire time. Especially Marcus and Rachel. They were just so fantastic and really got the crowd going. They were interacting with the crowd and were having a great time along with us!" - Lindsay Miller, Bride
Northampton Valley Country Club: Dawn and David D’Agostino Wedding
We are very grateful to all the members of the band, All about Me. The were not only awesome to work with but they made our wedding such a fun memorable event. From the moment we came to the show case it has been a pleasure working with BVT Live and I would highly recommend your services to anyone. Our wedding was November 22, 2014 and we are still getting phone calls raving about the band.
Wishing a joyous holiday season and a healthy happy New Year!
The Chesapeake Inn: Suzanne and Matt Twaddell Wedding
Dear All About Me,
You were so fun and such a joy to work with. We're so lucky we had you to make our night so awesome--it wouldn't have been the same with any other band.
Suzanne and Matt Twaddell
Loews Philadelphia Hotel: Janice and Matt Grady Wedding
All about Me Band -- best wedding band!
Bill McCue was fantastic to work with and introduced us to All about Me. Rachel was just the best to work with as we got closer to the wedding..she helped with the timeline and flow of the reception(answering any question we had)..AND she worked with my fiance and his mom as they prepared a secret mother/son dance. The entire band is very personable and very professional. Our families are filled with people who love to stay on the dance floor and All about Me KEPT them there all night...everyone was raving about the music choices(great mix of old and new) and the energy of the band...would HIGHLY recommend to anyone who wants their guests to have a fabulous time.
Overbrook Golf Club: Pam & Dan Meehan Wedding
All About Me put on quite a show at our wedding. All our guests raved about them and said they had never seen a band play a wedding like that before. They really kept the guests on the dance floor and were able to read them to know what song to play next. I would hire them again in a heart beat.
Tavistock Country Club: Rachel and Jared Sharp Wedding
All About me was an excellent choice for our wedding. Mike and Rachel were an absolute pleasure to deal with in planning our big day. Thank you to Marcus and the rest of the band for making our wedding an absolute success.
Corporate Holiday Party – December 2013
All About Me is an EXCELLENT Band!!!
They did a great job. I plan to book them for personal and business events in the future.
Thanks so much.
Deerfield Golf Club: Kaitlyn and Dan Fisher
All About Me was AMAZING at my Labor Day weekend wedding. We were looking for a band that would get our 250 guests dancing away and All About Me was the perfect choice. They had so much energy and talent, people were blown away. Guests could not wait to get out and dance, we even had people dancing in the aisles during the salad course! The band was easy to work with and went above and beyond when they created a customized dance medley for my Father-Daughter dance. All About Me definitely kept the party going all night and was exactly what we were looking for. People were calling our wedding epic and saying it was the best wedding they had ever been to. Thanks All About Me, for helping our special day become a huge success!!
Ballroom at the Ben: Megan & Jason Taylor Wedding
Where do I even begin?!?!?! All About Me was unbelievable throughout the entire process of our wedding. They answered every email, call, and frantic last minute change with such ease. Mike, is THE man, and will do an amazing Love Shack performance that will get all of your guests ready to party! Marcus as well --- as many of my guests called him, "USHER"... and so talented and fun. Raheli is the absolute sweetest. She was so positive and encouraging in the days leading up to our wedding - if you are a nervous bride like I am - you will need someone like her!!!! All About Me - uh, I cannot say enough good things about this band. The band makes or breaks your event and you are in great hands with these folks - I just love everything about this group & plan on using them if I ever get to throw a party again like our wedding!!!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!
Rams Head Inn: Melissa and Mick
Lloyd and I wanted to thank you again for playing at our daughter’s wedding. The energy in the room was amazing. I don’t think anyone say down the entire night/ We keep getting calls from people saying it was the most fun they have ever had at a wedding. Many of our guests have commented that the band seemed to have a great time too! When Melissa and Mick started to plan their wedding, the first thing they requested was to have your great band play. Melissa remembered how wonderful you were at Sarah’s wedding. The entire family thought your band was terrific six years ago and that you have gotten even better.
Thanks again for helping to make Melissa and Mick’s day so special,
Lloyd and Sharon Larkin
Mendenhall Inn: Van Veslor-Regenauer
We had an awesome time on Saturday and have received so many compliments on All About Me. From the planning leading up to the day, through the reception itself, all of you were great and helped to make the evening a success. We should have extended an hour to keep the party going! Christina especially loved when you played Taylor Swift – her face just lit up and it made her night (we had quite a memorable moment). We cannot thank you enough for making our reception a night to remember!
Mendenhall Inn: Christina & Timothy
MAGNIFICENT, UNBELIEVABLE, STELLAR, FANTASTIC, AWESOME, SUPERB, FABULOUS, INCREDIBLE, EXTRAORDINARY…
That’s how we all described All About Me.
Thank everyone for a wonderful time! We’ll see you again when my next daughter gets married!
Frazier Van Velsor
National Constitution Center: Conte-Stabert Wedding
I am writing to thank you and all of the musicians in your band for all you did to make my daughter's wedding the most awesome, wonderful, fabulous wedding of the year - perhaps of the century - perhaps of all time.
The evening started off in such a lovely way, with gentle music that enhanced the ceremony and reception. My daughter told me she wished her walk down the aisle to get married and then after the ceremony had been twice as long just so she could have enjoyed the music that much longer. I agree with her - the songs were perfect, were perfectly played, and were touching in their elegant simplicity.
Just when I thought things couldn't get any better, you kicked it up during the dinner and dancing. You were spectacular, but you really don't need me to tell you that. All you had to do was see that your music had everyone out of their chairs and on the dance floor all night long. Having your singers come onto the dance floor and sing with, talk to, and play with our guests was a stroke of genius. We were all talking about it - and still are.
Lauren and Clay wanted their wedding day to culminate in a party everyone would remember, and you were the central players in making that happen. Besides your obvious talent as musicians, I was so impressed with your band's charisma and personality. That is a combination that can't be beat and it made for such a high energy, fun event.
Lauren and Clay are in Greece for the next two weeks, but I know you will be hearing from them when they return. Until then, please accept the thanks of a grateful mother for helping give them a celebration they will never forget.
Phoenixville Foundry: Morgan and Drew Brandt
I wanted to write a little note to let you know how amazing it was to work with "All About Me"
They were the band at the Foundry on April 19th for the Matecki Wedding.
They were the best band I have ever worked with! So amazingly in tune with everything going at the wedding, so polite, friendly energetic and fab sound! I will absolutely recommend them to all of my clients. LOVE LOVE LOVE THEM!!
Family Residence: Adela & Jason Katkic
Thank you Mike & All About Me for creating the most perfect wedding celebration! Your band did an excellent job of keeping our guests entertained and dancing. We needed a larger dance floor to accommodate everyone who was up and jumping. We would love to celebrate with you guys all over again!
- Adela & Jason Katkic, Family Residence
We chose All About Me because when we heard a few bands live, they stood out as the best by far. Not only were they excellent musicians, but they provided amazing entertainment and really interacted with everyone. I HIGHLY recommend them! The band makes the wedding, and they were absolutely perfect!
- Jamie (Bride)