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BVTLive! is passionate about making your dreams come true through the gift of live music. Based in Philadelphia, BVTLive! is a full-service live entertainment agency, representing luxury bands, DJs, and specialty acts for weddings. Our musicians have performed at the most prestigious venues on the east coast, from Madison Square Garden to The White House. Whether you're looking for a 12-piece dance band or a string quartet, our team offers a selection of wedding bands and ensembles to make your dream wedding a reality.

Services Offered

In addition to our wedding bands and wedding DJs, BVTLive! provides many services to meet all your wedding needs. No matter the wedding activity or location, every band will travel, learn new songs, provide sample music, and have an MC ready.

Most Popular Wedding Package:

  • Live Ceremony Music
  • Cocktail hour
  • Wedding Reception

Additional Add Ons:

  • Rehearsal Dinner Music
  • DJ Availability for after party
  • Next Day brunch music

Other available services include the following:

  • Strings
  • DJ and Live Musician acts
  • Specialty acts
  • Production and Lighting Enhancements
  • Photobooths

BVTLive!’s philosophy is to make clients’ dreams come true by surpassing all expectations, and making your wedding memorable for a lifetime. We have hundreds of 5 star reviews, and have received prestigious awards including The Knot "Best of Weddings", The Knot "Hall of Fame", Wedding Wire's "Couples Choice", "Best of Philly", Best of Delaware", "Best of the Main Line", and "Best of Philadelphia Weddings".

Our bands and performers will play over 1400 events alone this year. It doesn’t matter if your special occasion is a local ceremony or an extravagant city wedding , contact BVTLive! to discuss your wedding needs!

Frequently asked questions

Which of the following are included in the price?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learning New Songs
Lighting
MC
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Sample Performances
Sound/PA System

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learn New Songs
Microphones
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Sample Music
Sound/PA System

What is the price of your popular wedding package?

$8,500

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?

Brass - Trio
Brass - Quartet
Instrumental - Solo
Instrumental - Duo
Instrumental - Trio
String - Trio
String - Quartet
String - Quintet
Soloist / Vocalist

Which of the following are included in the package?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learning New Songs
Lighting
MC
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Sample Performances
Sound/PA System
Travel Expenses

How many musicians are in your band(s)?

7+

Are you an agency or a band?

Agency

What instruments does your group play?

Cello
Drums
Flute
Guitar
Organ
Piano
Trumpet
Saxophone
Viola
Violin

How many musicians are in your band(s)?

1 - 3
4 - 6
7+

What services do you provide?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Instrumentals
Learn New Songs
Liability Insurance
Microphones
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Rehearsal Dinner Music
Sample Performances
Sound/PA System
Vocals

What genres of music does (do) your band(s) play?

Acoustic
Big Band
Blues
Caribbean
Classic Rock
Classical
Country
Dance
Funk
Hip Hop
Jazz
Latin
Motown
Oldies
Orchestra
Pop
R&B / Soul
Rock
Strings
Swing

What music services do you provide?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learning New Songs
MC
Reception Music
Music During Breaks
Rehearsal Dinner Music
Sample Performances
Vocals
Liability Insurance
Willing to Travel

What items are available?

Lighting
Microphones
Sound/PA System
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Reviews of BVTLive Bands

5.0 out of 5 rating
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
5.0 out of 5 rating
1,130 Reviews
99% recommend it
  • Quality of service
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    5 out of 5 rating
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Multiple reviewers have highly recommended the wedding bands provided by BVTLive!, including Philadelphia Funk Authority, Jellyroll, Midnight Hour, Deja Blue, Big Ric Revue, Elevation, and Double Up. These bands are praised for their talent, energy, and ability to keep the dance floor packed all night. Many reviewers mention how they made their wedding memorable and received compliments from guests. The professionalism, communication, and accommodating nature of the BVTLive! team are also highlighted by reviewers. Overall, BVTLive! is highly recommended for wedding entertainment.

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This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

Multiple reviewers have highly recommended the wedding bands provided by BVTLive!, including Philadelphia Funk Authority, Jellyroll, Midnight Hour, Deja Blue, Big Ric Revue, Elevation, and Double Up. These bands are praised for their talent, energy, and ability to keep the dance floor packed all night. Many reviewers mention how they made their wedding memorable and received compliments from guests. The professionalism, communication, and accommodating nature of the BVTLive! team are also highlighted by reviewers. Overall, BVTLive! is highly recommended for wedding entertainment.

Megan
Megan L. Sent on 01/31/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Best Band Ever!

Jellyroll was the most amazing wedding band we could’ve ever imagined! They were so easy to work with and everything went perfectly! They brought so much energy and fun to our wedding day and truly made it a party! Our guests are still telling us how amazing the band was! Couldn’t recommend them more!
M
Maureen F. Sent on 06/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Big Ric and his band made our night perfect!

We had had BIg Ric do our other daughter’s wedding in 2016 and we knew that the band was the best choice for our other daughter’s wedding. People danced all night, the interaction with the crowd was perfect, and they were so energizing all night. Highly recommend!!
Allison
Allison L. Sent on 05/30/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Review of Big Ric band for wedding

There is not enough good things to say about Big Ric and his band. He is so good that he was the band for our son's wedding about a year and a half ago and we hired him right on the spot for our daughter! Big Ric is second to none. Not only is he so much fun, he is a hoot and so good at what he does. The entire wedding was up dancing the entire time and he just kept everything moving. Our guests kept raving about him, as they did for our son's wedding. And, he was totally different for both weddings so he can customize! No one will be disappointed in hiring Big Ric. It will be the event of the year!!!
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Awards

1,130
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner

Real Weddings

Travis & Aubrey
37 photos · 12/02/2023
Michael & Jamee
35 photos · 10/21/2023
Kyle & Erica
44 photos · 09/16/2023
Dino & Carolyn
36 photos · 08/12/2023
Peter & Faith
34 photos · 07/22/2023
Dave & Jeannine
39 photos · 05/13/2023

Pricing

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Events

17 Jun
Open Door

Are you interested in having one of Philadelphias top luxury wedding bands perform at your wedding? Then join us at Ardmore Music Hall on June 17th to check out BVTLive!'s award winning Phildephia wedding bands perform live.

Click the link below for more information and to register. Admission is free once you have registered!

https://www.bvtlive.com/event/june-17-live-wedding-band-showcase/

Date: From 06/17/2024 to 06/17/2024 Schedule 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location: 23 East Lancaster Ave, Ardmore, PA
01 Jul
Open Door

Join us at Ardmore Music Hall on July 1st to check out Philadelphia's top luxury wedding bands live and in action.

Click the link below for more information and to register for the showcase. Admission is free once you have registered.

https://www.bvtlive.com/event/bvtlive-july-1st-live-wedding-band-showcase/

Date: From 07/01/2024 to 07/01/2024 Schedule 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location: 23 East Lancaster Ave, Ardmore, PA
15 Jul
Open Door

Come on out to Ardmore Music Hall on July 15th to see see Phialdephias award-winning wedding bands perform live and in action!

Click the link below for more showcase details and to register. Admission is free once you have registered!

https://www.bvtlive.com/event/bvtlive-july-15th-live-wedding-band-showcase/

Date: From 07/15/2024 to 07/15/2024 Schedule 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location: 23 East Lancaster Ave, Ardmore, PA

Team

Kurt Titchenell
Kurt Titchenell
President & Founder

Kurt Titchenell founded BVTLive! in 1999 with a vision of creating the ultimate party experience for private events and weddings. Prior to BVTLive!, Kurt’s experience performing at thousands of events with Philadelphia’s favorite party band, Jellyroll, established him as a true industry expert. His musical acumen and event management expertise have served him well as the President of BVTLive!, where our groups perform over 1,000 events per year.

Kurt has always had a passion for music. He began studying music and playing the trombone at age 15. His passion for music then led him to study at Settlement Music School in Philadelphia and at West Chester University.

As the bandleader of Jellyroll, his group has experienced tremendous success and has grown into one of the most sought-after bands on the east coast. To this day, critics and audiences alike have deemed Jellyroll as 2022’s winner of ‘Best of Delaware’, ‘Best of The Main Line’, and ‘Best of Philly’ party band.

Kurt’s dedication to the success of every event is evident in all aspects of his professional life. As President of BVTLive, Kurt is committed to creating lasting memories through the gift of live music!

Nils Mossblad
Nils Mossblad
Director of Marketing/ Executive Event Specialist

Nils Mossblad brings an extensive resume to BVTLive! dating back to his days at the University of North Texas.

During his undergraduate career, studying at the largest comprehensive music program in the country, Nils cultivated his passion for music and began helping people find their perfect fit for their musical entertainment needs. He began performing saxophone at weddings and started planning events and small concerts for friends and local organizations while at UNT. Drawing from these experiences, Nils helps Ric Minter of Big Ric Rising in the planning and consulting processes.

As the leader of the horn section of Big Ric Rising, Nils consistently brings partygoers a great time keeping them on the dance floor! At BVTLive, Nils is the Marketing Director where he oversees digital, social media, and inbound/outbound marketing efforts. He is also an event consultant where he works closely with clients to help them find the entertainment of their dreams.

From performing at nearly 500 wedding over his career, his knowledge and connections in the Philadelphia region, and his musical expertise, Nils knows exactly what it takes to make your event unforgettable!

Paul Sottile
Paul Sottile
Director of Sales

For Paul Sottile Jr., music is much more than just an affable sound; it is a way of life. Born in Philadelphia, Paul’s musical journey began at the age of four, as he was inspired by those closest to him: his family and their eclectic taste in music. It was Philly soul, jazz and big band, classical, rock and rhythm & blues that was the soundtrack of his early years. Paul’s road to success began at West Chester University, where he studied both classical and jazz piano.

Graduating was only the beginning, as Paul’s euphonic quest has taken him all over the globe, allowing him to perform in France and all over North America. Paul’s philharmonic talents have been held in high esteem throughout the music world, as his skills have allowed him to play with the top Jazz artists in the most prestigious venues throughout the Philadelphia area. Additionally, Paul’s extraordinary knack for music has offered him the opportunities to play for private audiences the likes of Joe Namath, Barry Bonds, and the cast of HBO’s hit series “The Sopranos.”

Paul’s search for musical glory is not relegated solely to the piano, as his talents expand to the realms of music production. Partnering with world renowned DJ and producer Junior Sanchez, Paul has collaborated on and recorded on songs and remixes with artists Katy Perry Cece Peniston, Good Charlotte, The Gorillaz, Madonna, Morningwood, Mya, and Shakira.

In addition to his bustling schedule of weddings, private parties and corporate events with the well-known and in high demand band, Jellyroll, Paul is Director of Sales with BVTLive!, Philadelphia’s premier Entertainment Company.

Professional Network & Endorsements

10 Endorsements
Campli Photography Campli Photography Wedding Photographers

As a photographer you get to hear lots of wedding musicians. But we chose BVT Live when it was time for a wedding in our own family. And that's all you need to say about that! Excellent all the way- 5 Stars

Mendenhall Inn Mendenhall Inn Hotel Weddings

Working with many entertainment companies, BVTLive! stands out as one of the best! Everyone in the office is extremely professional and easy to work with. The bands are top-notch and can't be beat! Our staff always looks forward to a wedding when a band from BVTLive! is playing.

Phoenixville Foundry Phoenixville Foundry Historic Weddings

Great entertainment can make or break an event and BVT live makes planning for your wedding a breeze. With so many fantastic live acts to choose from, there is certainly something for everyone. Bill works hard to keep the best bands in the area updated with the latest hits while adding to their roster with outstanding new vocal and musical performances. The BVT team is always professional and can bring to any wedding the right vibe for the couple and their guests.

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