Well, here we are and happy new year to all our friends and family! InVersion Band is officially happily celebrating our seventh year! All I can say is 'wow'. It just seems like yesterday when my wife and I hatched this 'brilliant idea' to do our own thing in the band world. Seven years later, all I can say is that 'we've come a long way baby'!
There have been many smiles, tears, bumps, bruises, triumphs, and defeats. I can certainly say there has been some expected and unexpected things along the way. There has been many times were we had clearly failed but were either too stubborn and / or ignorant to know that we had failed OR we knew it and didn't care. This band was something special and we knew it.
In any case, we're glad we're still here and continuing to bring smiles, dancing, and happiness to crowds all over. We also have this sneaking suspicion that 2018 is going to be our best year ever. We know for a fact that with your help, it will be.
So.... with all that gushy emotional stuff said, we continue to cheer you all on and ask that you return the favor by supporting live music. Even if you're not watching InVersion Band, as long you're cheering any live band in Dallas or Fort Worth, you're our hero.
Cheers from all of us at InVersion Band and let's make this the best year ever!
This year, InVersion Band's cup ranneth over this year with some really great holiday parties. We certainly love these events and love our customers that call on us to entertain their company's personnel. Having a band at your event can make your party a huge success. Choosing the right band is super important. Here are a few things to look for when looking for the right group to entertain your guests. Aside from sounding and looking great, hiring a band that is well funded / well equipped, is key. There are a million things that can go wrong with a band's equipment and personnel during or before a show. Unplanned breakdowns can throw a wet blanket on your party before it even gets started. Make sure your band has backup systems for their mixers and other equipment that can be instantly substituted if something goes wrong. Also, if the band leader / ownership isn't easy to work with and is inflexible during the event, you could have a nightmare on your hands. Hiring amateurs or start up party bands may be a cheaper option. But, even if the band sounds and looks good, if they aren't event veterans that are prepared for the worst scenarios of gear or other unplanned issues, your party could come to a grinding halt in the middle of the fun or never even launch.
Another BIG factor in planning your private party is choosing your venue. MOST hotels and event venues are extremely well run while others are apathetic to your vendor's needs, or have major technical problems like power issues, or broken freight elevators. Making sure your vendors have quick and appropriate access to the loading docks is imperative. If your vendors have to make dozens of trips through long narrow corridors, it could be difficult for your event to start on time. Also, make sure the venue allows your vendors to get there as early as they require (within reason) to navigate any load-in obstacles.
Choosing your planner is extremely important. We can't say enough good things about many good planners we've worked with. This week Steve Kemble with A Dose of Sass won our most fabulous prize. He's organized, easy to work with, and most of all FUN! We have recommendations for venues, planners, catering, etc. Just click here!
With that said, here are few pictures of the venues we played this week! We certainly enjoyed playing for our clients this week and hope they all enjoyed InVersion Band! This week, we were at Le Meridian Stoneleigh, The Fairmont and The Perot Museum.
Kudos to the staff at Le Meridian and The Fairmont for their exceptional service.
30. November 2017
The answer is: Yes, it’s expected.
But it’s also a chance for all you brides out there to truly show you know that not everything is about you on your wedding day. That there really is another person involved (that would be the groom) who deserves a bit of recognition, too.
We’re talking wedding presents — specifically, yours to your husband-to-be.
Tradition does, indeed, hold that both you and he exchange gifts. And while it’s true that some guys are initially shocked to learn your engagement ring doesn’t also count as a “present,” that’s no excuse for you to waver.
“Giving him something that’s just for him will make him feel really special,” advises BrideBox.com.
Here’s what you need to know now that it’s prime time for weddings:
* When to exchange them. Etiquette dictates that the hand-off occurs at one of three times: the night before the wedding, the morning of the ceremony, or right before leaving on your honeymoon. Think it’s bad luck to see the groom before the nuptials? “Many couples choose to courier gifts via bridesmaids or groomsmen just before the ceremony,” says Brides.com.
* There’s a thin line between “romantic” and “mushy.” Some of you may be tempted to compile a “love notes” journal of every bit of correspondence you’ve ever sent your groom. Even assuming he’s the type who wouldn’t consider that a bit “over the top,” there’s always the chance he might be left wondering, “Okay, where’s my real present?”– especially if his gift to you is a serious piece of jewelry.
* The consensus choice. There’s a reason a watch invariably makes everyone’s short list: It’s the perfect statement of who he is or aspires to be. (It’s also a lot more impressive than a flask, which for some reason also gets a few votes).
No less a taste arbiter than MarthaStewartWeddings.com favors Baume & Mercier’s Clifton line — as elegant as the original 1950s model that inspired it — for the way it “easily transitions from big day to every day.” Like the Swiss watchmaker’s timelessly charming (and affordably luxurious) Classima line, it comes with a choice of straps, dial faces and a variety of what’s known as “small complications” that go way beyong just telling the hour. You can shop them at the Baume & Mercier e-boutique or by calling 1-800-MERCIER, where free engraving and wrapping are available.
* Fun fact. One writer at AskMen.com says he’s “heard of women giving their husbands watches in the ceremony instead of a wedding ring.” If so, the answer is: No, just like your engagement ring, that wouldn’t also qualify as a wedding present.
What a gorgeous room & the stage was set to party!
Another wonderful private party with InVersion Band!
This was a lovely fundraiser benefiting Allen ISD! InVersion offers special pricing for charity events.
Call us today for your quote!
29. November 2017
Past Club Shows
Black Friday was never so fun at Memphis Nightclub in Addison. Most bands in DFW consider this venue 'home base' as the musicians from all over come here after their events conclude. Here are a few pictures of the evening. I think you can see we had a little bit of fun that night! Next stop is Sherlock's Addison on Saturday Dec. 2nd! Hope to see you there! Check out the details here on Facebook!
29. November 2017
General Blog Stuff
As with most projects, this is one we've been trying to get to for literally a few years. Yes, I said 'years'. Building a band's brand is a full time job in itself, forget about actually booking and playing the shows, haha. That's all Phillip's job! In any case, it's finally here and we're happy to have it online! Please stay tuned as we'll be posting about our shows, funny road trip stories, great clients, etc.! There will be a lot of smiles and warm fuzzies posted here, we guarantee it.