Please Give Generously to Autism Treatment Center

Any amount you can donate helps provide needed therapies for families that can't afford it. Speech,

To Donate, go to our facebook campaign here.

Any amount you can donate helps provide needed therapies for families that can't afford it. Speech, occupational, and physical therapies are all very expensive. Even families with good insurance are left behind as most policies cover only a fraction of the sessions that autistic kids need to become functional adults.

Want to join me in supporting a good cause? I'm raising money for Autistic Treatment Center, Inc. and your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500. Every little bit helps. Thank you for your support. I've included information about Autistic Treatment Center, Inc. below. 

The Autistic Treatment Center dba Autism Treatment Center (ATC) was established in Dallas, Texas in 1976 as a private nonprofit corporation providing services for children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. Two years later, the Center opened a second program in San Antonio, Texas. In 1992, the Dallas program expanded services to include individuals who are deaf-blind, multi-handicapped. The mission of the Autism Treatment Center is to assist people with autism and related disorders throughtout their lives as they learn, play, work and live in the community. ATC offers seven areas of service: Educational, Residential, Occupational, Diagnostic, Therapeutic, Research and Informational Conferences. ATC currently owns and operates 20 community bases group homes and three day services facilities and leases two Medicaid approved, out-patient Diagnostic and Therapy clinics.

 

InVersion Band Debuts at New Venue in Sundance Square!

Friday, June 1st! InVersion Band debuts at 3rd Street in Fort Worth! 3rd Street Bar and Grill&n

Friday, June 1st! 
InVersion Band debuts at 3rd Street in Fort Worth!

3rd Street Bar and Grill is the latest venture for Fort Worth’s Al Abbood, who has logged more than 30-years-experience in the food industry.  Located at 425 W. Third Street in The Carnegie, the restaurant and entertainment venue will feature an extensive menu boasting appetizers, salads, burgers, sandwiches and entrees, while the bar will offer a robust portfolio of beer, wine and spirits, including many locally-crafted favorites.  As an entertainment venue, 3rd Street Bar & Grill will offer everything from sports viewing, happy hours, and live music.  Patrons will enjoy  some of the hottest local and regional musical acts, promising a steady calendar of high-energy pop, rock, Texas country, jazz and blues music.  

InVersion Band is one of DFW's hottest party dance bands. Come out and check out this beautiful new venue and dance the night away!

For more information and directions, click here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/896108100570077/

 

The Pegasus Ball 2018 with InVersion Band Dallas!

Just click on the logo above for tickets!   30th Anniversary Gala!Saturday, September 8, 20186:

Just click on the logo above for tickets!

30th Anniversary Gala!
Saturday, September 8, 2018
6:30 pm Fairmont Dallas
Regency Ballroom
1717 N. Akard
Dallas, Texas 75201

Featuring

Black Tie • Seated Dinner • Casino
Live and Silent Auctions 
Live Music by InVersion Band • Dancing

InVersion Band is honored to be selected as the live entertainment for one of Dallas' biggest galas. The mission of the Autism Treatment Center is to assist people with autism and related disorders throughout their lives as they learn, play, work and live in the community. ATC is a private, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) corporation providing its services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

To donate directly to ATC, please click on this text.

No FOOLIN in April!

No FOOLIN in April! Kicking our public shows off with a blast in Addison!! Two shows! Two FUN n

No FOOLIN in April! 
Kicking our public shows off with a blast in Addison!! Two shows! Two FUN nights!
InVersion Band is one of Dallas' top corporate, wedding, party bands! Come out and have a night of fun at one or BOTH of these great live music venues!

Friday: Sherlock's Addison 
https://www.facebook.com/events/123705344973323/


Meet Phillip Holmes of InVersion Band in Plano

    Today we’d like to introduce you to Phillip Holmes. Phillip, can you briefly wa

 

 

Today we’d like to introduce you to Phillip Holmes.

Phillip, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
After playing in multiple party bands around the area for many years, I knew I could do it better! The InVersion Band name popped into my head one day like a sneeze. And, it had a clever double meaning InVersion or the “in version” of the songs we play. Being a cover band, the name was perfect and wasn’t being used by anyone else. Slogans like “turning the party band scene upside-down” came along naturally afterwards.

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’!

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.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
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 have been many times where 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.

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about InVersion Band – what should we know?
InVersion Band is an eleven-piece variety dance band that blends a wide range of great dance music together to get the party started at your venue. We create a dance party band atmosphere and the band is excellent at drawing our audience into the show. If you want to hear everything from Motown funk to current modern dance hits, you’ve found the right band!

InVersion provides an owner operated, caring experience to our clients. My wife Linda has often said that I am an enigma in the musician world as I am a type A personality type and musician. Also, we often are complimented for our excellent communication and extremely responsive communication with all clients and inquiries.

We pride ourselves on a well planned, well-executed show. Also, we’re often told that no matter where we play, our appearance always looks like we’re about to play a private show for someone, even when our shows are at nightclubs.

Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
For sure the linchpin to this entire thing is my wife Linda. Without her support, none of this could happen. My only son Aiden is autistic, which is very challenging. Without Linda there holding down the fort, the show literally couldn’t go on.

Contact Info:

The Brixton Plano Presents InVersion Band

Make reservations today! This will be our first public gig after a long stretch of private shows! Co

InVersion Band
The Brixton
Shops of Legacy Plano!
Saturday - March 3rd!


One of Dallas' top party bands makes our return to one of the top live music venues in the metroplex!
The Brixton features a full concert sound system and video wall to make your live music experience incomparable! "With a world-class chef fusing rock with rockin’ eats at the newest addition to the Shops at Legacy in Plano, Texas. The Harder brothers are once again raising the bar for the club and restaurant business in North Dallas."
Reservations Call: (972) 307-0300
Don't forget to make your reservations today!
More Details Here!
This will be our first public gig after a long stretch of private shows! Come out and support live music at one of the best venues in DFW to watch us at!

 

Posted by Phillip Brandon Holmes on Thursday, February 22, 2018

Questions to Ask Your Party Band Before Hiring Them

Party bands these days seem to be plentiful and the competition for wedding and corporate clients am

Wedding bands and party bands these days seem to be plentiful and the competition for wedding and corporate clients among bands is fierce. Knowing the right questions is critical when shopping them. There are a lot of blog posts out there about what to ask, but the following are real nuts a bolts questions that are critical to your event's success.

When a party band quotes you a rate that may seem too high or too low, many things need to be considered. The 'level' or tier that the bands you're considering hiring is a very important factor. If a band is too cheap (too good to be true), there's likely a good reason for that. If they're cost is outrageously high, there may be a good reason for that as well. In some cases, both highs and lows in prices are justified. In others, you may be paying more for no substance or a legacy band name that is very comparable to other bands in the area.

InVersion Band prides itself in mixing a large eleven piece band of highly talented artists, while maintaining an industry average, reasonable cost. Our overhead is lower than most of the big-box bands out there and we certainly pass that savings on to the client. Here is a quick list of of questions and explanation of each item to ask your band to make sure your party doesn't come to a screeching halt in the middle of your wedding or company party.

  • Gear redundancy: Does your band have backups? Just like in any business, backups are critical. Your band should have an extra of everything required to perform at your shows. Successful working party bands play anywhere between 60 and 140 shows per year. Moving the equipment around (as opposed to a venue installation of sound and lighting gear) takes a heavy toll on equipment. The most important pieces of equipment to ask your band if they have backup gear are: mixer / mixing console, sub and top speakers, laptops used in lighting or sequence tracks (this is critical as laptops fail frequently), and last but not least plentiful microphones and cables in case one or two may malfunction at showtime.
  • Substitute musicians: Things sometimes happen! Yes they do. Musicians sometimes think of themselves as super heroes, but alas they get sick, have family issues, and general life issues that may demand they substitute a show. Verify that your band leader can substitute critical personnel such as singers, drummers, etc. on short notice and that those people adequately know their show. After all, when you hired the band, you want the same show you hired. Make sure your band leader is well connected enough to be able to product a quality product with one or more people out.
  • Where and who are they playing for currently: If your prospective party band has nothing on their schedule, you most likely need to NOT walk away, but RUN AWAY as quickly as you can. Most bands in Dallas will have club showcases or other venues that allow you to comes see them. If a band isn't playing anywhere over a month or two, you may want to expand your search to those that are on the current club circuit.
  • Lighting: Lighting in itself can be a valuable add-on to the band's performance. Band lighting can cost the band leader anywhere between $500 to $1000 per show, if they don't own their own lighting. Even if they do own their own lighting rig, setup costs are involved. Make sure that the lighting that you're seeing in the band's promotional video, etc., is the same lighting that they're going to bring to your wedding or event.
  • Who runs sound for the band?: Sound men are in short supply around the north Texas area. Good ones are hard to find. Aside from the gear redundancy aspect, make sure that your bandleader is familiar with their sound personnel, they are reputable,  and the band as worked with them prior. Even if the sound personnel are fantastic, you do not want the band to be working with a sound technician that is brand new to them and / or not familiar with the band. There are a myriad of things that can go wrong during a show. A competent and observant sound man can head off the majority of them prior to even being known to the audience. Knowing the band and their optimum setup is the best case scenario. Untested / unknown sound personnel may not only not sound good, but have been known to show up late, have faulty equipment, or just not show up at all. Obviously, the latter would be a show stopper.
  • Ask the band for their set list. All bands have a master list of songs they've played throughout the years. Band leaders are excellent at reading a room and determining what is working at the venue. If you have objections to certain songs or songs that you really want them to play that are on their list, make sure to tell the band leader. Bands certainly don't want to play songs that the bride or groom have objections over. Then, let them do the rest of the playlist. Being too restrictive of play lists may prevent the band from entertaining everyone of all ages at your wedding or corporate event.
  • Most bands will even learn first dance songs if you give them the material far enough out. It's important to give the band at least 30 days to learn new material. Most bands will have a rehearsal to work out the details of your new requests.

Study the band's rider and what they need. Below are a few more points on what most bands will require. 

  • Adequate playing space is crucial for your band. If you're hiring a band that's more than 3 pieces, your band is going to need at least a 14 x 24 foot area (or thereabouts) to play, dance, and put on a good show. Cramming the band in a corner of your venue will substantially decrease their ability to move around / execute choreography, and lessen their general energy level displayed to your guests.
  • Band Meals: Most likely, your band is going to be there for at least 6 hours. Some of the band members and setup crew will be there from 8 to 10 hours. It's customary to feed them. This should be factored in to your overall budget. Most bands aren't picky and don't necessarily need to have the same meal your guests are having. But a warm meal is customary and appreciated.
  • Power requirements: Bands of any size with lighting, etc., will need three or more, 20 amp power outlets. You'll want to speak with your venue to make sure this is possible and about getting a consolidated power supply ran to the stage. This will make sure that the band doesn't have to run extension cables across the room and tape them down to venue's floor. This is unsightly and you certainly don't want taped down cables showing up in your wedding photos.

InVersion Band at Perot Museum

 

Private Parties Are What We Do Best!

  96 Who Will You Have On Stage? &nb

2018 is Here!

Do you know who's going to be on stage at your big event in 2018? 
Don't wait and perhaps miss the chance to have one of the top party bands help make your party a hit! Call 214-995-6175 or email us today and get your stress free quote.

There's nothing like a live band to take your party to a level of fun that people will talk about for years to come! - from birthday parties and weddings to bat/bar mitzvahs or corporate functions, InVersion Band has your party covered!

  • InVersion was named 'Best of Best' by Modern Luxury Magazine 2015-2017!
  • InVersion was named 'Best Wedding Music' by Dallas CityVoter for the last three years in a row!
  • InVersion Band was named most memorable band by Significant Events of Texas!

"Inversion Band This is one of the most sought-after live bands in the city. With a broad playlist that includes everything from Top 40 to old-school Motown, this 11-piece band can please any crowd, big or small." - Modern Luxury Bride - Dallas


Photo credit: http://www.meggietaylor.com/

   
   

 

A Park City Club Beautiful Wedding

Last weekend, InVersion Band had the honor and privilege to entertain Meredith Shipp and Alex Carpen

Last weekend, InVersion Band had the honor and privilege to entertain Meredith Shipp and Alex Carpenter on their most special day. Meredith looked breathtaking and dashing Alex was the envy of the room. We wish Alex and Meredith all the best wishes and love in their lives together. We thank them for selecting us. Their beautiful families and friends danced all night and warmly made us feel welcome.

Their reception was held at Park City Club located in the heart of the University Park & Highland Park communities. Their staff, from the head of security (our new friend Scott), whom we worked with all afternoon to get our extensive lighting and sound up to the 17th floor, to the director of catering Hala Askar, were all a joy to work with. Park City Club has a full panoramic view spectacular view of the Dallas skyline. Their ballroom offers a sense of old world luxury and classic design. InVersion Band highly recommends that you consider them for your upcoming wedding or corporate event. 

As always, our friends a Chic Fleur Wedding and Events did an amazing job planning the wedding. We highly recommend them. They offer several different levels of service for their clients. We have worked with Whitney Bailey on many events and she is one of the best planners around.

Here a few pictures of the band tuning up before the party started! More pictures of the party in full swing, on the way!

Park City Club

5956 Sherry Lane
Suite 1700
Dallas, TX 75225

Phone Numbers

Main: 214.373.0756 
Member Line: 214.373.0630
Fax: 214.373.8305