Why hire a live band for your wedding reception?

There are a lot of options out there for entertainment for wedding receptions. You may be asking you

There are a lot of options out there for entertainment for wedding receptions. You may be asking yourself, why should I go through the trouble of hiring a band instead of perhaps a DJ? Well, the answer is simple. The RIGHT live band will deliver the "live concert scenario" at your wedding. 

Live bands are extremely interactive. Most premium wedding bands these days are at least 8 piece bands and go all the way up to 14 piece bands. That gives you a lot of people on stage that are walking, talking, musical instrument playing, fun machines.  Aside from the improvisation, ad-libs with crowd, etc., live bands deliver multiple professional performers that understand how to read a room and how to get the crowd engaged in the show, activities, and quite simply, get the guests out of their seats and involved. Most live band performers have hundreds, if not thousands of events and know exactly what to do and when to do it.

Live music cannot be topped by recordings. When hiring the right band, they're going to bring a pretty sophisticated sound system to your reception that is capable of handing an 8+ piece band. This, in combination with the live instrument's unamplified sounds, cannot be compared to a recording.

Most live bands will also have some sort of DJ going on during the set breaks and activities. While they may not be as sophisticated as a pro DJ, having a live band at your wedding is certainly a two-fer in that department. Most bands will carry a laptop or mp3 player for this purpose. You or your bridal planner can always coordinate a simple playlist with them to play during your garter and bouquet toss, cake cutting, etc.

Lighting. As opposed to other types of entertainment, having a live band, on a stage is literally the centerpiece of setting the mood and ambiance at your reception. Most live bands carry a LARGE array of lighting that will dazzle your guests. Make sure to ask your band leader about their lighting. Premium acts have multiple trusses setup with lots of different scenes and effects that will dazzle your reception's guests and simply make sure that your band isn't playing 'in the dark'. 

To book your dream wedding band today, simply reach out to us at 214-995-6175. You can also check us out here on our blog or on our main website: https://www.inversionband.com



Emmitt Smith at the Glass Cactus with IVB

Certainly the highlight of our year, Emmitt Smith very graciously posed for photos with the band and

Certainly the highlight of our year, Emmitt Smith very graciously posed for photos with the band and even signed a ball for our bass player, Rick Brown. It's not every day you get to share the stage with the #1 running back in NFL history. Definitely one of our proudest moments! Hanging out with 'the warrior' Emmitt Smith, at the Glass Cactus, during a corporate private event for one of our favorite clients! It just doesn't get any better than this!! Emmitt gave a great speech and then took Q&A with the audience. Super charming guy with a great sense of humor.

 

Looking for the Perfect Event Band?

Look no further! InVersion Band specializes in  weddings, corporate events, gala dinners, fundr

Look no further!
InVersion Band specializes in weddings, corporate events, gala dinners, fundraisers, graduations and more.

Hiring just the right band can be one of the most important decisions you make when planning your event. Having your own personalized performance, adapted live for your event, makes all the difference. 

Give your wedding reception the crowning touch of having only the best choice in bands. As a leader in the Texas wedding band market, our priority is providing a memorable and quality musical experience at your wedding reception. 

Booking a top quality band for your fundraiser or gala can be the final touch that takes your event to a whole new level. Keeping the participants interested, happy and dancing can be the secret that helps to bring in more money for your cause. InVersion Band creates a personalized experience at each and every show. InVersion Band has a proven history of over 7 years of successful fundraiser and gala event performances and are very familiar with working with speakers, auctioneers, and M.C.s to provide a seamless, enjoyable experience for your fundraising event. The memories created at your fundraiser or gala by a quality band will live on far into the future.

Don't take a chance on anything but the best when booking a band for your once-in-a-lifetime event.
InVersion Band has availability in fall / winter and is happy to work with specific budgets. Reach out today for a no pressure quote by clicking on the image below or call 214-995-6175

 

 

Best Party Band Swag from InVersion Band!!!

The one thing you won't want to miss when you go see InVersion Band or have had us play your private

The one thing you won't want to miss when you go see InVersion Band or have had us play your private event, is your InVersion Band swag. From t-shirts to coffee mugs to phone cases, InVersion Band has your swag covered! Click on over to our brand spanking new store and check out our designs. Right now you'll get 15% off your first order! So don't wait! Book InVersion Band for your next private party, wedding, or corporate event and come to the show wearing your IVB swag! Just click on the picture below to go to our swag cart!

 

9 Things Brides Worry About When Planning Their Wedding

Things Brides Worry About When Planning Their Wedding The Venue The Dress The Budget Who To Invite?



Planning your own wedding can turn even the most level headed bride, into a basket case. Coordinating dozens of vendors, the wedding party, while staying within your budget, can be a tall task. Here is a list of things that we've seen brides struggle with over the years. We hope that it helps you get ahead of all this. Please don't be shy to call or email us for a referral.

  1. The Wedding Planner 
    We highly recommend that you get one. Over the years, we've worked with some amazing planners that will think of things and take care of details that you won't believe were possible or even a thing. Let someone else do this for you. This will allow you to not be stressed out, make sure everything and everyone is taken care of, and keep your wedding on track on your big day. Nothing is more frustrating than paying a lot of money for your big day and then losing an hour of more of your reception time to delays. Even though most planners offer 'day of' services, we recommend that you get them involved as soon as possible. 'Day of' situations leave your planner little time to get ahead of a potential snag in your itinerary.
  2. The Venue
    The venue is a pretty important factor. Some venues lock you into catering companies that are exclusive to them and some don't. Of course, the size of your room will need to scale to your guest list. We highly recommend to start shopping venues at least a year ahead of your big day (they book at least that far in advance). If you're planning on having a DJ or band, the venue's acoustics will have a big impact on how good they sound. 
  3. The Dress
  4. The Budget
    Don't be afraid to go second hand. There are a TON of groups on Facebook that specialize in gently used wedding stuff. Take advantage of them. If your planner is doing this, this is an area that you can gently help her out and save yourself a ton of money in the process.
  5. Who To Invite?
    Make a list with your partner and stick to it. Don't be afraid to not invite people that you think may be a distraction for your big day.
  6. The Music 
    If you're looking for a band InVersion Band has your wedding reception covered! We do have a lot of contacts in the DJ world too. Please don't be shy about reaching out for a referral!
  7. The Catering & Alcohol
    As stated before under #2, this can sometimes be locked in by your venue. If not, your planner and other vendors may be able to give you recommendations. We certainly can give you multiple recommendations. If the catering is stretching your budget, consider going with a cash bar instead of an open bar. It's been my experience that guests won't mind at all.
  8. The Flowers
  9. The Photographer

    InVersion provides at GREAT preferred vendor list for all these things. Over the years, we've developed relationships with wedding vendors that are not only easy to work with, but also just incredibly nice people that go above and beyond to make you happy. You can see that vendor list here.

Let us take one thing off your list!

InVersion Band is Modern Luxury Band's Best of Best for the last two years. If you're looking for a great band at a fantastic price, reach out to us today! Just click here. Remember, they may not remember the place settings, flowers, or what they ate, but if your band is a hit, they'll talk about your special day for years to come!

 

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/

 

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:

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/

   
   

 

How Did We Miss This Awesomeness?

While trolling through our web statistics on a slow Sunday night, I realized that we were getting tr

While trolling through our web statistics on a slow Sunday night, I realized that we were getting traffic again from the Modern Luxury Dallas website. I was really curious about what was going on with this and ran a cursory Google search and found that indeed, the band had won 'Best of' back in December of 2016!.  Pretty AWESOME!

We surely don't know who nominated us or how this happened again (this is the 2nd time we have won "Best of Best" from Modern Luxury Magazine)! If someone from Modern Luxury Magazine is reading this, please let us know who we need to send cookies to! We're certainly grateful for this and we wish to thank you Modern Luxury for being so kind to us.

Without further adieu, here is the article we stumbled upon last night:
IVB - Modern Luxury's 'Best of Best'

We LOVE the blurb they wrote about us. We couldn't be more proud:

"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."

Thank you Modern Luxury Dallas!