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Backthird Entertainment

Geneva , IL
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LOCATION

127 S. First St., Suite 102
Geneva, IL 60134 US (map)

PHONE

630-264-2366

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ABOUT US

Yep, it's going to be okay.

Whoever told you wedding planning should be hard was lying. Meet your DJ now, before you book. Bring your ideas and concerns; we'll sort through... Read more
Yep, it's going to be okay.

Whoever told you wedding planning should be hard was lying. Meet your DJ now, before you book. Bring your ideas and concerns; we'll sort through them with you and then build a plan to match.

Your plan could include live jazz or a pop strings group. Or you can have your DJ run the whole day.

Customize completely. Leave the unknowns to us. And know the people who'll direct the flow of your wedding day - before your wedding day.

Visit backthird.com now for a table of possible wedding approaches... or watch the 90-second video on this page to see how we make it all okay.



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• DJ, jazz and pop strings. In whatever combination is right for your event. Your style at your budget.

• Complete solutions. Music, sound, MC and event coordination for the entire wedding

• Relational service. Meet your DJ before you book. Work personally with the people who will actually be at your wedding.

• Customize everything. When we meet, focus on the stuff that matters to you. Then relax about the unknowns - we've got those details covered, too.

To view artist video, visit www.backthird.com. To set up a no-obligation meeting with the actual DJ for your event, call us at 630-264-2366. Read less
DJ , Band , Ceremony Music

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INFO FOR BAND

Are you an agency or a band?
Band
How many musicians are in your band(s)?
1-3, 4-6
What genres of music does (do) your band(s) play?
Acoustic, Big Band, Blues, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, R&B/Soul, Rock, Strings, Swing, Top 40
What music services do you provide?
Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Instrumentals, Learning New Songs, MC, Reception Music
What items are available?
Lighting, Microphones, Sound/PA System

INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Solo, Instrumental - Trio, Soloist / Vocalist, String - Quartet, String - Quintet, String - Trio
How many musicians are in your band(s)?
1-3, 4-6
What instruments does your group play?
Cello, Drums, Flute, Guitar, Harp, Piano, Saxophone, Trumpet, Viola, Violin
What services do you provide?
Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Learn New Songs, Microphones, Reception Music, Sound/PA System

INFO FOR DJ

What music genres do you specialize in?
Country, Electronic, Hip Hop, Jazz, Oldies, Pop, R&B/Soul, Rock, Top 40
What services do you offer?
Consultation, Do-Not-Play List, MC
What additional equipment do you offer?
Microphones, Sound/PA System, Uplighting

REVIEWS

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Amanda
Wedding:
6/11/2016
5.0/5.0
Backthird entertainment was extremely easy to work with. Anna responded very quickly to any questions we had throughout the planning process. Our DJ, Andrew McGarvey, was very personable and professional. We gave him a special bridal party introduction script and he announced it perfectly. The timing of the music was spot-on throughout the day. Andrew did an excellent job of reading the dance floor and playing the music genres that kept the party going all night. We would highly recommend Backthird Entertainment for anyone planning a wedding in the Chicagoland area.
Backthird entertainment was extremely easy to work with. Anna responded very quickly to any questions we had throughout Read more...
Backthird entertainment was extremely easy to work with. Anna responded very quickly to any questions we had throughout the planning process. Our DJ, Andrew McGarvey, was very personable and professional. We gave him a special bridal party introduction script and he announced it perfectly. The timing of the music was spot-on throughout the day. Andrew did an excellent job of reading the dance floor and playing the music genres that kept the party going all night. We would highly recommend Backthird Entertainment for anyone planning a wedding in the Chicagoland area. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Kristy
Wedding:
5/6/2016
5.0/5.0
I came across Backthird Entertainment as they were listed as a preferred vendor at our rustic farm reception venue. We weren't looking to have the traditional dancing after dinner for our wedding entertainment. Since our reception was part on a lawn/part in a tent/part in a barn, we had some unique requests. We first really wanted live music. What got me interested in them was they offered live music in their packages. When I saw a video online of Twin Strings playing an instrumental version of Taylor Swift's "Shake it off," I was sold. Other requests we wanted were to have speakers outside on the lawn so we could play music during our wish lantern release. We also wanted a karaoke set up in the barn so guests could go to a karaoke barn. From my first conversation with Backthird, I could already tell that this company would be able to make our vision a reality. They paid close attention to detail during the planning process to make sure we get what we wanted. The online planner they use is very thorough. We were able to meet with DJ Stephanie to go over the timeline and pronunciations. The service we received from Backthird on our wedding day (05/06/16) was phenomenal. DJ Stephanie was great. The guests loved the music selection during cocktail hour and the overall flow of the evening. The quartet, Twin Strings, was amazing. I still have people telling me how awesome they were. The karaoke barn was fun. And most of all, the guests were able to hear the theme song from the movie Tangled during our wish lantern release. Backthird Entertainment played a huge part in making our wedding a success! 
I came across Backthird Entertainment as they were listed as a preferred vendor at our rustic farm reception venue. We Read more...
I came across Backthird Entertainment as they were listed as a preferred vendor at our rustic farm reception venue. We weren't looking to have the traditional dancing after dinner for our wedding entertainment. Since our reception was part on a lawn/part in a tent/part in a barn, we had some unique requests. We first really wanted live music. What got me interested in them was they offered live music in their packages. When I saw a video online of Twin Strings playing an instrumental version of Taylor Swift's "Shake it off," I was sold. Other requests we wanted were to have speakers outside on the lawn so we could play music during our wish lantern release. We also wanted a karaoke set up in the barn so guests could go to a karaoke barn. From my first conversation with Backthird, I could already tell that this company would be able to make our vision a reality. They paid close attention to detail during the planning process to make sure we get what we wanted. The online planner they use is very thorough. We were able to meet with DJ Stephanie to go over the timeline and pronunciations. The service we received from Backthird on our wedding day (05/06/16) was phenomenal. DJ Stephanie was great. The guests loved the music selection during cocktail hour and the overall flow of the evening. The quartet, Twin Strings, was amazing. I still have people telling me how awesome they were. The karaoke barn was fun. And most of all, the guests were able to hear the theme song from the movie Tangled during our wish lantern release. Backthird Entertainment played a huge part in making our wedding a success!  Read less
Services Used: Band, DJ
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Libby
Wedding:
3/5/2016
5.0/5.0
DJ Ethan was DA BOMB! Every single person young and old commented on how perfect the music was - dinner and dancing! I don't think I've ever seen a dance floor that packed and I'm not saying that just because it was our wedding! I was actually dancing on the carpet next tothe dance floor at points. Amanda was our coordinator and truly the easiest person to work with during the planning phase. Thank you Amanda, Ethan and Backthird for making our day so special!!!
DJ Ethan was DA BOMB! Every single person young and old commented on how perfect the music was - dinner and dancing! I Read more...
DJ Ethan was DA BOMB! Every single person young and old commented on how perfect the music was - dinner and dancing! I don't think I've ever seen a dance floor that packed and I'm not saying that just because it was our wedding! I was actually dancing on the carpet next tothe dance floor at points. Amanda was our coordinator and truly the easiest person to work with during the planning phase. Thank you Amanda, Ethan and Backthird for making our day so special!!! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Tricia
Wedding:
2/20/2016
5.0/5.0
Everyone at Backthird Entertainment was great to work with. They were quick to respond to any questions that I had. Their online planning website was easy to use. DJ Keaton did a fabulous job at the reception. Everyone was dancing and had a blast. We had a ton of compliments on our DJ. I would highly recommend using Backthird Entertainment for your event.
Everyone at Backthird Entertainment was great to work with. They were quick to respond to any questions that I had. Their Read more...
Everyone at Backthird Entertainment was great to work with. They were quick to respond to any questions that I had. Their online planning website was easy to use. DJ Keaton did a fabulous job at the reception. Everyone was dancing and had a blast. We had a ton of compliments on our DJ. I would highly recommend using Backthird Entertainment for your event. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Kasie
Wedding:
1/9/2016
5.0/5.0
Backthird Entertainment is absolutely fantastic! Keaton was amazing and kept everyone dancing all night. He rolled with some last minute changes we had to throw his way and went above and beyond to make sure our night was perfect. He genuinely seemed excited about a lot of our music choices and was totally on board with even our weirdest requests. I highly recommend Backthird Entertainment and Keaton to anyone looking for a DJ for their wedding. All of our guests are still talking about how great our wedding was!
Backthird Entertainment is absolutely fantastic! Keaton was amazing and kept everyone dancing all night. He rolled with Read more...
Backthird Entertainment is absolutely fantastic! Keaton was amazing and kept everyone dancing all night. He rolled with some last minute changes we had to throw his way and went above and beyond to make sure our night was perfect. He genuinely seemed excited about a lot of our music choices and was totally on board with even our weirdest requests. I highly recommend Backthird Entertainment and Keaton to anyone looking for a DJ for their wedding. All of our guests are still talking about how great our wedding was! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Todd
Wedding:
11/14/2015
5.0/5.0
(DJ & Lighting) Backthird was amazing from the initial meeting through the reception ... Great communication and even better final product ... Not only was the music spot on but the entire series of events went smoothly ... My bride and I were free to work the room because we were in great hands with Kelvon ... Go with Kelvon but if he's booked I'm sure you will be in good hands with any of their DJs!
(DJ & Lighting) Backthird was amazing from the initial meeting through the reception ... Great communication and even Read more...
(DJ & Lighting) Backthird was amazing from the initial meeting through the reception ... Great communication and even better final product ... Not only was the music spot on but the entire series of events went smoothly ... My bride and I were free to work the room because we were in great hands with Kelvon ... Go with Kelvon but if he's booked I'm sure you will be in good hands with any of their DJs! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Amanda
Wedding:
10/24/2015
5.0/5.0
We had the honor of having the Strings Trio perform at our wedding ceremony this past October. It truly made our wedding magical. The feather theme from Forrest Gump was played beautifully as my family and wedding party walked down the isle, while Cannon in D brought tears to the audience's eyes as I walked down. I would highly recommend this addition to any bride or groom searching for live music at their wedding. I will remember it forever....
We had the honor of having the Strings Trio perform at our wedding ceremony this past October. It truly made our wedding Read more...
We had the honor of having the Strings Trio perform at our wedding ceremony this past October. It truly made our wedding magical. The feather theme from Forrest Gump was played beautifully as my family and wedding party walked down the isle, while Cannon in D brought tears to the audience's eyes as I walked down. I would highly recommend this addition to any bride or groom searching for live music at their wedding. I will remember it forever.... Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Nicci
Wedding:
10/16/2015
5.0/5.0
Back third played for my ceremony and cocktail hour and I cannot say enough good things about them! First off, our guests raved about the music selection and how they could do current songs. From the beginning of hiring them to the day of they made everything so easy and convenient. Throughout the planning process, it was one less thing for me to worry about because Backthird team was so professional and reliable.
Back third played for my ceremony and cocktail hour and I cannot say enough good things about them! First off, our guests Read more...
Back third played for my ceremony and cocktail hour and I cannot say enough good things about them! First off, our guests raved about the music selection and how they could do current songs. From the beginning of hiring them to the day of they made everything so easy and convenient. Throughout the planning process, it was one less thing for me to worry about because Backthird team was so professional and reliable. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Megan
Wedding:
10/10/2015
5.0/5.0
We chose Backthird Entertainment based on reviews online and wow, we could not be happier! Backthird was the best vendor that we worked with, always checking in with us, providing great tools, and contacting other vendors and family members to make sure that the wedding reception ran smoothly.

Anna Hammond -- our account manager -- did an amazing job of keeping in touch with us and making sure she was available for anything we needed. Our DJ -- TJ Medel -- also did an amazing job. He was very professional, but also tons of fun. They both went above and beyond what we were expecting from a wedding entertainment vendor. We have only the best to say about Backthird, and wanted to let you know what a great job TJ and Anna both did in making our day, and all the planning leading up to it, amazing and stress-free.
We chose Backthird Entertainment based on reviews online and wow, we could not be happier! Backthird was the best vendor Read more...
We chose Backthird Entertainment based on reviews online and wow, we could not be happier! Backthird was the best vendor that we worked with, always checking in with us, providing great tools, and contacting other vendors and family members to make sure that the wedding reception ran smoothly.

Anna Hammond -- our account manager -- did an amazing job of keeping in touch with us and making sure she was available for anything we needed. Our DJ -- TJ Medel -- also did an amazing job. He was very professional, but also tons of fun. They both went above and beyond what we were expecting from a wedding entertainment vendor. We have only the best to say about Backthird, and wanted to let you know what a great job TJ and Anna both did in making our day, and all the planning leading up to it, amazing and stress-free. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Melisa
Wedding:
10/10/2015
5.0/5.0
My husband and I could not have been happier with how the music went or how great DJ Kelvon was! He really did a fantastic job not only with the music and playing songs we had requested, but also with his introduction of the speeches and the interaction with all of our guests. He really took our wants into account, but we also wanted him to be able to decide throughout the night what songs might work and when, which he did. Again, I cannot say enough about how fantastic our entire experience was. The entire Backthird group was great.
My husband and I could not have been happier with how the music went or how great DJ Kelvon was! He really did a fantastic Read more...
My husband and I could not have been happier with how the music went or how great DJ Kelvon was! He really did a fantastic job not only with the music and playing songs we had requested, but also with his introduction of the speeches and the interaction with all of our guests. He really took our wants into account, but we also wanted him to be able to decide throughout the night what songs might work and when, which he did. Again, I cannot say enough about how fantastic our entire experience was. The entire Backthird group was great. Read less
Services Used: DJ

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