About this pro
24 years in business
TheTimebandits are the best band around!! We have hired them for our crab feed for 13 years and plan on continuing to hire them. They have a following of their own so that helps your event to be successful too.Mar 12, 2017
This is the best band in Solano County. They can play any style of music and really get the crowd involved in their performance. You cannot go wrong with this band!Mar 3, 2017
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?My name is Rick Lowe. I am the founder and band contact. I am classically trained on piano, joined/switched to rock bands as a teenager, and have been a full time musician for my whole life. I toured with a recording band "Steel Breeze' before retiring 20 some years ago to start The Timebandits. The members in the band are all accomplished musicians with credits of their own.
- What types of customers have you worked with?The Timebandits have been entertaining for 20 years. Sample of our client list: Alza/Janssen (Johnson and Johnson) Pharmaceuticals; State Senator Bill Dodd; SF 49ers; Sacramento Kings; Dixon Rotary; Knights of Columbus; City of Lincoln Ca; City of Vacaville CA; City of Yountville CA; School of Madeline, Berkeley; Okizu-Children with Cancer; Northbay Hospital; John Muir Hospital-Contra Costa County; Silverado Country Club; Queen of the Valley Hospital Napa; Travis AFB; The Doctors; Solano County Fair; City of Brentwood; Vallero Oil; Dixon May Fair. Earthquake Festival, Winters CA. Various wineries, many weddings and private parties. These are just a few of our many clients. We have just recently joined the Thumbtack community and so do not have many reference letters on our site as yet We can, however, provide you with references directly.
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?When hiring a live band, it is important to ask what the price includes. A FULL Service Band should come with its own sound, lightening, sound/lightening technicians. These services do not always come with bands and If the band being considered does not come with these services, then expect extra cost to hire outside outfits to provide them. Be aware that when hiring outside vendors to complete a band for your event that they may not have ever worked together and the outcome may not be as smooth as hiring an all inclusive full-service band. The Timebandits is a FULL service band and comes with its own sound, lighting, sound/lightening technicians and a 2-man set-up crew all-inclusive in the quoted price for the band. A signed contract outlining your event and its needs is very important. You, the client, and the band contact should have a conversation which in depth should spell out all your event needs and expectations of the band. This can include your need for a microphone for announcements (Ie such as an auction/wedding/ retirement speeches); music during band breaks including type of music (i.e. soft dinner music before the band actually starts;) ; 2-3 piece ensemble pre-band--cocktail hour etc. Whatever you need for musical entertainment should be discussed and written into the contract with a timeline. This is very important. The band then can do its job on your event day and in doing so, help you to have your event run smoothly.