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Top Pro
  • 20 years in business
  • 776 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Neil B.
Verified review

I hired Albert to do my sound for my band. He was awesome. Great communication, and attentive to our needs at the show. He takes pride in his work, and wants to provide the best experience possible! Hire him! You won't be disappointed!!

Clifford Lamb Music
4.7
from 90 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 173 hires on Thumbtack
Steven C.
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Clifford's band was professional and wicked good. Hire them, they will not let you down.

Guitar Tutor
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
Annabelle A.
Verified review

Garrick is a great guitar instructor. He is very patient, and really focuses on the basic techniques at the start. Moving forward he works on challenging you to get you out of your comfort zone. Most importantly, for me, due to a rigorous work and travel schedule, he is very flexible with dates and times on a week to week basis, and comes to my house, which just makes it work. Garrick "Rocks"! Rock on!

Citizens Jazz
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Naomi S.
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I had the opportunity to have this awesome band play at my house party! They were really talented and played a really good mix of jazz and latin which was perfect for our guests. You won't be sorry if you hire this band:)

Top Pro
Azure Entertainment
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Wendy R.
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Jessica did a great job with my stepdaughter’s wedding. She was competent and professional with the ceremony, toasts, and announcements. She has clearly been a DJ at many weddings. Her mix of music really got the party started at the reception with country, rock and pop. It was great fun!! I would highly recommend her for your next event.

Groovy Judy
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Marie H.
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We hired Groovy Judy and her band to perform at a biker event. She was extremely professional and the band was great! They played well and their song selection was perfect. I highly recommend her.

  • 15 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Irene J.
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My son and his classmate took saxophone lessons with Andrew to be ready for Fall Band in 5th grade. He is straight forward and they learned fast from him. I highly recommend him.

YouROK! Music Lessons
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Michael M.
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Seth is a terrific teacher for both adults and children. Both of my children learn from Seth, one in a personal setting and the other in a band setting and both are thriving and loving playing their instruments. I am taking an adult rock band workshop under Seth's tutelage, and I've never had more fun playing music in my entire life. I look forward to each week's jam session.

Tropical Hideout
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Sam F.
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I'm a beginner to guitar, having played a little piano and drums before. Been working with Chris for a few weeks now and it has been a blast. He's a talented musician who is connected to the music scene. I wanted a guitar teacher who was connected to the local music scene, and so I've really enjoyed working with Chris and even going to see his band perform. I also love how Chris walks through songs and is able to write out the tabs and chords on the fly, and then on top of that show me multiple ways of playing the same song. Highly recommend.

Music Teacher
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Storm S.
Verified review

Noah is a great teacher! He is very skilled at breaking down music and making it easy to understand.

Michael Wynar/ Groove Lab
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Amy K.
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My daughter took guitar lessons from Michael for years. He was great and she learned a lot. She played jazz guitar in Albany middle and highschool jazz bands and continues to play in college.

DLX ENT.
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
GEO P.
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THE experience was unbelievable. I like how he pumped up the crowd. It was almost like his music was talking to them. I would recommend this to anyone looking into having a great time. Book DJ SWELLS at your next event!

Paula Harris Music
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 24 years in business
Shanna L.
Verified review

We were very fortunate to have Paula Harris and her band perform for our wedding. Most of the time she’s very responsive for all the emails. The band had a good mix of blues and soul music, mostly 60s and 70s. Our guests enjoyed their performance as well.

Amaya Voice Studio
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Bong W.
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Natalie has been fantastic to work with! Her instruction through exercises, general tips/suggestions, and specific ideas when working on a particular song has all been stellar and on point throughout my work with her. I feel like I have improved dramatically over the course of our lessons, and my band members have made several comments about my improvement as well. She has an uncanny knack for knowing what I am doing with my breath, diaphragm, throat, mouth, etc., and being able to suggest just the right adjustments to make things sound better and more comfortable to sing. Natalie is a wonderful person, too, very encouraging, supportive, and respectful. I highly, highly recommend her!!

  • 16 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Pauli G.
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Ralph is a remarkably intuitive and efficient one man studio to record with. Being a world class guitarist and teacher doesn't hurt. Also having played in excellent bands for so long gives him range. I recently did a recording with him that was a rush job of sorts with lots of fixes and he was amazing. He can actually tailor whatever recording project to the wants and needs of the artist. In short: He gets it. He works really hard, puts the project first and is more than fair to say the least in what he charges. I give him the highest of recommendations. You won't regret working with him. Ps. He is calm and friendly as well. He puts the client at ease knowing we're in safe hands.

The Hitmen
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 23 years in business
Myra T.
Verified review

I had a HUGE 50th celebration just this past Saturday, 11/19/16, at The GlassHouse in downtown San Jose, CA, and I had hired The HitMen to perform live for my guests. First and foremost, they were a "hit" with my guests as everyone enjoyed all the songs they performed. They were so on-point! One of my guests has a performing band of his own, and he gave such glowing comments about the HitMen! The songs were so classic and so dance-able that some guests just would not sit down and take a break! ;-) But aside from their actual performance, it was great to work with Kelly Aronica who handles the scheduling for The HitMen. Kelly was extremely accommodating (i.e. I wanted to play my own playlist music on my iPod as the background music as people arrived) and worked well with my Event Planner and the folks at the venue. He was very professional; yet exuded a friendly warmth about him. It truly made the whole process of planning this huge event so much less stressful . . . and actually, quite enjoyable! :-) I wholeheartedly, and enthusiastically, will recommend The HitMen to my friends, and as the Head of HR for my company, I will keep them in mind for events for my corporate contacts and HR network. Thank you for being a part of my 50th celebration and for making it so memorable for my family and friends! Myra Tallerico mtallerico@gmail.com

The Timebandits
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Janice B.
Verified review

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.

All Star Jukebox
5.0
from 1 review
  • 16 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kris C.
Verified review

We asked a lot with a quick turn around; Brian and his band came through for us and over delivered. They were professional, courteous and played some great music for our engagement party/surprise wedding reception. I would highly recommend them.

  • 42 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Richard M.
Verified review

Great job. Everyone loved the band and the members were so polite. I will use them again.

Blues/ Soul Band

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    We are professional soul/blues band with a national and international appeal that electricfied audience everywhere we go.

    About

    Little Charlie's Organ Grinder Swing plays jazz, blues and Latin music for any occasion. Add a touch of class to your event with this world-renowned band. OGS has toured the world and performed thousands of gigs together as the Blues band Little Charlie and the Nightcats, one of the most respected Jump Blues bands in the business. OGS is the jazz offshoot of this very popular band, comprised of Little Charlie's phenomenal guitar, Lorenzo Farrell's greasy Hammond B-3 organ and J. Hansen's swinging drumming. You won't be disappointed by this professional band which music ranges from sophisticated quiet jazz to rocking, swinging dance tunes depending on the event's requirements.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    What is a mariachi band?

    Mariachi bands are rooted in Mexican culture. Traditional mariachi bands consisted of two or more members playing stringed instruments, wearing regional costumes adapted from the charro (Mexican horseman or cowboy). Modern mariachi bands, which are likely what you’re looking for when searching for a mariachi band for hire, feature at least four members who play stringed instruments (violin, vihuela, bass guitar called guitarron) and one or more trumpets. The costumes have remained the same, but now trumpets are synonymous with mariachi music. Mariachi bands for hire often play a wide range of music, including styles originating from Mexico and adopted from elsewhere. These include jarabes, waltzes, serenades, corridos (Mexican ballads), ranchera, cumbia, and more. Mariachi bands for hire bring a festive and soulful element to a party, birthday, wedding, corporate affair, fundraiser or community event. UNESCO has inscribed mariachi music on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

    How much does a mariachi band cost?

    A mariachi band will bring your party or event alive with their fabulous costumes, beautiful playing and strong vocals. The cost of a mariachi band for hire will depend on how many players are in the group. Each musician in a performance group needs to be paid, so pricing is usually based on the number of mariachis (musicians), the location of the event (and travel time required), and the length of the performance. Day of the week also affects cost, as does day — Christmas, New Year’s Eve and other major holidays will cost more than regular days. The national average cost for live bands of all types ranges between $740 and $1,200. Depending on where you live and regional rates for performers, you might expect to pay between $65 and $120 per hour, per player. Mariachi groups may have 12-15 players available for performance at one time, depending on your budget. Here are some examples of how the number of players affects average cost:

    • Four mariachis: $300 per hour for weeknights, $400 per hour for weekends.
    • Five mariachis: $350 per hour for weeknights, $400-$450 per hour for weekends. Weekends may have a minimum number of hours.
    • Six mariachis: $400 per hour for weeknights, $450-$500 per hour for weekends.

    How many mariachis can a band have?

    A mariachi band for hire can have as many players as you like. Modern mariachi bands typically have a minimum of four players with the trumpet playing a vital musical role along with stringed instruments such as the violin, guitarrón (a Mexican bass guitar with a deep body), vihuela (a Spanish stringed guitar) and guitar. Strong vocals are also an important component of mariachi bands for hire, since one or more of the players will be singing during the performance. For a truly spectacular show, you can hire a mariachi band with 15 or more players. The medley of stringed instruments, multiple trumpets, soaring vocals, and even an accordion or harp is powerful and beautiful. Mariachis typically wear the traditional costume of charros — Mexican horsemen. The look is a very regal, monotone suit, often in black or white, with silver adornments and embroidery. Mariachi bands often wear sombreros as well. Traditional mariachi bands were only made up of two or more players, according to a UNESCO report celebrating the cultural heritage of the musical style. The style of music originated in the state of Jalisco. Now the style of music is symbolic of Mexico but is celebrated all over the world, and adds a fabulous vibrancy to any group’s events, parties and weddings.

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