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Emo Alaeddin
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lisa S.
Verified review

Emo at Granted Records worked with our daughter to prepare her voice for theater auditions and an upcoming vocal performance. He's a wonderful, energetic and positive person and my daughter found him to be a pleasure to work with. She learned so much with Emo's direction and help. Great experience; would definitely hire him again.

Summer Swee-Singh
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Callum G.
Verified review

Summer performed for a small group of us and we were all very impressed and very happy with how it all went. I had asked her to blend in some 90's bands into her repertoire (my wife's favorite music!) and the choices were fantastic. She arrived early, played far longer than we had originally allowed time for (which was great) and was a very pleasant and easy person to get along with and communicate with. I'd hire her again in a heart beat.

Starliner Music
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Lars T.
Verified review

I have been taking guitar lessons from Kimberly via Skype for about six years. I really like her teaching style which is systematic and focused. She tailors her lessons to my goals and time. Her teaching method is to help you gain insight and skill through patient practice of gradually changing exercises. She doesn't snow you with theory, but presents it to you in digestible amounts just when it will make sense. She welcomes questions and I always learn from our discussions. She has led me to learn techniques on the guitar that I was absolutely sure I could never learn. For something to seem impossible at the start, to seem possible a week later and to be routine a month later is amazingly uplifting. Kimberly's background was first a life of teaching herself and playing gigs with all kinds of bands in all kinds of places. She has also deepened and strengthened her knowledge by gaining academic degrees in guitar and jazz and also by studying under masters. This gives her an incredibly deep understanding of learning and teaching music, an immense skill in playing guitar, and an appreciation for the challenges of playing with other people. I especially love her continued enthusiasm for guitar and that she really enjoys teaching. I have found in Kimberly the best of teachers and highly recommend her without reservation.

Eddie Montana
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Donna F.
Verified review

I hired Eddie to work with my High School Son to assist him with the Jazz Band. Eddie was extremely helpful, patient and adjusted his schedule for my busy teen. I would highly recommend Eddie to someone looking for an excellent tutor!

Top Pro
  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ted K.
Verified review

We hired Mr. Varnell for our wedding and could not have been happier with his performance! Not only a true musical talent, but an honest professional who can walk you through the "in's and out's" with ease on an already hectic day. I was so happy we did not hire a tacky DJ or the same old organ/piano player for our wedding...but instead brought the elegance and uniqueness of the saxophone. We received so many compliments from our guests. Would most definitely hire him again!

Taylor Carroll
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Linda K.
Verified review

Taylor created a very professional, radio ready song for me. He works extremely fast and knows how to construct modern music that sounds like he hired a full band. The mix was fantastic music and singer alike. I highly recommend Taylor for your project.

  • 32 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Susan H.
Verified review

It was my 60th Birthday and I wanted to go all out. I found several bands here on Thumbtack but either they were going to do a "show" for way too much money, or their demos sounded like a garage band...even though the price was reasonable. I wanted jazz and I also had a long list of my "own" requests. I met with Dave to discuss my event and he was very professional. His price was very fair. He even took some lyrics I had written and wrote music to them which the band played live at my event. The band members were awesome right from the start arriving on time and setting up efficiently. They introduced themselves to me personally and we had great communication all evening. Frankly....they were GREAT FUN! They played everything from the Bossa Nova to Frank Sinatra to the Beatles...and I requested a lot of Country and they even did that! Talented and tight. I even sang and played with them and it really made things even more memorable. I would recommend Dave and his musicians without any hesitation. Don't look any further for your next live band....contact Dave Hill and you will be thrilled!

Reckless
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Shelly O.
Verified review

We loved Reckless! I threw a surprise party for my husband and they played what I requested, very professional, on time and overall a great experience. Kim was great to work with and made the process very easy. I would definitely hire them again!

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Grant S.
Verified review

Michael is a very knowledgeable and skilled guitarist, as well as a great teacher. He's very patient, and can answer any questions I have about various techniques and theory. I feel like I've made a lot of progress while studying with him.

Music lessons with Steve
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Br J.
Verified review

My son started formal drum lessons with Steve two and a half years ago. Steve set the bar on professionalism, flexibility, communication, and has the patience to teach music to younger kids. My son went from a kid banging on a toy drum, to a musician that could play drum set rhythms in an elementary school jazz band. We've had other instructors since Steve left the Los Alamitos area but none of them compared to his high level of attributes listed earlier.

Boombox Heroes
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Mike M.
Verified review

WOW! What an amazing band! We were absolutely blown away by these amazing musicians it is clear that they are all at the top of the field. We chose to book the 6 Piece with both male and female singers and boy! can they really really SING. They sounded amazing, looked fresh and fun and had such energy every single person at our wedding was on there feet even my dad who is 83. We had an absolute blast and everyone could not stopped raving about the band they asked if we stole them from American Idol!!!! I can tell you from the moment we were in contact they were communicative professional and handled everything, even thinking of things we haven't even thought of yet like lighting and sound requirements. The MC was charismatic, funny and charming and was able to tell our story with such class that my wife and I were in tears. We looked around for 6 months before choosing a band most great wedding bands were way way out of the budget, they were reasonably priced and for what you get which is one of the best bands i've ever seen at a wedding I actually think we should have been paying double or more like some of the bands we first looked at that weren't even as good. So thats my rant. Amazing. Blown Away. Memories for a lifetime. They do book up early were lucky we had our wedding on a Sunday so it wasn't a problem. If it was on Saturday we may not have been as lucky!

Jean-Paul Monsché
5.0
from 6 reviews
    Tony M.
    Verified review

    Jean-Paul taught my son Joey for about two years. His lesson plan was always clear but he still made it fun for him. Joey went away to school and continued to play while away (even joining a band!) I highly recommend Jean-Paul

    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    Ellys D.
    Verified review

    Hugo is very responsive to all my questions and answer it very quickly. Initially I was looking for a band but Hugo sent me email and I liked his video so I decided to hire him. It's 1 of the best decision I've ever made.Everyone at the party is impressed with Hugo. He is really a good singer and I'm really satisfied with his performance which is way better than his video. I will definitely hire him for future events. You hit a jackpot when you hire him so stop looking and just hire him!

    Bell Music Services
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 18 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Katrina N.
    Verified review

    Ron and his musicians were outstanding!! I hired them for a '40s Big Band Pary for 2 hours and did the deliver! They were very much accommodating to our residents and the staff. Very upbeat group of men who sang and danced with our residents, which made all the ladies very happy!The music was spot on and made us all feel like we really were in the 1940s. Very happy with the performance and their attitudes, absolutely one of the best!

    HeroMusic Productions
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    • 8 hires on Thumbtack
    Amanda G.
    Verified review

    Worked with my son to improve for school band. Worked with him on his level. Was patient, reliable and my son loved him.

    Ken Weiner
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 27 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Lauren S.
    Verified review

    Ken and company showed up to my event on time and played the best jazz music I have ever heard! He is now the only jazz band I will hire for all my business & personal events.

    Kirk Margo's Guitar School
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 28 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Josh B.
    Verified review

    Outstanding guitar instructor. Experienced, kind and patient. Kirk was always on time and was able to cater our lessons to my strengths and weaknesses. He was also able to give me great and useful advice on music business related subjects.

    • 9 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    I-Fan G.
    Verified review

    Chase has taught my high school son electric guitar for 2 years. Apart from being extremely knowledgable about music, Chase is also an excellent educator -- something that I have found to be a rare quality in guitar teachers. On top of that, Chase really cares about his students -- both in terms of musical progress and general well-being. He is genuinely committed to his students. His broad smile when his students perform says it all!

    The Piamenta Band

    New To Thumbtack

    • 48 years in business
    About

    We specialize in Jewish Middle Eastern weddings. We play rock, blues, jazz, R&B, funk and more. We have a lot of experience.

    Rossi Music

    New To Thumbtack

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    As the only Southern California music agency created by a Grammy-winning artist, we are in a position to offer you a beautiful selection of world-class music uniquely tailored to your tastes. We are professional, dependable and can be trusted to provide you with excellent musical talent on your event. Visit our website for band videos and wedding packages to get you started creating your entertainment package.

    The Midnight Owls

    New To Thumbtack

      About

      We are a husband-and-wife cover band. We perform English and Spanish rock and roll songs from the 50s to the 90s. We also do Cumbias and ballads.

      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 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.

      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.
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