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TOP PRO
  • 33 years in business
  • 128 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Dominc B.

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He was very entertaining. He did a wonderful job entertaining children (ages 2-11) for my son's 7 year old birthday party as well as entertaining the adults at the party. He showed up early to the party and was very professional and reasonably priced. We are very satisfied and would recommend him to anyone needing quality entertainment!

Cristina D.

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Marshall Magoon Magic it was the best entertainment for the kids. He was able to get their full attention, and make them laugh the whole time. Happy kids....content parents...hi hi hi. Thank you for your hard work.

Pradeep V.

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Very nice, interactive and engaging show. Kids enjoyed a lot. Thanks for making our event successful.

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NoelTheDJ

4.7

(60)

  • 46 years in business
  • 196 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Ayla W.

Verified review

We had laid out a very specific plan. We were up in the mountains far from his area. We had a theme. We had a wedding app that sent requests from our guests to Noel. We needed wireless speakers to be used in the forest. We ended up not wanting to do certain dances and needing random announcements. We ended up having a guest take over the stage for a song to perform himself. Noel went above and beyond. He was professional, on target, rolled with the punches, and was all around AMAZING!!!!!! He was so easy to communicate with and really loves what he does. He is knowledgeable and easy going. He has the equipment and the knowhow. He is affordable and basically fantastic. If you are looking for a quality person, music man, DJ then you can't go wrong with him. Thank you so much Noel!!!! Sorry I didn't even get a chance to really speak to you. You rock.

Paul S.

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Noel is very good at what he does and I would highly recommend him to anybody for musical entertainment.

TOP PRO
  • 15 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 40 min

Che G.

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Agela was on time and very friendly & paitent with kids we are very happy with the service we got a big thumbs up and surely recommend angrla for your next face painting events

Alana H.

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Angela was very friendly and had a great personality. The kids really enjoyed their designs. We would request to work with her again for other company events.

La'Tanya C.

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She is wonderful. Very friendly. Patient. Kind. Will definitely use her services again!

  • 18 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 22 min

David A.

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Shannon is the quintessential professional. He provided outstanding service from planning to delivery of music, dancing, and karaoke entertainment for our daughter's wedding. He as a wealth of knowledge and experience that will put your mind at ease as soon as you start talking with him. He communicates in a clear and supportive fashion in a very timely manner. His equipment is state-of-the-art and would make any occasion a hit with family and friends.

Maria M.

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DJ Bob did an excellent job on my husband's birthday at Hotel Nikko in SF. He and his partner Lee provided excellent entertainment, karaoke and lots of great music suited for kids and adults.

Ryan T.

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He hosted a Halloween party for us. Great music and such awesome entertainment! It was a blast!!! Definitely recommend!!!!!

  • 30 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 hours

Lena M.

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Boswick the clown was amazing. We hired him for my three-year-old's birthday party we try make his birthday special every year we are adopting him and he has made such an amazing change in our lives so as you can understand every moment is precious with him his birthdays have to be amazing probably more for us. So when we started looking for entertainment I knew I wanted a clown when I spoke with David on the phone and he explained to me, because of their age he would not wear make up so not to scare them, that made no impact when he showed up he was every bit a clown and funny to the adults and the children, what went over the children's head the adults got it was interactive for everybody and always stayed in very good taste . There was no inappropriateness from him whatsoever even when joking with the adults. If I choose to hire a clown next year again it will be Boswick David hands-down I will not venture out to look for somebody else he clearly knows his craft he knows how to entertain with good taste he is prompt on time better than that he even stayed a little bit later for people that showed up late due to their own jobs but wanted to say hello to the birthday boy he made them balloons as well and did not leave until we all left the park. My interaction with him from the beginning was always professional he called me he said he would call me return calls his responses back to me were in a timely manner he was an awesome vendor to work with me I can't say enough about David. I had about 15 kids all under the age of 12 and all of them were memorized by him he kept their attention the entire time and he interacted with each child it seemed like. I'm available for a phone call reference just asked David for my phone number my name is Lena and I to use them tag for my own busine I am available for a phone call reference just asked David for my phone number my name is Lena. Thank you David for making my son's birthday so special and so memorable for all the guests but most importantly to us and our little boy you are truly a special person with special gifts.

Mark D.

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Boswick was awesome - just what our Bring Your Kids to Work corporate event needed! The kids of all ages loved him - even our older teenagers couldn't hold back their laughter. He was extremely easy and flexible to work with - and did an exceptional job. I would recommend him for corporate events without reservation.

Stephanie P.

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I have worked with David aka Boswick the Clown many times. We have him perform at our Momdays at Bay Meadows, the kids LOVE him! He is a wonderful performer! I personally think he is one of the best in bay and I work with a lot of children entertainers. Sincerely, Stephanie

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Kb Magic

4.9

(34)

  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours
  • Oakland, CA

Cassandra C.

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I am so happy that we chose Kb Magic for our baby girls 2nd birthday. She was SO amazing, the kids got to participate and even the adults enjoyed the show as well. She did a couple magic tricks for the kids and they were amazed and could not believe what they were seeing :D She also did some beautiful face paint which the kids loved so very much. They had many questions for her because of how exciting and interactive everything was. Thank you so much for making our day so memorable. I would definitely recommend Kb Magic to anyone.

Thumbtack Customer

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Kimby was incredibly professional and probably one of the best entertainers we've had at our children's birthday parties. She captivates her young audience and the kids are so into it. She's also a very talented face painter and just a wonderful down to earth person as well. We'd definitely recommend her to friends.

Mrinalini L.

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We hired kimby for our 3 year olds birthday party and she was fantastic!! The kids loved her! She did a short but very interactive puppet show to start, the twisted balloons for the kids and then did face painting. They all had such a ball, I highly r

TOP PRO
  • 12 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 19 min

Shobhana H.

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Shobi H November 27, 2016 Dublin, Ca It was our One year old & Five year old grand daughter's birthday celebration!! And we got everything we hoped for to make this event special! It couldn't have been more beautiful! You made all The Difference in our grand babies birthday celebration! Thank you! Both, children and adults enjoyed your one full hour's interactive magic show and we wished we could have more. My 5 year old grand baby hasn't stopped talking about you and how much fun she had!! She says it was the best birthday party ever!! Mark Kronar is very professional, timely and highly dependable. He is very friendly and has awesome tricks to deliver. Value for the money!!

Allan Y.

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Kraynork did an excellent job holding the attention of 15 kids. All 7 and under. I can tell both the kids and adults enjoyed his magic show. Best part is that he's interactive with the kids - asking for volunteers and making them a part of the show. He communicated with me before the party to see if I had any questions, he showed up early to prepare his act and was a true professional. I believe he was a teacher in a past life so he knows how to relate to children. I would have no hesitation recommending him to other parents.

Shankar S.

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Kraynork has a very friendly approach and made the birthday party of our 7 yr old a memorable experience. We were able to entertain about 15 kids and all of them were involved in the show by Kraynork. The kids enjoyed and so did we. Thank you Krayork for the wonderful, entertaining and engaging tricks that you performed.

TOP PRO
  • 26 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 9 min

Zach M.

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Andy came in, presented himself nicely and was easy to get to know. He quickly assessed his needs and where he would hold his show in our home. Within minutes he was loading in, shared his set list and how we would be entertained for our daughters birthday party with his magic and illusions. After prompt set up he was ready to go. Our age group was broad and Andy had no problem catching and keeping the crowd amused and amazed for the hour. I would definitely recommend Andy Amyx for any magic entertainment.

Marissa B.

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Andy put on a great show. He had many different sets that really involved the crowd. He got us interested with his music that he provided and his props that made the show exciting. He was very friendly, professional, accommodating, and funny. I didn't really know what to expect, but everyone thought he was very entertaining, and I'm happy I chose him.

Teresita P.

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Everything went well! Thanks for great entertainment, Andy!

  • 18 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 20 min

Leah W.

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DJ Moz and DJ Kunfuzion Dj'd my son's 18th Birthday party this past Saturday night and rocked it hard. They used top notch equipment with an awesome light show. There was superior sound and the service was 5+ Star quality. We really enjoyed having them entertain our party! Keep It Moving Entertainment will not disappoint. They were very personable and professional. I highly recommend them and will be definitely be using their services for future party's. We loved having them. Thank you for making my son's 18th Party one that him and his friends will never forget!!!

Carrie G.

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When Gino showed up on Sunday the 27th of August for my daughter's back to school party, he was ready to go. He was very professional, had a nice and very clean setup, played a great selection of music and kept the kids entertained. The kids love them and so did we. We will definitely use keep it moving entertainment for all of our party needs moving forward. This was a great experience and very affordable. Great job Gino!

Kevin C.

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I booked Dave for our high school dance two weeks ago, and he was amazing. All of my classmates loved him. Dave is really good at what he does and makes the process so easy and friendly. I am the class president at my school and we will continue to use Keep It Movin Entertainment for all our events moving foward. What a great all around experience and service!

TOP PRO
  • 28 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 16 min

Rahul C.

Verified review

Connecting with Alan for our kid's first birthday event turned out to be one of the best decision. He has lot of tricks up his sleeve and keeps the guest entertained non stop. He was very accommodative with some of the events running over time. He did a walk around magic tricks and center stage entertainment. Everyone totally loved him. He's also good hearted and a very nice person to interact with.

Shereen M.

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Alan is AMAZING! He had our employees in awe the entire time. Alan, takes the time to know and understand his customers, the type of business and culture of the crowd to better cater his entertainment presentation. BOOK HIM NOW! :) Thank you Alan for a magical experience!

Dr. Stewart K.

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Alan Leeds did a great job entertaining sophisticated business professionals with astonishing close up magic at a Cocktail Reception.Would invite him again in a heartbeat.

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Henna Pub

4.9

(27)

  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 55 min
  • Fremont, CA

Vasudha V.

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Recently hired Amulya and one of her associates to be henna artists at the Diwali event in my company. Amazed by the quality of service. Amulya is super fast with her work and everyone who got the henna done was really happy with the designs they got. She was punctual, started on time and did not take any break for over 2 hours.. which was helpful since the queue was too long :) Will definitely recommend for henna services.

Jane N.

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For my daughter’s 12th birthday, Amulya did henna tattoos for the kids and adult guests. Everyone was fascinated on how fast Amulya worked in creating different designs for everyone. Thanks for making our first henna tattoo experience a delightful one!

Ruchi K.

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We had them for a corporate event and people really liked the designs.

  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours
  • Oakland, CA

Dylan S.

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The sound! Oh man. Caroline, those youtubes you linked don't do you guys justice. Caroline/Citizen Jazz played my wedding this past weekend. This is a very professional, and highly skilled group of musicians. I'm pretty far from being a qualified music critic or whatever you call them, but I've played music and performed live enough in my lifetime to be somewhat qualified to judge here. These guys are definitely a big, big step above some of those random live ensembles you see at weddings. I got really lucky finding them on such short notice. My only disappointment is not getting to thank Caroline in person for the amazing job they did!

Julian A.

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We hired Citizens Jazz for my Wife's surprise Birthday party at our house in Sausalito CA. Caroline was very professional and easy to work with. The band played some great music, Jazz and also some danceable music. The band played Happy Birthday for my Wife and also took requests. It was an amazing experience to have great quality music in our home and they were perfect for our party. I highly recommend Citizens Jazz!

Thumbtack Customer

Verified review

Citizen's Jazz helped create a memorable event and everyone loved the extra touch of having a live duo play at my parent's 50th anniversary party. Now I have to seek them out to hear more at other public events!!

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Sharon Tang

4.9

(20)

  • 12 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 9 min

Chrislyn G.

Verified review

I had an absolute blast on my wedding. Everyone was gushing about how memorable it is because they saw a live caricaturist at work while she drew the guest in real time. Sharon is so amazing! I booked her a month before my wedding since I decided last minute to have a caricature artist. She told me that I would need to do/have so I had an easy time coordinating with the wedding planner/venue. Very easy to work with and was very clear in our communications so she was one of the vendors I didn't have to worry about. She was very popular and probably never had a break because everyone wanted to have their caricature drawn - she was that good! I originally had her for 2.5 hours and had to extend because she was so popular. She even accommodated my guests crazy requests and my not so prompt guests who sat in last minute. Seriously, I was watching her draw one of my guests and I was in such awe of what she was doing, my husband had to remind me to eat my salad because they were about to bring the main course! She chatted my guests up and made them feel comfortable while she drew them even though we were blasting music on the other side of the room! She drew everyone with a smile! Thank you Sharon for making our wedding day an absolute perfection! We are already thinking of our next big party and the one thing my husband and I decided was to have Sharon entertain our guests with her lively caricatures!!!

Thumbtack Customer

Verified review

The. Best. We hired Sharon for a corporate party with 300 people, and Sharon was the hit of the night. We had three (awesome) caricaturists and a ton of activities, and still guests would queue up in long lines to see Sharon and marvel at the accuracy of her caricatures! Sharon creates her caricaturists on a computer as you watch live, which results in an enticing spectacle and really beautiful sketches. Plus, they're all saved, which means you can access them later (and share them with your friends, and make them your profile photo, etc etc)! 10/10. I plan to hire her for every party from now on.

Carrie C.

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Sharon is a rockstar! She blew everyone away at our 10th anniversary party. Her caricatures were by far the most popular thing at the party. We were all mesmerized and impressed watching her create the digital drawings. We'd hire her back in a heartbeat.

TOP PRO
  • 8 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 10 min

Annie N.

Verified review

I highly recommend hiring The DJ Way for your next event. We hired Isaac for a work event. He was very easy to work with. He came early to set up and was dress appropriately. This was a big thing for my boss because it was a corporate event. Mind you this is a corporate party so therefore a lot of people were hesitant to be the first to jump out there and dance. He was able to loosen everyone up and get people moving. He was very accommodating to guest making special requests. The party ran a little later than expected since guest were having such a good time. Isaac did not rush to leave but played a few last song before we were able to rally everyone out the door. If you are looking for a DJ that understand music and pays attention to your needs, you won't go wrong with hiring The DJ Way.

Sonia W.

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I hired Isaac for my Ugly Christmas Sweater Party and he was amazing. He played our guests requests. Isaac also played top hits and jammed the night away with old school hip hop and dance music. Isaac is very professional, and personable. He did such a great job we hired him a few months later for a family party. I would highly recommend for any family, or adult only party.

Flor S.

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I hired Isaac to come play at my daughter's birthday party. He was amazing. Prior to the event, he had met with me to inquire about the type of music my daughter prefer that he played. He went out of his way to make sure my daughter was having a great time. He by coming over and checking in with her

  • 6 years in business
  • Response time: 7 min
  • Oakland, CA

Darrell P.

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Jules has been great with my son. He’s taken him from a beginner to a pretty accomplished guitar player. Jules has my son playing both acoustic and electric very comfortably. He’s very patient and also really encouraging. I highly recommend Jules for lessons as well as seeing him perform live. You won’t be disappointed.

Liv C.

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Lessons with Jules are really fun...he has a lot of experience working with all genres of music and a super creative teaching style. As a professional musician, he gives really good advice when it comes to writing songs/performing/navigating the field of music. Everything is really clear and he is super nice!

Jonathan N.

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We hired Jules for our company outing this past Summer and he really helped make the day special! He had the whole crowd going crazy and laughing. He was really professional and just a big hit at the company outing.

TOP PRO
  • 3 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 58 min

Heather P.

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I hired Kaella for my daughters 5 th birthday mermaid party. She came dressed as a beautiful blue mermaid and was so sweet and professional with everyone she encountered. I really appreciated that she utilized her time well and even blew bubbles and played games when there was time between face painting and balloon making. (Which are the only two things I was expecting/paying for) also she was VERY patient with the kids. There were several special needs children that needed extra attention and then of course the dozens of popped balloons by all the children, and still Kaella was sweet and accommodating. Even teaching the kids how to not pop the balloons by making up silly stories about cloud Ballon puppies. All the kids were happy and entertained. And for me I felt a lot of party entertainment needed relief. I was actually able to sit back and have some pizza and enjoy watching the happiness on my daughters face. Good job kaella. I would recommend for any kids party.

Sarah A.

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We hired Natasia for face painting this last weekend and she was a hit! The girls loved her designs and she even had matching stick on gems! She was able to move quickly through the line of girls and finished about 25+ in 2 hours. I am very happy with the Party Artists and would book them again!

Mildred B.

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Natasha did an excellent job face painting, balloon twisting and entertaining kids at my event! Everyone loves her work!

  • 19 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 16 min

Don L.

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I hired Alan Leeds to speak about how to improve our lives as the main event for my clients and friends. His topic was how to improve your luck in life. The information was right on the money, he uses good references, great examples, explains an easy path to expand our opportunities in our daily life, keeps the audience focused & entertained with participation, laughter, and even magic. Recommending Alan Leeds is an absolute YES and I will hire him again because my luck has greatly improved with his easy steps everyone can do. Don Lee ~ Avex Land Investments ~ Western United States Manager

Chelsea I.

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Alan's presentation was both valuable and entertaining. Our employees loved having him and he customized his message to match perfectly with the other speakers of the day. I really appreciate that he arrived early and got some one-on-one time with both our CEO and staff.

Cherice G.

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Thank you Alan, for the great workshop you presented at our Conference. You were fun, entertaining and creative!

  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 min

Lauren O.

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Laura has a beautiful, clear singing voice, wonderful musicianship, and all the professionalism I could possibly have asked for. Laura tapped a contra-dance-calling and fiddle-playing friend of hers named Erik, and together they played an upbeat bluegrass line-up for my daughter's farm-themed birthday party at a tractor museum. The best part was the contra dancing, which Erik taught the participants in an easy-to-follow and friendly manner. Everyone got the hang of it and had an absolutely splendid time. Thank you so much, Laura and Erik, for making this event exactly the kind of birthday I'd hoped for my daughter. I really appreciate it.

Sheri A.

Verified review

Laura was superior to work with from the beginning to the end. She always got back to me when I e-mailed her or called her, showed up at the event way before the start time, did a super job---she and all of her entertainers are terrific. Sheri Owner & Events Director A TOUCH OF CLASS ENTERTAINMENT tocceo@atouchofclass.tv

Peter D.

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Laura was great. She turned up promptly, was very professional and fun, an upbeat character. She played some great campfire songs for us. I would definitely recommend her and use her again.

  • 9 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Keri M.

Verified review

Jermaine was awesome through the whole planning process and the party! He was the ONLY dj that called me and answered all my question. I could tell he would be great to work with! Anytime I had a question, he was prompt at responding me. When it was party day he arrived early and was ready to go. He had the dance floor packed all night!! The kids absolutely loved him!!! I highly recommend having Jermaine with RDM Entertainment DJ any event!!!

Libby G.

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We had a relatively small wedding (50 people) in San Francisco a couple weeks ago and I was nervous about people not having fun/dancing but Jermaine was fantastic! He was able to read the crowd, gauge the type of music to get people on their feet and took requests. He really made it special!

Talei F.

Verified review

I will definitely recommend RDM Entertainment, DJ Jermaine did a great job, playing different types of music, and keeping everyone dancing he even took request. Great DJ for a great price.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 min
  • San Francisco, CA

Evan K.

Verified review

We had a big holiday shopping party with local DIY craft and card makers on-site, drink specials, and live music by the Sutro Strings Guitar Duo. The Duo elevated the mood and pleased everyone, whether staying specifically for the music or enjoying their time browsing and socializing. We heartily recommend Sutro Strings, and will certainly invite them to our next party!

Marc G.

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Great musicians, very professional, responsive, good selection of music played with joy, sensitivity, and genuine artistry. Their playing warms my heart! Highly recommended.

Rachel P.

Verified review

Great musicians! The band livened up our holiday party. Multiple guests asked me where I found the band. They perfectly matched the energy I had envisioned.

  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 min

Elaine S.

Verified review

I highly recommend this talented and gracious performer. I saw Peter perform at several SF venues and have enjoyed his music and his energetic performances. This guy is indeed a "rising star" in the Bay area! His voice is amazing. Recently, as a surprise for a special friend, I hired Peter to write a song using the words from a poem that my friend wrote... Pete skillfully crafted the melody to match the words of the song and he performed it with such musical skill - it brought tears to my friend's eyes! It was just the "perfect music". Peter was on time, professional, reasonably priced, and courteous! Keep following this talented performer. I ‘m sure his career will continue to flourish!

SK M.

Verified review

I've been relying on Peter for entertaining my guests and colleagues for close to 3 years. He is not only a devastatingly brilliant singer and musician but he also is incredibly funny and keeps the audience entertained throughout his entire performance. I can't recommend him enough. If you are considering him for an event, you should book him soon because it won't be long before he'll be out of the price range for most.

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