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Best of 2016

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  1. #1 Dinorah's Entertainment

    (11 reviews)

    Ernie S.

    This is a kick ass band and the lead singer, Dinorah, is simply fantastic. Book this band for any party and your guests will go wild. FIVE STAR!!!!!!

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  2. #2 Phat Chants

    (1 reviews)

    Kelly C.

    My teenager and his friends had a great time dancing and rockin' out. Thanks to all the band members for letting our Birthday Boy "rock-band guitar" with you. The teens are all still buzzing about the star treatment!

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The Blues Box Bayou Band

What do you love about your job?

I have the amazing privilege to play music professionally and have created my Bluesbox Bayou band brand for Americana, blues and cajun-zydeco music. Currently making the February Mardi Gras rounds of casinos and dance halls, we are enjoying a revival of two-step, country, and line dancing. I take unique and independent approach to the music business, managing clients, contracts, travel, and musicians by using the power of the web to promote our music and special niche in entertainment.

What or who inspired you to start your own business?

I was inspired to start my own business because I was forced into early retirement from a more than 30-year career in newspaper publishing at the offset of the great recession in 2008. I am glad I had the experience necessary to put together a band, but it’s a whole other challenge making it actually successful. There is nothing more inspirational than being thrust into a serious business out of necessity.

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  • One Man Band

    Groovy Judy

    (10 reviews)

    I hired the Groovy Judy Band for my wedding and was thoroughly impressed by their professionalism, musicianship and choice of songs. They really kept the pace going and everyone - Millennials through Boomers - were dancing and had a great time. I highly recommend Groovy Judy for any event. :-)

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  • Singing Telegrams

    All Star Showgrams

    (9 reviews)

    Our Viking Opera singer was amazing. She was exactly as advertised -- very ridiculous and funny and light-hearted. All Star Showgrams was easy to communicate with and was very accommodating for special requests. She made up a ridiculous birthday song for our two birthday recipients, and entertained our office for ~15 minutes. Would definitely hire again (next time I want to embarrass a good friend)!

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  • Live Bands

    Magnolia Jazz Band

    (5 reviews)

    Robbie was great to work with and really listened to what we were looking for. The band sounded fantastic and were able to play all our favorites! My guests loved them!!

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  • DJ Services

    DJ GEO-C

    (4 reviews)

    Knowing that DJ Geo will be at an event, is the reason I will go. He plays great music and knows how to blend one song into the next. Not like other DJ's that are playing music off their iPod and can't "read" the crowd. I have hired Geo for my personal events too. Having a DJ that is personable, fun and professional can be hard to find. But DJ GEO is always someone you can count on to show up and make sure we have fun.

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  • Vocalist, Guitarist & Performer

    Steven Gary Music

    (3 reviews)

    So great! Made the party! Great guitarist and can play and sing anything. Such a nice guy. Would definitely hire again.

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  • Party Band

    Bay Area Strings

    (3 reviews)

    We offer professional classical music services - string quartet, trio, or duet for your wedding, corporate party, or other special events. We received a Thumbtack Best of 2015 award for our 5-star reviews! Bay Area Strings provides experienced professional musicians -- our players are full-time freelancers and other highly skilled musicians who also work in science and technology careers. Our musicians each have at least 10 to 20 years of experience performing in orchestras, chamber groups, and private events. We can provide a string quartet, trio, or duet depending on the size of your event, budget, and preference. Mixed strings, piano, and winds may also be available.

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  • Event Musician

    Radio

    (2 reviews)

    Radio is a captivating, high-energy party band who knows how to keep a crowd on its feet! Dubbed as "The World's Best Cover Band" by Emmy award winning television personality, Mark S. Allen. Radio features four phenomenal vocalists, a funky five-piece rhythm section and two sizzling hot dancers! With the biggest and best variety of pop, rock, Latin, jazz, r&b, and soul music, you can rest assured that your favorites are always at the top of Radio's list! For an event that's sure to be a hit, RADIO is your #1 pick! What to expect: * Professionalism: From the initial contact down to the last minute of the show, you can expect customer service that is second to none. Our staff works diligently to ensure that your expectations are exceeded on every level, down to the last detail. * Show Quality & Caliber of Musicianship: The band features several musicians and vocalists who currently tour with major recording artists. Radio's high-energy show is modeled after the best of the best; it is interactive and designed to keep the crowd engaged and entertained all night long! Additionally, the band only uses professional sound equipment and sound engineers, ensuring that each show is seamless. * The Look: While many cover bands have cheesy names, gimmicks and outdated attire, Radio has a refreshing, youthful and trendy look. It's rare to find a band that both looks and sounds amazing, and it is this winning combination that keeps Radio a step ahead of the rest. - Variety of Music: Radio is true to its claim, offering the biggest and best selection of pop, r&b or soul, rock and Latin hits, as well as all of the most treasured traditional holiday favorites. We all look forward to during the holiday season.

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  • Quartet For Weddings & Other Events

    Phat Chants

    (1 reviews)

    We are the best band in the world, if not the universe. Phat Chants is a rock/dance band. We are a 4-piece band with 2 female vocalists.Together we have 5 singers we will play weddings, corporate events, and almost anything else. We will work with you to make your event the best it can possibly be.For weddings, we will learn a song of your choice to perform for the bride and groom's "first dance". If you truly want a fabulous band, hire PHAT CHANTS.

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  • Entertainment Services

    Busta Entertainment

    (1 reviews)

    Give us a call for your booking. Thanks. At Busta Entertainment, we provide what others can't - a memorable event, and great experience. Busta Entertainment is a professional entertainment service provider for your next event including weddings, corporate events, school dances, birthdays, anniversaries, wedding receptions, wedding ceremonies, and ladies' sangeet, just to name a few. Additionally, we could assist you in finding wedding planners, wedding coordinators, company event entertainment, or anything that would aid in the success of your wedding day or special event. We have the latest and the largest selection of music, including Punjabi, Hindi, hip-hop, or any other genre of music to make your night memorable. We have been providing the best entertainment for Northern and Southern California since 2002. We offer many packages to choose from. We offer our services to both big and small gatherings. Our state-of-the-art sound, and professional lighting will keep you dancing all night long. Additional services that we offer include the following: * Projection screens * Photography and video * Dance performers * Live singers (with or without band) * Dholi(s) * Laser shows * Mendhi henna bridal services * Hairstylist * Graphic designers

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  • Pianist

    Christopher Hewitt - Pianist, Music Director, Conductor, Singer

    (1 reviews)

    Christopher played for us on Saturday at an outdoor redwood grove chapel. His music so fit the occasion and location. No electricity was no challenge for Chris. He drove three hours to be with us. A very dedicated professional musician. Looking forward to an opportunity to hire him again

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  • Live Band

    Bear Lincoln

    (1 reviews)

    Upbeat live rock and roll music available for your party or gig, ranging from 30 minutes to 3 hours. We are a 4-piece funk / soul band available for weddings, shows, restaurant gigs and private events. We do covers, originals and everything in between. Covers include: Do You Love Me - The Contours Billie Jean - Michael Jackson Istanbul - They Might Be Giants Shout - The Isley Brothers In The Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett You Know I'm No Good - Amy Winehouse Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder And many more. We have played weddings, private parties, restaurants, clubs, bars, all over the Bay Area, Los Angeles, and San Diego County. DJ/MC services available on request as well. Ben (our keyboardist - that's me) has also served as a Wedding DJ/MC on numerous occasions, with 4 years of college radio DJ experience.

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  • Music Entertainment Services

    Joel Nelson Productions

    We're a full-service entertainment production. We provide live bands, DJs, ceremony music, ensembles, solo musicians, green screen photos, and decor lighting. We provide services for weddings, bar mitzvahs, corporate events, private parties, schools, and mixers. With 30 years of experience in the entertainment field, Joel Nelson Productions is on most of the preferred vendor lists throughout the Bay area. We specialize in bar mitzvahs and weddings. JNP has been a leader in the field for three decades. Past and current clients alike praise our attention to detail and professionalism, but most of all our top-notch entertainers performances.

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  • String Ensembles for Weddings

    Vlazville Music/Katrina Wreede Musical Groups

    I have 25 years of providing professional classical and jazz string ensembles for weddings, holidays, events. We play Classical, Baroque, Jewish, Italian, American Songbook, jazz standards, Rock, New Age, sacred, and fiddle. Choose from string quartet, trio, duo, solo violin. It's romantic, fun, joyful, buoyant, sophisticated, suave, and sets the tone for your whole event.

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  • Live Music

    Chandler Entertainment

    Entertainment is our nature. We are a mixed genre of musicians. We have our own equipment, and we provide excellent performers. We also have magicians and comedians that we can provide, and some of them are jacks of all trades which make the show even better.

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  • Entertainment Services

    Mixwell Entertainment

    We are a DJ entertainment company supplying high-end quality entertainment services from DJ's to bands to lighting.

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  • Photography, Videography, Music, DJ Services & More

    Buckingham Gala Events

    We offer the following: * Photography * Videography * Music and DJ * Video Jockey * Lighting * Catering * Ministers * Decorations * Plant Rentals * Live Broadcast Every event is unique and deserves due diligence. Let your imagination soar, and we will build it; they will come! All things are possible when we combine our experience with your dreams. Since 1982, we've been building dreams and fulfilling promises for clients worldwide. Call us, and build your dreams!

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  • Local Band Services

    Nina Sol

    From hip-hop to be-bop to funk to fusion, Nina Sol wrings her sound dry of genre-constraints and elevates the common denominator -- soul. I am vibe creator and mood curator perfect for art openings, special events, live shows for discerning ears looking for an alternative to Top 40 sounds. The quintessential "musichead," Nina Sol is taking her audience higher -- where music transcends sound and becomes vibes! A vinyl enthusiast combining vintage sounds with future classics, Nina Sol breaks through genre-constraints and elevates the common denominator -- soul. Musical flavors from hip-hop to bebop, afrobeat to broken beat, cosmic jazz'n' funk, future soul and spiritual house brewing a treat for your ears and soul. Nina Sol has created fresh events such as Tastemakers, Space is the Place, and Jazz Cats. She has opened for artists such as Rich Medina, Pete Rock, Kon, Vikter Duplaix, Capitol A, Derrick Hodge, Thee Satisfaction, Jose Marquez, Patrick Wilson, and many others.

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  • Variety Band for Any Private Party

    The Kool Katz Band

    Kool katz bio: If you love Latin rhythms, Kool Katz is for you! We mix cool sounds of salsa, samba, r and b, funk, jazz, hot driving Latin rhythm and rock 'n roll influences to create a style of our own we call Latin bounce! Our band can really get a party started with our repertoire of cover and original tunes. Kool Katz Band has released 4 CDs on Ank Records; all 4 have received national radio play and press. The group works with the wonderful talents of music producer Mr. Ron Moton, saxophonist and vocals for the group Con Funk Shun. Kool Katz wrote one of their originals entitled “Gozando with Chico” for the online radio show East LA Revue. To date, it's been played as their opening theme song and has received great reviews and hits from people all over the world! Kool Katz has performed regionally and around the country at clubs, festivals, and concerts, as well as live TV and radio appearances throughout the United States. Our band plays a wide variety of music from old school, r and b, funk, cumbias, rancheras, top 40, salsa, Latin pop, Latin rock and our own original Latin bounce music. We are very professional, and we guarantee you will leave the party with a smile on your face.

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  • Dance Band

    Songman Entertainment

    This variety dance band features POWERFUL male and female vocals, a great variety of music for all ages and a fun, interactive, humorous style of entertaining. Current Top-40, 80's 90's, Funk, Rock & Roll and more —you will find it all with The Jesse Charles Dance Band. Ask about their monthly showcase (by invitation only) - where you can meet and hear the band!!! Enjoy the showcase - and know exactly the quality of musicianship, talent and showmanship that brings the party to you!

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  • Live Band

    TNT Live Band

    TNT rocks! Love their variety and energy. Definitely need to check this band out. They are local to tri-valley and a high energy, fun band that plays it all!

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  • Entertaining Music Group

    JD and Company Band

    JD and Company is a seven-piece party/dance band which plays popular music from the 50s to the present.

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  • Tom Petty Tribute Band

    The Refugees

    The Refugees have been amazing Bay Area crowds since 2007, bringing the music of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers to local stages with a stunning level of realism. Voted the top tribute band in the S.F. Bay Area in 2009, The Refugees can make even die-hard Petty fans feel like they are at another Tom Petty concert. The band is available for public and private events of all sizes, from a rock concert for 5000 to a small acoustic show for 50. We'll work with you to make your event a success! For private events, we can also include a variety of classic rock hits in our performance, including songs from the Eagles, Dire Straits, The Rolling Stones, Jackson Browne, Warren Zevon, The Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, The Doobie Brothers, Steve Miller, Fleetwood Mac, etc.

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  • Reggae Band

    Omani (Reggae Band)

    From the San Francisco Bay Area to Santa Cruz and Monterey Bay, Omani brings deep hypnotic grooves and satisfying positive reggae vibes. Expect anything from playfully fun tunes, to lovers rock, mixed with conscious thought provoking anthems, and inspirational roots, and sprinkled with some live dub. The message is a combination of positive thinking, trying to make the world a better place, and having fun. Featuring songs that make you think, make you wanna move, and make you feel good.

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  • Awesome Dance Band & DJ Services

    Groove Thang Band

    The Groove Thang Band is definitely an excellent "get-off-your-seat-and-dance" variety entertainment party cover band in northern California and Nevada. The Groove Thang Band plays a diverse mix of non-stop dance cover music, including: * R&B * Funk * Motown * Disco * Smooth Jazz * Rock Yes; we play even some country from the '70s, '80s and '90s. There is always something for everyone! The main concept of the band is to provide the ultimate interactive party machine for the following events, so that you can have a great time and dance, dance, dance: * Wedding * Festival * Anniversary * Corporate event * Convention * Seminar * Fundraiser * Holiday party * Nightclub We also provide DJ services, alone or in combination with a live band, to keep your event moving at all times.

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  • Musicians

    The Blues Box Bayou Band

    The Blues Box Bayou Band is not your mama’s accordion band! The excellent "dance party" reputation of The Blues Box Bayou Band has gotten around... this band delivers an upbeat and powerful Cajun / Zydeco swamp beat style you just can't sit still to! Want to get your audience up on their feet? This roots group has caught on quickly with past performances at the Long Beach Crawdad & Lobster Festivals, Six Flags Vallejo, Little Switzerland Sonoma, Askenaz Berkeley, Black Oak Casino Tuolumne, the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee, Ironstone Amphitheater Murphy's, Beringer Vineyards Napa and many more venues, festivals and private events.

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  • Tribute Band Entertainment

    Mike Amarals' California Beach Boys

    We are a Beach Boys tribute band specializing in the sounds of the Beach Boys, surf music and the sounds of summer.

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  • Beach Party Band

    Papa Doo Run Run

    Papa Doo is a 5 to 6-piece rock band that specialize in re-creating the hits of the Beach Boys. What separates Papa Doo from other classic rock and Beach Boys cover bands is that on their own they have earned 2 Gold Records, and a Grammy nomination; they have been performing continuously, worldwide for over 4 decades; they have 10 CD albums out; and currently have 2 of their original songs in regular rotation on Sirius/XM. All the members of the band have performed with the Beach Boys and/or Jan & Dean during their careers - not just "opened for" or "shared the stage with", but actually in the band. One of their guys was in the Beach Boys for 10 years and another for 20. Quality doesn't come cheap, and the price quoted below is their 2-hour performance fee. Air and ground travel outside of CA, rooms, and rental gear (outside of CA) are extra. Fees start at $9,000 and up, and are date and logistics dependent. Call or e-mail for an exact quote.

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  • Professional Party Band

    The Billy Martini Show 70's Musical Tribute

    The Billy Martini Show 70's Musical Tribute is a fun, high-energy professional party band playing rock, funk, R&B, and disco tunes from the 70s. We are a six-piece band with dancers. Our service is perfect for corporate events, private parties, fundraisers, casinos, and music venues. We are professional musicians who strive to make events as worry-free and successful as possible. We put on a great show, and we keep guests on the dance floor. We play over 100 shows per year.

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  • Wedding & Party Bands

    Tracy Rose Music Ensembles

    These are some of our testimonials: "This band is first class! Just fantastic." Sharon Mitchell - Cotati Jazz Festival Coordinator, Cotati "You guys are amazing! I love your music!" Bernhard Brehier - Tiburon Festival Coordinator, Tiburon "Fabulous! Utterly professional and immensely talented!" Phil & Carole Ragona - Dallas, Texas "Best band to play here ever. Did you hear me? I said, ever!" Larry Van Alst - Equus Lounge, Santa Rosa Rest assured that you are hiring a professional music group. By professional, we mean a lot more than technical proficiency. We mean musicians that are there where they're needed -- musicians that arrive on time every time, appropriately attired and ready to perform. Let us help make your event a special one. We look forward to hearing from you, so you can enjoy hearing from us.

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  • Professional Singer

    Michael Macchi

    Need a pro singer for your event or function? Is your band's singer unable to make a gig, and you need a sub? Do you have a song to record, but you don't sing like a pro? Let me know! My rates are reasonable, my time is flexible, my voice is diverse, and my talent is undeniable. Call me and we'll get the job done.

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  • Classic Rock Band for Hire

    The OffShoots Band

    The Mixers are five talented entertainers who bring a high energy show of Classic Rock, Blues and R&B to your party or event. We can provide a complete sound system, stage lighting and a stage presence that enchants audiences. The Mixers are a professional act that shows up on time, know their audience and are always aware of the acoustics of the venue. With a song book of over 250 songs, there is something for everyone. For more information, contact Andrew Mayo

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  • Rocking Dance Band

    Montera Band

    Montera is a tight, high-energy rock and roll dance band. Our mission is to entertain you and your guests, get you moving and grooving, and liven up your party or event. We play music from the '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, and '90s that you will remember or feel like doing. It will make you want to get up and dance, maybe sing along, and generally enjoy yourselves. We always have a great time, and you will, too. We will be playing your favorite hits from the '50s through the '90s. We will liven up any event, festival, or party. The Montera Band is a treat not to be missed. If you like to dance, and you are ready for a great time, then get your dancing shoes on, and go see the Montera Band. Visit our website for more information, pictures, sample set lists, and audio samples. Demo CDs are available on request.

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  • Band Music Services

    Jackie Turner & Friends

    We perform for corporate events, weddings, festivals, and churches. We perform solo or up to a five-piece band. We play gospel, jazz, funk, R&B, and blues. We are well-known in and around the Bay Area. Mike plays solo for John's Grill in San Francisco with his band at JJ's Blues in Santa Clara, also in Scott's Seafood in Palo Alto and San Jose, to name a few.

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Best of 2015

Browse these bands for hire with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in San Jose, CA.

  1. #1 Phat Chants

    (1 reviews)

    Kelly C.

    My teenager and his friends had a great time dancing and rockin' out. Thanks to all the band members for letting our Birthday Boy "rock-band guitar" with you. The teens are all still buzzing about the star treatment!

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