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Top Pro
  • 23 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Trevor P.
Verified review

Tim is an amazing guy! He's very professional/fun. My band and I where happy with the sound we got out of his studio.

Doc Rock-It
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Hayley V.
Verified review

My husband Chris and I used doc rock it to host our wedding reception. They are an amazing all crowd pleaser. We had a variety of age groups from children, to teens, adults and even seniors attend our wedding. And this band knows how to get everyone out of their chair to dance. We would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a genuine live band. From the second we first got in contact with John, the band leader, he made the process very seamless and professional. He even went out of his way to invite us to their studio to hear a live demo before we hired them. When we arrived they welcomed us with a bottle of champagne. While performing their demo they offered to create a custom playlist for our reception, however the band was able to accommodate almost everything we requested them to play for us. And if they didn't know a song they were more than willing to learn it for us. We can't say enough good things about doc rock it! They arrived to our wedding on time, in fact they arrived earlier than they even promised to allow time to set up. They maintained good communication on the timeline with our coordinator. They played a great performance and made us very happy. We cant wait to use them again for special events. To this day, 6 months after our wedding we still have friends and family comment about how great the band was! Thank you Doc Rock-It!!!

Mahadev Productions
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Haleh M.
Verified review

Great band! Great music! Very professional! Very nice attitude!

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

Reckless was the host band for my wife's recent surprise birthday party. They were professional in every way. Kim was always responsive to texts and emails as the date got closer. On the night of the event they were an absolute pleasure. So many of the attendees were impressed with their set list and musicality. I would highly recommend them as a classic rock cover band.

JSH Music Productions
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah M.
Verified review

We hired Jon to DJ our Berkeley, CA wedding in October 2009. We also had them play jazz music on the patio during our cocktail hour. We couldn't have been happier with JSH Music! Jon is great to work with, clearly loves what he does, and is a cool guy - not obnoxious on the mike like some wedding DJs can be. He got everybody's name right (really important!) and helped the event flow really smoothly. He was also welcoming of some of our family members and friends who wanted to play a tune with the jazz band. We appreciated that flexibility. Jon created such a fun dance party (a packed dance floor the entire night) that one of my friends decided to hire him to DJ her own wedding after ours! Looking back at the pictures of the dance floor it was obvious what a great job he did - not only was the dance floor packed, all the older guests were up dancing too, including my almost 90-year old grandmother! We highly recommend hiring JSH Music for your event - you'll be glad you did!!

JMV Entertainment LLC
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Katrina B.
Verified review

We booked the Red Letter Players for a recent corporate event and had a terrific experience. Leading up to the event, Malynda with JMV was incredibly helpful, friendly and well organized. The band were very talented and it was a great fit for our audience. I would highly recommend.

The Big Butter Jazz Band
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Alice P.
Verified review

BBJB played at 4th Saturday Swing in Long Beach for a crowd of dancers and locals and blew the roof of the joint! They arrived on time, ready, and when there were any issues they were extremely accommodating and flexible. Just an absolute bliss to work with, I would hire them every single month if it were up to me! Check out www.lbswingdance.com for more information about dancing in Long Beach as well!

The Hollywood Rhythm Kings
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Jessica C.
Verified review

Absolutely super trio. Made my birthday party a great success. They played all types of music and took requests. They were classy yet fun and courteous to all. Very talented gentlemen. I will use them again. No doubt about it.

The Heist
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Dana T.
Verified review

Hired them for our annual holiday party last weekend. They were courteous and very professional. They actually operate like a well run business, and not just a random garage band for hire. They played well known songs, sounded wonderful (not too loud) and as the party got a little looser ;) everyone made their way on to the dance floor. We will be hiring them again next year for sure. We recommend to anyone looking for a very good sounding classic rock band.

Hollywood Rhythm Kings
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Troy E.
Verified review

Hollywood Rhythm Kings, (HRK), did an excellent job at my fathers birthday party. The music and overall rhythm of the parties spirit was exceptional. The party took place on a boat cruise through Newport harbor. HRK played for 5 hours with appropriate breaks during party announcements and set ups. Kerry understands his industry and takes the time to embrace the spirit of an event to enhance it to it's fullest.

Jennifer D.
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Valerie R.
Verified review

I have known Jennifer Deirmendjian for 12 years now and worked with her musically on solo projects off and on as well as performances in bands. She plays and writes violin beautifully. I have learned so much from her musicianship in rehearsals on a professional level more than anyone I have ever worked with. She is patient, kind and disciplined. I highly recommend her teaching experience as she has been my mentor and inspired me in so many ways!

Live Rotations DJs
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Axel A.
Verified review

One of the BEST DJ's from the South Bay! He is always a professional from the minute you hire him. He works with your requests and advises what music is appropriate as the night progresses. He is the DJ I always hire for any of my events.

  • 12 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Maggy C.
Verified review

Taylor is an awesome guitar instructor. I started taking lessons 2 years ago, I had never taken any musical instrument lessons before. Now I have started playing in our church worship band and I absolutely love it. Taylor is a very encouraging instructor-always focusing on the positive but definitely has challenged me which has helped me grow as a guitar player. He does a great job of balancing my lessons with practical skills and also music theory. Taylor is very good at helping me set short and long term goals which keeps me motivated to practice. Taylor is also very mindful of our lesson time and always makes sure to teach to the last minute of our scheduled lesson(and then some). Taylor is clearly a talented musician and passionate about his craft-that passion comes through in his teaching, he teaches because he loves guitar and music and he wants others to love it too. I highly recommend him as a guitar instructor!

Just Around The Bend
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rick S.
Verified review

Awesome job!!! Very entertaining, they’re perfect for any gathering. The music performed was very positive and easy to be around. The music didn’t take over the party, instead our guests stayed throughout the evening. The have great voices, their songs are fun, and and they all have cheery disposition. Once again, Great Job!!!

Ignition
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kelly B.
Verified review

I hired Ignition for my husband's surprise 40th birthday party and am so glad I did. Alex was very responsive to every text, email and phone call leading up to the event and accommodating of the type of music we wanted. The band was on time , very professional, very fun, and the music rocked. All of the guests commented on how great the band was and best of all, my husband loved them! I highly recommend them for a memorable private party. Thanks Ignition for making our party perfect!

Dan Willard Music Service
5.0
from 1 review
  • 12 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Pamela H.
Verified review

Dan Willard and his band are wonderful! Their music set the perfect tone for our semi-formal wedding: jazzy, classy, gorgeous. He and his group are incredibly versatile. I will use them again and again for future events of all kinds. ~Pamela Haskell

  • New on Thumbtack
About

The House Arrest Band is always in demand and brings their lively mix of music to dance floors and stages across Southern California. Playing everything from classic oldies to old school funk to Latin soul and everything in between, they always brings the party wherever they perform. With its smooth vocal harmonies, funky rhythm section, and polished horn section, the band is known for putting on energetic, passionate, and memorable performances. So, whether you want to go back in time or just back to the back seat, hop in with the House Arrest Band and they will take you there! Book the most requested band in Ventura County!

  • 3 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
About

The Academy is a band based out of Santa Barbara founded by Jake and Gus Detar of Detar Music. The band is comprised of some of the best studio musicians residing in the Northern Los Angeles area. The Academy does all styles of music and tailors musical sets to the clients needs. Our varied song list ranges from Jazz to Pop to Rock and even includes some original songs. The Academy's normal lineup consists of 4 vocalists (one Lead and 3 backups), guitar, bass, keyboards, brass section and drums. All of our musicians are highly trained professionals and deliver incredible performances no matter how big or small the venue. Our shows are very high energy and tight making it nearly impossible for the audience to not dance. The Academy caters to weddings, corporate events and private parties. For booking information please contact Gus Detar Current Members; Kenny Nelson (vocals), Dr. Whitney Detar (vocals), Therese Detar (vocals), Jessie Hernandez (vocals), Jake Detar (guitar/bass), Gus Detar (piano/guitar), Daniel Bagdazian (bass/guitar), Harry Swalley (trumpet), Stephen Hughes (trombone), Rusty Cummings (drums/ percussion).

  • New on Thumbtack
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An excellent dance, cover band is available for hire in the west coast. Contact Tommy Gunn. You can become a fan of the UN Band on Facebook. Go and see where the band is playing next.

About

We are a small group of talented young musicians playing the greatest instrumental jazz hits from back in the day. Sit back and relax while we create a classy ambience with just the right blend of swing and jazz. We will travel to you and will take care of all setup/tear-down duties as quickly as possible, as to not interfere with other parts of your event. We dress to impress and are all non-smoking individuals. From weddings to birthdays, and even just casual get-togethers, we'll make sure you and your guests enjoy yourselves and create an unforgettable experience.

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