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Santa Cruz Salsa Bands

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Groovy Judy
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Akash M.
Verified review

I am a beginner and didn't know much about playing Guitar and Music theory. She is a great teacher, she always has a way to make me understand the critical aspects. Within no time Judy has brought me to a level where I could read music and play basic chords and make transitions. Playing guitar is a combination of the lessons you get from your guitar teacher and practicing a lot, judy has been really good in making me focus on the right aspects of guitar playing. So far everything has been great. Looking forward to more great lessons.

  • 7 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Fridaleen and Jay Jay D.
Verified review

We opened a Filipino/Hawaiian fusion food truck in the Sacramento area last year. We had a great response for our soft opening so we wanted to do it big for our grand opening. Dustin not only provided his absolutely amazing vocals to be our background music for the party, but he brought his band along as well, and we just jammed out for hours. Dustin is an incredible showman and MC in addition to his Kolohe Kai-esque voice, and we would hire again in a second if we had another party with the budget for a live musician or band.

The Hitmen
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Larry D.
Verified review

The band did an amazing job. Our event was for 1000+ people in San Francisco. The band played from 10pm to 1am and the crowd could not have been more energized and excited. The band was extremely professional and flexible with venue and event requirements. Highly recommend them for future events!

  • New on Thumbtack
Jacqui T.
Verified review

Love the versatility of the band and how you can play various genres of music. We also really enjoyed the dance routines that band performs with the songs - this is truly unique to FSE and all our guests loved it!

OrKestra International
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Samantha M.
Verified review

I hired Orkestra International for my engagement party in Concord, Ca. My step-dad is Mexican American and we have a lot of parties and dancing. My fiancé (who's also Mexican American) and I decided to have our engagement party with salsa dancing along with other dance music for our friends and family that would be attending. We wanted someone affordable and knew a vast array of different genres in English and Spanish. With only a couple weeks to plan, I went searching online and found Orkestra International. I was surprised with their setup. A DJ band that didn't have instruments but back tracks. They also did Spanish songs as well as other dance music. I was a little skeptical, but called them up and spoke to their band leader, Barbara Ochoa. She was really informative. I explained to her that I was having a small(ish) party in my backyard for an engagement party on October 14th. I also explained what kind of set list we wanted as well. She was really understanding and said her band was available that day (thank goodness). We talked about the price and she was really reasonable. Her price was less than some DJs I had looked at before finding her. Anyways, fast forward to the 14th. Her band arrived early to set up. By band, I mean the trio. They had a back track dj board thing, mics and speakers. Again, I was a little skeptical, at least I was, until they started. THEY WERE GREAT! They knew A LOT of different Latin style songs that kept my family and friends dancing and happy on my step-dad's and fiancé's (mine too) side, and for us on my family's (and friends) side knew a bunch of classic American standards that got them moving too. I forgot that they didn't have a real band behind them. Thank you for making my engagement such a wonderful memory! I'll probably be hiring them again for my wedding reception.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Katrina W.
Verified review

Mike's band is fantastic! From start to finish, I felt I was in good hands. Mike and his band did jazz music at the brunch reception for my wedding. All the musicians are highly experienced and professional. Their music was a true highlight, setting an upbeat, jazzy ambiance for all of the guests (including myself!). They accommodated my music requests, were responsive on messages beforehand, offered a great price, and were a pleasure to work. Thank you very much to Mike and his band for making my wedding reception so special!

  • 11 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Steff N.
Verified review

In a short time had a beginner performing live with a band in front of co-workers at a party. Kevin used many helpful tips and tricks to help me learn the minor and major chords to play.

Mike Osborn Band
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
John D.
Verified review

The Band is exceptional! The Guitarist and lead singer is like nothing you have heard before! The whole experience with The Mike Osborn Band was AAAAAAAA++++++++++ Will hire again, and again!!

Martan Mann
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Dave B.
Verified review

Martan is a fabulous teacher! He focuses on jazz and blues piano, but is happy to help students with any piano topic. Highly recommended!

Isaac and The Haze
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Becky L.
Verified review

Isaac and the Haze is a fantastic dance band! They were really the perfect entertainment for last two parties of about 60 people each. We hired them because some of our co-workers had heard them play at the Crow's Nest in Santa Cruz. The guys arrived about an hour early to set up their sound equipment and were ready to play right on time. Isaac, the lead singer, plays a keytar and electric cello. He has a great voice, with a big range of emotion, and really engaged the audience in between songs. The lead and back-up vocals were great and consistently held up against the big beat of the band. Other band members played lead guitar, bass, drums, and keyboard. I was worried that their 5-member band would overpower the relatively small venue, but the sound levels were perfect, and they didn’t blast us to the back of the room. There were 20 or more people dancing all the time, including young kids and a grandma in her 90's. We really liked the numbers they performed, which were mostly covers of R&B music from the 2000's, like Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic, DNCE’s Cake By The Ocean, Maroon 5’s Moves Like Jaggar, and works by Justin Timberlake. You could tell the band members were all having a good time too and enjoyed what they were doing. Great music! Great entertainment!

  • 18 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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Because of our vocal and musical capabilities and diversity of song and instruments.

  • 6 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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From 1965 to 1973, I performed and took on the leadership with my rock band called Yellow Brick Road, located in the San Francisco Bay Area. At that time, my band enjoyed performing alongside some well-known groups in the San Francisco Bay Area. During 1974, after many years of performing with Yellow Brick Road, I moved to South San Jose. At that time, I decided to continue my passion for music and form a band with my own family and felt that it was only appropriate to call my new band "The Family." While forming a family band, My Family band performed all around the Bay Area for many years. That included the following: - The Policeman - Ball in the late 1970 While Diane Feinstein was a guest speaker on that special night, that was pretty cool.

  • 53 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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Quality - We have 2 Gold Records and a Grammy nomination. Credibility - We have performed in the Beach Boys' and Jan & Dean's bands. Longevity - We have performed continuously for over 45 years. We must be doing something right.

  • 14 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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Integro Latino is a Hispanic band that is located in Milpitas, CA. We do quinceaneras and weddings. We play cumbias, nortenas, rancheras, etc.

  • New on Thumbtack
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The Refugees are the most authentic Tom Petty tribute band in the nation! The band was named the top tribute band in the entire SF Bay Area in 2009 on KFOX 98.5 FM.

  • New on Thumbtack
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We are an all-original rock music band. We are family-friendly, performing at events/venues like: Alameda County Fair, San Mateo County Fair, California State Fair, Six Flags Theme Park, Great America Theme Park, and Troop Fest. We also performed at local clubs/venues like Rock It Room and Mighty in San Francisco, St. James Gate in Belmont, The Avalon Club in Santa Clara, Britannia Arms in San Jose, Willow Den in San Jose, Coyote Club in San Jose, and C&Js Sports Club in Santa Clara. We opened up for Ronnie Montrose Band.

  • 31 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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We are the pioneers of World Beat Music in Bay area ,Bammy award for the best World beat. We performed in Las Vegas,West End,Broadway,and Holywood with the musical show Ipi Tombi.

  • New on Thumbtack
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We are a country band who will get you up and dancing. We put on a show complete with lights and 4 hours worth of non-repeat music.

  • 12 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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Our services is outstanding and professional...we cater to whatever the client need...we are on time, perform on time and make sure our client have a great time with our music. Our music program cater to the type of venue..

  • New on Thumbtack
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We offer the following: * Pop/Latin Fridays (second and fourth Fridays) * Fuz Fridays (first and third Fridays) * Frat/Sorority Weekdays * College Thursdays * Teen Starz We are featuring the hottest Bay Area weekly and biweekly parties; three full bars; and 6,000 square feet including two VIP areas, full stage, lounge, heated patio, and water fountain. We offer full DJ, bands, artists, production, and entertainment on-site and off-site supported for both public and private events.

  • 13 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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Phoenix Ash is a five-piece power rock band from the San Francisco Bay Area. Drawing influence from Japanese melodic hard rock, Phoenix Ash combines pop melodies with progressive rock and metal elements to create a sound that is at once satisfying, engaging, relatable and electric. Phoenix Ash has performed across the West Coast and is one of the most requested bands on the California Convention circuit. Since the release of their debut EP Transcend, Phoenix Ash quickly received acclaim with the single Amberglow featured as the theme song on the TV series Visual Crunch, and by being ranked in the Top 20 most requested bands on JSHOXX Radio.

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