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Tucker Dale
5.0
from 129 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 147 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer M.
Verified review

Tucker was awesome!!! I hired him for private event and all my guests thought he was great. He was very professional and easy to communicate with. He came well prepared and his music was just the right touch to make the party perfect. I would definitely hire him again!!

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Emo Alaeddin
4.9
from 45 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Audrey S.
Verified review

Thank you so much for making my birthday party a fabulous night to remember. You were awesome and everyone raved at what an awesome band I had found! I will definitely hire you again!!!! Living Cover Band Rocks!

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
  • 25 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.

Taylor Carroll
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 12 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!

Skip Johnson
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Jacki A.
Verified review

I have had the pleasure of working with Skip Johnson on numerous high level corporate events, private events and VIP weddings over the last 16 years. Skip is a consummate professional - onstage and off. He is an extremely talented musician, and whether he's performing solo or with his band (who are also amazing musicians!), has always exceeded my client's expectations. Skip routinely goes above and beyond to make each event a huge success. Once my clients have worked with him, they request him again and again. Skip is that rare combination of talented artist and astute businessman, who understands the importance of the details and treats every event, big or small, as if it's the most important one he's ever done. I absolutely love working with him and would highly recommend him!

John Brown Entertainment
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Paul C.
Verified review

We are extremely happy with the music service John provided at my husband's memorial last weekend. John played Tears and Heaven and Hey Jude with an acoustic guitar for the service. We received so many compliments on his performance. It was very heartfelt, lively and was definitely comforting during this difficult time not only hearing these songs but hearing them live. Everything I envisioned, he definitely provided. Two thumbs up. Will definitely hire again!

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!

  • 7 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!

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

We had an acoustic guitarist from the band play our ceremony and an 8 piece band (the usual 6 plus 2 horns) play our wedding reception - the red letter players killed it! Malynda was very easy to work with and the band was extremely well priced compared to their competition. Everyone at the party still can't stop talking about the amazing band. Highly recommended!!

Ken Weiner
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 3 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.

Event Acapella Singer
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Jimmy H.
    Verified review

    I prefer to hire Emma over almost any singer for a variety of reasons. The most essential being that not only is she always in the moment like she was a born performer, but she's business savvy and reliably amazing. If she says she'll be there at a certain time ready to perform special songs, I can rest assured she'll make that happen. I recommend her to all my friends on a regular basis.

    Violin with Chloe
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
      Brigitte B.
      Verified review

      A bit about myself, before I delve into praise for Chloe Pourmorady; I am a jazz musician and co-frontwoman of the LA band The B's and The Honey. We perform an eclectic melange of French, German and American Jazz, Soul and Rock music with a variety of performers trained at the Berklee College of Music and Loyola Marymount University. I first met Chloe while we were both students of classical music at Loyola Marymount, and was immediately impressed by her intensity and the joy with which she approaches her relationship to music. Since graduating, I have invited Chloe to perform with The B's and The Honey, as well as collaborated with her on several original songs, performed with her own musical collective, Melanchloé. Chloe Pourmorady creates musical ideas like most people walk with one foot in front of the other. Her upbringing as a child of Persian refugees has undoubtedly influenced her musical language, though her passion for expanding and deepening that vocabulary extends from her youthful experiments with electropunk songwriting, to her rigorous study of classical violin, to her exploration of Eastern European and Romani Folk music. Both as a teacher and a performer, Chloe is constantly pushing herself to communicate musical ideas with artful intention, and this detication makes her an asset to whatever endeavor she to which she chooses to lend her talents.

      Absoulute
      4.7
      from 3 reviews
      • 1 year in business
      Christina T.
      Verified review

      Absoulute has played for California Yacht Club's biggest regatta party two years in a row, and both times, the crowd wouldn't let them stop. The band was perfectly tuned in to the vibe of the crowd and everyone was dancing. As the organizer, they could not have made my life any easier. They were all super to work with -- on time, professional, easy going, and eager to please.

      Jack's Ukulele
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 8 years in business
      Julie A.
      Verified review

      Jack Tracy brings his smooth sound and energetic style to the South Bay music scene. Whether Jack plays solo or with his band, he always uplifts the spirit. Catch Jack performing on Third Thursday's in the Riviera Village. Next date is September 18 from 5-8 p.m.

      The Breakfast Club Band
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 8 years in business
      Thomas D.
      Verified review

      The Breakfast Club was terrific. When the band played, they sound Great! AND they included most of my guests in the karaoke part of the show. Thumbs up. Hire them! Thomas D. , Encino, CA

      About

      I have multiple reggae bands that would love to make your event spectacular. I have multiple bands and singers who would be available.

      About

      Hello! Are you ready to have a great party, wedding or event? I am the lead DJ from Complete Music-Great Event DJ with a large selection of music from all different styles. Lights and MC services are included. I am very good at reading the guests and getting them involved and having a great time if desired. I have toured the world as a drummer and love to DJ bringing life to the party, or whatever is desired for a great event! "DJ Paul did an awesome job! He kept everyone dancing, and it made our day a breeze! We had a blast. Thanks, Paul!" - Zachary and Katrina Robinson "Overall, the entire wedding was a blast. Thanks to Paul! I would definitely invite him back!" - Nicole Hicks "I just had to let you know that at our age, we have been to many weddings and other functions that had a DJ, but you are tops of them all! You were great, and you kept the young and old hopping. They all didn't want the music to end. You are a terrific DJ and MC." - Marlene Silva, grandmother of the bride ===================================== ALSO - You are invited to a '70s disco show and party with The Bootie Shakers, a rocking '70s disco dance band! Come "boogie down!" The Bootie Shakers are among the hottest '70s disco bands around. The band is perfect for parties, weddings, clubs, fairs, festivals and a great time, anytime! Everyone is talking about The Bootie Shakers! Founded in the spring of '96 in North Hollywood, California, guitarist Paul Maselli (former drummer of Dread Zeppelin) wanted to bring you a live '70s tribute dance band that rocks with strong audience interaction. The Bootie Shakers are fast becoming known as the best '70s era disco dance band from California, and now also on The east coast in Florida. They will travel to your event. Maselli has exchanged his drumming and rhythm talents to become the hard-driving guitarist for this rocking '70s disco band. To see and hear The Bootie Shakers perform live is to transport oneself back in time twenty years to the heyday of the disco dance era when music was fun, sexy and always a fantastically entertaining party. To attend a Bootie Shakers show is to have the time of your life. It's hard to believe that all this sound is generated from only four musicians on stage covering all musical and vocal parts and playing authentic '70s music from an era where many bands at that time had ten or more players. Seeing and hearing is believing and awe inspiring. The Bootie Shakers are the last words in live '70s disco dance entertainment! Remember songs such as LaFreak, Boogieman, Night Fever, YMCA, Ladie's Night, We Are Family, You Should Be Dancing, Boogie Oogie Oogie, Superfreak, Celebration, Get Down Tonight, Play That Funky Music, That's The Way, Disco Inferno, Good Times, Funkytown, Dazz, Shake Your Bootie, Brick House, Car Wash, Stayin' Alive, and more! Sincerely, Paul Maselli

      About

      We play the best of today's top country hits but while many bands simply perform songs like a copy, we put our own personality into them--so the audience still hears the music they want to hear but with a different twist, played by top notch musicians who can help judge the flow and vibe of an event and create the right sound. Not everything in life can be planned! Playing for crowds that respond to us. We've noticed that even people who don't listen to a whole lot of country music enjoy our shows, and country music fans like hearing all of their favorites, fresh off the radio!

      • 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.

      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 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.

      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.

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