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Arvada Bands

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Mike Strausbaugh
5.0
from 56 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Michelle B.
Verified review

My son Shane wanted to take heavy metal guitar lessons, and my friend recommended Mike. I never wanted to pressure Shane to stay with lessons, but I didn't need to; not only did he learn songs from the rock bands he loved, but he ended up falling in love with jazz. Mike was always so friendly and knowledgeable, and it was nice to hear Shane playing heavy metal one day and jazz the next. Michelle B.

Brooks'n'Friends
4.7
from 21 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Margaret B.
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This band will be a perfect fit for what we are looking for.

Thunder and Rain
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Jason J.
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I hired Pete and the band Thunder & Rain for a work holiday party. The group was perfect for what we were looking for! The music was great and had a ton of variety. Pete handled the legal and risk requirements quickly. Thunder & Rain will most definitely be on my list of preferred bands!

Steve Manshel
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Grant G.
Verified review

The Steve Manshel Band was the absolute best. We hired them to play our wedding reception, but this isn't a wedding band - they are a true band. Their live show was so much fun! We had one goal for our wedding reception and that was for everyone to dance. Steve was able to get everyone up and dancing. I mean EVERYONE! He handed out cowbells, tambourines, and worked the crowded to everyone's delight. This band doesn't just play the usual repertoire of lame wedding songs, they surprise you with great songs and play them with 110% of their heart. Steve was able to read the crowd and played something for everyone. Their skill as musicians allowed them to take the songs they played to new limits as they rocked out the evening. They handled everything in regards to the music and entertainment for the evening and were flexible in dealing with the limited space of the venue, which was completely stress free for us. People tell us all the time that our reception was one of the most fun weddings they have ever been to. This was because of the Steve Manshel Band. They will not disappoint.

Scott Slay and the Rail
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Jennifer G.
Verified review

Scott provided a 4-piece bluegrass band for my sister's wedding. He was knowledgeable and learned all the songs we needed for the toast and first dances and played them well. He was willing to make changes at the last minute and he was very professional. Great band!

BlueStoneMojo
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Laurie M.
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Bob Neuwoehner & his band Blue Stone Mojo performed at an event at Vi at Highlands Ranch Sr. Living for a 'Walk to Remember' fundraiser for the Alzheimer's Association, CO Chapter. They gave us a deep discount as part of their donation for this great cause! Both the residents & staff enjoyed the band very much. Folks were dancing and those who were not, it was obvious that they were enjoying the music! It was a very hot day and the band didn't complain and just played on...even beyond the time that we had requested! Thanks so much Blue Stone Mojo!!!

Sydney Burnett Music
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah H.
Verified review

I would most definitely recommend Sydney's piano lessons! She is a very helpful and patient teacher; not to mention, she is also a very skilled musician. Her piano lessons have set a great foundation for me in music. The knowledge that I have from her lessons helps me to play with other musicians and to play in my school marching band. I have learned much about music theory from Sydney as well as a love for playing piano. If Sydney hadn't moved away, I would still love to have her as my piano teacher today.

  • 6 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Matthew S.
Verified review

Kevin has a very broad depth of knowledge in many genres of music. His high level of expertise leads to a highly specialized lesson structure. Mr. Keith's prior music experiences in vocal, wind band, orchestral and piano/organ performance have left him with a breadth of specialized skills that he passes along to those whom he teaches. I wholeheartedly recommend Kevin Keith!

  • 27 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Scott T.
Verified review

Brett Funk is a fantastic guitar instructor. I was with Brett for 5 years before we moved and he had me playing songs within the first 2 or 3 lessons, and I continued to progress rapidly the entire time I was with him. Brett also instructed my daughter who was about 10 when she started with him, and within 2 years she was in a band that was featured at the County Fair. BFGS is absolutely the first and last place you should look if you want to be awesome at guitar.

Eric Low Drum Lessons
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Megan B.
Verified review

Our 11 year old son, Nate, has been taking lessons from Eric for almost a year now and it's been a great experience! Eric relates to Nate very well and Nate is excited to go to drums each week. We are so pleased with how far Nate has come with his drumming! Thanks, Eric!

The Funky-Bots
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Eddie S.
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All night long during my wedding reception, the praise was relentless: "Where the hell did you find this band? They are incredible!" The Funky-Bots absolutely slay! I'm a musician myself, so it was really important to me to find a band that was tight and fun and played music with a real groove that will make people dance at my wedding. I sampled dozens of bands and got tons of quotes, but the clip Stephen sent me of his bandmates playing stuck out immediately. This isn't some corny neighborhood bar band with a rigid list of songs to choose from. The Bots are impeccably trained professionals, and everyone at my wedding could sense they were different. From the first meeting with Stephen, I felt at ease with his professionalism and confidence. He and his band never balked at a request, and were willing to try out anything, and everything they tried succeeded. Paige, the singer, has unbelievable poise and soul in her voice; she is a rare talent that you aren't going to find in most wedding bands. I could tell the band spent a lot of time practicing our songs, and they had fun with the arrangements. That energy and looseness carried over to the crowd; people can sense when the band is having fun, and it just makes the whole show exponentially better. The Bots came on time, were prompt with setup and flexible with the schedule, and were all around kind and gracious people. My only regret is that they couldn't play longer. I will recommend them to everyone I know till the day I kick the bucket. Thanks so much, y'all!!!

Bob Harris Music
5.0
from 1 review
  • 14 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sonja T.
Verified review

Dixie Leadfoot was the perfect band for our Fall Festival event!!! They played a lot of old Rockabilly favorites, and were engaging with the crowd. We would definitely hire them again!!!

  • 2 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
The Sound T.
Verified review

This Band is amazing. They are professional and know how to get people dancing.

Vi Wickam
5.0
from 1 review
  • 9 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Cynthia V.
Verified review

Vi Wickam is an exceptional and versatile musician. He is a rare musician who is equally at home in a tuxedo playing for an elite soiree or in blue jeans playing in a bluegrass jam. Last summer I contracted Vi Wickam to perform for 200 guests at the Opera Fort Collins "Songs in Summer" garden party at the Hixon home. As a strolling violinist he played everything from classical violin melodies to old time and Celtic fiddle tunes. Vi is also the founder and first violinist with the Fort Collins String Quartet. His traditional music includes guest appearance with bluegrass and old time music bands and recordings. He is also releasing a much anticipated solo CD this Spring! I highly recommend Vi The Fiddler for any event. He is reliable, courteous, and professional. Quality matters!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Karen J.
Verified review

My son wanted to take flute lessons over the summer in anticipation of school band. David worked well with my kid (who had no musical experience) and related well to him. Really enjoyed working with him, getting to know him a little, and never had any problems. Great with kids, would highly recommend him!

  • New on Thumbtack
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When It Was is a jazz band, dedicated to playing timeless standards in the styles of Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Mel Torme, Nat King Cole, Harry Connick, Jr., Chet Baker, etc. Although the band is a full seven pieces with a horn section, we offer our clients different sized groups based upon budget and need, from quartets to trios or even duos, to fit virtually any budget. We are available on mornings, afternoons, and evenings, seven days a week. With some of the top musicians in town and a variety of instrumentation combinations, clients could have us in week after week and never hear the same song twice! We are happy to work up a detailed and specific playlist to guarantee that clients get exactly what they're looking for and help make their event flawless and memorable.

  • 8 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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Sugar Shack has worked with brides and grooms for over a decade. We have also worked with florists, photographers, officiants, venues, wedding planners, fathers, mothers and even parents and grandparents!!!! We are respectful, accommodating, and do our best to make your special day as stress free as it can be. Sugar Shack will not only provide you with a musical experience designed to enhance YOUR celebration, we will also: * Work directly with all your other vendors to help provide a seamless experience * Draw on over 20 years of wedding and event experience to insure a flawless performance * Integrate perfectly with your wedding planner, or provide wedding planning services as necessary * Act as emcee for introductions, toasts, special events and more * Handle all details of event production including stage, lighting, dance floor, sound and ambiance (please ask us about pricing) * And, most importantly, Liza is always available to provide moral support and encouragement in helping you throw an amazing party!

  • 8 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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  • 19 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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Mature, professional, experienced, seasoned. Mobile live musicians and DJ's are largely a fly-by-night bunch. I have been doing this at a serious top-shelf level for over 15 years, and I take every event as seriously as though it were my own. Music and entertainment are one of the most important aspects of your function and the quality will reflect on you for years to come; don't cut corners with a budget-priced newbie.

  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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We will work with you for customized music at your events. Do you need a song written for a loved one, a friend or a lover? We will not write negative songs and will obtain copyright of any song written for you. However, you will have the lasting memory! We can improvise a song for any situation. Call us today!

About

We are a group of musicians and bands who work solo or together for events, concerts, parties, or anything you may have going on. We have everything, from pianist to DJ's. We play anything you need, e.g., fast, slow, request, and even if you would prefer to hear some songs you've never heard before. We'd be happy to entertain you. If you have any specific questions, just call.

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