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Mike Strausbaugh
from 59 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michelle B.
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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.

from 23 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Brian D.
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David Brooks is a quality entertainer and excellent showman. I've always had a good time whenever his bands have played. A highly skilled lead guitarist and band leader. A must hire for any venue.

Eads Guitar Studio
from 18 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Peter F.
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I took lessons with Serena as a beginner in her group lessons through the City of Aurora and as a private student after that. I primarily studied jazz, but also checked out other styles. Serena helped me prepare for my college auditions, along with working in playing situations I was currently in, such as rock bands and pit orchestras. Her focus on sight reading has gotten me more work that I can recall, and the diversity of the material learned (especially classical guitar) gave me a great foundation to start from when studying guitar in college. Serena is nurturing to the beginning student, guiding to the intermediate guitarist, and maintains high expectations for the advanced student. Through hearing her other students at studio recitals, I can tell that she gives all students the same attention, regardless of their interests, age, or skill level. I am very thankful for the time I spent learning from Serena, and highly recommend her to anyone interested in developing on guitar.

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

Steve Manshel
from 7 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Carl G.
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Warning! Only hire Steve Manshel if you want you and your guests to have a great time! Don't blame me if the dance floor gets crowded and people get sweaty dancing. There is a danger that people who shouldn't be dancing still will! Hire him at your own risk!

Nick G.
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To much to share! John sang at my wedding and I will remember it always! One of the best singer/songwriter you will ever meet. If you need any kind of musical lessons or performance and you don't hire this guy then you are missing out!

Scott Slay and the Rail
from 5 reviews
    Jeff P.
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    I would hire Scott again in a heartbeat!

    from 4 reviews
    • 18 years in business
    Brianna A.
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    My husband is a huge music fan so we spent quite a bit of time searching for a band for our wedding. He likes more of the classics where me and my girlfriends wanted pop/dance music. Daddyblue was the only band we found that played every style flawlessly. The reception was an absolute blast. Even my grandparents danced most of the night! We were so delighted. Thanks Biff! Brianna Algood

    from 4 reviews
    • 11 years in business
    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!!!

    • 6 years in business
    Jill M.
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    Kevin was a great private lesson teacher for my 8th grade percussionist! He was very flexible and accommodating with scheduling, and the wise instruction he provided allowed my son to get the highest rating possible at Solo and Ensemble, win a distinguished scholarship award at the end of the school year from his band, and earn a coveted position in the high school drumline as only a freshman. Kevin provided insightful coaching which expanded my son's repertoire of instruments and technique.

    Midnight Party Machine
    from 2 reviews
      Kathryn S.
      Verified review

      Such a solid band. Highly recommend for any event you are having that you want to be one to remember.

      The Icons
      from 2 reviews
        Lisa S.
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        Something for everyone, and astoundingly good! Nothing but praise for Longmont band The Icons. I heard them last summer at a festival in Leyden Rock's neighborhood park, and was blown away by their covers--not just by the diversity of their set list (Led Zeppelin, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars), but by their sheer musicianship. Vocalists Ted Reedy and Jim Simmons (also lead guitar) can convincingly sing just about anything, while band members Will Robison on drums, David Bergner on bass, and Egemen Kesikli on keyboards complete the sound in a cohesive blend of talent and energy.

        • 2 years in business
        Kevin D.
        Verified review

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


        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.

        • 19 years in business

        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.


        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.


        As a professional entertainer, all my shows are designed to cover a wide range of genres and dance music to meet the varied taste of any audience. Female entertainment providing soft rock for cocktail & dinner hour, usually 6pm - 9pm. Social & corporate events, theme parties of every kind and for all ages. Live entertainer singing the songs you know and love. Current, classic and nostalgic soft rock and great dance music. Parties for kids, teens and adults. Company picnics, reunions, special songs for your wedding, reception, anniversary, birthday. Sing along & Karaoke party package available.

        • 14 years in business

        We are a professional 8-piece band that plays the best of soul, funk, and R&B. We will travel and have done a number of weddings and performances. Thank you for your interest! Our song list is available by request.

        • 8 years in business

        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!


        We offer combo to full band with horns. We are professional musicians/singers. We play jazz, blues, country, big band, pop and rock. You decide.

        • 8 years in business

        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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