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DJConnectionLive.com
4.7
from 256 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 494 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Emily S.
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We hired Nick to DJ an event we had in New Haven, CT and he was great! He arrived early and was completely set up at least 30 minutes before the event started - which was greatly appreciated! He even brought his own DJ booth and lights. I should have given him more of a heads up on the type of music we wanted, but once I gave him a few examples of some bands to play he did a great job keeping it up. He also did a wonderful job making announcements throughout the event to keep the attendees in the loop. In our original agreement Nick said he would bring a photographer and would leave us with a thumb drive of all the pictures. We thought this offer was ABOVE and BEYOND so knew he would be great to work with. Unfortunately the photographer wasn't at the event, but Nick did have a nice camera that we were able to take photos with. I'm waiting for Nick to mail me those photos on a thumb drive and as long as I get those soon I am comfortable leaving a 5 star review! Nick was a great guy so I know they will be in the mail any day now. And as an added bonus: he sings! If you're event go-ers are into Frank Sinatra, make sure to let Nick know and he'll put on a show. ;-)

Top Pro
  • 20 years in business
  • 105 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stephanie K.
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Your jazz band was even better than what we were hoping for! It added just the touch we wanted - and such a fun group! Thank you! Can't wait to hear you again.

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Broderson Music Studios
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 39 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jeanne M.
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I took piano lessons from Gary for years and his program is fantastic. I learned to play the piano through songs that I loved, which made me want to continue with lessons as a kid. I am in college now and I still play the piano. Also, his rockonamerica program was a wonderful experience. I got to play rock music in a band with other kids my age. It was way cooler than any piano recital. I would definitely recommend taking music lessons with Gary; his lessons were a lot of fun and years later I still retain what I learned.

Jimi Durso
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Hillel F.
Verified review

I took guitar lessons from Jimi on a fairly constant basis for about 3 years. The best and most unique feature of his teaching style is the balance between the freedom Jimi gives students in what they want to achieve musically, and the structure that he provides students with that will allow them to reach that goal. Personally, I learned advanced rock and jazz guitar techniques and improvisation from Jimi, and I am very happy with my current level of ability. Especially helpful is his extremely coherent way of explaining often over-complicated music theory. Jimi treats his students with an optimistic and respectful attitude, and creates a very welcoming and encouraging environment for the music student.

Top Pro
  • 1 year in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Divya A.
Verified review

Soulful Sounds were the perfect choice for our son's graduation party! It was an amazing night with thunderstorms, rainbow & music ! They played to a large gathering of over a 100 people. A very professional band who adjusted to the situation and played remarkably. Highly recommend!

Kevin McNeal
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Anne D.
Verified review

I play rock bass but never learned chords or theory, which held me back. KEVIN was able to identify my strengths and weaknesses within the first lesson and has put together lessons that have been consistently fun and effective, with just the right level of challenge. He made me feel comfortable , which is enabling me to take on new challenges. Very patient and skilled.

Nico Padden Music
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy B.
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I follow Nico's gigs as regularly as possible and have been doing so ever since her fledgling days as a singer song-writer. I love her original music as it has captivating melodies and heartfelt lyrics . She is quite tenacious in getting herself "out there" and in so doing, she leaves me breathless with all the things she does to promote her talents at any one time. I like to go with friends to hang out at her various gigs and be entertained by her while casually enjoying good food rather than a cover band with very loud music. Nico is a very talented singer and musician who plays different instruments equally well.

Music Services
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Dupe A.
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Jonathan and his and band played at my birthday party.Omg, it was beautiful. My guests were wondering where I had heard them play and could not believe I just discovered them online. We had the dinner hour under such ambience, it felt like we were in an expensive lounge! If I need a band, I will definitely be calling Jonathan again!!! *Ps. I had a last minute request for an additional song and they made it happen!!

  • 19 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Gregory S.
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I had started getting into Latin music a little over a year ago when I met first met Nick Herman. Originally, I tried to learn to play Latin percussion (congas, bongos, timbales etc.) from books and instructional videos. I also tried lessons with a few different musicians. I was at it for months, however, I found my progress to be very slow. Eventually, I confronted Nick about lessons. After only 5 lessons, my bongo playing had improved exponentially! I would play my bongos with other musicians in the park and after one or two songs, many people would compliment me on my playing. One night I played a duet with a guitarist who would compliment me on my playing after every song. Later, I came to find out he was the leader of a salsa band who frequently performed around the city! Shortly after that I made Nick my official trainer on the bongos and cowbell! Nick Herman also leads his own band. I think anyone who is serious about learning Latin percussion would benefit greatly by having Nick as an instructor. I wish I had began lessons with him sooner!

Nick West
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Satchel J.
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Nick West is THE best. He’s the creme de la creme...the cats pajamas, the bees knees and the real McCoy. For recording studio sessions he’s a One-Take-Jake with any style of music and he has a bottomless reserve of creative ideas. Onstage, in concert, he’s not only rock steady musically but his love for the music always shines through. Our fans always tell me what a great time it looks like he’s having while he’s playing. Plus he’s the consummate professional: easy going, great sense of humor, always shows up early for rehearsals and shows and is the kind of guy you would hang out with more if he wasn’t so dang busy! West is the best. Get him while you still can.

  • 50 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Stephen W.
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One Man Matt is a one stop music extravaganza, delivering riffs & arrangements ethereal in nature, enjoyable & pleasing to the heart, soul, and mind of his audiences. Matt is a humanitarian, with an ear for the cosmic harmonies of universal consciousness, as well as good old rock, roll & soul! Matt is well versed in the artistic journey of life, where creativity wins the day, and love rules the roost! Rock On OMM; rock on! Stephen Weeks, Electric Light Orchestra

Peter Charles entertainment
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Mike C.
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I hired Peter to play an outdoor party that I do every year to entertain friends and a few clients. This is the first time that I hired an entertainer, I usually just play my stereo in the background. Peter changed the entire atmosphere of the party. For starters, he sounded like a full band with his backup tracks. Then he accommodated so many of my guests requests. He is like a literal walking library of music. He did all kinds of pop rock hits and even accommodated a request for Sinatra and Roy Orbison. Then I asked for some Motown and dance. He literally covered all of our requests and even entertained with a few impressions of stars. We had a blast when Peter did a few sing along tunes. I didn't know so many people love to sing. Well, I definitely recommend Peter and plan to have him back next year.

Emily Joy Marcello
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Stephen D.
Verified review

Emily Marcello and her violin talents have greatly enriched my musical project, 'Plywood Cowboy'. Her intelligence and spirit is greatly appreciated not only by fellow band members but by entire audiences. Sincerely, Stephen Dedman plywoodcowboy@gmail.com 869-510-8174

  • 13 years in business
Terri M.
Verified review

Thank you Kenneth & The Staxxx Experience for keeping our guests on the floor all night. You guys were wonderful. The food and the band were both a big hit. We recommend you to anyone that needs a great band, dj, & strings.

Merchants of Rhythm
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
SCOTT W.
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Professional, fun, talented, and with a very cool and impressive array of awesome, and dance-able tunes, Merchants of Rhythm is my new go-to band for hire for when I throw a big party and want to impress my guests. Hire them today!

About

In The Pocket is a funk/soul/rock cover band complete with a two-piece horn section! Winners of 2013 Hudson Valley Magazines’ Best Local Musicians just couldn’t stand being on hiatus. After a one year break; In The Pocket is back! This time, with a slightly new lineup and an updated repertoire. Bringing you an exciting, new collection of soul and funk music, this seven piece band is ready to make you dance! Performing a variety of popular dance music from the 60’s to today. Their powerful horn section helps them to stand out above the rest, allowing them to perform songs untouched by most cover bands. Expect to hear songs by Stevie Wonder, Doobie Brothers, Curtis Mayfield, Otis Redding, Michael Jackson and a dash of Maroon 5 and Bruno Mars. In The Pocket is available for weddings, private events, parties, and any situation where a fun dance band is needed!

  • 19 years in business
About

We stand out from other bands because we solve problems we play various styles of music cha cha,cumbia,bachata,salsa,bolero,salsa and can also provide a Disc Jockey as well..

  • 5 years in business
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One thing that sets Early Bird Rock apart from other children's entertainment companies is that our concerts are enjoyable for children and adults. We update the musicality of familiar children's songs to keep everyone entertained as well as play child appropriate pop/rock music.

  • 8 years in business
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If you want a great live band at your next event, consider Lighthouse! We specialize in delivering an exciting performance of music for your dancing and listening pleasure. Please visit our website and view our video.

About

We are a dynamic, diverse, ultra-professional Latin ensemble with a sizzling sound that blends traditional Latin, Afro-Cuban, Caribbean and Brazilian music with the sophistication of jazz. We have a great following mainly because we've established ourselves as unique from the more typical Latin bands. We're known for taking familiar love songs from legendary artists such as Stevie Wonder and The Beatles, and putting our refreshing Latin spin on them. We are truly passionate about what we do and take great care in customizing our song list and presentation to fit your exact venue or event. If you want "Caliente" and dancing, we never fail! We do it all - cha-cha, merengue, salsa, bachata, etc. If you want it more reserved and ambient, we can provide a smooth, more sophisticated sound to create the perfect backdrop for a more formal event. Check out the comments on our website from people who see us live. Let us bring something completely out of the ordinary and fantastic to your venue or event!

About

We are an excellent musical group that entertains at wedding receptions, dinner dances, corporate events, etc. We are six pieces including four vocalists (1 female, 3 male), and we offer an amazing and versatile repertoire with the highest level of quality and professionalism! We bring excellent live music for your party.

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 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.

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.
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