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DJConnectionLive.com
4.7
from 259 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 503 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nina W.
Verified review

Nick's guy Ron was great! They worked with our budget and really got the crowd going. I would definitely hire him again. He had any song we wanted! Thanks guys.

Top Pro
  • 20 years in business
  • 114 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
  • 57 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.

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Spencer and Sequoia
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michelle L.
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My husband James and I had the privilege of having Spencer and Sequoia perform at our wedding at a winery in Virginia this summer. It would be a huge understatement to say we were SO pleased with how everything went!!! Spencer and Sequoia were amazingly professional and joyful to work with and super gracious with everything. It was the first time I had worked with a band of any kind so from the second we signed a contract, they were extremely responsive of our needs and questions, provided a very lengthy and diverse song list and even said they would be willing to learn song requests for a nominal fee. Because they're based out of New York, they had to make the long drive the morning of and were totally on board to work with our tomeline and the venue set up. They were also super self sufficient so we didn't have to worry about providing them equipment as they assured us they had everything they needed and required little set up time which proved to be true. We had them perform during our ceremony, cocktail hour AND reception but they did it like champs and our guests could not stop raving about how great they sounded! Not only were they just downright talented, they were a pleasure to have around as well. At one point, my nephew who sung a song for us was experiencing technical difficulties with his sound system so Spencer right away let him use his, which was a total lifesaver. Bottom line- customer service is beyond amazing with this lovely husband wife pair and we are so happy and grateful we could have them be a part of our special day. THANK YOU Spencer & Sequoia!

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Talking Machine
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Natasha C.
Verified review

Dianne, Monk and Sam of the Talking Machine headlined our fundraiser, music festival wedding in August 2017. They are fabulous musicians - huge diversity of ability - their own unique take on cover songs, and their own original music which is totally awesome. They also look like rock stars, have the stage presence of rock stars, but also somehow are organized and helpful and super responsive on email. I would recommend Talking Machine to anyone hosting an event or any bar who wants to draw in more customers. If they had a standing set at my local bar, I would go every week! You won't be disappointed!

Top Pro
  • 1 year in business
  • 24 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!

Bassoon in the Wild
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer L.
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I hired Bassoon in the Wild Band for my wedding. The music was great especially the bassoon playing in the background, it is definitely one of a kind. Highly recommended

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Tim B.
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Glen did an awesome job lining up the musicians and leading the band in the concerts at the recent Empower posi fest in Tampa, FL. He was also great at putting together the after posi awards jam session that turned out to be a rousing success! Glen is a wonderful guitarist and vocalist and his positive energy onstage inspires everyone to take part in the music!!

  • 28 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Joanna F.
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Joyce has been teaching my son trumpet for 3 years. How do I appreciate her? Let me count the ways! - Son played trumpet in school band throughout middle school before starting lessons with Joyce. He strongly resisted learning to sight read all those years. Joyce had him (happily!) sight reading within the first few months. - Joyce helped my son correct some technique problems which were frustrating him. His progress was impressive, and he won a coveted spot in the area all-state band. - Joyce is open to working with music that her students enjoy. Jazz improvisation has become a staple of lessons that my son looks forward to, and solos in his school jazz band have flowed from this. - Whenever I listen in on lessons I always hear laughter. Even when my son is tired and grumpy before a lesson, he comes out of the lesson feeling great. -Joyce loves cats! Your cat will be treated like royalty whenever Joyce is around.

Rorie Kelly
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Christopher C.
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Here at the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, I've had a number of opportunities to work with Ms. Kelly as a solo act and with her bands, in all of our different venues. Always professional, on time and a pleasure to work with! And musically outstanding as well!

Gab Kallay Music
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara B.
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My daugher took piano lessons from Gab Kallay before moving to Germany and really enjoyed taking lessons from her. Gab was very patient but also extremely thorough with the lessons. In Germany my daughter later joined the school band and continues to play.

Nathan Garrett Live Music
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Svitlana G.
Verified review

The best band we have ever had a pleasure to work with!!! The most professional, the friendliest and with the most beautiful sound!!! For the last 4 years we have hired different bands and this one is hands down THE BEST!!!

The NoteWorthy Band
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Katie D.
Verified review

On behalf of the March of Dimes, I want to thank you for the wonderful entertainment that the Noteworthy Band provided at our Signature Chef's Auction, held on October 23, 2017. The band's blend of music was enjoyed by all, and added to the atmosphere at the event. Your professionalism was appreciated and your help with social media was amazing. Looking forward to next year!

Music Services
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Dupe A.
Verified review

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!!

Nick West
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Lorna M.
Verified review

Nick was the best! We had a cocktail party at our house and his 2 group band was just what we needed, playing smooth jazz and setting a wonderful mood for the party. Punctual, professional, friendly, and an excellent musician too. I'll be rehiring in the future.

Helene's Notes
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Shannon W.
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Helene was my piano teacher from kindergarten through high school. She taught me how to read, understand, play and love music. Furthermore, my early -and in-depth- start with piano prepared me for years of trumpet in various advanced bands. Although I am not currently taking lessons, I still sit down to play piano whenever I get the chance. I'll play anything from Bach to Beethoven to Josh Groban to new and classic Disney - really anything I'm in the mood for. Helene's teaching has made me proficient enough in piano and music in general such that I can truly enjoy playing. Thanks Helene!!

Alexis Cole
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Corinna M.
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Alexis Cole brought her band to perform at a large Corporate Farmers Market that I produced. Her singing and presence added another dimension to the event and I received many compliments on her behalf. I will hire her again. She was completely flexible, working before hand with the AV team on site to organize the sound. Alexis Cole is always a delight to work with.

Suck'r Punch
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Shannon D.
Verified review

We hired Retro Express to play our 80's Prom charity event on November 14th at the Stamford Italian Center and they were outstanding. They helped us promote the event, were extremely supportive and communicated clearly and regularly leading up to the event. The night of the event they showed up early to set up and were ready to go before any guests arrived. They were extremely flexible throughout the evening and helped us remind guests to bid on silent auction items and buy raffle tickets. (One of the band members won the 50/50 raffle and even donated the proceeds back to the charity!) All that, and I haven't even gotten to the music part yet.... The playlist was perfect for our event. They played GREAT 80's songs that got our guests up and dancing throughout the 4-hour event. I received many compliments about how great the band was and how much fun everyone was having. We can't thank Retro Express enough for helping us to put on an amazing event that all of our guests enjoyed. We were able to exceed our fundraising goal, and will definitely keep Retro Express on speed dial for future events.

Joe Gattuso Band
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Tabitha B.
Verified review

The Joe Gattuso Band was energetic, and really wowed our guests. Highly recommended!

Quartet Plus 1
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
John B.
Verified review

The Band played after our wedding and we were extremely happy with their performance. They serenaded our guests outside of the church after our wedding ceremony. Everyone commented on how it was such a great idea, they loved the music and some even danced! We would highly recommend them!

Lyghtin’ Up
5.0
from 1 review
  • 16 years in business
Chris E.
Verified review

Lyghtin Up and their catalog of classic rock songs are unmatched by any tribute band out there. The singer had me believing I was listening to the actual band! Would hire again and definitely recommend for your musical gatherings.

Q & A

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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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