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Broderson Music Studios
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 39 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Roberto S.
Verified review

I met Gary about 15 years ago, when I moved to the States. His rock music teaching program for aspiring musicians of any age, grouped by skill level and interests rather than just age group, grabbed my attention the first time I visited the (now defunct, unfortunately) East Coast Music store. I joined his program, and before I knew it I became part of many bands that he formed over the years, making lots of new musical friends in addition to improving my skills. Gary's music talent is unparalleled: he knows thousands of songs across different genres by heart, his soloing skills are amazing (especially in jazz and rock) yet he only uses them artfully to refine the sound of the band, complementing shortcomings of the wanna-be musicians that he is teaching love for music to. The result is that any aspiring musician, no matter the age and playing skills, is offered a joyful and enticing environment to play music in, and feel "I did it, I can do even better and I know now what to practice on next". I am fascinated by his ability to interact with children all ages, get the most out of them and make them feel proud of their performances. When I took music lessons as a teen ager, they were all about score reading and practicing passages. Of course they are important steps, but I never had a teacher like Gary who would also bring in the passion of sharing music in a band, learning from each others' mistakes, making commitments to other band members to practice and improve, performing in public every now and then as a motivating challenge to grow musically. More recently I enjoyed playing with Gary some serious jazz. His improvisation skills are amazing and head and shoulders above anybody I know. As I play my part I listen to his soulful re-interpretation of the tune in awe, realizing how much more I need to grow and I can learn from him. I don't think there is any other professional musician that like him can dialog with pro musicians and primary school kids beginners with the same ease.

The Nicky D Show
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Deb A.
Verified review

Nicky D was perfect for my Dad's 70th birthday party. He quickly adjusted to the mood of the crowd and everyone loved him. He was very accommodating with requests and incredibly easy to work with. I can't recommend him enough, especially with an older group of people. Many thanks to him for classic entertainment, and a great alternative to a DJ or band. At a great price to boot!

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Spencer and Sequoia
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Michelle L.
Verified review

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!

Chris Hamel Productions
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa C.
Verified review

Hi, my name is Lisa Carter and I am a Cher Tribute Artist/ Celebrity Impersonator. I have been in the tribute industry since 2009 and have worked diligently perfecting my craft to make this into my full time career. I have hired professional sound and light engineers, DJ's, dancers, musicians...the list goes on and on. Depending on what type of venue I am hired for, I am available with a live band or tracks for my gigs. Over the years I have hired less than competent dj's, until I feel upon Chris Hamel and his production company. He is my first choice, "go-to" guy who provides me with above standards in sound, lights, sound equipment....you name it, he's got it! He is also a musician, singer/ guitar player..so he "gets it"...in every sense of the phrase. I am passionate about my work, my shows, my costumes, my sound...and when he's running the soundboard, I know my show will excel to its highest potential. I feel extremely blessed to have him on my production team...in addition to that...he is always early for set-up, soundcheck,organized, and understands the mechanics of a tribute artist singing live and delivering only the best!! kudos to Chris Hamel for his professionalism and attention to details. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a wedding specialist DJ...or anyone looking for a great soundperson who really cares about the end product.Overall experiences...is there anything ABOVE 5?,,,that's Chris Hamel.

Music Services
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 11 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!!

TC Entertainment
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Karen L.
Verified review

Tim did a great job at my daughter's 16th birthday party! He was accommodating, music wise, to both the kids and the adults! Everybody was happy and had a fun night!

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

Malorie Leogrande, Singer
4.0
from 12 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Allison D.
Verified review

Malorie is very helpful and a great teacher! She has helped me improve my voice so much and I'm very comfortable working with her. To add to her amazing teaching, she is also really nice!

Maresca Music
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Melissa D.
Verified review

Rob is an excellent guitar teacher. He really connected with my daughter and she has been taking lessons with Rob for many years. She always says that Rob, not only teaches her melodies and not just chords, but he can write the music down for her. She is so impressed with that since other musicians only play by ear and don't write and read music. Rob is a great person. He is always upbeat and kind. He is patient and excellent with kids as well as adults. We know more than a few other friends that also take lessons with Rob and they are all very pleased. I have also seen Rob play with his band more than a few times throughout the years, and I am yet to see a more skilled and amazing guitar player. He must be the best in Fairfield County and beyond. He is a true gentleman and talent! It is a pleasure knowing him.

Rorie Kelly
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Allyson M.
Verified review

Rorie was amazing from the get-go!! She was so easy to reach whenever I needed her and was so helpful through our whole process. I appreciated all of her help and made it exciting for me to choose the music for the ceremony and cocktail hour. I was never worried once that she wouldn't show up (one of my biggest fears with all vendors), and I was never worried she wouldn't do the music exactly to my liking. I'm so beyond grateful and ecstatic I went with her! Thank you Rorie for everything, you are amazing with a beautiful voice.. even the flower girl had to stop in the middle of the isle to watch you :)

Lyghtin’ Up
5.0
from 1 review
  • 16 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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.

New London Big Band
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Haneef N.
Verified review

I hired the New London Big Band for my weekly live Jazz event in Hartford, CT. Not only were they very professional, they played an excellent show. It was so great that one of my recurring customers told me it was the best time they have ever had at the event, and they have been a recurring customer of mine for more than 6 years. I would highly recommend the New London Big Band to anyone that is looking for a great live Jazz act for any occasion.

  • 5 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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Our music speaks for us. It is a different, but cool fuse of different genres, and jazz. Everything we play, wether our material or not, we play with discipline, education and understanding of the genre.

  • New on Thumbtack
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Caliber is a rock cover band from Connecticut with ambitions toward original music. Caliber covers classic to modern rock with a setlist spanning four decades of hits. With a passion for music, Caliber plays all over the state in all size venues from small pubs to outside shows.

  • New on Thumbtack
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This band is made up of 4 talented musicians that know how to entertain! Male and female vocalist, keyboards, bass, guitar and drums rock out over 50 cover songs from artists such as Taylor Swift, Evanescence, Pink, Black Eyed Peas, Three Doors Down, Creed, The Fray, AC/DC, Led Zepplin, Deep Purple, Third Eye Blind, Lit The All American Rejects and more. Everyone will be up singing and dancing - the energy is electric!

  • New on Thumbtack
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We provide musical entertainment for both dancing and listening. We perform from three to five pieces depending on the event and venue. Genres include rock, country, blues and original material. Besides great instrumentals, we pride ourselves on our vocal skills and the ability to harmonize.

  • New on Thumbtack
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We are a reggae band from out of Suffolk County, New York. We play covers, with our spin on it at times, and originals. We play in parties, benefits, club dates, etc.

  • 8 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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We are entertainers as well as musicians. Our shows feature lots of interaction with the audience, down home country humor and the stories behind the songs.

  • New on Thumbtack
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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.

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We are The Ghost is Alive and Well, a four-piece Indie rock group from Vernon, CT. We provide great live, local, and original music to our surrounding town and states. We don't charge for gigs and will play any event anywhere. We are professional in what we do, but still have a great time and make sure everyone else does, too.

  • New on Thumbtack
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