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Meriden Country Bands

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Broderson Music Studios
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 39 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joanne M.
Verified review

Gary is FABULOUS! He is patient and kind, and really quite funny! Best of all, Gary can cultivate a child's natural talent for music. One of the many awesome skills Gary has is the ability to group children together to form bands. He puts bands together where the children bring out each other's musical strengths. These kids have ended up forming friendships and bonds that are long lasting. Even a shy child feels comfortable performing, after Gary's encouragement and tutelage. My oldest child, now in college, attributes his love for music to Gary. We cannot say enough positive things about Gary and encourage everyone to bring their children to Gary for music lessons.

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Spencer and Sequoia
4.9
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 19 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Linda L.
Verified review

Chris Hamel is an amazing DJ, Musician and Lighting Technician. Two years ago I founded Affordable Affairs, a network group of wedding and event vendors, and aggressively pursued Chris to join us as our DJ. I have never known anyone more professional in his field. He is just a class act through and through and I speak for all my partners in Affordable Affairs when I say he is as good as it gets! We hire him, and will continue to hire him, as a DJ, Musician and Lighting Technician as often as he can work with us!

Gab Kallay Music
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara B.
Verified review

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.

Rorie Kelly
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Christopher C.
Verified review

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!

Music Services
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 12 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
Anne W.
Verified review

The best DJ our group has ever used! On time, in fact early, continuous music for the tastes of Our crowd (and that is quite rare...a DJ assess the audience? What a concept!) Very 0ersonable, quick response to requests, great selection of music! Definitely hiring him again!

Lomel
5.0
from 5 reviews
    Justin T.
    Verified review

    Lomel is more than just another singer. He's a true artist. He's a force for change in an industry that's missing so much. He fills several voids in the music world. He can sing, rap, write and tell the stories that touch our lives. His passion, skill, voice and work ethic can not be matched. He is truly one of a kind. Lomel is not only a phenomenal artist but a movement and a force to be reckoned with. Lomel is the future.

    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

    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.

    Merchants of Rhythm
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    SCOTT W.
    Verified review

    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!

    GCleph Productions
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 12 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Jewlie B.
    Verified review

    Randy came highly recommended from a friend. We have used him for my husband's 40th, a Christmas party and a few corporate events. He and his groups are extremely talented and even play different kinds of music. I will continue to hire him whenever I need a band!

    New London Big Band
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 2 years in business
    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.

    About

    • 5 years in business
    About

    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.

    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.

    About

    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.

    About

    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.

    About

    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.

    About

    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.

    About

    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.

    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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