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Chris Hamel Productions
5.0
from 19 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.

Kim McHale Music
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Mary B.
Verified review

Kim McHale band provided dinner music during a Newport clambake gathering, then kicked it up into dance music afterward. She was professional, fun, and helpful - provided exactly what we wanted. Very friendly and good communicator.

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!

Boston Premier Band
5.0
from 5 reviews
    Jackie S.
    Verified review

    My husband and I for our wedding went back and forth on DJ or live band, and boy am I glad we went with this duo! They sounded incredible and made our night very special. They were very professional and sounded great! If I have another event in the future I will be booking these two again!

    Private Lessons
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 2 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Ben F.
    Verified review

    After taking piano lessons from a traditional piano teacher for 6 years, I needed a change. Steve was the perfect choice. He played at a local piano bar at the time, and I wanted to hone my skills so I could play in bands, too. I assumed he would teach me the ins and outs of chords and then send me off to conquer the music scene, but it turned out he had a real mastery of musical theory, and he held it to a very high importance. He began each of our lessons with music theory - all the basics that make a solid foundation for any musician. Then, he introduced a new concept to something I had been doing all along. He gave me sheet music to learn - tough teaching songs - then after a time, began blocking my view of my hands with paper while playing. Eventually, he'd block my hands and take away the music, teaching me a very important part of playing anything in front of people. You have to know the music inside and out. You can't rely on the sheets in front of you. That's the only way you can truly immerse yourself in the song and let your fingers do the playing. His fees were reasonable and the time was very well-spent. You have to do the work between lessons to get the most out of them. Steve has a true mastery of live performance on every level, and it would behoove any musician, young or old, beginner or skilled, to spend a year in his teaching. We can all benefit from it. I certainly did. I've been in various bands, ever since, and I haven't looked back except to remember who helped me get here.

    • 20 years in business
    Leslie S.
    Verified review

    My husband and I were guests at a wedding for my friend's daughter and we thought Emotion was fabulous! They had energy, the lead female singer's voice was so true to the original artist's and the band was great! The music selection was also spectacular and I know they assisted with it. I'd see them again any day!

    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

    • 34 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Kevin F.
    Verified review

    Everyone enjoys Dave Mack solo or with his band. Has a good play list and plays request too. He is consistent on keeping people entertained while having dinner and drinks or out with others having a few pops and a good time.

    AfterShock Band
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    Liz N.
    Verified review

    Saw at Slaintes Saturday! Book this band! Great variety of music and lots of FUN!

    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.

    Keturah's Dream
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 2 years in business
    Anthony J.
    Verified review

    I have seen this band many times and they are just great. Great musicians and Keturahs voice is just one of the best around. Very professional and they have a lot of fun entertaining. You won't be disappointed with this band!

    UR iT Productions
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 38 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Maryanne J.
    Verified review

    Mr. Marcel Blanchet, Mr. Lonnie Gasparini and Mr. Paul Gabriel performed their extraordinary blues with style for us at our graduation party. I was fortunate to be able to book them. These men are serious musicians -- each with an impressive curriculum vitae of playing at major venues and with world-renowned artists over the years. They turned our pool party into a blues festival! They arrived right on time, set up their own lighting and sound system very quickly and professionally, were open to playing inside our home in case it rained, and were extremely helpful with suggestions on how to configure the dancing area in tent and outside on our driveway. They were accommodating regarding requests. They were extremely professional and yet friendly. They got everyone up and dancing, and all evening I heard nothing but compliments about their sound. They played a perfect mix of original pieces with classic selections, and the combination of percussion, Hammond organ and lead guitar was perfect! Their intuition was right on as to what to play to keep the party lively. My husband and I felt proud to treat our guests to an evening of excellent blues in our own backyard! I would recommend these gentlemen to anyone who's looking to create a fabulous blues party experience. Kind thanks for everything, Marcel and the band! We will try to book you again for our next event!!

    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

    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

    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.

    About

    An energetic, fun and authentic band, The French Connection: Contra Dance Music is an RI-based band that plays traditional contra dance music with a French accent. Members of the band are Deck Nieforth on feet, harmonica, and spoons; Dan Lanier on his handcrafted 5-string Dexter Fiddle and guitar; Mike Fischman on guitar, mandolin, and bodhran. Sound system is available for rent.

    • 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.

    • 19 years in business
    About

    We are a band for all events. We play Latin, jazz, salsa, merengue, bachata and DJ with the music you want for your party or events.

    About

    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!

    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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