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Smithson Music
4.9
from 100 reviews
  • 153 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Richard L.
Verified review

I have used Alvin Smithson's services for over five years as a piano tuner, teacher and performer. I am always impressed with his skills, artistry and professionalism. Alvin first came to tune my 100-years old Steinway after it had been neglected for a number of years. He first examined the instrument, diagnosed what needed to be done and then proceeded with his expert tuning. Immediately after he was done and started playing, I was amazed at how good the piano sounded. Alvin explained that with a piano that hasn't been tuned or played in so many years, it will take some time to achieve its best form and sound for which it was built. A short time after, my wife started taking piano lessons from Alvin and as she started gaining proficiency in playing under his guidance, the piano itself gained a rich pleasing sound. Alvin paid close attention and adjusted notes or did a full tuning whenever needed. He also took the time to clean the strings and do minor technical adjustments. When a string needed to be replaced, Alvin recommended a technician from a highly reputable company. Overall, we owe it to his expertise to have the wonderful old piano do what it was built for by the Steinway masters. I should also mention that I heard some great musicians at venues where Alvin is the regular piano tuner. People who visit our house and hear our piano, or play it themselves, always compliment its sound. But the best comes when Alvin himself sits at the keyboard, whether at our house, at a social function or performing in the theater, it's such a joy to hear him play some great classical pieces as well as his own wonderful compositions. He is truly a very talented, sensitive and highly knowledgeable artist. And such a pleasant person, too. My wife and I feel fortunate to have Alvin give us the best piano sound to enjoy live music in our home. I would recommend him to anyone as piano tuner, teacher and overall musician.

Top Pro
  • 5 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Mark W.
Verified review

We had an engagement party for two of my kids (25/30) and it turned out great. Stevie was so accommodating and professional. People enjoy the ability to request songs from his extensive catalog. And I got to jam with him on two songs. I'll be sure to hire him again for future functions!

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Don Bruce
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Alex W.
Verified review

Don knows his stuff, he's easy to get along with and overall a really nice guy. He has an impressive repertoire of musical skills and a lifetime of experience in music to draw from. As far as instruments he can play a little bit of everything, he can basically teach you any instrument you'd find in a regular rock band, folk, country, pop, blues etc. He's probably most proficient on the guitar and piano but he also knows quite a lot about vocals. If you struggle with theory he does a great job demystifying some of the fundamentals of music theory that are useful to beginners. Whether you're an absolute beginner or long time musician Don will be able to help you out. Highly recommend.

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David Andrew Smith
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Melissa P.
Verified review

I couldn't have been happier to have David play at my wedding! Nothing but good things to say about my experience with him. He was so easy to communicate with leading up to my event and was more than happy to accommodate anything I needed. I can't say how many people have given compliments on how much they loved listening to him perform. He is extremely talented and has an amazing voice. Not to mention very kind and professional. I would hands down recommend him to anyone who is looking to hire a musician. We didn't get a chance to see him because he played our ceremony and cocktail hour, but we plan to go see him perform as soon as we can!!

Top Pro
  • 14 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Ashley M.
Verified review

The Brian Farley band was great to work with. They were professional, on time, reasonably priced and played great music. They were a crowd favorite for our festival! Thank you!!

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Xen Live
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Conrad O.
Verified review

Jay from Xen Live worked for me in the DC Music Industry during 2016 and he is an expert at planning and executing events. His communication skills, attention to detail, technical knowledge and dedication to clients is among the best in his field. I would highly recommend Jay and Xen Live for DJ services or Live Events…clients cannot go wrong by selecting Xen Live for special events.

PG Productions
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Garrett B.
Verified review

Peter is an exceptionally experienced musician with experience that not only validates his abilites but places him among the elite. Peter has worked with bands including the Who, Twisted Sister, Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac) and my personal favorite, Elton John. As a "newbie" to the field of music, I can assure you that John exhibits exceptional patience as well as the ability to make the complex seem simple. Whether new to music or an experienced professional, I highly recommend you speak to Peter before making a final decision. FIve stars!

Blue Raccoon Tunes
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Justin M.
Verified review

I have hired carry a number of times to play solo jazz guitar at weekly wine tastings in my retail beer and wine store. He is a complete professional. It is if Joe Pass OR Wes Montgomery were playing live right in front of us.

Kim Reynolds Quartet
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda H.
Verified review

Our donors really enjoyed the live music provided by Kim Reynolds Quartet for our Speakeasy-themed event. They were flexible with a delayed start time as donors moved from an upstairs portion of the event down to the reception and even played a little extra when guests were still trickling out. They were completely self sufficient for set up and brought all the equipment/cables, worked with our non-profit budget, and were the highlight of the evening!

Energico
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Andre F.
Verified review

What a treat! Outstanding performance by truly talented group that knows their profession. All night everyone was finger snapping, singing along and enjoying the sounds of this magnificent band! I will definitely be booking them again for our annual event next year! Please check them out. You won't be disappointed! Andre Ford Vice President Empact Ministries

  • New on Thumbtack
Sue E.
Verified review

I want to thank you and Logan for your amazing talent that you brought to my party! I knew you guys were good but your music coupled with your friendly, bubbly personalities made what you gave us unbelievable! This birthday was HUGE for me and I wanted the component of live music. You gave us so much more! My guests are still talking about how awesome you are. I hope I have another event at some point. Who knows, maybe I will get married again!! I won't even have to think about who to call....Katie and Logan!!

Sarah Casey
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Emily K.
Verified review

Sarah was great to work with to add some live music to my wedding! She was very professional - responded to messages quickly and showed up on time, etc., not to mention she played beautifully! I've had many guests compliment her playing and appreciate her music selections for the event. I definitely recommend working with Sarah - you won't regret it!

Good Kemistry Band
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Michelle H.
Verified review

Michelle and her band were amazing. The singers and band members really put on a spectacular show. I would recommend them to anyone. I can't wait to see them perform again.

David Bach Music
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
George T.
Verified review

David Bach and and his band did and outstanding job for our corporate dinner with 120 guests. Our performance included a female singer who was also excellent. Many guests mentioned they were impressed with the performance. David is very professional. It was a pleasure to work with him.

About

Kenney Holmes and ShowBiz is the Washington Area's foremost Wedding Act. This Band has performed at the George Bush, Bill Clinton and Obama Presidential Inaugural events. Showbiz varies from 1 to 7 members, and we are pleased to adjust the size of the band to your budget and needs. The instrumentation includes male and female vocals, a horn section and, of course, the Famous ShowBiz Rhythm Section. Kenney is an experienced and skillful Master of Ceremonies that will keep your event moving. He will organize the caterer and the photographer to make sure all will go as intended. On the rehearsal dinner with a band booking, we offer a 50% off or discounted cocktail hour. Kenney is more than happy to meet with the couples in person to help in planning. We also offer a wedding questionnaire to assist brides plan. Please go to our website, there will be endorsements, song files, songlists and more info.

About

We provide diverse live band entertainment for lounges, weddings, and social gathering. We do live performances for all genres of music!

About

Lajuan Entertainment Group offers the following: * Live Music Services * Recording Studio for Beginners and Advanced Artists * Miscellaneous Production Services * DJ Services * Video Production * Workshops for Youth Click here to hear the Internet broadcast of KSO Productions Radio63. It's ranked in Top 5 Daily. We are preserving the legacy of music innovators while introducing new artists and creating new music landscapes. Our disc jockey experience evolved in the late '70s to the present, professionally doing house parties and evolved to radio programming. We have provided music for clubs, cabarets, art shows, fashion shows, weddings and concerts. We've been a programmer on WPFW 89.3 FM since 1985 to the Present. See our website for the schedule.

  • 45 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
About

We are a 10-piece musician party/horn band with a 3-piece production crew. We are one of East Coast's finest dance/party bands.

  • 16 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
About

We provide live band music for all occasions ranging from weddings to house parties, birthday parties, family re-unions, cooperate and business events, church anniversary and yearly events as well as supplying P.A systems for all events. We also render still photography and video coverages and editing, projector services as well chauffeur services.

  • 12 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
About

Hi, folks! We are The Readys, a Baltimore based pop, rock, and Americana cover band. The Readys can accommodate your solo, duo, trio, and full band performance needs. We are also available to provide pro lights, sound, and video tailored to your venue or event. We thank you kindly for swinging by our website and reviewing what we have to offer. Thank you again for your time and consideration, and we look forward to bringing you some of Baltimore's most accomplished and talented musicians!

  • New on Thumbtack
About

I am an R&B artist from Baltimore. I am currently finishing up my first album by multi-platinum producer Herb Middleton. I sing, write song, arrange and produce. I honestly have a gift for melody creation. I also have my own band. We perform songs ranging from classic soul, i.e. Marvin Gaye, Sam Cooke, Eddie Kendricks, Stevie Wonder to contemporary, i.e. Maxwell, D'Angelo, Chris Brown, etc. Most people in the area call my sound "New Age Motown".

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