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Louis Pettinelli Music
4.9
from 135 reviews
  • 247 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marco C.
Verified review

The Jazz band was amazing!! Louis and the rest of the musicians showed up on time, and gave us a great time, full of Jazz songs, holiday music and others. I love the flexibility he gave us during the event and even stayed a little extra to accommodate our needs. Most of my residents were impressed with his work and I can't wait to bring them all back for our summer pool party!

Pristine Raeign
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara B.
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Hello, on 08/16/2014 my family and I had a very big elegant event. We celebrated my son Timothy 34th birthday,military status and his bachelor degree success. Our entertainment was the talented,energized,the best showmanship,the best of singing,very,very friendly,kind male and female band. Pristine Raeign Band. I enjoy good entertainment, I also know good music when I hear it.The Pristine Raeign Band really put on an excellent show. I had such a good,good time. The band was so phenomenal I wish I can turn back the hands of time and relive the party allover again.I thank the band over and over.Must see and hear. It is an exeperience you will never forget the sound of thier voices and instruments. Again they have lots of showman ship. I wish I can follow them to every show that they have.

  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Mike P.
Verified review

Miss Moses Band made our 10th Vietnam veterans reunion on 9/13/14, extra special, great band, great guys! Hoping to have them back for our 2015 reunion!

Stone House Jam Academy
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Pete V.
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I've had the pleasure of working with Ralph and the SHJA staff for well over a year now and I have nothing but great experiences with the school. I take lessons, perform with the bands, and spend my own personal time with the school. Ralph is always willing to try and make up lessons if something comes up for us full time workers and is quite understanding if a family member or myself falls ill and the need to reschedule arises. The staff is nothing less than kind and courteous, as well as extremely talented, patient, and fantastic teachers. My experiences have always kept wanting to come back for more! Keep up the great work SHJA!

  • 1 year in business
Joseph T.
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Their great!

  • 4 years in business
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Expert Planning - Communication and organization are of the upmost importance when working with your event music partner. GBS's Event Coordinator, John LaPalomento, will be by your side as consultant from day one, on stage as your Master of Ceremonies on your event day, and everywhere in between. John has been helping clients plan their dream events for years, and has the experience it takes to make your dreams come true. You can lean on John for tasteful suggestions when you aren't quite sure what you want, and he's only a phone call or email away as the big day gets closer. Complete Customization - From classy elegance to throw-your-hands-in-the-air fun, GBS will set the mood that you want for your wedding or event. You hold the keys to your big day, and our expert consultation will help unlock the best. Amazing Flexibility - No matter how much planning you put into your event, variables happen! That's why it's so important to have a Master of Ceremonies and performers that have the flexibility it takes to run a smooth event. When the caterer is running 15 minutes behind for dinner service, or the best man is nowhere to be found for his toast, GBS has the experience and know-how to work around any delay or behind-the-scenes issue. You and your guests won't even know anything was ever out of place. 100% Live Music - It may sound crazy, but many of the top bands are playing against prerecorded backing tracks. GBS delivers only top entertainers performing 100% live music. Really talented musicians make really amazing music - all the time. Non-Stop Music - GBS proudly features mega-medleys of today's hits and timeless classics for non-stop entertainment. Once the dancing starts, there's no stopping! While other bands are playing 15 songs in an hour, you'll hear over 25 from GBS! Amazing Value - Simply put, GBS delivers the very best value for live event music - hands down. While other similar bands are charging $7,000 to$10,000 or more, you'll be surprised at how affordable your dream wedding or event can be with GBS.

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BVTLive! is one of the premiere agencies for Philadelphia wedding bands. With ten exclusive bands, there is sure to be one that is a perfect fit for your event's style and atmosphere. Among our other talented bands is the award-winning Jellyroll. In addition, BVTLive! guarantees that any band or DJ you hire for an event will meet your expectations, and more. Our website is equipped with information, testimonials, and videos for each of our bands as well as a schedule of dates when you can see our bands live for yourself. That way, you won't have to worry about what you're getting. To eliminate all the stress that comes with booking live entertainment for your important event or wedding, give BVTLive! a call today and partner with us.

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Party Dawgz brings together a group of musicians whose sole purpose is to provide a wide variety of high-energy classic rock, blues and modern rock with a dash of everything else thrown in just for good measure. Our lead vocalist brings a new twist to some of classic rock songs while the band provides a driving beat and musical stylings that just won't quit. Party on Dawgz! Acoustic solo, duo, trio and full band are available. For more information, email or give us a call.

  • 8 years in business
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The Vigilantes have many thing going for them but one of the highest compliments is that they are a incredible vocal group with harmonies that are question whether they are real or backing tracks. (The are Real)

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We play a wide variety of rock music of today and yesterday with a progressive mix of original hard rock. We can fill a full night at any venue. Wowing crowds, keeping your establishment hopping is what we do.

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Simply the best in live country music. We will deliver high energy country shows for your event. Check our website to hear our original music also!

  • 10 years in business
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What do you get when you fuse powerhouse singers and accomplished musicians? Simply put, you get Fuzion Sol. Originating out of Delaware, the members of Fuzion Sol have traveled throughout the East Coast performing Gospel, Jazz, Funk, Hiphop, and Neo Soul. Individually members of Fuzion Sol are recognized for the gifts of Education, Audio & Video Production, Arranging and more. Although Fuzion Sol is relatively new to the scene, Fuzion Sol has caught the eyes and ears of some of music’s best and continue to reinvent themselves to remain true to their sound “fuzing the old with the new”. Their pride, passion, and energy are too invective to be ignored!

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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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