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Louis Pettinelli Music
4.9
from 135 reviews
  • 249 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chris G.
Verified review

Louis and his band did a wonderful job at the Welcome Cocktail Reception for our June 2016 wedding. His trio kept the standards coming, had our guests entertained, and he was responsible and responsive in a venue with quite a few restrictions.

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Matt Santry
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jared J.
Verified review

Incredible performance! Matt did a great job recruiting talented band members and had our party rocking all night! Will be booking again.

Pristine Raeign
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara B.
Verified review

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.

David Joel Guitar Studio
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Ken K.
Verified review

Testimonial for David Joel, Guitar Instructor: My name is Ken and I have been playing guitar for 43 years since the age of 12. I took lessons for about 2 years at the very beginning. I never learned how to read music in the traditional sense, just tab. I have played in classic rock bands over the years. Several years ago I reached a point in my playing that I felt I could not get any better and was playing the same music, leads over and over again. I was convinced that all I could learn was what I could hear or was shown by other musicians. I knew I developed bad technique habits over the years as well. I wanted to get better and began looking for an instructor on-line and found David Joel. A brief review of David’s web-site indicated he was well-versed in all styles on electric, acoustic and classical guitar. The backbone of David’s approach is based on the Berklee Series Modern Method books by William Leavitt. It requires the guitarist to read and play music…something I never did and as it turns out contributed to my “illiteracy” or lack of language or “data” as David refers to music. In the 2 ½ years that I studied with David he completely changed my technique, increased my potential to play a variety of styles and improvise and helped me to achieve many of my goals as a player. He is amazingly encouraging and very real when it comes to students of all ages. I currently enjoy playing in a number of classic rock bands and praise band at church. Thanks David!

Rad and Kell
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Bobby W.
Verified review

Rad and Kell played our wedding with their full band and the performance was spectacular. From the acoustic set during the cocktail hour, to the full band/DJ combo during the reception, each song sounded great and had everyone out on the floor dancing! Whether they cover songs or play original content, their unique sound makes each experience enjoyable and memorable. I can't wait until I can catch their next gig!

Philly Heart & Soul
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Sharon C.
Verified review

Oh my God Jodi great job my husband's 50th birthday party they were unbelievable . The band was so professional my husband actually got the Sang a song they allows one sing with them.. that there actually practice before hand so he can sing it !! Only been hearing about the whole party plans from 2 to 2 was about the band !! They totally came through and they were awesome !! We're going to hire them for a few more parties coming!! The two girls singers were awesome they saying unbelievably!!

All Tuned Up
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 28 years in business
Cherene P.
Verified review

Talk about a GREAT TIME BAND!!! I can't say enough about how surprised and pleased I was seeing this band for the first time!! When I say this is a band for ALL ages I truly mean that!! One minute we are dancing to today's Top Hits that my son could even relate to...(You wouldn't think a band could pull off the Cupid Shuffle but think again!!) And next minute we were on the dance floor with my older family members singing "Don't Stop Believing!!!" by Journey... I can't say enough about the whole night with this band!! Never a dull moment and the whole band is enthusiastic in getting the crowd off their feet!!! Every time I hear they are playing a venue I try to rally up my friends and go out for a great night!!! Again...this band ROCKS!!!! Love you guys!!! I'm a forever fan and same goes for my whole family!!! We love you All Tuned Up!!!!! Keep on rockin!

Liquid A
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 17 years in business
Tom H.
Verified review

The Liquid A guys are ultimate professionals. They are undeniably one of, if not THE best cover band in this region. Their variety of songs ranges from hip hop to heavy metal. Could not possibly recommend a better band for all of your party/wedding needs!

Matthew Mitchell Music
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Ed E.
    Verified review

    Sat in with the band at my daughter's wedding and hit it out of the park! Great musician, great guy.

    Big Bleu Band
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 6 years in business
    Carol N.
    Verified review

    A big thank you to Big Bleu Band for making our recent rehearsal dinner a spectacular event. They were professional and accommodating to our requests and those of our guests. Big Bleu made the party and kept us dancing all night. I would not hesitate to hire Big Bleu for our next affair. They made the evening memorable for us and our guests.

    About

    I am a traditional African drummer and performing artist of 15 years, playing conga, djembi and assortment of percussion instruments. I teach drum lessons for all ages and with individuals of special needs. Students with no prior exposure with music will find my lessons fun and easy to catch on.

    About

    We are a 3 to 7-piece django-style gypsy jazz band and French musette available for concerts, weddings, corporate, swing dances, etc. and all size venues. We have played at the Kimmel Center, World Cafe, and Sellersville Theatre. We are musicians of any style -- Klezmer, strings group, classical guitar, etc. We also offer gypsy jazz guitar lessons (private and group), transcriptions, etc.

    About

    Stone Age is a rock and roll band that can make your club, party or event a rocking good time. Our music captures the sounds of the '60s, '70s and '80s, featuring classic songs, as well as original compositions, great vocal harmonies, and tight musicianship. We have a distinctive blend of pop, country, soul, blues, and good old, straight-ahead rock and roll. Stone Age was formed by musical veterans with a wide variety of performing experience ranging from bluegrass to Broadway. The result is a sound that is eclectic in style and an experience that is guaranteed to touch the heart, the soul and the feet! We are proud to announce the soon-to-be release of our first CD entitled, Down Every Road (with 11 original songs). Stone Age is all about heart and soul and rock and roll!

    About

    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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    Band 4 Higher is a 5-piece band — a guitarist, a bassist, a drummer and 2 keyboardists). Band 4 Higher specializes in a variety of genres including the following: * R&B/soul * Gospel * Hip-hop * Old school * Top 40 Philadelphia musicians are known worldwide for the talent, creativity, and skill, and Band 4 Higher lives up to the expectation. Like many Philadelphia musicians, these men began (and continue) in the church circuit and are grounded, inspired, and driven by God. They have been playing together for over 7 years — this is important as the band's unity is unmistakable on stage. Though relatively young in their careers, Band 4 Higher has many enviable performance experiences. In addition to private gigs, they have played on some of the area's most popular and coveted performance stages such as the following: * Viacom (MTV/VH1 — Online Music Awards) * WAWA Welcome America * TLA * Roots Picnic * Union Transfer * SOBs * Blockley * LOVE Park The band has been backing uprising talent like hip-hop artist Chill Moody, R&B singers Suzann Christine and Beano, and R&B diva Angie Stone! Let Band 4 Higher make your special event memorable.

    About

    We are a team of singer/guitar player and singer/bass player. We play in coffee houses doing a mix of cover songs and originals, mostly light, folk-y, ballad, and easy-listening songs.

    • 4 years in business
    About

    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.

    About

    The Riverside String Band has been providing a great music for parades, townsquare concerts, park band shells, summer concert series, retirement communities, nursing homes, and private parties since 1929. Our music makes you tap your toes, snap your fingers, clap your hands, sing, and even dance. You can always depend on everyone talking about your band. Call or email us.

    About

    We play old school music as an old school band. We can perform line dancing in cabarets, family reunions, birthday parties, and club dates. The band is also available for studio work.

    About

    We are an eight-piece R&B, soul and funk band doing mostly '70s music, including Motown. We have a three-piece horn section, lead vocal and rhythm section. Our material is from Motown artist and bands like The Commodores, EWF, James Brown, Macio Parker, Stevie Wonder and others.

    About

    The Mojack Band is available for any event requiring classic rock, funk and soul dance music. We will provide our press kit with the demo DVD and CD, or you can preview the band on YouTube by putting "Mojack Band" into the search bar. We always entertain your guests and keep them dancing. Our rates are always negotiable.

    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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