DeKalb, IL50 bands near you

Where do you need the band?

Answer a few questions

Tell us what you need so we can bring you the right pros.

Get quotes

Receive quotes from pros who meet your needs.

Hire the right pro

Compare quotes, message pros, and hire when ready.

DeKalb Bands

Browse these bands with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in DeKalb.

  • 33 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel G.
Verified review

Tom had taught both my brothers how to play guitar and me being the youngest I wanted to do everything my brothers did. Tom started teaching me guitar when I was around 12 years old. He was the best teacher ever and still is. He was very thorough and was very involved in my progress which is important. He also interacted with me by playing while I played, which helped me respond better to the music. He made learning guitar fun and easy. I learned so much over the years and as I got older, now 28 years old I have written several songs, jammed with many, and have played in a band. He has also opened me up to bass, drums, and piano because he taught me how to listen to music and read music. Hopefully when my children are old enough they will learn from Tom, as well. I highly recommend Tom Margaritas for anyone who wants to learn guitar. It's kind of amazing that after 16 years I am still in contact with Tom my one and only guitar teacher. I'm feeling awesome cause I learner guitar from a truly inspiring person who is so creative and talented.

Top Pro
Jerry D. Tiberi
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Margaret F.
Verified review

Jerry and his jazz trio were a wonderful addition to our in-store fall fashion event. He and his band were very sensitive to the noise level to ensure the music enhanced the evening without overpowering guests' ability to chat or shop. His communication around details for the event was timely and professional. I would definitely hire Jerry again and recommend him to anyone interested in a trio of professional, talented, and flexible musicians.

The Band Sundance
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Emily K.
Verified review

We booked this band for our wedding reception and they were amazing. All of our guests had a blast and gave a lot of compliments specifically about the band. They play a good variety of songs and are super fun. We would recommend them to anyone looking to book a wedding band!

Krusin' Music
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Gary M.
Verified review

Pete and I regularly performed, wrote music and recorded albums together in Shenzhen, China from 20012-2014. I've traveled the world and have performed/collaborated w musicians from all walks of life. Without a doubt, Pete is one of the best. His unique melodic & harmonic guitar colorings are essential in what set him apart from other composers. Pete knows how to listen to each song and write to meet the needs of that song. Pete's written well over 3 albums worth of music and has produce a few of his own music videos. Pete is also a seasoned music teacher, having 3-5 years of classroom teaching of guitar, ukulele in China as well as private lessons in the US over the last decade. And then there's performing: Pete's performed in all manner of venues, all types of bands and with eclectic and unique musicians. Theres very little he hasn't experienced. Whether you want to develop your guitar chops, learn how to song write, pro tips and pointers on performance - Trust me, Pete Kruse is your mentor. I'm his peer and I have learned countless skills from him. He gets my full recommendation.

La Fuerza Versatil
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Rocio G.
Verified review

Me gustan todas las canciones que tocan, con su estilo único. 👍👍👍👍👍👍

Dr. Cate's Flute Academy
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
TIMOTHY W.
Verified review

Dr. Cate is WONDERFUL!! Our 9 year-old daughter started with the school's band and was struggling to learn the flute. We started her with Dr. Cate and our daughter has progressed so much in a short period of time. We are very happy and would recommend her to anyone!!

Potts & Pans Steelband
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Nikeda W.
Verified review

Everyone enjoyed the band. They were easy to work with and very accommodating. Thanks!

The B-Side Band
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Megan B.
Verified review

The B-Side band delivered an A++ performance! Everyone had a blast and they kept the dancing going to the end! True professionals.

Music Lessons
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 22 years in business
Brad R.
Verified review

Steve is a great guy and a wonderful musician. Steve graduated the year before I started high school. He came back to help the saxophone section learn music for marching band and along the way, gave many valuable pointers to help us all know our instruments better and grow as young musicians. Almost 20 years later and I still regard him as an inspiration to my musical endeavors.

J.A. Hermanny Studios
4.5
from 2 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Kate S.
Verified review

My daughter, Piper, started her 1st music lessons with Miss Jessica at age 7. She laid the foundation for love of music which continues to this day. Her thoughtful lessons designed to suit Piper's ability, made learning fun and easy. Her uncanny patience brought them through periods when faced with greater music challenges. I appreciated her approachable demeaner and willingness to keep an open dialogue. Piper passed from piano to French horn in 5th grade when school band was offered. With the benefit of lessons from Miss Jessica, it made for a smooth transition. Thanks for 4 great years! Kate (Piper's mom)

Rock Boxx
5.0
from 1 review
  • 13 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Evelyn K.
Verified review

We had a birthday party for my husband's 55th and Rock Boxx could not have been more perfect! Their energy level accommodated the pace at which we love to celebrate! Family and friends have nothing but excellent comments about the social band members and their music! Can't thank them enough!

About

We stand out because of the high quality of our product plus pr willingness to go the extra mile to make sure our clients have everything they could possibly need from us.

About

The Big Eagle Band was established in Chicago, IL, in January 2008. Covering a range of jukebox favorites from the 1970’s to present day, The Big Eagle Band sets its sights on recreating what is in your establishment’s jukebox, live on stage. The Big Eagle Band features John Beniacs on bass and vocals, Matt Stone on guitar and vocals, Mark Sibincic on drums and Phil Valenti on guitar. All members are in their early 30's, jamming the music everyone loves. John, Matt, Mark and Phil have a long sordid history of playing in original bands dating back to the mid-90’s (most recently Mark and John in Government Warning and Matt and Phil in Killie McGee and Point 08). While styles and genres fade in and out, hits remain, and this idea brought the four members of The Big Eagle Band together. With everyone’s prior experience, it was a matter of weeks before the band was armed and ready to bring its show to the masses. The Big Eagle Band’s performance is guaranteed to electrify and stimulate any crowd with their diverse catalog of jukebox favorites and humorous banter — the perfect ingredients that make any show not just fun, but a blast! The Big Eagle Band is professional and is available for booking not only for bar gigs, but also for corporate events, festivals and public or private parties. Offering well over 6 hours of music, The Big Eagle Band can provide entertainment all night long.

  • 14 years in business
About

  • 4 years in business
About

We are a country music band playing happy summer songs influenced by modern and classic artists for country music, oldies, and rock. We provide a fun and exciting evening of music and entertainment. We are a collection of musicians who have worked in this industry for more than 10 years. We are professionals who enjoy what we do and it shows. Our lead singer is a Nashville recording artist who has opened for Brad Paisley, Tanya Tucker and Leonard Skinner. She has toured the midwest for many years. Our drummer performed with many great artists on tour for over 15 years. The fiddle player tours with the group Lord of the Dance on her spare time. Our rhythm guitarist and singer is the leader of the band. With many years of experience and traveling as a musician, he has become a great entertainer. The lead guitarist and singer has been performing for many years. He worked as the lead singer in The Dave Matthews Tribute Band for many years. Finally our bass player is our youngest member who is a valuable asset to the group. He has been a studio recording member of several indie rock projects.

  • 7 years in business
About

Soul 2 The Bone top 6 features and benefits. Music Variety - All of our shows are customized for each specific show. Audience Participation - Our music selection is total audience inclusive. Repertoire - Our music stretches over 5 genres - R & B, Neo-Soul, Dance, Steppers, Disco, Blues, Jazz Standards and Contemporary Jazz etc. Music Knowledge - Our music encompasses over 5 decades of music including current music. Creativity - Our job is to keep the audience engaged and we take it very seriously. We are recognized for keep an audience engaged for the entire event. Volume Sensitivity - We play at a quieter volume that allows your audience to engage in their conversations without having to try to talk over the music. As an overall benefit, this attribute will small or large venues.

About

Live music for weddings, dances, parties, etc. by professional musicians with 30+ years of experience. Maybe you're having an office party, or opening a new store, or your parents are having their 40th wedding anniversary, or you're having a holiday dance. The band plays a wide variety of musical styles, including big band, swing, jazz, Latin, rock, and blues. The 8-piece band gives you that big sound from a much smaller and more affordable group. They really put on a great show; your guests will dance the night away. The band continues to receive many positive comments on how great they sound and how much fun they are to dance to. You won't regret hiring the band and your guests will thank you.

  • 29 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

The Harlan Jefferson Band performs for you with a performance that will last a lifetime! We are a high-energy, 6-8 piece performance band, specializing in a wide range of music styles from Motown, jazz, oldie goldies, country, rock, R&B, to Caribbean, island, beach and reggae, and lots of dance music. Whether you want all dance music, jazz, or a mix of both, The Harlan Jefferson Band has it covered. Harlan will ignite a performance that will have your guests on their feet! Harlan currently performs at casinos, festivals, corporate events, weddings, private parties and various venues. He has opened up for "Earth, Wind and Fire", "The Platters", "Kool and the Gang", and "Ced The Entertainer", just to name a few. Whether you want traditional music, Caribbean music, or a mixture of everything, as a leading entertainer, Harlan will give your guests the performance of a lifetime! Our goal is to provide fun and professional musical entertainment of all genres to all audiences. With Harlan's wide variety of music, high energy, and quality sound, everyone will be sure to have a great time.

About

We are a band of variety. We play songs, from the '50s through current rock hits, Motown and country. Also, we will learn songs for your reception!

About

We are a high-energy dance/wedding/corporate event band that specializes in contemporary, as well as classic songs from all eras. 4 vocalists, rhythm section and horns make us extremely exciting to ramp up your event! We play music from many genres: top 40, dance, Motown, R&B, funk, disco, classic rock, swing, Sinatra, rap, etc. MWO - The best party band in Chicago

  • 10 years in business
About

We are a live band. We do jazz, funk, R&B, hip-hop, soul, neo-soul, gospel, vocal, and instrumental. We will travel to you!

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 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.

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.

Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.