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Top Pro
  • 11 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Anna C.
Verified review

Bob has been working with my daughters for 5 years. He goes above and beyond by playing a few band sets after their individual lessons. My daughters not only learn, but they have so much fun and they sound awesome!

Matt's Music Lessons
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Pete D.
Verified review

Best guitar instructor ever! Matt helped me improve my skills enough to play in a great band, and we performed at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Matt helped me learn to count and feel the ups, downs and skips. Thanks, Matt!

La Fuerza Versatil
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Julio H.
Verified review

Esta banda es la mejor en la aurora. Contratarlos para sus eventos, bodas, bautismo, xv y más. This band is the best in the aurora. Hire them for your events, weddings, baptism, xv and more.

Sid & Hala
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Angie R.
Verified review

I am so pleased with Sid and Hala. We had them play for my mom's 80th birthday party last weekend. Beginning with my first correspondence with them up until they left the party, they were wonderful. I have never used Thumbtack before or even heard of Thumbtack so I didn't know what to expect. I put in the information to Thumbtack a few months ago looking for a live band for my mom's birthday party. I had no idea what a live band would cost and if there was anything available where I was looking to have the party. (The party was a good hour from any major city). So once I entered the information into the Thumbtack website, within maybe an hour or so Sid and Hala contacted me. They introduced themselves, informed me about the type of band they were (acoustic), type of music they played and told me costs in the first correspondence (quite reasonable I thought). We went back and forth several times with questions of mine and their answers and they always answered within an hour. Can you believe they were willing to drive 2 hours to my event! I couldn't believe it. No extra charge for drive time either! So we had a verbal/email commitment with them and the next week they emailed a contract that I signed and sent back to them. We emailed back and forth a couple of times over the following few months up until the event. The emails were mainly regarding song selection. They have a good sized list of songs they play on their website. I had two song requests that they didn't currently play but they were more than willing to learn for me. The day of the party they were right on time-1 pm sharp. They were professional and polite. They gave themselves an hour to set up and started right at 2 pm like we planned. They checked in with me prior to starting to ask about when they should play the songs they learned special for me. They asked if it was okay if they took a break in the middle. (Of course it was okay!) The quality of performance was 5 star and then some. Their voices are beautiful and work really well together. I had listened to several of their songs on you-tube prior and the internet quality of the music was not the greatest for some of the songs. Let me tell you that in person they are fabulous!! So much sound and talent from two people. My family threw in some song requests that they were not expecting and they accommodated beautifully. They could play the music and just looked up the words on their smart phones so they didn't make any mistakes. That was the only time they had to read lyrics. If you had not been looking at them you would have never known they were reading the music. I received compliment after compliment from our guests on how great the music was. I cannot recommend this acoustic band enough. You will not be disappointed. Well worth the money.

The Band Sundance
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Jamison A.
Verified review

Dollar for dollar, hiring The Band Sundance was the best decision we made in our wedding budget. The band gave us a great experience from beginning to end. We had numerous guests say we had the best or one of the best receptions they have ever attended because of the music and our dancing (obviously aided by the music). They kept asking where I found them and how much I must have paid to book them. As great as the band was, they did not detract from us as a couple. Jim and the band planned everything to cater to us. They provided a DJ for the breaks, and a few songs we wanted outside of their repertoire were played on break. They even let me sit in for a song. I found them through this site, and did a lot of other research on them before booking. We wanted a band who could provide the 1940s big band sound for swing dancing and also play contemporary rock, pop, and country with everything in between (50s, Elvis, 80s, polkas, waltzes, etc.). Moreover, we wanted a band who played both “In the Mood”and “Uptown Funk” well. Hard to find, huh? Well, here they are. They read the crowd well and knew what songs to play to keep people excited and on the dance floor. They have a full sound with keyboards, drum set, lead guitar, bass guitar, trumpet, sax, and vocals, and they blended very well as a ensemble. They helped give our reception such an amazing energy. This praise might seem effusive from anyone who has not seen them, but you cannot go wrong with these guys.

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Chrissy D.
Verified review

Vinny has been giving Slide Trombone lessons to my son for 3 years now. My son is doing a great job with the Trombone and about to enter high school to march in the band! On a side note my son is high functioning autism. Vinny has been amazing and incredibly patient with him. He helped develop my sons love for music. I could not recommend him enough! Vinny in wonderful in all aspects of teaching.

Music Lessons
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Russ S.
Verified review

Steve has worked with many outstanding teachers and musicians over the years, and shares the techniques he has learned and his love of music with all the students he has worked with.

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!!

The Starving Artists
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Linda W.
Verified review

I hired a band to play at my husbands 50th Birthday Party, they were great on time and professional.

Three's A Krowd Band
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Tyrone B.
Verified review

Three's A Krowd Band was an EXTREMELY Professional and talented Band!! Can't wait to book them again!!!

  • 23 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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The Jamaican One Man Band performs reggae, calypso, Latin and love ballads for special events. The band consists of two keyboards with built-in drum machine and steel drum sounds. JOMB uses powered EV speakers and Shure microphone for excellent sound presentation.

  • 7 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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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.

  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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Have you ever wanted to hire musicians to bring the energy of a live band to your event, yet the volume level combined with the size of the venue was just unbearable. Ryle'd Up offers a professional, live, high energy show without the overwhelming volume of live instruments. The duo consists of just female and male vocals and live lead electric guitar while the rest of the band is simulated by tracks.

  • 1 year in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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TiMELeSS is an upcoming band in the Chicago Southland area. We play RnB from Stevie Wonder to Andra Day. We play pop from John Lennon to Rihanna. TiMELeSS has the best, whether it's a great vocalist, a big and bold horn section, or award winning instrumentalists. TiMELeSS will play any party from weddings to birthday parties. And we'll take care of the crowd and get the part going!

  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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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.

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If you want to listen and enjoy some real Chicago Blues, then Claudette's Blues Band is the one for you. Over the course of my career, I have performed at all of major blues clubs in Chicago, with a current weekly Monday night residency at Blue Chicago. I'm a professional recording artist, with five-piece band and sound system performing covers, original materials, and top forties, from blues, to R&B, jazz, rock, old school and delta blues. Our business is great, because our sound is unique, and our goal is to make sure you are well entertained and have a lot of fun and many great memories to share. Our pricing is reasonable and affordable for any occasions!

  • New on Thumbtack
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Initially established as an over-the-top '70s disco music tribute, Libido Funk Circus has been continuously entertaining a huge variety of audiences since its beginning in 1996. While they persist on playing your favorite disco hits, the inclusion of hundreds of rock and dance songs, spanning from the '60s through today, has quite literally turned LFC into a human jukebox. From the good ole Motown days hits to today's bass-thumping dance music beats, from the new wave rock of the '80s to the always danceable disco grooves, LFC has it covered. Take a look at their always-expanding list of songs, and you will be sold! While their legendary catalog has definitely become trademark of the band, LFC's non-stop showmanship, energy and exquisite musicality is what truly sets them apart from everyone else. With professional, top-notch musicians (including both female and male lead vocalists), as well as hundreds of songs under its collective belt, Libido Funk Circus possesses tools to make a room move all night long! Having performed thousands of times at clubs, weddings, sporting events, private and corporate parties, street festivals, and casinos, Libido Funk Circus understands the important role live entertainment plays at all kinds of events. With a professionalism which only comes with many years of experience, LFC is really skillful at honoring the tone you conceive for your event, and can accommodate their musical selections and stage apparel to suit the ambiance of the evening. Capable of switching genres and styles instantly, Libido Funk Circus is able to entertain any audience, from small children to the most critical musical connoisseurs! By popular demand, Libido Funk Circus frequently performs both '70s and '80s theme nights, complete with genuine music and costuming from each era. We are perfect for theme parties, class reunions, and more! If you're looking for entertainment for your next event, look no further; you haveve already discovered it. Libido Funk Circus swears to deliver a high-energy musical masterpiece to keep your affair rockin' all night long!

  • New on Thumbtack
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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!

  • New on Thumbtack
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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.

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The Full Circle Cover Band has been booked for weddings, concerts, parties, and private, public and corporate events. Our band features a five-piece instrumental arrangement and four singers sure to give you the live performance that's expected. Our showmanship is shown through our many selections and genres of music. There is nothing we can't cover. Our vocal cover band covers blues, R&B jazz, neo soul, pop, reggae, gospel, hip-hop, classical, rock, inspirational, and spiritual music. If you would like to put a list together of songs or requests, we are willing to accommodate your party. Our goal is to leave you with a song in your heart and a beat in your feet. If you are looking for a band who will make musical memories that is sure to last, Full Circle Cover Band is just whom you have been looking for. Book us, and we will become your go-to cover band for all upcoming events. Book us now; events are booked daily.

  • New on Thumbtack
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Trillium is an eclectic quartet with a repertoire ranging in style from Celtic to bluegrass to ragtime to swing, which appeals to all ages and most musical tastes! We're equally at home whether playing for a wedding ceremony or reception, anniversary or Christmas party, wine and cheese party, art gallery opening, library program, coffee house, retirement or birthday party, festival, house concert, or winery. We're able to play a program of totally acoustic background instrumentals, or perform a full-length concert or anything in between. Although we're not a bar band, we do occasionally play bars which book high-energy traditional Irish music for celebrations such as St. Patrick's Day. Musicians are: * Mim Eichmann - hammered dulcimer and vocals * Ed Hall (International Fingerstyle Guitar Champion at Walnut Valley) - guitar, banjo and vocals * Jonathan DeSouza - fiddle, mandolin and vocals * Doug Lofstrom - bass Trillium has played throughout IL, WI and IN, and has had music from their three CDs played on folk, Celtic and bluegrass stations throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe and Australia. Their style is from Celtic to ragtime to bluegrass.

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