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Jon Novi
5.0
from 39 reviews
  • 48 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Andres P.
Verified review

Jon provided the music for the cocktail hour of our wedding on Sunday, September 18, 2016. We must start out by saying that, because the entire wedding was one big whirlwind, we did not have the pleasure of being able to hear a majority of Jon’s performance. However, we did hear through word of mouth that the guests really enjoyed the music that Jon provided. We communicated exclusively through e-mail. He was very kind and patient with us as we tried to figure out what types of music we wanted to play. Jon was able to send us a list of songs that he was well-versed in and that accommodated the genres we ultimately decided on (latin, jazz, bossa nova, R&B). This made our lives easier as it helped us to focus and eventually narrow our choices down to a small selection of songs. We finally got a chance to meet face to face at the wedding venue. He was very sweet and very formal (and he speaks Spanish too!). We did have a bit of confusion regarding whether or not Jon would use his own personal keyboard or the piano provided by the wedding venue but thankfully everything worked out in the end. Jon was VERY reasonably priced; however, he does not provide a contract (but because Jon is such a professional, this was not an issue at all). We would absolutely recommend Jon. And like we had mentioned to him at the venue, hopefully we have another opportunity to hire him so that we can listen to and enjoy his musical talents in its entirety. Thanks again Jon!

Top Pro
  • 11 years in business
  • 38 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!

  • 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.

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

I hired Jerry to play background music at a business dinner I hosted at The Langham Chicago. Jerry showed up an hour early and played beautiful background music for 3 and 1/2 hours . He was a pleasure to work with and very accommodating. Having Jerry play live music at my event added a special twist that was so unexpected. It took my event to the next level of sophistication. I would definitely hire Jerry again!

The Band Sundance
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Jamison A.
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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.

Artist Collective (Chicago)
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Alicia D.
Verified review

Working with Artist Collective has been great! I appreciate the quality and value they bring to the table. Artist Collective has created a fantastic lineup of musicians to meet our needs.

Nick Roach Music
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Carlos C.
Verified review

Nick and his mate, Sam showed up on time....ready to work and continued to play three sets during a three hour period. This is my first time hiring a band for my personal party and I could not have worked with a better pair. I will definitely use him again. Well worth the money. Nice guys and open to my inexperienced suggestions. Lol! And I haven't even mention the quality of their music (jazz) was outstanding. They were the hit and highlight of the party.

EcoLimes
4.6
from 10 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Jane R.
Verified review

The EcoLimes are great musicians. They have a fun sound with lots of interesting mash-ups of popular songs. They were easy to book, showed up on time and took care of their own set-up and tear-down. They took longer breaks than agreed upon.

Jeff's Guitar Lessons
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Malia A.
Verified review

Loved the Jeff Alterio Band! Jeff is well versed in our favorite rock guitar classics, they expertly executed Stevie Ray, Stones, Eagles, Hendrix, Zeppelin, Skynard, Muddy Waters & Hooker in that jamming guitar style you remember from the greats. They do not disappoint! These guys are fun & very talented musicians. Hope to have them play again soon. I'm sure they'll just get better over time, Now I'd like hear a little more of his original work Trash Opera.

  • 3 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Karen B.
Verified review

Two of my sons took piano lessons from Miss Linda when they were 5-6 and 7-9 years old. Both boys are very different (personality, work ethic, temperament, talent) from one another, but Linda was able to encourage the push them to achieve a level of musical appreciation and performance that has helped both excel in the orchestra and band instruments they have taken up now they are older. A very talented musician herself, Linda also 'gets' kids and has a gentle way of instruction that encourages children to want to practice and improve each week. Highly recommend Linda!

La Fuerza Versatil
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 8 years in business
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.

Music Lessons
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 22 years in business
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.

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

The B-Side Band performed at our fundraising in November. They were outstanding!. I would highly recommend them for your next event. From securing our date to discussing the details of the evening, the members of the band were extremely helpful in guiding us. Our guests enjoyed their playlist and couldn't get off the dance floor.

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!

Sorry For Partying
5.0
from 1 review
    Tristan L.
    Verified review

    Sorry For Partying played at my wedding this past May and they were outstanding. The band members are true professionals and their performance couldn't have been better. I wouldn't hesitate to hire them again. They truly make any occasion way more fun.

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    Chicago's Skip Towne & The Greyhounds personify hard-driving, heartfelt classic blues, jazz, swing, ballads, and downright good time rockin' blues that you can't refuse! The band has been regularly performing acoustically as a 3-piece up to an electric 10-piece band around the Midwest and frequently in Chicago area clubs, such as The Park West, Buddy Guy Legends, Famous Dave's, Beale Street Blues Cafe, Frankie's Blue Room, Penny Road Pub, The Brat Stop, Porter's Oyster Bar, Cubby Bear North, Flatlanders, Port of Blarney, Blarney's Island, Pete Miller's, and The Firkin. The band also plays for any type of concert, festival, wedding, private, and corporate event.

    • 10 years in business
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    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!

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    We are an 8-man rockin' R&B/blues band with a dynamic frontman/harp player, a rhythm section that's "tight as rope", two funky guitar players, and an amazing horn section. With more than 200 years of cumulative musical experience among us, we craft sets that get the crowd up and dancing, from twenty-somethings to folks in their seventies. We'd love to play your club, corporate event, casino or festival. Call us today for availability!

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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.

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    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.

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