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West Chicago Wedding Bands

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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
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Laurie U.
Verified review

Bob is great! Patient and fun. We have worked with him for over a year and he even organized four 6-year-olds for a band for the school talent show in a very short time.

Matthew Steiner
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Jamie H.
Verified review

Matt performed at our wedding ceremony and it was the perfect addition. Churches typically allow only approved religious songs during the ceremony itself, however, Matt's guitar playing at the beginning and end of the ceremony was a great way to incorporate our own musical favorites and really personalize the experience for us and our guests. I had numerous guests comment on his guitar playing skills and how they enjoyed the live music and recognizable songs while they waited.

Violin by Vicki
4.7
from 21 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica H.
Verified review

Wonderful classical music for our wedding! Thanks Vicki!

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Kathryn Lachey Music
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ashley G.
Verified review

I cannot express how AMAZING Kathryn and her band were at our wedding! It was the first thing our guests commented to me on: "Where did you find her?!" "She has an amazing voice!" Kathryn has a long repertoire list that is packed with songs of many genres. She also worked with us to incorporate any songs we wanted which weren't on the original list. She and her guitarist provided beautiful background music during our lunch and cocktails, and more danceable selections later on. Their music was such an important part of our event and I would hire her again in a second!

Hello Cello!
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Andres P.
Verified review

Brit and Helen provided the music for our wedding ceremony on Sunday, September 18, 2016 as a violin and cello duo and they did a fantastic job! They were actually our second choice but they offered an amazing deal for two people for one hour so we decided to go with them (and we were not disappointed). It took us a little bit to select our music, but thankfully Brit was able to provide us with a wonderful selection of classical and contemporary music to pick from. We also had 3 additional musical selections (Star Wars, Star Trek, and The Legend of Zelda) that we wanted to incorporate into our ceremony. Brit and Helen were able to accurately and expertly integrate these pieces at no additional charge to us. We were both ecstatic when he heard them during the ceremony. It was the cherry on top. Even with a last minute musician substitution, everything turned out perfect. Our communication was mostly through e-mail but the initial phone conversation we had really helped to get us all on the same page. Brit was very responsive as we went back and forth with the music as well as some contract revisions we had requested. We would absolutely recommend Brit and Helen to anyone looking for top notch musicians for their wedding ceremony. Our only regret is that we didn’t get a chance to say goodbye because we were rushed away for pictures. We also forgot to mention that they totally could have stayed for the cocktail hour to indulge in drinks and hors d’ouevres. Sorry!

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

Artist collective is a very professional business that has the musician in their best interest. I personally have worked with them and it was so nice to have them take care of the "business" end, so I could concentrate on the creative end with my band. AC set us up with a photo/video shoot and it was a success! Highly recommended by us!!

Top Pro
  • 8 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tim B.
Verified review

I can't stress enough how much we loved working with Manny for our Wedding in October 24, 2014. From the moment we met, we knew he was someone we wanted to play at our ceremony. We didn't want traditional wedding, we wanted something different. We had music from the 80's and 90's that represented our taste, to contemporary music. I highly recommend using Manny, and I know the guests at my wedding does as well.

Rush Events, Inc.
5.0
from 10 reviews
    Tony C.
    Verified review

    I have worked with "DJ Rush Events" on three different occasions; a Birthday Party for my son, a Bat Mitz'Vah for my daughter and a Christmas Party for my company. It has been a total pleasure working with Justin "DJ Rush"!!! Very energetic, highly professional and accommodating. Very knowledgeable in all kinds of music that he provides as well as using a great sounding equipment as well as lighting. To anyone who's planning a party, be it a wedding, anniversary, birthday or anything else for that matter, I would highy recommend Justin's "DJ Rush Events" company to bring joy and a great energy to any event. As the matter of fact, Justin will be doing our Halloween Party soon, so I will share my experience with you as well. Thank you Justin!

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

    This Band rocked our campground for hours.

    Zazz
    5.0
    from 7 reviews
    • 10 years in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Jerry and Ruth Ann S.
    Verified review

    Gail was most accommodating to us as she arranged just the right type of music we were looking for during each part of our wedding day. She and her group were able to arrange one specific song for our first dance and even played it for us before the wedding day at one of their venues. She kept in constant communication with us prior to the wedding and was present early on that day to be prepared. The group was very friendly and we felt the personal touch to the day. We would highly recommend them to others.

    Leslie L.
    Verified review

    We hired Alex to accompany me for a wedding and he was fantastic! A highly talented cellist, he was willing to tack on one rehearsal for me which was great also! We can't wait to hire him again for our Christmas Service! You will not be disappointed!

    • 3 years in business
    • 11 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!

    Maggie Mitchell Music
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Samantha M.
    Verified review

    Sang solo during my wedding ceremony

    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
    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.

    Alif Muhammad
    3.7
    from 3 reviews
    • 17 years in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Veronika K.
    Verified review

    He was amazing . After breath conversation over the phone , he sent as scrip for seremony , it was amazing , short and beautiful . Exactly what we asked for . Wery friendly and personal . Felt like he's another friend in wedding , not a stranger . Very pleased

    Brass From The Past
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 10 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    John T.
    Verified review

    We are still on Cloud 9 from our wedding a few months ago. Every guest we have talked to since the wedding proclaims the band to be the best part of the night. The band accommodated all of our crazy requests and just simply killed it with a packed dance floor all night long. My brother-in-law also said how nice and helpful the guitarist and band members were with helping him set up his sound equipment for the ceremony (he sang for us and BFTP played acoustic guitar). We definitely plan to see the band again at one of their public gigs soon and already started recruiting some of the other wedding guests to come with us. BFTP Rocks! They were hands down the best part about the reception and they were easy, accommodating and responsive during the planning stages.

    Sisters on a Journey

    New To Thumbtack

    • 24 years in business
    About

    I am a licensed minister who is available to officiate weddings, funerals, and baby naming ceremonies. I am also an established storyteller who can perform at events for all ages. References provided upon request.

    South Boulevard Band

    New To Thumbtack

      About

      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!

      The Hit Squad

      New To Thumbtack

      • 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.

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