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Top Pro
  • 11 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anna C.
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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!

Artist Collective
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Alicia D.
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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.

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Kathryn Lachey Music
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marissa A.
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Kathryn was exactly what I envisioned when I set out to find a jazz singer for my father in law's birthday party. Her voice is seriously gorgeous and she was very easy to work with. She was flexible with me throughout our time planning the gig and was able to accommodate all of my requests. While her song list is quite vast, there were a few special tunes she specifically learned for this event and they sounded fabulous. She found the perfect accompaniment in a very talented guitar player as well. Throughout the time Kathryn performed and for hours afterwards I received compliments from other guests for finding such a talented duo. The men and women alike were very impressed with the quality of music, song selections, appearance, and demeanor of both musicians. Everyone thought the music really added something special to the party. Most importantly, my father in law was absolutely amazed with what wound up being the perfect gift for him. He was very impressed and I was so happy to see his face when Kathryn sang one of the songs she especially learned for us. He'll never forget it. I'd hire Kathryn again in a heartbeat.

Max Bessesen
5.0
from 10 reviews
    Matt D.
    Verified review

    We really enjoyed having Maxwell and his band at our holiday party every year since 2014. They played all the songs we requested and kept their performance at a reasonable volume.

    Nick Roach Music
    5.0
    from 9 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.

    • 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.

    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.

    Chris Winters
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Brian E M.
      Verified review

      Chris Winters and his band agreed to perform at a party I had recently. Their perform was spectacular. Chris's repertoire is limitless. I have followed his music for about 10 years. I'm always amazed at the his virtuosity with blues, country, rock and pop. Never a dull moment with those strings when he's on stage. He shows up on time with his band and gives you all he's got.

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

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

      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.

        Ultrafab Band
        5.0
        from 1 review
        • 4 years in business
        Shannan M.
        Verified review

        Ultrafab Band played at my wedding! They are an AMAZING group! They are fun, interactive and their song list is the best! I would highly recommend them for ANY event! Keep Rockin' Guys!!!!

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        Dented Trucks is a classic Chicago blues band based in Chicago, with the ability to make you feel like you went back in time, hearing authentic rough and gritty West Side Chicago blues.

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        Chicago, Illinois swing wedding band, Bopology, combines the elegance of live music with a DJ for not that much money. Live elengant music NEVER goes out of style. The sound of Big Band live with the sound of country recorded. We don't play all styles of music, only those we do well. By having two mechanisms for entertainment, the party is distinctively different than other weddings where "another DJ" has become the norm.

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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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        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!

        • 1 year in business
        About

        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!

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        We are Alternative Theory, and thank you for your interest in hiring the best alternative rock cover band in Chicago. We bring the party! Alt Theory plays all your favorite alternative rock hits with our own twists. Come; check us out at a venue in IL near you.

        About

        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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        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.

        • 23 years in business
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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.

        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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