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Top Rated Local Bands Around Ashburn, VA

Shannon Gunn Music
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth R.
Verified review

Shannon Gunn, the leader of Firebird Jazz, assembled an amazing quintet for my mother's 80th birthday. In addition to her playing on trombone, we had a keyboardist on piano, a bass player, a drummer, and a trumpet player. Shannon proposed a fabulous set list with old jazz standards that my mother loves, and I appreciated her willingness to discuss the style of music and the tunes my mother would like. The band arrived on time and played two marvelous sets, one geared towards listening and the other to dancing. It was such a delight to have such world-class yet local musicians play for us, and Shannon made it happen! I recommend hiring Shannon Gunn without reserve!

Jack Philipoom
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Jocelyn M.
Verified review

He was great and I would hire him again. He did an excellent job entertaining the babies & toddlers with music, fun instruments and props for them to use. I liked all the songs he sang and played on his guitar. It was a lot of fun!

Top Pro
  • 5 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mark W.
Verified review

We had an engagement party for two of my kids (25/30) and it turned out great. Stevie was so accommodating and professional. People enjoy the ability to request songs from his extensive catalog. And I got to jam with him on two songs. I'll be sure to hire him again for future functions!

The New Dominion Band
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Michael S.
Verified review

Great local band, with a larg repertoire of songs that most people know and enjoy.

Trackside
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Paul G.
Verified review

From the first gig that I worked with Jay and Trackside, they treated me as part of the group as we worked together to create video and photos worthy of a first class regional band. He and the group have always had my requirements as a priority and keep me informed about the things necessary for me to function in My role with the band. Love working with these guys. One of the best local rock bands ever!!

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We specialize in classic rock and roll music. We play hits from the '80s to the current day. The band has been together for many years, and we are a favorite on the local scene. From live events to late-night dancing, Thinking with Richard can provide the live concert that your fans will love.

The Marquees
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
William S.
Verified review

This group was the greatest band I ever hired. I can't wait to work with them again

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Kenney Holmes and ShowBiz is the Washington Area's foremost Wedding Act. This Band has performed at the George Bush, Bill Clinton and Obama Presidential Inaugural events. Showbiz varies from 1 to 7 members, and we are pleased to adjust the size of the band to your budget and needs. The instrumentation includes male and female vocals, a horn section and, of course, the Famous ShowBiz Rhythm Section. Kenney is an experienced and skillful Master of Ceremonies that will keep your event moving. He will organize the caterer and the photographer to make sure all will go as intended. On the rehearsal dinner with a band booking, we offer a 50% off or discounted cocktail hour. Kenney is more than happy to meet with the couples in person to help in planning. We also offer a wedding questionnaire to assist brides plan. Please go to our website, there will be endorsements, song files, songlists and more info.

The Home Of Ernie Fields
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ernest R.
Verified review

I have to give Ernie Fields and his band two thumbs up. With winds blowing, rain falling, sides coming off the tent. Even though I told them it was OK and call it a day, They just kept on going. I would recommend Ernie Fields,, to anyone and all. Ernie Fields, a great entertainer and a true gentleman will do what it takes to insure your event will be remembered for years to come. Thank you Ernie Fields. My new found friend and all future events guy.

Joel Michael-Schwartz Music
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Franca M.
Verified review

Joel is an incredible teacher! He helped me and 2 other friends (who also take classes with him around the same time) to put together a band that was playing live shows after 6 months of lessons. All of us were completely novice musicians. He even learned how to play a new instrument, the Andean charango, so he could teach one of our band members how to incorporate it into our playing. Joel's lessons are fun and disciplined. Exactly the combination you want for making progress and staying invested in learning how to play your instrument.

Fake Flowers Real Dirt
5.0
from 1 review
  • 6 years in business
Mike M.
Verified review

Billy and co are top notch. I've known Mr. Martin for a long time and he's played many events at my place in a couple different bands. He's a consummate professional and a good dude. FFRD is unique because they don't really sound like any one band. They're a combination of quite a few different genres, people of all ages will get what they do and they are super tight for such a big band. Hire them.

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We are a Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute band, which is a must-see if you never got to see the original band or if you are just a die-hard Southern rock fan.

EL Melody Vocal Studio
5.0
from 35 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Alex L.
Verified review

Sam (El Melody) has been great! Not only is he an outstanding vocal teacher but he also pushes you to get out there doing public performances and working on your music. After only 4 months with him I performed at his winter recital in front of about 100 people with a full band behind me, it was great and way more than I expected to be getting from a vocal teacher I had been with for just a few months. Sam is always pushing you to improve your singing, from fine tuning details of specific performances to overall technique, and pushing you to move forward with your own goals regarding what you want to do with music. He has a great attitude, he's fun but tough, and does a great job. In my first 4 months with him I feel like I've progressed a lot, with improved breathing technique, better overall singing ability, and increased confidence singing in front of others. It's been an awesome 4 months and I'm really looking forward to the next year working with him.

Kim Reynolds Quartet
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley W.
Verified review

Wow was a fantastic and professional band! They played for us at our 11th Annual Hottest Cool Jazz festival and we have received nothing but great reviews! They brought the energy and charming sound in addition to working with our budget and we look forward to working with them again.

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We provide diverse live band entertainment for lounges, weddings, and social gathering. We do live performances for all genres of music!

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We specialize in top-notch quality in music entertainment for both live-band occasions and/or DJ occasions as well. We also provide educational services in all branches of music, from learning how to play the piano, drums, bass guitar, lead guitar, African native instruments, and percussion instruments; we also provide vocal services to individuals and/or groups. We have been in business for the past 21 years, and our goal has always been to provide the best essential customer service! We hope to hear from you soon!

  • 45 years in business
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We are a 10-piece musician party/horn band with a 3-piece production crew. We are one of East Coast's finest dance/party bands.

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We provide live band music for all occasions ranging from weddings to house parties, birthday parties, family re-unions, cooperate and business events, church anniversary and yearly events as well as supplying P.A systems for all events. We also render still photography and video coverages and editing, projector services as well chauffeur services.

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I am an R&B artist from Baltimore. I am currently finishing up my first album by multi-platinum producer Herb Middleton. I sing, write song, arrange and produce. I honestly have a gift for melody creation. I also have my own band. We perform songs ranging from classic soul, i.e. Marvin Gaye, Sam Cooke, Eddie Kendricks, Stevie Wonder to contemporary, i.e. Maxwell, D'Angelo, Chris Brown, etc. Most people in the area call my sound "New Age Motown".

  • 8 years in business
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Professional vocalist & musicians that perform all genres. We're self contained with sound system, lights and truck.

  • 12 years in business
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Hi, folks! We are The Readys, a Baltimore based pop, rock, and Americana cover band. The Readys can accommodate your solo, duo, trio, and full band performance needs. We are also available to provide pro lights, sound, and video tailored to your venue or event. We thank you kindly for swinging by our website and reviewing what we have to offer. Thank you again for your time and consideration, and we look forward to bringing you some of Baltimore's most accomplished and talented musicians!

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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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