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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!!

The Bob Band
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Sharon H.
    Verified review

    We had a great time when you were at Dogfish. We loved it! Funny but my friend Arlene tried to dance to "Dillon" (her quote!). I hope we get to go back there on the 11th. It was a great trip down memory lane. You guys rock! Sharon

    About

    I teach the history as well as all styes of drumming.

    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.

    About

    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!

    Good Kemistry Band
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Michelle H.
      Verified review

      Michelle and her band were amazing. The singers and band members really put on a spectacular show. I would recommend them to anyone. I can't wait to see them perform again.

      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

      • 15 years in business
      About

      What makes my organization unique is that we are a MULTI-CULTURAL group of musicians with the ability to cater to a plethura of different genres of music.

      About

      We provide the best DJ and band show that personifies professionalism. Everyone has a great time, and we exceed the customer's expectations every time.

      Xtract Band
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 2 years in business
      LaWanda K.
      Verified review

      Xtract Band was phenomenal. They were dressed nice, performed well, what more can you expect. On top of their performance, working with Clint was very easy and very professional, an all around great experience! Everyone had a great time. The music and sound they projected was perfect. I highly recommend Xtract Band for any live performances.

      About

      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.

      About

      New Creation School of Music teaches and coaches ages 4 to 104. Our emphasis are piano, music theory, and band instruments. Our motto is, "Music! The most fun your brain will ever have".

      About

      The Retro-Rockets, an oldies/variety dance band, is all about making and bringing back memories. Specializing in the music of the '40s, '50s, and '60s, the Retro-Rockets can also blast off to the '70s, '80s, and beyond to bring the kind of music to your event that everyone can dance to and sing along with. The Retro-Rockets perform its unique blend of driving rock and roll songs, smooth ballads, R&B music, classic instrumentals, and even country, big band, standards, and blues numbers in venues, large and small, throughout the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. area. Discover the Retro-Rockets: the perfect band for any event, where people want to dance, sing, and simply enjoy themselves. They will have the audience on their feet, dancing the night away. The Retro-Rockets is available for concerts, sock hops, swing dances, fairs, festivals, dances, service organization, senior centers/programs, and church programs. Let the Retro-Rockets create some special memories at your event by gearing the playlist to the ages and interests of your audience.

      About

      We do hard drivin' blues with a bite! Blues, blues rock, and rock 'n roll are all done with the Dogfather's growl. We can play up to 4 hours of music. We offer a song list of over 60 tunes. We are punctual, friendly and respectful of your customers and guests. We have very entertaining and engaging guests in the show. We do good dancing music. Bring out those dancin' shoes. It's time to party with Dogfather.

      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.

      About

      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.

      About

      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".

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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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