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Top Rated Rock Bands Around Ashburn, VA

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Don Bruce
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alex W.
Verified review

Don knows his stuff, he's easy to get along with and overall a really nice guy. He has an impressive repertoire of musical skills and a lifetime of experience in music to draw from. As far as instruments he can play a little bit of everything, he can basically teach you any instrument you'd find in a regular rock band, folk, country, pop, blues etc. He's probably most proficient on the guitar and piano but he also knows quite a lot about vocals. If you struggle with theory he does a great job demystifying some of the fundamentals of music theory that are useful to beginners. Whether you're an absolute beginner or long time musician Don will be able to help you out. Highly recommend.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Peter G.
Verified review

My 15 year old daughter has being "playing" with a guitar for a couple of years now. I wanted her to get some proper training and Steve is an inspiration for her. His love of guitar and music is infectious and he knows how to teach the technical side, without it becoming boring. I also grabbed my guitar and joined in. We have now set up a weekly schedule and I hope to be the dad of a serious rock and roll guitarist in the near future. Thanks Steve!

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 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 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!!

  • 5 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

I have been playing guitar since 1972 and wanted to learn a few different approaches to the way I perform my songs. Larry was glad to assist me in enhancing my performances,

  • 4 years in business
Kate M.
Verified review

The band sounded great—very together, able to perform in many styles, high energy and great sound. They also were easy to work with, good humor, excited about the show. I’m definitely looking forward to seeing and working with them again!

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.

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 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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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".

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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.

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.

    About

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

    About

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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    • 30 years in business
    About

    Bad Influence, the premier Washington, DC band, has been playing their style of blues-infused, high-energy music since 1988. Ever-growing crowds turn out for the band's scorching hot and sinfully addicting shows, which are charged with a masterful blend of sensuously rough edges wrapped in soulful smoothness, riveting rock currents and potent shots of swing and American roots music. All this is signed, sealed and delivered in a suggestive, in-your-face style guaranteed to captivate even the most stoic of mind, body and spirit. The award-winning Bad Influence features Bob Mallardi on bass and vocals, Hohner endorsed artist Roger Edsall on harp and vocals, Epiphone endorsed artist Michael "Jr" Tash on guitar and vocals, and Sonor endorsed artist David Thaler on the drums.

    Matt Corey Live
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 19 years in business
    Brian W.
    Verified review

    As a full time musician myself, I know quality live music and talent when I see it, and Matt does not disappoint! He knows a ton of songs from all decades and puts cool spins on them. He plays a lot of songs that you love but would never think you'd here someone cover, which makes him standout among your typical cover musicians. Matt has a great voice and acoustic guitar chops. But the most important thing is that he is very entertaining and makes sure the audience is having a great time! Being a fan of the 90s, I requested a random song that no one ever knows, and Matt played it perfectly! When it comes to 80s pop and 90s rock, he' got it covered. He will definitely hold your attention and make you stay for one more drink (or three one four). I totally recommend that you book him for your bar or event if you know what's good for you!

    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!

    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.