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  • 29 years in business
  • 314 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Valerie O.

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Mark was great! He was flexible prior to the event and worked closely with our nonprofit to provide exactly the service we needed free from extras that could have run up our price. He was friendly and professional and on time the day of the event we would definitely hire him again for an event like this in the futur!! Thanks Mark!

Marisa C.

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Mark made the party a blast! He took all the requests from everyone and played songs to get everyone up and dancing!! He did a great job picking out songs for all ages that were at the event! I would definitely hire him gor another event.

Allison M.

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I hired Mark of Party Makers USA to DJ my office party in August of 2014. He was great! He was very engaged in making sure everyone had a great time, which they did! I would definitely hire Mark again in the future!

Tom B.

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In my role at Berklee College of Music, I see/hear a lot of music. I happened to check out The New Review this week -- this band is the straight-up, no B.S., *real deal,* hands down. Nine-piece mad-tight band. Great musicians and excellent vocalists making a completely fun atmosphere. Nothing at all against DJs, but there's something hella-special about singers and players who love what they're doing to make your body move, and this band does it like few others. They packed the place, and even people with too little room to dance couldn't help bopping their heads. If you're looking for a band that feels the joy of playing and gives it to a whole crowd, The New Review is it. Absolutely "pure funk, uncut funk, the bomb."

Lance T.

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Jesse is a consummate professional. Very knowledgeable. All of our shows run smoothly, and we love having Jesse's bands play at Brighton Music Hall in Boston.

David R.

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Love this band! I've worked with them professionally and hold them in my highest regards, and won't miss any chance I get to see them perform live

  • 20 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Millis, MA

Kimberly M.

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We hired Music Matters DJ & Party services for our wedding in 2012. From the beginning Mike helped plan our special day with a great attitude and lots of fresh ideas that one would expect. From organizing all of the music, arranging for our violinist, performing during our cocktail hour, and as our DJ during our reception our day was filled with great entertainment. The service we received was impressive, he knew our venue, and was key in making our special day memorable and low stress.

Melissa M.

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Mike was an excellent DJ and MC at my 40th birthday dance party in Franklin, MA. He accommodated all of my music and scheduling requests, and charged a reasonable price. Many of my guests complimented him during and after the party. If I were to hire a DJ in the future, I would certainly contact Mike.

Kristin Julie G.

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We had hired Mike to play at our Fundraiser last weekend...All night we got nothing but compliments about the band from our guests! What a great job!!! We will be reaching out again for his services very soon!

  • 10 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 min

Heather F.

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I literally have no words on how amazing this band is! It was a lucky last minute hire and we totally slacked on getting our homework to them on time but they pulled it out! So nice and responsive. With our lack of direction on how to have the reception flow Paul guided us through and it was great! My guests commented a week later to say they had finally recovered from all the dancing! From my 'I need to hear one u2 song one Elton john song and one Bryan Adams song' managed to play during their break a playlist with them on it including my favorite U2 song! Seriously hire them. Like amazing. I want to have a party with them at it every year. All we could ask for and more

Jenna S.

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Hiring Groove Authority was probably the best decision we made for our wedding. They had all of our guests on the dance floor (even the ones who never get up there) and everyone raved about how great they were. The female lead singer, Jennie, has an incredible voice, everyone thought our first dance song was a recording until they saw her with the microphone. My husband and I live out of state and hired them without getting to see/hear them in person - we are so glad we did. Paul was a pleasure to work with, very responsive, and made everything flow so smoothly even with a few last minute changes. Hire them, you won't regret it!

Ben H.

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On-time with minimal direction needed and delivered the quality of live music I was expecting. Would hire again which is the best type of compliment.

  • 13 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 min

Kyle H.

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David has been teaching me guitar for a little over a month now. I have already seen great advances in my technique, rhythm, and understanding of music. I have been playing guitar for 9 years off and on, and I have never had professional lessons. I can say that after a month with David, I am playing better than I ever have and believe that my guitar playing skills will continue to progress rapidly with David's help. His teaching technique is very casual and fun, almost conversational, and his insights are spot on. He is exactly what I hoped for in an instructor when I started looking at guitar lessons and I would highly recommend him for anyone who loves guitar, regardless of their skill level. He is a 'must hire' professional!

Bill P.

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I'm an adult student. David has been working with me since 2009. He's amazing. He has me playing songs I never thought I'd be able to play. He has a real knack for getting to the heart of the matter when it comes to musical expression on the guitar. He's great. Hire him!

Brian G.

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David recorded and mixed our entire album. So great. We've gotten so many gigs off this thing and it sounds amazing. Great guy. Great studio.

  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 hours
  • Franklin, MA

Diana F.

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We feel so very lucky to have Kris's talents available to us. Where else could you find someone who has toured and played with well-known drummers and bands so close to home? Our son has taken his playing to the next level with Kris and learned new skills and gotten familiar with the different styles of drumming. Kris also passes along his extensive technical knowledge so that students learn to maintain their sets themselves. Besides being a true professional, Kris is a wonderful person whose teaching style and over-all personality makes learning from him both fun and enjoyable. He loves what he does and it shows!

Maura F.

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Kris’s years of experience in the music industry, his enthusiasm for all things related to Music, and his ability to share his gifts and teach in a kind, nurturing and fun way make the Drummers Studio a special place to be. Our family is so blessed to have found our musical

Emily A.

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What a great treasure the Drummers' Studio is for musicians in the area! Kris is extremely helpful and responsive. My new piano teacher is super supportive of an adult interested in taking up lessons after 30 years away from it. Such an all-around positive experience!

  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Warwick, RI

Ben F.

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After taking piano lessons from a traditional piano teacher for 6 years, I needed a change. Steve was the perfect choice. He played at a local piano bar at the time, and I wanted to hone my skills so I could play in bands, too. I assumed he would teach me the ins and outs of chords and then send me off to conquer the music scene, but it turned out he had a real mastery of musical theory, and he held it to a very high importance. He began each of our lessons with music theory - all the basics that make a solid foundation for any musician. Then, he introduced a new concept to something I had been doing all along. He gave me sheet music to learn - tough teaching songs - then after a time, began blocking my view of my hands with paper while playing. Eventually, he'd block my hands and take away the music, teaching me a very important part of playing anything in front of people. You have to know the music inside and out. You can't rely on the sheets in front of you. That's the only way you can truly immerse yourself in the song and let your fingers do the playing. His fees were reasonable and the time was very well-spent. You have to do the work between lessons to get the most out of them. Steve has a true mastery of live performance on every level, and it would behoove any musician, young or old, beginner or skilled, to spend a year in his teaching. We can all benefit from it. I certainly did. I've been in various bands, ever since, and I haven't looked back except to remember who helped me get here.

Brenner C.

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Steve Luhmann is one of those rare human beings you find maybe once or twice in a lifetime. Not only is he one of those most talented and proficient musicians I've ever met in a multitude of different instruments, but his ability to teach what he knows in a language and style that anyone from an 8 year old to an 80 year old can understand makes him even more of a rarity. If you're looking for a quality teacher look no further. Although he has a degree in music and theory and is classicaly trained, he is far from those typical "boring" teachers that will have you do repetitive drills over and over. With his down to earth and super friendly/funny personality, he actually makes learning fun and teaches you what YOU want to learn, and that is so important when picking up an instrument for the first time OR pushing your skills to the next level. Seriously, this guy is a rarity, you can't go wrong with him. If you want a real teacher, look no further.

Lynn A.

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Steven Luhmann is the greatest. My 9yr old granddaughter has been studining with Steve sense January 2017, she is proud to say that she plays the piano. Steve is patient and always nicely professional. My granddaughter looks forward to her lessions and is learning fast. I highly recommend Steve to anyone who is serious about learning music. You've come to the right place. Lynn Ag




  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours
  • Derry, NH

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Brandy did a great job performing at my wedding. I received so many compliments from my guests about them. They heeded all of my requests ranging from song selection to sound volume and vocal style. Perhaps the biggest testament to their performance was the sight of my 4 year old nephew rocking out to the band's music, despite never having expressed any dance inclination previously. It was an astounding revelation, even to his parents.

Marissa R.

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Brandy played at our fundraising event last month and they were absolutely fantastic!! From the moment they sang their first song, the guests were engaged and on the dance floor having a great time. The guests were commenting on how they sounded just like the original artists! They are a very energetic band and I would highly recommend them for your event!

Amanda T.

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Brandy band was amazing! We have a large family who loves to Dance and have a good time! The band was great! They were very fun and allowed for some impromptu crowd participation.. Our family is still raving about how much fun he band was! I wish I could get married every weekend and hire them agan!

  • Response time: 4 hours
  • Woburn, MA

Daniel C.

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I have had the privilege of knowing Buddy Fanjoy most of my life having grown up in the same neighborhood and graduating from Woburn High School together (Class of ’78). Buddy is the consummate musician, performer and one of the nicest human beings I know. He was part of the band that played in our production of Godspell circa 1978 that was very well received. He still to this day will play gigs with the two other band mates from Godspell, Tim Gilmore, drummer extraordinaire and the coolest bass player, Dennis Wells. Buddy writes a lot of his own music and does a tremendous job as an acoustic guitar player, singer/performer. Whether playing with Tim and Dennis or performing on his own, I would highly recommend Buddy for any function you are looking to elevate to a top notch level. He, Tim and Dennis recently played at my Mother’s 80th Birthday Bash with over 100 invited guests a few weeks back and people are still calling me to tell me how much they enjoyed the music. I promise you will not regret grabbing some of Buddy’s original music or hiring him for an event.

John M.

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Buddy Fanjoy is the consummate singer/musician/writer. True to his craft and vocal/guitar ability on par with any professional in the industry. Worked with him many times in the past, and look forward to working with him again!

Bill B.

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Buddy performed multiple times for our company and did an outstanding job. Great musician, very professional and a great guy!

  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Brighton, MA

Lori R.

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What an amazing night we had listening to the wonderful songs so elegantly played by the band and sung by this incredibly talented artist Gabriela Martina. I would recommend that you hire this band immediately for your event!!! I listened to many demo tracks from local arts for our corporate event in Boston and Gabriela and her band members stood out immediately. They were the perfect choice. Throughout my time dealing with Gabriela, her professionalism and response time were fantastic and was so easy to work with. Our guests were extremely complimentary of the band’s talent and song selection. This group has a bright future!

Iain B.

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I hired Red Velvet Sounds to provide the music for our gala dinner at the Museum of Science in Boston. Our audience was a diverse mix of people from 30 countries and they all appreciated the music played on the evening. I have to say that the band was very professional with fantastic communication throughout. They also were able to adjust the timing of their performance when we moved them forward by 30 minutes at the last minute. Thank you Gabriela and the rest of the band!

John C.

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Excellent music for a private dinner party for my team in the Post Office Square café. Everybody enjoyed the band, they were well organized and we would hire them again

  • 36 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Plymouth, MA

Lauren P.

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We absolutely loved Java Jive. We were so lucky to have them at our wedding! They were so flexible and learned a number of new songs for us. The customer service and care was as if we were their only customer. Throughout the planning process they were incredibly responsive and flexible (as our ideas about the wedding music changed). They walked us through the whole process identifying things we hadn't even thought of. They had played at our venue, the Popponesset Inn a number of times and knew just exactly what we needed for setup and for best sound quality. Java Jive is also so affordable in comparison to other wedding bands. By far the absolute best value and price that we could find, yet the quality of their music was outstanding. We totally love this band and have recommended them to everyone!

Caroline L.

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Java Jive is the band you MUST hire for your wedding or other event. They are extremely professional and incredibly easy to deal with - available quickly and easily by phone and email. Don was a pleasure to work with, and his experience shows through his careful attention to detail in how you want your event to go. The band is AMAZING, and your guests will want to dance and do anything except sit down!! Their repertoire is impressively extensive, and they can learn anything. We absolutely loved them at our wedding, as did our guests, young and old. We had the pleasure of hearing them perform and two prior non-wedding events, and every time, guests have left saying, "wow that band was amazing!" You simply must hire them - they did a fantastic job!

  • Boston, MA

David J.

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David: “I had SEVERAL people, dozens, tell me that the band was awesome which I knew would happen but many people said “I feel like I’m at a rock concert - I am so into the music.” Just awesome. Everyone spoke about every part of the band too. “The horn guys are amazing” “That drummer is SICK!” “That’s one of the best guitarists I’ve ever heard live” (Billy Jean - I mean come on - that guitar bit at the end was just mind blowing), and on and on. And as far as the singers connecting with the audience, it was unreal. I mean unreal. They made every person feel special. I know I shouldn’t but I felt proud for picking Downtown Fever! -Julie and Tyson Schoezel”

Rob F.

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"We absolutely loved the band and have had nothing but extremely positive reviews and comments from our guests. Many of them saying things like “the most fun they’ve had in a long time!” and one couple even told us that was the best reception they’ve been to since their own. Everything about the band, MC, coordinator, etc. was of the utmost professionalism and everything was delivered perfectly. Overall, absolutely fantastic! Thanks again, Rob Forgione”

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Worcester, MA

Quinn C.

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Josh has been great in helping me bring my project to life. He is not afraid to point out things that sound off, and add things that he hears; and his additions are fantastic! I'm so glad to work with Josh because he gives my music that extra pizzas it needs.

Hannah B.

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I'd recommend him to anyone. He's very patient, he has a great ear, and he's often added that extra "something" to my songs that I didn't even know they needed - musically or technically - and my songs sound better because of it.

Jin Y.

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Josh is a wonderful producer. Very patient and works hard to make sure your music turns out how you like it. Definitely go to him for some quality recording!

  • 19 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • East Wareham, MA

Tom P.

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Mr Robert Chandler and his awesome band , Daddy-o are a true Pleasure to work with. They have a great draw they "connect" with the crowd very well. they are true professionals who come to play, have a good time and make sure their customers/ audience also have a great time. Our favorite band !!

Tammy M.

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I had them play at my 50th birthday party and they rocked it! They are an outstanding band with fabulous voices, music and personalities! You just have to hear them! Fabulous rock and roll experience!

Melissa C.

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VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR LIVE PICS, VIDEOS & MORE NOW BOOKING SUMMER 2016 & 2017 - Introducing Boston's best dance party band, LEGENDS of SUMMER! We give you Legendary dance, pop, and hip hop from 6 of Berklee College of Music's finest professional wedding musicians. From Jay Z and Beyonce to Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder, we cover decades of party music in every performance and feature keys, drums, guitar, bass, and sax, plus male and female vocalists. In addition to the full band, you'll get a professional MC with your package, plus solo and trio options for your ceremony and cocktail hour, with NO charges for additional time. We're yours for the night - are you ready to make it Legendary?


We play any genre of music. We are a 7-piece band who plays jazz, pop, rock, and top 40s. We are great for weddings and private functions.


Talented individual artists have united to form one of the most sought-after bands around. This gives our clients the benefit of both male and female vocalists, resulting in high versatility. The end result: high energy performance and pure entertainment. In addition to vocalists, the band’s foundation is comprised of keyboards, bass, guitar, drums and a horn section (upon request). Ceremonial music, cocktail hour music, emcee, etc. are also available. Experience counts! With more than 15 years of performing experience, one of the most important factors the band knows to be important is that weddings and other events require correct song selection in order to create the right atmosphere. The Pulse Of Boston’s variety of music covers every genre and period, from the 50s to the present. This, along with the ability to “read” an audience, helps to set the mood for the perfect event. The band specializes in connecting with the audience and creating a “personal touch” with the crowds at every event. We “guarantee” satisfaction, and we will keep you and your guests entertained and on the dance floor! The Pulse Of Boston is voted 2010 and 2011 “Best Of Bands” by The Knot Wedding Magazine.

  • Gloucester, MA


We are an eclectic rock qquartet who performs live classic and modern rock covers. We are available for clubs, taverns, weddings, corporate functions or any type of private event you may be hosting that might require live entertainment. The members have between 32 and 42 years of live performance experience individually. We are a tight, professional, but always fun band whose goal is to keep people on the dance floor all day or night. Our services are reasonably priced, and we will always try to work within a client's budget if possible. Check us out, and give us a call.


We’d love to provide fun music for your wedding celebration! We have been fortunate enough to play live, acoustic music (bluegrass, swing, roots music, old time) at numerous weddings throughout New England since 2006. In regards to music for the big day, we have found that the following formula works well for most folks: * Half an hour of mellow acoustic “seating” music prior to ceremony Processional and postlude (MP3 samples are here on our website) * 45 minutes of acoustic music amongst your guests during the cocktail reception * Fun dancing music after dinner for the reception You can use our PA for toasts and announcements. We also encourage folks to make an iPod mix of music to play during dinner, and fun dancing after we perform. (You and your friends might also love Prince of Hip Hop, or have some special songs you’d like to dance for another 30-45 minutes before the night ends!) We’d be happy to answer any questions you may have, and we provide a cost estimate. We typically book/quote events six to eight months in advance, so if you would like to secure your date, please get in touch! Also, please visit our web pages with wedding ideas specifically for Boston, on the Cape and the North Shore.


Your wedding is a reel of memories, let us provide the soundtrack! Let us help you find the perfect entertainment for your wedding! Boston Eventworks has qualified wedding bands and DJs that know how to keep your wedding as entertaining and fun as possible. Whether you need a band or DJ for your wedding, we are here to help! Contact us and one of our qualified agents will be in touch with you as soon as possible to start your search! Happy planning!

  • 35 years in business
  • Belmont, MA


We are a 9-member cover band with male and female leads and a killer horn section, playing the biggest dance hits from the 60's to today, including classic rock, soul, R&B, and blues. We know how to get a crowd on the dance floor and keep them there. We are a great "party" band for your special event! WE have reasonable rates.

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Braintree, MA

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