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Party Makers USA
4.9
from 140 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 351 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nancy C.
Verified review

I had a WONDERFUL experience working with DJ Mark and Party Makers. I was a real difficult client! I insisted on making the play list and not straying from it. Mark totally listened to me but used his creativity in mixing the tunes. Now that I know him, I'd be a lot more flexible. Mark has great taste in music! I asked him not to speak much, which he followed. But when he spoke, he was funny! His equipment was great, he was extremely professional. Mark arrived on time, set up quickly, broke down quickly. Consummate professional. My husband has another July 4th birthday next year, I'd LOVE to hire DJ Mark again!!! I've received SO MANY compliments on the DJ from my guests. Everyone asked where I found him! Thank you Thumbtack!!!

Adam Rice Music
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Kayla P.
Verified review

Loved that Adam is both a musician and a DJ! He was able to play acoustic for our ceremony and then turn our reception into a party as a DJ. Took the decision of band or DJ completely out of the equation because he is truly the best of both worlds. He was easy to work with about song choice and various other customizations. He also MC'ed our reception and kept everything flowing. Would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a musician and/or DJ.

David Moorhead
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Bill P.
Verified review

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!

  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Diana F.
Verified review

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!

  • 20 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa M.
Verified review

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.

  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Nadia C.
Verified review

I have been taking advance piano lessons from Christie for about five years. I had completed a music education program before meeting Christie and then had a long break from music. Christie took my piano playing from a hobby to a profession. She had challenged and inspired me in many ways - from believing I could learn and perform advanced classical pieces to letting me perform with a professional jazz band. Christie motivated me to learn musical theory on a deeper level, prepare for rigorous Royal Conservatory examinations, explore voice lessons, and most importantly inspired me to teach music as well. It was Christie's belief in my abilities that helped me become an educator myself. I am now teaching piano to almost 30 students, and find that I often think of "how Christie would do this" when I teach. She is an inspiration.

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."

YourMusicGigs
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Andrew A.
Verified review

I can't say enough about YourMusicGigs.com. They are amazing under deadlines and always have access to top notch talent. We hired them for a BBQ cook out and they sent us an incredible band. I highly recommend you checking these guys out.

Boston Premier Band
5.0
from 5 reviews
    Jeff W.
    Verified review

    Kat, You guys are the best. Thank you for the nice music and for running songs during the breaks...running club music for the party really helped to make the night non stop dancing.it was like having a DJ and a live band at our party! We loved the mix of music, first Ella Fitzgerald, than Marilyn Monroe, and Whitney too? And thank you for letting me sit in, that was really fun. You guys are MUST HIRE. Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Daddy-O!
    4.8
    from 5 reviews
    • 19 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Melissa C.
    Verified review

    Easy, quick, I hired a band using this service.

    Dave Hines
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 32 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Leslee C.
    Verified review

    Dave Hines is an excellent, talented musician. I have had the opportunity to hear him on several occasions, and he has also played for me. He is the consummate professional, an accomplished musician, with an extensive repertoire. Ether as a solo musician or, with a band, Dave Hines will not disappoint!

    Louis Pettinelli Music
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 19 years in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Aria C.
    Verified review

    We worked with Louis's band for our restaurant's anniversary party. Everything went out great! The band is really professional and punctual. We had a great night! Will definitely work with them again for our future events.

    Respectful Beats™
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 23 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Eric P.
    Verified review

    I picked Steve to give lessons to my 14-year-old daughter after having a quick chat with him. He informed me that he instructs differently depending on what the student wants to achieve which I liked since it shows a student focus approach. Since my daughter has never played before, I was nervous about picking someone off of the internet but it has been a very good experience. I do not have any music ability so I can only review Steve as a parent of a student. Steve has a great demeanor which is perfect for working with kids. He is very encouraging and appears to very knowledgeable. He uses his experience and knowledge of bands and drummers as well as song bites as examples which easily keeps my daughter’s attention. I have learned a lot just by listening in. By the second class, he had my daughter playing along with a Beetles song while explaining how to keep tempo and to make the different drumming sounds which she really enjoyed. Steve is also very good at writing down homework assignments that she understands and can easily follow which I like. I have not yet invested in a drum set at home until my daughter shows a long-term commitment and this is not just another fad. Steve has her practicing nightly using the pillows which is working out so far. However, given how well this is going, I can see a drum set in the not too distant future. This is in no small part due to Steve and his efforts.

    Java Jive Band
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 36 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Caroline L.
    Verified review

    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!

    Downtown Fever
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      David J.
      Verified review

      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”

      Men In Black
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 23 years in business
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      Jen L.
      Verified review

      amazinggg wedding band

      About

      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!

      About

      Transcending the boundaries of genre, Insigniya has hit the ground running since the band’s start in January 2009. Taking influence from a vast range of musicians, Insigniya has been breaking down barriers in creating original music that cannot be classified simply as jazz, rock, or funk. Insigniya is centered on the concept of channeling a special energy through an audience, creating a feeling of freedom and self empowerment, while giving people sounds to bob their heads and move their bodies to. This energy is found full force at shows, and getting it recorded is the ultimate goal when the band is in the studio. With a constantly growing loyal fan base, Insigniya is attracting more and more people to shows, each providing a senses-saturating experience full of high energy. In their third year, the band is unleashing their unique electro-funk-jazz sonic explorations throughout the northeast, having performed at venues, such as The Middle East Downstairs (Boston), Nectar's (Burlington, VT), Sullivan Hall (NYC), and Cafe Campus (Montreal, QC). In Summer 2011, the group made their debut on the festival circuit, performing at festivals, such as StrangeCreek & Wormtown (MA), Disc Jam (MA), Camp Coldbrook (MA), The Big Up (NY), Liberate (VT), Bella Terra (NY), Evolvefest (NJ), Heads In Harmony (ME), Magnetic Gathering (NH), and Lesphestival (NY). Insigniya is ever-increasingly devoted to creating a unique music that pushes the envelope in all genres, while sharing a collective love for music, positive progression, and good times with the masses.

      About

      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.

      About

      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.

      About

      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?

      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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