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Top Pro
  • 5 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Patricia H.
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We booked Stevie Matthews Entertainment for our Corporate Open House. Stevie was pleasant and easy to work with. The band setup and started on time. The music was awesome. We received lots of great feedback from our employees on their selection of songs and their quality. Great job!

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Don Bruce
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alex W.
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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.

Top Pro
  • 14 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lauren G.
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Brian was great. Played a great variety of songs. Perfect for our event. Will hire again!

The Satyr Hill Band
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Dee R.
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Baltimore's Best Bluegrass band!! Fun, affordable great for any event.

The Marquees
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Carol G.
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We had such an awesome time with this group. We had a neighborhood picnic on Saturday and I'm still getting emails from attendees about The Marquees. Great band and great singers. They showed up well in advance to make sure they were set up by the time we had them scheduled to play. You will not go wrong if you hire this group - original back up singers for Marvin Gaye. We have asked them to come back for our next annual picnic. Fun and more fun! ❤️🇺🇸

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

Rags to Riches
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Christopher M.
    Verified review

    Rags to Riches played for our church's car show last year. They performed a well-balanced set, incorporating musical favorites from the 70's, 80's, and 90's. The members of the band conducted themselves with a high degree of professionalism: they were punctual, well-prepared, and courteous, making for a family-friendly atmosphere. We had a great a GREAT experience, and I would certainly use the band again!

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

    I have had the pleasure to work with the band and they aim to please. Always professional and willing to go the extra mile to ensure their audience a good time. Great group of muscians!

    Trackside
    5.0
    from 4 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!!

    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.

    David Bach Music
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    George T.
    Verified review

    David Bach and and his band did and outstanding job for our corporate dinner with 120 guests. Our performance included a female singer who was also excellent. Many guests mentioned they were impressed with the performance. David is very professional. It was a pleasure to work with him.

    • 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

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

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

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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.

    • 45 years in business
    About

    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.

    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".

    • 8 years in business
    About

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

    • 12 years in business
    About

    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!

    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.

    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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