Brian Farley (Solo, Duo, Trio, 4 and 5 Piece Acts, Guitar Lessons)

Pasadena, MD

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

We have over a decade of live music experience and perform a wide variety of over 250 cover songs. We hold ourselves to a high professional standard and strive to provide our customers a performance that exceeds their expectations. We provide solo, duo, trio, 4-piece, and 5-piece music. We also specialize in praise, worship, hyms, gospel, and Irish music. Brian also provides solo saxophone services.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

We enjoy making important moments even more special with great live music. Seeing people have a good time, dance, and sing along. That's what it's all about.


Pasadena, MD 21122

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15 Reviews
  • Christine A. Sep 1, 2017
    Band Entertainment
    Verified Review
    We needed a performer for our end of summer event for a large apartment community and came to Thumbtack looking for help. Brian was one of the first to respond to us, and because of his responsiveness, transparency in rate, positive reviews, and performances posted on his website, we knew he'd be a great fit for our event. In less than 24 hours, we had the contract executed and deposit made--simple. Brian showed up early to get setup and his performance was just what we needed--recognizable covers of songs that fit with our group of families and young professionals. We had a couple of technical glitches on our end with the power supply, but Brian handled it professionally as we got it resolved quickly. Our crowd enjoyed Brian's performance and at the end of the evening, many of the children gathered around Brian to request songs and to check out his equipment--his patience with the children was tremendous, as they're a bit of a rowdy group at times. I highly recommend Brian for any event that you may have--I hope that we'll have him back at our future events. Thanks again, Brian!
  • Shannon M. Aug 14, 2017
    Band Entertainment
    Verified Review
    The Brian Farley Duo was exceptional. All the guests at the party loved them. It was a pleasure to work with them.
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  • Hannah B. Jul 23, 2017
    Band Entertainment
    Verified Review
    It's always unique when the band beats the caterer to setup. I was very impressed. Very professional!
  • Mudar H. Jul 3, 2017
    Band Entertainment
    Verified Review
    We had an excellent experience with BFB. The guys arrived early to setup and test their equipment. They were ready to play music exactly when we needed them to. They were professional yet very laid back, so it was easy to ask for special accommodations i.e: songs, announcements...etc. We are definitely going to use BFB again and recommend them to anyone who's looking for good quality music at a fair price.
  • Julia T. Jun 30, 2017
    Solo Musician Entertainment
    Verified Review
    Brian was great! He is very responsive, arrived early for our event to set up, is very talented and was loved by the attendees at our event. Thanks Brian!
  • Joe T. Jun 5, 2017
    I booked them for my wife's 40th Birthday and we had about 75 guests. I couldn't be happier. It was an outdoor party and they set the mood perfectly. The are aasy to work with, super friendly, on time.....and sounded great! They had an amazing range of songs as well.
  • Iskedar A. May 12, 2017
    Band Entertainment
    Verified Review
    Professional, courteous and friendly. Amazing voice, great guitarist!
  • Rebecca B. Apr 23, 2017
    Band Entertainment
    Verified Review
    Great musician
    Brian was awesome. Everyone enjoyed his music. I would give him a referral to anyone who would ask and will book him again for my next party
  • Rob H. Apr 17, 2017
    Solo Musician Entertainment
    Verified Review
    Highly Recommended!!
    Brian was awesome! I had him perform at my wife's 40th birthday party and he was great. He learned a few new songs (in addition to the extensive list he already knows) that my wife and her friends loved when he sang them. He was very accommodating in that he performed his first set outside and then moved inside. I highly recommend him and will hire him for other parties in the future!
  • Genelle B. Apr 3, 2017
    Solo Musician Entertainment
    Verified Review
    Irish Tea/ Live Music
    Brian made it easy and was very professional. Everyone enjoyed the music and the event was a success!
  • Sarah C. Apr 2, 2017
    Wedding Ceremony Music
    Verified Review
    Great wedding ceremony music!
    Brian performed acoustic guitar for our wedding ceremony. He was extremely professional and everyone loved the music. Brian communicated great with us through the crazy wedding planning process and was able to learn new songs we requested. Thank you!
  • Steve S. Nov 15, 2016
    Could not ask for anything more!!!
    Brian was an excellent addition to my wife's 40th birthday party. He was ready to play from the start of the event and his music selection was perfect for the crowd. I would highly recommend his services.
  • Ashley M. Oct 25, 2016
    Awesome Band!
    The Brian Farley band was great to work with. They were professional, on time, reasonably priced and played great music. They were a crowd favorite for our festival! Thank you!!
  • John M. Oct 2, 2016
    Did an awesome job
    Brian did an awesome job for us. He was on time, had great equipment and the perfect set list prepared for us. Our guests were thoroughly and pleasantly entertained.


What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Prices vary based on travel distance, set up time, length of the event, logistics of setting up, and the gear required for the event.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Discuss what it is the customer is looking for and plan accordingly.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
15 years guitar and vocal training. 10 years full time live performer. Bachelor Degree in Business from Towson University Courses taken in music theory , live sound and recording.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I have always loved listening to and performing music since a young age. Thought I would make a career out of it.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Venues, corporate events, weddings, and many other private events.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
Our banderformed at Across the Bay 10k. Over 2,000 attendees all supporting great charitable causes.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Hire a performer who handles his or herself in a professional manner.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Will the Artist I hire be punctual and handle everything in a professional manner? Will they have backup equiptment for any situation?