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  • 5 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

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!

Myhoa B.

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We truly enjoyed partying with Stevie. Very very accommodating, great energy and amazing sound. Played great stuff and all our requests. Many of our guests commented on the sound and talent - everyone was pleased. I would definitely hire him again for another event.

Diana L.

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Awesome musician! Very punctual, very wide repertoir and love his voice. He rocks! I will hire him again for my events.

  • 7 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Annandale, VA

Liza J.

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I decided to start looking for a voice coach for my daughter Taylor in the fall of 2014. I asked friends and looked at reviews. I entered Sam Shin’s website and knew I had found her coach. His mission statement and choice of studio name touched my heart El Melody, “E” for everlasting and “L” for love – God’s Love. I immediately contacted him and set up an appointment. Mr. Sam greeted us with a warm smile and his signature hat. He sang a few bars while he played the keyboard, and it was honestly some of the sweetest music we’ve ever heard. Sam asked my daughter to sing so he could assess her needs. We discussed her goals musically and beyond. He made my daughter feel comfortable and we signed on. Sam began instruction with the fundamentals – defining types of breathing, breathing techniques and exercises, musical terminology, exposure to various genres of music, etc. It was weeks before actual singing began. Sam was first building a foundation. Then with encouragement and guidance he elicited the best out of Taylor. The year culminated in a rehearsal at a Grammy–winning recording studio and a tear jerker performance of “Beautiful” at Jammin Java with a live band. Each lesson with Sam feels like a spiritual experience. He is knowledgeable and exudes a love of music and people. Taylor’s life has been enriched by Sam’s mentorship.

Chao X.

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Sam is a great voice instructor. He is experienced in both classical styles and traditional and contemporary R&B/Jazz styles and has performed with numerous popular acts such as Tony Bennett and Aretha Franklin and was a successful contestant on MTV's Making the Band reality show. As an instructor, he stresses the fundamentals in his lessons and helps students to develop a solid foundation upon which they can build performance techniques. He teaches students artistry as well as technique. In addition, he is often encouraging and energetic in his lessons and is very friendly. For students of pop/R&B/jazz standard singing, he uses Michael Buble as models for students and likes developing a round, solid sound rather than the strained vocals seen in most of today's pop music. This helps students with damaged voices to improve vocal production technique and find ways to repair their voices.

Felipe O.

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Sam is not only a teacher, he is your friend. I was a simple guitar player that wanted to sound good with my band, another dreamer. And Sam convinced me that we had a chance to get there, somewhere. All the skills that you can possibly imagine, experienced on the road and very respected musician, Sam, with only 5 month of class, gave us such a confidence. There is a lot to learn still, and now all the band will have lessons. We are so excited. Just do it as he says.

Don Bruce



  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 15 min
  • Fairfax, VA

Jacob A.

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My lesson with Don, who's very amicable and respectful of the student's desires, was a good experience. His approach with drumming students is based more in music theory and from the perspective of the other band members (vocalist, guitarist, etc.), so he advocates for a strong base in fundamental beats, staying in rhythm, and understanding how to sync up with other members of a band. Not previously having this perspective, his insight was valuable and I've taken some of the things he's mentioned to heart. For me, the material was pretty easy to pick up since I have some experience both with the drums and piano, but other students may initially fumble with his quick pace - don't let that discourage you though, I believe that even a true beginner could get used to the pace within a few lessons. If your desire is to start gigging, he's very adamant about getting you on a fast track towards doing just that. If you're willing to put in the effort I believe that he speaks earnestly and you'll soon be gigging. Overall I recommend him if you're looking for a good, well-rounded intro.

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.

Bhanu A.

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Don is a very accomplished guitarist with a wealth of knowledge. It shows that he is eager to impart his knowledge. I had my first lesson with him today and I learned so much. He incorporates music theory in to his lessons to show us why things are played the way they are and where they originated from. He was patient and very encouraging. His soloing skills are phenomenal and I am excited to learn from him. I highly recommend him to musicians of all levels. He is now my jazz guitar guru! Hail to the Guitar Chief Don!

  • 23 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Baltimore, MD

Christopher H.

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This post is a few months overdue, but we hired Sounds Good for our wedding's outdoor cocktail hour over the summer. We went with the 2 piece sax and guitar and they sounded great from every area outside. Very professional, easy to work with and our guests really enjoyed the music. Would highly recommend for any function.

Mary J.

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Had the trio version (sax, bass, guitar) of Sounds Good for our daughter's wedding - they played before the wedding, the processional and recessional, and at our cocktail hour. Great repertoire, easy to work with and very professional. Would highly recommend.

Thumbtack Customer

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The band played during the ceremony for my outdoor summer wedding in Baltimore in Aug2017. Bob and his band were very professional, easy to work with and great value for their services. Highly recommended for events large and small!

  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Washington, DC

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! ❤️🇺🇸

Dj. Kool M.

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This group was the greatest band I ever hired. I can't wait to work with them again

  • 23 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 30 min

Robbie J.

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Mr. Grattan provided videography, a band, and a duo, for my daughter's wedding. It was such a relief having all of that in the hands of one person instead of three different vendors. The band was called the Rockits, and they were fantastic. They played great music and when they went on break, they played new music like a DJ would. It was really perfect. The duo was PG&Robin. They were really good for the beginning when people were heading in and having a champagne before the ceremony. The video Mr. Grattan did was really professional and my daughter got it within a week, which is unheard of. She got a long and short one. I highly recommend Mr. Grattan and PG Productions for video and entertainment.

Garrett B.

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Peter is an exceptionally experienced musician with experience that not only validates his abilites but places him among the elite. Peter has worked with bands including the Who, Twisted Sister, Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac) and my personal favorite, Elton John. As a "newbie" to the field of music, I can assure you that John exhibits exceptional patience as well as the ability to make the complex seem simple. Whether new to music or an experienced professional, I highly recommend you speak to Peter before making a final decision. FIve stars!

Robin B.

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Peter provided a fabulous band, The Rockits, for a huge birthday party! They played great dance party music and didn't charge a ridiculous amount. Terrific tunes and energy from everyone in the band. Really made the party fun! I will contact him for any entertainment needs I have in the future for sure.

  • Hampstead, MD

Christopher M.

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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!

William and Jeanette F.

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Five Stars for Rags to Riches. It was a pleasure to have had Rags to Riches provide the music for our daughters wedding reception. They were professional in every sense of the term. From their appearance to their musicality. They offer a wide selection of genre and perform each at the top of their game. We are happy to have met them and wish them all the best ! :-)

Java Vault C.

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Great band with great sound and vocals to put you back in time!

  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Washington, DC

Thumbtack Customer

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We hired Kim's trio for our jazz soiree and they were excellent! Kim let us know a few days prior to the event that he couldn't make it, and gave us the option of canceling or having the trio w/ another pianist playing in his stead. We could have gotten another band altogether (three replied to our request on Thumbtack), but we went w/ his option of the substitute pianist and could not have been happier. The trio was fabulous, attendees from the young to the not so young loved all the tunes, and everyone had the best time. We are definitely putting Kim and his trio or quartet on our slate of events for 2018.

Amanda H.

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Our donors really enjoyed the live music provided by Kim Reynolds Quartet for our Speakeasy-themed event. They were flexible with a delayed start time as donors moved from an upstairs portion of the event down to the reception and even played a little extra when guests were still trickling out. They were completely self sufficient for set up and brought all the equipment/cables, worked with our non-profit budget, and were the highlight of the evening!

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.

  • Washington, DC

John C.

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My son Conor and I really enjoyed seeing you again @ started at 8:05 and were still playing when we left after 11...nice talking to you between sets too. We saw Dylan in Bangor (Aug 20 ) and have booked a trip to see him and Mark Knopfler in Dublin on October 5th...!!!! But we will see you at both Slainte and Dogfish as well. Now that's a damn fine October lineup, if I may be so bold! Cheers, john & conor

Sharon H.

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We had a great time when you were at Dogfish. We loved it! Funny but my friend Arlene tried to dance to "Dillon" (her quote!). I hope we get to go back there on the 11th. It was a great trip down memory lane. You guys rock! Sharon

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Silver Spring, MD

Ernest R.

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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.

  • 15 years in business
  • Germantown, MD


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.

  • 12 years in business
  • Halethorpe, MD


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!


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.

  • Randallstown, MD


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".



  • 30 years in business
  • Germantown, MD


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.


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".

  • Winchester, VA


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.

  • Chambersburg, PA


We help develop artist from all levels and background from beginner to advance. We provide music lessons and band services

  • Beltsville, MD


We do hard drivin' blues with a bite! Blues, blues rock, and rock 'n roll are all done with the Dogfather's growl. We can play up to 4 hours of music. We offer a song list of over 60 tunes. We are punctual, friendly and respectful of your customers and guests. We have very entertaining and engaging guests in the show. We do good dancing music. Bring out those dancin' shoes. It's time to party with Dogfather.


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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“Need a Classic Rock Band for a 50th Birthday Party”

Woodbine, MD

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Pop / Rock
Event type
Party (personal)
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Fewer than 50
Looking to have a 50th birthday party. Would like to find a band to play classic rock for a few hours.
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