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  • 9 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
Winnie R.
Verified review

Hiring Trilogy Band to play at our daughter's wedding was the best decision we made. They were very energetic and engaged our guests throughout the reception. They are a talented and friendly group of musicians. Our guests told us they ended up staying much longer than they thought they would because they were having so much fun! They also offer an emcee and dj coverage when on break. The bridal couple were thrilled that the music they wanted played was available. Very extensive music options. The additional cost for live music of this quality was definitely a great value.

DJ James
4.6
from 23 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Robert G.
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DJ James provides a steady soundtrack regardless of the occasion, drawing on his background as a musician to mix crowd pleasers with lesser-known songs that are equally entertaining and apropos. If you’re looking for beats to go with your eats, or just songs to get your crowd to play along, DJ James is your man.

  • 49 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Edward O.
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Robert has been my teacher (and friend) for many years. His mastery of styles (blues, rock, jazz, rockabilly, country) is unparalleled, and he is well-versed in a number of stringed instruments. He has a well-structured approach to fundamentals, and knows when to push students out of their comfort zones. He is comfortable using manual, digital, visual, and printed teaching tools. Great guy, and a great teacher.

Andrew Jennings May
4.7
from 13 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Twana W.
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Loved working with Andrew May and his band! Hired for a corporate event and they did not disappoint. Very talented group of individuals. Professional and punctual. I would highly recommend them to anyone and I can't wait to work with them at our next event.

Jarrod Champion
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Emily C.
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Jarrod was an absolute pleasure to work with! He played music for our ceremony, cocktail hour, and entire reception! He did not need any direction during our Big Day, he is a true professional and knew exactly where to be and what to play! Jarrod put together a jazz quartet for reception and it was absolutely perfect! They played great music and all or our guests raved about it! Whether you are looking for background cocktail music, or getting people onto the dance floor, you will not be dissappointed. We wanted jazz, New Orleans style blues/jazz and that's exactly what we got! I still have several of the songs he played stuck in my head! If you are looking for a jazz musician to play fun upbeat music for your event - this is it! Thank you Jarrod!

  • 42 years in business
Larry W.
Verified review

Our yearly corporate end of the year employee’s dinner event at American Airlines was made more enjoyable because of The Darron Moore and The 14th Floor Band. This band had our guest on the dance floor all night long. The band covered a wide range of music such as Motown and R&B. The real surprise was their awesome awesome awesome tribute show called The Luther Vandross Experience. A tribute to the late Luther Vandross. It was Very, very, very classy and clever. Darron Moore and The 14th Floor was one of the best-dressed bands we ever hired and the music was just fantastic. I do highly recommend this dynamic band. Larry Wright - Event Coordinator

In The Blue Jazz Ensemble
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Joanne S.
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Excellent band! Great jazz music. Talented college aged musicians.

Back 2 Back Band
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Perri S.
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We used back2back band for one of our library summer music series events. This band was a pleasure to work with, very professional, with a wide variety of music. They made our event very enjoyable.

Second Wind
5.0
from 1 review
  • 18 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kristen R.
Verified review

We could not be happier with our experience with Frank and his band, Second Wind. I hired the band for my father in law's surprise 50th birthday party. Communication with Frank prior to the event was excellent and the performance during the event was stellar. I was able to choose songs from a play list - and Second Wind even learned my FIL's favorite song just for his birthday. It was clear my FIL, his friends and his family had a great time. I would hire them again in a heart beat. Thank you Second Wind for helping us have such a good time!

Durable
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 years in business
Carol C.
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Hi, I am Carol Collins, music director for Thurston Community Players. Doug has coordinated the band and played the keyboard and sax for our musical the last 4 years. The band is quite talented and well received. They adjusted tempos, rhythm and volume as needed to work with the actors. I would highly recommend them for any gig.

El Kabong
5.0
from 1 review
    Jodee Lynn M.
    Verified review

    The Band was awesome they played at our daughter's Wedding Reception! They were the greatest band I have ever had play at my house. They were very professional and amazing! I would recommend El Kabong completely and would for sure call on them again! They played from 7:00pm until Midnight on our deck that is above the 6ft. fence, people driving by slowed down to look. They also had a DJ for in between sets and after he played well after 1:00am. Ron Muniz came over a few weeks early to see where they would be playing the day of the Reception they were a little early and there set up was awesome! We used to have annual parties this was the best we had neighbors,friends and family calling and saying how outstanding everything was and that they were a part of it! The Reception was July 5, 2014 a Holiday weekend and they made it the best ever! Love El Kabong!!!!!

    Michele Roger
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 19 years in business
    Barb W.
    Verified review

    I have heard Michele play in a variety of bands from cover rock to Celtic tunes! I also have observed her teaching all ages and she is an excellent teacher. She played the harp at my Dad's funeral and did an outstanding job. I would highly recommend her.

    About

    The following are a few facts about The Simone Vitale Band: * We have 25 years of experience in the entertainment industry. * W do weddings, corporate parties, galas and concerts. * We have some of the best master of ceremony skills in the business. * Our high-energy performance shows everyone a great time. * All of the musicians and singers are accomplished professionals. The variety of music is extensive -- all eras and age groups -- including big band, Top 40, hip-hop, oldies, standards, Latin, Italian and Jewish. We are available to our clients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with the most comprehensive service around. Please consider us for any of your upcoming events. Should you have any questions regarding availability or previews, please do not hesitate to call. Without a doubt, this band plays at all of the very best parties to rave reviews.

    About

    Trilogy Band offers ceremony musicians, live jazz and top shelf variety dance music we have won numerous awards and have performed for esteemed clients as Microsoft, Motor City Casino, Ford Motor Company, Michigan State University and University of Michigan. We perform a huge variety of music for Weddings, Corporate & Private Events

    About

    We are a powerful classic rock duo! We are a classic rock group, with great listening and dancing skills, and an 80+ song list. We are very affordable, have a good crowd drawing power, and a great party band. When the people come, they stay. We are longtime Metro Detroit area musicians, very accomplished and experienced professionals, with a great lead and back-up vocals. We cover the hits from the 70's, 80's and 90's!

    About

    The Jerry Ross Band is the best party band in the Midwest! This award-winning band does more than just play great music, they create a party atmosphere that your guests will remember forever!

    • 8 years in business
    About

    Soniq Cell is a collaboration of seasoned and talented musicians who have been performing in hotels, clubs and private events for more than 20 years. Their blend of high-energy pop and rock music from the '80s, '90s and present day packs the dance floor song after song. With their electrifying stage presence and concert style performance, Soniq Cell is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after cover bands in Metro Detroit. Their dead-on replicated sound will make you swear you are hearing the original group live! The band's diverse set list is sure to please crowds of all ages and can be tailored for your targeted audience. At every gig, Soniq Cell has one goal -- keep the people partying all night long!

    • 11 years in business
    About

    “Byron In Motion takes the time to really get to know the bride and groom. We advise and assist them in creating meaningful and entertaining music choices and announcements with smooth flowing lines. We also work closely with all personal before and during the event, so that the bride and groom have absolutely nothing to worry about. Unfortunately, many other wedding bands and DJs lack sophistication, are generic, and are unprepared. Not us! There is nothing cookie cutter about us. We take pride in our showmanship, professionalism, and dedication to making the event as special as possible for the couple and their guests. We don’t miss any details, we are great at reading the crowd, and we will adapt our playlist if needed. We guarantee that what you read on our website or what you have heard about us through word of mouth is what you will get. We are the real deal – we are a high quality band and are a great value for dollars spent.” - Byron Cancelmo

    About

    We are blues musician. We do solo or as a three-piece band. We have a singer, slide guitarist, harmonica player, and recording artist.

    About

    The band sings and plays many styles, i.e., reggae, pop, classical, Hawaiian, and many more! The band has formal attire, island wear, and African attire. We perform many themes and styles. We have digital light and an awesome sound system. See us at our website.

    About

    We are an entertaining and energetic dance band performing a variety of musical styles. During our breaks, we play dance music through our sound system, giving you the benefit of a band and a disc jockey (your favorite song could be heard at this time). The band takes requests; our music leaves the client pleased.

    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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