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Independence Bands

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Brad Allen Music
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Emilee J.
Verified review

Brad Allen Trio plays at Hallbrook Country Club multiple times a year. They do a fabulous job entertaining our members! If you are looking for a great jazz band, give Brad a call!

The Wry Band
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy L.
Verified review

They were an awesome band and their sound is outstanding. Very nice guys who perform from the heart.

Jukeboxx Media
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kim H.
Verified review

Lost Wax performed at my wedding and they were unbelievable! I cannot tell you how many people called/emailed/texted me after the wedding to find out who that band was b/c they were SO impressed. I literally do not think that I left the dance floor all night. The members of the band were incredible and they created the most fun atmosphere for the entire crowd. It was the most amazing night! If anyone is looking for a band that will get people dancing and having the time of their lives then you have to get in touch with Chris! People say that the band will set the mood of the whole night and if that’s the case then the amazingly fun ‘mood’ was set and exceeded by Lost Wax and their incredible energy. Best decision ever!

Many Hats Creative LLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Scott H.
    Verified review

    My daughter decided she wanted to play saxophone at the age of 15. She began learning from John around the start of the spring semester of her freshman year. By that fall, she was good enough to make the high school marching band! We've continued taking lessons from John, and she has continued to progress throughout the year. She is now capable of playing alongside other saxophonists who have been playing since Junior High. John's a professional, and his love of saxophone rubs off on my daughter. I still can't believe she's gotten to the level she's at after such a short time.

    Murphy Music
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
      Bryce E.
      Verified review

      Awesome DJ! Great music! Very professional services. The DJ took requests, but honestly played everything we wanted to hear without being asked! Non stop good times. The only thing that would make it more exciting is if there were a live band to split the time and mix it up! Bryce - Satisfied Customer

      Hard@Play Band
      5.0
      from 3 reviews
      • 8 years in business
      David L.
      Verified review

      Hard @ Play brings the feeling that an "event" is taking place, not just a band playing. The music they make is very solid, great selections for their sets with a nice balance of high energy and subdued songs along with polished vocals. Some of the best people to work with in all my years booking bands.

      kc music service
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 38 years in business
      Bernadette F.
      Verified review

      The band was on time and ready to go! They were very flexible and fun.

      Sass Monkey
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 6 years in business
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      Will C.
      Verified review

      What a great experience for our guests and us! At least a half dozen of the guests asked, “where did you find theses guys—they’re awesome?!” The band picked up on our vibes and got us up on the floor. Big thumbs up.

      Michelle Hawkins Music
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      Kim R.
      Verified review

      Our original date was rained out and Michelle was very understanding and eager to work with us to reschedule. I found her to be very personable and professional from the first introduction on Thumbtack, through the negotiations, the rescheduling and on the day of. She was great at making our guests feel welcome and she and the band performed a wide variety of music! We had a LOT of fun. I HIGHLY recommend Michelle Hawkins for your event!

      Lazell on behalf of Rita L.
      Verified review

      We really enjoyed your group. Thanks so much for traveling to our event. Thanks for helping make our event such a success. Rita L - Deshler, NE

      By This Time Tomorrow
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 5 years in business
      Madison M.
      Verified review

      I love these guys! wonderful vocals and acoustics. CHECK THEM OUT!!!

      KC Prime Band
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 20 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Brady L.
      Verified review

      It was so easy

      About

      We are single-handedly keeping the '80s alive and fun! If you like '80s music, then you'll love Retroactive. Retroactive is the best '80s party band in Kansas City. We have been entertaining crowds, both private and public for 10 years. We put on a high-energy, dance-oriented show in which we play the most popular music from that decade of excess: the 1980s. Any group of musicians can learn some songs and call themselves a band, but we’re entertainers. We’re all about putting on a show. We take the audience on sonic and visual and ride, and we have a good time in doing so. So whether you're into the pop tunes of Michael Jackson and Madonna, the hair metal of Bon Jovi and Poison, or the dance hits of Salt-n-Pepa and Prince, you can be certain that you will love the Retroactive experience.

      • 6 years in business
      About

      Award winning acoustic duo

      About

      We are one of the most unique and entertaining bands in the Midwest. State Line Drive is made up of five high school guys from around the Kansas City area. Our tight harmonies and high energy are a hit with audiences of all ages. While country music often makes up the heart of our set, we can mix in rock, pop, and other genres to fit any venue. We play at events, fairs, festivals and parties around Kansas City and across the Midwest.

      About

      We have an experenced band that has a great reputation for some great rock and roll music. Members in the band have a combined 60 yrs + experience. We do private parties, corperate parties, bars and just about anything you desire. Our prices vary due to travel and type of performance.

      About

      Book us for your next event. We bring our own equipment, play original music and rock parties out. Check out our tunes on the website.

      • 4 years in business
      About

      We are an independent music entity. Our services include DJ, band and any service that correspond to the gig.

      About

      The Zach and Michelle Band is an up-and-coming duo out of the northern Kansas City area. With their influences ranging anywhere from Michael Jackson, John Mayer, and Justin Timberlake all the way to Led Zepplin, Dolly Parton, and Stevie Wonder, the Zach and Michelle Band is able to deliver a very entertaining and diverse musical experience. Besides playing from weddings and private events, the duo can regularly be seen playing all around Kansas City at places like Power and Light, the Plaza, and the Northland.

      About

      We do roots reggae and original reggae music, also we perform many of the hits by the great Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, and many other Reggae artist. We perform at weddings, night clubs, private parties, outdoor events, festivals and just about any type of event.

      About

      We are a very experienced, skilled organ trio. We play around town, at places like Dazzle, Herbs, Sullivan's Steakhouse, Cervantes, the Ogden, and many more. We play everything from jazz, reggae, r and b, hip-hop, to Dixieland jazz.

      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 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.

      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.

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