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Jla Photography & Video
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica P.
Verified review

Working with Jayme was amazing! Hiring her to photograph our wedding was the best choice we made. She was always available to answer our questions or calm our nerves. She was professional, on time and went above and beyond any expectations we had. She was great at handling our large parties of both family and bridesmaids (12!). She welcomed any ideas we had and went out of her way to capture them. She helped capture the magic we were looking for on our wedding day and we wouldn't hesitate to hire her again! Our picture were fun, classy and a little bit sassy! We highly recommend Jayme Aronson for any of your photographic needs/wants.

Cool Runnings Reggae Band
4.7
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Christina P.
Verified review

We loved working with Cool Runnings Reggae Band and our guests enjoyed their music. Professional and affordable. They helped make our New Year's Eve event a huge success!

Brandy
4.5
from 10 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Brandy did a great job performing at my wedding. I received so many compliments from my guests about them. They heeded all of my requests ranging from song selection to sound volume and vocal style. Perhaps the biggest testament to their performance was the sight of my 4 year old nephew rocking out to the band's music, despite never having expressed any dance inclination previously. It was an astounding revelation, even to his parents.

Jonathan Hurley Music
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Preston H.
Verified review

We hired Jon to perform classical guitar for our wedding ceremony. We were late in the planning stages, and hadn't spent enough time thinking through the ceremony music. Jon made a number of suggestions, and we found several selections we liked. Knowing he was experienced with previous weddings, and confident, was reassuring, especially since some of the details were still being worked out at the last minute. In the end, his playing was fantastic, and the music perfectly suited our procession, setting a beautiful tone for an unforgettable evening. Jon is an excellent musician and a true professional, and I can't recommend him highly enough.

Elite Entertainment
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Serina A.
Verified review

After stressing for months to find the best DJ for my wedding, I finally decided to hire Joe from Elite Entertainment. He was fantastic! He got all my guests up dancing, and everyone had a great time. I highly recommend Joe for any function.

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Misty L.
Verified review

We had the most beautiful wedding thanks to Dwight, we also had him play music for the wedding. Couldn’t have been more prefect. Nice guy you will ever meet, easy to work with, and talented. I will recommend him to my friends and family!

Violinist & Vocalist
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Davy S.
Verified review

The music at our wedding was excellent. Just what we wanted. Everyone was timely and professional.

Men In Black
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jen L.
Verified review

amazinggg wedding band

Magdalena Abrego
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Matt S.
Verified review

Magdalena performed the music for my wedding ceremony. Working with Magdalena was very easy and pleasant. She is exceptionally talented, easy to communicate with, and punctual. I would absolutely book her again in the future.

Stephanie & Friends
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 32 years in business
Robert M.
Verified review

Stephanie & friends did an amazing job playing at our wedding. I can’t recommend Stephanie highly enough. She is a very skilled musician who cares about her music and about making your day an event to remember. Thank you Stephanie for bringing your talent and artistry to our wedding, and making it such a perfect day!

Lucas Roy
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jen R.
Verified review

Can not say enough amazing things about Lucas and the band. From the planning and coordination up to our wedding day he was a dream to work with and I'd highly recommend him to anyone looking for a talented, professional, and personable wedding band. He and the band learned several songs specifically for us, including a song that my maid of honor sang for our first dance. He also worked with us on some logistical challenges for moving equipment since we were planning from out of state, and came over to the venue for the rehearsal to ensure we all felt prepared. Our wedding party, family, and guests absolutely adored him and we got multiple comments about how much people enjoyed the music. We deeply appreciated his+the band's time, talent, and professionalism. Book him! You'll be happy you did.

Rob Wolfe
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley N.
Verified review

Rob performed at my wedding. He and the band did an exceptional job. The music was phenomenal and he was very personable. He performed as we walked in, he announced us after we were married, and the band played the night away during the reception. It was wonderful and we received many compliments on the band. Highly recommend using Rob for any event- especially a wedding!

Daniel C.
Verified review

I have had the privilege of knowing Buddy Fanjoy most of my life having grown up in the same neighborhood and graduating from Woburn High School together (Class of ’78). Buddy is the consummate musician, performer and one of the nicest human beings I know. He was part of the band that played in our production of Godspell circa 1978 that was very well received. He still to this day will play gigs with the two other band mates from Godspell, Tim Gilmore, drummer extraordinaire and the coolest bass player, Dennis Wells. Buddy writes a lot of his own music and does a tremendous job as an acoustic guitar player, singer/performer. Whether playing with Tim and Dennis or performing on his own, I would highly recommend Buddy for any function you are looking to elevate to a top notch level. He, Tim and Dennis recently played at my Mother’s 80th Birthday Bash with over 100 invited guests a few weeks back and people are still calling me to tell me how much they enjoyed the music. I promise you will not regret grabbing some of Buddy’s original music or hiring him for an event.

Music Lessons with Dennis
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Windmill P.
Verified review

Mr. Dennis has both the ability and patience to teach students of all grades and competency level. He makes learning fun and my daughter looks forward to her Sax lessons every week. Mr. Dennis pro-actively puts music ensembles together to showcase his students’ work and boast their confidence. He also suggests outside programs for the kids that both challenges their comfort zones and expands their musical horizons.

Dave Hines
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Leslee C.
Verified review

Dave Hines is an excellent, talented musician. I have had the opportunity to hear him on several occasions, and he has also played for me. He is the consummate professional, an accomplished musician, with an extensive repertoire. Ether as a solo musician or, with a band, Dave Hines will not disappoint!

Katrina Marie Band
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 year in business
David C.
Verified review

Katrina Marie Band exceeded our expectations. Everyone at the event was blown away. What a treat!! I would highly recommend this band for events.

Reiner Family Band
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Stephen M.
Verified review

Dave & Paul did an excellent job in all ways. Clearly both are very talented, with a wide range of music knowledge. They were very sensitive in getting in synch with the party vibe. Likable as well. A great experience & I’d recommend them very highly!

Peter Kostopoulos Musician
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Alexis D.
    Verified review

    Peter's music is a trip down memory lane. He plays all the classics from the American songbook and sounds like a 15 piece big band. We definitely would hire him again.

    Amanda McCarthy
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    Tom S.
    Verified review

    Amanda is an incredible performer and is extremely professional at shows. I have hired her to play several acoustic and full band shows and her song selection always matches whatever event I book her for. From classic rock to Top 40 to pop-country, she has it all!! I highly recommend booking her for your event!

    Point of VU Band
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Maria B.
    Verified review

    Hired for a future event. The selection committee is very impressed with this band's professionalism, courtesies and the band's versatile musicality. There will be something for everyone and we're looking forward to the event and dancing to the sounds of Point of Vu Band.

    The Kadima Band
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 41 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Jean F.
    Verified review

    Jill did a great recording and was very attentive to my every need by offering other services that would benefit my project. I will certainly seek her again for my next project.

    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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    Need a Wedding Band

    Boston, MA

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      family reunion: renewal of vows: only need lovey wedding music for 10 min or what ever the rest I'd like a band that can do requests... i'd love an irish band that can do drinking songs and get the crowd involved when things get slow... I'm looking to keep the crowd there... so sometimes just background music... sometimes a request... all sorts..
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