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DJConnectionLive.com
4.7
from 260 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 516 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nina W.
Verified review

Nick's guy Ron was great! They worked with our budget and really got the crowd going. I would definitely hire him again. He had any song we wanted! Thanks guys.

Top Pro
  • 20 years in business
  • 128 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rhonda S.
Verified review

Scott is a pleasure to work with. He's so talented! 5 Stars for Scott Arcangel - Hire him, you won't be disappointed. Rhonda, Mother of the Bride.

Josh's Music Lessons
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Jason H.
Verified review

I briefly took guitar lessons from Josh. I wanted to learn to play with other musicians and improvise, and his jazz background is what caught my attention. The sessions were informative and Josh was very encouraging. I had to stop unexpectedly but what I learned in the few lessons I took was very helpful and got me out of the rut I fall into while practicing on my own.

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Spencer and Sequoia
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michelle L.
Verified review

My husband James and I had the privilege of having Spencer and Sequoia perform at our wedding at a winery in Virginia this summer. It would be a huge understatement to say we were SO pleased with how everything went!!! Spencer and Sequoia were amazingly professional and joyful to work with and super gracious with everything. It was the first time I had worked with a band of any kind so from the second we signed a contract, they were extremely responsive of our needs and questions, provided a very lengthy and diverse song list and even said they would be willing to learn song requests for a nominal fee. Because they're based out of New York, they had to make the long drive the morning of and were totally on board to work with our tomeline and the venue set up. They were also super self sufficient so we didn't have to worry about providing them equipment as they assured us they had everything they needed and required little set up time which proved to be true. We had them perform during our ceremony, cocktail hour AND reception but they did it like champs and our guests could not stop raving about how great they sounded! Not only were they just downright talented, they were a pleasure to have around as well. At one point, my nephew who sung a song for us was experiencing technical difficulties with his sound system so Spencer right away let him use his, which was a total lifesaver. Bottom line- customer service is beyond amazing with this lovely husband wife pair and we are so happy and grateful we could have them be a part of our special day. THANK YOU Spencer & Sequoia!

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Soulful Sounds Entertainment
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Divya A.
Verified review

Soulful Sounds were the perfect choice for our son's graduation party! It was an amazing night with thunderstorms, rainbow & music ! They played to a large gathering of over a 100 people. A very professional band who adjusted to the situation and played remarkably. Highly recommend!

Nico Padden Music
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel R.
Verified review

We were very pleased to have Nico play guitar and sing in our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. She is very professional, arrived in advance and dressed appropriately for a wedding. She asked us in details of what we need in the ceremony and the cocktail hour, and tailored the song choices to exactly what we wanted.  She recommended songs that would be good and also played my favorite, “Fools Rush In.” In a busy and stressful wedding, Nico’s professionalism made it easy and her beautiful singing made our ceremony really perfect.  My wife was so happy and several of our guests asked for her card.  We’d definitely hire her again.

partySWANK PARTYpoopers
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 27 years in business
Lisa J.
Verified review

Marla Mase is an extraordinary event planner, creator of party magic and Producer! After having been in the business for a couple of decades and working in so many different venues, types of events, parties and performances, Marla has an incredible team. She’s amassed a phenomenal, devoted group of performers, artists, designers & caterers whom she employs at all her parties, depending on need and skill set. I have worked with Marla on several creative projects and events and had a ball working with her. She is the ultimate professional, but always works in a relaxed, easygoing fashion. She is open to discussion and will always brainstorm to bring ones vision to life. Recently she produced a Rock show and party in Tribeca for me that hosted an amazing band, along with several international actors, dancers and singers. Marla hired one of her designers to transform the old Tribeca firehouse into an underworld of sea creatures and magic. It was spectacular. The food was a beautifully abundant array of hors devours and beverages. Hailing from Tribeca and having worked in the New York area for so many years for hundreds of high-end clients, Marla is truly cutting edge. She has an eye for the unique, and is able to adapt to the vision of her client. Marla really gets the job done. She’s personable and lovely and I always feel I’m in good hands with her at the helm.

Sound Heights Records
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jer H.
Verified review

Great place, clean, good location and amazing Hammond organ! Perfect for live bands and recording sessions.

Select Jazz
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Pina L.
Verified review

I've hired this band for my wedding, couldn't find better. Easy to manage, punctual and great music - all my guests loved it

Jonathan Kalb
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 43 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Meredith M.
Verified review

Jonathan played for a work celebration we were having and he was AMAZING! The setup went smoothly and he performed for about 3 hours. He even left us all CD's! Great performer, great music. Hire him if you want someone who knows what they're doing.

Paladin Studios
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Stephen K.
Verified review

Chanan was a joy to work with! Knowledgeable and skilled and very creative. He helped produce a record of sacred music for me and also provided back up guitar for my band when needed a few times in Dallas. He is an exceptional engineer and guitar player with a fine ear for detail.

Sarah Goldstone
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Bianca M.
Verified review

I came to Sarah with a goal of wanting to accompany myself as a singer, instead of having to rely on a guitarist or a band. In less than a year I played my first solo show. Sarah has prepared me to play solo, with a band, how to rearrange songs, how to read sheet music and so much more. Every lesson I learn something different. She’s made learning piano fun and interesting. Sarah is very patient, kind and extremely talented. I’d never go anywhere else!

Peter & the Master Keys
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Phil C.
Verified review

Peter and his band were true professionals and exactly what we wanted for our New Orleans jazz theme. He even added a banjo player at our request. They were accommodating and most of all GREAT musicians. I would hire them again. -Phil C, Caldwell, NJ

Helene's Notes
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Shannon W.
Verified review

Helene was my piano teacher from kindergarten through high school. She taught me how to read, understand, play and love music. Furthermore, my early -and in-depth- start with piano prepared me for years of trumpet in various advanced bands. Although I am not currently taking lessons, I still sit down to play piano whenever I get the chance. I'll play anything from Bach to Beethoven to Josh Groban to new and classic Disney - really anything I'm in the mood for. Helene's teaching has made me proficient enough in piano and music in general such that I can truly enjoy playing. Thanks Helene!!

Revolving Door Band LLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Daniel P.
Verified review

Revolving door band is an absolute pleasure to work with. Extremely talented professional musicians covering an extremely wide range of music. From rock to grunge to 90’s to funk and beyond they covered it all. Especially enjoyed their multi song medleys to keep the energy of the party up all night. Very much look Forward to future work with this band. If you are looking for an extremely versatile band for your event, look no further.

  • 13 years in business
Janine W.
Verified review

I was desperate for a band for my reception after my DJ told us he was double booked. Ken squeezed us into his schedule and gave me the royal treatment! His band "The STAXXX Experience" was amazing and our family had a blast! I wish I had booked him first and saved myself the worry.

Steve Lacey Music lessons
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Arthur B.
Verified review

Before Steve moved to NYC, I had close to a dozen guitar lessons with him. At age 72, I decided to supplement my love for singing with knowing how to play the guitar. I have been successful learning. Steve's expertise served as a catalyst for me to "move out of my comfort zone." I've played at least 10 open mic nights and felt relatively successful singing and playing simultaneously. I've formed a band at the Georgetown, MA. VFW Post 7608. (see photo included). I'm the chap with the white hat on the right. I enthusiastically endorse Steve Lacey.

Muzzi Music
4.5
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Liann C.
Verified review

Sean is an outstanding musician. He's always professional and reliable; whether it's playing bass in a band or mixing sound in a venue. I definitely recommend hiring him!

The Joyride Band
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 year in business
Debra E.
Verified review

We hired the band to play at our neighborhood block party and they were awesome! Music was enjoyed by all, from young children to senior citizens. They played a great very variety of music including Jazz standards and popular tunes. They were very professional, played as scheduled and at just the right volume.

EverythingZen2016
5.0
from 1 review
    Amy M.
    Verified review

    Fun/energetic band. Get you up and off your seat. Love their sound !!!

    Los Chamanes

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      About

      Los Chamanes is a musical group serving a fusion rooted in Nueva Cancion and Latin-American folklore, with flavors of jazz, rock and blues that was born from the spirit of friendship between these Chilean expatriates in NYC, a nostalgia for the magic of the Andes and their native culture. In September 2008, they released Conjuros—their first album—available on digital downloads and CD. Initially, the band interpreted songs from authors of Argentina and Chile such as Fito Páez, Violeta Parra, Peteco Carabajal, Victor Jara, Congreso, etc. With time, they have increasingly combined their own compositions—which now represent almost all of their repertoire—through which they hope to guide their listeners to reflect on issues such as our behavior as a species and social injustice through the healing and inspiring power of music and poetry. Los Chamanes hold a residency monthly at Terraza in Queens, and have entertained at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe and for the Chile Independence yearly event in Randall's Island. They were the opening act of the concerts of Mariana Baraj and Fernando Ubiergo, and have appeared in various "peñas" (folkloric shows), cafés, restaurants and events in the NY Tri-State area. In 2009, they were on a tour twice in Puerto Rico. They performed at the Noche de Viaje Cultural, at an event organized by the Chilean community in association with the city and in Old San Juan. They were invited at the TV show, Buenas Noches con Silverio on Canal 13 and on 2 radio shows of the University of PR. They've recently contributed to various benefits for the victims of the tsunami and earthquake in Chile.

      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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