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

Nick and his team of professionals were out of this world amazing from start to finish on the day of our Wedding. They were there on time and Nick had made me feel at ease from the moment I met him through Thumbtack. He is an amazing DJ, Entertainer, Businessman and overall wonderful person to be around! Nick made me feel so comfortable from the time we started communicating through Thumbtack that once I connected with him my decision was made to go with him and his team of professionals for my Wedding day for DJ services, Photography and Videography. Look no further ladies and gentleman!!! If you want the experience of a lifetime with someone who is going to be attentive to your needs and make you feel like the King and Queen of your day than hire Nick!!! He is professional yet warm, talented and experienced in the realm of DJ services as well as entertainment. He sang Frank Sinatra at my wedding and he was a head turner… Don’t let the most amazing experience of a lifetime be taken care of by anyone else. I truly cannot say enough to express my pleasure and amazement with Nick and his team and how they made my dream wedding come to life. Thank you Nick! You’re the best!

Top Pro
  • 20 years in business
  • 128 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jessica L.
Verified review

We hired Scott for the ceremony and cocktail hour music for our wedding. He was very professional and did an excellent job. The music was exactly what we wanted because he worked with us to select songs that fit our personality, even learning a recessional song that was not in his repertoire. Would 100% recommend him to a friend!

Top Pro
  • 18 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michael D.
Verified review

Patrick and his staff hit it outta the park! Patrick and team showed up early, stayed late, and had smiles on their faces the whole time! Before the event we met with Patrick to go through the whole run of show. We also had lots of phone calls to go through specifics as details changed up until the last minute. My fiancé is controlling (to say the least) and hard to please, and she was beyond happy with their work! On the day of the wedding, the team was professional and fast acting. We had SO many moving parts to our wedding and 160 guests! We were really worried about it going smoothly. We were mentally prepared for hiccups, but there were NONE! Everything was easy and smooth and our guests were SO happy! And Patrick stayed cool and calm the whole time. We highly recommend Patrick and Ultimate Affairs for any event! I would use them again in a heartbeat. We are so happy we found Patrick & Ultimate Affairs. Do yourself a favor on contact this guy! Even just talking to him on the phone will put you at ease :)

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

Josh and his group performed at my wedding this past Saturday and were nothing short of phenomenal. The number of guests that came up to me and my fiancé raving about their performance was incredible. They played an amazing set that included a wide variety of music that everyone enjoyed - several times we ran out of room on the actual dance floor and people continued dancing outside the designated area which was great. I am definitely going to recommend them to my friends and family, as well as reach out again in the future if we need another performance. Thanks again Josh - you guys really made our wedding special and we'll never forget it. -Garrett & Tracy

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

This was one of those situations where you read through 100 reviews, find a company wit great feedback, and then use that company and see the reviews were correct. Soulful Sounds played and sang live music for my Wedding Ceremony and my Cocktail Hour. They were AMAZING! I got so many compliments on how great my band was. I gave them songs to learn about two months before the wedding, and they really got together to learn and practice the songs. This is the band you want at your event.

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

Nico wrote and performed an original song at my wedding. She took the time to learn about me and my husband, and wrote a beautiful song that really captured our relationship. She also played the music we walked in to.

Sabina Torosjan
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Jillian D.
Verified review

My husband and I hired the string quartet during our cocktail hour for our wedding this past weekend. Sabina and her team did an amazing job and our guest were all impressed by their ability to play all the current and great hits. The quartet added such a classy yet fun element to our cocktail hour and we are so glad we chose Sabina and her team to play! Sabina was easy to work with and we appreciated all her help in making our special day so wonderful! We’d recommend her 100%

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
Dmitry B.
Verified review

Thank you, Jonathan to you and your guys for playing such a good music with exceptional quality. All guests (young and older ones) gave me very good comments about the performance. We all enjoyed the selection of songs, the quality of play as well as the fact that all guests could sing and play together with the band. Also, appreciate your guys help with the little hiccup on the event schedule we had and adjusting yourself to our needs! Thank you again for the unforgettable night!

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.

James Hart
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Michael K.
Verified review

My wife and I hired James to play guitar for the processional and recessional of our wedding ceremony. We had very specific plans for the songs and arrangements we wanted to hear, and James was able to accommodate by learning and tweaking them in a very short amount of time. He communicated with us frequently throughout the process and sent us videos to make sure we were happy with the results. On the day of the wedding, he arrived on time and with the necessary equipment, and set things up with the coordinator/officiant so that we didn't have to worry about anything ourselves. And, of course, he played the songs exactly as we'd hoped, helping to make our ceremony a perfect and memorable one. James, I'm glad you found my listing here, and thanks for everything!

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!

Andrew Monohan
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 33 years in business
Elizabeth S.
Verified review

Andrew played at our wedding in 2017 and traveled all the way to Cape Cod to do so. He spent time with us beforehand, discussing our vision for the musical portion of the ceremony. He listened to our desires thoughtfully and carefully constructed a list of songs well ahead of time. Andrew is a talented musician and his diverse background is especially well-suited for any wedding's mood.

  • 10 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Eugenia B.
Verified review

Rebekah and Tim provided live music at my Wedding Ceremony a week ago. Not only are they extremely talented and understood my style and what I was looking for - but they were professional and a delight to work with. I will certainly hire them again when I have an appropriate opportunity!

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

Honestly can't say enough about how great these guys are. Peter Maness was super professional and easy to deal with and found the whole band to be extremely talented and very friendly :) most importantly for us though, they really played fun and energetic show that had all our guests up and dancing immediately. Everyone had a blast and are still telling me how much they enjoyed our band. Our wedding music was really important to us so I'm happy to say that these guys knocked it out of the park. Thanks a ton!! -Christi M, East Setauket, NY

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.

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.

Jacquelyn West Jazz Band
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Vernon W.
Verified review

Excellent musicians with a flair for bringing life to the Jazz Standards with the great musicianship of the band, but especially the vocals of Jacquelyn West, which are sublime. Her voice is evocative of a time when fine dining, dressing elegantly, and the utmost care went into a night out. Jacquelyn's stage presence and the sound of her voice, which sounds reminiscent of Billy Holiday, creates a gentle web of sound that draws one into the song, making the whole experience one that is unforgettable.

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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