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Elizabeth 80S Cover Bands

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DJConnectionLive.com
4.7
from 259 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 503 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Celeste C.
Verified review

We loved having Sailing Stone perform at our farm. The band has a beautiful sound whether singing their original songs or performing a cover song. The way they harmonize together is mesmerizing. The crowd seemed to think so, too. We look forward to booking them again!

Top Pro
  • 9 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alfred B.
Verified review

Sean and his band provided ideal lively jazz music at a local event. They were super easy to communicate with beforehand, and they played beautifully to a large very appreciative crowd. I strongly recommend them.

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Spencer and Sequoia
4.9
from 20 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!

Nico Padden Music
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy B.
Verified review

I follow Nico's gigs as regularly as possible and have been doing so ever since her fledgling days as a singer song-writer. I love her original music as it has captivating melodies and heartfelt lyrics . She is quite tenacious in getting herself "out there" and in so doing, she leaves me breathless with all the things she does to promote her talents at any one time. I like to go with friends to hang out at her various gigs and be entertained by her while casually enjoying good food rather than a cover band with very loud music. Nico is a very talented singer and musician who plays different instruments equally well.

Guitar Lessons
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Rob S.
Verified review

Aodhan (Aidan) is exceptional in his perception of where you stand as a guitarist and who you are as a person. He is incredibly talented himself as a guitarist but never uses that against you. Instead he is able to draw from his own talents to understand where you are as a guitarist and help you achieve your own goals, but even better, help you to realize that you have more to offer than you realize. He will give you personalized lessons that apply to you and your own level. He has the ability to apply pertinent lessons to the very beginner, with enthusiastic encouragement, and also be able to help someone who's got the basics, truly apply that towards a deeper understanding of what they are actually doing on guitar. I have taken lessons from other guitarists, who simply don't take the time to understand where you are in your skills, and just want to fill the time with talk and misdirection. Aodhan, isn't concerned with that nonsense, he is interested in making you better at the guitar and understanding what your abilities are on this instrument. I've gone from simple chord progressions and simple strumming to more complicated and off beat strumming under the direction of Aodhan. He really is very good at contouring a lesson based on your very own level and goals, but also lets you know a little bit more of what your capable of that you might not realize yet. I highly recommend him as a teacher, but you will also find him to be a friend as well. You will also benefit form going to hear him in action as he plays with several bands throughout NYC. I have been with him for a few months now and have been truly motivated to keep honing my skills on the guitar. I appreciate his respect in that and ability to keep me wanting more of myself.

Joe Sang To Me
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Angie H.
Verified review

Joe Sang to Me is absolutely amazing!! They can sing any genre and any song and put their own spin on it to make each song unique. Joseph Gehrmann is such a passionate vocalist & guitarist that you feel every song. He also has original music from his band, I Am Fighting, that mixed with acoustic covers make it such a beautiful combination. After hearing them play, I commissioned him to compose music for two of my upcoming films. I cannot recommend them highly enough.

The Jersey SureCats Band
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Jim M.
Verified review

The Jersey Surecats drove about 70 miles in a snow storm for my daughter's wedding. They provided light cocktail music. Then played a wide variety of toe tapping dance cover songs. They were the life of the party. In fact, several guests inquired about them so that they can hire them. They even learned several songs for the wedding. They were cooperative and went the extra mile for us.

Peter Charles entertainment
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Judy L.
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My guests and I were treated to great entertainment over the weekend. I hired Peter to perform for my husbands birthday party. We had several conversations before the party, as I wanted to make certain that he touched on some of my husbands favorite songs and artists. Peter was very accommodating. He even learned some new songs for our party. Peter also took requests and tried to accommodate several of my guests song requests. He really covers so many styles of music. It was a perfect evening and I am very happy I made the best hire for our party. I highly recommend Peter for any type of function that requires a talented singer and guitar player, that sounds like a full band.

Rob Sbar Music Studio
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Evan C.
Verified review

I started studying guitar with Rob when I was about 20 and continued for six years or so. He is by far the best instructor I ever had. He taught me amazing technique and gave me great knowledge of theory. I am actually now a professional musician and I've played arenas opening for Bon Jovi, Stone Temple Pilots, Alice in Chains and many other bands

Doll Parts
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Aimee D.
Verified review

This is not your typical gimmicky cover band. Doll Parts pay tribute to Dolly Parton while bringing their own style to the stage. These wickedly talented musicians know how to get a party started--they played my wedding and a year later I am still getting raves about the band. Doll Parts are a glitter bomb ready to go off! Logistically, the band was incredibly professional and prompt. Communication was clear, efficient, and courteous throughout the booking process.

The Greg Smith Group
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Beth O.
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We hired the Greg Smith Group for an outdoor concert at our residential facility for teens and young adults--they were awesome!! They were extremely engaging and got everyone involved. Our teens were singing, bopping and dancing along the whole time. They were very professional, arrived on time, stayed late and went out of their way to make sure all of our residents had a great time. They talked to all of our residents and even signed autographs :) They really put on a great show!

Sweeter Than Honey
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Chris G.
Verified review

Sweeter than Honey rocks! Seriously- can't say enough about how great it was to have them at our event. Ruth, Sam and Josh are all incredible musicians, they are super tight as a band. Song selection was out of this world. They played all our favorite classic rock songs with a really young feel and enthusiasm. On top of it all, they were incredibly professional- set up and take down were seamless. But most importantly, they really connected with audience who completely loved them. We will definitely party with them again- You should too. (and don;t let them play without some RocCumbia!- trust us)

Revolving Door Band LLC
5.0
from 1 review
  • 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.

2-for the Show
5.0
from 1 review
  • 18 years in business
Dave D.
Verified review

Very cool electric duo! They play a great assortment of cover tunes plus some truly inspired original music!

About

The Ronald Reagans, straight from New York City, resurrects the most "totally awesome" decade ever, the 1980s. If you heard it in the '80s, you'll hear it from the Reagans. Get ready for a totally tubular, seriously radical, and unforgettable performance. The Ronald Reagans is a multi-talented and high-energy group of professional musicians. From Blondie to Bon Jovi, Madonna to Michael Jackson, they not only perform the hits that you love from the popular '80s artists, but they also dress the part. Whether it's rock, pop, hip hop or soul, the Reagans will pack the dance floor with music from your favorite '80s classics. This six-piece band comes fully clothed in a rocking eighties fashion, and it also includes both female and male lead vocals. Instruments include keyboards, guitar, drums and drum machine, bass, and sampler. The band comes prepared to perform and with a sound equipment that can fill medium to large-sized halls or nightclubs. The band is also willing travel throughout NYC, Long Island, New Jersey, and Connecticut. This versatile party band is a wonderful fit for the nightclub and bar, wedding or corporate event. Whatever your budget is, wherever your venue is, the Reagans will plan a great package to suit your needs.

  • 5 years in business
About

We are a party rock/dance cover band, we do a very crowd interactive show. We offer a wide variety of popular music, that covers many genres(rock/pop/country/disco/dance), to ensure that everyone has a great time when we perform.

The Jonzes, LLC

New To Thumbtack

  • 13 years in business
About

We are professional, reliable, easy to work with and reasonably priced. We take our work very seriously and always try to provide the customer with the best service possible. Some bands just do what THEY want to do, ignoring song requests and sometimes drinking too much and playing too loud. The Jonzes keep it professional for the entire night and save the partying for after the gig. Of course we keep the party going for you and your guests!

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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