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DJConnectionLive.com
4.7
from 256 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 497 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Patricia P.
Verified review

Four hours of awesome music from my daughters' personally selected "play list" entertained the kids for our double celebration (sweet 16/confirmation)! Nick made sure the DJ and photographer/photo booth were on top of it all, which made the evening a total success. Photo booth shots drew long lines as everyone enjoyed being goofy and serious for their party memories. It was very special that the photographer left the photo booth at times to capture those special ceremonial moments, like dang with dad, the "puzzle piece" ceremony, my girls dancing with their friends, one of my daughter's singing, and of course, the CAKE! Nick's personal renditions of Frank Sinatra favorites were a hit. I even heard someone in the crowd say, "That can't be him; he must be lip-sinking! He sounds too good!" But it WAS Nick! Nick encouraged the kids to dance but was not "Over the top" as I have seen in other "motivators". He facilitated the special dances and ceremonies included in the party, making each memorable. What a kind and flexible man Nick has been to work with. When you need Party Entertainment, go with the Best of ALL worlds, Nick Michaels and "The Best of Both Worlds"!

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Miles of Smiles Photos
4.8
from 217 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 738 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Margarita L.
Verified review

Great party entertainment! Outstanding customer service. Providing full set of guests pictures on the USB stick to the customer. Perfect memory of the party.

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RJC Studios
4.8
from 187 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 324 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Peter D.
Verified review

There is not a single bad thing that can be said about these guys! They are truly the epitome of the fun people you want at your party. Everyone was so respectful and did their jobs with such passion and that's what I loved the most. Even though they were there to do a "job", it seemed more like they truly cared about me, like we had been friends for a long time, and that attitude alone made the party a blast! From the moment I walked into my grad party and saw the photo booth (it was a surprise thanks to mom and dad), I knew it was going to be a night to remember. Donna, who was working the booth came and introduced herself to me and congratulated me on my accomplishment. She told me all about this book of all the photo booth pictures I would get at the end of the party to keep as a memento. They also gave me a flashdrive with all the photos saved! How awesome is that?! (I even have a few photos hanging up on my desk at work!) When friends and family went to take silly pictures, they were greeted with excitement and that made all the difference. Even when there was a technical issue with the machine, they handled everything with grace. To be honest, I don't think anyone even noticed it was down. They had apologized and got it right back to working in no time! SUPER PROFESSIONAL! And if that wasn't enough...John the DJ was awesome too! He knew just what songs to play at what time to really get the crowd going. I really liked being able to give a list of songs I wanted played. He stuck to that and I think he even added great songs that went well with what I had already chosen. He also was so nice about accepting requests too! The gentleman getting everyone to dance really made the night fun. He was so energetic and so friendly! He played off of the atmosphere super well and even started some dance battles! (My cousin won't admit it, but this guy definitely beat him). It takes a lot to be so friendly and energetic around people you don't know, but this whole team did it flawlessly. I can't imagine having anyone else there. If you're looking for great party entertainment, these are your guys; don't go anywhere else! Thank you for making my graduation party so special!

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DjByrdProductions
4.9
from 112 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Vanessa C.
Verified review

Having limited experience with Karaoke/DJ entertainment, I was only guessing at what to expect-however, THIS was by far the asolute best event entertainment any of us had ever had. I have requested DJByrdProductions to provide the same formula for our End of Year party in 2017... Topping 2016 will be a feat in itself but we have no doubt he will surpass this year. :-)

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VIP EVENT BOOTHS/Photography
4.8
from 81 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Wendy T.
Verified review

Mo and Daniella were perfect!!! They arrived early to set up, gave instructions to each participant but in a friendly engaging manner. I communicated with Mo, he was easy to talk to, and has excellent customer service skills. He listened to my questions and had answers promptly. He drafted the perfect theme for the 2x6 photo, & matched my daughter Sweet 16 party theme. Mo was patient with the children that would try and whisk away the props from the table. Always with a sunny disposition. A++ service, Mo and his team made my daughter’s Sweet 16 FUN!! The photo booth was a huge hit!! Thank you Mo/VIP Events!! ~Wendy

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Sofiia's Photo Booth Rentals
4.9
from 59 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karissa C.
Verified review

Yaroslav and his team were INCREDIBLE at my wedding this past weekend. Timely, professional, communicative, flexible, and kind. Everyone LOVED the photobooth--I think it was the highlight of the night! Yaroslav even worked with his team to make me a personalized background for my photo strip so that it matched with my invitations/theme, which my guests were super impressed by. I am so happy I chose to get a photobooth, and even happier that I chose Sofiia's photo booth rentals! Thank you guys so much! I'd give more than 5 stars if I could. You made our wedding extra special!! Will absolutely book again if I ever throw another big party, and I 100% recommend these guys to anyone looking to add a ton of laughs, fun, and memorable experiences to their event!!!

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Photobomb Photobooths
4.8
from 58 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shanleigh K.
Verified review

Pedro and Chris were great. Pedro was friendly and quick to respond. He even made some last minute changes while the event was going on. Chris, our technician, did great with the set up and management of the booth. The event was fantastic and everyone loved the photo booth! Would definitely recommend them for your next party, I know we will hire them again!

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  • 15 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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David was a fantastic addition to my party of 25 adults and 5 teenagers! He performed entertaining tricks, seasoned with fun and clean, tasteful humor. The guests had a great time and all asked how I “conjured up” this magician :-) . He kept everyone interested with his positive energy, and he engaged all of my guests directly. For me as the host, this was really key, that everyone got to feel that they were involved. On top of it all, he has a really nice and friendly personality, and he was prepared and organized for the event. I would highly recommend him!

Top Pro
  • 7 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stephanie G.
Verified review

Joolie was amazing!!! I hired her for my daughter's 1st birthday where there is a range of kids from 1 to 10 and she was able to entertain them as soon as she got there. Even some of the adults were able to get their face painted. EVERYONE loved her! She was entertaining and lovely. Would definitely recommend!!!!

Top Pro
  • 1 year in business
  • 117 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Patricia P.
Verified review

Rented a photobooth for a large Halloween party 180+ people many in wheelchairs and with disabilities. The photobooth operator was friendly, extremely patient and ensured that everyone had the best experience. The photos were great quality! Extremely pleased with experience and looking to book them for our Christmas party as well.

Happy Box Studios
4.8
from 50 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Jordan P.
Verified review

Girrard did everything right! He arrived early for set up, was patient when he was given a tight space to work in, was friendly with all my party guests, and his photobooth produced a really good product. Highly recommend!

Gartrell the Great
4.7
from 50 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
Beau C.
Verified review

Zachary put on an amazing show that kept about 10 children (ages 1-4) completely enthralled and amazed... which, as all parents know, is no small feat. But don't worry, Gartrell the Great also had the entire adult audience smiling and laughing as well! I truly have nothing negative to say about his performance or the hiring process through this website. All in all, the party was a huge success and a major hit thanks to Gartrell the Great and his magical prowess. That being said, I highly recommend him to anyone that wants their event or party to put "traditional" parties to shame... Every parent who was present had nothing but positive things to say. My personal opinion of Gartrell the Great is that he is a flexible, highly professional, honest, driven, and punctual entertainer that will make your event or party memorable and exceedingly fun! The smiles on the faces of all the children (and adults!) at my son's 4 year old birthday party (and all the other reviews of his work) are all the evidence I need.

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  • 19 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Emma P.
Verified review

Anna performed at my work Christmas party, she was very professional, turned up on time and was great with interacting with the party guests whilst putting on an entertaining show. everyone was talking about it the next day at work, I think it is was money well spent and added a little flare to the party - I would recommend Anna for your next party! Thanks Anna!

Al Louis Entertainment
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 196 hires on Thumbtack
Maureen P.
Verified review

Alan from Al Louis Entertainment did our daughter's Sweet Sixteen on 6/5/15. He was set up by 6:30 for a 7:00 party. He worked with our daughter prior to the event to be sure he had the correct music that she wanted. No one was sitting down except to eat!. Alan made sure the dance floor was always in use. Even the boys were up dancing! A great time was had by all. Would highly recommend him for any type of party.

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Let's Dew Photography
4.8
from 35 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karen C.
Verified review

What an amazing time we had for my brothers surprise birthday party. The photo booth was the highlight of the night. Everyone enjoyed the great selection of props as well as the amazing backdrop. The service was excellent and the pics are clear, crisp, and bright. Of all the photo booth company's we came across Lew's photography fit well into our budget. That's why we're going to recommend them to our family and friends and will continue to hire them for our future events.

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Denny More
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Elaine B.
Verified review

I hired Denny More for an Army send off party for my son. He performed a PERFECT show!!! He exceeded my expectations and then some. I cannot thank him enough!!! Everyone was walking up to me telling me how great he was!! Many guests came up to me telling me they wanted to hire him. The chief of the ambulance company wants to hire him for a fund raiser, my friend wants to hire him for her daughter's bridal shower, my cousin wants to hire him for his son's Bar-Mitzvah and the list goes on. We had an after party and the main topic was Deny More's show. The 2 young kids that were there could not stop talking about him, and trying to figure out how he did those tricks. I got calls from the adults thanking me for inviting them to a wonderful party. They were also baffled and amazed how he performed those tricks and how funny he was. I would recommend Denny More for any event as he does tailor it perfectly to what you need. I would hire him again in a heart beat! Denny More - Thank you so much!!!

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My Cube Photo Booths
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kristy L.
Verified review

Dan was fantastic!! From start to finish, very friendly and accommodating. The price was very reasonable compared to other photo booth suppliers. The cube was a huge hit at my daughter's graduation party. So much fun!! Definitely will use My Cube Photo Booths again!!!

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PhotoSpot!
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nicky D.
Verified review

I was surprised to see how easy it was to book a booth. My entire party was overwhelming enough and having one less thing to worry about was very comforting. It made the memories that much sweeter. Cant wait until my next party, and i know my family cant either. Thanks Photo Spot!!!

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Photo-Booths by Andrew
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John S.
Verified review

Andrew just did our Ugly Sweater party. He was on time, friendly and did a great job. Everybody at the party loved him. I think he was a great vale as well.

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Oliver Photography
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lillian C.
Verified review

Michael is a phenomenal event photographer. He captured the spirit of my Halloween party and my guests so well. He made wonderful memories for us. The online gallery was a big hit and a simple way for all of our guests to view photos from the party. Michael was very accommodating and easy to work with, friendly and professional. I highly recommend him for your photography needs!

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  • 1 year in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
David J.
Verified review

They were talented, fun, pleasant, and modest. Really made the party. No one wanted them to stop playing.

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.

What is a photo booth rental?

A party photo booth is a fun, interactive experience where guests can take a series of photos (usually three or four) that are immediately printed out on a strip as a keepsake. When you rent a party photo booth, the company sets up the booth or photo station at your event; a photographer staffs the booth and coaches guests on how to use it throughout the event. Often the photo booth rental company provides props like silly hats, wigs and glasses. There are different types of party photo booth rentals. An open-air booth has a curtain or backdrop that allows more freedom of movement and enables more people to use it at one time. The traditional enclosed photo booths that you may have seen at the mall or the fair tend to cost more to rent, as they are harder to transport and also cost more for the pros to purchase. The national average cost for party photo booth rentals is $400-$500.

What does a fortune teller do?

A fortune teller offers insight into people’s past, present and future through private readings. Some fortune tellers read palms or use tarot cards, runes, or tea leaves to see into a client’s future. Other fortune tellers consider themselves psychics, numerologists and mystics who look for patterns and meaning in seemingly random events, such as stirred tea leaves or the draw of a tarot card. By interpreting what they see in the cards or leaves, fortune tellers answer their clients’ questions about their lives, such as who or when they’ll marry, whether they should quit their job, or whether they should have a baby. Tarot card readings are a particularly popular way of having your future told, because they’re such a familiar method of fortune telling. More importantly, you can guide a tarot reading by asking the specific questions that are most important to you. By interpreting the cards you’ve drawn, the fortune teller may give you new insight into yourself and help you make an important decision. For some people, fortune tellers are simply amusing, but for others, they offer helpful guidance and spiritual nourishment.  

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 Jazz Band Entertainment

Paterson, NJ

  • Event type
    General event/party
  • Number of guests
    101-150
  • Duration of gig
    4 hours
  • Music genre desired
    Fusion Jazz: No, Big band or swing: No, Modern Jazz: No, Blues: No, Classical: No, Brass: No, Other: Piano Jazz
  • Music styles or songs client would like performed
    Ahmad Jamal, thelonius monk, Billie holiday, Ella Fitzgerald
  • Vocals and instrumentals needs
    Singing and instrumentals
  • Emcee needed
    No
  • Event venue details
    Sulgrave Club
  • Stage location
    Indoors
  • Sound system provided?
    No, professional will need to provide their own sound equipment
  • Details
    We want a small ensemble. Trio or quartet. No horns please. There is a grand piano in the venue.
  • $1441.67
    Average price

Need a Henna Tattoo Artist

Wayne, NJ

  • Event type
    Festival / Fair
  • Location of henna tattoo
    Hand, Hand and wrist
  • Number of guests needing henna
    20-40
  • Age of guests
    18 and older
  • Details
    Our event is called R.A.C.E. it stands for Regonizing And Celebarting Ethnicities. There will be performance from all different backgrounds. Also there will be food served from all different cultures.
  • $225
    Average price

Need a Solo Musician

Fairfield, NJ

  • Number of guests
  • Music genre
    Classical, Contemporary
  • Instrument preference
    Other (optional)
  • Details
    Looking for Italian entertainment for Italian Feast
  • $350
    Average price
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