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DJConnectionLive.com
4.7
from 259 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 503 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Patricia P.
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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 219 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 741 hires on Thumbtack
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Margarita L.
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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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DjByrdProductions
4.9
from 114 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 128 hires on Thumbtack
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Patrick H.
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DJ Byrd was awesome! I organized a somewhat last-minute 50th birthday party for 75 persons, with a 1980's theme. And, I wanted a DJ for dancing AND karaoke. The event was only 3 weeks away; and, as I Googled local DJ's I stumbled upon Thumbtack and quickly entered the details of my party (I had never used the service before). I was happy to get several quality responses within minutes. I then reviewed the proposal and website (and Facebook page, if they had one) of each DJ that responded; then, I interviewed three final candidates. DJ Byrd's website was the most helpful, with many pictures and lots of information; and, both the website and Thumbtack profile of DJ Byrd included many positive and top-notch testimonials (like this one). In addition, DJ Byrd was the most impressive (and professional) DJ candidate on the phone interview. He asked me many relevant questions about my event, gave examples of similar engagements for which he was hired, and also had several great proposals for my party. He was very familiar with 1980's music, but still suggested that I send examples of playlists to that he could be sure to prepare a series of songs that I liked in advance. And, he suggested that he first play a series of quieter 1980's dinner hour songs, then start ramping up to more dance-type 1980's songs. That worked really well. And, once the party and dancing started, he really got the crowd moving and having a great time! We originally hired him from 7pm to 11pm, but we extended his service until 1:30am because people were having such a great time! Also very important was that he was the only DJ that also had terrific karaoke equipment, screens, wireless mics, and a vast karaoke song list! This proved VERY popular at the party. We sang karaoke and danced all night long! DJ Byrd's equipment, sound system, and light show were terrific. The whole presentation made our house feel like a 1980's disco night club! Finally, DJ Byrd was very professional, punctual, and courteous. He was a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend his services (and we will use him again!).

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VIP EVENT BOOTHS/Photography
4.8
from 81 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 112 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

Quesada Entertainment LLC
4.5
from 73 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 150 hires on Thumbtack
Joseph C.
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Alejandro was great with the kids and funny and engaging with the adults at our party. He took his time and did not rush through his performance. Addition of cotton candy machine was a huge hit. I highly recommmend him for your party!

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Sofiia's Photo Booth Rentals
4.9
from 63 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
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Chanel M.
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I decided to contract Sofiia’s for a friend’s birthday party! Yaroslav (the attendant) was very accommodating and professional. Lots of props to choose from. The quality of the photos are top notch and the instant photo album and dvd for the guest of honor are a very nice touch! The birthday girl was over the moon and I couldn’t be happier! Definitely worth the price!!

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Photobomb Photobooths
4.8
from 59 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 105 hires on Thumbtack
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Shanleigh K.
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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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  • 1 year in business
  • 120 hires on Thumbtack
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Patricia P.
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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.

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  • 7 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
RAKSHA G.
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Joolie was fantastic with the kids at my daughter's birthday party. All the kids had a lot of fun and enjoyed her performance as well as the balloon twisting and face painting. I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking for entertainment at a party.

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Delicous Music Performance
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 37 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
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Ann D.
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Mr.Salinas is a true professional going above and beyond my wildest expectations! His musicianship is expert. He arrived to perform at my party dressed smartly in a tux and key board in hand. He played for the full time contracted. My guests enjoyed every moment.

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  • 19 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
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Emma P.
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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!

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Let's Dew Photography
4.8
from 39 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
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Karen C.
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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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Strategy Event Productions
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
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Stephanie M.
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Edward paved the way for a very successful holiday party for my group of 250! He was very reasonably priced and accommodated our multitude of requests! Definitely looking forward to working with him in the future!

Jimi Durso
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Alexander M.
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I've played with Jimi since the first time I picked up the instrument (bass for 11 years). Lessons with him enabled me to play in big bands and small ensembles at the college level, as well as have a steady stream of gigs when I was in school. His method of teaching is sadly growing rarer and rarer in private lesson study. Rather than mandate to the student rote musical examples which are a.) boring and b.) relate nothing about learning actual music, Jimi's approach is a holistic one that has faith in pupil's drive and intelligence. He demonstrates aspects of music theory fundamentals, and then has the student utilize the formulas he has imparted to extrapolate the rest, with his guidance of course. If the student has trouble, Jimi instructs to fill in the gaps but never spoon feeds. This method insures the student actually learns and internalizes the information, rather than becomes an automaton. Moreover, Jimi encourages the students to bring in pieces that they actually like to play! So instead of spending months hammering out a highly diluted version of a Bach morning song, the student can bring in pieces by Zep, the Strokes, the Black Keys, Rihanna, whatever! Jimi then instructs through elucidating the music theory fundamentals within the songs that drew the student to the instrument in the first place! Jimi is professional, yet laid back. I have continued my friendship with him after studying and going on to professional life. He's just a good dude to know. Lastly, and this should be the last thing you consider. Jimi's rates are always reasonable. For private study in college, I paid 3-4 times as much for a lesson as what I paid when taking a lesson with Jimi. I hope you Long Islander aspiring musicians realize what a gem you have there.

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Oliver Photography
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
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Lillian C.
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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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  • 23 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tracy O.
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.We had dj and photobooth and everything was excellent. Very professional. My daughter's party was 50's theme and all the music was custom done for that. My daughter was very happy with how everything turned out. It was a pleasure dealing with him. Photobooth pictures were crisp and beautiful.

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Gotta Have Da Music
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Judy M.
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We had John for my husband's surprise birthday party. The music was great! He played all the type of songs (60's) we wantes. Everyone raved about the music!

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Jax Smith Face Painting
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
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Melanie K.
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Jax has done face painting at a number of parties I have had for my daughters, and we have been extremely pleased with her work and her professionalism. Jax is very patient with kids, and extremely skilled at face painting. She is able to create many kinds of looks and styles. She also has a great work ethic. At the last party I hired her for, she made more than 30 balloon favors ahead of time, and stayed well past the time we had agreed on to make sure that every kid was able to get his or her face painted. She has a positive attitude and is always very flexible. I highly recommend her!

  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Tracey F.
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The experience was wonderful & fun. The team made my guest feel very welcome and warm. I loved the quality of the photos, not to mention the props were very creative and went well with the party theme. I’ve already gave out selfie by Suzie Photo Station LLC info to a couple of guess that attended my function...👍🏾 They get thumbs up by me

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Studio Event Staffing
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

We used Studio Event Staffing for a birthday party at our apartment building's private party space and would recommend them to everyone. Very helpful and responsive and our bartender was great!

AM entertainment
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Kaisar M.
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Absolutely an amazing group of professional, personable, entertaining performers- rocked our party - will surely be a part of all our future celebrations.

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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