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Top Pro
from 256 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 497 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Emily S.
Verified review

We hired Nick to DJ an event we had in New Haven, CT and he was great! He arrived early and was completely set up at least 30 minutes before the event started - which was greatly appreciated! He even brought his own DJ booth and lights. I should have given him more of a heads up on the type of music we wanted, but once I gave him a few examples of some bands to play he did a great job keeping it up. He also did a wonderful job making announcements throughout the event to keep the attendees in the loop. In our original agreement Nick said he would bring a photographer and would leave us with a thumb drive of all the pictures. We thought this offer was ABOVE and BEYOND so knew he would be great to work with. Unfortunately the photographer wasn't at the event, but Nick did have a nice camera that we were able to take photos with. I'm waiting for Nick to mail me those photos on a thumb drive and as long as I get those soon I am comfortable leaving a 5 star review! Nick was a great guy so I know they will be in the mail any day now. And as an added bonus: he sings! If you're event go-ers are into Frank Sinatra, make sure to let Nick know and he'll put on a show. ;-)

Top Pro
Sweet Harmony
from 61 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 105 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brittany B.
Verified review

I cannot say enough great things about Tara and Sweet Harmony. My husband and I had a harp and violinist at our wedding and it was the best decision we could have ever made!! We had been guests at a wedding last year with a violinist for the ceremony provided by Sweet Harmony and we knew we wanted the same vibe for our day. Tara was so helpful and accommodating the entire time leading up to the wedding. Any time I had a question (and I had a lot!), she was so sweet and willing to assist. The music was perfect for the day we had envisioned and the musicians were extremely professional and charismatic. All of our guests the entire night and weeks to follow, kept complimenting us on choosing to have the harp and violin as opposed to a DJ or band. We chose to have the musicians play for the ceremony and stay for most of the dinner reception. Everyone thought it was amazing that we had a harp! I felt so confident in our decision to go with Sweet Harmony before our wedding but felt even better about it during and after with all of our guest's feedback! I hope to have another event that I can use Sweet Harmony for! I cannot say enough great things, LOVE LOVE LOVE Tara and Sweet Harmony!!

Al Louis Entertainment
from 40 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 196 hires on Thumbtack
Patrick C.
Verified review

Alan was great to work with. He accommodating to our needs and he worked with us to perfect our wedding. We got constant compliments on the band all night, and I would definitely recommend his services for any event.

Jimi Durso
from 27 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Hillel F.
Verified review

I took guitar lessons from Jimi on a fairly constant basis for about 3 years. The best and most unique feature of his teaching style is the balance between the freedom Jimi gives students in what they want to achieve musically, and the structure that he provides students with that will allow them to reach that goal. Personally, I learned advanced rock and jazz guitar techniques and improvisation from Jimi, and I am very happy with my current level of ability. Especially helpful is his extremely coherent way of explaining often over-complicated music theory. Jimi treats his students with an optimistic and respectful attitude, and creates a very welcoming and encouraging environment for the music student.

Josh's Music Lessons
from 20 reviews
  • 36 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.

Top Pro
  • 44 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Elaine K.
Verified review

Marty is an outstanding vocal coach. My 15 year old daughter has been studying under his direction for only 5 months, and I've seen a marked improvement in her range and maturity as a vocalist. Marty has been flexible in working with her hectic schedule. He's been able to help her prepare different styles of performances from rock solos and backup vocals (with Jon Bon Jovi!) to Broadway pieces.

Top Pro
  • 1 year in business
  • 23 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!

Kevin McNeal
from 14 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Anne D.
Verified review

I play rock bass but never learned chords or theory, which held me back. KEVIN was able to identify my strengths and weaknesses within the first lesson and has put together lessons that have been consistently fun and effective, with just the right level of challenge. He made me feel comfortable , which is enabling me to take on new challenges. Very patient and skilled.

partySWANK PARTYpoopers
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.

Nico Padden Music
from 9 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.

Partners in Sound NJ
from 9 reviews
  • 23 years in business
Tony C.
Verified review

These guys really know how to rock an event. They are efficient and keep everyone entertained the whole time!

  • 19 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Gregory S.
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I had started getting into Latin music a little over a year ago when I met first met Nick Herman. Originally, I tried to learn to play Latin percussion (congas, bongos, timbales etc.) from books and instructional videos. I also tried lessons with a few different musicians. I was at it for months, however, I found my progress to be very slow. Eventually, I confronted Nick about lessons. After only 5 lessons, my bongo playing had improved exponentially! I would play my bongos with other musicians in the park and after one or two songs, many people would compliment me on my playing. One night I played a duet with a guitarist who would compliment me on my playing after every song. Later, I came to find out he was the leader of a salsa band who frequently performed around the city! Shortly after that I made Nick my official trainer on the bongos and cowbell! Nick Herman also leads his own band. I think anyone who is serious about learning Latin percussion would benefit greatly by having Nick as an instructor. I wish I had began lessons with him sooner!

  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin S.
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I have been taking lessons with Michael Winnicki for about a year now. He is an expert player to say the least! His examples and techniques on teaching are very effective. He is very clear with his instruction and lays everything out so a true understanding can be reached. I have learned so many things in a only a short while! He pays close attention to articulation and stresses musical nuances. Michael is very friendly, and seems to truly care about my progress. I highly recommend him as a teacher for any style of drumming. He is an expert in jazz, rock, dance, funk, and classical. He has even given me lessons on the marimba!

Sound Heights Records
from 6 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.

  • 50 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Stephen W.
Verified review

One Man Matt is a one stop music extravaganza, delivering riffs & arrangements ethereal in nature, enjoyable & pleasing to the heart, soul, and mind of his audiences. Matt is a humanitarian, with an ear for the cosmic harmonies of universal consciousness, as well as good old rock, roll & soul! Matt is well versed in the artistic journey of life, where creativity wins the day, and love rules the roost! Rock On OMM; rock on! Stephen Weeks, Electric Light Orchestra

Peter Charles entertainment
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Mike C.
Verified review

I hired Peter to play an outdoor party that I do every year to entertain friends and a few clients. This is the first time that I hired an entertainer, I usually just play my stereo in the background. Peter changed the entire atmosphere of the party. For starters, he sounded like a full band with his backup tracks. Then he accommodated so many of my guests requests. He is like a literal walking library of music. He did all kinds of pop rock hits and even accommodated a request for Sinatra and Roy Orbison. Then I asked for some Motown and dance. He literally covered all of our requests and even entertained with a few impressions of stars. We had a blast when Peter did a few sing along tunes. I didn't know so many people love to sing. Well, I definitely recommend Peter and plan to have him back next year.

Helene's Notes
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!!

Peter & the Master Keys
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

  • 3 years in business
Mike C.
Verified review

We have had the Decades perform at several of our parish fundraising events . The response of our guests has been very positive as they have continued to return for events which the Decades were the performers .

from 1 review
  • 31 years in business
John S.
Verified review

Hired Anthem for a birthday party and it went great. They sound exactly like the bands they cover and put on a great show. They're pro, no goofy embarrassing talk between songs and the price was right. The sound was great and they DJ'd during the breaks. Would definitely rehire. Thanks guys!

Peanut Butter Bridges
from 1 review
  • 5 years in business
Leah S.
Verified review

The band was fabulous!! We danced and sang and had an all around great time! Very professional.

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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Need Wedding Band

Brooklyn, NY

  • Wedding events where services requested
  • Number of guests
  • Music genre desired
    Variety, Contemporary, Jazz
  • Performers needed
    No preference
  • Music styles or songs client would like performed
    1970s through now
  • Vocals and instrumentals needs
    Singing and instrumentals
  • Emcee needed
  • Stage location
  • Sound system provided?
    Yes, venue will have sound equipment available
  • Details
    We would only need you to perform for an hour during dinner
  • $650
    Average price
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