New York, NY224 bands near you

Where do you need the band?

Answer a few questions

Tell us what you need so we can bring you the right pros.

Get quotes

Receive quotes from pros who meet your needs.

Hire the right pro

Compare quotes, message pros, and hire when ready.

New York Bands

Browse these bands with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in New York.

Top Pro
DJConnectionLive.com
4.7
from 256 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 497 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
Sweet Harmony
5.0
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
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 196 hires on Thumbtack
Maura J.
Verified review

This band did a great job for us. Alan was very responsive and easy to work with. The whole group was professional and friendly, and the music was great! Everyone at our event had something nice to say about the playlist and quality of the performance. Highly recommended!

Jimi Durso
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Robert S.
Verified review

Jimmy has been our daughters Long time bass instructor along with bass guitar and ukulele. Has enabled her to excel in her school orchestra along with Jazz band. He has brought the best out of her and is primary reason she sticks with it

Josh's Music Lessons
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Olena K.
Verified review

Loved the band ! Our guests danced to some current hits as well as enjoyed their sofisticated sounds of jazz and Motown . Excellent and engaging musicians , highly recommend

Top Pro
  • 1 year in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Melanie H.
Verified review

We had a low turn out due to the weather, but the music made it all better! We absolutely made the best decision choosing this band! They are professional, full of personality and extremely talented! The first of many events to come!

Miguel Burney Music
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Taras F.
Verified review

Miguel has been playing guitar for over 6 years and he progressed very fast within the two years that he took lessons from me at St. Henry's Community Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana. After his two years, I requested that he become a guitar instructor at St. Henry's. He maintained an average of 10 students per week. Through teaching, Miguel was able to grasp a better foundation of music theory and sight reading. Miguel also played guitar in various high school jazz bands. Those experiences took his playing and knowledge of music to an even higher level. Miguel continues to teach students from beginners to intermediate to professional levels. If you are looking for a guitar teacher who can take your playing to a new level, give Miguel a call and start playing like you always dreamed of.

Nico Padden Music
5.0
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.

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 Chaser Band
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 18 years in business
Ida W.
Verified review

Great sounding band! Upbeat music, great rhythm and vocals! Makes you want to get up and dance!!! Awesome!!!

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

The Jersey SureCats are a great band! Just had them play at a Birthday party this weekend. They showed up on time, have a large catalog of songs to pick from and most important sounded great.

  • 19 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Gregory S.
Verified review

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!

Sound Heights Records
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Eugene B.
Verified review

Although the studio is small, the care of the staff is top grade. They are professional, pleasant, competent and enthusiastic to make certain that we will be satisfied,

Music Services
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Felipe V.
    Verified review

    I contacted Marta's band through a common friend to play at the premiere of my last film, "La Última Noche", and the experience was just wonderful. I was impressed not only by the quality of the music -they're all unbelievably talented musicians-, but also for their professionalism and fantastic attitude. They were there way before time -and this is shocking for musicians! :), they lifted the mood of the party with wonderful tunes, they were really nice to all my guests and they left a great impression on all of us. Even Marta's cute Spanish accent was widely celebrated amongst my friends! If you're looking for a classy band to play classy tunes on your event, you can't go wrong with this phenomenal girl and her talented musicians!

    Helene's Notes
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 24 years in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Rosalyn C.
    Verified review

    Helene has been my daughter's piano teacher for 7 months now. My daughter is six years old and had never played any instruments before. She now can read music and play many songs confidently. She is very patient and great with children. I will be sending my other two children to her when they are old enough. I highly recommend her.

    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

    The Joyride Band
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 year in business
    Debra E.
    Verified review

    We hired the band to play at our neighborhood block party and they were awesome! Music was enjoyed by all, from young children to senior citizens. They played a great very variety of music including Jazz standards and popular tunes. They were very professional, played as scheduled and at just the right volume.

    Anthem
    5.0
    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!

    EverythingZen2016
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Amy M.
      Verified review

      Fun/energetic band. Get you up and off your seat. Love their sound !!!

      Peanut Butter Bridges
      5.0
      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.

      The Ultimate Party Band!

      New To Thumbtack

        About

        You’re the best wedding band you’ll find you’ll have to write your next court for a private eent

        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.
        Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.