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  • 40 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Brian J.
Verified review

What a truly wonderful experience it was with every process of working with Deborah on our beautiful wedding day recently. From the preparation of our vows, where she contributed thoughts on what could be included. While ultimately allowing us to make the final decision. To choosing a perfect presentation of her words during the ceremony. She truly wanted our day to be as special and unique as possible. Her words rang strong and permeated our souls,, which will truly last a lifetime in our hearts and minds. I'd highly recommend and endorse allowing Deborah to be a part of your special day as well. You will in no way be disappointed and you'll be left with memories that will surely last a lifetime. Just as she has for us...

The Uptown Groove
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jeremy K.
Verified review

I wish I could give them 10 stars instead of 5!!! THIS BAND WAS INCREDIBLE!!! We started working with Seth from The Uptown Groove last year when we asked them to play at our wedding and the entire experience from start to finish was amazing. Seth met with us on multiple occasions and helped us nail down every detail of anything sound-related from the ceremony mics and music, through cocktail hour and dinner and on into the reception. Seth went so far above and beyond in so many ways, we could never thank him enough. For example, we wanted to use a song for our first dance that wasn't even a recorded by the artist anywhere and had only ever been performed live at concerts. All we needed to do was get him a link to one of these performances on YouTube and he took care of not only getting the song for us to use, but cleaning it up and taking the crowd noise out of it. That's just one small example of how much he helped us in the planning of our big day. Seth and his violinist played wonderfully during our ceremony and then transitioned right into cocktail hour where the jazz trio portion of the band played music for our guests. We already started getting compliments about how great the band was and the show hadn't even started yet! There were even a few guests slow dancing along to the cocktail hour music, something I've never seen before! After Seth introduced us and we had our first dance, he switched into DJ mode and played dinner music while everyone ate. Then it was on to a few more dances and cake cutting, all musical accompaniments taken care of by Seth. The main event started and the band was AMAZING! Each member of the band is so incredibly talented...they will blow you away! They have an extensive list of songs they play that are all over the musical spectrum. Plenty of old and new material and all of the classics you'd want a band to play for dance music at a wedding! Our guests packed the dance floor and it stayed that way all night. I personally couldn't wait to get out there and dance myself, and I don't dance, in fact I pretty much stink at it but I didn't care, these guys moved me! The band played 3 sets between about 8:30pm and 12am and only took 2 very short breaks during which they played songs we had requested previously. Each time they came back to start up a new set, everyone was there to dance with them. We have received so many compliments from our guests on how amazing this band was at our wedding and how perfectly they brought the day together for us. I can't wait to go see this band again out around town and enjoy their music and relive my perfect wedding day again and again. If you are thinking of getting a band for your wedding, this is 100% the one you are looking for. They take care of everything, you get a band, a DJ and an emcee all in one and the price was absolutely reasonable. There simply is no substitute for a live band at your wedding, there simply is no substitute for The Uptown Groove. Thank you thank you thank you for an incredible experience!!!

JP Entertainment
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Courtney P.
Verified review

I contacted Jeremy a week before my wedding because the dj we had bailed At the last minute. I never got to check him out until the day of our event. He was wonderful!! He kept reassuring me that everything will go smoothly and to just enjoy my days without worry. He was right on time and everything was wonderful. I was very unorganized but he was prepared and really helped us out a lot! I would definatley hire him again and refer him to my friends and family!

Erik Gibelyou
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
June B.
Verified review

Erik taught my son guitar (he is 12 now) for the last three years and we were always pleased with his teaching and the outcome. My son learned so much and had the confidence to even perform at a classical guitar night for the public as well as playing for my sister's wedding!

Sarah Eide
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Susana P.
Verified review

She kept my wedding party alive and moving. Would hire her anytime. She also has entertained my husband’s holiday party two years in a row. Would not hire anyone else!!

The Royal Experience
4.5
from 6 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Lilly D.
Verified review

Shayna did my bridal shower, bachelorette party, decorated our wedding reception and part of the ceremony. The vendors were perfect. She booked appointments for the bridal party. Now that I am pregnant, she is doing our baby shower as well! She will make sure you aren't stressed, and everything was done in a timely fashion! Besides all the partying we did, all of our wedding plans were finished a month in advance. The honeymoon spot she picked was fantastic as well. AND she was under our budget that we gave her.

Benjamin Rybolt
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Lydia C.
Verified review

Ben was absolutely wonderful and professional. We hired him for our wedding. He is extremely talented and immediately recognized what we had hoped to hear. He also made his own arrangement for "On Golden Pond"; it made me teary to hear it. I was so extremely happy with hearing it and all of the other unique items we requested to hear (including, Fur Elise, 316 and Bach's Cello Suite). Wish we had other events for him to play! Thanks, Benjamin!!!

Charismatic Entertainment
4.5
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Douglas S.
Verified review

Bobby brought a lot of fun and energy to our wedding. We had a constant flow and no one complained. We would recommend Charismatic Entertainment to our friends and family.

Gillian C.
Verified review

Excellent day..performance was great. Band was professional, fun, talented and an all around great group. Makes a party better than ever!!

  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Marc M.
Verified review

Shimi was excellent works with you and is very timely. I highly recommend him for an event.

Grace Fuller
5.0
from 1 review
    Hannah M.
    Verified review

    Grace was amazing to work with. She was open to playing any song we wanted & learned the song very quickly and played it beautifully on the day of our wedding. She is extremely talented and a rare find for a solo violinist. I would highly recommend hiring her for your event! She is also such a sweet girl to work with.

    Fatboy Blues Band
    1.0
    from 1 review
      About

      We would like to get established in the region as an act people want to hear perform. To do so, we will work closely with customers to give them what they desire.

      About

      We are a classic rock party band in the Rochester, New York area. We enjoy what we do and interact with our audience. We play songs from the '60s, '70s, and '80s (Beatles, Rolling Stones, Eagles, The Who, etc.), with a few newer ones too. We range from an acoustic set to dance songs with many other epic classics from bands like Styx, Pink Floyd, and David Bowie. For a listing of our songs, go to our website.

      About

      We are an acoustic duo, wedding DJs, MCs, and soon-to-be wedding officiants. We got you covered! Our services are affordable and fun! We are professional and proper.

      About

      We are a mobile DJ company for all occasions. We offer entertainment for all occasions. We also have a non-denominational wedding officiant.

      About

      We are providing great country entertainment for your party or gathering, weddings, or anything. We will travel to you, and have reasonable rates. We look forward to helping you make your next event a blast. We promise you will enjoy every moment.

      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 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.

      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.

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