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  • 9 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
Michaline T.
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Trilogy did an excellent job of performing for our Member/Guest banquet. We would absolutely hire them again!

White Pines Entertainment
from 17 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Margo W.
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My husband and I hired White Pines Entertainment to play a string duo for our outdoor wedding ceremony. They were above and beyond fantastic. They really set the tone for our ceremony and left a huge impression on our guests - everyone loved them and raved about them all evening! They were extremely easy to communicate with, knew exactly what we we were needed for our event, and even recommended a local band to play during our reception that matched the sound we wanted. They worked with us on all of our requests and were very professional. Most importantly, they are extremely skilled musicians that really know what they are doing. Beyond their impeccable sound, they completely took care of themselves during our event. They understand that brides and grooms are busy on their wedding day and were self-sufficient in setting up, communicating with our officiant to coordinate cues, and packing up. They kept everything running smoothly and were incredibly stress-free. I highly recommend this professional, talented and friendly company. We would hire them again in a heartbeat!

Sandra Coursey
from 8 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff D.
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Sandy Coursey did a great job of accompanying our students this year. She has great skills on the keyboard and she is quite talented in following students of varying abilities. She is also personable and very professional. An outstanding pianist, musician, and person. Jeff Downey Director of Bands Putnam City High School

from 7 reviews
  • 40 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Ross S.
Verified review

Michael is very patient and flexible. He is virtually a one stop shopping instructor for a multitude of instruments. Any difficulties my son had with assigned music, Michael was enthused to help, Iit did not matter if it was marching band, symphonic, jazz, Gospel, or rock, he received help.

Nite Shift
from 6 reviews
  • 18 years in business
Chris C.
Verified review

Nite Shift played for our summer party of 300 people. They have a clean sound of Bluezy Jazz, and a clear lead singer with Kim Coker. Our summer parties are by the water, and their sound carried across the lake. Many people asked me about this band throughout their performance, I think this band is sensational. Chris Connolly..... Music on the Lake

Keyboard Music by Eddie
from 4 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Laura F.
Verified review

Eddie was great to work with. He provided exactly what we needed for music for our receptions. I would hire Eddie again and I would highly recommend him to others.

Steve Somers Band
from 3 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Dave H.
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Steve is a top notch musician that has a Masters in Music. He has taught my son blues guitar, produced on recording sessions with my niece, Chey Hall, and plays great blues, jazz, and classical guitar himself. He had done wonders with the Jazz ensemble at the Ypsilanti Youth Orchestra, and does great work with his band.

"five miles more" Jazz
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Nancy H.
Verified review

The band,five miles more, made our party complete. The fabulous, lively jazz set the mood for the party. The band was PERFECT for our party. People were abuzz, a couple of people did a bit of Lindy hop swing dancing, we want to have another party!

Event Jazz Group
from 1 review
    Kate M.
    Verified review

    I would definitely recommend Rob and Event Jazz for weddings and events. They are very professional, and provide fantastic music as either a feature or background for any event. Can't wait to work with them again! Kate McClellan Purple Clover Events

    • 5 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Graham S.
    Verified review

    Will is an exceptional talent and performer. He recently played both solo and with his band at our wedding and everyone kept saying how much they enjoyed the great music. He was great to work with, reliable, and very professional! I would recommend Will to anyone who would like a true artist perform at their wedding.

    Second Wind
    from 1 review
    • 18 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Kristen R.
    Verified review

    We could not be happier with our experience with Frank and his band, Second Wind. I hired the band for my father in law's surprise 50th birthday party. Communication with Frank prior to the event was excellent and the performance during the event was stellar. I was able to choose songs from a play list - and Second Wind even learned my FIL's favorite song just for his birthday. It was clear my FIL, his friends and his family had a great time. I would hire them again in a heart beat. Thank you Second Wind for helping us have such a good time!

    El Kabong
    from 1 review
      Jodee Lynn M.
      Verified review

      The Band was awesome they played at our daughter's Wedding Reception! They were the greatest band I have ever had play at my house. They were very professional and amazing! I would recommend El Kabong completely and would for sure call on them again! They played from 7:00pm until Midnight on our deck that is above the 6ft. fence, people driving by slowed down to look. They also had a DJ for in between sets and after he played well after 1:00am. Ron Muniz came over a few weeks early to see where they would be playing the day of the Reception they were a little early and there set up was awesome! We used to have annual parties this was the best we had neighbors,friends and family calling and saying how outstanding everything was and that they were a part of it! The Reception was July 5, 2014 a Holiday weekend and they made it the best ever! Love El Kabong!!!!!

      from 1 review
      • 2 years in business
      Carol C.
      Verified review

      Hi, I am Carol Collins, music director for Thurston Community Players. Doug has coordinated the band and played the keyboard and sax for our musical the last 4 years. The band is quite talented and well received. They adjusted tempos, rhythm and volume as needed to work with the actors. I would highly recommend them for any gig.


      I'm a local DJ. I have a band. I play all instruments, make beats, etc. Contact me at Facebook, Twitter, and e-mail if you want more.


      We do DJ and band gigs, and we can be contacted on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Our band is called Brokenfire19.

      • 7 years in business

      we can go out and perform during holiday seasons to lift the spirits of those ill or less fortunate. We are looking to raise funds to give to our sponsored charities, Forgotten Harvest, Cancer Institutes, Children s hospital and adoption agency services. We have a long selection of songs that we perform that are appropriate for several different situations. We usually perform throughout the months of November, December, January and April, as these are major times of the year that people should be able to enjoy. We enjoy spending time trying to show anyone who is less fortunate or ill a good time and try to raise their spirits.


      We are a 3-piece band with or without sound engineer. We offer classic rock, standards and some country. We can also MC a wedding party and play recorded songs on breaks to keep the music moving.


      The Work Release Band is a classic rock band who can play from AC/DC to ZZ Top. We are a local bar band that will rock all night long. The WRB has played all over N.W. Ohio and Put-in-Bay. The WRB has been around since 2002, so we know how to rock the crowd and get the dancers dancing.


      Trilogy Band offers ceremony musicians, live jazz and top shelf variety dance music we have won numerous awards and have performed for esteemed clients as Microsoft, Motor City Casino, Ford Motor Company, Michigan State University and University of Michigan. We perform a huge variety of music for Weddings, Corporate & Private Events


      We are blues musician. We do solo or as a three-piece band. We have a singer, slide guitarist, harmonica player, and recording artist.


      We are an entertaining and energetic dance band performing a variety of musical styles. During our breaks, we play dance music through our sound system, giving you the benefit of a band and a disc jockey (your favorite song could be heard at this time). The band takes requests; our music leaves the client pleased.

      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 a Pop or Rock Band

      Forest, OH

      • Band type
        Pop / Rock, Variety
      • Event type
        Other (bar)
      • Number of guests
      • $500
        Average price
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