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Toledo Blues Bands

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  • 9 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
Winnie R.
Verified review

Hiring Trilogy Band to play at our daughter's wedding was the best decision we made. They were very energetic and engaged our guests throughout the reception. They are a talented and friendly group of musicians. Our guests told us they ended up staying much longer than they thought they would because they were having so much fun! They also offer an emcee and dj coverage when on break. The bridal couple were thrilled that the music they wanted played was available. Very extensive music options. The additional cost for live music of this quality was definitely a great value.

White Pines Entertainment
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Margo W.
Verified review

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!

Scott Williams - Guitarist
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Jan T.
Verified review

Scott easily gets 5 stars from me! I started lessons 3 yrs. ago after retiring at 67. Scott quickly gets one to play interesting tunes based upon the student's musical interest. His easy-going style constantly challenges me to learn and he keeps it interesting.I Iove practicing the new blues and jazz stuff he gives me each week. My grandaughter also takes lessons from Scott and he gives us songs that we can play together. Excellent, knowledgeable teacher!

DTour Band
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Larry L.
Verified review

We had a great experience with DTour Band at my oldest daughter's wedding. . We especially liked the jazz they played during the cocktail hour and during dinner. After dinner the entire group performed to the enjoyment of the wedding guests and the band filled the dance floor until the last song of the evening. We were so pleased with the band that we just hired again this summer (2015) for my younger daughter's wedding

Sandra Coursey
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff D.
Verified review

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

nOspilMusic(s)
4.6
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.

Keyboard Music by Eddie
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Joe S.
Verified review

Joe Spinelli -drummer from the Area 51 band, monclova ,Ohio “I’ve had the pleasure of sharing the stage with Eddie for several years .from the time he joined the band he instantly rounded out our three piece band . He is a total professional with an endless song book !”

Steve Somers Band
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Dave H.
Verified review

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.

Durable
5.0
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.

  • 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.

El Kabong
5.0
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!!!!!

    Event Jazz Group
    5.0
    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

      Second Wind
      5.0
      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!

      About

      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 I personally truly enjoy bringing joy to people through the power of music and production services. I also really love lighting design, audio engineering and video production. My personal primary goal is to receive a 5 star review from each of my clients when their event is over! I especially enjoy working with those planning a wedding. There is something special about working with people at the happiest time in their lives.

      About

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

      About

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

      • 7 years in business
      About

      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 have alot of fun, gain more experience with every performance and enjoy our time performing.

      About

      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.

      About

      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.

      About

      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.

      About

      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.

      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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