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Louis Pettinelli Music
from 151 reviews
  • 299 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kevin D.
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The Louis Pettinelli Quartet was everything I expected. They played at our wedding reception cocktail hour and all our guests stated how classy it was. We submitted specific songs and his band played it all. I appreciated how flexible and accommodating his was with our request. He was able to honor our desire for a 30 minute opening session with just the pianist and an hour performance with the whole band. I was very surprised when the sax player broke out the clarinet for one the songs. All the band members were professional and respectful. At the same time, you can tell they really enjoyed playing their set. I highly recommend Louis Pettinelli and his musical colleagues. He understands your needs and delivers it with the highest quality, professionalism and respect. Bands and musicians can learn a few things from Louis Pettinelli.

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Matt Santry
from 44 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amanda K.
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The Matt Santry Band was great! They had our guests out on the dance floor the ENTIRE night... it was packed! I've never been to a wedding where so many people were dancing. The band was upbeat and fun and Matt Santry was a great emcee to get our crowd going! Matt himself responded in such a timely manner and was always quick to help us navigate the wedding planning process. We had a lot of questions and very specific requests for what we wanted to hear, and Matt went above and beyond to make our wedding perfect. We have already had guests and other vendors ask questions about Matt and the band and how to contact them for their own events. Huge hit and would definitely recommend to anyone else looking for a fun wedding band!

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

Pristine Raeign
from 16 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Zenab A.
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In one word to sum up this band is PHENOMENALl!!! I hired Pristine Raeign for a corporate brunch event that took place at the Four Seasons Inner Harbor Baltimore. I asked for the band to perform the top billboard hits in a post modern jukebox style. I drove to Delaware where they put on a full on performance for me...down to the attire. I was blown away! I hired them immediately and the compensation was very reasonable. Tina the band lead was professional, responsive and was open to all of my suggestions. Super easy to work with. They showed early and was prepared well before start time. Needless to say the crowd LOVED them. The vocalists were on point, drums, pianist, and guitarist were amazing. There was a brass player who played at least 6 different brass instruments and the violists was a delight. I would certainly hire this band again for another event. The hotel also asked for their information to recommend the band to clients for other functions. So did some of our VIPs in attendance. My boss was pleased with the entire brunch and it definitely turned the heads of our VIP clients and executives. Trust me, this band will not disappoint!

Musical Journey
from 13 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Janet B.
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I took beginning ukulele lessons with Carol. I am a 58 year old student who can not read music. Carol was patient, understanding and very encouraging. As a first grade teacher, I plan to play the ukulele in class for our poetry lessons. Carol helped me learn the songs I will use in class and now I feel prepared and ready to shine like a rock star in front of my first graders! I would highly recommend her!

David Joel Guitar Studio
from 12 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Ken K.
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Testimonial for David Joel, Guitar Instructor: My name is Ken and I have been playing guitar for 43 years since the age of 12. I took lessons for about 2 years at the very beginning. I never learned how to read music in the traditional sense, just tab. I have played in classic rock bands over the years. Several years ago I reached a point in my playing that I felt I could not get any better and was playing the same music, leads over and over again. I was convinced that all I could learn was what I could hear or was shown by other musicians. I knew I developed bad technique habits over the years as well. I wanted to get better and began looking for an instructor on-line and found David Joel. A brief review of David’s web-site indicated he was well-versed in all styles on electric, acoustic and classical guitar. The backbone of David’s approach is based on the Berklee Series Modern Method books by William Leavitt. It requires the guitarist to read and play music…something I never did and as it turns out contributed to my “illiteracy” or lack of language or “data” as David refers to music. In the 2 ½ years that I studied with David he completely changed my technique, increased my potential to play a variety of styles and improvise and helped me to achieve many of my goals as a player. He is amazingly encouraging and very real when it comes to students of all ages. I currently enjoy playing in a number of classic rock bands and praise band at church. Thanks David!

Philly Heart & Soul
from 11 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Grace R.
Verified review

They are true top notch musicians! We were all blown away with their talent. The band even took the time to learn and play a few of my requested songs. I'm so thrilled to have hired them for my husband's surprise birthday party. We highly recommend them for any party. They are truly incredibly talented.

Rad and Kell
from 10 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Bobby W.
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Rad and Kell played our wedding with their full band and the performance was spectacular. From the acoustic set during the cocktail hour, to the full band/DJ combo during the reception, each song sounded great and had everyone out on the floor dancing! Whether they cover songs or play original content, their unique sound makes each experience enjoyable and memorable. I can't wait until I can catch their next gig!

The Jersey SureCats Band
from 8 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Mike L.
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This is one of the best bands I have heard. They have a nice variety of songs, and don't play too loud. Unlike other bands, they aim to please.

Liquid A
from 4 reviews
  • 17 years in business
Jen S.
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Great band! Music played always gets the audience up and dancing! I would recommend anyone to go see them play!

Big Bleu Band
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Michelle H.
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We could not have asked for anything better than Big Bleu!! They made our Halloween Bash/Benefit a success! Still getting compliments and rave reviews of this band! The music is perfect for all ages and they get the audience involved with the fun and make them want to get up and dance! I recommend them for any event or just a fun night out! Thanks Big Bleu!


About: The FM Band is the premier party band of Pennsylvania, NJ, and Delaware. Biography: We go up and down the FM dial playing every genre of music for the ultimate celebration. The FM Band is the supreme entertainment band in the Tri-state area. We don't just play the music; we bring it to life. Our song list features a plethora of music spanning 7 decades from Big Band to Beyonce. Let our first-class entertainment turn your special occasion into a distinctive affair. Our quality musicians bring professionalism and create an atmosphere of fun and excitement that your guests will be talking about for years to come! Pat Parise, the bandleader, is the founder of FM. The band has been together for more than 20 years now. The members have a combined experience of over 125 years! Some of the players and singers have played across the United States and around the world, from the smaller stages of Disney World to some of the biggest venues in the world including Madison Square Garden. We are now the premier party band of the Pennsylvania, NJ, and Delaware areas. We also play several clubs and casinos, from Philadelphia to the Jersey Shore Points. Band Interests: Obviously music -- we love to play music and love to see familiar faces singing along and dancing. We love spending time with family and friends, and in our little spare time, we take time out for a little vacation.


We are a rock and pop band, playing a wide variety of music. We have an experience in playing at weddings, private parties, and fundraising events. We are consistently updating our set list with the latest music, as well as old favorites. We also learn songs based on the host's request. We've been entertaining the Lehigh Valley for over 10 years.


We offer bands and DJs for weddings, bar mitzvahs, galas, birthdays - any and all events. Contemporary and traditional dance music: * Bands * DJs * Strings * Steel bands * Jazz piano * Harp * Steel drum, etc. International music: * Greek * Russian * Italian * Spanish * Portuguese * Arabic * Latino * Jewish * Israeli * Polish * Irish, etc. We have fantastic singers as well as high energy party bands and DJs! Call to see us. "We love what we do, and it shows!"


We are a team of singer/guitar player and singer/bass player. We play in coffee houses doing a mix of cover songs and originals, mostly light, folk-y, ballad, and easy-listening songs.


We are a 3 to 7-piece django-style gypsy jazz band and French musette available for concerts, weddings, corporate, swing dances, etc. and all size venues. We have played at the Kimmel Center, World Cafe, and Sellersville Theatre. We are musicians of any style -- Klezmer, strings group, classical guitar, etc. We also offer gypsy jazz guitar lessons (private and group), transcriptions, etc.


Stone Age is a rock and roll band that can make your club, party or event a rocking good time. Our music captures the sounds of the '60s, '70s and '80s, featuring classic songs, as well as original compositions, great vocal harmonies, and tight musicianship. We have a distinctive blend of pop, country, soul, blues, and good old, straight-ahead rock and roll. Stone Age was formed by musical veterans with a wide variety of performing experience ranging from bluegrass to Broadway. The result is a sound that is eclectic in style and an experience that is guaranteed to touch the heart, the soul and the feet! We are proud to announce the soon-to-be release of our first CD entitled, Down Every Road (with 11 original songs). Stone Age is all about heart and soul and rock and roll!

  • 3 years in business

We are a live band playing music from the 70's-today - if it rocks we play it. Covering everything from the Police to the Ramones and a little in between. We also bring a complete DJ set up so the party can continue in between sets- we get them rocking then keep them dancing. We love performing not only is the music important but the look and the enjoyment of the people.


We play old school music as an old school band. We can perform line dancing in cabarets, family reunions, birthday parties, and club dates. The band is also available for studio work.


Band 4 Higher is a 5-piece band — a guitarist, a bassist, a drummer and 2 keyboardists). Band 4 Higher specializes in a variety of genres including the following: * R&B/soul * Gospel * Hip-hop * Old school * Top 40 Philadelphia musicians are known worldwide for the talent, creativity, and skill, and Band 4 Higher lives up to the expectation. Like many Philadelphia musicians, these men began (and continue) in the church circuit and are grounded, inspired, and driven by God. They have been playing together for over 7 years — this is important as the band's unity is unmistakable on stage. Though relatively young in their careers, Band 4 Higher has many enviable performance experiences. In addition to private gigs, they have played on some of the area's most popular and coveted performance stages such as the following: * Viacom (MTV/VH1 — Online Music Awards) * WAWA Welcome America * TLA * Roots Picnic * Union Transfer * SOBs * Blockley * LOVE Park The band has been backing uprising talent like hip-hop artist Chill Moody, R&B singers Suzann Christine and Beano, and R&B diva Angie Stone! Let Band 4 Higher make your special event memorable.


The Riverside String Band has been providing a great music for parades, townsquare concerts, park band shells, summer concert series, retirement communities, nursing homes, and private parties since 1929. Our music makes you tap your toes, snap your fingers, clap your hands, sing, and even dance. You can always depend on everyone talking about your band. Call or email us.

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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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