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Tom Yoder Guitarist
5.0
from 10 reviews
    Maxwell M.
    Verified review

    Tom transformed me from a mediocre guitarist into a musician. His approach to teaching shows that he more than cares about his students and helps them in more ways than just technical guitar ability. The more you put in to music lessons, the more you get out of them. Tom inspired me to put thought and effort into music and ended up teaching me so much. I'm now a student in the University of Miami's jazz program and Tom prepared me for much more than to play guitar in the program and pass out of music theory classes. With his help I developed a solid base of knowledge and skills and most importantly learned how to think about and create music. I now feel confident to be able to adapt to any musical setting and progress. For example, leading a band or a group of musicians in a jam session now seems a fun task rather than a daunting one. His resume and history of musical and teaching experience is extremely impressive but I actually had no idea about that until over a year or two in to our lessons. He is one of the most humble people I've met in music. There is so much to be learned just by talking to him and hearing his thoughts on music. There is no one I'd recommend more to teach guitar for anyone, absolute beginner through accomplished guitarist. For an hour each week I could tell the thing that mattered most to him was helping me grow. He's also an amazing guitarist.

    Carman Bryant
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
      Joel T.
      Verified review

      Carman Bryant is an amazing vocalist who channels the soul and vibe of Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin, and Mary J. Blige to name a few, not to mention her ability to sing in any style or genre, from soul to blued to jazz to funk.

      The IMPACT Band
      5.0
      from 5 reviews
      • 18 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Rick Q.
      Verified review

      We had the Impact Band at our company holiday party last month. I had seen them at another corporate customer appreciation party that I attend every summer and I thought they were great. We have almost 400 people at our party every year and we never had as many on the dance floor as this year! Jeff and the band were on time and very professional. They played the best dance music that appealed to our employees who range in age from their 20's to their 60's - they even had my father on the dance floor and he's in his 70's! We have already hired them back for December 2015 - I highly recommend this band!

      Savagefunk Band
      5.0
      from 5 reviews
        Chris H.
        Verified review

        Savagefunk was amazing for our wedding. We are serious music lovers and they went above and beyond what we expected going into our reception. We had requested a long list of covers for the band to play, and they did an outstanding job. From jazz to funk and even the Grateful Dead, the band kept us dancing all night! I cannot count the number of comments we recieved throughout the night about the music. Our guests had a great time getting funky with Savagefunk.

        Rags to Riches
        5.0
        from 4 reviews
          Java Vault C.
          Verified review

          Great band with great sound and vocals to put you back in time!

          Arrow Horse Bluegrass Band
          5.0
          from 3 reviews
          • 18 years in business
          • 2 hires on Thumbtack
          John F.
          Verified review

          This group was amazing! They really put on a great show and the level of musicianship is as good as many national bluegrass groups. They were very professional and were set up and ready to play well before the start time. I definitely recommend them to anyone looking to book not just a bluegrass band, but a bluegrass experience!

          Ricky & The Rockets
          3.7
          from 3 reviews
            Melissa W.
            Verified review

            Great motivational, dance and enjoyable band. Very professional and easy going. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a fun filled night of entertainment.

            Blue Sky Falls
            5.0
            from 2 reviews
              Brendan S.
              Verified review

              We love this band. They are wonderful to work with and sound amazing. If you are looking to book a high energy band for an event, I would highly recommend them!

              Swing Street Jazz Group
              5.0
              from 2 reviews
              • 1 hire on Thumbtack
              Alina L.
              Verified review

              We have SWING STREET play as often as we can at Crepes A La Paris Cafe! They are awesome. A smooth and foot-tapping band that is a sure good time for anyone! Highly recommend them!

              About

              I am a one-man band playing classic rock, country and blues. I am using Bose sound equipt., and sometimes with an inflatable back-up singer named Plan B. Request books are distributed at each show. All lighting is supplied. Interactive trivia with really cheap prizes are given out!

              About

              We help develop artist from all levels and background from beginner to advance. We provide music lessons and band services

              • 18 years in business
              • 1 hire on Thumbtack
              About

              Unforgettable Big Band is committed to working with you to help make your event the best it can be. When you work with us, you have one less thing to worry about, we will make sure that the music we provide creates just the right atmosphere to make your event special and memorable.

              About

              We have a group of professional musicians who make up a variety of different bands for different situations. We will structure a band to suit your specific needs for your special event.

              About

              We play all kinds of classic rock and can play wedding music and provide a sound system for you to use.

              • 45 years in business
              About

              We are a 10-piece musician party/horn band with a 3-piece production crew. We are one of East Coast's finest dance/party bands.

              About

              We are an eight-piece R&B, soul and funk band doing mostly '70s music, including Motown. We have a three-piece horn section, lead vocal and rhythm section. Our material is from Motown artist and bands like The Commodores, EWF, James Brown, Macio Parker, Stevie Wonder and others.

              About

              We play live music and entertain. We play mostly "classic" rock, but we do play some music from the '80s and '90s.

              About

              With over 35 years of experience, our DJ and band services are second to none. We specialize at private affairs such as weddings, bar mitzvahs but are also available for special events and clubs.

              • 9 years in business
              About

              My Name is Erica Lyn Everest. I have been singing professionally for 10 + years. I am a singer from Harrisburg PA. We are here to make sure you are happy with the music we provide so we have an extended list of many songs to choose from and we will supply our own sound. Our musical vibe is jazz, blues, soul. Although we can do really anything you would like. I normally do a duo, with Guitar and Vocals, or Piano and Vocals. Or we can do a trio, or full band!

              About

              You've found me, a well-traveled musical entertainer who sings and plays keyboard instruments -- oh, and the occasional harmonica. Here's just a bit of what I do musically: - Accompanying rock groups on stage at concert halls - Sitting in with blues bands at festivals or at town pubs - Providing instrumental dinner music for hotels or restaurants - Taking requests at piano bars - Entertaining at holiday office parties - Leading amateur pickup bands for special events - Improvising a keyboard part for your recording session - Playing the organ at church services, including weddings and funerals Styles played: Rock, blues, funk, classic R&B, folk -- and, whenever called for, liturgical or wedding music. Lucky me: I play by ear, read chord charts, and am well-versed in music theory. With a big repertoire of classic rock tunes, I'm ready to play.

              • 1 hire on Thumbtack
              About

              Bringing the cool sounds of the islands to Central PA., Howard and the Islanders plays songs from Jamaica and the Caribbean as well as songs from Hawaii. This 5 piece band has played at many Central PA venues including, The Appalachian Brewing Company, Harrisburg's Music Fest, Lower Paxton's TGIF Concert series and many coffeehouses and private parties around the area. For fun, family entertainment, kick off your shoes, feel the sand between your toes, and enjoy the music of the Islands.

              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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