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Matt Santry
5.0
from 42 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
GERRIE S.
Verified review

Matt was fabulous and I cannot wait until I have another event to hire him again. He arrived as promised on-time and prepared to perform for the wedding ceremony for our daughter. He played beautifully and then performed flawlessly during the cocktail hour. I loved his guitar playing skills and vocals! Before hiring him we were able to view his singing skills on-line and we were confident he would be great. The truth is, he is even better in person! 5 stars for Matt Santry!

Pristine Raeign
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Zenab A.
Verified review

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!

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.

    The Satyr Hill Band
    4.9
    from 9 reviews
    • 36 years in business
    • 9 hires on Thumbtack
    Dee R.
    Verified review

    Baltimore's Best Bluegrass band!! Fun, affordable great for any event.

    Sounds Good
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 23 years in business
    • 9 hires on Thumbtack
    Thumbtack Customer
    Verified review

    The band played during the ceremony for my outdoor summer wedding in Baltimore in Aug2017. Bob and his band were very professional, easy to work with and great value for their services. Highly recommended for events large and small!

    Carman Bryant
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
      Tai W.
      Verified review

      Carman & The Positive Flow Band are sensational. Carman exudes confidence and dexterity epitomizing music in its better days.

      Rags to Riches
      5.0
      from 4 reviews
        Christopher M.
        Verified review

        Rags to Riches played for our church's car show last year. They performed a well-balanced set, incorporating musical favorites from the 70's, 80's, and 90's. The members of the band conducted themselves with a high degree of professionalism: they were punctual, well-prepared, and courteous, making for a family-friendly atmosphere. We had a great a GREAT experience, and I would certainly use the band again!

        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
            Danielle L.
            Verified review

            Blue Sky Falls is an amazing band with even more amazing people in it. They are very willing to adapt to the event and are a total dream to work with. Booking them is one of the best things we have done!!!

            The Whiskey Trail Band
            3.0
            from 2 reviews
            • 1 hire on Thumbtack
            Nadine H.
            Verified review

            My experience with the Whiskey trail Band was excellent in every aspect. They were responsive from my first contact with them responding to my questions immediately. They arrived early and with almost no direction set up their eqioment and was ready to perform in advance of the start time. I received many compliments from my guests. At the pre discussed time they concluded their live performance and moved their equipment to a new location and became a DJ. They add some colored lights which were perfect. Once again, a terrific job. Took many requests and did a good job balancing the music for 18 year olds and those around 50 years old. Everyone was having such a great time that I extended the DJ time an extra hour. I would confidently recommend them in every aspect!

            David Bach Music
            5.0
            from 1 review
            • 1 hire on Thumbtack
            George T.
            Verified review

            David Bach and and his band did and outstanding job for our corporate dinner with 120 guests. Our performance included a female singer who was also excellent. Many guests mentioned they were impressed with the performance. David is very professional. It was a pleasure to work with him.

            Fake Flowers Real Dirt
            5.0
            from 1 review
            • 6 years in business
            Mike M.
            Verified review

            Billy and co are top notch. I've known Mr. Martin for a long time and he's played many events at my place in a couple different bands. He's a consummate professional and a good dude. FFRD is unique because they don't really sound like any one band. They're a combination of quite a few different genres, people of all ages will get what they do and they are super tight for such a big band. Hire them.

            The Adam Price Group
            5.0
            from 1 review
              Clare P.
              Verified review

              This group is amazing. The music is intricate, and upbeat. The music weaves back and forth between each musician. You would never guess that the band leader is young by watching his professionalism. Their love for jazz is so apparent not only in the talent expressed in the music but it is a pleasure to watch them perform.

              About

              The Mojack Band is available for any event requiring classic rock, funk and soul dance music. We will provide our press kit with the demo DVD and CD, or you can preview the band on YouTube by putting "Mojack Band" into the search bar. We always entertain your guests and keep them dancing. Our rates are always negotiable.

              • 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.

              • 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

              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!

              • 8 years in business
              About

              The Vigilantes have many thing going for them but one of the highest compliments is that they are a incredible vocal group with harmonies that are question whether they are real or backing tracks. (The are Real)

              About

              Party Dawgz brings together a group of musicians whose sole purpose is to provide a wide variety of high-energy classic rock, blues and modern rock with a dash of everything else thrown in just for good measure. Our lead vocalist brings a new twist to some of classic rock songs while the band provides a driving beat and musical stylings that just won't quit. Party on Dawgz! Acoustic solo, duo, trio and full band are available. For more information, email or give us a call.

              About

              BVTLive! is one of the premiere agencies for Philadelphia wedding bands. With ten exclusive bands, there is sure to be one that is a perfect fit for your event's style and atmosphere. Among our other talented bands is the award-winning Jellyroll. In addition, BVTLive! guarantees that any band or DJ you hire for an event will meet your expectations, and more. Our website is equipped with information, testimonials, and videos for each of our bands as well as a schedule of dates when you can see our bands live for yourself. That way, you won't have to worry about what you're getting. To eliminate all the stress that comes with booking live entertainment for your important event or wedding, give BVTLive! a call today and partner with us.

              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 Wedding Band on April 12, 2014

              Baltimore, MD

              • Band type
                Pop / Rock, Tribute, Variety
              • Event type
                Wedding
              • Number of guests
                100-150
              • $1700
                Average price
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