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Louis Pettinelli Music
4.9
from 135 reviews
  • 247 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Porsha W.
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Wonderful Band! We hired Louis Pettinelli for my husband's birthday party. Everyone loved the music! They did a fabulous job! Can't wait to see them perform again!

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Matt Santry
5.0
from 40 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!

David Joel Guitar Studio
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 14 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!

Rad and Kell
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Bobby W.
Verified review

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!

Philly Heart & Soul
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Larry S.
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I'm a video cameraman and have taped many bands over the years. Philly Heart and Soul ape the best. Great sound alll around from the horns to the vocals they have an incresdsble full sound. For weddings, corporate events or just about anything they would fit the bill

  • 28 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth L.
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I truly can't begin to say enough wonderful things about this band. The exquisite music speaks for itself. Ron played at my wedding and the entire crowd still speaks about what a class act both he and his orchestra are. He not only had a littany of directions and partial MC-ing to do, but benevolently dealt with my sister who had planned some surprises as well. He is professional, patient, reliable, talented, friendly, accommodating, and downright fun. The band are highly talented musicians and good people. I recommend them highly!

All Tuned Up
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 28 years in business
Cherene P.
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Talk about a GREAT TIME BAND!!! I can't say enough about how surprised and pleased I was seeing this band for the first time!! When I say this is a band for ALL ages I truly mean that!! One minute we are dancing to today's Top Hits that my son could even relate to...(You wouldn't think a band could pull off the Cupid Shuffle but think again!!) And next minute we were on the dance floor with my older family members singing "Don't Stop Believing!!!" by Journey... I can't say enough about the whole night with this band!! Never a dull moment and the whole band is enthusiastic in getting the crowd off their feet!!! Every time I hear they are playing a venue I try to rally up my friends and go out for a great night!!! Again...this band ROCKS!!!! Love you guys!!! I'm a forever fan and same goes for my whole family!!! We love you All Tuned Up!!!!! Keep on rockin!

  • 17 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Max B.
Verified review

I have been working with Gordon for almost 7 years now. He has taken my guitar playing to new heights. As a guitarist, I am now able to improvise proficiently based on Gordon's ability to efficiently teach improvisation. Recently Gordon taught me the basic elements of Jazz, a genre of music that I was not comfortable playing. However I was motivated to audition for my high school's Jazz Band, and with Gordon's help, I got the spot of guitarist for my junior and senior years of high school. When Gordon voiced that I was at the level where I could begin to teach beginner guitar lessons, I was a bit reluctant and uncomfortable. However Gordon kept pushing me to pursue teaching, because he believes in my ability to show the guitar to others the way he showed it to me. As of now I have four initial students that are starting up lessons this summer. I would never be in the position to teach without Gordon's positive encouragement and help. When I leave for college not only will I be leaving the lessons of a wonderful guitar teacher. I will be leaving the weekly visits of a lifelong friend. Thanks to Gordon Johnson, guitar will serve as an interest for the rest of my life.

Matthew Mitchell Music
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Ed E.
    Verified review

    Sat in with the band at my daughter's wedding and hit it out of the park! Great musician, great guy.

    Big Bleu Band
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 6 years in business
    Carol N.
    Verified review

    A big thank you to Big Bleu Band for making our recent rehearsal dinner a spectacular event. They were professional and accommodating to our requests and those of our guests. Big Bleu made the party and kept us dancing all night. I would not hesitate to hire Big Bleu for our next affair. They made the evening memorable for us and our guests.

    The Joyride Band
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 year in business
    Debra E.
    Verified review

    We hired the band to play at our neighborhood block party and they were awesome! Music was enjoyed by all, from young children to senior citizens. They played a great very variety of music including Jazz standards and popular tunes. They were very professional, played as scheduled and at just the right volume.

    Well Strung Band
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 17 years in business
    Patrick M.
    Verified review

    Lots of energy, a great song lost and the crowd loves 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

      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.

      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.

      About

      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!

      About

      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.

      • 4 years in business
      About

      Expert Planning - Communication and organization are of the upmost importance when working with your event music partner. GBS's Event Coordinator, John LaPalomento, will be by your side as consultant from day one, on stage as your Master of Ceremonies on your event day, and everywhere in between. John has been helping clients plan their dream events for years, and has the experience it takes to make your dreams come true. You can lean on John for tasteful suggestions when you aren't quite sure what you want, and he's only a phone call or email away as the big day gets closer. Complete Customization - From classy elegance to throw-your-hands-in-the-air fun, GBS will set the mood that you want for your wedding or event. You hold the keys to your big day, and our expert consultation will help unlock the best. Amazing Flexibility - No matter how much planning you put into your event, variables happen! That's why it's so important to have a Master of Ceremonies and performers that have the flexibility it takes to run a smooth event. When the caterer is running 15 minutes behind for dinner service, or the best man is nowhere to be found for his toast, GBS has the experience and know-how to work around any delay or behind-the-scenes issue. You and your guests won't even know anything was ever out of place. 100% Live Music - It may sound crazy, but many of the top bands are playing against prerecorded backing tracks. GBS delivers only top entertainers performing 100% live music. Really talented musicians make really amazing music - all the time. Non-Stop Music - GBS proudly features mega-medleys of today's hits and timeless classics for non-stop entertainment. Once the dancing starts, there's no stopping! While other bands are playing 15 songs in an hour, you'll hear over 25 from GBS! Amazing Value - Simply put, GBS delivers the very best value for live event music - hands down. While other similar bands are charging $7,000 to$10,000 or more, you'll be surprised at how affordable your dream wedding or event can be with GBS.

      About

      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.

      About

      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.

      About

      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.

      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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