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Pittsburgh Blues Bands

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G4 Guitar School Pittsburgh
4.8
from 31 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 105 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michael S.
Verified review

I have been taking lessons from Monte for 7 years now. He is very flexible and will allow you to change your practice time at the last minute. His prices for lessons at very reasonable as compared to others. He can do lessons for most any type of instrument from guitar, banjo, mandolin, bass, violin, keyboards, drums etc. Monte also plays in several bands. He utilizes many of the instruments that he teaches. In fact, I have hired him for several gigs.

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Cocron Music
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tyler H.
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Georg provides a great service, I'm more of a blues player but he's helping me tremendously move forward now that I'm entering my "Van Halen" phase. He's a great guitar player and can help any player of any experience succeed!

The Acoustic Crooner
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Brad B.
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I proposed to my girlfriend (now fiancé!) about a month ago. I had a few ideas of how I wanted to do it, but I kept running into issues. I knew that she absolutely loved a certain song that we used to listen to together, and I thought it would be an amazing addition to have an acoustic guitarist play the song during that special moment. I cannot even begin to describe what a solid choice that was! Tim was perfect! He had contacted me within a few hours of placing my ad. He had never heard the song before, so I sent him a YouTube link to the video and he practiced it for a week. He NAILED it! On the day before the proposal, Tim and I met to scope out the area of my intended proposal. Tim was extremely friendly, helpful, and attentive. Fortunately, we collaborated and realized that the area was not the best place to propose. Tim stuck around for 3 hours and helped me find the perfect location! If you're looking to propose and want to include a touch of music, Tim is your guy. He is a passionate, dedicated, and highly talented musician that is truly here to help you out and do what he loves to do (jam out and make some tears and smiles!). Thank you, Tim!

Rick Clark Entertainment
4.7
from 9 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Laura O.
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Rick was the DJ at my art deco-ish, bloody wonderful wedding this past April. We booked a marvelous room (Bob Hope) in the Omni William Penn. My, then, fiance was concerned about finding the perfect DJ (I should say he is an Aussie Irish mix, we live in Ireland, have very eclectic music tastes and planned this from abroad!) for our wedding what with our different backgrounds, nationalities and wedding theme. Rick is a gentleman. He met some of the wedding party for drinks, music was discussed, a cd of obscure Australian Punk Rock exchanged... Rick created the perfect musical night. A full night of Big Band music, Bruce Springsteen, The Weavers, Punk, Traditional Irish, even reggae. He judged the crowd, the various countries represented, ages etc. At one point he managed to get the Irish delegation up on the dance floor doing a very fair imitation of river dance. My husband and I highly recommend him for any event. Thank you Rick! :)

  • 30 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Pat C.
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I have been to two events where these guys were the entertainment. I loved every minute. The music is relaxing, enjoyable, entertaining, and they are quality musicians. I would hire them in a minute to come to my event.

Mark A. Smith, band
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Chuck S.
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Outstanding musician. Study, solid player, Experienced, mature and an all around nice guy. Would be a wonderful addition to any band or organization.

Major Triad Audio
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Ashley C.
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Always quality work when it comes to them. We use them regularly at our venue and we have nothing but positive responses from bands and patrons.

Blue Diamond DJS
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 31 years in business
Donald H.
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working with kelly was a great experience, he taught me everything i needed to know about becoming a dj. i would do weddings and other venues with him, my wife and i did dj work at the neon cactus in meadville,pa, under the instruction of kelly, i would recommend anyone interested in being a dj to work under kelly gribus, he's a good friend and boss.

The Bleil Brothers
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Kristine L.
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The Bleil Brothers Quintet played at our Arts & Chocolate Spectacular event at the Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park. The music was great and the band was very professional. Definitely created a fun atmosphere! We would recommend them to anyone.

Instrumentally Speaking
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 21 years in business
Magella W.
Verified review

I am a satisfied customer, my child has been improving greatly on her instrument.Price is good, and lessons come with music theory that my child did not know beforehand even being in her school's band for 7 years.And all is done professionally.

Performing Bands
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Pamela H.
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Very professional. Guests loved him. Would definitely book again.

  • 12 years in business
Nina A.
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I have hired her to play many times, at events and festivals in MD, and have toured and traveled with her as well. She shows up on time, loves to play music and gives 100% to every gig. She plays with her full band, Ishtar, or sometimes as a smaller ensemble of 3 or 4. She has also stepped in with other musicians and led or followed in collaborative musical groups in her genre, Middle Eastern Music. She is also an excellent workshop teacher. I am hiring her back this year.

Rover
5.0
from 1 review
    Gary R.
    Verified review

    Very good band playing awesome music

    About

    I have an eleven-piece band who perform salsa, merengue, Latin jazz, afro and cuban rhythms for dancing and/or educational purposes.

    • 4 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    We offer a full-band sound with just two people. We take up less space than a full band and have a more exciting show than just an acoustic duo. We are somewhere in the middle I suppose!

    • 25 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    We are a five-piece, horn-driven band which plays classic rock, blues, soul and R&B. We specialize in dance-oriented tunes to make your event a memorable occasion.

    • 4 years in business
    About

    Marie Bullano graduated from New York University with a degree in Performance. There she studied Jazz Vocals under the direction of Kelly Ash. She also studied at the New York Academy of Jazz under the direction of Carolyn Leonhart. Marie has performed as lead vocalist in Jazz Ensembles and Sould Bands while at NYU. Marie is thrilled to be back in her hometown of Pittsburgh sharing the love of Jazz and Soul.

    About

    I have a versatile band covering many genres including R&B pop, rock, and country.

    About

    I am a professional jazz and blues singer and musician with years of experience performing, recording and teaching nationally. I perform in clubs, arts centers, theaters and festivals nationally, and has a passion for passing the art form on to the next generation through teaching singing and piano-for-singers (musicianship) in private studio and workshop formats.

    About

    I provide band entertainment with my country/rock band and/or duo entertainment as well as a Rush tribute band for special performances. I can also help you (or do it all!) put together a fantastic multiple band shows.

    • 5 years in business
    About

    I have been in the music business for over 30 years providing quality musical entertainment at outdoor festivals, taverns, private party's or anywhere live entertainment is needed.

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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 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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