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Top Pro
  • 5 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lisa K.
Verified review

I hired Stevie using Thumbtack when helping my boss plan a surprise birthday party for his wife. Stevie was great at communicating. He explained everything thoroughly and responded to emails promptly. my boss was absolutely THRILLED with Stevie and his band, as they exceeded all of our expectations. He kept a crowd of 50 going all night and was even able to help bring together two families who don't know each other very well! We are all very pleased with the entire experience- and even better, he made me look good for hiring him!!

Damon Foreman Music Academy
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jay C.
Verified review

Damon has been a fantastic music teacher and life mentor to both my teenage sons that has instilled a life long love of music in both of them. One of my boys is a guitarist and studied with Damon directly. The other is a saxophonist who received excellent preparation at DFMA that resulted in him being accepted into the prestigious GHS Jazz Band as an incoming freshman. Not only has Damon/DFMA provided my sons excellent music education, they've also learned a great deal about tenacity and attitude that positively impacts their other pursuits and relationships.

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
    Carole H.
    Verified review

    The Satyr Hill Band provided their fantastic music for our fundraiser for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. It was a great time and all attendees raved about the band! We thoroughly enjoyed listening to them and would love to have them return again!

    Joel Michael-Schwartz Music
    5.0
    from 8 reviews
    • 10 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Franca M.
    Verified review

    Joel is an incredible teacher! He helped me and 2 other friends (who also take classes with him around the same time) to put together a band that was playing live shows after 6 months of lessons. All of us were completely novice musicians. He even learned how to play a new instrument, the Andean charango, so he could teach one of our band members how to incorporate it into our playing. Joel's lessons are fun and disciplined. Exactly the combination you want for making progress and staying invested in learning how to play your instrument.

    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.

      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!

      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!

        The Rebels Band
        5.0
        from 3 reviews
        • 14 years in business
        • 1 hire on Thumbtack
        Eleanor H.
        Verified review

        This band was AWESOME! From the moment we "interviewed" and listened to them to the performance at our event (45th high school reunion) was a wonderful experience! Easy to work with, great sound, & fun! Had the dance floor packed! Highly recommend!

        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!

            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.

            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

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

            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 an R&B artist from Baltimore. I am currently finishing up my first album by multi-platinum producer Herb Middleton. I sing, write song, arrange and produce. I honestly have a gift for melody creation. I also have my own band. We perform songs ranging from classic soul, i.e. Marvin Gaye, Sam Cooke, Eddie Kendricks, Stevie Wonder to contemporary, i.e. Maxwell, D'Angelo, Chris Brown, etc. Most people in the area call my sound "New Age Motown".

            • 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.

            • 11 years in business
            About

            I offer band and DJ services. I provide DJ services and I also have a New Orleans-styled brass band. We do corporate, private events and festivals. We can provide music for all types of events.

            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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