Chamber Music Unlimited/Bands and More

Houston, TX

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

Chamber Music Unlimited and Bands and More provides the highest quality musicians and service possible. CMU/BAM has a great variety of wedding ensembles, musicians and bands. We strive to have happy clients and love those 5-star ratings of which we have over 300+.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I find it fun and interesting to have such a variety of events and weddings that always provides us with challenges . We have recently added Indian Music to our music library. It is just the best "job" ever.

Location

Houston, TX 77070

Background check

Complete

Years in business

37

Number of employees

100

Times hired on Thumbtack

10

Reviews

8 Reviews
  • Lexi S. Oct 6, 2016
    Wedding Ceremony Music
    Verified Review
    Wonderful service.
    Did great! Showed up on time and were professional and prepared.
  • Michelle S. Aug 20, 2016
    Wedding Ceremony Music
    Verified Review
  • Lisa M. Jun 5, 2016
    Wedding Ceremony Music
    Verified Review
    We hired James Napier for our wedding on May28th. James is absolutely wonderful to work with! We had a processional and recessional songs we wanted - James learned both of them for us. His playing was beautiful and our guests all remarked how much they loved him. We would definitely hire James again in the future!
  • Richard S. Dec 21, 2015
    Solo Musician Entertainment
    Verified Review
  • Rebekah H. Jun 27, 2015
    Solo Musician Entertainment
    Verified Review
  • Natasha S. May 21, 2015
    Solo Musician Entertainment
    Verified Review
    Brian was professional, timely and a true talent. I would definitely hire him again.
  • Donna C. Sep 17, 2010
    I have been a musician for Chamber Music Unlimited for almost ten years, and working for Beverly Allison has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. She has given me many opportunities to be a part of the special day of countless couples, helping them plan and organize their weddings, and helping them choose the specific music that best suits them. The other musicians in the organization are terrific, both as fantastic artists as well as beautiful human beings. I have made so many friends, and grown as a musician because of the invaluable experience given to me by Beverly Allison. She is also a very loyal friend as well as a fair and thoughtful employer. I cannot imagine life without knowing Beverly Allison, and being an integral part of Chamber Music Unlimited. She has my eternal gratitude.
  • Patricia B. May 24, 2010
    Chamber Music Unlimited is a great value for a fantastic group of musicians! We hired the Festive Trio and everyone who heard them was blown away by the great sound, quality, and professional demeanor of the band. They are also very easy to work with and contact. My phone calls and emails were always answered immediately with very helpful information. You won't need to worry about anything!

Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Helping to decide on musical choices, listen to their concerns, be available for questions and advice.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I play in the Galveston Symphony which have excellent players that I some of which I hire. Master Classes, Music Seminars, Bridal Shows, etc.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
Some groups set their own prices. The wedding ensembles (as flute, violin, cello, etc.) are usually $200 per musician for 1-2 hours, if no travel fees involved.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
Just a progression of having a master's degree in performance and loving to play in ensembles with excellent master musicians.
What types of customers have you worked with?
The Festive Trio is our most popular wedding group . We also have the Liberty Quartet and Sterling Strings. These are excellent wedding ensembles, as well as the Celestial Trio (harp, flute,cello), Celestial Duo (flute and harp) and Harp alone. We also play other events, whenever asked. Christmas parties, corporate parties, etc..... Bands (all styles and including ethnic), are common for receptions and other events.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
We are "particularly" proud of all our events. I wouldn't say any are more important than any other.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
To contact Chamber Music Unlimited or Bands and More. We ask they go to our two websites and hear some of our wedding ensembles and view SOME of our many many listed bands. If they want to hire our musicians to download a contract from one of the websites and send in with 1/2 deposit.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
That is is more than just "showing up and playing " a "only one-hour" wedding. That it takes "time on this end" to make sure the clients music selections are correct, the paperwork in, discussions with client about their wedding, etc.