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Top Pro
  • 5 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Patricia H.
Verified review

We booked Stevie Matthews Entertainment for our Corporate Open House. Stevie was pleasant and easy to work with. The band setup and started on time. The music was awesome. We received lots of great feedback from our employees on their selection of songs and their quality. Great job!

Top Pro
  • 14 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lauren G.
Verified review

Brian was great. Played a great variety of songs. Perfect for our event. Will hire again!

Energico Jazz Syndicate
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Andre F.
Verified review

What a treat! Outstanding performance by truly talented group that knows their profession. All night everyone was finger snapping, singing along and enjoying the sounds of this magnificent band! I will definitely be booking them again for our annual event next year! Please check them out. You won't be disappointed! Andre Ford Vice President Empact Ministries

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.

The Marquees
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Carol G.
Verified review

We had such an awesome time with this group. We had a neighborhood picnic on Saturday and I'm still getting emails from attendees about The Marquees. Great band and great singers. They showed up well in advance to make sure they were set up by the time we had them scheduled to play. You will not go wrong if you hire this group - original back up singers for Marvin Gaye. We have asked them to come back for our next annual picnic. Fun and more fun! ❤️🇺🇸

Kim Reynolds Quartet
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley W.
Verified review

Wow was a fantastic and professional band! They played for us at our 11th Annual Hottest Cool Jazz festival and we have received nothing but great reviews! They brought the energy and charming sound in addition to working with our budget and we look forward to working with them again.

Turtle Recall
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Todd F.
Verified review

Turtle Recall is the most fun band you will find, without a doubt. They play mashups from all genres and all eras, and they put their own touch on each song. They kept our dance floor packed throughout our entire reception. The music almost never stops, and everyone was singing and dancing all night. Even our guests that usually don't dance couldn't help but get out there and join the fun. Every single guest we've spoken with since our wedding has told us how much they loved the band. They are really nice people and will do everything possible to make sure your big day is perfect. They are quick to respond and will work with you to make sure all the details are take care of before the big day. Their sound system is outstanding, and they can do sound for your ceremony, as well. They will also MC, learn new songs, play your first dances, and any other request you have. Turtle Recall will make your night memorable. Go check them out in the DMV area and see for yourself. We saw them once and were hooked. We love these guys and still go see them every chance we get. Hire these guys, they are the best!

The Bob Band
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Sharon H.
    Verified review

    We had a great time when you were at Dogfish. We loved it! Funny but my friend Arlene tried to dance to "Dillon" (her quote!). I hope we get to go back there on the 11th. It was a great trip down memory lane. You guys rock! Sharon

    Great Wayne Productions
    4.5
    from 2 reviews
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Kate T.
    Verified review

    Absolutely great experience working with Tim and his band! Highly recommend. We hired a trio for this event specifically and the attendees loved them. They were punctual, responsive and fulfilled all expectations. The music was great and well received. We look forward to working with them again in the future!

    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.

    Good Kemistry Band
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Michelle H.
      Verified review

      Michelle and her band were amazing. The singers and band members really put on a spectacular show. I would recommend them to anyone. I can't wait to see them perform again.

      The Home Of Ernie Fields
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Ernest R.
      Verified review

      I have to give Ernie Fields and his band two thumbs up. With winds blowing, rain falling, sides coming off the tent. Even though I told them it was OK and call it a day, They just kept on going. I would recommend Ernie Fields,, to anyone and all. Ernie Fields, a great entertainer and a true gentleman will do what it takes to insure your event will be remembered for years to come. Thank you Ernie Fields. My new found friend and all future events guy.

      About

      We specialize in top-notch quality in music entertainment for both live-band occasions and/or DJ occasions as well. We also provide educational services in all branches of music, from learning how to play the piano, drums, bass guitar, lead guitar, African native instruments, and percussion instruments; we also provide vocal services to individuals and/or groups. We have been in business for the past 21 years, and our goal has always been to provide the best essential customer service! We hope to hear from you soon!

      • 8 years in business
      About

      Professional vocalist & musicians that perform all genres. We're self contained with sound system, lights and truck. We just really enjoy Music!! We love playing pop, reggae, R&B, Rock, blues and Funk. We just completed our CD "Intended to Human Consumption" .

      About

      We provide diverse live band entertainment for lounges, weddings, and social gathering. We do live performances for all genres of music!

      About

      I teach the history as well as all styes of drumming. I love to teach and to watch people learn.

      About

      Kenney Holmes and ShowBiz is the Washington Area's foremost Wedding Act. This Band has performed at the George Bush, Bill Clinton and Obama Presidential Inaugural events. Showbiz varies from 1 to 7 members, and we are pleased to adjust the size of the band to your budget and needs. The instrumentation includes male and female vocals, a horn section and, of course, the Famous ShowBiz Rhythm Section. Kenney is an experienced and skillful Master of Ceremonies that will keep your event moving. He will organize the caterer and the photographer to make sure all will go as intended. On the rehearsal dinner with a band booking, we offer a 50% off or discounted cocktail hour. Kenney is more than happy to meet with the couples in person to help in planning. We also offer a wedding questionnaire to assist brides plan. Please go to our website, there will be endorsements, song files, songlists and more info.

      • 15 years in business
      About

      What makes my organization unique is that we are a MULTI-CULTURAL group of musicians with the ability to cater to a plethura of different genres of music. What I like most about my career is that music is my passion and I've been playing music all of my life and I get great joy watching people enjoy the music that I provide for their enjoyment.

      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".

      About

      We specialize in classic rock and roll music. We play hits from the '80s to the current day. The band has been together for many years, and we are a favorite on the local scene. From live events to late-night dancing, Thinking with Richard can provide the live concert that your fans will love.

      About

      New Creation School of Music teaches and coaches ages 4 to 104. Our emphasis are piano, music theory, and band instruments. Our motto is, "Music! The most fun your brain will ever have".

      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 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.

      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.

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