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Top Pro
  • 5 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Daniel B.
Verified review

I can't recommend Stevie highly enough. He played a big party we threw without about 200 guests, catered, with bartenders, etc and absolutely nailed it. The crowd was mid 30's through late 40's. He really nailed every genre he performed. His mastery of a spectrum of genres was perfect for the age range of our guests. We asked him to play some classic rock, a lot of 90's and to mix in some pop songs and party classics. He nailed all of them to the point where I have a list of party guests hitting me up for his contact info. One couple even said they want him to play their wedding.

Brooksley Bishop Violinist
5.0
from 41 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Lynn A.
Verified review

Brooksley was a pleasure to work with from the first email, to interacting with the guests, and until she left the party. Thank you for making the special day for my Grandmother a success!

Top Pro
Xen Live
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Susan M.
Verified review

We hired Xen Live for my mother in law's 80th birthday party. We had about 50 people and wanted to have live music to shake things up. Our DJ arrived on time (an hour before the party) to set up and do sound checks. We wanted oldies style of music given the audience and what he played was perfect. It was exactly what we wanted. I would highly recommend Xen Live for your special occasion.

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Don Bruce
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alex W.
Verified review

Don knows his stuff, he's easy to get along with and overall a really nice guy. He has an impressive repertoire of musical skills and a lifetime of experience in music to draw from. As far as instruments he can play a little bit of everything, he can basically teach you any instrument you'd find in a regular rock band, folk, country, pop, blues etc. He's probably most proficient on the guitar and piano but he also knows quite a lot about vocals. If you struggle with theory he does a great job demystifying some of the fundamentals of music theory that are useful to beginners. Whether you're an absolute beginner or long time musician Don will be able to help you out. Highly recommend.

Top Pro
  • 14 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ashley M.
Verified review

The Brian Farley band was great to work with. They were professional, on time, reasonably priced and played great music. They were a crowd favorite for our festival! Thank you!!

  • 14 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Candice K.
Verified review

He doesn't just make himself look good because he's an awesome performer but he goes out of his way to ensure whoever hired him gets high praise as well. He represents himself and third-party companies so well. Very personable and time-oriented. Definitely, recommend.

  • 38 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Don D.
Verified review

Very professional and friendly DJ. Communication was great!!! Everyone at the party loved the music! When we get married my fiancé said we should hire them again.

David Andrew Smith
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Kimberly H.
Verified review

David played at a gathering of about 40 kids and 40 adults for a joint birthday party for our young daughters on a Saturday afternoon. He did a fantastic job! Kids and parents alike commented about how much they enjoyed his music. He was super easy and professional to work with, and we enjoyed having him at the party.

  • 11 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Laurie G.
Verified review

Hannah and her violin were a great addition to our holiday party. Thanks!

Jack Philipoom
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Eileen C.
Verified review

Jack Philipoom came to my attention at my nieces wedding reception in Williamsburg , Virginia where he was performing jazz guitar with an ensemble. It was there that I booked him for a garden party at my McLean , Virginia home. The flow and style of this extremely talented musician added an elegant ambiance to our evening. His personality is delightful, and our guests found him to be simply charming. I will definitely rehire him, and have highly recommended him to our friends.

The Fiddle Diva
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Mary T.
Verified review

Celeste performed at my dad's surprise birthday party a few years ago, and although my father was the guest of honor, she was the hit of the party. Guests, ranging 20 to 80 years old, still send me messages and approach me at church years later to tell me how much they enjoyed singing and dancing with Celeste and her fiddle. I can't wait to throw another party just so I can have an excuse to hire Celeste again.

J Walk Music
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Benedicte T.
Verified review

Very professional. Great solo musician entertainment for our party. Exactly what we were looking for.

The Satyr Hill Band
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Dee R.
Verified review

Baltimore's Best Bluegrass band!! Fun, affordable great for any event.

Trackside
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Paul G.
Verified review

From the first gig that I worked with Jay and Trackside, they treated me as part of the group as we worked together to create video and photos worthy of a first class regional band. He and the group have always had my requirements as a priority and keep me informed about the things necessary for me to function in My role with the band. Love working with these guys. One of the best local rock bands ever!!

The New Dominion Band
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Michael S.
Verified review

Great local band, with a larg repertoire of songs that most people know and enjoy.

Goldenboyz Productions
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Howard P.
Verified review

My wife hired Goldenboyz production to DJ my birthday party, and were great! My wife knows I'm very particular when it comes to my music tastes. Goldenboyz nailed it! They kept the party going, brought lighting, played a great mix of music and were very professional. I would highly recommend them. Great job guys!

Jubilant Entertainment
5.0
from 1 review
  • 17 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Don F.
Verified review

This company is always very professional, on time, and reasonably priced. So as long as this stays so will I !! Wish I had 5 more stars to give.

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.

Thinking with Richard

New To Thumbtack

    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.

    Retro-Rockets

    New To Thumbtack

      About

      The Retro-Rockets, an oldies/variety dance band, is all about making and bringing back memories. Specializing in the music of the '40s, '50s, and '60s, the Retro-Rockets can also blast off to the '70s, '80s, and beyond to bring the kind of music to your event that everyone can dance to and sing along with. The Retro-Rockets perform its unique blend of driving rock and roll songs, smooth ballads, R&B music, classic instrumentals, and even country, big band, standards, and blues numbers in venues, large and small, throughout the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. area. Discover the Retro-Rockets: the perfect band for any event, where people want to dance, sing, and simply enjoy themselves. They will have the audience on their feet, dancing the night away. The Retro-Rockets is available for concerts, sock hops, swing dances, fairs, festivals, dances, service organization, senior centers/programs, and church programs. Let the Retro-Rockets create some special memories at your event by gearing the playlist to the ages and interests of your audience.

      Classic Clown, LLC

      New To Thumbtack

      • 27 years in business
      About

      Each artist creates a unique work. Our company focuses on exceeding expectations of our clients and making amazing memories!

      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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