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Double J Entertainment
5.0
from 118 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 162 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Barbara T.
Verified review

Jon arrived early to set up and test the equipment to ensure all worked properly during my party. He requested information prior to the event regarding my music tastes. I provided the information and based on my suggestions and combined with some of his playlists, he was able to get a good mix of music that had us dancing. I appreciated his checking with me periodically to see if the selections were to my liking and if he was meeting or exceeding expectations. I would highly recommend him for any event where you want quality and variety in music! I would hire him again! Barbara T.

EL Melody Vocal Studio
5.0
from 35 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Felipe O.
Verified review

Sam is not only a teacher, he is your friend. I was a simple guitar player that wanted to sound good with my band, another dreamer. And Sam convinced me that we had a chance to get there, somewhere. All the skills that you can possibly imagine, experienced on the road and very respected musician, Sam, with only 5 month of class, gave us such a confidence. There is a lot to learn still, and now all the band will have lessons. We are so excited. Just do it as he says.

David Andrew Smith
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa P.
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I couldn't have been happier to have David play at my wedding! Nothing but good things to say about my experience with him. He was so easy to communicate with leading up to my event and was more than happy to accommodate anything I needed. I can't say how many people have given compliments on how much they loved listening to him perform. He is extremely talented and has an amazing voice. Not to mention very kind and professional. I would hands down recommend him to anyone who is looking to hire a musician. We didn't get a chance to see him because he played our ceremony and cocktail hour, but we plan to go see him perform as soon as we can!!

Steve Kenley
4.7
from 19 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Bevin W.
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We hired Steve for our outdoor company picnic. Although it was a down pour all day he still showed up early and with a smile. We had to have him set up on the covered porch with the caterers so we could use the downstairs bar and some pop up tents for the guests. Even though he couldn't see his audience for most of the night he did such a great job and checked in with me a couple of times to make sure sound quality and volume were working for us. Steve's song list is outstanding! I requested he stick mostly to classic rock for our crowd and they loved it! We had a great experience with Steve and would definitely hire him again and will refer him to friends!

Elite Tarot
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Sara J.
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We had a lovely experience and my guests were thrilled with her knowledge and skill. I would definitely hire her again!

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

The Marquees
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
William S.
Verified review

This group was the greatest band I ever hired. I can't wait to work with them again

PKA Piano Studio
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Nell G.
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I was an adult beginning piano student of Penny's in New Haven for a couple years until I moved, even though her other students were young. At first I was embarrassed because I'd wait a few minutes for my lesson and hear like a 12 year old or so, playing a big Beethoven Sonata or something, and then I'd be in there as an adult playing maybe a few of those level 1 or 2 pieces. But I can't imagine how anyone could stay embarrassed around Penny A.. She's sweet and seems to have a way of helping people feel good about themselves. But she's not the type you'd want to catch you slacking off because she cares so much and is generous so you'd feel very bad about slacking off. She also didn't treat me as a little old lady with limited music abilities. I think she cared as much about me and my progress as she did about that young prodigy I mentioned, for example. I looked forward to my lesson. And the kids before and after my lesson were relaxed and jokey and they seemed to like her as much as I did. But of course I can't speak for them! This thing says I'm supposed to say something went wrong. Probably nothing that wasn't my own fault. Only thing I can think of, maybe she'd always give me and other students a little extra time, so if your lesson is maybe during the second half of her day, you might have to wait 10 minutes, never over 15 minutes, for your lesson. I didn't mind though. Penny A taught very well.. I'm really happy to read music and play so much on my piano that before had been collecting dust. It impresses my family, too!

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.

  • 42 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Hui R.
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Chris is my daughter's flute teacher. She is a professional flute player as well as a nice, patient, supportive, amazing teacher and person. My daughter plays in the middle school band. Chris help boost her confidence in playing the flute and teach her about music. They play many duets which is not only fun but very educational in my daughter's flute development. Chris is very knowledgeable of the audition requirements for music students preparing for more advanced opportunities. My daughter has thoroughly enjoyed lessons and learning with Chris. Chris is also very flexible and friendly. She is challenging, yet fun. Very excited to see how lessons progress! I would definitely recommend her to anybody looking for a flute instructor. Thank you Chris :))

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

    Towana H.
    Verified review

    BPT entertainment is a professional group that take their clients request serious. BPT entertainment provided services for my husband's 40th birthday celebration. We were very pleased with services they provided from the beginning to the end. The DJ was phenomenal. We will definitely be utilizing them again.

    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!

    MC Productions Live
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 6 years in business
    Sharon F.
    Verified review

    Mike played at our outdoor event. Great music and great interaction with our crowd. Mike has high-tech equipment that didn't require much space. He fulfilled all requests and kept everyone moving to the music. I have already recommended him to others and look forward to having him DJ my next big event.

    • 9 years in business
    About

    We offer rocking blues. From smoking Chicago blues to swinging West Coast blues, the seasoned professionals that make up Tough Deal deliver and then some! New CD released September 2011.

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

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    We provide the best DJ and band show that personifies professionalism. Everyone has a great time, and we exceed the customer's expectations every time.

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    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.

    • 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" .

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    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.

    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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