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Kari Smith Music
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Shari S.
Verified review

I hired Kari Smith for a holiday party and she was excellent! My guests loved the mix of holiday, popular and original songs. I will definitely hire her again!

Claudia Carawan Vocal Studio
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Drew D.
Verified review

Claudia Carawan is simply the best. She is very thorough in her approach and explains both theory and application in a very straight forward manner. She combines technical practice with real life application and works toward developing your own voice to its fullest extent. Very professional. I find there is a nice mix between working on scales and vocal techniques combined with singing and working on actual songs (of my choice!!) makes the lesson go by very smoothly and you walk away with more confidence and more ability. The setting is comfortable, the space is very open for creativity and Claudia is an extremely encouraging type of teacher/coach - she is very positive and continually reinforces in a very positive manner - this is most helpful. She is very experienced and this is obvious in her coaching as she can draw on so many past experiences and has a broad depth of musical references to draw from (e.g. jazz, R&B, rock, soul, country, etc.) - she understands how to draw out the best in your voice and gives a very solid foundation that you can grow from and continually develop from for years to come. The best!!!

Maroon Corey Group
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica B.
Verified review

This band is super easy to work with! Everyone loved their music at our party.

Smoke & Wine Band
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Rodger B.
Verified review

I booked them for years, in multiple formats. Hands down the best act for the buck. They quickly gained a following, and always kept our customers from walking across the street. Perfect song selection (new and old) and very mindful of changing crowds and moods. Perfect ear for volume, and timing of when to play upbeat songs and get the crowd going, or when to slow it down. One of three most versatile bands and the only one that I can honestly say well for anywhere. RD Blanton former Entertainment Director at Longstreet's.

  • 42 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Hui R.
Verified review

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 :))

HouseLesson
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Amber M.
Verified review

Jordan provided guitar lessons for my son for 2.5 years. My child did not have any previous experience with a guitar or with music in general prior to his lessons. Under Jordan's guidance, my son has not only learned the basics, but he has learned to love music. My child can now play classical, jazz, and rock; he has even performed some Ozzy Osbourne for a talent show in front of over 150 people at school! My son has gained confidence in himself and his musical ability through his lessons. I am so glad that Jordan was able to work with my child!

Josh Misner
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Joseph U.
    Verified review

    This man is super talented.. From vocals to lead guitar he does it all! Josh Misner is truly the "1 Man Band"!!

    Emma Garell
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 1 year in business
    Andrew R.
    Verified review

    Emma brings a fiery passion to anything she's fired up about, and music is certainly one of those things. Whether writing, teaching, playing, rehearsing, or performing music, Emma rocks it all the way.

    Virtuoso Guitars
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 28 years in business
    Kristie C.
    Verified review

    Camm Layne is very professional in all that he does. No matter if he is playing a solo gig, performing with his local cover band, on the road with the Little Ozzy, the best Tribute band to Ozzy Osborne and Black Sabbath you can find, or sitting in your living room giving you guitar lessons he always gives 110%. If you want a great musical experience you can't go wrong with him. He is very well versed in his instrument and he puts on a great show. He is an excellent player and a well rounded working musician. Check out his work on YouTube, you can find him playing solo, acoustically, with his local cover band, and with Little Ozzy. So go check it out, you won't be disappointed.

    Kenneth G.
    Verified review

    this man know what hey doing. am his brother, but am saying from seeing and hearing my brother know how to play a guitar, he loves music and writes his own music, how I know I was his drummer in his band one time, He knows his music, he knows the guitar from inside and out. I say if u want to learn how writers music and play guitar this the guy u want

    Burning Fire Reggae Band
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 3 years in business
    About

    We are a live reggae band with a twist of African drums with Jamaican dance hall DJ called Jahmecca Music Machine covering the best in originals and cover tunes by Bob Marley and various dance hall artist available for live events, weddings, festivals, and private events. We perform reggae music that captivates the soul!

    Blue Orchid Jazz
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 5 years in business
    Andrea C.
    Verified review

    Band was very professional; on time; played lengthy sets and learned new music just for my event. Highly recommend!

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    Just Us Band is known as one of the region's hottest bands. Each member has toured with top name stars from Prince, Patti Labelle, James Brown, Earth Wind and Fire, Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes and many others! Another Level consists of six world-class musicians: 1 keyboard player, 1 saxophonist, 1 bass guitar player, 1 lead guitar player, 1 drummer and a female lead vocalist. The band also features male/female vocalist and tremendous variety. Each member brings a unique flavor to the group to form a soulful rendition of your favorite Motown, hip-hop, classic rock, and '70s classics as well as some of today’s hits. Another Level's love for music sets the standard which shows through every energetic and enthusiastic performance. Just Us Band's versatile talents bring new flavor to some of Motown's greatest oldies, jazz, hip-hop, rock, pop, funk, and pure soul! For booking information on Another Level or to book or hire this band for your wedding reception, college event, corporate function or concert, request info here.

    About

    Suzie and the G-Tones is a great band that covers a wide variety of music, from classic rock to modern tunes. The band is tight and performs with a soulful, bluesy, and groovy flare. They have sweet vocals, rocking guitar riffs, a funky bass and a driving drum beat - they always please the crowd, playing the tunes that you want to hear!

    About

    The Just Us Band is known as one of the region's hottest bands. Each member has toured with top-name stars from Prince to Patti Labelle, James Brown, Earth, Wind and Fire, Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes and many others! The Just Us Band consists of six world-class musicians: one keyboard player, one saxophonist, one bass guitar player, one lead guitar player, one drummer and a female lead vocalist. The band also features male/female vocalist and tremendous variety. Each member brings a unique flavor to the group to form a soulful rendition of your favorite Motown, hip-hop, classic rock, and '70s' classics as well as some of today's hits. The Just Us Band's love for music sets the standard which shows through every energetic and enthusiastic performance. The Just Us Band's versatile talents bring new flavor to some of Motown's greatest oldies, jazz, hip-hop, rock, pop, funk, and pure soul! For booking information on The Just Us Band, or to book or hire this band for your wedding reception, college event, corporate function or concert, request info here.

    About

    The Jack Winn-Tet, a four-piece band, consists of alto sax-vocals, drums, piano, and bass. The band's repertoire is extensive, including standard selections from the '30s and '40s, Latin, light rock, and other specials. The Jack Winn-Tet will add to your wedding receptions and special parties, and of course, dances. They've performed for numerous private functions to include: • Anniversary celebrations • Corporate parties • Reunions • Wedding receptions During the past 5 years, the band has played for many engagements for early bar and dining hours at local restaurants in the Richmond area. Jack Winn originally formed the Jack-Winn-Tet in the early '60s; he reformed it after his retirement as a major school system's performing arts supervisor. Upon reflecting back to sounds of old standards and jazz that were famous when he was a college music major, he was motivated by many to bring back that sound for today's audiences. After the effort was made, the musicians were found who captured the mood and beat with finesse to make the band’s music satisfying to the dancer and the listener. The Jack Winn-Tet makes the effort to please the listening and dancing crowd, with music that is never too loud for a conversation. This is the website for the band, Jack Winn-Tet and Jack Winn who is based out of Richmond, Virginia. Information will be noted in detail in this area, so make sure to check back constantly.

    • 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.

    • 15 years in business
    About

    Richmond, Virginia based, Super64 is a jazz-based band that brings the experience and energy of veteran musicians to straight ahead standards, rocking blues, and cool takes on rock and pop tunes for all varieties of events. We play in instrumental duo, trio, or quartet configurations or can bring either a classic rock or jazz vocalist into the mix. We’ll work with you to understand and deliver exactly what you need to make your event successful.

    About

    We know how to work a crowd and get everybody to have a good time.

    About

    We also provide an accomplished DJ (lead male vocalist) who can immediately start the music when the band has finished the last set. The DJ equipment is tied into the band's sound system. As a result of this, it eliminates set up time before the event starts, and break down time at the end of the event. Also, the cost for the band's DJ is almost guaranteed lower compared to another DJ that the client will hire outside of the band.

    • 2 years in business
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    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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