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Virginia Beach Party Bands

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Top Pro
  • 7 years in business
  • 118 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michael M.
Verified review

We had a 30 or so party of adults that came to have fun, and these guys nailed it, great music they turned it up when we asked, justin played a variety of stuff and he was so helpful in assisting our vegas acts with their music and cue and even contributed vocally some great ad libbing We definitely recommend

Hampton Roads Violin
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 37 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah A.
Verified review

Liz gave both my daughter and I violin lessons for nearly a year. In that entire time, she was professional and patient. I can not say enough how wonderful of a teacher she is. She also played for a private party for us and wowed our guests. Once you meet her, you'll know what a gem of a musician she is.

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Steve Jolemore
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sandra P.
Verified review

I used to travel four hours each way to take lessons from Steve. He has a phenomenal breadth of experience with many types of guitar technique. His encyclopedic music theory knowledge is impressive, as is his ability to convey that to the student. Steve has an intuitive gift for determining the student's needs, and tailors his teaching to those needs. Whether you aspire to be a rock star or a classical player, or even that guy at the party who can strum a few chords, whether you're 8 or 80, Steve is the guy for you. He is truly a special instructor and I cannot recommend him highly enough.

Galactic Events, Inc.
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Miguel O.
Verified review

We had Galactic Events just recently DJ our company holiday party at the Wyndham Hotel in Virginia Beach and the service was great. Set up and breakdown was quick and most requests were played with time permitting. We will definitely requests their services for our next holiday party.

Good Shot Judy
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Ann B.
Verified review

What a terrific group! Excellent musicians, a real performance. Brett's suggestions worked very well for how to keep the audience engaged. We felt we were at a wonderful big band show from years ago - highly recommend!

DJ Prodigy
5.0
from 8 reviews
    Bernard W.
    Verified review

    All ages , race , parties and vibes will be touch when Dj Prodigy get on the set .

    Skip Hancock/Skylark Band
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 28 years in business
    • 7 hires on Thumbtack
    Ashley S.
    Verified review

    Skip and the Band were amazing to work with. We had a upscale Corporate Christmas Event and they aimed to please. They arrived, set up promptly and were dressed to impress, and impress they did. We will be booking the Skylark Band for future events and commend their level of skill and professionalism.

    Harrison Bounds
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Eryn F.
    Verified review

    Harrison was our band at our wedding and he did an awesome job!! If you've ever heard Harrison play you know that he is a talented and versatile musician. He brought the funk to our wedding and kept the dance floor full! Highly recommend him!!

    First Chair Fiddlers
    4.7
    from 6 reviews
    • 16 years in business
    • 15 hires on Thumbtack
    Bobbie M.
    Verified review

    Rachel has shown infinite patience with my 10 year old granddaughter who wants to explore her musical talents in guitar. Rachel encourages and waits for Melina to find her way with a note or fingering or her answers. She is very proficient, definitely a step up from the guitar playing band member Melina was taking from before. Rachel looks for excellence and is patient while Melina gets there and makes it fun along the way. Most importantly my granddaughter loves Rachel and going to her guitar lessons.

    Andre Batlener
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Travis F.
    Verified review

    Andre was an excellent choice for our anniversary party. He was on time, he was prepared and he was very professional. Andre is "must have" at your event. It will definitely take your event to the next level. I will use him again and I would highly recommend him to DJ your next event.

    Joshua David
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    Deborah G.
    Verified review

    I highly recommend booking Current Personae for your next event. They were professional every step of the way, from initial contact to final payment. And to top it off, they sound amazing! Many guests gave them praise after the party. Deborah Gonsalves Administrative Business Partner, Google

    Machine Bookings
    4.5
    from 2 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Barbara M.
    Verified review

    I have attended private parties and both public and prestigious invitation only events catered by Mermaid Catering. The staff is always prompt, courteous and accommodating. The food is always delicious with wonderful presentation.

    • 12 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    LAQUESHA B.
    Verified review

    She was very helpful with planning our wedding and surprise birthday parties. She was able to find all the materials that I needed and at a low costs. Her company is very professional and the quality is great!

    About

    I create memories that will last a lifetime. I mix great songs. My main focus is to help people have a great time.

    About

    The Phun Doctors, a premier classic rock band from Virginia Beach, VA, has performed to hundreds of clubs, parties, events, festivals and weddings since 1993. The band offers full live music, DJs, sound and lighting for any indoor or outdoor stage setting. Please check out The Phun Doctors' website for more information and our extensive music repertoire. Wave Weaver Studios provides sound and lighting for any event or band. Our extensive inventory of Bose, JBL, Mackie and Fender speakers, along with the power amplification of Bose, Crown, Fender and Yamaha can boost your music to new levels. We have full digital and analog mixing capabilities and provide a full range of backline guitar, keyboard and drum amplification and vocal monitoring.

    • 19 years in business
    About

    Chrome is a Virginia Beach, Virginia based heavy metal band with an extensive catalog of 8-string metal. Chrome has been rocking since 2000 and continues to release hard-hitting metal albums! Visit their website to check out their music and find out more information.

    About

    We're a bluegrass band (Hard Knox) that plays some traditional, but mostly progressive bluegrass and classic rock (60s 70s, 80s, and more) in a bluegrass-style. Our band is comprised of guitar, mandolin, stand-up bass, dobro, and banjo.

    • 3 years in business
    About

    Professional Live Entertainment with over 30 years experience. Hire us to make your next event a success with a variety of music and a Rockin’ Good time!

    About

    Do you want to play with some exotic animals. This is the chance for you to meet and learn about some different kinds of animals. My Pets For Parties has reptiles, birds, creepy crawlies, cute and furry. Have an event or party that they will talk about for weeks! We do teens, children, and adult parties and events, model and photo shoots and commercials. We also do fundraisers. We draw crowds. Invite us to your next fundraising event. All of My Pets For Parties animals are treated respectfully and also like visiting. Look at our guest book comments. We have added a potbelly pig trick performance and party games. We are USDA licensed.

    • 7 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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    Most bands has women singing with them we don't

    About

    We always aim to please. If the customers are not happy then we're not happy.

    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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