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The Flashbacks
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 12 years in business
Sally N.
Verified review

I had a great experience working with Angela. She was extremely professional and responded immediately to my initial inquiries. One of the band members came out to do a site visit within a few days. The band responded quickly to less than ideal weather on the day of our event. Their music was fun & upbeat. I would definitely book them again. *****

New Legacy Jazz Band
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Janelle T.
Verified review

We weren't sure what to expect booking a band without having met them, but New Legacy Jazz Band was definitely worth it! They made our wedding so much more fun, with none of the typical wedding band cheesiness many come to expect. We were very impressed with the samples posted on their website, and even more so with the easy communication with our contact Alan. We could tell they had done this many times in the past - every time we sent a question (such as whether they could play music from a CD, or would be able to make announcements), he responded promptly and assured us that all of our needs were covered. The band was able to do everything we hoped for and more! We had 165 guests, and packed the dance floor even at 1 in the afternoon. We had been so worried about people not dancing that early, but the music was so good it was hard not to! In addition, Alan was friendly and personable at the mic making announcements and cuing the events of the afternoon, giving us exactly what we wanted despite the vague descriptions we had sent. We heard a LOT of compliments about the music from our guests, and are so glad we booked New Legacy for our wedding. We would recommend them in a heartbeat - the music was great, the energy was high, and they were so very easy to work with.

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tom O.
Verified review

Hired Rock X on two occasions for a large family BBQ. They entertained the group well, sounded great and came with all the equipment needed. The entire experience was great.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rob B.
Verified review

The band really appreciated the professionalism and over-all experience from Bruce, Kathy and their team. We have dealt with many sound companies, and feel they are a top notch operation and would absolutely work with them again!

Byrd & Beyond Band
5.0
from 1 review
    Rebecca K.
    Verified review

    We go to hear Byrd & Beyond Band every chance we get. They are great guys who put on a great show! We have immensely enjoyed the music and performance each time we went to see them play. I recommend this band to anyone who is in need of entertainment and would like a super-fantastic show for themselves and their guests.

    About

    We're the area's newest all-live band, comprised of the area's top musicians with thousands of professional gigs under our collective belts. We play all styles/genres, and can get groups of all ages moving. We're finding that our music is particularly well-suited to class reunions and for wedding receptions. We love making each event the best possible event for our customers. Since 2018 is our debut year, we're pricing our services at a level that folks frequently pay for a DJ. Few would dispute that nothing beats the spontaneity and excitement of a live band. Let's talk!

    About

    We are professionals that play a variety of jazz music (including swing, Latin, funk and reggae), and have hundreds of songs in our repertoire that we are ready to play for your function. No event is too small for us to play! Some previous gigs include the Apple Blossom Festival, First Friday's in downtown Winchester, VA, Extra Virgin, and other weddings, private parties, restaurants, bars, and special events in Northern VA. You can contact us for our rates (start at $150 an hour), availability and more information.

    About

    We are a high-energy blues band whose motto is "we're having a party, and you are all invited." We are made up of 5 musicians who have played both locally and internationally. Featuring Bobby Lewis on guitar and vocals, Joe Simpson on harmonica and vocals, Slim Fellow on keyboards and vocals, John Harden on bass and vocals, and Donnie Tinsman on drums and vocals.

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    We interact with the audience going well beyond "just playing songs".

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    We are a four-piece band. We play covers of oldies, country, rock and roll, classic rock, Southern rock, etc. I am an ordained minister, and I can officiate weddings.

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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.

    • 4 years in business
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    Provide musical entertainment for corporate events, weddings, birthday parties, school events, whatever the request ... we can make it happen ...

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    Fifth Street Jazz is a septet based out of Northern Virginia that plays a variety of music, ranging from early-era swing to funk and contemporary pieces. Our musicians have been playing for years individually and as a group and have large scopes of experience. Fifth Street Jazz, as a combo, has played at community and scholastic events, local fund-raisers and restaurants, and numerous private functions. In addition to our talent, we can provide a sound system for your event as well, if required. Fifth Street Jazz is just what you are looking for to make your event special and unique. We create the groove and energy necessary for an entertaining and lively atmosphere.

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    Entertainment and Music for your Moment and Enjoyment

    • 10 years in business
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    Swing Machine adds a touch of "sophisticated fun" to your event! While there are many small "big" bands, nothing can compare to the sound of an honest-to-goodness REAL "Big Band"! The band consists of 17 musicians, plus a vocalist! Swing Machine unites current/former members of the USAF Airmen of Note, the Army Blues, the Navy Commodores and other accomplished musicians into one fabulous, exciting big band! From our Grammy-nominated vocalist Juanita Williams to our percussionist Jeff Johnson from the Glenn Miller Orchestra to our lead tenor sax Pete BarenBregge who led the USAF Airmen of Note and in between, there isn't a "slacker" on the band! We have "top-notch" musicians, giving "top-notch" performances, every time! Band members have performed with well-known artists such as Frank Sinatra, Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Tony Bennett, Barbara Streisand, Earth Wind and Fire, Gladys Knight, the Temptations, Carlos Santana, Johnny Mathis, Dizzy Gillespie, Chuck Mangione, Modern English, Ben Vereen, Frankie Avalon, The Platters, Maureen McGovern, 5th Dimension, Blues Traveler, Natalie Cole, Barry Manilow, Al Jeareau, Harry Connick, Jr., the Four Tops, the O-Jays and more! Our music library contains over 2,000 song titles. Each performance is customized to meet our clients needs. During band breaks, we will provide recorded music, so there will be no interruption in you entertainment. The set up area the band will require, is most times LESS than other "horn" bands! The area needed is about 16' deep, by 21' wide. Risers are not necessary, and is dependent upon what each particular client would like. Band Leader, Geoff Peterson, will be happy to emcee your event for you. He has over 25 years of experience as an on-air radio personality at several large Washington, DC radio stations such as WAVA, WPGC and WMZQ. Geoff has emceed for everything from birthday parties and wedding receptions to international events and Fourth of July celebrations on the Washington Monument grounds. Swing Machine performs at private, corporate and public events. Rate will vary upon day of the week, time and length of event and distance to be traveled.

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    We are a four-member inspirational bluegrass band. We perform traditional and inspirational bluegrass. We dress up for every show.

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    We are a Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute band, which is a must-see if you never got to see the original band or if you are just a die-hard Southern rock fan.

    • 15 years in business
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    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.

    • 30 years in business
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    Bad Influence, the premier Washington, DC band, has been playing their style of blues-infused, high-energy music since 1988. Ever-growing crowds turn out for the band's scorching hot and sinfully addicting shows, which are charged with a masterful blend of sensuously rough edges wrapped in soulful smoothness, riveting rock currents and potent shots of swing and American roots music. All this is signed, sealed and delivered in a suggestive, in-your-face style guaranteed to captivate even the most stoic of mind, body and spirit. The award-winning Bad Influence features Bob Mallardi on bass and vocals, Hohner endorsed artist Roger Edsall on harp and vocals, Epiphone endorsed artist Michael "Jr" Tash on guitar and vocals, and Sonor endorsed artist David Thaler on the drums.

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    Eddie's Mom Band performs songs from the days of analog to today's digital classics. We're an acoustic cover band that resuscitates the songs of the past, minus the hiss and pop of a turntable or tape deck, as well as venturing through today's eclectic offerings. You might recognize members of Eddie's Mom Band as former members of other local bands, or maybe you just recognize us as your co-worker or neighbor. That's right! Most mornings we don the costumes of everyday Americans, but every now and then we transform into jukebox heroes. Looking for a change of pace and some inspiration, we've combined our decades of musical experience, reckless abandon, and joie de vivre to create this adventure we call "Eddie's Mom". Please give us a chance to perform at your restaurant, winery, bar, event or festival.

    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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