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The Fun Factory
4.6
from 103 reviews
  • 155 hires on Thumbtack
Inge J.
Verified review

Jan is very professional, he was reading the crowd and knew what they wanted to hear, everybody had a very good time.He also has excellent equipment a wonderful personality ,everybody loved him at my Oktoberfest party. I will highly recommend Jan to anyone who is looking for a DJ, I will hire him back to my next event and looking forward to it.

The Aqua-Nets
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Alka S.
Verified review

I came across the Aqua-Nets at a charity event where they were playing 80's music. I had been debating having a 50th birthday party and having thoroughly enjoyed my evening, I booked the band for my party. The band manager made the planning very easy. The band were professional and really created a great atmosphere for my party. All my guests had a great time and mentioned how they hadn't danced in years. I would highly recommend the Aqua-Nets for your event. The performers will entertain your guests and I have no doubt they will make your event a complete success.

Free Rain
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
David O.
Verified review

I am a bit of an audiophile so I'm picky about music and bands. These guys are excellent musicians. They have an extensive list of songs they cover and each song was played extraordinarily well. Definitely recommend them to a friend; but I don't have to because my friends were here and they loved the band too. Dave Orr Kelso Wa

The Michael Benson Band
5.0
from 10 reviews
    Mike H.
    Verified review

    The Michael Benson Band was the highlight of our wedding reception. Every person we've talked to said how awesome the band was. The band is amazing and can play anything. Michael personally made sure we were enjoying the music.

    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    Meg C.
    Verified review

    I have worked with David as a teacher of a Rock Band class and related Music Theory. He is knowledgeable, thoughtful, enthusiastic, and fun. He wrote his own theory book about improvisation which has been very helpful in making something which could be scary, both accessible and possible. In Rock Band he works with many kinds of instruments quite effectively.

    Harpist Lauren Grace
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 13 years in business
    • 9 hires on Thumbtack
    Cynthia S.
    Verified review

    Lauren was able to accommodate a last minute request to play at my son's rehearsal dinner, when the musician we had hired had a medical emergency. As it turned out, I was SO much happier with Lauren and her harp than I would have been with a Jazz band - she provided the perfect accompaniment to an intimate gathering of close friends and family of the bride and groom. She plays beautifully, and I highly recommend her!

    Pyramid Scheme
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 18 years in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Wendy G.
    Verified review

    Pyramid Scheme is a very talented trio of musicians that are able to deliver quality music from any era. They displayed the ability to execute country, rock, R&B with seamless ease. I highly recommend them for your event.

    Good Co
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 6 years in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Jeff C.
    Verified review

    Good Co played the reception at our annual conference and did a great job setting the mood. Our event was smaller than we had originally expected, but the band played on like it was a packed house. Everyone in attendance really appreciated their performance and I couldn't have asked for a better atmosphere than what Good Co created. Great music, a great presence, and worth every penny!

    Ian Skavdahl Music
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 10 years in business
    Brendan K.
    Verified review

    I use Ian for our monthly music and all of our Wine Club releases as well. He is always professional, easy to work with, and always demanded by our guests to come back. If you are looking for the perfect sound, from a dependable musician, look no further. I highly recommend Ian (and his band if you have the space for it) for any event. He can rock any room, and he can also serenade any audience as well. He also brings an audience with him, and his sound draws in anybody within range. And unlike a lot in his profession; he is dependable and always incredibly easy to work with. Thank you Ian!

    Music Performance
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
      Todd P.
      Verified review

      Band was absolutely amazing and with much better musicians at a lower price than other bands we checked out. They were able to learn and master our first dance songs on a last minute basis, play some unexpected live requests, and even allow our friends to join and sing on a couple tunes. Many people complimented the vocalist and the band in general at the end of the night as well. Highly recommend. I have background in music, and these guys know how to play.

      Max Holmberg
      5.0
      from 5 reviews
      • 12 years in business
      • 11 hires on Thumbtack
      Eve N.
      Verified review

      Max was great to work with and I would love to hire their band again in the future!

      Ed Mays Groove Kitchen
      5.0
      from 4 reviews
      • 7 years in business
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      Lara P.
      Verified review

      They literally made the party and everyone talked about how awesome the band was. Great musicians, great people, flexible and fun. Would recommend them in a heartbeat and will definitely hire them for my next party (whenever that will be)

      Outta Control
      5.0
      from 4 reviews
      • 8 years in business
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      Joe P.
      Verified review

      Awesome band. Very nice people. I would hire this band again in a heartbeat. I will have live music again next year for sure.

      The Highsteppers
      5.0
      from 3 reviews
      • 4 years in business
      Jeremy G.
      Verified review

      They did the best classics, and new stuff too, it was so fun! So nice to have a real live band and not a DJ. We were getting compliments on the band all night. Such a great time! Thanks Highsteppers, you rock.

      Bloomfield Music
      4.3
      from 3 reviews
      • 3 hires on Thumbtack
      Olivia P.
      Verified review

      We are very happy with Bloomfield Music's service! The 3 piece band we requested included piano, flute, and cello. They sounded wonderful, were very professional, accommodating, and well prepared. They played a mix of classical and contemporary/pop pieces for my husband's 50th birthday party. Highly recommended!

      Lindstrom and Company
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 3 years in business
      Rick J.
      Verified review

      Lindstrom and Company are truly great performers and musicians. They can be the highlighted talent, or perform as house music. They are capable of mastering a wide selection of music that easily makes them art for any occasion. You will never be dissapointed in hearing them perform.

      BLEEDING TREE
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 3 years in business
      Jennifer B.
      Verified review

      I hired Detour Band for a private party in Everett! They had a lot of energy and I loved how the songs were mixed together. They did a great job at playing music in between their sets and had awesome lighting! I was very satisfied and would definitely hire them again and would recommend them to everyone!! I loved how the singer got out and danced with the crowd in between her sets.. So much energy!! I love Detour!!

      About

      I guess that would depend on which service we're referring to here; as far as karaoke goes I feel that it's because I add to the performance of the singer by playing assorted instruments, backing vocals, and an above average mix. These things combine to create a much more authentic feel for a singer. As far as instruction, I use a much more informal and flexible style that I feel is less rigid for a new student and allows for more creativity and enhanced advancement.

      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      About

      I do live band music and single singing act with acoustic/electric guitar. I do country rock music mixed with classic rock. I am a lead singer/bass player of the Classic Roads country rock band. I am a lead singer/guitarist of the Hometown Hootenanny show (Grand Ole Opry-type show). If you need a band, or wedding songs accompanied on acoustic guitar, just a single vocalist on acoustic guitar, or some background music with a positive crowd engaging energy, just tell me what you want, what you really really want!

      • 32 years in business
      About

      Years of experience has brought a quality learned through trial and tribulation

      About

      Visualize your event with our vintage, classy and sophisticated music drawn from the 1920s and 1930s. We bring alive the Gypsy Jazz of France and the American Swing standards of prohibition era Harlem, and we also have Latin sambas and bossa novas, all to swing dance and sway to. Our music will make your event special. We have performed for weddings, corporate functions, anniversary receptions, birthday parties, festivals, restaurants, swing dances and more.

      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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