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Free Rain
5.0
from 11 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 Aqua-Nets
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Tim B.
Verified review

Premier 80's band!

Maurer Music
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Andre V.
Verified review

Awesome band, phenomenal sound..... i will hire them again guaranteed!!

  • 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.

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!

    Rafael Tranquilino Band
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
      Connie R.
      Verified review

      The Rafael Tranquilino Band is one of the most versatile and exciting bands I have ever seen. Rafael's guitar work is inspired and he never ceases to blow me away! He also never plays a song the same way twice. You just never know what he's going to do. He is my favorite guitarist! Leah Tussing's vocals are this very cool combination of jazzy blues that brings a completely new vibe to every song she sings. Love her! They are a dynamic duo with some of the most talented rhythm sections in the PNW. I never miss seeing them when they are in Tacoma.

      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!

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

      Pyramid Scheme was everything we hoped for and more. The interaction with them before, during and after the performance was perfect. Their repotoire is excellent, they adjusted the sound level right to the size of the room and the crowd, normal discussions were still possible without loosing any intensity of the songs played. Even joining the band to play a few numbers together using their instruments was possible. Would definately hire Pyramid Scheme again if we need entertainment in the area.

      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.

      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)

      Bloomfield Music
      4.5
      from 4 reviews
      • 4 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!

      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.

      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.

      Indigo Jazz Band
      4.5
      from 2 reviews
      • 4 years in business
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      Erlene G.
      Verified review

      It was more than I expected!!!! We hired them for a little surprise anniversary dinner for Mama parents. Everyone was on the dance floor and all smiles. I will be hiring this band for all future events!

      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!!

      Dan Leal Music
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      Natalie G.
      Verified review

      We found Dan on Thumbtack & are so glad he responded to our request to hire for live music! This band is fantastic!! Super friendly, easy to work with & their music is so good! We had a really great experience with Dan & the band & highly recommend them for your event. We hired them for a Hooteanny celebrating my nieces wedding & they were wonderful!!

      About

      We provide a full-service band for weddings and events as well as the DJ and sound. We want your party or event to be the best it can be, and we are here to help.

      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. Performance, of course; freedom, rapture, joy, longing... all contained in the empowerment of music 'All the world's indeed a stage and we are merely players... Performers and portrayer's... Each another's audience outside the gilded cage...'

      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.

      • 34 years in business
      About

      The Craig Lawrence Band is the Northwest's premier party band and has been creating the elements of great dancing and good times for private functions since 1984. We pride ourselves in providing the perfect music selections for your function, whether it is a wedding ceremony/wedding reception, private party, or corporate event. We are able to play everything from soft background dinner music to high-energy rock, including the most current hits. Our band was just selected as the best wedding band of 2013 at Mywedding, and we were in the winning category for Evening Magazine's best wedding/party bands for Western Washington. We are known for pleasing the crowd and packing the dance floor from the very start of the evening until the final dance. We appeal to all ages because of our ability to perform such a large variety of music, which includes the following: current hits, classic rock, oldies rock, big band, swing, Motown, disco, funk, country, jazz, Latin and ethnic music.

      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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