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The Michael Benson Band
5.0
from 10 reviews
    Megan M.
    Verified review

    We loved working with the Michael Benson Band! They came highly recommended and surpassed our expectations. Our guests can't stop talking about how much fun the band was. They left to chants of 'one more song' but unfortunately the venue was closing... Thank you, MBB!

    Free Rain
    4.8
    from 10 reviews
    • 25 years in business
    • 5 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

    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    Suzy S.
    Verified review

    Since January 2014, I have been studying guitar with David in a weekly group improvisation ensemble. We play well-known rock and blues tunes. Playing in this group under David's leadership has greatly improved my confidence and ability to play rhythm guitar, and also to improvise melodies using minor and major scales over chord changes. David provides a very supportive atmosphere for playing creatively, and every session is fun and inspiring. I always leave feeling motivated to practice during the week on my own. David is also a master of working patiently with a variety of musical skills and abilities among our group members, and helping the group listen to each other and encourage each other. I highly recommend David as a guitar teacher for both private and group study.

    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.

      Rafael Tranquilino Band
      5.0
      from 5 reviews
        Eric G.
        Verified review

        One of the best Blues bands I have ever seen. I will travel to see them. Great Music and Great Fun! Always a great time!

        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.

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

        Ed Mays Groove Kitchen’s music is full of jazzy delta blues, pop, rock and funk as well, for a sound that is timeless yet modern in it's own way. It’s kind of like stepping back in time, but with the keys to the Porche. This group - is undeniably charming, and undeniably entertaining. Not to mention pretty darn talented. Our guests ranged in all ages, and everyone loved Ed Mays Groove Kitchen. If you want your wedding reception, or whatever event to really "Groove", book this band! -Christy K, Seattle, WA

        Ian Hughes Music
        4.3
        from 4 reviews
        • 2 hires on Thumbtack
        Minami F.
        Verified review

        He is the best guitar teacher! Especially if you are into theory side of the music. I'm a singer with a degree in music, but he still has so much more to teach me. He'll show you the right path to take you to the next level. Also I've seen this guy shred on his acoustic guitar. I'm pretty sure he has more than 2 hands and 10 fingers. By hiring him as a solo guitar player for your event, you will get like a band worth of complete sound.

        Outta Control
        5.0
        from 3 reviews
        • 8 years in business
        • 1 hire 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.

        • 3 years in business
        Tim S.
        Verified review

        We hired Ryan and his band to play for our wedding. He was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. We asked him to play specific songs, and he wrote out music for the whole group and they performed it perfectly! He made our magical evening truly one to remember. Would highly recommend Ryan and his band for weddings, corporate event entertainment, background music, and anything in between.

        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
        Kristina T.
        Verified review

        Love hearing Lindstrom and Company perform! I've gone to so many of their shows and every time is amazing. Beautiful vocals, and great song selections. It's always a fun evening with this band!

        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.

        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.

        • 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!

        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.

        • 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.

        About

        We are a 5-member classic rock band. We specialize in private parties and getting the party started off on the right foot. We are all seasoned musicians and bring the "professional" element to the stage. Anything from Presley to Pink, we are sure to get your motor running with our high energy.

        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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