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The Fun Factory
4.6
from 103 reviews
  • 155 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy H.
Verified review

Jan did a great job, everyone had so much fun at our corporate 80's party and the music really was the center of the fun! Everyone was having so much fun that we asked Jan to stay for an extra hour and he then continued playing for 30 minutes without being paid. Jan was fantastic!

JD Dorland Music
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Dylan D.
Verified review

I've played several gigs for JD Dorland of JD Dorland Music, from restaurants and coffee shops to private parties and corporate events. He is always a pleasure to deal with, highly professional, and a very talented performer. JD possesses not only a high level of musicianship, but an amazing singing voice that makes me forget I'm at work!

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

We hired Chris and his crew for a birthday party. The band was Great! They didn't take a single break, just kept on playing and playing and they kept the dance floor going all night. Vocals were great, and sound was excellent. I would highly recommend The Aqua-Nets.

The Michael Benson Band
5.0
from 10 reviews
    Lauren R.
    Verified review

    Before we ever started wedding planning, I always thought we'd go the DJ route when it came time for our big day. For some reason, I didn't think most bands could do my favorite songs justice. Then, we saw the Michael Benson Band in action. When we finally got to planning our wedding, one of our "must-haves" was a good dance party, so it was never a question that MBB would be part of our day. We even tried to keep it a surprise to our guests, many of whom are familiar with Michael and his performances, but once we let it slip, our friends could barely contain their excitement, knowing that an especially fun wedding was ahead of them. Michael was an absolute professional from day one, humoring my bridal anxieties and accommodating some very special requests, including our first dance -- a Phish song covered by Dave Matthews (the perfect song to appease both bride and groom!). And what a dance party it was! High heels were removed, jackets and ties taken off, Gangnam Styles and lassos appeared, and guests who claim they "never dance" were mysteriously summoned out to the floor. We never wanted it to stop. Thank you, Michael Benson Band, for being such a huge part of what made our day so perfect!

    American Amusement Company
    5.0
    from 8 reviews
    • 7 years in business
    • 7 hires on Thumbtack
    Bradley P.
    Verified review

    Brian came out and made amazing ballon designs for all of the girls at the party. He was amazing with the kids and was able to make everything the kids could imagine.

    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
    Donald A.
    Verified review

    What a great band and true gentlemen. There were professionals with tremendous talent and crowd appeal. Ideal band for any occasion!

    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.

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

      Ed Mays Groove Kitchen Band was the best. Our guests loved the music... and were up dancing to every song. Ed didn't know the song that I asked them to play for our first dance, but they looked it up... and yes... they played it for us... and yes... it was beautiful. I would recommend this band if you want your guests to have a good time. This was a party for our 50th Anniversary .... and Ed helped to make it very special. Thank you Ed and your band. Carolyn O Cle Elum, WA

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

      Kind and friendly band with great sound and set up. It was a surprise for my Dad's birthday and y'all were on board and fantastic to work with and listen to. Great classic rock set list!

      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!

      Minami Music
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
        Mary F.
        Verified review

        We had acoustic trio playing at our private party. They were very professional and we certainly enjoyed their music. Would love to hire them again.

        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!!

        Duo Finelli
        5.0
        from 1 review
        • 13 years in business
        • 1 hire on Thumbtack
        Rosa C.
        Verified review

        The show was amazing!!!!! Everyone kids and adults enjoyed Duo Finelli performances, thank you so much for making Benji's party so wonderful

        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

        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.

        • 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

        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 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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