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  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa H.
Verified review

Jeremy and Olivia where a huge part of our wedding in October 2017. Jeremy was available to help out where ever we needed him to be and was very professional. Olivia performed live music for our first dance, father/daughter, and mother/son dances. I was able to pick out the songs I wished to have played. Olivia made each song her own and it made the moments so much more memorable. Jeremy and Olivia both went above and beyond making sure our big day went as planned. We are very happy with their quality of work and professionalism.

  • 20 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica M.
Verified review

I first contacted Reed in hopes of finding a guitarist that might be interested in accompanying me while I sang. I’m an adult who was never exposed to vocal or instrumental lessons growing up. Needless-to-say I was beyond green. I was focusing on singing, and it never crossed my mind to even try guitar. Reed’s love of music is contagious though and with his encouragement, we started formal guitar lessons. I warned him I didn’t want to dive into theory, read music, etc. I just wanted to be able to play current songs I could sing to. He tailored his lessons to my goals, but over time I realized he was not only teaching me those songs, he was teaching me the foundation of guitar and building up a chord & (I hate to admit it)- theory- library honestly without me even noticing. He is able to simplify the complex world of music and make it fun. If you’ve seen him play, you know he is an extremely versed guitarist, and despite his elite skill set he was more than patient, understanding and encouraging for a beginner like me. I have also seen him work with advanced guitarist, and he is beyond able to vary the curriculum to suit their needs. I highly recommend taking lessons with Reed no matter what level you’re at. I would have never imagined in less than a year of doing so, I would be hosting my own YouTube channel and writing original music. I have Reed to thank for that. I unfortunately don’t live in the same state as Reed anymore, but I still continue to do skype lessons with him as I want to continue to grow and improve, and well, he's the best! -Jessica Marie

  • 27 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Michele P.
Verified review

I am an adult vocalist new to the auditioning experience. Helga not only supported me as an accompanist and coached my technique she was also encouraging and thought provoking. She took the time to explain situations that may occur during an audition. She is caring and passionate about her service. I would gladly work with Helga again and highly recommend her.

Dan Holmes
5.0
from 1 review
  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

I would hire him again. Great guy!

Take Lessons
5.0
from 1 review
  • 7 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Tania G.
Verified review

My first lesson with Albert led me to believe that playing the piano is something I would like to pursue. He made it fun and taught me the key names in the matter of minutes. Thank you for showing me that playing the piano is just as enjoyable as listening to it.

  • 8 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Tammy S.
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Dear Mike and Dave, Thank you both so much for a wonderful evening of entertainment. As the event planner for our company it is always hard to know what type of entertainment will work with our large and diverse group…needless to say you guys knocked it out of the park. First with the Jazz music during our social and dinner, then with the dueling pianos after dinner. I love how you worked the crowd and got everyone involved…the best was the little “cow bell” competition you started between both of our presidents! It is always a good time when you can see top executives of a company let loose and have fun. :) Everyone had such a blast, I will definitely keep you guys at the top of my list for next time.

Music Instructor
4.4
from 7 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley B.
Verified review

Lyle did a great job playing acoustic guitar for our wedding ceremony. He was reasonably priced, punctual, and easy to contact throughout our planning process, and he really "got" the sound we wanted.

United Artist Entertainment
4.0
from 2 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Lori P.
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I attended a Christmas party at my father's assissted living facility tonight. I was simply shocked at the caliber of singer American House was able to hire. Mr. Robbins was outstanding. Not only was he able to perform under stressful circumstances (a loud dinner setting with many elderly in walkers moving about directly in front of him) but he performed as if he were singing for a Grammy award! I would love to see another performance by this talented man; he was simply wonderful!

Eric Ross
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Valerie C.
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Eric is a talented musician and great to work with. Not only is he a top notch player but he is always on time and always well prepared.

About

Artist Bio Funny name. Great band! Most groups start with rock and pop and play blues when they run out of material. They start with blues because it's the basis for all-American pop music since early in the last century, then they take great material and do it the way they think it fits for the band. For 22 years, Chainsaw Curtis and the Creepers have been playing a distinctive brand of roadhouse blues, rock 'n' roll, and R&B music all over Wisconsin, northern Illinois, and eastern Iowa. More about Chainsaw Curtis and the Creepers Curt Rodeheaver started playing music on the piano at age nine and picked up the guitar at thirteen. Gigs for high school dances led to his first nightclub work in 1970. He continued to play in bands and in 1981 in Ithaca, New York with band mate Glenn Davis and started a weekly Blue Monday jam session at a night club called the Nines, which is still going today. According to Living Blues magazine, it's one of the longest continuously running jams in the country. In 1989, Curt moved to Southern Wisconsin from upstate New York to open the Silver Moon Blues Oasis in Darien. He got the name Chainsaw from a line in the Huey Lewis song "Cool Is the Rule (But Sometimes Bad is Bad)." The Creepers started as the house band at the Moon backing artists from Chicago. Curtis would occasionally take the band out of the club and do gigs in other area venues. When Curt left the Moon in 1993, he continued to book the band in clubs, at festivals, and parties. There have been many Creepers over the years (more than 35!). The first Creepers album, Too Much Like Work, was released in 1996 and included eight original pieces and three covers. Dave Luhrssen of the Milwaukee Shepherd Express called it one of the best locally produced blues albums. Curt's song "Nine Months of Winter" got to 102 on the Garageband.com over all charts in a field of more than 20,000 songs. The 2000 release Pantloads of Fun included eight original songs by Curt. John Noyd of Maximum Ink magazine called Pantloads a "smokey barbecue reminiscent of ZZ Top and Los Lobos." Chainsaw Curtis is currently working on material for his third album - (Tragedy's Easy) Comedy's Hard. The Creepers have more than a hundred years of experience on stage. There is video of the band on our Reverbnation page. It's blues! It's electric folk! It's American music! Crank it up.

Musical Owl
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Robin L.
Verified review

Allison Cannon is not only a decided musician, but she is also passionate about teaching others. I've known Allison for eight years now and have heard her skill level advance with each passing year. She is hands down one of the most talented musicians I know for her age, and quite frankly most anywhere. She has done a multitude of performances and comes highly recommended by a well renown director, Patrick Henning. If you have the opportunity to work with this shinning-young, talented musician take everything you can in! She will teach you the skill you wish to have from the skill that still surpasses most well known artists.

  • 29 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

The Harlan Jefferson Band performs for you with a performance that will last a lifetime! We are a high-energy, 6-8 piece performance band, specializing in a wide range of music styles from Motown, jazz, oldie goldies, country, rock, R&B, to Caribbean, island, beach and reggae, and lots of dance music. Whether you want all dance music, jazz, or a mix of both, The Harlan Jefferson Band has it covered. Harlan will ignite a performance that will have your guests on their feet! Harlan currently performs at casinos, festivals, corporate events, weddings, private parties and various venues. He has opened up for "Earth, Wind and Fire", "The Platters", "Kool and the Gang", and "Ced The Entertainer", just to name a few. Whether you want traditional music, Caribbean music, or a mixture of everything, as a leading entertainer, Harlan will give your guests the performance of a lifetime! Our goal is to provide fun and professional musical entertainment of all genres to all audiences. With Harlan's wide variety of music, high energy, and quality sound, everyone will be sure to have a great time.

  • 14 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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  • New on Thumbtack
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I am a catalytic motivational speaker who empowers and inspires listeners by lifting their spirit and touching the true heart of motivation that will in turn awaken positive change. My goal is to see true champions in their unique industries and fields arise to the fullness of their potential.

U Discover U
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ken W.
Verified review

Exceptionally talented guitar player. Has a unique style that captivates through audience. Light hearted and humorous at times to deep and convicting when he needs to be. Understands how to use tonal and volume dynamics to help tell a story with his music. A must see musician filled to the brim with humble talent.

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Need a Band Entertainment on June 28, 2013

Dixon, IL

  • Band type
    Pop / Rock, Tribute, Jazz, Variety, Country
  • Event type
    General event
  • Number of guests
    150-200
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