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I sought Mr. Novi out after taking a long hiatus from piano. I have had many piano teachers but Mr. Novi is definitely one of the most fun and enthusiastic teachers I've had. I have had many years of classical piano instruction but am completely new to jazz. Mr. Novi will give me suggestions on new pieces to learn, but ultimately leaves choosing what I learn up to me, no matter what style I want to learn (classical, jazz, rock n' roll, etc). Because of this I never see practicing as a chore since I am only playing the pieces that I truly enjoy. Mr. Novi is a fantastic musician himself, it's very inspiring to listen to him play! I would absolutely recommend Mr. Novi for anyone interested in studying piano.
I have always regretted giving up playing guitar when I was a teenager. When my teenage son started playing bass in his schools jazz band I was motivated to see if I could play again. I struggling for months attempting to use the internet and learn on my own before meeting Ken Fought while he was playing at a friends wedding. I was so impressed with his artistry with the guitar that I scheduled lessons for both my son and I. Ken has helped rekindle my passion for music and continues to work with me in improving my skill and confidence in playing my guitar.
Bill is an amazing coach and person. He uses all his life experience as well as his profound vocal skill and experience to enhance the process. His style is much different than mine (he is a world class opera singer, and I'm more of a raspy "rock" guy), but he addresses those differences head-on and we make progress where we can and it's fun and beneficial all at the same time. I've always been a bit skeptical of voice coaching, thinking you either have the "pipes" or you don't, but Bill shares technique and perspective that anyone who uses their voice extensively can be helped by. Cheers to Bill!
When the LIVE band sounds like a recording. That's when you know you chose the right group for the job. Professionalism was beyond measurable and the overall experience was A+
We really enjoyed having Maxwell and his band at our holiday party every year since 2014. They played all the songs we requested and kept their performance at a reasonable volume.
Matthew has been teaching my teenaged son guitar for the past few years. He is extremely knowledge, passionate, kind, professional, dedicated and just overall a fabulous teacher!! He has also been coaching our son's Rock band and he helped them to do great at their first public performance!
Laura and the band played at my 30th/my dad's 60th birthday party. They were very easy to contact and work with. Everyone at the party loved listening to them play!
Kathryn was exactly what I envisioned when I set out to find a jazz singer for my father in law's birthday party. Her voice is seriously gorgeous and she was very easy to work with. She was flexible with me throughout our time planning the gig and was able to accommodate all of my requests. While her song list is quite vast, there were a few special tunes she specifically learned for this event and they sounded fabulous. She found the perfect accompaniment in a very talented guitar player as well. Throughout the time Kathryn performed and for hours afterwards I received compliments from other guests for finding such a talented duo. The men and women alike were very impressed with the quality of music, song selections, appearance, and demeanor of both musicians. Everyone thought the music really added something special to the party. Most importantly, my father in law was absolutely amazed with what wound up being the perfect gift for him. He was very impressed and I was so happy to see his face when Kathryn sang one of the songs she especially learned for us. He'll never forget it. I'd hire Kathryn again in a heartbeat.
Guy has provided excellent recording services for our band, Branches Band. We have recorded ten albums with Guy so far and look forward to more in the future!
Nick and his mate, Sam showed up on time....ready to work and continued to play three sets during a three hour period. This is my first time hiring a band for my personal party and I could not have worked with a better pair. I will definitely use him again. Well worth the money. Nice guys and open to my inexperienced suggestions. Lol! And I haven't even mention the quality of their music (jazz) was outstanding. They were the hit and highlight of the party.
The EcoLimes are great musicians. They have a fun sound with lots of interesting mash-ups of popular songs. They were easy to book, showed up on time and took care of their own set-up and tear-down. They took longer breaks than agreed upon.
This was the best decision we could have made regarding our reception! They were amazing, better than we even hoped. We highly recommend hiring this band for any event where you want to have great music and tons of fun! All our guests were so impressed... one kept saying they would listen and forget it was band for a moment the songs sounded so perfect. Everyone will always remember the band at our reception!!
My husband & I had the band Jerry & Nora with the Revue play at our 80th Birthday party.The members of the band radiated good times. They played a variety of tunes, very good. It was just fun, fun & more fun. They are one of the best bands around. We go to see them every chance we get.
Artist collective is a very professional business that has the musician in their best interest. I personally have worked with them and it was so nice to have them take care of the "business" end, so I could concentrate on the creative end with my band. AC set us up with a photo/video shoot and it was a success! Highly recommended by us!!
My son learned to play guitar there at the age of 5. He is now 12 and has continued his lessons and has formed a Rock Band where they all practice and perform through the music school. They have all learned a tremendous amount and it continues to be a wonderful experience for them.
I was a beginner guitarist when I met Pete. Six months later I was already playing through some of my favorite pop and classic rock songs. Pete's also taught me how to write my own songs, and we've also recorded on occasion. I'd have to say that songwriting is my favorite part about playing guitar, and I'm glad that I've got a few originals "under my belt" now.
We had a birthday party for my husband's 55th and Rock Boxx could not have been more perfect! Their energy level accommodated the pace at which we love to celebrate! Family and friends have nothing but excellent comments about the social band members and their music! Can't thank them enough!
Sorry For Partying played at my wedding this past May and they were outstanding. The band members are true professionals and their performance couldn't have been better. I wouldn't hesitate to hire them again. They truly make any occasion way more fun.
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The Big Eagle Band was established in Chicago, IL, in January 2008. Covering a range of jukebox favorites from the 1970s to present day, The Big Eagle Band sets its sights on recreating what is in your establishments jukebox, live on stage. The Big Eagle Band features John Beniacs on bass and vocals, Matt Stone on guitar and vocals, Mark Sibincic on drums and Phil Valenti on guitar. All members are in their early 30's, jamming the music everyone loves. John, Matt, Mark and Phil have a long sordid history of playing in original bands dating back to the mid-90s (most recently Mark and John in Government Warning and Matt and Phil in Killie McGee and Point 08). While styles and genres fade in and out, hits remain, and this idea brought the four members of The Big Eagle Band together. With everyones prior experience, it was a matter of weeks before the band was armed and ready to bring its show to the masses. The Big Eagle Bands performance is guaranteed to electrify and stimulate any crowd with their diverse catalog of jukebox favorites and humorous banter the perfect ingredients that make any show not just fun, but a blast! The Big Eagle Band is professional and is available for booking not only for bar gigs, but also for corporate events, festivals and public or private parties. Offering well over 6 hours of music, The Big Eagle Band can provide entertainment all night long.
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Chicago's Skip Towne & The Greyhounds personify hard-driving, heartfelt classic blues, jazz, swing, ballads, and downright good time rockin' blues that you can't refuse! The band has been regularly performing acoustically as a 3-piece up to an electric 10-piece band around the Midwest and frequently in Chicago area clubs, such as The Park West, Buddy Guy Legends, Famous Dave's, Beale Street Blues Cafe, Frankie's Blue Room, Penny Road Pub, The Brat Stop, Porter's Oyster Bar, Cubby Bear North, Flatlanders, Port of Blarney, Blarney's Island, Pete Miller's, and The Firkin. The band also plays for any type of concert, festival, wedding, private, and corporate event.