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  • 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.

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.

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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.

Eric Ross
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Valerie C.
Verified review

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.

N.S.B. Entertainment LLC
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jay L.
Verified review

Jeremy is my go to guy for sound production needs as well as band and dj booking. He is very professional and pays close attention to the small details to ensure a great show. ....plus he always has the best hats... :)

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.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Alyssa K.
Verified review

I can't say enough about this band! Everyone at the party enjoyed the music and the dance floor was always packed. The band was very accommodating to all of our requests and worked very well with the property owners on sound levels and times. Thanks again to all the band members and the sound guy for an awesome night.....catch you on the FLIP SIDE!!!! - Alyssa

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Matt Brooks - Guitarist
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Michelle A.
Verified review

Working with Matt for our wedding ceremony was such an amazing experience. He was so open to my ideas and what I was looking for. He gave us such a great piece of mind that our ceremony would be wonderful. We were so lucky to have hired Matt to play guitar at our wedding. He is so talented, kind, and such a professional individual to work with. He helped create the perfect ceremony setting! We would recommend him to anyone looking for such a great person to work with. Every guest at our wedding thought he was fantastic and were so impressed! We loved working with Matt, I am so glad we hired him to make the best day of our lives even more magical! Thank you!

Your Mom Band
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Denice H.
Verified review

Great band,crowd pleasers!! Always striving to perfect their craft!!

Prestige Entertainment
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Gina M.
Verified review

Prestige Entertainment did an awesome job at our wedding. Everyone at our wedding enjoyed the music selection and everyone was on the dance floor. I still have people telling me how much they loved the music at our wedding. Thanks so much for making our wedding day special and memorable

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About

I life coach children and adults with instrumental music. Trumpet is my main instrument. I teach clinics at schools and universities and have a one-man show to promote positive music to children and adults. My band could range in size depending upon the event.

  • 16 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Forrest F.
Verified review

From start to finish, they were perfect! Best of the best. Always attentive and speedy response time. Open and willing to learn new music without hesitation. Music was exceptional, they're so skilled. They were the perfect musicians for our perfect day. Don't hesitate to hire them, you will not be disappointed.

Honeyshot

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  • New on Thumbtack
About

Honeyshot's a stellar cover band that even the toughest critic of cover bands will love! Rollicking high energy collides with talented instrumentation to give any crowd a great show! Honeyshot's song list of over 70 songs allows them to cater to almost any venue. Whether you're looking for the perfect 80's band for your 80's party or a well rounded song mix (of all genres) for a formal event, Honeyshot's got you covered! Rock, blues, pop, and even a little country (depending on the venue) from the 70's through today! Song list is available by request.

Madison Academy Of Music
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Mindy R.
Verified review

My 2 sons have taken piano lessons from Michael for 6 years. He is a wonderful teacher that is extremely talented and creative. The boys have enjoyed learning to play all types of music because Michael can take any song and help them learn to play it at any level. He has also instructed my older son on his second instrument, the saxophone, at many lessons. He has a wealth of jazz knowledge. He is a kind and gentle soul. We were blessed to find such a fabulous teacher!

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Need a Band to Do Current Music, Pop, Jazz, and Rock for a Wedding Reception

Wheeling, IL

  • Band type
    Other (Pop/Jazz/Rock)
  • Event type
    Wedding
  • Number of guests
    100-150
  • Details
    "I am looking for a band for my wedding reception that can perform current music, as well as some jazz standards, like Sinatra, Fitzgerald. Mainly, I would like coverage for music that the guests can dance to. Depending on availability, there are two parts to the event: 6-7: Cocktail Hour 7-11.30: Dinner and Dancing"
  • $1750
    Average price

Need a Band for a Wedding

Elburn, IL

  • Band type
    Jazz
  • Event type
    Wedding
  • Number of guests
    100-150
  • Details
    we are looking for entertainment for the cocktail and dinner time between 6:30pm thru 8:30pm at the reception hall in Elburn IL
  • $425
    Average price

Need Rock Band Service

Milwaukee, WI

  • Band type
    Pop / Rock
  • Event type
    Party (corporate)
  • Number of guests
    150-200
  • Details
    Need something that will mix with young and old crowd.
  • $1233.33
    Average price
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