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Milwaukee Wedding Bands

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Everybody Music
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Andrea T.
Verified review

My organization has hired Guy and his colleagues in multiple different musical/band arrangements. Each time it was easy to book, the fee was reasonable, everyone arrived on time and the music was amazing. The talent that was hired was phenomenal and we would be thrilled to have Guy and his colleagues back with us at any time.

EcoLimes
4.6
from 10 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Chris B.
Verified review

This Band rocked our campground for hours.

Mood Swing Bands LLC
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer G.
Verified review

I got such amazing feedback from my guests as well. Here are a few I got multiple times: • This was the most fun I ever had at a wedding!!! • When you said you were having a live band, I was picturing a few guys and guitars. This was so much better! • We are just blown away. Haven’t had this much fun dancing in years! My whole goal for my reception was to make a memorable experience for all of our family and friends to feel like they were really apart of the celebration of our marriage. I wanted a fun party were everyone stayed late and danced all night. Like any bride, I wanted to be able to look back on my big day and feel like it was the most amazing day of my life. And it was. Jerry was absolute amazing to work with and really understood my vision for the wedding and helped my fiancé and I get exactly the reception we dreamed of. I loved the variety of music he could provide us with, depending upon our personal tastes and the atmosphere we wanted. I am so glad we went with Mood Swings, it made our big day a day I will be dreaming of for the rest of my life.

  • 9 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Geraldine S.
Verified review

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.

Steph Drews
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Katie K.
    Verified review

    Steph sang a duet with her husband at my wedding, and I was so impressed by the performance! They were extremely well-rehearsed, and the music was beautiful. It was truly a special moment of the ceremony. I would highly recommend working with Steph—she is very professional and does an amazing job!

    The Sipos & Young Band
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 10 years in business
    Michelle S.
    Verified review

    My family has hired Sipos & Young for a wedding reception and a celebration of life gathering. Rachel and Chris are fantastic musicians and their song catalogue is deep. They also asked on both occasions if there were any particular songs the family wanted to hear. They set the tone perfectly for each event as diverse as they were and really added something special.

    DJ Fuzzy Logic
    4.7
    from 3 reviews
    • 8 years in business
    Martin M.
    Verified review

    Prescott brought the house down at our wedding. We just gave him a general theme and he went for it. He was able to fulfill most requests people had, and best of all, he got everyone out on the dance floor and having a good time. Prescott has a huge library of vinyl tracks, and he will actively work with you to customize your experience, for whatever occasion you need. He was working in tandem with a partner who has anything you need or want in digital format as well. He also had a lot of different kinds of lighting, including extra uplighting that he bought specifically for our wedding, that really sets the mood nicely. Everyone was raving about our awesome DJ and how great of a time they had, so it's safe to say I would recommend Prescott to anyone who wants a true to form and affordable DJ.

    Ethan O'Corrigan
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Joeseph C.
    Verified review

    Ethan was the absolute man in helping me out with a wedding song recording. Runs his studio out of his place and had all the necessary equipment and programming to make it sound right on. Professional and at the same time super fun to work with. He also put in some extra effort to put some additives and extra instrumentals to bolster up the song. Had everything finished for me the next day, too. Awesome dude, awesome work. Recommend him to anyone.

    Steve Grimm Band
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 19 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Theresa D.
    Verified review

    Steve and his band put our company party over the top with great tunes, adding a whole new element of rock and fun to our evening. The band was very engaging, the music was rockin and got people out on the dance floor. I would highly recommend the Steve Grimm Band for any event - very professional and a lot of fun!

    The Doofi
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 3 years in business
    Gus G.
    Verified review

    The band was awesome. Played a mix of Motown and rock n roll for my wedding. To my surprise the dance floor was full all night. I would hire them again in a flash.

    The Lloyd Stephens Band
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Natalie M.
    Verified review

    Lloyd Stephens and his band are an absolutely amazing group of artists. Their sound is so much fun to dance along with, yet it remains beautiful and cheerful. Lloyd's voice had every one of my guests wanting more. The bands funky beats kept the crowd tight on the dance floor. The whole band drove an hour and a half from Milwaukee, WI to Franklin Park, IL to perform. They were punctual, polite, and friendly. We had a lot going on with other artists performing but the band kept their patience through a 6 hour hire time plus a two hour set up. We hired the Lloyd Stephens Band to perform at our wedding and could not have been happier. Truly Awesome and One of a Kind. Thank You So Much Lloyd!!!!

    About

    We are a fabulous blues band and internationally renowned. Between the 4 people in the band, we have around 160 years of playing experience, with band members playing over 40 years each. Check out our website for more information. We are looking for jobs in the Milwaukee, WI area.

    • 38 years in business
    About

    Book the Dave Miller Band for any genre and venue! The Dave Miller Band provides a vast repertoire from Chuck Berry to Wilson Pickett and is sure to please any audience with expertise and professional musicianship. Dave Miller loves pouring out heart and soul into every performance and can fulfill any venue and genre. for more information, please refer to my website.

    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.

    About

    We play all rock songs from the '60s to today's hits. We have been playing for 30 years. We play a variety of music, from alternative to classic to southern rock. We also play blues.

    About

    We are a wedding/show band playing all styles and types of music from the '70s thru current. Visit our website to learn more about the band, see song lists and watch some videos. Please give me a call to discuss. The band can be a five-piece, standard band or go all the way to an 11-piece band with horns and backup singers.

    About

    Johnsburg Jimmy Murphy comes from a long line of musical talent,starting from his younger days watching his father Walter play upright bass in a succesful Jazz trio.He was hooked right from the start and began fumbling along at the age of 12.From there he moved over to guitar and made room for his younger brother Lenny to pick up the bass and follow in their dad's footsteps.That was the start of a 17 year run on the streets of Chicago,playing every club they could get their hands on .The stage named Johnsburg was added to Jimmy Murphy due to the large volume of Jimmy's on the circuit by his peers.Johnsburg is the small town from which he currently hails and has always supported.Current projects such as "Johnsburg Jimmy and Freinds: allows for a fresh set of musicians on each run of events and keeps things intersting for his followers.He continues to push the envelope and is on a constant mission to keep the family music alive.Since his brother Lenny's passing in March of 2013 he devotes all of his passion through him and for his memory.See you on the road.....Jimmy

    About

    I can play in a number of musical styles and have my own keyboard setup that I can take to gigs.

    About

    We are a rock trio responsible for the creation of many original songs. We are perfect for any show where you need a band that can excite an audience. We sound like an odd amalgamation of rock, metal and punk, with classical influences.

    About

    Kandi Music recording artists, Jon Pierre Gee and AhvantSoul featuring Kat Webb, were formed in 2003 by a veteran soul singer, songwriter and producer, Jon Pierre Gee, after a three-year stint with Motown's legendary hit maker Jr. Walker's all-star band as a lead singer with Kat Webb. AhVantSoul is a 10-piece classic '60s to '70s soul, rhythm and blues, rock, jazz-funk, and Latin music band whose playlist include the music of James Brown, Nancy Wilson, Herbie Hancock, Al Jarreau, George Benson, Selena, Gladys Knight, Maze, Marvin Gaye, Al Green, Rickie Lee Jones, Stevie Wonder, and George Clinton and music from their CD The Time is Now and A Musical Exodus. AhVantSoul is one of the best bands at today. They also play medleys of classic and favorite music artists like Stevie Wonder, Sly and the Family Stone, George Clinton, Earth Wind and Fire, Johnny Taylor, Curtis Mayfield and The Impressions, and Gladys Knight and The Pips. See why everybody is talking about this group! Since 1968, Jon has been performing with such legends as James Brown, Ike and Tina Turner, Al Green, B. B. King, Bob Marley, Toots and The Maytels, The Temptations, The Contours, Martha Reeves, Tom Jones, Kenny Loggins, The Family Stone, rock drummer Legend Aynsley Dunbar, and comedian Moms Mabley, to name a few. Check out the CD The Time is Now by Jon Pierre Gee and Touch and the latest AhVantSoul featuring Jon Pierre Gee and Kat Webb.

    About

    We are a band that could entertain guests, friends, anyone at all. We will play anywhere and everywhere for a good price, but not too expensive either! We play alternative and punk rock music. Contact us for booking!

    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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