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Guitar Lessons
from 35 reviews
  • 40 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Charles R.
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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.

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Everybody Music
from 22 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Andy B.
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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!

from 10 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Jane R.
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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.

Mood Swing Bands LLC
from 7 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Kara H.
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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!!

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

  • 34 years in business
Ray N.
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if you're looking for a DJ companythis is the one you want to call. they are courteous respectful and professional. they care about you and I'll make sure that your event is nothing but great... you get all. you get to choose your music. they're reasonably priced. there on time and professional at all times and let you do your own Thing. we had a blast and I recommend them highly. the entertainer wedding great thanks guys.....

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

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

  • 32 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Richard B.
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We couldn't be more pleased with Command Performance. They are a first class group. Their vocalists are a perfect compliment to the big band sound. We will definitely use them next year at the WW-2 Reenactment. My only complaint is that the 3 hours they played went too quickly.

The Doofi
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
Gus G.
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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
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Natalie M.
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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!!!!


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.


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.


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!


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.


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.

  • 38 years in business

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.


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.


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


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.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

We offer the biggest variety of live music for your event. The Brew City Big Band is a 22-piece big band that performs the music of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and other big band leaders and singers. We play swing, Latin, polka, and waltz music. The Brew City Big Band recreates the fabulous sounds of the '30s, '40s, and '50s. The band can break down into Big Shots and the Brew City Chasers. This 7-horn band performs rock, Latin, disco, pop, jump swing, and country from the '50s through the '80s. Looking for some dinner music? The band breaks down further into the Microbrew Combo. This group of experienced improvisers plays mellow, traditional jazz standards. Our customers are thrilled with having a full-size big band play for their event. We play many of the original arrangements of the swing band era, and this music keeps the older people staying at the event. Sometimes, our customers want to have the "party music" after the big band plays for the younger crowd. We just break down into Big Shots and the Brew City Chasers and play various music, from Bill Haley and the Comets to Donna Summer to Bon Jovi. We provide a very wide variety of music, and special requests are welcome. Don't be fooled by a small 4 or 5-piece band that says they can do Frank Sinatra. It just doesn't sound the same without that full-size big band backing the singer up.

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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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  • $1200
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