Talking Machine

Acoustic Band from Newburgh, NY - Will travel up to 500 miles
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Married couple Chris Holub, AKA Tin Monk, and Dianne Holzhammer-Holub are Talking Machine, available as an acoustic duo or three piece band with the addition of long time drummer/percussionist, Sam Allen.

Talking Machine's sound and approach are an amalgamation of their musical tastes in all genres, old and new. Although the group is acoustic, song arrangements and instrumentation are that of a fully formed rock group, delivering a full sounding, rhythmically driven musical experience.

Chris Holub: A three octave voice, percussively melodic rhythm and blistering lead guitars.
Dianne Holzhammer: A pitch-perfect powerhouse vocals, and metronomic percussion.
Sam Allen: Amazingly versatile drummer that syncs up perfectly with Chris's highly percussive guitar playing
These two synergize almost metaphysically to create a sound complete, proficient, high energy, and raw.

During a Talking Machine performance you are likely to hear anything from Prince to Pearl Jam, Sam the Sham and The Pharoahs to The Foo Fighters, Bill Withers, Hendrix, The Misfits, Johnny Cash and much, much more. The song list is immense! On September 13, 2014 Talking Machine released their first album titled "The Hammer and The Dove". The album is comprised of all original music and was recorded with full instrumentation. Talking Machine is available as an original act, a cover act or a mixture of both.

Talking Machine is a robust, modern take on the acoustic band,
and the combined force of three veteran musicians whose
separate but equal talents have created something unlike any other.

Currently, the duo and the 3 piece band performs all over the greater New York area, New Jersey and Pennsylvania and CT. Standing monthly gigs at bars, hotels and restaurants, also weddings, private house parties, corporate events and festivals of all kinds are among the vast array of gigs Talking Machine is available for.

The convenient and compact nature of the duo along with a complete, professional sound system and modern LED ambient lighting makes Talking Machine an easy fit for any and all of your entertainment needs. Talking Machine is also available as a trio with the addition of a versatile, energetic drummer. Be sure to specify in your bid request for the trio if this peaks your interest.


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Wedding

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I could not possibly have been more pleased. We hired TM for our wedding, and they were fantastic. Wildly accommodating (learned an extra song on short notice so I could make a fool of myself serenading my bride), tremendously talented, and an absolute joy to work with. I could not give a more positive recommendation. True story: the next morning, my mother-in-law took me aside and said, "You know, I had some doubts about the band you picked for the reception. The website was sort of dark and brooding, and I worried they wouldn't be any good. But they were absolutely the best! Thank you so much for picking them!" Also: they're worth way more than they charge.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Talking Machine was great to work with! They were very accommodating and extremely talented musicians! They took special requests for a 70th birthday party and the communication with them was seamless. I look forward to hearing them play again and I would definitely book them for another event!

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Wedding Reception

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They were amazing! Professional, quick to respond. They learned songs beautifully and they made the after party the favorite part of our wedding weekend! Immensely talented band! Would highly recommend if you like good live music!

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2019
Jun
8
Wedding Cocktail Hour
Monroe, NY
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
2018
Nov
3
Wedding Reception
Louisville, KY
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2018
Sep
22
Wedding Reception
Cornwallville, NY
10:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2018
Sep
1
Wedding
New Haven, CT
8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2018
Aug
25
Birthday Party (Adult)
Nyack, NY
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2018
May
27
Celebration
Ballston Lake, NY
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2018
May
20
Celebration
Chappaqua, NY
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Violent Femmes
Add it Up
Jolene
Dolly Parton
Drive
The Cars
Misfits
Hybrid Moments
I've Been Everywhere
Johnny Cash
Come as You Are
Nirvana
Crash into Me
Dave Matthews
I Won't Back Down
Tom Petty
Electric Feel
MGMT
Jane Says
Janes Addiction
Cover Band
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Christian Rock Band
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Christenings
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Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
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Birthday Parties (Kids)
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First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Talking Machine will also travel to Beacon, New Windsor, Castle Point, Chelsea, Cornwall On Hudson, Vails Gate, Cornwall, Glenham, Mid Hudson Facility, Cold Spring, Fishkill, Hughsonville, Marlboro, Mountainville, Salisbury Mills, West Point, Plattekill, Rock Tavern, Wappingers Falls, Highland Falls.
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