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Talking Machine

Acoustic Band from Newburgh, NY - Will travel up to 500 miles
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$300 - $3000 per event
Married couple Chris Holub, AKA Tin Monk, and Dianne Holzhammer-Holub are Talking Machine, available as an acoustic power duo or three piece band, with many years of combined expertise as musicians, song writers, and performers, both in-studio and on the stage.

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.
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 duo,
and the combined force of two veteran musicians whose
separate but equal talents have created something unlike any other.

Currently, the duo and the full 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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Me and my bride were blown away with Talking Machine. They learned a few new songs just for our event and they nailed them. We also picked 20 songs off their diverse song list. My family and friends who were musicians and those who were fans of music were just glued to Talking Machine playing our cocktail hour. They came dressed to impress, and we're accommodating when our cocktail hour ran a over an hour. Really pleased as pie, if you need live music for your event give these guys a try. You won't regret it.

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Talking Machine is the best! I needed a band to perform for our corporate event and needed to find one in less than 24 hours, which is not an easy thing to do! Not only was Talking Machine quick to respond to my request, but they were also very accommodating to my schedule and budget. They showed up on time and were so organized and put together, it was a real pleasure working with them. They put on a great set and had everyone dancing and singing along. They are my go-to band! I would HIGHLY recommend them to everyone!

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They are the most AWESOME band and the Greatest people to work with and get to know!! We had a total blast and they were the hit of the wedding :-) Everyone kept asking us, "Where did you find these guys?" Thanks again Dianne & Chris for making our wedding so great. I would reccomend them anytime. The incomparable Talking Machine!!! Ross & Kelly Rubino

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2017
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Wedding Cocktail Hour
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5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2016
Nov
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Celebration
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2016
Oct
22
Club Event
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9:00 PM - 11:30 PM
2016
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Wedding
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Come as You Are
Nirvana
Drive
The Cars
I Won't Back Down
Tom Petty
I've Been Everywhere
Johnny Cash
Electric Feel
MGMT
Valerie
The Zutons
She Talks to Angels
The Black Crowes
Ave Maria
Traditional
Amazing Grace
Traditional
Hard to Handle
The Black Crowes
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90s Band
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Christian Rock Band
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Baby Showers
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Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
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Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
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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