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 power duo and up to four 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 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 or a full band with the addition of a versatile, energetic drummer and/or our long time musical partner and bassist. Be sure to specify in your bid request for the trio or full band if this peaks your interest.


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Wedding

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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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Wedding Reception

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We could not be more pleased with Talking Machine! They were AWESOME! Some of the most talented musicians we have ever met! The owner of our venue, couldn't rave enough about them. We will most definately recommend Chris and Dianne to anyone planning an event. Dianne was so right about adding their drummer! The sound was so full and they kept everyone dancing. We had never met in person or seen them perform live before our wedding but we had nothing to fear...they were so amazing and we can't thank them enough for helping make our wedding reception a total sucess!! --Janine and Jeff Biondo

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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You simply can not and will not be disappointed with Talking Machine! They did close to 5 hours for a private party that I threw, and they quite simply OWNED it. Every single guest commented on how awesome they were. The set lists were staggering, covered everything you could want. Not to mention the several songs they prepared at my request. Myself and others at the party are making arrangements with places we visit to get them booked! Incredibly talented, incredibly accomidating.......well, simply, incredible. Don't take my word for it....check out their audio and video online. And take note as i did; they include live gig video for you to check out. Enjoy!

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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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