Talking Machine

Acoustic Band from Newburgh, NY - Will travel up to 500 miles
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About
Married couple Chris Holub, AKA Tin Monk, and Di 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 (Monk) Holub: A three octave voice, percussively melodic rhythm and blistering lead guitars.
Di (Mama) Holub: A pitch-perfect powerhouse vocals, and metronomic foot percussion.
Samuel Weissman: An amazingly versatile drummer that syncs up perfectly with Chris's highly percussive guitar playing
The band in any configuration, synergizes 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, Roy Orbison to Queen, Stone Temple Pilots, Zeppelin, The Bee Gees, Soundgarden, Bill Withers, Hendrix, The Misfits, Johnny Cash and much, much more. Their repertoire is over 250 songs strong, and is always growing.

In 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.

Currently, the duo and the 3 piece band performs all over the greater New York area, New Jersey and Pennsylvania and CT. Breweries, wineries, bars, hotels and restaurants, weddings, private house parties, corporate events and festivals of all kinds are among the vast array of gigs Talking Machine is available for. In 2017 and 2018 the outfit completed 2, month long residencies at The Bronx Zoo ( including two VIP events), was contracted by Six Flags New England for 2 dates at their Food and Brew Festival, performed for Seagrams, The Knot and many other awesome venues and large scale events.

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.

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.


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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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Corporate Function

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Working with Talking Machine was fantastic. They were ready and waiting before the event, well prepared and beyond accommodating. Their set was fantastic and their instrument playing and voices were phenomenal. They made you want to sing along! I hired them for a corporate event and everyone really enjoyed their music. They immediately offered to allow our CEO to give a speech using their mic and sound system. I would definitely rehire and recommend them!

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Celebration

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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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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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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 Cocktail Hour

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My wife and I had Talking Machine perform at our cocktail hour. They did an unbelievable job! I was approached by several guests asking who they were and where they were from. Prior to the wedding they were very helpful with providing information. They have such a song selection to pick from for all types of audiences. Such a no brainer. Talking Machine really made our wedding day even more special. I highly recommend them to perform at any event particularly a wedding. They were AMAZING at ours!

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Absolutely incredible! TM was so accommodating and professional throughout the entire process and night of the event. All of the guests are still talking about how AWESOME they were. I requested a few songs prior to the event and I was blown away by their renditions. I actually like TM's version way better than the original. So the question now is why are you still contemplating this? BOOK THEM! You won't regret it :)

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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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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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