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Mobile Hawaiian Bands

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John Lee Sanders
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 44 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Antonia V.
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John Lee Sanders is one of the greatest musician's that I have ever worked with. He is multi-talented - he sings, writes, plays keys, flute, sax and arranges music and much more! I don't know many people who are this talented. His harmonizing is also incredible! He is a real pro! You will always get an incredibly entertaining show when you hire him. You will not be disappointed, but blown away for sure! John Lee and I have written great songs together and he is also a genius music producer. His music is absolutely beautiful and very moving - the best of the best!

  • 21 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
LeighLathem A.
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This band MADE our wedding!!! Everybody loved them!! They are profession and extremely talented! I will def recommend them in the future. Thank y'all!!

Excelsior Band, Inc.
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
About

We are a dixieland brass band. We play jazz and blues for second-line parades, birthday parties, conventions and jazz funerals. We are a 10-piece brass band or 5-piece combo, a historic band began in 1883 in Mobile, AL. We are also one of the premier Mardi Gras bands on the Gulf Coast. We are professional musicians who have a reputation for being able to play a varied genre, reliability, and guaranteed satisfaction.

  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Joe D.
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Island Of Rhythm Entertainment, specifically the Sicily Swing Band, just played for my parents 50th anniversary party this past Saturday night; and they were terrific. They played a great mix of jazz, oldies, and fun party music. They were a large part of the success of the party, as they played music in the background during dinner; and then got things going with a great mix of dancing music. I would highly reccommend them for any event.

  • 16 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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The Blue Gardenia Motown Band is available to play for your wedding reception and has consistently received a five-star rating for excellence. Our band is rare and hard to imitate because we specialize in providing musical versatility, high energy performances and an engaging stage presence sure to make your event one to remember for many years to come! When you book Cozy Corley & the Blue Gardenia Motown Band, you will have the opportunity to select twenty (20) of your favorite songs from the band song list to be played during your wedding reception.

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We are well rehearsed and have years of experience behind us. You can count on us to get the job done. We can insure that your event will be a memorable one. All fees are negotiable.

  • 36 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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This four-member band plays a multi-generational pop, rock and variety for wedding receptions, dinner dances, parties and festivals. We are professional musicians with decades of experience.

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We are 4 local students who play jazz, funk, swing, and most anything in between. We're very reasonably priced, and do all of our own work.

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Cozy Corley and the Blue Gardenia Band are rated as five-star rated band. They will make the difference between a wedding that is "just nice" and one that has friends and family raving, "We had so much fun dancing to the Cozy Corley Band!" Their repertoire covers many great artists such as The Temptation, Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Wild Cherry, Beyonce, Prince, Earth Wind & Fire, Kool & the Gang, Otis Redding, Maroon 5, Jason Maraz, John Legend, Michael Buble, Tina Turner, Whitney Houston, Lionel Riche, Journey, Bob Marley, Daughtry, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, Jimmy Buffett, Brad Parsley, Lou Rawls, Wilson Pickett, Dorothy Moore, Stevie Ray Vaughn, and many other great artists.

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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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