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SW Sunset Productions
4.9
from 46 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Heather S.
Verified review

Steve did an amazing job at my event! He even went out of his way to add Karaoke to his business, simply to assure my night was just how I had hoped! When the party was still going at the scheduled departure time....he gladly stayed a few extra hours! Would hire again anytime!

  • 20 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Lora S.
Verified review

Great instructor. My daughter learned more in twenty minutes with Alan than she did in 6 months of band class in elementary school. He is professional and very reasonably priced too. I would recommend to all my friends!

Stuart Oliver
5.0
from 5 reviews
    Paige H.
    Verified review

    My son loves working with Stuart and as a parent, I cannot imagine a better teacher. Stuart makes the lessons fun which to me is the essence of a true teacher. When my son practices at home, I am so amazed at the beautiful music he plays! We've also seen Stuart play in a few gigs and it's fantastic. His joy in creating music that elicits emotion from people is remarkable. I recommend Stuart in any capacity.

    • 14 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    James S.
    Verified review

    I cannot say enough great things about Tru Composure. I have booked them on over 5 events. The band is high energy, singing oldie but goodies and new music. They have an awesome Motown set and a great blues set that always gets the crowd pumped. They provided exceptional professional sound and lights. They are levels above other bands I previously booked, with members that have performed with Temptations, Four Tops, The Main Ingrediant, Al Green, and many more. I am so glad I met them. They dress very professional with many different looks. The song selections were catered to each of my events. They are mobile and easy to work with, I booked them in Jacksonville, Florida, a couple cities in Georgia and Richmond, Virginia. Looking forward to continuing the excellent business relationship. Book this band they are worth every penny.

    Blue Prairie Dogs
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 27 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    P. H.
    Verified review

    Two members of the Blue Prairie Dogs arrived early to set up and began playing/entertaining my guests within a few minutes. I did not have sufficient space for an entire band, so this was perfect. They played songs I had requested in advance and then finished with a song that one of my guests shouted out! Everyone enjoyed their performance, great vocals and beautiful guitar accompaniment. I would highly recommend this group and would hire them again. Thank you, Dan & Pete! My guests raved about you, they loved the songs and in case you didn't notice, they were singing along. Thumbs up!

    Mike Moynihan
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    Dan J.
    Verified review

    My oldest son began taking saxophone lessons with Mike and progressed quickly. They had a great repertoire working together! When my next son began playing clarinet it was no question - Mike was there to help. Both of my kids tried out and made the University of Arizona Outreach Honor Band in their first eligible year - they couldn't have done it without Mike. When my boys started branching out into composition and improvisation Mike was there to help with music theory and lots of hands on advice and mentoring. It was no question who would help when my third son began playing an instrument. You won't find a more dedicated, passionate teacher than Mike. It's clear from the moment you meet him that he loves music and will do everything to help and encourage you or your child to do their best. -Dan Jones

    The Grind
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
      Ellen C.
      Verified review

      Super fun band! They play an awesome mix of music that you just want to sing along to and their energy is totally engaging. Love The Grind!

      • 22 years in business
      Jim B.
      Verified review

      I have been attending dances almost every week at the Udall and Armory Park Senior Centers where Ron plays for over three years. Ron has a large repertoire and has always cheerfully honored my requests for tunes ranging from Big Band Swing to Rock & Roll.

      SoZona Pro
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 4 years in business
      Eric and Jessica B.
      Verified review

      I was in charge of booking entertainment for for my friends wedding. I needed everything from a band to Dj to full sounds and light show. Manny and David were able to provide all my needs and did phenomenal!! From professional service and amazing music to a great live show!! Will definitely be calling them back!

      Grind

      New To Thumbtack

        About

        Grind is a variety band, based in Tucson, Arizona, which also plays impressive original material. Grind plays in a lot of clubs, and also weddings, private, and corporate parties throughout the Southwestern U.S. Grind's playlist includes rock, country, disco, pop, funk, and music including hits from Bryan Adams, Journey, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, The Commodores, Gretchen Wilson, Pat Benatar, Shania Twain, Michael Jackson, AC/DC, Paramore, and more.

        The Railbirdz

        New To Thumbtack

          About

          The Railbirdz are a 4-piece rhythm, funk, and soulful blues band based in Tucson. The musicians, who are the Railbirdz, are accomplished at their craft, and have been "doing it" a long time. They play tunes that not many other bands attempt, slipping in tunes by Dave Weckl and Liquid Soul between funkified versions of Tommy Castro, Wolfman Washington, Bernard Allisson and Average White Band. The Railbirdz will satisfy any crowd, from college age to baby boomer, and will keep the dance floor filled, and the bar busy. Contact us for a demo CD and booking information.

          Fire It Up Event Band

          New To Thumbtack

          • 5 years in business
          About

          Fire It Up has a professional appearance, members dress accordingly. No jeans and t-shirt for professional events. Equipment is clean and organized. Sound is professional quality. Music is high quality as all musicians strive to be the best at what they do.

          Q & A

          Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

          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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