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Forrest Fire Entertainment
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Janice R.
Verified review

They were fantastic they made our party so great. They were so easy to work with, flexible, upbeat and great entertainers. They knew how to get the party stared. We had terrible hot weather to deal with and they never skipped a beat. They're interaction with the guests coming out into the crowd making everyone have fun and feel included. If you are lucky enough to get this band you can know your party will be a success and fun. I'm already trying to think of another party just to have them back.

Patrick Carrico
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Kristilee L.
Verified review

I first heard Patrick about 5 years ago. I loved his type of country music the first song they played. I have since seen him numerous times and in a combination of different bands formats from a full band to a striped down 3-man acoustic show he did for me at a Relay For Life event. The last Relay event he did for me was a duo which got the popular vote of all in attendance. Patrick is always the professional and it is very clear from the first time you hear him that he has a deep love for his music and sharing it with the world. You'll only get pure country, sprinkled with a little blues when you see a PCB show.

Skip Johnson
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Jacki A.
Verified review

I have had the pleasure of working with Skip Johnson on numerous high level corporate events, private events and VIP weddings over the last 16 years. Skip is a consummate professional - onstage and off. He is an extremely talented musician, and whether he's performing solo or with his band (who are also amazing musicians!), has always exceeded my client's expectations. Skip routinely goes above and beyond to make each event a huge success. Once my clients have worked with him, they request him again and again. Skip is that rare combination of talented artist and astute businessman, who understands the importance of the details and treats every event, big or small, as if it's the most important one he's ever done. I absolutely love working with him and would highly recommend him!

Bitter Honey
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Aaron H.
Verified review

Really Great local band! We have them at almost all of our events, and they are always a BIG HIT!!!

Big boss
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Ryan S.
Verified review

Patrick is an excellent entertainer! He and the band put on a great show and his voice is amazing. I work with him every chance I get!

Just Around The Bend
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rick S.
Verified review

Awesome job!!! Very entertaining, they’re perfect for any gathering. The music performed was very positive and easy to be around. The music didn’t take over the party, instead our guests stayed throughout the evening. The have great voices, their songs are fun, and and they all have cheery disposition. Once again, Great Job!!!

Run the Band
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Pete S.
Verified review

We hired John as a solo artist and he was fantastic. A great voice, a great personality, and a positive attitude. A+ performance!

CD band
5.0
from 1 review
    Christina M. G.
    Verified review

    Amazing band... awesome unique sound!!

    Marlena/Mischief
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Jeanne B.
    Verified review

    Mischief made my event. We had a dance floor and the band kept it full all evening long. They had great groove, had varied song list. Marlena not only has great voice - truly star quality - but was amazingly varied in style for music she sang and she certainly kept the guys attention. If she wasn't so nice I would hate her :-) the lead guitar player clear knows his craft - his solos were crazy good and fantastic job singing. Harmony amount the members was impressive often in 4 parts! They showed up on time, were professional, interacted very well with my friends, and put on an amazing show in addition to the amazing sound. I would definitely hire them again!

    The Mark Tate Band
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Carol M.
      Verified review

      Great band very professional they went above and beyond for us and made the entire evening I would highly recommend them!

      About

      String Music is an agent for live music. Why hire a DJ when you can have a live music band for the same amount or less! Our rate for most dates, most bands is $500-$1000 for 3 hours. We do classic rock, blues, bluegrass, jazz, and country.

      About

      The diverse selection of songs make it easy for customers to customize their entertainment with my band.

      • 48 years in business
      About

      Years of experience performing for all types of venues. Specializing in Weddings and Corp Events. Our Song list covers many styles and genre's of music.

      About

      We do rock, pop, country band - vocals, guitar and violin. Check us out at our myspace page (see below) or The Secrets on Facebook. We cover great music of the past 50 years - Beatles, Harry Nilsson, Johnny Cash, Neko Case, The Band, Bob Dylan - very cool material.

      About

      Mariachi Los Martinillos Mariachi Band understands that everybody sings; we use the proper Mexican suit. On special events, we wear the Mexican Ranchero hat.

      About

      We are a husband-and-wife cover band. We perform English and Spanish rock and roll songs from the 50s to the 90s. We also do Cumbias and ballads.

      About

      I have multiple reggae bands that would love to make your event spectacular. I have multiple bands and singers who would be available.

      About

      We are 4 seasoned players that have been together longer, well longer than I should say as there is a lady member. Let me just say that we remember classic rock. We play in weddings, parties and saloons.

      About

      We are Phat Lizzard! We are a classic rock band in the High Desert and we are available for any event. We have 40+ song list and a demo CD is available.

      About

      I offer the best in DJ, band, MC and wedding entertainment. Lighting, stage, sound, hosting and venues are top of the game as well.

      • 9 years in business
      About

      Our band is a blast. We have fun if there are 200 people or two. We are very very professional, dress well, mannered, on time and NOT overpriced

      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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