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The Klipptones
The Klipptones
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  • Serves Burlingame, CA
The Klipptones are wedding and corporate events specialists. Top musicians, dressed to impress, Bose PA equipment, gorgeous accent uplighting on vintage styled band stands, and a repertoire that will knock your socks off. From instrumental jazz to full on party mode, we make you look like a genius for choosing us. We'll even jump out on the dance floor and get your guests grooving. Our energy, professionalism and experience are why our repeat clients include names like Google, Salesforce, Cisco, the Mark Hopkins Hotel, the Starlight Room, and many more. Our #1 goal is to make your party one that your guests will rave about for years, and to be the easiest vendor on your list. We get it done! Our repertoire covers 100 years of music, from oldies to Top 40, jazz to blues, rock & roll to Motown. Our full repertoire is too big to list here (an up to date list is maintained on our website), but here is a sampling: Top 40: Uptown Funk (Bruno Mars) Cake by the Ocean (DNCE) Dear Future Husband (Meghan Trainor) Ignition (R. Kelly) Kiss (Prince) Shake It Off (Taylor Swift) Valerie (Amy Winehouse); Funk & Motown: Superstition (Stevie Wonder) We Are Family (Sister Sledge) Brick House (Commodores) Lovely Day (Bill Withers); Other Dance Music: Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison) Satisfaction (Rolling Stones) Tainted Love (Soft Cell) Grandma's Hands/No Diggity (Blackstreet) Mambo Swing (Big Bad Voodoo Daddy) Jailhouse Rock (Elvis) Rockin' Robin (Bobby Day); Jazz: Fly Me to the Moon (Frank Sinatra) Corcovado (Ella Fitzgerald) Ain't That a Kick in the Head (Bobby Darin) Baby It's Cold Outside (Louis Armstrong/Ella Fitzgerald). What to expect from the Klipptones: - a fast responsive rate to anything you need in the lead up to your event - transformation of even the simplest band space to something elegant - the best quality PA system of any band in town - easy to work with, total pro - able to work directly with any planner or venue coordinator - high energy performances (for dance events), including getting out on the dance floor with your guests and getting the party startedSee more
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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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