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Carlsbad Wedding Bands

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J-Mann Music
5.0
from 55 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tisha C.
Verified review

I hired Jason Mann to play music for my Wedding. He was a amazing!!! From the very beginning he was very professional and I trusted him right away. He learned a few songs specifically for us and he did an amazing job!! I'm so glad that we found him. His price fit my budget and he really sounded awesome!! Thank you Jason for a wonderful performance!!! I would 100% recommend you to anyone.

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Shea
5.0
from 46 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kana T.
Verified review

We worked with Shea on the day of our wedding and Shea was AMAZING! Not only she is highly skilled & experienced singer/musician, she was super nice & easy to work with as she was always responsive, willing to work with us to select our wedding songs etc. She was amazing at reading the atmosphere of the room during the wedding, too. We would highly recommend her for any events :)

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Emo Alaeddin
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Audrey S.
Verified review

Thank you so much for making my birthday party a fabulous night to remember. You were awesome and everyone raved at what an awesome band I had found! I will definitely hire you again!!!! Living Cover Band Rocks!

Summer Swee-Singh
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Callum G.
Verified review

Summer performed for a small group of us and we were all very impressed and very happy with how it all went. I had asked her to blend in some 90's bands into her repertoire (my wife's favorite music!) and the choices were fantastic. She arrived early, played far longer than we had originally allowed time for (which was great) and was a very pleasant and easy person to get along with and communicate with. I'd hire her again in a heart beat.

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Sweet and Simple
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rebecca H.
Verified review

We are so glad to have had Jodi as our wedding officiant. She arrived on time and was so patient while we waited for some important wedding guests to arrive. She delivered such a beautiful ceremony. We had guests ask us if she was a friend of the family because she seemed so emotionally connected to the event. We know we made the right choice!

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Amy's Violin & Piano Studio
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carrie L.
Verified review

Amy was a fantastic addition to my wedding. The music she provided was lovely and she is also a lovely person to work with. I highly recommend her!

Top Pro
  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ted K.
Verified review

We hired Mr. Varnell for our wedding and could not have been happier with his performance! Not only a true musical talent, but an honest professional who can walk you through the "in's and out's" with ease on an already hectic day. I was so happy we did not hire a tacky DJ or the same old organ/piano player for our wedding...but instead brought the elegance and uniqueness of the saxophone. We received so many compliments from our guests. Would most definitely hire him again!

  • 29 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Sofia C.
Verified review

About Music Pro provided a 5-piece band for our wedding reception and they were totally amazing, our guests were raving about how great the band was at our wedding! Gary Rich was the band leader and MC he read the room so well, he tailored the music based on the questionnaire we provided prior to the day as well as how the crowd was feeling the night of the wedding! We had a huge range of ages present (from 7 years old to early 80's) and everyone was on the dance floor. The band played a large variety of styles of music. When one of the groomsman was giving his toast and quoted a song, the band transitioned that same song into the toast as the groomsman was still speaking. It made the entire toast that much more amazing and crowd went crazy! Thank you to About Music Pro / Gary Rich and his band for an incredible evening :)

  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Diana Q.
Verified review

Cameron did an excellent job playing for a wedding ceremony, I recommend his services and would definitely use him again. Thank you Cameron.

Scott Gardner
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly T.
Verified review

Scott is an amazing musician and was the perfect backdrop to our daughters outdoor wedding. He played impeccably and all our guests commented on the relaxed and romantic atmosphere he helped create. He was easy to work with in spite of our many changes. Truly fantastic!!

Marcela Mendez Duo
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Adam S.
Verified review

We got married July 2013 outside in La Jolla overlooking the ocean. Marcela and her band did an incredible job playing music for the reception and the insane dance party that ensued after dinner. I could not have been happier with the combination of beautiful melodies during the reception and dance hits during the party. We had a crowd of all ages there and every single person was dancing for hours, even my 84 year old Grandfather! They played an essential role in making our wedding a night to remember and for that I am forever grateful. Timely, professional, honest, giving, flexible, accommodating, excellent.

Kicks Band
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Bill Y.
Verified review

Gary was extremely professional and easy to work with. The band put on a fantastic show, the feedback from my guests was 100% positive.

Republic of Music
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Amy D.
Verified review

Getting an amazing band was priority numero uno for our wedding and after reading tons of reviews, I was already pretty sold on them. Once we sat down with Tiana, we were practically begging to sign a contract. We got the nine piece band for our wedding and on an epic day full of highlights, I think they take top honors. Our party simply would not have been as great without them. We weren’t really interested in doing the “traditional” wedding things – grand entrance, first dance, cake cutting, etc. and Tiana worked with us to make sure the evening was everything we envisioned, including letting the crowd dictate the flow and timeline. I think it takes an extremely professional crew who truly know their stuff to be able to take on that endeavor. They sang, they grooved, they rapped, they learned songs just for us, and they incorporated a last minute request that I made the day before the wedding. You know you have a good thing going when the oldest and youngest guests at the party are in agreement that they are “the best band ever!” But beyond the music, they are down to earth, gracious, and just seem like a fun bunch to be around – I kind of want to become a roadie now. I also know two people in the hotel business who have seen tons of weddings and they, too, think ROM is the best in the biz. If I were a bajillionaire, I would hire them to play at my house every Friday night just so I could dance by myself. Hurry up and snatch them up before they’re booked – you absolutely will not regret it.

Bell Music Services
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Katrina N.
Verified review

Ron and his musicians were outstanding!! I hired them for a '40s Big Band Pary for 2 hours and did the deliver! They were very much accommodating to our residents and the staff. Very upbeat group of men who sang and danced with our residents, which made all the ladies very happy!The music was spot on and made us all feel like we really were in the 1940s. Very happy with the performance and their attitudes, absolutely one of the best!

reelcello events
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Laura C.
Verified review

Daniel played cello at our intimate home wedding along with another local musician. They exceeded our expectations, easily accommodating specific song requests for the ceremony then filling our reception with a lovely mix of traditional music that was lively and warm but not overpowering for our small space. Music was such an important part of our wedding and I'm so grateful Daniel was able to be there and add to atmosphere.

  • 11 years in business
Sam T.
Verified review

We were so glad we chose this band for our wedding. They were spectacular from the solo guitar entrance music, hosting the event, to closing the dance-floor down late night. I don't know how they kept the energy up for the whole night but they played till the very end. They definitely made our big party complete! PS -- I don't like Journey but the band was so good even I sang along!

Jamaal
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Tina L.
Verified review

Jamaal did an amazing job at my wedding. We gave him a few preferred songs and he knew exactly what should be on the remainder of the mix list that has a wide variety and all complimentary to each song with great transitions. I would hire Jamaal for any event!!

Larry Michaels Photography
4.0
from 2 reviews
    About

    Larry Michaels has been providing stunning Wedding and Event Photography for over a decade and continues to capture the true essence of any special event with his unique and creative styles! His work has been sought after and utilized by such high profile celebrities and corporations as Thomas Dolby, Steven Spielberg, Drew Barrymore, Yokohama Tire Corp. and Nissan Motor Company to name a few., Larry's specialty is the documentary photojournalism genre that has become ever so popular over the past few years. He is an expert at capturing those candid moments that make your wedding memories come alive. His works combines a photojournelistic approach with respect for the traditional style too, so that unconventional couples and their families will be pleased as well., With his studio in Albuquerque, NM, Larry will capture the the true feel of the Land Of Enchantment!, Larry's well deserved reputation for excellence has made him one of the most sought after photographers in the business., When you hire Larry Michaels Photography, you can sit back and relax. Be sure to book him as early as possible and then you can cross that off your "List of Things To Do" with confidence, knowing you have selected a photography company who will take care of all the details and provide you with EXCELLENT wedding and event memories! Larry also offers quality DJ and LIVE BAND services as well!

    Bump City Brass
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 4 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Roubina H.
    Verified review

    Thank you Bump City Brass for going above and beyond for our wedding!

    Rudy Lizarraga Musical

    New To Thumbtack

      About

      Make a memorable fiesta with our help! We have a variety of Latin music, cumbias, rancheras, corridos, valadas, rock en Espanol, oldies, rock en Engles. Call and ask if we play your favorite type of music! We bring the speakers, lights, and mic. Rudy Lizarraga Musical has the music; all you need to do is party! We also offer the famous "taquizas" (carne asada tacos) with all the trimmings.

      Mass Transit

      New To Thumbtack

        About

        We are a wedding, corporate, private and cruise band. We offer configurations from 4 musicians to 6 musicians. We are extremely professional with a significant amount of experience (all have at least 20 years of experience). We play what the client and audience want to hear, and we have complete volume control. We play at the appropriate volume that not only the event calls for, but also the volume the event requires at different times. We are known for our fun showmanship, getting people to sing and dance, and just generally have a great time! We will make your event and special day a great event, to be sure!

        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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