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East Palo Alto Wedding Bands

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Clifford Lamb Music
4.8
from 89 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 164 hires on Thumbtack
Steven C.
Verified review

Clifford's band was professional and wicked good. Hire them, they will not let you down.

Guitar Tutor
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Simone G.
Verified review

My fiance and I asked Garrick to play at our wedding...and I'm so glad he could add beautiful music to our special day! We hired Garrick to play soul and classic rock to liven up our outdoor cocktail hour and he did not disappoint. He was a true professional and working with him was smooth sailing. We are still receiving compliments from our guests who enjoyed his music! We would not hesitate to hire Garrick again...and will definitely recommend his services to our friends in the Bay Area! Thank you, Garrick!

Kelly Keys
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 44 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Patricia I.
Verified review

Kelly did so well at our wedding reception. He played classical, 90s and some slow jazz. Our guests really enjoyed their cocktail hour serenaded by live music. Thanks again Kelly!!

Donna Stoering
4.8
from 28 reviews
  • 48 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Steven C.
Verified review

My second time taking a class with Donna, and once again, she was able to help me improve my singing in preparation for a wedding. Thanks so much!

Citizens Jazz
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Natalie W.
Verified review

This band was perfect for our wedding. We had them play during the dinner with some light jazz then they had us all on the dance floor for the cocktail party playing Latin and Brazilian. I highly recommend them for any event, party or wedding. Very professional and extremely talented.

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Azure Entertainment
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
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Leslie R.
Verified review

Jessica offered a super competitive rate for her DJ services, and she was great. She was super easy to communicate with, from our initial barrage of questions in an email, to our meeting in person, and up until the day of the wedding. We felt confident that she had everything under control, including the sound for the ceremony, which was super important to us. I hate weddings where you can’t hear the ceremony! And she kept people dancing. We definitely recommend her!

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  • 16 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jim P.
Verified review

Ilana was very responsive to my messages, and was connected to a large network of musicians. When we asked her about having two musicians at our wedding ceremony, she had no problem in making it happen. Since we were very specific on the type of music we wanted, we were pleased to see how receptive she was to this. We were all very pleased with her performance and professionalism. Thanks Ilana!

Groovy Judy
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Michael C.
Verified review

I hired the Groovy Judy Band for my wedding and was thoroughly impressed by their professionalism, musicianship and choice of songs. They really kept the pace going and everyone - Millennials through Boomers - were dancing and had a great time. I highly recommend Groovy Judy for any event. :-)

Rob Bennion
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren O.
Verified review

Rob was the DJ at our wedding. He also played his saxophone during cocktail hour. He is very professional, organized, and flexible. Our day was great and so was the music. Thanks Rob!

YouROK! Music Lessons
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Michael M.
Verified review

Seth is a terrific teacher for both adults and children. Both of my children learn from Seth, one in a personal setting and the other in a band setting and both are thriving and loving playing their instruments. I am taking an adult rock band workshop under Seth's tutelage, and I've never had more fun playing music in my entire life. I look forward to each week's jam session.

Fog City Jazz
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Robert K.
Verified review

Jeffery is a wonderful musician I've had the pleasure to know for many great years. I've been a friend and a band mate and can tell you there is no one better in each category. His musical integrity is matched only by his personal integrity. He is and always was a man of his word. Very important in the music industry and very rare as well. Jeffery's musical styles are very diverse and one of the things that has kept us together over the years. His ability to embrace all musical genera's with only one pre condition. That is that it's good music. It's the only criteria that matters with Jeffery. This ability to be so musically open minded makes his sound and style unique. I will know and love Jeffery and his music for ever. And it's a good feeling to have such a great friend and talented musician in one's life. Thanks for all the knowledge and friendship you've given all of us over the years. It's finally paying off!!!

Tropical Hideout
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Sam F.
Verified review

I'm a beginner to guitar, having played a little piano and drums before. Been working with Chris for a few weeks now and it has been a blast. He's a talented musician who is connected to the music scene. I wanted a guitar teacher who was connected to the local music scene, and so I've really enjoyed working with Chris and even going to see his band perform. I also love how Chris walks through songs and is able to write out the tabs and chords on the fly, and then on top of that show me multiple ways of playing the same song. Highly recommend.

  • 14 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Nir K.
Verified review

I am a bass player who has always played guitar here and there but nothing too serious, and about a year ago decided I really want to know the fundשmentals of guitar. A friend recommended Jacob Light, whom I've heard play before in local bands, and I decided to take the chance. I wasn't dissapointed to say the least. Jacob is a really down to earth guy who immediately understood my musical style and focused mainly on what I wanted to know, unlike other teachers I've had experience with. Even so, he knew what subjects to insist I learn, like improvisation. and scales. all this was done in a friendly, calm, cool yet persistent atmosphere which is just the right blend for learning, in my opinion.Soon enough I started feeling I really understand guitar, and this new kno'ledge even helped me with my bass guitar playing. Ive been taking guitar lessons with Jacon for 6 months and the only downdise I can think of is the fact he moved to California, otherwise I would have still take lessons from him, without a doubt.

Music Teacher
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Chip S.
Verified review

Awesome blend of covers and original music. Highly recommended

OrKestra International
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jenny P.
Verified review

Couldn’t have been happier with Orkestra International. They were very responsive and on point about being in touch with us the whole time leading up to the wedding. And during the wedding they played very well. We had them start off with some jazzy music while we were eating and mingling and then stepped it up to some Latin and pop dance music. Barbara is a great singer and complimented many different styles of songs. Would definitely recommend them for anyone! Thanks guys!!

Martan Mann
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Fred B.
Verified review

Martan has been doing a wonderful job teaching my teenage son jazz piano for the past few years. Martan has a proven approach starting at the basics and advancing to very sophisticated techniques at a pace the student can handle. The techniques my son is learning are also directly applicable to playing jazz on other instruments such as the saxophone that my son also plays in his school band.

  • 13 years in business
Mang S.
Verified review

Anish was a phenomenal dholi at my wedding - he provided the energy, charisma, and swagger necessary to elevate the party! He truly is a (Dholi) Legend.

Amaya Voice Studio
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Bong W.
Verified review

Natalie has been fantastic to work with! Her instruction through exercises, general tips/suggestions, and specific ideas when working on a particular song has all been stellar and on point throughout my work with her. I feel like I have improved dramatically over the course of our lessons, and my band members have made several comments about my improvement as well. She has an uncanny knack for knowing what I am doing with my breath, diaphragm, throat, mouth, etc., and being able to suggest just the right adjustments to make things sound better and more comfortable to sing. Natalie is a wonderful person, too, very encouraging, supportive, and respectful. I highly, highly recommend her!!

Bay Area Strings
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Jocelyn B.
Verified review

Bay Area Strings helped to make our outdoor wedding so special. I had a very specific song I wanted to walk down to and Jen was so helpful in making that happen. Everyone was so kind and professional.

Michael Wynar/ Groove Lab
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Amy K.
    Verified review

    My daughter took guitar lessons from Michael for years. He was great and she learned a lot. She played jazz guitar in Albany middle and highschool jazz bands and continues to play in college.

    Jake Barrett
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 9 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Karen S.
    Verified review

    Jake's Jazz trio played at a friends wedding reception . He was easy to work with. He was very accommodating for song request and has a large repertoire. I would encourage anyone to hire Jake for any venue.

    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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