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10. Emily Ann Laliotis
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5.0 (8)
  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves La Habra, CA
"We booked Emily last minute for our wedding (within days of the big day). I had a few requests to others on Thumbtack, but I was keeping my fingers crossed that she was available and she was! Emily’s background in music from the University of Puget Sound was a huge plus for me – I appreciate that she had a well-rounded background in music and performance, particularly since we had never hired any musicians and didn’t know how to differentiate amongst other musicians, other than music samples on their profiles. She was immediately responsive, setting up a quick call to go over song options, gave us ideas of what other weddings had, and even ideas of who we did NOT want to hear (this is probably something that’s often overlooked when hiring). Even with a few days to go before, she was still wonderful with adding a new song to her list. An idea of the music we requested, The Lumineers, Christina Perri, Sixpence None The Richer, Train, The Goo Goo Dolls...basically late 90's-early 2000s... To get a better idea of the setting, we had less than 20 people at a poolside backyard reception on a sunny Sunday afternoon and we wanted a laidback, acoustic musical experience. Other than 2 specific songs, we gave Emily a general list of song and artists we liked or wanted to hear to create the ambience we were looking for. Emily executed beautifully! Emily not only put together a curated playlist, but also sweetly sang a duet with one of our guests! She set the mood perfectly for us with her sweet, melodic voice and made our first dance so incredibly special. I wish I could get married a second time just to have her recreate the ethereal aura of that day! https://vimeo.com/user103841292/review/365859554/3a8641705f"

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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 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.

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.

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