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Lakewood Blues Bands

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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!

Starliner Music
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Peter B.
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I've been taking guitar lessons with Kimberly since the beginning of 2011. At the time I'd had several years of lessons using a traditional method on acoustic guitar and was looking for a teacher who could help me focus on electric blues rock and move me beyond my intermediate skill level. Kimberly has a real focus on and talent for teaching. My lessons are tailored to meet my interests. A large part of the lesson is devoted to learning her method for blues soloing--at least 5 approaches to improvisation and comping. After several years, I've come to see how these approaches interweave, complement each other and have become an intuitive part of my musical vocabulary. Also, because I expressed an interest, part of the lesson involves sight reading, learning blues and jazz theory, developing rhythmic playing sense, and learning a few favorite solos. Kimberly has an amazing ability to tab out and teach any song you give her. Which leads to the best part--after 6 months I was invited to play with one of her ensemble classes. While I was absolutely petrified with fear at the beginning, this has turned into one of the highlights of my week every week. It is just downright fun! It's a safe and forgiving environment where you can make mistakes and learn, or try things out that might flop, or turn into something cool. Every teacher and guitar magazine article all point to the need to play with other musicians to develop your skills and this is where Kimberly Allison really delivers. I feel that I could now sit in with other musicians and contribute. I give my highest recommendation for taking lessons with Kimberly.

Eddie Montana
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Donna F.
Verified review

I hired Eddie to work with my High School Son to assist him with the Jazz Band. Eddie was extremely helpful, patient and adjusted his schedule for my busy teen. I would highly recommend Eddie to someone looking for an excellent tutor!

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  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mel S.
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Love love love the class and jazz that Tyler brought to our wedding! Never would I have thought Tyler’s touch at the wedding would make such a big difference. We received (and still are) so many compliments and comments about how cool and awesome that was. We had a Chinese & American wedding at a winery & both loved it and were taking videos of him all night. It truly would not have been the same without Tyler there. When I communicated with him when I was planning my wedding, you can tell how much thought he puts into his gigs. He played all the songs we requested and set the scene I wanted. He even communicated with my DJ to make sure all the equipment was compatible. Thank you so much Tyler! Best money spent.

Cliff Targum Music & Lessons
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Benson S.
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Cliff is such a TALENTED MUSICIAN! He's an excellent performer with top quality skills on the guitar! When he puts together a band for an occasion you can be sure that he will arrive prepared and surpass your expectations! He's also a fine composer. As a teacher he is kind, compassionate and truly gifted. He's warm and an excellent communicator. BEST IN LA!!!

  • 19 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa S.
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We had a wonderful evening of music from Bob and his guitar. We had a backyard summer party for about 90 people with a range of ages and his music choices were perfect. He added a great dimension to the feativities and ambiance of our party. Highly recommend!

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel G.
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I Learned All aspects of singing and playing Acoustic guitar classic songs. Michael ( teacher ) was very good and patient bringing my playing and my confidence up to now being able to sing and play songs with & for friends, family and the general public. Michael continues to be a great resource, I really appreciate what he has done for my playing, Thanks Michael !

Reckless
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Beate C.
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We loved rock band Reckless. They have a great repertoire and well rehearsed. Voices and talents are excellent. I could not have asked for more. We hired them for a surprise birthday party and our guests loved them. Kim the band leader has her act together and responded promptly to any and all questions. Super easy to work with and a wonderful addition to your party. Would hire them again in a heartbeat.

Taylor Carroll
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Linda K.
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Taylor created a very professional, radio ready song for me. He works extremely fast and knows how to construct modern music that sounds like he hired a full band. The mix was fantastic music and singer alike. I highly recommend Taylor for your project.

Boombox Heroes
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Jenny W.
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We hired this wonderful band for our wedding. They went above and beyond to make our day extra special and worked with our budget. They even learnt our special song requests and all our guests absolutely would not stop raving about how amazing the band was. I would highly recommend.

Music lessons with Steve
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Br J.
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My son started formal drum lessons with Steve two and a half years ago. Steve set the bar on professionalism, flexibility, communication, and has the patience to teach music to younger kids. My son went from a kid banging on a toy drum, to a musician that could play drum set rhythms in an elementary school jazz band. We've had other instructors since Steve left the Los Alamitos area but none of them compared to his high level of attributes listed earlier.

  • 32 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah R.
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This group is AMAZING!!!! I booked them for my mother's 65th birthday celebration and the whole crowd loved them! Truly exceptional and superior service from beginning to end. Rodrigo was extremely helpful and polite, from obtaining details for cost--(which by the way, was sooo reasonable, given the fact that their performance is of high caliber!), to figuring what type of performance would be most fitting for the event. And Jacqueline Valderrama--- My goodness!!! What a supreme, beautiful, and most heartfelt voice!!! Although I requested mostly bolero/mariachi type of music, I'm pleased to know that they play all kinds of musical styles from latin band, Cuban, Andean, upbeat, even church music for weddings, etc.. pretty much anything you need, i'm sure they can try to work with it. They are definitely the Go-to band for ALL of your musical needs. I will tell everyone about them and will book them again if I have another event to coordinate. Anyone looking for a fabulous musical group?? I know EXACTLY who to recommend and you won't regret it! EL MEJOR GRUPO PARA TODAS OCASIONES!! NO SE ARREPENTIRA!!!! http://rorodriguez.com/home

  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Diane F.
Verified review

Hugo played for me at a surprise party for my husband. He was fantastic! So many people commented on how great the music was. I would hire Hugo again in a heartbeat. Highly recommend!

Kirk Margo's Guitar School
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Debra G.
Verified review

Kirk has been great to work with. He plays finger style guitar well. I am an adult, and he was extremely patient, yet let me move my pace as fast or slow as needed. Very kind. He came to my home and was always on time. Very dependable and flexible to last minute changes in my schedule. Good guy.

HeroMusic Productions
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda G.
Verified review

Worked with my son to improve for school band. Worked with him on his level. Was patient, reliable and my son loved him.

Ken Weiner
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren S.
Verified review

Ken and company showed up to my event on time and played the best jazz music I have ever heard! He is now the only jazz band I will hire for all my business & personal events.

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.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

We are all amazing musicians and have great experience in each of our instruments and vocals; We can play an incredibly diverse amount of music from Sinatra to Elvis to Britney Spears to Led Zeppelin. Plus, we have great original music, which has been placed on MTV, Bad Girls Club, and Cartoon Networks Adult Swim.

About

We stand out because of our talent, hard work, and desire to make the music aspect of your party or event, the thing that everyone walks away talking about.

  • 48 years in business
About

We specialize in Jewish Middle Eastern weddings. We play rock, blues, jazz, R&B, funk and more. We have a lot of experience.

About

Ventura County, CA based 5 piece classic rock band playing danceable classic rock for public or private events.

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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