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Moore Music
from 10 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
MIchael V.
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To Whom it May Concern: My experience with Jeff Moore who arranged an orchestral work of mine for band use was a VERY GOOD one. Not only did he execute the work in a timely and efficient manner, he was polite, friendly and fair and easy to negotiate with. He knew what was required to complete the task and the event was a success. I highly recommend him and would refer anyone needing an arranger to him. Michael C. Viens

JSH Music Productions
from 6 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah M.
Verified review

We hired Jon to DJ our Berkeley, CA wedding in October 2009. We also had them play jazz music on the patio during our cocktail hour. We couldn't have been happier with JSH Music! Jon is great to work with, clearly loves what he does, and is a cool guy - not obnoxious on the mike like some wedding DJs can be. He got everybody's name right (really important!) and helped the event flow really smoothly. He was also welcoming of some of our family members and friends who wanted to play a tune with the jazz band. We appreciated that flexibility. Jon created such a fun dance party (a packed dance floor the entire night) that one of my friends decided to hire him to DJ her own wedding after ours! Looking back at the pictures of the dance floor it was obvious what a great job he did - not only was the dance floor packed, all the older guests were up dancing too, including my almost 90-year old grandmother! We highly recommend hiring JSH Music for your event - you'll be glad you did!!

The Academy Cover Band

New To Thumbtack

  • 3 years in business

The Academy is a band based out of Santa Barbara founded by Jake and Gus Detar of Detar Music. The band is comprised of some of the best studio musicians residing in the Northern Los Angeles area. The Academy does all styles of music and tailors musical sets to the clients needs. Our varied song list ranges from Jazz to Pop to Rock and even includes some original songs. The Academy's normal lineup consists of 4 vocalists (one Lead and 3 backups), guitar, bass, keyboards, brass section and drums. All of our musicians are highly trained professionals and deliver incredible performances no matter how big or small the venue. Our shows are very high energy and tight making it nearly impossible for the audience to not dance. The Academy caters to weddings, corporate events and private parties. For booking information please contact Gus Detar Current Members; Kenny Nelson (vocals), Dr. Whitney Detar (vocals), Therese Detar (vocals), Jessie Hernandez (vocals), Jake Detar (guitar/bass), Gus Detar (piano/guitar), Daniel Bagdazian (bass/guitar), Harry Swalley (trumpet), Stephen Hughes (trombone), Rusty Cummings (drums/ percussion).

Cuesta Ridge

New To Thumbtack

  • 14 years in business

Cuesta Ridge is a band born in the sweet confines of the Santa Lucia Mountains, on the central coast of California. This six-piece, bluegrass-injected, Americana rock conglomerate has been making music together since 2004, and their experience in the local music scene is broad. With members also playing in a variety of other local bands, such as Resination, Funk in Public, Tripledub, Stank Finatra, Ouroboros & Goza, their SLO roots sustain consistent growth. A standard Cuesta Ridge show includes a variety of flavor, and there is always something new for the diehard fans. Constantly writing new originals, this talented bunch also likes to challenge themselves with fresh covers at each gathering. Their influences range from Django Rheinhardt, Bill Monroe and David Grisman all the way to Bob Marley, Mumford & Sons, and Motorhead. The band's upbeat nature attracts movers and shakers, while their sophistication corrals musicologists and aficionados. Their previous venues include the Live Oak Music Festival, Sunset Magazine's Celebration Weekend, Morro Bay Harbor Festival, Downtown/SLO Brew, California Mid State Fair, SLO Concerts in the Plaza, Mother's Tavern and Stone Soup Music Faire, just to name just a few. The band also has a live CD and a studio CD now available for purchase at shows. Cuesta Ridge has opened for Charlie Daniels Band, The Abalone Dots, Brothers Comatose, Poor Man's Poison, Hot Buttered Rum, and Easy Leaves. The all-acoustic Cuesta Ridge includes Toan Chau (guitar/vocals), Patrick Pearson (guitar/vocals), Dan Keller (mandolin/vocals), Brent Vander Weide (percussion/vocals), Matt Reeder (bass/vocals) and our newest member, the legendary Allan Dick (fiddle/vocals). Have a listen. I reckon you'll be back for 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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