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Tucker Dale
5.0
from 126 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 146 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sam B.
Verified review

Tucker opened for a friend's band and a better artist tonight. He's a standup guy and got the crowd singing along. Set ran the gamut from modern through traditional, with a lot of solid improv.

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Emo Alaeddin
4.9
from 41 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Audrey S.
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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!

Top Pro
  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Janet P.
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We hired Tyler for my sister's birthday party. He was extremely professional throughout the entire process... from the first time we contacted him to the end of the actual event. He responded immediately to any of my queries via text or email. The contract and payment process was very straightforward and easy. The set up was a breeze because he provides everything. He encouraged us to be involved in choosing the music and asked for direction on our desired "mood" for the party. He was very keen on making our evening exactly how we envisioned it!! He showed up on time. He wore a suit which added a touch of class. Most importantly, his sax playing was simply beautiful. We are music lovers and some of our children are professional musicians so I think we are pretty good judges when it comes to musical ability. Tyler was top notch!! Thanks to Tyler, our night turned out exactly how we envisioned it!! Only thing disappointing was that I had to be a host. I would have preferred to just sit and listen!! Thank you, thank you Tyler! Hope to be able to hire you again sometime soon.

Forrest Fire Entertainment
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Janice R.
Verified review

They were fantastic they made our party so great. They were so easy to work with, flexible, upbeat and great entertainers. They knew how to get the party stared. We had terrible hot weather to deal with and they never skipped a beat. They're interaction with the guests coming out into the crowd making everyone have fun and feel included. If you are lucky enough to get this band you can know your party will be a success and fun. I'm already trying to think of another party just to have them back.

Cliff Targum Music & Lessons
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Benson S.
Verified review

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!!!

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.
Verified review

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
K.E. E.
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These guys were awesome. Showed up several hours before show time to get everything set up and sound checked, etc. They also brought their own sound engineer and some cool lighting. Everyone in the band sounds great, the music is crisp, and they can pretty much play anything from classic rock like AC/DC to current top 40 hits and anything else you might want to hear. Every song they played over 3 sets sounded great. Louise, the singer, has amazing vocal range. Could not have asked for a better band for our event.

John Brown Entertainment
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah O.
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The John Brown Band played the Redondo Beach 4th of July Block Party and had the whole neighborhood rockin' out all night long. What a party!! After I heard them play, I knew I wanted to hire them for my wedding in San Diego on August 29. We had a great experience working with John and would recommend them in a heartbeat. The #1 comment from our wedding guests was how awesome the band was!! Upbeat song selection, dance-ability, and timing were perfect, even with no rehearsal on the Bridal Party Entrance!!! They even played a very special song (Harvest Moon) which I had totally forgotten to request - just perfect. And we got some GREAT pictures. :)

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.

  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Ellys D.
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Hugo is very responsive to all my questions and answer it very quickly. Initially I was looking for a band but Hugo sent me email and I liked his video so I decided to hire him. It's 1 of the best decision I've ever made.Everyone at the party is impressed with Hugo. He is really a good singer and I'm really satisfied with his performance which is way better than his video. I will definitely hire him for future events. You hit a jackpot when you hire him so stop looking and just hire him!

Violin with Chloe
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Brigitte B.
    Verified review

    A bit about myself, before I delve into praise for Chloe Pourmorady; I am a jazz musician and co-frontwoman of the LA band The B's and The Honey. We perform an eclectic melange of French, German and American Jazz, Soul and Rock music with a variety of performers trained at the Berklee College of Music and Loyola Marymount University. I first met Chloe while we were both students of classical music at Loyola Marymount, and was immediately impressed by her intensity and the joy with which she approaches her relationship to music. Since graduating, I have invited Chloe to perform with The B's and The Honey, as well as collaborated with her on several original songs, performed with her own musical collective, Melanchloé. Chloe Pourmorady creates musical ideas like most people walk with one foot in front of the other. Her upbringing as a child of Persian refugees has undoubtedly influenced her musical language, though her passion for expanding and deepening that vocabulary extends from her youthful experiments with electropunk songwriting, to her rigorous study of classical violin, to her exploration of Eastern European and Romani Folk music. Both as a teacher and a performer, Chloe is constantly pushing herself to communicate musical ideas with artful intention, and this detication makes her an asset to whatever endeavor she to which she chooses to lend her talents.

    Absoulute
    4.5
    from 2 reviews
    • 1 year in business
    John S.
    Verified review

    The set list was interesting, the musicianship strong, the communication prompt and the performance appreciated.

    Marlena/Mischief
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Jeanne B.
    Verified review

    Mischief made my event. We had a dance floor and the band kept it full all evening long. They had great groove, had varied song list. Marlena not only has great voice - truly star quality - but was amazingly varied in style for music she sang and she certainly kept the guys attention. If she wasn't so nice I would hate her :-) the lead guitar player clear knows his craft - his solos were crazy good and fantastic job singing. Harmony amount the members was impressive often in 4 parts! They showed up on time, were professional, interacted very well with my friends, and put on an amazing show in addition to the amazing sound. I would definitely hire them again!

    Jack's Ukulele
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 8 years in business
    Julie A.
    Verified review

    Jack Tracy brings his smooth sound and energetic style to the South Bay music scene. Whether Jack plays solo or with his band, he always uplifts the spirit. Catch Jack performing on Third Thursday's in the Riviera Village. Next date is September 18 from 5-8 p.m.

    The A Section
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 4 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Rupa A.
    Verified review

    The A Section is a wonderful group to hire for your event! They played at our engagement party and we loved having them there. Their music really added to the wonderful ambiance of the party and they were able to accommodate special requests. Thank you A Section!

    About

    We are a husband-and-wife cover band. We perform English and Spanish rock and roll songs from the 50s to the 90s. We also do Cumbias and ballads.

    • 25 years in business
    About

    We're a high-energy multi-cover band that performs music, like classic rock to music that is current (i.e. Rolling Stones to Katy Perry). We have all of the sounds pertinent to making the band sound just like the album. We're a very pro band that carries their own PA, as well as backline gear, such as drum kit, amplifiers, and all instruments needed for such gigs. In addition, the band is very well-traveled, having played for the U.S. Armed Forces twice in both Kuwait/Iraq, as well as in Japan on 3 tours at military installations.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    As the only Southern California music agency created by a Grammy-winning artist, we are in a position to offer you a beautiful selection of world-class music uniquely tailored to your tastes. We are professional, dependable and can be trusted to provide you with excellent musical talent on your event. Visit our website for band videos and wedding packages to get you started creating your entertainment package.

    About

    A Jazz Band for any and all occasions! AND TO FIT ANY BUDGET!! The David Eastlee Jazz Band has an extensive song list and performs regularly throughout Southern California. The band can be made larger or smaller according to your exact needs. Vocalist available upon request. David Eastlee plays all styles of jazz, Blues and latin Jazz, and specializes in authentic Jazz Guitar. We do all kinds of events: Galas, Weddings, Parties, Corporate Gatherings, Birthdays and more! Call today to inquire about your event! THE EASTLEE JAZZ BAND GUARANTEE: If you hire our Jazz Band and are not completely satisfied with our performance, we will refuse payment. We are that proud of our professionalism!

    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.

    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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