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Oceanside 80S Cover Bands

Browse these 80s cover bands with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Oceanside.

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J-Mann Music
from 62 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michael H.
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what a great band and really made a special addition to our event

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Emo Alaeddin
from 45 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 94 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!

  • 29 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Lucy A.
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My husband and I Hired About Music Pro for our wedding this year and had opportunity to work with Gary and his 5 piece band they were by far, the best wedding band we have seen out of the many wedding and events we have attended over the years. Gary and his band take their work very seriously and it shows in the results they get on the dance floor. There is a unique blend of fun and professional in there performance. Gary was an excellent MC when his presence is required, and when it comes to the music! The whole night was magical. The band covered a wide rage of musical styles and can read the dance floor to keep the party going. I would highly recommend Gary and his band (I already have) if you want a incredible dance party at your wedding!

Marcy M.
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Mikey and his bandmates have been my band of choice these past 20 years playing for my GEMINI BIRTHDAY BASH. Always great music! Always great fun! GREAT BAND!!!

Liquid Blue
from 10 reviews
  • 22 years in business
Chris P.
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Liquid Blue played our daughter's wedding and we knew what to expect, as we test drove them at a local hotel. Our guests, however, were blown away! Their set list is vast and they played everything we asked of them and more. The lighting, the interchangeable dancers/singers, the horns - awesome. Every member was a pro. We have hired other cover bands for corporate events over the years, and Liquid Blue is the most diverse of them all. They listened to us and made my family feel very special and also aided in keeping the festivities moving along with announcements and flexibility to their typical program. It was a wonderful all around experience, and the band leader, Nikki Green, and her sidekick Perry, were as good as you will find. I would hire them again in a moment. If you are looking for a high energy dance party, Liquid Blue is your band. You will not be disappointed.

Ryan Hiller
from 10 reviews
  • 35 years in business
Courtney M.
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The Ryan Hiller Band is epic! I have seen the duo and the full band play several times and I can't stop coming back for more! I have had the band play at several events (indoor and outdoor) that I have hosted as well as hired the duo to play at more intimate functions and they have always delivered. I love his originals AND his covers. The crowd is totally into it and they can take an event from 'just ok' to 'that was the best night'. If I could have The Ryan Hiller Band or duo play every night I would!

Republic of Music
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa C.
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Josh and I married September 6th at the Scripps Forum in La Jolla and Republic of Music (ROM) made our wedding day the BEST DAY EVER!!!! Since I had been planning our wedding from Washington, I didn't get to see the band live prior to our wedding. My dad and siblings went to see ROM play at Club M in Del Mar and they were blown away!! I was already impressed by the reviews and YouTube videos I had seen and read. I knew they were going to be the perfect match for our wedding day and I was totally right!! ROM is professional, fun, amazing and freakishly good at their craft! Vocals were ON POINT and the musicians brought the funk!! We opted to splurge on horns two weeks before the wedding and it was a great decision!! Our guests LOVED the band and their personalities and stage presence set the mood for the night. I cannot say enough about Tiana and how amazing she is to work with. She eased my way from the moment I spoke with her. (I had already booked another band but changed my mind once I was told about ROM) She provided me with piece of mind and made our day run so smoothly. The band did an excellent job keeping our day on schedule and emceed the entire event perfectly. It was really comforting to know that our families could enjoy the evening and not have to worry about making announcements or keeping the night on schedule. Dinner music was amazing, slower songs really allowed you hear just how amazingly talented the vocalists are. As the evening progressed Josh and I did not stop dancing all night along with our guests! My sisters and I also got to be band mates for the day and sing with the band which was pretty epic!! My dad is a man of few words, but he couldn't stop talking about the band for days!! He already said he wants to book ROM for their 40th wedding anniversary!! If you're looking for a band for your big event, stop looking!!! You have found who you are looking for!! ROM will not disappoint! I wish I could crash all the weddings they performed at so I can sing and dance the night away. That's how awesome they are! Thank you ROM for everything!!! Your forever fans, Mr. & Mrs. Calkins!

The Cheez Whiz Band
from 3 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Bill O.
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Freeze Frame was awesome. Great sound, energy, and crowd participation. Costumes were excellent. We had the live band as well as the Dj, BEST party ever. Thanks Freeze Frame and Dj Jeff.

Jangala Roots | Reggae Band
from 2 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Newsline A.
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real reggae, one of LA best band in town...excellent party!!!!!!

from 1 review
    Bob H.
    Verified review

    Jordo makes his own music which is amazing and also plays covers! I loved having him at my venue. He can perform any song you want. I have never heard anything quite like him! He uses his loop pedals to make one guitar sound like a huge band. I can liken him to is Ed Sheeran. He is reasonably priced but there is no way he will be be able to keep his prices so low for so long. He can perform for anything. Weddings, shows, parties, and just about anything. If you call him he would love to help you out!


    We are musicians, entertainers, and a cover band! We are a hardworking cover band from Orange County. Our job is to put on the best show and leave everyone happy and wanting more!

    Talour Made

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      We are a six-piece R&B/funk cover band available for weddings, private parties, events and nightclubs.

      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 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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