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Oceanside R&b Artists

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J-Mann Music
5.0
from 55 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Candace C.
Verified review

Everything! He understands the business side of music and he was the only vendor I did not lose sleep over as I planned my husband's 70th birthday party. The J Mann band is professional and offered us a wide variety of the songs we loved and asked for. Justin's voice, their harmony, and rhythm were fun to dance to and they brought each song to life, complimenting the original artists beautifully. We had a wonderful time and would recommend them to anyone, anytime. Makes me want to have another party just so we can invite them back and listen!

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Savage Music and Mentoring
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
David D.
Verified review

I have taken music lessons from several musicians who have always told me to work the minor pet atomic scales. The difference I discovered with Savage Music is that the lessons were geared to learning how to play overall and with other musicians. Savage played with me and opened the the roots of the music, the rhythms and timings, especially the base notes to follow the melodies on guitar. I was given my first song to play and perform the first day and another each week in progression. You start feeling what he is teaching. Thanks Lou. See you soon.

Norton Music Education
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Evelyn W.
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Tim has been a wonderful guitar teacher for my daughter. His lessons are more than just guitar lessons. He brings rhythm and music theory into the education. He is generous with his knowledge, he is flexible with times and locations, and he is enthusiastic. It's been a great value and an experience well worth it.

Liquid Blue
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 22 years in business
Steve C.
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What as fantastic band. Not just great musicians but great entertainers. They played at my daughters wedding and had everyone dancing all night long. Nikki is very professional and on top of all the details. I highly recommend them and can't say enough good things about them.

Ryan Hiller
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 35 years in business
CeCe M.
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Ryan Hiller has performed at two of our Christmas parties in the past. What Ryan brings to the party is his charisma, great vocals, amazing spirit, and gifted stylings on the acoustic guitar. His energy and ability to play a plethora of songs makes for the perfect party experience for all the guests. Ryan was and is punctual and comes prepared to put on a show. We will not plan another event without Ryan Hiller supplying the music. - Cece McGee -

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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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