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Palm Springs Swing Bands

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Bill Jones
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Stephen J.
Verified review

I have worked with Bill at countless live dates and recording gigs, especially as part of the Erick Macek band. Bill is a professional and serious musician who gives his all every moment of every gig. He knows when to hold back and when to unleash, tailoring his performance to the nature of the audience and the venue. As a sideman he is invaluable, and if I am ever in need of solo guitar performance I know who I am going to call.

Skip Johnson
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Jeannette H.
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We had Skip Johnson and his band, The Zippers, perform at our daughters wedding and reception last weekend. Skip played acoustic guitar at the ceremony and the band played at the reception. They are all great musicians and performers and definitely know how to keep a party going!! We had so many compliments from the guests and everyone loved their music and personal interaction with the crowd. Having the right band is a huge part in making a party a success – and Skip Johnson and The Zippers nailed it!

  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Pamela B.
Verified review

Ron was very professional. Showed up on time and played beautifully! He can play many types of music. Even though we had him play for our mother's 90th birthday, he can play everything from swing, Latin, jazz, modern, pop, and rock 'n roll. A plus is that he sings very well, too. Highly recommend.

  • 28 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer O.
Verified review

Wow! We had the complete package - ROCK'IN Classic Rock live band, DJ with all the best hits old and current and when things claimed down a bit Karaoke!! My guests where floored by the great entertainment I provided by this great band. I was the star and all I did was find this gem of a group. Very affordable, I give them my highest recconmadation! Thanks guys!

The Cheez Whiz Band
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Keith M.
Verified review

First off these guys and gals are amazing. Paul is very easy to work with as well as the rest of the band. For the price very reasonable and you get so much for your money. The band is interactive which is so much fun and amazing. They learned all our covers and met all of our needs. We would highly reccomend anytime.

Lee Koch Music
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Bart M.
Verified review

Lee and his band were outstanding! Total professionals and ruled the evening. Can't thank them enough for absolutely nailing it!

Run the Band
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Pete S.
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We hired John as a solo artist and he was fantastic. A great voice, a great personality, and a positive attitude. A+ performance!

1 Man Band
5.0
from 1 review
    Vicki P.
    Verified review

    I have booked entertainment in Southern California for the last 23 years and Mikole Kaar is one of my favorite musicians. He is talented on Saxophone, Piano, Vocal, cello, etc. as well as performance of all styles of music, jazz, standards, pop, Motown etc. He is professional and on time. I can always count on Mikole.

    Palm Springs Society Band
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Carl R.
      Verified review

      Allan Alper has played piano at several of my holiday parties and has an extensive knowledge of the American song book that entertained my many guests. All of my guests were very complimentary of his excellent piano playing and performance. I recommend him for your up coming party to entertain your guests. Carl Rigoli

      The Mark Tate Band
      5.0
      from 1 review
        Carol M.
        Verified review

        Great band very professional they went above and beyond for us and made the entire evening I would highly recommend them!

        About

        We provide customized services in music and entertainment thru consulting with our clients for their special day.

        • 48 years in business
        About

        Years of experience performing for all types of venues. Specializing in Weddings and Corp Events. Our Song list covers many styles and genre's of music.

        About

        We do rock, pop, country band - vocals, guitar and violin. Check us out at our myspace page (see below) or The Secrets on Facebook. We cover great music of the past 50 years - Beatles, Harry Nilsson, Johnny Cash, Neko Case, The Band, Bob Dylan - very cool material.

        • 13 years in business
        About

        We have a passion for music and entertaining people to have a good time and experience.

        About

        Our customore service, reasonable prices, and fliexibility is part of what sets us apart fromother groups. Though there are many talented musicians out there, most do not pay enough attention to the finer points of providing live entertainment. Many also charge unreasonable prices for a product that is substandard. We focus on being responsive to our clients, attentive to the flow and needs of the event, and flexible with changes while also providng great music!

        About

        I have multiple reggae bands that would love to make your event spectacular. I have multiple bands and singers who would be available.

        About

        The diverse selection of songs make it easy for customers to customize their entertainment with my band.

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        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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