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Tucker Dale
5.0
from 129 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 147 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gloriadiane H.
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Beautiful personality and awesome singer my family feel in love with him. Very talented takes pride in his music interacted with guests very entertaining definitely will hire again

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Emo Alaeddin
4.9
from 45 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lisa S.
Verified review

Emo at Granted Records worked with our daughter to prepare her voice for theater auditions and an upcoming vocal performance. He's a wonderful, energetic and positive person and my daughter found him to be a pleasure to work with. She learned so much with Emo's direction and help. Great experience; would definitely hire him again.

Starliner Music
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Lars T.
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I have been taking guitar lessons from Kimberly via Skype for about six years. I really like her teaching style which is systematic and focused. She tailors her lessons to my goals and time. Her teaching method is to help you gain insight and skill through patient practice of gradually changing exercises. She doesn't snow you with theory, but presents it to you in digestible amounts just when it will make sense. She welcomes questions and I always learn from our discussions. She has led me to learn techniques on the guitar that I was absolutely sure I could never learn. For something to seem impossible at the start, to seem possible a week later and to be routine a month later is amazingly uplifting. Kimberly's background was first a life of teaching herself and playing gigs with all kinds of bands in all kinds of places. She has also deepened and strengthened her knowledge by gaining academic degrees in guitar and jazz and also by studying under masters. This gives her an incredibly deep understanding of learning and teaching music, an immense skill in playing guitar, and an appreciation for the challenges of playing with other people. I especially love her continued enthusiasm for guitar and that she really enjoys teaching. I have found in Kimberly the best of teachers and highly recommend her without reservation.

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!!!

Taylor Carroll
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Linda K.
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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.

  • 32 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Susan H.
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It was my 60th Birthday and I wanted to go all out. I found several bands here on Thumbtack but either they were going to do a "show" for way too much money, or their demos sounded like a garage band...even though the price was reasonable. I wanted jazz and I also had a long list of my "own" requests. I met with Dave to discuss my event and he was very professional. His price was very fair. He even took some lyrics I had written and wrote music to them which the band played live at my event. The band members were awesome right from the start arriving on time and setting up efficiently. They introduced themselves to me personally and we had great communication all evening. Frankly....they were GREAT FUN! They played everything from the Bossa Nova to Frank Sinatra to the Beatles...and I requested a lot of Country and they even did that! Talented and tight. I even sang and played with them and it really made things even more memorable. I would recommend Dave and his musicians without any hesitation. Don't look any further for your next live band....contact Dave Hill and you will be thrilled!

Boombox Heroes
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Mike M.
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WOW! What an amazing band! We were absolutely blown away by these amazing musicians it is clear that they are all at the top of the field. We chose to book the 6 Piece with both male and female singers and boy! can they really really SING. They sounded amazing, looked fresh and fun and had such energy every single person at our wedding was on there feet even my dad who is 83. We had an absolute blast and everyone could not stopped raving about the band they asked if we stole them from American Idol!!!! I can tell you from the moment we were in contact they were communicative professional and handled everything, even thinking of things we haven't even thought of yet like lighting and sound requirements. The MC was charismatic, funny and charming and was able to tell our story with such class that my wife and I were in tears. We looked around for 6 months before choosing a band most great wedding bands were way way out of the budget, they were reasonably priced and for what you get which is one of the best bands i've ever seen at a wedding I actually think we should have been paying double or more like some of the bands we first looked at that weren't even as good. So thats my rant. Amazing. Blown Away. Memories for a lifetime. They do book up early were lucky we had our wedding on a Sunday so it wasn't a problem. If it was on Saturday we may not have been as lucky!

John Brown Entertainment
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Paul C.
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We are extremely happy with the music service John provided at my husband's memorial last weekend. John played Tears and Heaven and Hey Jude with an acoustic guitar for the service. We received so many compliments on his performance. It was very heartfelt, lively and was definitely comforting during this difficult time not only hearing these songs but hearing them live. Everything I envisioned, he definitely provided. Two thumbs up. Will definitely hire again!

  • 7 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!

JMV Entertainment LLC
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Jon R.
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We had an acoustic guitarist from the band play our ceremony and an 8 piece band (the usual 6 plus 2 horns) play our wedding reception - the red letter players killed it! Malynda was very easy to work with and the band was extremely well priced compared to their competition. Everyone at the party still can't stop talking about the amazing band. Highly recommended!!

Ken Weiner
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren S.
Verified review

Ken and company showed up to my event on time and played the best jazz music I have ever heard! He is now the only jazz band I will hire for all my business & personal events.

Jennifer Deirmendjian
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Valerie R.
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I have known Jennifer Deirmendjian for 12 years now and worked with her musically on solo projects off and on as well as performances in bands. She plays and writes violin beautifully. I have learned so much from her musicianship in rehearsals on a professional level more than anyone I have ever worked with. She is patient, kind and disciplined. I highly recommend her teaching experience as she has been my mentor and inspired me in so many ways!

Absoulute
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Christina T.
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Absoulute has played for California Yacht Club's biggest regatta party two years in a row, and both times, the crowd wouldn't let them stop. The band was perfectly tuned in to the vibe of the crowd and everyone was dancing. As the organizer, they could not have made my life any easier. They were all super to work with -- on time, professional, easy going, and eager to please.

  • 6 years in business
Nevah S.
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We love Gold Standard. This was the second time we hired Rob and his terrific group to perform on our campus. Previously they entertained at our staff holiday party. This past Saturday (February 25, 2017,) they were the featured band at our school's Mardi Gras gala. This was a major fundraising event, with a silent auction/social hour, dinner, live auction and dancing. Gold Standard is a class act. They are stellar musicians who know how to please the crowd. Perhaps most notable, is their refreshing versatility. They opened our event with smooth ballads and light jazz - and featured great sounds on saxophone. Then they edged into more upbeat dance songs following dinner, with refreshing and soulful takes on covers everyone recognized. They closed our event with late night DJ services, spinning all the latest in dance club favorites. Our guests loved the music and Gold Standard understands how to read a crowd. They are professional, talented, punctual, out-going, great looking guys who could effortlessly assimilate into any event. I recommend them highly. ~Nevah

The Breakfast Club Band
5.0
from 1 review
  • 8 years in business
Thomas D.
Verified review

The Breakfast Club was terrific. When the band played, they sound Great! AND they included most of my guests in the karaoke part of the show. Thumbs up. Hire them! Thomas D. , Encino, CA

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.

  • 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.

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For your wedding, holiday party, fundraiser, corporate event, Quinceañera, anniversary or private party — iliana Rose and her crew of talented musicians will play the best of Latin and pop dance music. Services We Offer - We specialize in Latin dance music of all kinds, especially: Salsa, Cumbia, Merengue, Bachata, Bolero, Cha Cha Cha, Bossa Nova, Samba and Latin jazz. - We can play a wide variety of popular American music including swing, disco, funk, R&B, Motown, classic rock, pop ballads, jazz standards (like Frank Sinatra) and big band swing. - We can provide our DJ-and-band package at a very reasonable rate. The DJ can alternate with the band, giving you all the contemporary dance music that the younger guests will love. - We will be happy to emcee your event at no extra charge. We’ll meet with you in advance and work out a timeline/script for your entire event. - We have a huge list of songs that we play. - We can provide music for cocktail hour, such as jazz standards and Latin jazz, and for dinner music, with Frank Sinatra favorites, Bolero, Bossa Nova, and more. - We’ll customize your event with music that matches your taste and that of your guests. We’ll keep the dance floor crowded. - We can coordinate your event at no additional charge, and saving you the expense of a personal coordinator. - We specialize in awards banquets, too. We’ll play the perfect music for each of the luminaries of your evening as he/she approaches the stage for presentation or acceptance of an award, during any photos, and as each person leaves the stage. It’s almost like the Academy Awards! - We have terrific Salsa dancers who can provide a lively and flashy floor show, teach the Latin dance steps (and swing, too!), break the ice on the dance floor, start a line dance, mix and mingle with the audience, teach the electric slide, dance with the guests or lead a conga line. Together with the band, it’s a perfect party package! - We perform for many types of events — corporate functions, non-profit gala events, awards banquets, company parties, social events, weddings, birthday parties, Quinceañeras, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, anniversaries, holiday parties, concerts, carnivals, festivals and special events of all kinds. Services Especially for Weddings - We’re happy to serve as master of ceremonies for your wedding reception. We can emcee in English, Spanish or both. We’ll introduce the bridal couple, bridal party and parents in the grand entrance; play your first dance; introduce all the toasts; perform beautiful dinner music; play the father-daughter dance and mother-son dance; emcee the cake cutting; introduce the money dance; create a fun event with your bouquet and garter toss; and take care of all of the formalities of your reception. And of course, we’ll play great dance music, too! You won’t have to worry about a thing throughout the entire celebration. When you hire our band for your wedding, you’ll get an experienced emcee and coordinator for free — and free is good! We will help you plan your wedding. We’ll meet with you a couple of months before your big day and create a detailed itinerary for the reception (and ceremony, too), subject to your approval. You can share this timeline with your photographer, videographer and the coordinator from the location. It’s like getting a wedding planner at no charge! We can perform lovely music for your wedding ceremony with a trio of violin, piano and bass (or a duo of violin and piano). We will play prelude music while your guests are being seated; processional music for the family, bridal party and the bride (or wedding couple); any music that your officiant might request during the ceremony; and recessional music as the wedding couple and bridal party exit the ceremony. For many wedding ceremonies, we find that classical music is a very popular choice. Besides classical, we can also play other musical styles for you ceremony and prelude — for example, ethnic music (such as Jewish music or Bolero); sacred and religious music; and popular, contemporary and romantic music. Here's a little bit for about me: "Iliana Rose is a complete entertainer; an accomplished piano player, percussionist, clarinetist and vocalist. She is also spontaneously funny, able to ad lib hilarious, intelligent comments with an audience which makes it easy for her to connect with people. She is a charismatic, natural beauty. When she performs you can’t take your eyes off her."

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We play the best of today's top country hits but while many bands simply perform songs like a copy, we put our own personality into them--so the audience still hears the music they want to hear but with a different twist, played by top notch musicians who can help judge the flow and vibe of an event and create the right sound. Not everything in life can be planned! Playing for crowds that respond to us. We've noticed that even people who don't listen to a whole lot of country music enjoy our shows, and country music fans like hearing all of their favorites, fresh off the radio!

  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

We are a duo of musicians who DJ, emcee, and furnish live bands for events across southern California. We specialize in weddings and corporate parties and have done all kinds of parties and fund-raisers as well. A deep knowledge of all genres of music, along with a huge library of music, makes us a great choice for any event. We also field a jazz band who performs classic standards a la the Rat Pack -- great for cocktail parties!

About

We are a very polished eight-piece horn band who has been rocking the dance floor now for over 40 years. We have performed for over 500 weddings and receptions and incorporate a DJ system to cover breaks and all special dances needed.

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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 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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