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J-Mann Music
from 59 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rene' H.
Verified review

Jason and his group were FABULOUS, so easy to work with, and the music was enjoyed by all!! We had 140+ friends, family, vendors, office, etc from 3 yrs old to 99 years old and we got tons of complements on Jason and the J-Mann band. I will DEFINITELY be calling them for the next party. They brought everything they needed - even their stools and had music playing even when they took breaks. I actually only remember one break (they MUST have taken more) and we had them 4 hours. Jason is a people pleaser and asked me to let him know if there was ANYTHING we needed from him - but the volume of the music was PERFECT and my vendors for the party were dancing to it while THEY sat up. It sure lifted MY spirits because they sat up an hour before the party - while I was still frantically making sure everyone had everything needed.

Bill Jones
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.

Kicks Band
from 6 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Bill Y.
Verified review

Gary was extremely professional and easy to work with. The band put on a fantastic show, the feedback from my guests was 100% positive.

Marcela Mendez Duo
from 6 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Susi H.
Verified review

Marcela's band Honey Rock played at our wedding 3 years ago, and we still talk about what a great evening of dancing we enjoyed! They played everything from The Stones to Michael Jackson to Adele, so there was something for everyone. Marcela even took some time to learn our special song by Van Morrison so we could have our "bride and groom first dance". We still seek out Marcela and her band on occasion and go for a night out of listening and enjoying. They're fabulous! Tim and Susi Haugh

Republic of Music
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa C.
Verified review

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!

Krista Richards
from 5 reviews
  • 11 years in business
Scott Brandon H.
Verified review

Krista is the REAL deal! Not only is she super talented in ALL areas of music, she is an amazing person with a huge heart. Her songs will literally touch the depths of your soul, her voice coaching is beyond words, and she'll stretch you to levels that you didn't know existed for you, her self expression and presence will connect with you at a deep level. Whether you desire a custom song, a singer songwriter to perform live, or vocal lessons, I can not recommend Krista enough, she will ROCK your world!

Bell Music Services
from 5 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Katrina N.
Verified review

Ron and his musicians were outstanding!! I hired them for a '40s Big Band Pary for 2 hours and did the deliver! They were very much accommodating to our residents and the staff. Very upbeat group of men who sang and danced with our residents, which made all the ladies very happy!The music was spot on and made us all feel like we really were in the 1940s. Very happy with the performance and their attitudes, absolutely one of the best!

Picking Frenzy
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Terry C.
Verified review

My son Max has been taking lessons with Ed for several years now and we couldn't be happier. Ed is an awesome music teacher with many talents. His knowledge of playing in a band has been a great help for my son. Ed will jump in and play the bass line with Max if needed. I love that he can teach vocals, guitar, bass, and drums and get in there and jam with my son, too. Ed's awesome! I'd highly recommend him if you're looking for a music teacher. Terry

Brian L. Murphy
from 3 reviews
    Rich V.
    Verified review

    Both my son and I have taken guitar lessons from Brian for a few years. It has been a great experience learning a wide variety of styles, from classic Rock to Jazz. And his patience has definitely helped our playing improve over time. I would recommend Brian for anyone from beginner to experienced.

    • 11 years in business
    Sam T.
    Verified review

    We were so glad we chose this band for our wedding. They were spectacular from the solo guitar entrance music, hosting the event, to closing the dance-floor down late night. I don't know how they kept the energy up for the whole night but they played till the very end. They definitely made our big party complete! PS -- I don't like Journey but the band was so good even I sang along!

    from 2 reviews
    • 17 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Sarah M.
    Verified review

    I've seen Ottopilot perform at a number of venues and I've become a huge fan! They have a diverse repertoire of covers and originals from Jack Johnson to Metallica. Their acoustic rock style is perfect for corporate events, private parties, live-music venues and even weddings. They are professional with just the right amount of fun and cater to a clients needs. I would give them 6 stars if I could and I highly recommend them!

    • 36 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Kim K.
    Verified review

    Jesse and the band did a fantastic job for our birthday party. Played the music that we requested and were very professional. Came on time, started on time and sounded great. I would certainly hire them again for another event.

    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 play to the crowd, playing dance-friendly rhythms that span the ages, from the 1920s to 2010. All ages can get up and have fun, but we're even better in a honky-tonk setting. Our current cover list includes: Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan, U2, Tom Petty, Johnny Cash, The Traveling Wilburys, The Pogues, Van Morrison, Echo & the Bunnymen, The Pixies, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Old Crow Medicine Show, Chuck Berry, Faces, AC/DC, Queen, Bob Marley, T-Rex, David Bowie, Talking Heads, Talk Talk, Cyndi Lauper, The Pretenders, Stray Cats, Sam Cooke, Elvis Presley, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Soggy Bottom Boys, Eddie Vedder, The Doobies, The Allmans, Concrete Blonde, Counting Crows, Crowded House, Bruce Hornsby, and more!


      • We provide private music instruction for any instrument, any style, any level, any age, any time! • Lessons at the comfort of your home or one of our many studios throughout the region. • Performance opportunities every 4 months. • Our caring and quality instructors go through a certification process. • If you don’t like your instructor? Try a different one! • Other services as well.


      We are a high-energy, fun and entertaining country western band. We play both new and old country. The likes of Johnny Cash, George Strait and Luke Bryan! We will play for weddings, birthday parties, corporate events, and retirements. You name it; we will play it!


      Make a memorable fiesta with our help! We have a variety of Latin music, cumbias, rancheras, corridos, valadas, rock en Espanol, oldies, rock en Engles. Call and ask if we play your favorite type of music! We bring the speakers, lights, and mic. Rudy Lizarraga Musical has the music; all you need to do is party! We also offer the famous "taquizas" (carne asada tacos) with all the trimmings.


      We are a wedding, corporate, private and cruise band. We offer configurations from 4 musicians to 6 musicians. We are extremely professional with a significant amount of experience (all have at least 20 years of experience). We play what the client and audience want to hear, and we have complete volume control. We play at the appropriate volume that not only the event calls for, but also the volume the event requires at different times. We are known for our fun showmanship, getting people to sing and dance, and just generally have a great time! We will make your event and special day a great event, to be sure!


      For over 15 years, Emerald River, as a Top 40-country and classic rock band, has been a San Diego country music scene favorite. They have regularly appeared at several private events and local venues, and the background of the band includes opening for major country acts, such as LeAnn Rimes, Pat Green, The Mavericks, and Blake Shelton. Their unique blend of high-energy performances, contemporary country hits, rich harmonies and time-tested country standards keep their audiences on the dance floor until last call!

      • 6 years in business


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

      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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      San Marcos, CA

      • Event type
        General event/party
      • Number of guests
      • Music genre desired
      • Performers needed
      • Music styles or songs client would like performed
      • Vocals and instrumentals needs
        Singing and instrumentals
      • Emcee needed
      • Stage location
      • Sound system provided?
        No, professional will need to provide their own sound equipment
      • Details
        this is for HOA
      • $775
        Average price
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