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Santa Ana 80S Cover Bands

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Tucker Dale
5.0
from 125 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 143 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Celeste B.
Verified review

We needed a musician to do some music and composing for a large conference. We were also hoping to find some one who could do some freestyle rap/verse work. I can't believe we found Tucker! He did all of those things with such professionalism, creativity, and talent. He started the conference with some instrumental piano and guitar music that he wrote especially for the conference. During cocktails he wowed us with a concert of cover tunes and his own original music. At the end of the night, he did a freestyle rap/verse that incorporated all the high points of the conference. My colleagues and I were in awe! They have all asked that we book him again for the conference next year and you can bet we will!

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Emo Alaeddin
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Audrey S.
Verified review

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!

Forrest Fire Entertainment
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Janice R.
Verified review

They were fantastic they made our party so great. They were so easy to work with, flexible, upbeat and great entertainers. They knew how to get the party stared. We had terrible hot weather to deal with and they never skipped a beat. They're interaction with the guests coming out into the crowd making everyone have fun and feel included. If you are lucky enough to get this band you can know your party will be a success and fun. I'm already trying to think of another party just to have them back.

Doc Rock-It
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Judy H.
Verified review

We hired Doc Rock-It for our wedding and they were amazing. It was the best decision we made to book them for our wedding. These musicians are not only great artists, they are industry pros and know how to run a wedding so that it is smooth and efficient. So many guests told us they loved the music, and this band is very versatile playing music that spans almost 100 years with ease. They played a jazz set for cocktail hour, an easy listening set for dinner, and a dance set. We had 231 at our wedding young and old, and they all enjoyed the music and many got on the dance floor. John is effective, communicative, and works hard to exceed all of your expectations. All of the musicians in the band were great to work with, nice and down to earth, and enthusiastic and happy to be there. We could not be happier with their services and I highly recommend them for your wedding or special event.

Fred Cichy (Just Gentlemen)
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 11 years in business
Doug S.
Verified review

Fred played at our wedding and my wife I couldn't have been happier. A true talent, Fred played a lot of original songs as well as covers. Despite having a beautiful original song we wanted a specific song and he killed it. I would recomend Fred for any event you may have.

Patrick Carrico
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Kristilee L.
Verified review

I first heard Patrick about 5 years ago. I loved his type of country music the first song they played. I have since seen him numerous times and in a combination of different bands formats from a full band to a striped down 3-man acoustic show he did for me at a Relay For Life event. The last Relay event he did for me was a duo which got the popular vote of all in attendance. Patrick is always the professional and it is very clear from the first time you hear him that he has a deep love for his music and sharing it with the world. You'll only get pure country, sprinkled with a little blues when you see a PCB show.

  • 32 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Chris C.
Verified review

Dave's band "Pretzel Logic" played our wedding and went so far beyond our expectations! They are a Steely Dan cover band and we already knew they'd be great at the Steely covers we had seen them execute in club gigs. But where they really rose to the occasion for us was the non-Steely tracks that we requested for our wedding reception. They learned a handful of songs just for us and they absolutely executed each one with perfect precision! Our guests were floored and we got nothing but great feedback from everyone.

Reckless
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Wes P.
Verified review

Reckless was the host band for my wife's recent surprise birthday party. They were professional in every way. Kim was always responsive to texts and emails as the date got closer. On the night of the event they were an absolute pleasure. So many of the attendees were impressed with their set list and musicality. I would highly recommend them as a classic rock cover band.

MONA NAJIB MUSIC
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Mikaela H.
Verified review

I hired Mona and her band for a private event a few months back. I was blown away by her incredible voice and her professionalism towards me and her band mates. Their presence and musicality made the whole night. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for something extra ordinary for any type of event!

The Heist
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 11 years in business
Dana T.
Verified review

Hired them for our annual holiday party last weekend. They were courteous and very professional. They actually operate like a well run business, and not just a random garage band for hire. They played well known songs, sounded wonderful (not too loud) and as the party got a little looser ;) everyone made their way on to the dance floor. We will be hiring them again next year for sure. We recommend to anyone looking for a very good sounding classic rock band.

  • 11 years in business
DJ M.
Verified review

Malou is a great singer with a wonderful band that truly plays from the soul.

  • 3 years in business
Lisa H.
Verified review

They started on time and were awesome from song 1! They play well together and are very tight. Although the singer is fairly new, they obviously rehearsed many times for the cues were understood by all band members. Really great show and fun to watch as well as dance to!

RocknRetro
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Maria D.
Verified review

We hired RocknRetro to play at my place of business, Whole Foods Market in Woodland Hills for an '80s themed local supplier day. They were EXCELLENT! They were punctual, self-sufficient, professional, and super fun! Our customers, suppliers, and team members loved the music and their energy. They played a great mix of music. The sound level/volume was just right. Since they have a male and female vocalist, they are able to play a wide range of song in various music genres. They got the audience involved with their performance and a great time was had by all. I would definitely recommend them if you need a band for an event. I will be hiring them again for sure!

Jangala Roots | Reggae Band
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Newsline A.
Verified review

real reggae, one of LA best band in town...excellent party!!!!!!

Jordo
5.0
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!

    About

    Probable Cause is a high-energy cover band that plays modern rock, classic rock, and everything in between. Performing with the same enthusiasm, energy, and musicianship as the original bands, our goal is to entertain. All the members have traveled the U.S., playing everywhere from California to New York, performing at nightclubs, concerts, festivals, and corporate and private events. With astonishing accuracy, we re-create the sights, sounds and personalities of the rock’s most popular acts such as Led Zeppelin, Foreigner, Journey, Van Halen, Queen, U2, AC/DC, Def Leppard and Bon Jovi, just to name a few.

    About

    We rock your favorite '80s, '90s, '00s new wave, alternative, indie, and rock from bands like The Smiths, The Cure, New Order, Morrissey, Joy Division, The Cult, Dramarama, INXS, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Echo & The Bunnymen, David Bowie, The Plimsouls, Devo, Q Lazarus, Material Issue, The Cars, The Pixies, The Church, and much more!

    About

    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!

    About

    We are a husband-and-wife cover band. We perform English and Spanish rock and roll songs from the 50s to the 90s. We also do Cumbias and ballads.

    About

    DaVerse The Band is the difference between a truly memorable event and a party. DaVerse The Band is based in Los Angeles and plays venues throughout Southern California. Our repertory draws from your favorite rock 'n' roll, R&B and country music. Nothing replaces live music, and no one performs live music better than DaVerse The Band. From parties, corporate events, weddings, DaVerse The Band amps up the fun and enjoyment. We're happy to work with you to make certain your favorite songs are included in your event. We are ready to give some fun. Are you?

    About

    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 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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