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Brighton 80S Cover Bands

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Brooks'n'Friends
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Brian D.
Verified review

David Brooks is a quality entertainer and excellent showman. I've always had a good time whenever his bands have played. A highly skilled lead guitarist and band leader. A must hire for any venue.

Kevin B.
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John is a true professional. When he lived in NC, there was nobody I would call to cover a gig for me other than him. He has a smooth, believable voice and can deliver a lyric honestly. His original songs stand up to any cover he could perform. Class act all the way.

The Icons
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Erdem E.
    Verified review

    I extremely enjoyed listening to The Icons as they played many classic hits such as Led Zeppelin's Immigrant Song from the '70s. After the concert was over, I found out that the band members were not only remarkably skilled musicians, but also really genuine people who were very friendly! Now that I am 21 years old, I am looking forward to being able to attend to their other private concerts! You people rock!

    Amoramora
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      Ron L.
      Verified review

      They we're a really cool band that seems to love the live experience of music. They played mostly rock and roll with covers and original music. I would like see them play again!

      Radiant Drive
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 9 years in business
      Heather Q.
      Verified review

      Radiant Drive headlined our recent fundraiser. They were easy to work with, asked in advance exactly what we were expecting, showed up on time and delivered in every way. Their music reached folks of all ages - a wonderful tapestry of jazz, funk, classic rock - really unique and really beautiful. (Their cover of the Doors tune "Riders on the Storm" was BEYOND.) Our guests were captivated, and the feedback I got from so many of them after the event was that the band really made the evening wonderful and complete. I hope to work with them again, and will definitely seek out their live performances.

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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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