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Davenport Bands

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Jim is the greatest DJ for classic jazz and big band I've ever heard. His history tidbits underlying his choices and transitions put you in the time and place of the recording. I listened to him for many years on WSUI. Thanks Jim

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Beyond the booking and playing of Christian music events, I teach guitar, bass and drums. We have a contemporary Christian band that plays all over the Midwest. Churchstock events can be scheduled in any town for any genre of live music needed. From bluegrass to southern gospel to contemporary Christian rock, we can provide tested and professional bands for any event. Email us today.

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Betty Calling is a dynamic six-piece band whose mission is to entertain music lovers from all types of genres. Playing a variety of songs, these veteran musicians hammer out everything from dance-your-socks-off rock and country tunes to cry-in-your-beer blues. Their talent and professionalism provides excellent entertainment for all to enjoy. They are a must-see when in your area!

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We are a great rock band, who is ready to play at your event. Item 9 & The Mad Hatters is a high-energy rock and roll act. The band is playing originals with the occasional classic rocking cover. Having been together for the past 2 years, and playing all over Eastern Iowa as well as Chicago, these guys are ready to rock your event. Drop us a line, and/or check out our website or Facebook page.

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We are a four-piece band that has played '60s to '70s music for over 50 years. We have opened up for many national-recording groups over decades and have played at casinos, concerts, parties, weddings and conventions. We are a very professional and talented band that knows how to make your event special.

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We are a 5-piece country rock group that has been performing shows throughout the Midwest for 5 years now. We play current cover country songs that are today's top country charts, as well as own originals. Headlining our group is our lead singer, Megan Weber.

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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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