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5. Bub's Daddy Band
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  • Serves Edwardsville, IL
Bub's Daddy is a one-of-a-kind, 3 piece rock-pop-soul-funk cover band consisting ONLY of keyboard, drums and vocals. We perform one-of-a-kind renditions of popular songs from the 60's-70's-80's through to todays Top-40s hits. If you're looking for something different that covers a lot of bases for a St. Louis crowd, Bub's Daddy is your band! We come complete with a total package: 70's look & stage presence, full sound system, specialized light show with special effects, and accompanying DJ available on request (additional charge unless otherwise specified). We're available for small or large venues & events, specializing in private parties, and corporate entertainment. PLEASE NOTE that our minimum charge is $500 for any event. A Sampling of Songs: Sweet Dreams - Eurythmics All About That Bass - Meghan Trainer Stayin’ Alive - Bee Gees Hit Me Baby One More Time - Brittney Spears Camila Cabello - Havana Under Pressure/Ice Ice Baby Mash - Queen/Vanilla Ice Dancin’ In The Moonlight - King Harvest Mercy - Duffy Need you tonight - INXS Runaway Baby - Bruno Mars Message In A Bottle - The Police A Fool In Love - Tina Turner Groove Is In The Heart - Delite You know I’m No Good - Amy Winehouse Heartbreaker - Pat Benatar Rock Steady - Aretha Franklin Dream On - Aerosmith I Wish - Stevie Wonder Josie - Steely Dan Its My Life - No Doubt Summertime - Billy Stewart Tainted Love - Soft Cell Gimme Shelter - Rolling Stones Gloria - Laura Brannigan (we had to! :-) Love Song - Sara Bareilles Criminal - Fiona Apple Don’t Stop Believing - Journey This Love - Maroon 5 Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash Don't Do Me Like That - Tom Petty Come Together - Beatles It’s Magic - Selena Gomez I Can’t go for That - Hall and Oats You Got the Love - Chaka Khan Misty Mountain Hop - Led Zeppelin Heart - Crazy on You Couldn’t Get It Right - Climax Blues Band So Into you - Atlanta Rhythm SessionSee more


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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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