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  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Dom S.
Verified review

I have worked with Shane at Mariner Studios on multiple recording projects for Raleigh, NC bands The Pseudo Cowboys and Paper Dolls. The studio has plenty of quality equipment and offers a great space to capture a clean, natural sound from the instruments, whether in a live tracking or multi-tracking environment. Shane is very skilled in recording engineering, mixing, and mastering and knows how to get projects done right. Creative energy flows well during sessions here, and the final products sound polished and professional. Plus he works fast! And is a badass musician to boot!

Andy Kleindienst
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Karen R.
Verified review

Andy taught my son trombone from seventh grade through high school. We were so fortunate to have such an inspiring and talented teacher who went above and beyond by coming to our house for lessons. Under his tuition my son was able to achieve placements in many All Disrict bands, first chair in the Allstate jazz band and entrance to the music program at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Andy was extremely flexible with lesson times and always reliable. Andy's amazing skills ,patience and work ethic were motivational to my son and we would highly recommend him as an outstanding teacher and person .

Percussion Services
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 20 years in business
Kevin C.
Verified review

Having Joe Westerlund as a drum instructor was truly a great experience. I came in as an adult looking to get back into drumming after having played as a teenager. Joe was sensitive to this and planned my lessons accordingly. After 5 minutes with him, I could tell Joe was going to be a blast to work with for half an hour per week. He was quick to cater the lessons to whatever genre of music I was interested in playing which may or may not have matched his personal tastes. Which, to be fair, it's hard to pigeonhole Joe into a specific genre given his vast experience and wide array of bands he's played and toured the world with. His positive attitude and gentle demeanor was comforting to me as a newbie to the lesson format as an adult and I found our time together to be quite enjoyable. Not to mention Joe's technical abilities and musical talents which are fantastic. If I were to recommend anyone I know, kid or adult, to a drum instructor, it would hands down be Joe Westerlund. Besides being a killer drummer, he's also a genuine, great guy.

360Vision Events
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ms. M.
Verified review

They did a great job! Our first experience with a photobooth at prom...the students had a blast...definitely a highlight of the evening. Staff were excellent and professional.

Thursday's Flight
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ginny V.
Verified review

Thursday's Flight is a versatile band that plays pop, rock and original songs. I would recommend them for your party!

Lil Biscuits and Gravy
5.0
from 1 review
    Andie J.
    Verified review

    My daughters and I had a great time listening to this band this past weekend! The talent, variety and entertainment value of this band is amazing! I can't wait to see them again!

    About

    Seabreeze is a beach and oldies band playing music that is danceable and enjoyed by all age-groups. The band has a three-piece horn section, a four-piece rhythm section, and a lead vocalist. You'll hear classic and new beach, as well as Motown and oldies. The band will bring great music to your event, as well as a great time that all will enjoy. You will never hear offensive talk nor jokes from stage, so you never have to worry about your guests being offended. Seabreeze is made up of seasoned professional musicians who enjoy playing their music, and it shows! Easy to work with, Seabreeze looks forward to working with you on your event.

    • 12 years in business
    About

    We are a bunch of perfectionist so we care a lot about our sound, it's always been like that. We want to make sure we give you our best.

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    We are a cover band. We do weddings, parties, shows, and more. We cover billboard's top 100 hits and all of your favorite hits.

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    Our service company has more than a decade of experience providing high quality equipment and sound. We offer competitive prices and excellent customer service.

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    We play at bluegrass music venues such as bluegrass festivals, reunions, private parties, and whatever the occasion may be.

    • 3 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    Versatile Original Cover Band spanning across many genre's. 90's is our wheel house but we do Rock some classics and new stuff as well. Offer Solo to Full Band booking.

    • 11 years in business
    About

    OUR STYLE

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    The TROUPERS specializes in a variety of dance, dinner, jazz, beach,select wedding songs,R&B with seasoned vocalist and instrumental selections.

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    The Ron Wayne Band is a Southern Rock band playing classic rock, country and blues from the Doors, Johnny Cash, Led Zeppelin, REM and more!

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    We travel with a complete sound and light show with visual effects. Most bands do not travel with the type of visual effects that allows an audience to "hear" with their eyes.

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    I believe we stand out because we don't mind stepping out of the box even on cover songs to make the experience more personal and one of a kind.

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    We provide event entertainment and "the real band and show" for wedding highlights, corporate entertainments and social gatherings.

    • 29 years in business
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    Years of experience and top-quality musicianship

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    All of the members of this band are seasoned professionals and over 30 years of age. They all realize the importance of providing the client with a professional memorable night of music and dancing as well as engaging the client's guests with respect and care. We are intentional not only about our music but also about our appearance and conduct.

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    The wedding band with the most experience and the most music! We take your reception through every stage and special event so that you can simply enjoy your special day. We will emcee, DJ between sets, keep the dance floor full and the party flowing.

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    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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