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Sweet Harmony
5.0
from 61 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 105 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jill L.
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Beautiful wedding musicians. Professional and self-sufficient. Loved them!

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Delicous Music Performance
4.9
from 48 reviews
  • 37 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lexi B.
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Ivan played cocktail hour at my wedding - not only was his music great, but I really appreciated his responsiveness and professionalism. He made the whole process a breeze!

Al Louis Entertainment
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 196 hires on Thumbtack
Ewa K.
Verified review

Thanks Alan! Everyone had fun with the music at the wedding!

Jimi Durso
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Alexander M.
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I've played with Jimi since the first time I picked up the instrument (bass for 11 years). Lessons with him enabled me to play in big bands and small ensembles at the college level, as well as have a steady stream of gigs when I was in school. His method of teaching is sadly growing rarer and rarer in private lesson study. Rather than mandate to the student rote musical examples which are a.) boring and b.) relate nothing about learning actual music, Jimi's approach is a holistic one that has faith in pupil's drive and intelligence. He demonstrates aspects of music theory fundamentals, and then has the student utilize the formulas he has imparted to extrapolate the rest, with his guidance of course. If the student has trouble, Jimi instructs to fill in the gaps but never spoon feeds. This method insures the student actually learns and internalizes the information, rather than becomes an automaton. Moreover, Jimi encourages the students to bring in pieces that they actually like to play! So instead of spending months hammering out a highly diluted version of a Bach morning song, the student can bring in pieces by Zep, the Strokes, the Black Keys, Rihanna, whatever! Jimi then instructs through elucidating the music theory fundamentals within the songs that drew the student to the instrument in the first place! Jimi is professional, yet laid back. I have continued my friendship with him after studying and going on to professional life. He's just a good dude to know. Lastly, and this should be the last thing you consider. Jimi's rates are always reasonable. For private study in college, I paid 3-4 times as much for a lesson as what I paid when taking a lesson with Jimi. I hope you Long Islander aspiring musicians realize what a gem you have there.

Josh's Music Lessons
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Garrett G.
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Josh and his group performed at my wedding this past Saturday and were nothing short of phenomenal. The number of guests that came up to me and my fiancé raving about their performance was incredible. They played an amazing set that included a wide variety of music that everyone enjoyed - several times we ran out of room on the actual dance floor and people continued dancing outside the designated area which was great. I am definitely going to recommend them to my friends and family, as well as reach out again in the future if we need another performance. Thanks again Josh - you guys really made our wedding special and we'll never forget it. -Garrett & Tracy

Top Pro
  • 1 year in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sebrena G.
Verified review

I looooove Soulful Sounds! They are my favorite band. They played at my wedding in August 2015. I'm so glad I gave them a chance. Besides picking my dress they were the best decision for my wedding. People still talk about how great the band was. My only regret was that I didn't have them play the whole night. The guys are so prefessional and they dress for the job. I highly recommend them to everyone I know. I can't wait for my next event to have Soulful Sounds play. Keep up the good work guys. I feel like they get better every time I hear them. Love Vicky

T Productions
4.8
from 14 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Cedric J.
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Terrence Bulter is one of the most gifted musicians I've worked with. He is a wonderful composer and as a keyboardist is adept in several musical styles, particularly jazz and gospel.

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Drew Wesely
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Travis W.
Verified review

Drew arrived early to set everything up and played beautiful music at our wedding ceremony. It’s exactly everything we wanted. Thanks !

Mikhail Romanov
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Eunie M.
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I had all wonderful vendors at my wedding. But by far, I got the most compliments from my guests for the beautiful music. Many of them wanted to know where I found Mikhail. Everyone loved their performance and their music really made the day so eloquent and special. Ask Mikhail to send you a link to their performance and you will be so glad. I Highly Recommend them for any event you need muscians. If ever there is an occasion, I will defintely hire them again.

  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Henry L.
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My wife and I are extremely happy that we hired Mariko as the solo violinist at our Central Park, NY wedding on 11/16/2014. She is a super talented musician and a very friendly person. All of our interactions with her has been wonderful. Since my wedding was outdoors in Central Park, on a cold and windy day, Mariko was initially concerned that the weather may damage her equipment. But she quickly found a solution for us by offering to rent a violin so she can still play at the wedding. She showed up early to the ceremony location (before we even got there). We asked her to play "Canon in D" along with any songs that she feels would suit the occasion. Needless to say, all the songs she chose were romantic and sounded perfect for our wedding. My wife and I received many compliments from our guest about Mariko. We would definitely recommend Mariko to play at any special events.

  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Yonleidy G.
Verified review

Kazuko and her friend who played the violin in my wife and I ceremony was amazing. They really did our wedding a lot more special in every aspect. They were able to play songs that we wanted and everything sounded so beautiful. i recommend Kazuko for any occasion. Thanks for everything!

Sabina Torosjan
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Deborah H.
Verified review

Sabina and Vilian were absolutely amazing at my engagement party. I had so many people compliment me before and after the event about how beautifully they played. They knew just the right kind of music to play. They really added to my engagement party. I would definitely recommend them to anyone searching for instrumental players for events.

Nico Padden Music
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Allyson D.
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Nico wrote and performed an original song at my wedding. She took the time to learn about me and my husband, and wrote a beautiful song that really captured our relationship. She also played the music we walked in to.

  • 19 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Gregory S.
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I had started getting into Latin music a little over a year ago when I met first met Nick Herman. Originally, I tried to learn to play Latin percussion (congas, bongos, timbales etc.) from books and instructional videos. I also tried lessons with a few different musicians. I was at it for months, however, I found my progress to be very slow. Eventually, I confronted Nick about lessons. After only 5 lessons, my bongo playing had improved exponentially! I would play my bongos with other musicians in the park and after one or two songs, many people would compliment me on my playing. One night I played a duet with a guitarist who would compliment me on my playing after every song. Later, I came to find out he was the leader of a salsa band who frequently performed around the city! Shortly after that I made Nick my official trainer on the bongos and cowbell! Nick Herman also leads his own band. I think anyone who is serious about learning Latin percussion would benefit greatly by having Nick as an instructor. I wish I had began lessons with him sooner!

Caroline Drexler
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Grace H.
Verified review

I'm not a musician myself, but I was blown over by how easy Caroline was to work with and she is clearly a talented violinist--she helped make our wedding really beautiful. Some of my musician friends commented on how technically amazing her playing was, and I'd definitely defer to their thoughts on the music front :). I'd highly recommend Caroline to play at any event where music, professionalism, and quality really matters! Thanks, Caroline!

Sound Heights Records
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Stephen K.
Verified review

Chanan was a joy to work with! Knowledgeable and skilled and very creative. He helped produce a record of sacred music for me and also provided back up guitar for my band when needed a few times in Dallas. He is an exceptional engineer and guitar player with a fine ear for detail.

Peter & the Master Keys
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Archer M.
Verified review

Honestly can't say enough about how great these guys are. Peter Maness was super professional and easy to deal with and found the whole band to be extremely talented and very friendly :) most importantly for us though, they really played fun and energetic show that had all our guests up and dancing immediately. Everyone had a blast and are still telling me how much they enjoyed our band. Our wedding music was really important to us so I'm happy to say that these guys knocked it out of the park. Thanks a ton!! -Christi M, East Setauket, NY

Caeli Smith
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Jane C.
Verified review

We signed on Caeli to play, with a cellist, at our wedding's ceremony and cocktail hour. While Caeli had a conflict arise and wasn't herself able to join us, she took care of all logistics, including lining up a superb replacement and writing an arrangement of our recessional request (the Top Gun theme). She was wonderfully professional and responsive, loading YouTube videos of the songs she recommended (including Top Gun) so we could listen and decide on our song choices. I highly highly recommend Caeli!!

Hank Machuga Piano & Vocal
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Joseph C.
Verified review

A true professional!!!! I am an event planner and about 5 months ago I found myself in a difficult position with a last minute cancellation by a scheduled entertainer for a wedding. That exact day the piano teacher came by to give piano lessons to our boys. While Hank was giving me feed back on the kids' progress, he sensed that I was stressed. As I explained my plight, this guy rose to the occasion. immediately! Two weddings and one 50th wedding anniversary later, Hank Machuga remains on my list of service providers. Great to work with, flexible, an all-around good person and someone who knows his craft. Thank you!!!!!! Joseph Coston Weddings & Events

Andrew Monohan
5.0
from 1 review
  • 33 years in business
Lawrence L.
Verified review

Andrew played at my pre-wedding. He was great. Super talented and Uber polite. Definitely will book him for future event(s).

Peanut Butter Bridges
5.0
from 1 review
  • 5 years in business
Leah S.
Verified review

The band was fabulous!! We danced and sang and had an all around great time! Very professional.

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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