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Albuquerque Reggae Bands

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John P. Martinez
4.7
from 23 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Kimberly G.
Verified review

We hired John for our wedding ceremony in Santa Fe, NM. John provided with song recommendations but also recommended songs that he thought would fit well. We also only needed his service for an hour & half so he was gracious enough to work with us on price. For the service he brought his own equipment and worked with the minister on timing. This greatly helped me day of as I did not have to coordinate or answer questions. I could not recommend John more for any type of music or band need.

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If you’re looking for an ultimate party rock band, then you’ve come to the right place! Slow Burn has consistently provided quality rock-and-roll party entertainment throughout the Albuquerque Metro Area, playing to packed bars and venues and going above and beyond any other band in the area to make every gig a full on rock-and-roll party fiasco!

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All-American Music represents many bands and performers to entertain your guests, whether your event be a corporate function, wedding reception, company party, picnic, Frat party blow-out, wine-tasting, birthday party, anniversary or wake. We have an appropriate group or individual to entertain your guests with music ranging from classical acoustic guitar to Spanish, jazz, blues, classic rock, country to Frank Sinatra. Our prices vary according to performer and hours of entertainment and distance traveled. From one man bands and individual classical and jazz performers to seven piece variety bands and country western bands, we cover every type of performance that you can imagine.

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We are a classic rock band for your next event. Based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, we are a 5-piece band, featuring our lead vocalist, Alison Colton. Obscure and mainstream '60s to current classic rock/pop music is what we are all about! We are available for worldwide performances for weddings, conventions, and corporate events!

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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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