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  • 10 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel G.
Verified review

I 've seen Tom perform in bands , ive watched him do solos and and i seen him run Open Mics. This guy can sing and play anything. He is a 'benchmark' for others who attempt to do what he has mastered. He is a consummate professional musician. He's the real deal.

TC Special Entertainment 4 U
4.2
from 16 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Lylia C.
Verified review

This company is phenomenal. The owner really takes his time out to make sure everything is the best. They really live up to my expectations he absolutely have all the kiddos up and dancing at our mid winter Dance at our school. Keep up the good work tony and staff!

Full Swing Sound
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Ashley K.
Verified review

Full Swing Sound did a fantastic job! We had a live band with a singer for the reception, and it was amazing. I really liked that they let me customize the songs for the live band, and they sounded so good! We also had a deejay and that was actually my favorite part. I made it a goal to have a list of nontraditional dance music, and they worked with me to make a playlist that I absolutely loved. They were really easy to work with and exceeded all expectations! I would highly recommend them to anyone

The Music Orchard
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Lori C.
Verified review

My daughter takes voice lessons at the Music Orchard. She really enjoys it, Bill takes time with her, he listens to what she wants to learn and incorporates it into her lessons to keep it fun and interesting. He has a student band which is really exciting to her. I highly recommend Bill he is a great teacher.

Colin Tucker
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ethan H.
Verified review

I worked with Colin Tucker at a music workshop at Buffalo's Old First Ward. Colin designed a workshop that taught students about the science of musical sound, and treated them to a live performance by a skilled percussionist. Colin then led several activities that engaged students' creativity and allowed them to have some fun self-directed investigations of music and sound. His knowledge of music and repertoire is vast and he is conscientious and thoughtful towards his students.

  • 16 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Maria C.
Verified review

I hired Custode & Parisi to play for a wine tasting event. They were exactly as they advertise. They set the classy atmosphere I desired, and were professional from the moment they arrived to set up. They were dressed perfectly for the occasion and their musicianship is superior to any other bands I've hired. I will be hiring them every year for my event! Excellent!

Living Stones Services
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 11 years in business
Russ P.
Verified review

Leading and coordinating worship service. Bill always does a professional job and is always lead by the Holy Spirit. He is a joy to work with and very reliable. His musicianship and vocals are impeccable. When it comes to technical things, such as, PowerPoint, computer, video, etc., he is able to make additions to the service, giving it a modern and appealing look. Bill truly has the whole package wrapped up in one God-fearing man!

Danielle and Joe Music
5.0
from 1 review
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kim A.
Verified review

They played at our school's Family Fall Festival and were awesome!! Will definitely hire them again!

Blues & Classic Rock Band
5.0
from 1 review
    Kathy S.
    Verified review

    This band brings local talent in lyric and melody to a great appreciation of Buffalo's finest. There is always a theme and the spirit of the present, past and newness come together for a fine musical tribute. I can't wait to be present again for the energy!! Thank you!!

    Ted Barnes
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 3 years in business
    Regina W.
    Verified review

    he did a wonderfull job the event held 2000 people we had live music and dj the price was affordable would stongly recommend

    About

    We are a musical band specializing in R&B, pop, blues, rock and jazz. We perform for weddings, corporate events, backyard parties and festivals.

    About

    We are original, have a true passion and practice the art out of pure enjoyment and aspiration for it. We have an astounding amount of practice and are open to learning any music. Maybe a song for a special couple at their wedding? A fun mash-up of favorites throughout the ages for a 40th birthday bash? Or even a full electrical band put together for a nightclub sweet sixteen? We're always up for it!

    About

    This is a four-piece band that performs at bars, clubs, weddings and private parties. Our music ranges from Motown, classic rock, pop, dance and blues. The band members are very experienced, having toured with national acts and performed in many local bands. The band consists of keyboards, guitar, bass and drums, and all members sing lead.

    About

    Rough Draft band offers a variety of classic rock and southern rock hit from the 70's, 80's and 90's. We are a 5 piece band with a female drummer and female lead singer.

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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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