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8. Ryan Cook Music
from 11 reviews
5.0 (11)
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Glen Cove, NY
"Ryan Cook does music for a living. You’ll be hard-pressed to find better entertainment for your wedding or event anywhere in the Tri-State area. Think of the difference that you get when you find someone that does their craft all the time as opposed to someone that does it on occasion – it is same difference between professionals and amateurs. Keep this in mind when making a decision on who to hire for your event. When making a living as a musician gets difficult amateurs will hedge their music with a job that ends of taking away from music which in turn takes from the quality of their performance. Ryan Cook Music is always doubling down and honing his craft which is music. Hire a professional today and know that every cent you spend with be reflected in a next-level musical experience for the benefit of you, your family and your guests. If you would like more content browse this site: Ryancookmusic.com Here you can access: – Song list, Videos, updates and much more! – Check out Ryan’s Duo & Trio – Look into hiring Ryan as a DJ for when people feel like dancing to their favorite tunes. More info: At points, you may wonder if it is just Ryan up there or a small band. Since Ryan has worked at playing as a solo musician for a while now, he has incorporated (among other things) percussion, whistling, and looping the rhythm guitar so he can play a lead in addition to it. Hands on/Hands off… depends on your preference… Planning your event with Ryan will leave you feeling confident that this is going to be just the kind of experience you created in your imagination. Or, simply delegate this high-bandwidth responsibility to Ryan. Specialty services include: – Ryan plays well and often as a DUO & TRIO. – DJ– many events can include hiring a musician and/or a DJ which can be a headache. Well… hire Ryan and he can do both!"
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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 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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