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6. Geno Michaels & SOULCITY
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  • Serves Oregon City, OR
GENO MICHAELS & SOULCITY is an exciting Pacific Northwest group performing classic and neo-soul, R&B, funk, and jazz. The band based in Portland Oregon, has entertained audiences at a number of Pacific Northwest festivals, special events, and regional clubs. GENO MICHAELS & SOULCITY has been featured at The Portland Rock & Roll Marathon, The Mt. Tabor Summer Concert Series, The Portland Rose Festival, The Bite Of Oregon, The Families In The Park Concerts,The University Of Portland Luau BBQ and Dance, The Sherwood Robin Hood Festival, The Good In The Hood Festival, The Northwest Cherry Festival, The Slice Of Summer Concerts, The Troutdale Summerfest, The Hood River Hops Festival, The Bite Of The Gorge, The Lake Oswego Summer Splash Concert Series, Mosaic Urban Camp, The Portland Red Lion Inn On The Riverfront, Tony Starlight's Supper Club, Vino Vixens, University Of Portland Mid-Week Concert Series, and several other regional music venues. We love to entertain audiences, of all sizes. Seeing people dance and enjoy the music is what we live for! GENO MICHAELS & SOULCITY features Geno Michaels on keyboards and organ along with featured vocalist's Gigi Wiggins and Alonzo Chadwick. The horn section is Eldon “T”Jones and Bryan Dickerson on saxes, and Tom Barber on trumpet. The group's rhythm section is Dave Iula/Tomo Maruta on guitar, John Shaw on bass, Ed Pierce and Anthony Jones on drums/percussion. SOULCITY members have a wealth of expertise in the R&B idiom: individually, the members of the group have opened up shows for the likes of Earth, Wind and Fire; The Temptations; Tower Of Power; Lydia Pense and Cold Blood; and other notable acts. In addition to leading his own R&B and jazz bands, Geno Michaels has freelanced extensively, displaying his soulful jazz/funk infused keyboard chops with Pacific Northwest legends, Lloyd Jones, Kelly Joe Phelps, Paul deLay, Terry Robb, Norman Sylvester, Linda Hornbuckle, Robbie Laws, La Rhonda Steele, Bill Rhoades, Ellen Whyte, Georgene Rice, Gina K. and several others. Geno has also been a member of The Terry Robb Band, been a featured keyboardist with Portland's Ocean 503, and has worked with popular Portland groups N' Touch and Rhythm Culture. Geno Michaels has performed at several Pacific Northwest music venues and festivals including The Lake Oswego Festival Of The Arts, The Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival, The Portland Rose Festival, and the Maryhill Winery Summer Concert Series (opening for The Temptations). Michaels won a nomination for Jazz Scene musician of the month, awarded by the Jazz Society Of Oregon, and also garnered a front page article in the Cascade Blues Associations monthly newspaper, Blues Notes. Perfect for listening or dancing, GENO MICHAELS & SOULCITY perform classic and contemporary R&B/funk material, covering everything from Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Chaka Khan and Prince to Neo Soul artist's like Alicia Keys, Soulive, Ledisi, and much more. Mr. Michaels' original vocal and instrumental compositions are presented as well.See more

$900/hour

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$900/hour

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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 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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