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Brooke & Mike (Charleston Area)
Brooke & Mike (Charleston Area)




  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Charleston, SC
Latash W. says, "Wow! This duo was phenomenal! They made my daughter's Super Sweet 16 that much more special. We had a DJ and Brook and Mike and they really shined during their set! I will definitely be booking again for my 50th birthday celebration. It's just too bad that thumbtack won't allow other individuals to leave a review, but I have people that want to jump on my review of them: I really enjoyed you playing for my sweet 16, all my friends enjoyed it and thought it may my event that much better-Jonniya Sumpter You guys brought it!-Lisa Grantham I was sorry when you stopped playing and the Dj took over-Ivan Doyle Brooke/Mike, you guys were a class act and people will get mad at me, but you really need to increase your rates-Antoinette Palhem You will be hearing from me to book for my moms 70th birthday -Doris Sambo Excellent job-Joshua Venes You guys had me tapping my toes-Vernon Haygood Great service all across-Dynaisha Nelson When you can come in and move the crowd with different ethnic groups in attendance, you get a standing ovation-Kym bell You must of been playing a lifetime together because you blended great together-Meosha Newkirk Do you have any CD's available of your music? -David Johnson My granddaughter enjoyed you playing for her special day- Ernestine Sumpter You get a 👍for your performance- Barbara Simmons Nice mellow sound-Alexandre Gore"See more
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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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