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Wedding Music Charleston
from 33 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa M.
Verified review

The power of live music they play is undeniable, I enjoy every minute of this very entertaining band. The whole band is excellent, entertaining, and talented, and the crowd is not averse to getting' down on the dance floor,there is a great variety of music. Very friendly and caring......... This is a must hear band !!

Dreamland Band
from 5 reviews
  • 8 years in business
ToneDeafJunior H.
Verified review

Being a musician myself, I can appreciate the different styles or music Dreamland offers. If you are looking for a folky/rock-a-billy/sometimes campy/good ole sing-a-long music, this band is for you. Professional, talented and music like no other cover band out there, Dreamland would be a good hire. And as a bonus, the singers are really good looking too. Never hurts.

Gwen Yvette
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Tonya B.
Verified review

My experience with Gwen Yvette was amazing I highly recommend that you book her and her band I definitely plan to book her again to come back to Exclusives Restaurant & Lounge people are still talking about how pleased they was with the show thanks Gwen keep up the good work!!!

from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Kim L.
Verified review

Fantastic, crown pleasing band! High energy, great song selections, true performers!


We do everything, from solo piano for an intimate evening to 19-piece big band for an amazing evening of classic music. We specialize in creating a fun, romantic and memorable evening of music.


Why hire The Coppertones? It's really very simple. We offer the following: * Consistency: We bring the same musicians every night, so you're getting the exact band you paid for. Not all bands do this! * Recognition: With songs on some 40 or more radio stations across the Southeast and on Carolina Beach Music Award award-nominated discs (we record on Ripete Records), we're a well-known commodity. * Authenticity: We play live; there are no prerecorded tracks. * Flexibility: We're hired professionals, hired to make your evening perfect, and we're happy to tailor our show to your needs. * Professionalism: It's not our show; it's your party. This is a quick word about us: It ain't about us. Our job is to do whatever we can to make the evening perfect. * Quality: You will simply not find a better band for your money, and don't you and your guests deserve the best? Hire the band that South Carolina Homes and Gardens magazine calls "the Lowcountry's favorite band". Hire The Coppertones. It's really very simple.

  • 23 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

My name is Sherry Lynn Pedersen. I have been a musical entertainer in the Charleston area for over 20 years. I also perform with our band, The MusicCatz Band. We are 4 musicians - keyboard/vocals; guitar/vocals, drums/vocal & our 4th piece is sax. We play all types of music- 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s etc; from oldies shag, classic rock, big band, current hits. We love what we do. We enjoy making people feel good through our music. We try to make our customers happy by playing the songs the love.


Delivering music for all occasions. Professional musicians and vocalist. Watching other people enjoy our music whatever the affair. Traveling, etc.


We are the premier old-school R&B band in the Southeast. Our genre covers Motown, jazz, and reggae, from the '50s to the present. We specialize in doing wedding receptions.


Joe Clarke Big Band offers big band, big sound, and big fun! We’ve been bringing the swinging sounds of the 30s, 40s, and 50s to your weddings, parties, and corporate events for nearly twenty years. Our repertoire includes hits from Frank Sinatra, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington and more! In addition to a song selection spanning three decades, we can provide as many musicians as needed from a single intimate singer/pianist, all the way up to a full 19-piece big band orchestra. No matter what the capacity of your venue or your wallet, you can be sure that Joe Clarke Big Band will provide music and service that will make your event; in the words of Nat King Cole, it is unforgettable.


Palmetto Soul is one of South Carolina's freshest and most exciting dance party bands. Featuring an incredible male and female lead vocalist, each of whom brings his/her own unique talent to the table, Palmetto Soul offers you a mix of well-known songs featuring covers of artists from Van Morrison to Aretha Franklin, Delbert McClinton, and Jennifer Nettles. With our brassy and rich grooves, Palmetto Soul has a hot-horn section. Our driving sound revs up the party and guarantees a performance like no other, getting everyone on their feet and filling the dance floor. We offer a broad range and diversity of songs in each set, from cover songs to classic rock, jazz, swing, R&B, funk, beach music, classics, and modern favorites. For excellent, smooth vibe and infectious groove, let it be Palmetto Soul! We are quickly building a fine reputation of being one of the best performance bands in town among those who hear our fresh, new sound for the first time. We are not the same old party band, we are fresh and exciting, and are breathing new life into the party band scene in Charleston and the surrounding areas.


The Louie D. Project is considered as one of Charleston's most popular and versatile wedding party bands for years entertaining both young and old. They play all genres of music such as smooth jazz, funk, Motown, R&B, soul, rock, blues, beach, bold energetic and ceremony, allowing them unlimited flexibility in music choice. Choose from their extensive song list, and if your song is not listed, they will learn it. They were nominated as the Best Funk and Best Jazz Band by The Charleston City Paper and Louie D. had nominations for Best Musician, Best Horn Player, Best Blues Artist and Best Hip-Hop Artist! Quoted by them, "Louie D. has a stage presence unrivaled in Charleston." The LDP brings their own state-of-the-art sound system and lights.


We have professional sound, DJs, lighting, live bands playing and what you want. We have been in business for over 15 years and providing top-of-the-line service for many events that included major artists.

  • 9 years in business

One of the best party bands in Charleston, SC and the Southeast, 17 SOUTH is an eight piece ensemble playing the best hits from the 60's to the present. Musical styles include Motown, R & B and Beach cover tunes to Earth Wind & Fire, classic rock hits + jazz & swing favorites. The band gets people on their feet dancing and keeps them entertained all night long. 17 SOUTH is a handpicked all-star group of musicians from Charleston, South Carolina that have played with everybody from Stevie Wonder, Josh Groban, Lee Ann Rimes, James Ingram, The Temptations and Four Tops to Frank Sinatra. The band gets people on their feet dancing and keeps them entertained all night long. 17 SOUTH is a handpicked all-star group of musicians from Charleston, South Carolina that have played with everybody from Stevie Wonder, Josh Groban, Lee Ann Rimes, James Ingram, The Temptations and Four Tops to Frank Sinatra.

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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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