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Myrtle Beach Bands

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Lissa S.
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BIG BANG BOOM brought the house down! Enjoyed having the wonderful tunes provided by Jan and look forward to using him again at our next event.

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We are a four-man band that plays music from the 1960s and up. We play rock, country, and blues. We have been together for 2 years, and have each been playing for over 25 years. The instruments you can hear at our shows are sax, flute, guitars, drums, hand drums, harmonica, mandolin, and some outstanding vocals. We played over 100 shows along the grand strand this year from local businesses to private parties. Our shows range from one to four hours.

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Party Favor is a fun, high-energy, five-piece band from Myrtle Beach, SC, that entertains with music, from today back to the 50s. We design your song list with your style, and our DJ makes sure the party never stops, so everyone has a great time. We love making your event a blast everyone remembers for a lifetime.

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The Fabulous SandSations Band is comprised of very talented and versatile musicians from the Grand Strand area of South Carolina. All members have studied music in high school and college or practiced their art at the professional level for many years. Being very flexible, the Fabulous SandSations can adapt to any type of performance venue, from clubs to weddings to corporate events. Their genre includes music from the well-known Carolina Beach music hits, Motown, and rhythm blues.

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There are few truly, full time professional big bands left in the country. None of them perform the wide variety of music we do. We travel all over the US. Great singers and professional musicians that carry our own sound and lights and staging. Brides, concert promoters, corporate events, festivals love this big band show or dance.

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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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