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Loose Enz Band
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Russ R.
Verified review

I hired this band for a birthday party last year and the people including myself were really pleased at Loose Enz' performance. They all were very sociable when they would take a break after each set. All of their material was Classic Rock like they advertised in their ad. I will definately hire them again. If you wanna have a good rockin evening, then I suggest you hire The Loose Enz Band Thanks, R. Rayner Johnson City, Tn.

About

CreekSide Grass is the band that has been making the way acoustic music can be presented and played. The band was formed with since 2003. Widely known in bluegrass for illustrating the sound and drive that is known by many individuals to yesterday and today, the band has gained a company of fans both as a result of their musicianship, their exciting live performances and connection with the crowd. Being a highly solicited band in bluegrass, some members of the band, have performed with notable bluegrass festivals, such as Red, White & Bluegrass, Valle Country Fair, Maple Festival, RedBone Willy's, Hayes Auditorium, Carolina BBQ, Alta Pass Orchard, Young's Mountain Music, Traveler's Rest Festival, Hometown Opry. Picking Porch with Tim White, Tweetsie, and more. Some band members have played with other eminent bands or has written songs and sound tracks with a copyright soon to be recored. Some members have appeared on the Grand Ol' Opry with Ricky Scaggs, Terry Baucum, Tim White & VW Boys, Bill Monroe. CreekSide Grass has shared the stage with groups ranging from Doc Watson, Wayne Henderson, Steve Lewis, Raymond Fairchild, Far City Boys, Amantha Mill, Jeff Little, Southern Accent and other fine acts. CreekSide Grass' musical accomplishment, energy, and sense of entertainment, that captures the audience have moved them to a highly unique sound, and stage show, which appeals to an incredibly variety of folks. From folk music and bluegrass festivals, and arena shows CreekSide Grass is the hard driving bluegrass band that will mezmerize and leave the crowd wanting more. CreekSide Grass has an undeniable connection to an audience, leaving them on their feet, dancing, to the music. In short, its a combination of abilities and talent that makes CreekSide Grass the most versatile acts ever assembled. "NOMINATED FOR CMA 2011 in Charlotte, NC............ CHARLOTTE MUSIC AWARDS Leading the way into taking bluegrass music to the front, CreekSide Grass combines elements of traditional & gospel, jamband, country, and bluegrass into a high-energy sound that is inspiring,accessible, and truly a crowd pleaser. "We Are Finger Pickin' Good."

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Play is a 5-piece band of veteran musicians from the tri-city area of East TN. With years of experience behind them, there is a complete mix of veteran and fresh talent to give you an energetic performance that will bring you up out of your seats. You will hear music from Madonna, Blondie, Benatar, Huey Lewis, Duran Duran, Roxette, Berlin, and many, many others. Play doesn't play music you can dance to; they play hits that make you want to dance! Play is experienced with all types of events, from parties to clubs, fair to festivals, reunions to cotillions, and especially weddings; we have done so many, we can even help plan the entire event. "I've never dealt with a band more prepared, professional and accommodating. I did not have to do one thing for set up or take down." "Play (formerly "The SoundDrivers) were a great ending to our event. They kept the music going, and the crowd rarely left the dance floor!" Quotes like these are common around the members of Play. Featuring Pamela Hardy on lead vocals, Pamela is a talented, beautiful singer originally from the Poconos. She has an incredible set of pipes, plays flute, and doubles on keyboards and on main keyboards. Veteran multi-keyboardist Jerry Henninger is actually a keyboard veteran who performed for several '80s bands during the era. Guitarist Bob Martin, veteran of Tom Jones and who tours with Chicago and Christine Aguilera, is a powerhouse musician who brings awesome experience and talent. Finally, our rhythm section is anchored by powerhouse drummer Adam Figura, former Vans Warped tour player for the recording band "Sloth" and veteran prog rocker Zane Wooten. You can feel confident that Play will satisfy your entertainment needs with state-of-the-art sound system, modern LED lighting system, seasoned performers, and a song list that will include many of your dance and listening favorites from the '70s and '80s. When you book Play, you can feel confident we will custom tailor our show to satisfy any age group or demographic. We are the perfect band to meet your party needs. You can expect a great looking, high-energy performance with a signature sound and show to make your event a night you will cherish and remember always, whether you have an intimate reception or a full blown corporate "throwdown." Most of all, if you are on a tight budget, Play will blend its talents and equipment to try to meet your needs. Our goal is to give you a completely professional show, veteran performers, a great look, great sound, lights, professional staging, and the expensive feel of a real live band. Many times, this can be done comparable to the cost of a good DJ. Get a great act and save your budget. Call Play for all your entertainment needs! Play can be much more than just the live music. Depending on your needs, we can provide emcee services, event direction, and recorded music to meet a variety of special needs; we know how it's done, folks! Don't forget the atmosphere while the guests are arriving, during your dinner, awards ceremony, toasts, etc., and any special dances. Our sound system is available for any announcements or toasts you would like to make, and we have tons of licensed recorded music in nearly every genre to play during band breaks; we keep the party going, and we can work on your timeline. Do you have a song that you can't live without? Hey, we can't do them all, but we will try to do anything you need. We're versatile! Let us know and we'll do our best to accommodate you. Yours and your guests' pleasure is our only concern. We provide professional lights and sound adequate to any occasion. Last, but not least, we will be on time with professional musicians, appropriately dressed, ready to give a positive professional impact to your occasion; that's why you want entertainment, isn't it?

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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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