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Tacoma Wedding Bands

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The Fun Factory
4.6
from 103 reviews
  • 155 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda H.
Verified review

Jan was the dj for our wedding at Skamania lodge and we would highly recommend him to everyone! He did a great job feeling out the crowd and what everyone wanted to be played. He showed up early and was always very accommodating. Best dj ever!

The Michael Benson Band
5.0
from 10 reviews
    Evan G.
    Verified review

    The Michael Benson Band was absolutely fantastic. Hands down the best wedding band. I just hope I get to see them perform again! They really know how to keep the crowd dancing and the energy high. Great to work with, could not have been happier.

    Free Rain
    4.8
    from 10 reviews
    • 25 years in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    David O.
    Verified review

    I am a bit of an audiophile so I'm picky about music and bands. These guys are excellent musicians. They have an extensive list of songs they cover and each song was played extraordinarily well. Definitely recommend them to a friend; but I don't have to because my friends were here and they loved the band too. Dave Orr Kelso Wa

    Music Lessons with Mikaela
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 11 years in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Justine C.
    Verified review

    I went to Makala for a beginners voice lesson to prepare for singing at my friend's wedding next month. I was very impressed with her skill level and teaching ability. She was personal, yet professional, and I really learned a lot in an hour. I would highly recommend Makala!!

    Music Performance
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
      Taya G.
      Verified review

      Drew and his band are excellent! They performed second time at our kids wedding, I loved their dedication and professionalism in playing jazz music. Recommend to anyone who loves jazz! Taya

      Ian Skavdahl Music
      5.0
      from 5 reviews
      • 10 years in business
      Patti S.
      Verified review

      Ian was fantastic at my wedding reception! He played tunes that people liked and requested and was extremely professional.

      Pyramid Scheme
      5.0
      from 5 reviews
      • 18 years in business
      • 5 hires on Thumbtack
      Donald A.
      Verified review

      What a great band and true gentlemen. There were professionals with tremendous talent and crowd appeal. Ideal band for any occasion!

      Rafael Tranquilino Band
      5.0
      from 5 reviews
        Connie R.
        Verified review

        The Rafael Tranquilino Band is one of the most versatile and exciting bands I have ever seen. Rafael's guitar work is inspired and he never ceases to blow me away! He also never plays a song the same way twice. You just never know what he's going to do. He is my favorite guitarist! Leah Tussing's vocals are this very cool combination of jazzy blues that brings a completely new vibe to every song she sings. Love her! They are a dynamic duo with some of the most talented rhythm sections in the PNW. I never miss seeing them when they are in Tacoma.

        Ed Mays Groove Kitchen
        5.0
        from 4 reviews
        • 7 years in business
        • 2 hires on Thumbtack
        Alfred P.
        Verified review

        Ed Mays Groove Kitchen’s music is full of jazzy delta blues, pop, rock and funk as well, for a sound that is timeless yet modern in it's own way. It’s kind of like stepping back in time, but with the keys to the Porche. This group - is undeniably charming, and undeniably entertaining. Not to mention pretty darn talented. Our guests ranged in all ages, and everyone loved Ed Mays Groove Kitchen. If you want your wedding reception, or whatever event to really "Groove", book this band! -Christy K, Seattle, WA

        Ian Hughes Music
        4.3
        from 4 reviews
        • 2 hires on Thumbtack
        Minami F.
        Verified review

        He is the best guitar teacher! Especially if you are into theory side of the music. I'm a singer with a degree in music, but he still has so much more to teach me. He'll show you the right path to take you to the next level. Also I've seen this guy shred on his acoustic guitar. I'm pretty sure he has more than 2 hands and 10 fingers. By hiring him as a solo guitar player for your event, you will get like a band worth of complete sound.

        Two Men and a Bassist
        5.0
        from 3 reviews
          LeAnne L.
          Verified review

          Two Men and a Bassist played my wedding reception, and they were terrific both in terms of sound and being easy to work with. They played a variety of jazz and some funk, and people danced and had a great time. And when my husband turned to Collin at the end of a number and asked, "Do you guys know the theme song for 'Peanuts'?" they didn't miss a beat, playing it right away. I whole-heartedly recommend them!

          The Highsteppers
          5.0
          from 3 reviews
          • 4 years in business
          Jeremy G.
          Verified review

          They did the best classics, and new stuff too, it was so fun! So nice to have a real live band and not a DJ. We were getting compliments on the band all night. Such a great time! Thanks Highsteppers, you rock.

          • 3 years in business
          Tim S.
          Verified review

          We hired Ryan and his band to play for our wedding. He was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. We asked him to play specific songs, and he wrote out music for the whole group and they performed it perfectly! He made our magical evening truly one to remember. Would highly recommend Ryan and his band for weddings, corporate event entertainment, background music, and anything in between.

          Outta Control
          5.0
          from 3 reviews
          • 8 years in business
          • 1 hire on Thumbtack
          Joe P.
          Verified review

          Awesome band. Very nice people. I would hire this band again in a heartbeat. I will have live music again next year for sure.

          Bloomfield Music
          4.3
          from 3 reviews
          • 3 hires on Thumbtack
          Olivia P.
          Verified review

          We are very happy with Bloomfield Music's service! The 3 piece band we requested included piano, flute, and cello. They sounded wonderful, were very professional, accommodating, and well prepared. They played a mix of classical and contemporary/pop pieces for my husband's 50th birthday party. Highly recommended!

          Tsunami Piñata
          5.0
          from 2 reviews
            Cassi B.
            Verified review

            We had Tsunami Piñata in at Bottlehouse for our annual Bastille Day Party. Every guest thoroughly enjoyed the wide variety of music played. We even had a wedding party in our private event space that preferred to listen to Tsunami Piñata as opposed to their own playlist.

            About

            I guess that would depend on which service we're referring to here; as far as karaoke goes I feel that it's because I add to the performance of the singer by playing assorted instruments, backing vocals, and an above average mix. These things combine to create a much more authentic feel for a singer. As far as instruction, I use a much more informal and flexible style that I feel is less rigid for a new student and allows for more creativity and enhanced advancement.

            About

            We will plan weddings, funerals, etc. We officiate at them and also provide vocal solo services. We meet with couples both separate and together to do wedding counseling, planning and officiating.

            About

            Visualize your event with our vintage, classy and sophisticated music drawn from the 1920s and 1930s. We bring alive the Gypsy Jazz of France and the American Swing standards of prohibition era Harlem, and we also have Latin sambas and bossa novas, all to swing dance and sway to. Our music will make your event special. We have performed for weddings, corporate functions, anniversary receptions, birthday parties, festivals, restaurants, swing dances and more.

            About

            We provide a full-service band for weddings and events as well as the DJ and sound. We want your party or event to be the best it can be, and we are here to help.

            About

            DJ Fresh1 provides the best music entertainment for your weddings, corporate events and more. DJ Fresh1 is the perfect selection for all genres with the ability to set the mood from the perfect cocktail hour to the evening dancing for all ages.

            Q & A

            Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

            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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