faq's

First time booking a mariachi band?

Whether you’re looking for a wedding reception band, or some entertainment for you big 50th, it can all be a little intimidating when booking your first mariachi band. I mean, we know, it’s not an every day thing. We are fully aware that you might have some questions but are always happy! No request is too big for us so feel free to send us any questions you may have via our booking form. 

Hiring our band

Our range of musicians and the instruments they play are as follows: Vocalist (singer), Guitar, Accordion, Trumpet, Violin, Percussion, and Guitarron (traditional Mexican acoustic bass). We will always put a suitable combination of musicians together. As standard we offer a trio, quartet or quintet band.

We will always put a nice combination of instruments together regardless of the size of the band you choose. However, if you’ve always wanted a trio with a trumpet player then we will be more than happy to accommodate your request.

Our general set times are 1 set of 1 hour or two sets of 45 minutes. We are also able to customise our set times around your event requirements.

We always arrive at the venue an hour before hand. This of course will give the band time to get changed and prepare themselves for the event. We generally ask for a room for our band to get changed and leave their belongings.

If there is sufficient time between the date of your booking and your event, we can certainly accommodate your request for a song.  Please get in touch if you’d like to discuss your song request.

Making a booking

Once we have finalised all details, we will put together an invoice with all the correct information and payment details. Booking will only then be confirmed once we have received a deposit.

We ask for a 20% deposit to be made through an online payment system with the remaining balance payable 7 days before your event. Please note we do not accept cheque or cash as method of payment.

We add a supplement charge of 50p/per mile if the event takes place outside the M25. For events inside of London we charge congestion charge and ULEZ charge and parking costs (if applicable). Although some band members may take London public transport, the lead musician will always need to take a vehicle to transport all the the bands kit.

technical questions

For bigger events such as festivals and private parties that have hired in a sound system, we can offer a technical rider that will give the sound team all the information needed to work more efficiently with the band.

We are an acoustic band that can perform with or without a stage. So if you wish you can have our band walk around at your event or wedding drinks reception playing to your guests.

We highly recommend a sound system if you have over 250 guests and your intention is for everyone to hear. A bigger venue and a high number of guests may require a sound system. This can depend if you wish the band to be stationary or roam around.

We work with trusted and recommended audio hire companies who we can liaise with directly, should you wish to hire a PA with a sound engineer. 

Why not get in touch to see how we can help you with your next event or function.