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#21 CynLovesLuis

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    Posted 28 October 2010 - 09:54 PM

    I've been searching for months for the same thing- a salsa band primarily... my FI and I are dancers...and well, I'm Puerto Rican- So excellent live music at the wedding is a MUST lol

    Originally Posted by lyrebard 

    Just wondering if anyone has found a good band that they like... Just getting started on this one, but the on-site coordinator said that although she can recommend a few different groups (guitar solo, trio, even a band) that none of them have demos for us to listen to. As I'm a bit of a music geek, I'd be more comfortable hearing a sample of the groups music before we hire them.
    I think we're looking for a small group that can do salsa, merengue, and other local styles (just not mariachi!).

    Any suggestions?


    #22 CynLovesLuis

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      Posted 28 October 2010 - 09:55 PM

      any video clips of their work?? and what type of music did they play? Congrats!

      Originally Posted by Simistar 

      Sorry -- I'm a little bit late to this thread
      But I wanted to recommend the band we used for our wedding!

      I don’t think they have a name... Sol Tomargo also used them for her wedding, and another vendor on here, PlayaWeddings.
      Jill Kirkland and Victor Espinoza are the husband/wife team that run the band, then there are about two/three others who play in the band as well.

      They were great! They played while people were being seated, for when I walked down the aisle, during our ceremony and during our cocktail hour, and honestly -- I think they're the only reason people stayed for our cocktail hour! :-)
      (our resort's service during our cocktail hair was terrible...but Victor and Jill's music kept people happy:-))

      And they were very reasonably priced!
      For two sets (45 mins per set), it was about $550 (can't remember exactly...sorry!)

      Best way to reach them is by e-mail:


      (try e-mail both addresses...Jill is American, so will likely be the one to respond...Victor is her husband and speaks Spanish and a little English...)

      Good luck -- and if you need any more info on the band, just ask:-)

      #23 CynLovesLuis

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        Posted 28 October 2010 - 09:58 PM

        Wonderful!!! Congrats, how was it?!? Can you share more about LaMATA?

        Originally Posted by YrishCathe 



        I just booked LaMATA band and I'm very excited. I haven't seen any reviews on them but I'll be sure to post it after my wedding. I'm getting married 10/10/10!!! From their samples and videos they sound amazing. They're the band that play at Senor Frog so they have to be good!!!

        #24 Simistar

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          Posted 08 November 2010 - 10:22 PM

          Hey there!


          Sorry for the late reply 

          any video clips of their work?? and what type of music did they play? Congrats!


          #25 chipotle99

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            Posted 28 November 2010 - 01:51 AM

            I just had the best band ever for my wedding 2 wks ago!  Banda Balance. Here's the cut and paste from the Dreams Cancun thread where I just posted about them:

            They were SOOO FANTASTIC!!!!  I was worried no one would dance since they play a lot of salsa and not everyone is into that (I am though..hehehe).  We had a DJ the first 2 hrs and then 3hrs of the band.  Both were sooo great! The DJ had everyone on the dancefloor the entire time!  Then the band came on and played Black Eyed peas, Beyonce, Salsa, they took requests from the crowd, had us doing conga lines and other dances, no one was sitting down at ALL until they stopped playing at 1am. They sound so good, they could be famous rockstars, I'm so serious, you guys have to check them out, it really made the party something to talk about. The main singer also MC'd the wedding (toss bouquet time, cake cutting time, etc) http://www.balancelabanda.com/

            #26 spunkimo

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              Posted 12 October 2011 - 10:25 AM

              I am late to the game but just want to add that Victor & Jill's band is called Sumaj Punchay (http://www.sumajpunchay.com/).  They are an instrumental band that sounds like a Peruvian Flute Band (If you watch South Park you know what I'm talking about!).

              #27 nybride

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                Posted 07 March 2012 - 02:45 PM

                We just used La Mata for our wedding and they were really fun for the wedding! We had the band and a DJ, because we figured the band is best at rock and rock/dance music, while the DJ can play Rihanna, Gaga and other dance songs. The band also has a big Spanish playlist if you are looking for that.


                I will just say they are really really pleasant to work with, were very responsive with communication in advance and performed wonderfully. People were singing along to their music so enthusiastically - they have a great accent for the American songs and their rock style is great for songs like "Don't Stop Believing," "Twist and Shout," "Take on Me," etc.


                It was great.

                Email: lamata@hotmail.com

                Cell: 984-131-8253


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