We have more than 6000 event and wedding suppliers on our roster. Some of them have grown from a few events per month to a fully booked schedule years ahead. We are very proud of our suppliers and would like to continue sharing their success stories.
Meet our PRO member and leading Mariachi Band supplier – Mariachi Rey. Mariachi Rey have received 65 bookings on the platform and have earned over £35,000. Read their interview below on how to succeed in the event business and how to make your listing a success on Poptop.
You have over 15 years of experience. How did the band start?
Well, we have been playing Mariachi music for more than 15 years, individually, but we met in London about 4 years ago and start playing together as Mariachi Rey.
“THEY ARE AMAZING IN EVERY WAY POSSIBLE! First they are the nicest people, very professional, punctual,played incredible.. they made this day very special for us…they even let my father in law sing 😁 We recommend them 1000% Thank you Mariachi Rey Best wishes”
What are the main challenges for you at music entertainment career?
The main challenges in this career are to become very well known, create our own tracks, and keep our style for years in the country.
“Wow! Mariachi Rey were excellent! It was a complete surprise for our guests and they absolutely loved them! Everyone was up dancing and it set a great mood for the rest of the day. Everyone can’t stop talking about them. Thank you so much!”
What are the most important questions to ask a potential client?
What is your key to success at Poptop?
To give the best of us. Comply with all the terms of the agreement. To give you support in any way to increase the business.
“Presumably 1 is low and 5 is high? (I should like to offer the top score!) Having Mariachi Rey at the wedding was a delight and we would certainly book them again. We just need another wedding to sort out now!”
What skills/personal attributes are most important to being successful in this business?
To show professionalism. Rehearse and work hard. Politeness and smile. Look after the image. Respect and look after the client.
“Band was perfect, my now fiance was very surprised and happy! Despite the tears of joy! Thank you very much for an unforgettable evening Xavier and look forward to seeing you at our wedding!! Couldn’t have been happier with the band. Defineately recommend to everyone!”
Do you have a funny story to tell us about your professional experience?
A while ago we were performing in Manchester and there was a Riding bull, we were on our break, so the guests asked us to ride the bull.
My mates did it and we were having fun, everybody was laughing and when it was my turn, I jumped on the bull.
We wear very stretched suits, my trousers ripped apart, I did not have a spear black trousers so I took my blazer and tied it around my waist and start playing but in the middle of the performance the blazer fall down and I didn’t realise, so the people from behind were laughing too much.
When I realised, I stopped moving and closed my legs until we finish the song and my mate grabs my blazer from the floor.
“Legends. Not only did these guys come to Brighton to lead a 30 person pub crawl, they didn’t even know what a pub crawl was!!?? Now they do and they’ve left us with many memories, from having a duel with buskers, to marching through the North Laines to the strains of Ring of Fire, via causing chaos in numerous pubs, restaurants, and one knitting class. Thanks Mariachi Ray, once we have done the midget acrobats for our next outing I reckon we’ll have you back, you were brilliant!”
Also, why do you believe your genre of music is so popular?
I believe the genre is so popular because it is happy, good fun and vibrant. It’s funny when we do covers in Mariachi style. Our colourful costumes give a different atmosphere to the events.
“Just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for your help with organising Mariachi Rey. They were amazing and so very friendly and accommodating with all of the guests. I would hesitate in recommending both of you in the future. Many thanks”