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The Sophisticados

San Diego , CA

LOCATION

4054 Tambor Rd
San Diego, CA 92124 US (map)

PHONE

619-980-4803

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

The Sophisticados are a dynamic Classical, Flamenco, Latin, Contemporary and Popular music duo (or trio) performing familiar instrumentals and popular songs with vocals in a smooth... Read more
The Sophisticados are a dynamic Classical, Flamenco, Latin, Contemporary and Popular music duo (or trio) performing familiar instrumentals and popular songs with vocals in a smooth style, however you prefer. A perfect fit for Weddings in the greater San Diego area to create a beautiful, classy, modern or traditional, and memorable environment for your Wedding Rehearsal Dinner, Ceremony, Reception Cocktail Hour and Dinner.

We offer many traditional and creative modern song ideas and choices for your Ceremony, to be played softly and beautifully on two amplified acoustic guitars as your guests are seated, during the Procession as your wedding party walks down the aisle, as you the Bride walk down the aisle, and as you and your guests exit as well. By request we can also learn and play a new song(s) as well.

Being dynamic musicians with a broad list of songs and genres, we can then shift gears and perform for the Reception Cocktail Hour and Dinner portion of your Wedding. We have a professional sound system and usually add a live percussionist for the Recption portion of your Wedding event, and perform as a trio for a cool mix of Fiery Flamenco, Sultry Sambas and Bossa Novas, and familiar Contemporary/Popular music with vocals as well. We like working closely with the Bride & Groom on the song selection and are very flexible to create the perfect atmosphere for your Cocktail Hour and Dinner. Because of our wide mix of musical styles and familar songs, we appeal to all ages.

We've also been asked to perform for Rehearsal/Welcome Dinners the night before the Wedding, which is a nice touch as well!

We are dependable, experienced, flexible and professional musicians who are very easy to work; you'll be in great hands by choosing us. Thank you very much for considering The Sophisticados for your Wedding!

Feel free to contact us at info@sophisticados.com or visit our website for song samples and schedules. You can reach me, Ted, directly at 619-980-4803 with questions or to check our calendar for scheduling and booking. Read less
Band , Ceremony Music

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INFO FOR BAND

Are you an agency or a band?
Band
What is the size of your band?
Small (1-3 musicians)
What music genre does your band play?
60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Classic Rock, Classical, Jazz, Latin, Pop, Rock, World
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
What is your band's usual attire?
Dress shirt and slacks, Tommy Bahama-style shirt and slacks, or whatever is appropriate.
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
Sample mp3's and videos are available on our website; Demo CD's are also available. You may also come see us at other scheduled public performances in San Diego.
Are you willing to learn songs that you do not currently know?
Yes, we do that quite often. We've even learned a song for the Bride who then sang the special surprise song to her Groom, very memorable.
How much time do you usually need for setup?
45 to 60 mins
How much space do you usually require?
Very small footprint required for the Duo, min. 6'x8' space. Trio with Percussion a little larger at 8'x10' approximately. We make due with what we have to work with.
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
Yes if appropriate, we have a nice 2'x5' banner that says "The Sophisticados" over a light tan color with grapevines in the background.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
We don't typically provide any special equipment or lighting, however we can help facilitate the rental of whatever is needed.
Do you usually emcee the event, or talk between songs?
We do no talking between songs during Ceremony performances, and very little speaking at Wedding Cocktail Hour and Reception Dinners unless the Bride, Groom or Planner asks us to make announcements etc. We realize it's your special day, not ours!
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
There are many creative ways to energize the guests to dance and participate, the key is to play music that best fits the atmosphere you're wishing to create. The key is simply to get one couple dancing, even children, and it usually grows from there. There are tricky ways to get folks dancing, but we're typically not into gimmicks and talking, we find it to be annoying to guests to have a chatty band.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you need a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
Typically we take one 10-15 min break per hour of performance.
Do you play recorded music during your break?
Yes. Whatever is appropriate or based on your input. We have a large selection to choose from.
If one or more of the band members is unable to attend, what is your backup plan?
If one member cannot attend, we can perform as a duo and have recorded background tracks. Some of these details are outlined in our performance agreement to help make you more comfortable with our commitment to your Wedding event and ensure a great and memorable performance.
What is your overtime rate?
Same as the hourly rate negotiated, no premium is applied.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
No, unless the Wedding is outside of San Diego, in which case we would negotiate this with you and define in the performance agreement.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
$100

INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Trio
What instruments does your group play?
Drums, Guitar
What is your usual attire?
Dress shirt and slacks, whatever is appropriate
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
We have a selection of mp3 samples and videos on our website; we can send you a Demo CD as well if you'd like. You may also be able to catch us live at a scheduled public performance at a local restaurant, winery, or event.
How much time do you usually need for setup?
45-60 mins
How much space do you usually require?
Very small space required, maybe 5'x8'
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
No, unless the Wedding is outside of San Diego. Or if we are performing at the Ceremony and the Reception, and they are not at the same venue. We can discuss this with you as necessary and note what we agree to in the performance agreement.

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Casandra
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6/23/2012
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The Sophisticados are an incredible duo and I was honored to have them make our seaside ceremony extra special. They traveled all the way to Puerto Rico with all of their gear (they are friends - but wow, that was a long way to travel with so much musical equipment!). They played beautiful background music for our ceremony - I was late (I showed up on a boat surprising all the guests!) and having the music going made the whole pre-ceremony scene more like a mixer/happy hour prior to the ceremony rather than everyone just standing around waiting for me and the bridesmaids to show up =) I got a TON of compliments for their ceremony music - they played songs I requested mixed with some other of their suggestions and it was the perfect mix to set the mood. The also played while the bridal party walked down with was perfect (you never know how long the party will actually take for procession so they were able to keep the music going vs. having a DJ play a selected song and then it might have ended too soon). The icing on the cake with The Sophisticados was that they learned a song for me and we surprised my husband at the reception and I performed it with them, singing to him in front of all our guests. Let me say, that was the biggest surprise and a super special "wedding gift" to my husband (that I think my Mom enjoyed even more than him!). Both Ted and Fernando are great people, inside and out - they are professionals and are extremely honest and easy to work with. Wedding planning can be super stressful - finding vendors is a big part of that. I got married 3,000 miles from home on an island so finding vendors for me was stressful - I wasn't happy at all with the local DJ we hired so I was VERY happy we brought The Sophisticados all the way from San Diego to Puerto Rico. Rest assured, hiring the Sophisticados for your wedding or any event is an easy choice that you will be happy you made!
The Sophisticados are an incredible duo and I was honored to have them make our seaside ceremony extra special. They Read more...
The Sophisticados are an incredible duo and I was honored to have them make our seaside ceremony extra special. They traveled all the way to Puerto Rico with all of their gear (they are friends - but wow, that was a long way to travel with so much musical equipment!). They played beautiful background music for our ceremony - I was late (I showed up on a boat surprising all the guests!) and having the music going made the whole pre-ceremony scene more like a mixer/happy hour prior to the ceremony rather than everyone just standing around waiting for me and the bridesmaids to show up =) I got a TON of compliments for their ceremony music - they played songs I requested mixed with some other of their suggestions and it was the perfect mix to set the mood. The also played while the bridal party walked down with was perfect (you never know how long the party will actually take for procession so they were able to keep the music going vs. having a DJ play a selected song and then it might have ended too soon). The icing on the cake with The Sophisticados was that they learned a song for me and we surprised my husband at the reception and I performed it with them, singing to him in front of all our guests. Let me say, that was the biggest surprise and a super special "wedding gift" to my husband (that I think my Mom enjoyed even more than him!). Both Ted and Fernando are great people, inside and out - they are professionals and are extremely honest and easy to work with. Wedding planning can be super stressful - finding vendors is a big part of that. I got married 3,000 miles from home on an island so finding vendors for me was stressful - I wasn't happy at all with the local DJ we hired so I was VERY happy we brought The Sophisticados all the way from San Diego to Puerto Rico. Rest assured, hiring the Sophisticados for your wedding or any event is an easy choice that you will be happy you made! Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music

DEALS

Classical Ceremony Music Performance
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Redeem In-Store   $500 Value
1-2 hours of Ceremony Music performance for just $300
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Ceremony, Cocktail Hr & Dinner Reception Discount
Print Deal
Redeem In-Store   $800 Value
$300 off our regular $800 Ceremony, Reception Cocktail Hr and Dinner combination performance package. That's just $500 for 3 hours of live memorable acoustic music to add that special touch to your wedding! We perform light classical Ceremony standards and then transition to the Reception area to perform more up tempo fiery Flamenco, sultry Samba and blissful Bossa Novas to create the perfect ambiance!
Deal #WW737f6c402abcc0bb
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Ceremony, Cocktail Hr & Dinner Reception Discount
Print Deal
Redeem In-Store   $800 Value
$300 off our regular $800 Ceremony, Reception Cocktail Hr and Dinner combination performance package. That's just $500 for 3 hours of live memorable acoustic music to add that special touch to your wedding! We perform light classical Ceremony standards and then transition to the Reception area to perform more up tempo fiery Flamenco, sultry Samba and blissful Bossa Novas to create the perfect ambiance!
Deal #WWe67d94cbba59e10d
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