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Hire the Best Local Live Band in SoCal. Book a high-energy live dance band performing the greatest hits for Weddings and Events with OMG!

About The Candia Band | Hire Local Bands

Our Variety Band regularly performs at numerous venues in Southern California and Las Vegas including Downtown Disney Walk, The Mirage and M Resort Casinos in Las Vegas, The Kodak Theatre, Belasco Theatre, The House Of Blues. They also regularly perform at casinos in Southern California and Las Vegas which include San Manuel Casino, Morongo, Pechanga Casino, Agua Caliente, Harrah’s Casino, music festivals, and private and corporate events. 

The Candia Band has been playing together for over 15 years, making them a top choice for live music and entertainment. They can be configured from 6 to 9 pieces including a sound engineer. They have a wide range of music genres including Pop, Top 40’s, and Rock music. Their members have a great working relationship, translating to an awesome performance. Our Live Band is a great choice if you are looking to throw an entertaining, high-energy party!

They are also a Live Wedding Band and would love to be at your wedding! 

For Wedding Reception Music:

They can accommodate 3 special requests outside our repertoire list for the following:

  • Couple’s First Dance

  • Mother & Son Dance

  • Father & Daughter Dance

For dinner background music, they normally play Jazz with a solo saxophone or duo. For the Dance kick-off part, they perform Top 40’s, contemporary, & modern music. They can also customize the music selection according to your liking.

Our Variety Band's past performances

  • Outstanding Five Stars customer support and services
  • Guaranteed artists 24/7, 365 days a year
  • Hand-picked local electric acoustic violinist for quality performance and reliability
  • Online booking and price quote
  • Safe, secure booking contracts for your peace of mind, with $3M liability insurance
  • Trusted company with over 7,000 client bookings & high-profile industry partnerships
  • Performed at 400+ venues and locations in Southern California

When you book local live band artists through us, you gain access to several key benefits:

  • Vast Talent Pool: We connect you with a diverse range of professional musicians in Southern California, ensuring you find the perfect fit for your needs.
  • Dedicated Support: Our friendly staff is available 24/7 to answer your questions and offer expert advice throughout the booking process.
  • Unmatched Peace of Mind: Our customer guarantee ensures you’re covered. In the unlikely event your chosen artist cancels due to unforeseen circumstances, we’ll find a suitable replacement to keep your event on track.
  • Music for Every Occasion: Whether you’re planning a wedding, corporate event, or any other special occasion, we have the ideal artists or groups to create a memorable atmosphere.

Sit back, relax, and enjoy a concert-quality performance by one of our talented Ocdamia Music Group musicians.

Schedule a Consultation: We offer several ways to get started:

  • Email, Phone, or Chat: Contact us to discuss your event and find the perfect music solution. Click HERE to schedule a consultation on our website.
  • Choose Your Music: Browse our selection of musicians, groups, or pre-curated packages. Once you’ve found a good fit, request a quote for further details.
  • Seamless Booking: When you accept the quote, we’ll automatically generate an invoice and contract for your review and signature.
  • Secure Your Date: To confirm your booking, simply click the “Pay Now” button on the invoice. We accept credit card, ACH transfer, Venmo, PayPal, or check.
  • Confirmation: Your booking is confirmed upon receipt of either your signed contract or the deposit through the invoice.

Important Note: If we don’t receive the signed contract or deposit within 7 days of the contract date, we’ll need to reconfirm the artist’s availability to ensure they’re still available for your event.

Once your booking is confirmed, you’ll receive a confirmation email with exciting details:

  • A link to your personalized Planning Form: This form allows you to create your dream playlist and share any special requests.
  • Access to our interactive online portal: HERE, you can explore our extensive library of thousands of songs and curate the perfect soundtrack for your event.

Special Requests? For a smooth planning process, we kindly ask that you submit your Planning Form at least one month before your event.

We understand that unforeseen circumstances can arise. Here’s our cancellation policy to ensure clarity:

  • Cancellations made 30 or more days before your event will receive a full refund (100%) of the deposit amount.
  • Cancellations made less than 30 days before your event will result in a non-refundable deposit.

To ensure the best performance and protect our delicate instruments and equipment, we kindly request the following:

  • Shade or Umbrella: Musical instruments are sensitive to extreme temperatures, sunlight, and humidity. Providing shade with an umbrella or a covered area will help prevent potential damage.
  • Covered Location (Rain): In case of rain, a dry and covered location for the musicians, instruments, and audio equipment is essential. Exposure to water can damage these items.
  • Heater (Optional): While we love playing outdoors, for extended outdoor performances, especially in cooler temperatures, a heater would be greatly appreciated. This will help keep our musicians comfortable during setup, performance, and breakdown.

A live band often costs anywhere between $2500 to over $5000 depending on the size of the band, their expertise, and experience. Smaller bands, often a group of three musicians, tend to cost less than bigger bands (a typical size of four). Our live band, the Candia band, is a six-piece band including a sound engineer that provides live music entertainment for weddings, corporate events and other special events.

A live band is often composed of guitarists, bassists, and a drummer. The musicians could also double as vocalists. Our Candia Band is a variety dance live band with a guitarist, bassist, keyboardist, drummer, and two vocalists.

It depends on your music preferences, however, keep in mind that DJ will only be able to play recorded while a live band will play live music. There is a big difference between live music and recorded music. We especially recommend our live band for wedding reception, the Candia Band. They play music for the event and continue until the dance kick-off.

It varies according to the contract, however, it is advisable to hire a band for three or more hours. Our live music wedding band, the Candia Band, has a minimum booking of four hours. This ensures that you and your guests will be entertained non-stop at your event!


Types of Events We've Played At

What Our Past Clients Say About Us

  1. Brozella F.


    Private Residence, Claremont California

    It was a 4th of July party at my parent’s house where a 3 person live band played…SO much fun!! First of all, they sounded great! They were so interactive to our family members/guests, did shout outs and really made the party!!! Got all the guys to dance to YMCA and we did the Conga line haha… love it!! I wished that I also hired them to play during the Reception at my wedding. Oh well next time for sure at another event!!

    Thanks so much Margie for being so responsive to all my inquiries/questions, being super helpful and professional. I’m so glad to have booked Ocdamia Music Group who provided beautiful music during our wedding week!!! We can’t wait to book again in the future.

  2. Quynth & Justin


    Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, California

    OMG! Delivered! Our wedding was a non-stop party and I could not have been more happy with going with Ocdamia Music Group. We hired their modern duo (guitar and violin) for ceremony and their full band for reception and it was the best decision from start to finish. Live music makes such a huge difference and we LOVED how our wedding played out. We had Tina and Tyler as the singers and our guests couldn’t stop raving about their electric energy! They were so interactive with the crowd and we just loved it. At one point I realize I was dancing so much that I have not eaten or spent much time with my new husband — but I didn’t care because I was having an amazing time on the dance floor. From the getgo, Margie the owner has been a real pleasure to work with and was so responsive to everything, including irrelevant issues like my wedding dress catastrophe. They also were not only on time to the venue but extremely prepared. Iso highly recommend going with their band and/or ceremony music. It was one of the best decisions we made and I KNOW I will use OMG for future events ?

  3. Andreas & Loren


    The Queen Mary, Long Beach, California

    We hired a number of performers from The Ocdamia Strings for our super formal Titanic/Downton Abbey-inspired wedding last month and were absolutely delighted with them in every respect. Margie Ocdamia, the group’s manager, is a dream to work with – highly responsive, flexible, and organized. We hired a string trio to perform prior to and during our ceremony, a pianist and cellist to perform instrumental “piano bar” music during cocktail hour and dinner, and a jazz singer and sax player to cover popular songs during dancing. All of them were phenomenal performers. The jazz singer absolutely blew us away with her voice. During her performance of “All I Want For Christmas Is You” people thought it was the original Mariah Carey track playing because her voice was so spot on. They also accompanied my uncle who performed our first dance song – they were extremely accommodating of his schedule in organizing a live rehearsal at a studio space that was convenient for him and in learning the music to a someone obscure song. Could not have been more pleased that we discovered this group. They were one of the highlights of our wedding.

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