The Buskers

  • from £500 for duo in South East Help
  • from £500 for duo in London
  • from £550 for duo in West Midlands
  • from £570 for duo in South West
  • from £585 for duo in East Midlands
  • from £625 for duo in Wales
  • from £630 for duo in East of England
  • from £665 for duo in Yorkshire & Humberside
  • from £675 for duo in North West

Exciting and rhythmic acoustic guitar and cajon drum duo with stunning male vocals and harmonies. An ideal choice if you’re looking for a big sound on a small budget! Low rates on London residencies/repeat bookings.

Special offer! Book within 7 days of your enquiry and get a laptop DJ service provided by the band for only £65 (normally £150).

Based in London, The Buskers are a lively and super talented duo with a large, diverse repertoire of songs that will suit any occasion. The band consists of two very talented musicians who have been working together developing their talents in bars, hotels, restaurants and weddings. The Buskers' music ranges from the 60’s right up to modern day chart hits.

The Buskers can adapt to the atmosphere of any venue, whether it’s providing relaxing background music to a lounge bar or more upbeat music to move to. They pride themselves on their exceptionally high standard of service by having a professional attitude whilst maintaining a very friendly and fun approach. The Buskers are one of Function Central's most popular exclusive wedding bands in London.

For a bigger live sound and for dancing the duo can expand to a 3-4 piece party band with electric guitar, bass, drums and 3 vocal harmonies – see The Paramounts.

Performance information

Line-up Male lead vocals/guitar; male vocals/percussion/drums
Performance duration 2 x 60 minute set or 3 x 40 minute sets
Interval music Help Yes (included in price)
Arrival & set-up Help From 6pm; allow 60 minutes to set up
Requirements Help Space of 3 x 2 metres; power supply; rider

Booking options

DJ service (provided by act)

includes laptop with large song database + requests + mic for speeches + lighting


What people say Help

  • We thought The Buskers were brilliant. They got everybody up and dancing, played lots of great songs and even learnt a new song for our first dance request. They were very accommodating to all requests and were very friendly throughout the night. I would highly recommend them - they exceeded all our expectations.

    Janine, Wedding, Bath, November 2014
  • We were completely satisfied with our band! They were amazing we really can not rate them high enough. They got every guest up dancing which made our day a complete success! They were very polite and professional.

    Mica, Wedding, London, September 2014
  • The buskers were BEYOND amazing!! Our crowd went from 8 months - 80 and everything in between with 110 in number. These guys appealed to everyone. They were so accommodating relaxed, the singe ladies were swooning, the older ones wanted to take them home and the men wanted to be them! The style and range of music was ace and my goodness they grinned and smiled throughout. They really set the tone!! WE LOVED THEM!!!

    Rachael & Mike , Wedding, London, August 2014
  • The Buskers were unbelievably good! Our first dance request was a mash up of Thousand Years & Bomdiggy (my wife loved Another Level...) - they didn't blink at the challenge and they did it absolutely superbly. Polite, on time, mixed with guests well and stayed on a bit later after many many requests to do so! Everyone loved them, we are already planning a one year anniversary party and the first job will be to book these two great lads.

    Andy, Wedding, Hampshire, December 2013
  • The Buskers were very friendly and approachable, they performed beautifully and everyone was thrilled with their song choices.

    Rebecca, Private party, Chichester, December 2013
  • The Buskers were superb and mixed well with the guests at our wedding. They arrived early, were happy and cheerful, and had a great sense of humour to kick the night off!

    Paul, Wedding, Gloucestershire, September 2013
  • The Buskers were amazing! All night people were commenting how amazing there were, and my friends are most definitely the type of people to criticize when they feel things aren't good!! They turned up and I didn't even notice there were there until I saw someone I didn't recognize! They interacted with my DJ very well and meant I didn't need to co-ordinate who was playing when or anything! I would definitely recommend the band to friends and family who were having an event in the future.

    Summer, Wedding, Cornwall, September 2013
  • The Buskers were fantastic!! Music was amazing, great mix of songs, the dance floor was busy all night. All of the guests commented on how great and friendly the band were and a couple of friends even want to book them for their wedding since seeing them perform at ours! Thank you so much!!!

    Alice, Wedding, Gloucestershire, July 2013
  • The Buskers were awesome and drew praise from everyone who watched them. The singers voice was fantastic. Once again professional, polite and brilliant musicians. Thank you!

    Nik, HMS Forces Event, Lincolnshire, June 2013
  • They were amazing! They turned up and got ready with no disruption to any of the guests or the day! They also coordinated with the venue to get a seamless transition moving from our background music to the live music. Once they were playing they just got everyone up and dancing and having a great time. We didn’t tell them what to play or really very much at all, but they interacted with the audience and always seemed to have the dance floor full of happy people. I’m really at a loss to get across just how much we enjoyed having The Buskers at our wedding, if we were to have another function we would get them in every time.

    Jason, Wedding, Cornwall, April 2013
  • We were thrilled with The Buskers, as soon as they arrived and introduced themselves we knew that it would be a fantastic night. They were extremely friendly and chilled which was great and they seemed to like what we had done with the venue. They asked us which way we would be comfortable having our songs as we had asked for them to play our first dance which they agreed to gladly. As soon as they started playing it was wonderful, great sound and wonderful voices. Our first dance was really special and we wouldn't have wanted it any other way. We had so many compliments for The Buskers and how great they were and our guests really said that they loved their sound and the ones that had spoken to them said how friendly they were. Looking back on our day, there is no way that any other band would have even come close to how great The Buskers were for us. They were perfect and we can't thank them enough for all they did that night, they were so friendly and genuinely lovely guys, the music was fantastic and our wedding night experience was complete.

    Astra, Wedding, March, Bath 2013
  • Yes happy, the guys were amazing! I was nervous as I had not actually seen them perform before so was worried how it might turn out but they are great guys. They really got the crowd going from the young to the old. There was music to suit all tastes. Would definitely book again, and already have had friends and family ask me for details on where I had booked them as they want to use them in the future.

    Louise, Wedding, Devon, November 2012
  • The act were amazing. Everyone was commenting all night about how good they were and asking where I had found them. They got us all dancing until the early hours and really became part of the party. They were such nice guys and performed so well. Their repertoire was fantastic with something for everyone. They were such good value, would recommend them to anybody. Thanks again lads for making our wedding reception so spectacular

    Emma, Wedding, Somerset, September 2012
  • The band arrived early and set up quickly and quietly. Nothing had to be repeated on the night! Very independent guys, didn't need any help over anything. Very pleasant chaps. Everyone had a great time and lots of dancing was had by all. A good choice of songs - especially reacting to my brother's bizarre requests.

    Carah, Wedding, Buckinghamshire, July 2012
  • We would like to say a massive thank you to The Buskers for completing our incredible wedding.  They were more than accommodating and flexible on the day with their lovely laid back and friendly nature.  As we were blessed with such wonderful weather the guys were more than happy to play their first set outside whilst all the guests relaxed in the sunshine and it worked fantastically well. After moving inside the tempo was more up beat and we danced for a solid hour, thoroughly enjoying every song they played.  All the guests commented on how lovely it was to have them playing outside and how incredibly talented they both are. We really can't recommend them enough and we would hire them again in a heart beat.

    Sally & Lee, Wedding, Taunton, July 2012
  • The guys were absolutely brilliant from the time we first spoke to them when we were booking, right through to the actual evening and beyond! The sound was great and they were able to accommodate our requests and help us out with the sound system for playing our first dance. Everyone was really impressed with their performance and they kept everyone up and dancing...... Not a bad word to say!! :-)

    Mike, Wedding, Salford, June 2012
  • The service provided by The Buskers was second to none. They played 3 separate sets and kept the dancefloor going all night. They were so accommodating and agreed to learn a new song which I requested for them to play to my wife on the wedding night. Such nice guys too, we were chatting with them for over an hour after their sets had finished. I could not recommend them MORE!

    Paul, Wedding, Avon, May 2012
  • We thought The Buskers were absolutely amazing. The playlist was perfect for the wedding. The band was really professional, yet, very laid back and fun and everyone really enjoyed their performance. They certainly made it an evening to remember. Dave from the band was very flexible and accommodating.

    As for Function Central, we were happy with the service. Everything was well organised and stress free!

    Yin & Warwick, Wedding, May 2012
  • The Buskers were absolutely fantastic. We could not rate them highly enough, the atmosphere was out of this world, the boys were awesome and I did not see one person leave the dancefloor all night. The booking was easy, communication was prompt, timing was good and the quality was exceptional. Will definitely recommend for future weddings. 10/10

    Zoe, Wedding, Northampton, April 2012
  • I just wanted to say a big thank you to you and The Buskers for help making our day so special. The Buskers were a huge success out our wedding, we've had no end of compliments from so many of our guests commenting on the perfect atmosphere during our meal. They playing acoustic versions of contemporary and classic songs, helped to maintain the perfect vibe for our wedding. Their professionalism and understanding of playing the right kinds of music at the right times throughout our event really added to our day. We would thoroughly recommend them to anyone for both atmospheric music or as a main act of the night for any kind of function.

    Simon & Fran, Wedding, Essex, April 2012
  • The Buskers could not have been anymore entertaining if they tried. They contacted me a few days before our wedding to discuss what kind of music we are into which I thought was great as my biggest fear was people not enjoying the music. We sent them across a list of songs that we liked so they got a feel of what we were after. They even learned our first dance song which was Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol. At the wedding they arrived early, despite a long drive from Oxford and set up quickly and with no problems.

    Their singing and entertainment was second to none. Cant fault them one bit. They had EVERYBODY up on the dancefloor all night. Soooo pleased with them. They topped our wedding off and our guests are still talking about them."

    Helen, Wedding, Sheffield, March 2012
  • We booked The Buskers for our wedding reception, it was a large room with 130 guests. They played two one hour sets. I never believed just two guys could make such a large and amazing sound and fill the whole room.

    Literally, from the second the music started the dance floor was packed and remained so all night. They played music for all tastes and even my Grandma had a dance! It was an amazing night and so many of our guests have credited The Buskers with making the party "go off!" I would highly recommend them to anyone, not only for their music but also for being such lovely people. I would book them again in a heartbeat!

    Becky and Dan, Wedding, Bristol, February 2012
  • The Buskers 4 piece band were awesome and packed out the dance floor the entire night. They were very approachable regarding song requests beforehand and learnt a new song for our first dance. They also did a wicked impromptu jamming session with a famous guest and a performance of 'I'm the King of the Swingers' that shall never be bettered. I can't recommend the Buskers 4 piece band highly enough.

    Jack, Wedding, September 2011
  • Just wanted to just send you a bit of feedback about The Buskers that we hired for our wedding a few weeks ago. We were a bit nervous about booking them without seeing them first but we were so pleased we picked them. They made our evening and their infectious style and choice of songs got everyone on the dance floor right from the start and it stayed like that for the rest of the evening. It was a really good mixture of songs which meant everyone could join in. They are both lovely lovely, laid back guys and it ended up feeling like they were part of the party. Everyone congratulated on us picking such a good band and we thank them both so much for making our evening go with a bang.

    Tom, Wedding, August 2011
  • They were fantastic. We can't think of anyway they could have been better. Everyone was coming up to us over the course of the evening and asking us where we found them. From the very start to the end they had everyone shaking their thing on the dance floor, but it wasn't just the usual covers or music quality. They we're genuinely brilliant, really tight as a unit and you could tell they enjoyed playing together. The music they played was like a playlist of the soul. The best example we can think to demonstrate their quality was our first dance. We'd requested a fairly obscure track by Hot Chip called "one life stand". It's not an easy song to play, and they hadn't even heard of it before. However, they played it absolutely note-perfect, even down to the reverb and synth-like sounds. They must have practised it for ages to get it that good and it's that attention to detail that really makes them stand out. We really appreciated the effort. From then on things just got better and by the end of the night they'd managed to drag everyone onto the floor and spread a great vibe around, just like we wanted. We could not recommend them highly enough.

    Carole and Alex, Wedding, Helmsley, July 2011
  • I chose The Buskers to play at my 40th Birthday party because I knew they would appeal to all ages and musical tastes. They didn't disappoint, the only regret was I didn't book them for longer!! Both guys ooze charisma and Dave does an excellent Michael Jackson impersonation to boot!! Highly recommend.

    Eileen, Birthday Party
  • The band MADE my 18th birthday party, such great guys with amazing voices and had fun at the same time...definitely will be booking them again!

    Laura, Birthday Party
  • I have the pleasure of listening to these two beauties every other week, class performers with hours of stunning covers. They’ve made my nights at the Cape Of Good Hope an absolute pleasure to be a part of. They will always be my 1st port of call when putting on events in and around Oxfordshire. Fact.

    Lee, Oxfordshire Promoter
  • Two likeable guys with a great set list. Monthly residents here at Copa. Book them with confidence.

    Steve, Copa Bar/Lounge Manager

Repertoire Help

  • James – Sit Down
  • RHCP – Under The Bridge
  • Bill Withers – Aint No Sunshine
  • Ben. E. King – Stand By Me
  • Otis Reading – Dock Of The Bay
  • Bill Withers – Lovely Day
  • Bruce Springsteen - If I Should Fall Behind
  • Crowded House – Weather With You
  • Paolo Nutini – New Shoes
  • Eagle Eye Cherry – Save Tonight
  • The Drifters – Boardwalk
  • George Michael – Faith
  • Oasis – Talk Tonight
  • Stereophonics – Have a Nice Day
  • Corner Shop – Brimful of Asha
  • Cast – Guiding Star
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama
  • Lone Star - Amazed
  • Kings of Leon – Sex on Fire
  • Steelers Wheel – Stuck In The Middle
  • The Monkees – I’m a Believer
  • Paul Weller – Wild Wood
  • The Zutons – Valerie
  • Ray Charles – Hit The Road Jack
  • The Beatles – Twist And Shout
  • Elvis – Hound Dog
  • Elvis – Blue Suede Shoes
  • James Brown – I Feel Good
  • Jungle Book – I Wanna Be Like You
  • Lion King – Lion Sleeps Tonight
  • Del Shannon – Runaway
  • Grease – Grease Lightning
  • Queen – Crazy Little Thing Called Love
  • RHCP – Scar Tissue
  • Marvin Gaye – Heard It Through The Grapevine
  • The Doors – Light My Fire
  • Mary Wells – My Guy
  • The Kooks – Ooh Lah
  • R.E.M – Losing My Religion
  • MJ – Human Nature
  • RHCP – Californication
  • Cat Stevens – Wild World
  • The Beatles – Cant Buy Me Love
  • The Beatles – I Feel Fine
  • The Everly Brothers – Wake Up Suzie
  • Green Day – Time Of Your Life
  • Culture Club – Karma Chameleon
  • Foo Fighters – Times Like These
  • Travis – Why Does It Always Rain On Me
  • Jet – Are You Gonna Be My Girl
  • Stevie Wonder – Superstition
  • The Proclaimers – 500 Miles
  • Elvis – Burning Love
  • Bob Marley – Three Little Birds
  • Bob Marley – I Shot The Sheriff
  • Supergrass – Pumping On Your Stereo
  • Johnny Cash – Ring Of Fire
  • Led Zeppelin – Stairway to Heaven
  • David Bowie – Ziggy Stardust
  • Fleetwood Mac – Go Your Own Way
  • MJ – The Way You Make Me Feel
  • Grease – You’re The One I Want
  • Temptations – Get Ready
  • Mary Wells – My Guy
  • The Beatles – Paperback Writer
  • B52 – Love Shack
  • Ray Lamontagne - Trouble
  • Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
  • Semi-Sonic - Secret Smile
  • Jack Johnson - Better Together
  • Bruno Mars - Marry You


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