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Bird & the Bad Man

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About Bird & the Bad Man

"They are the talk of our wedding and we will never stop recommending them to others looking for something amazing on their wedding day."
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Acoustic duo
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Hello! We are Bird & The Bad Man Acoustic Duo We are based in Leicester, but we perform anywhere in the UK and all over the world! Sarah Bird sings, and a few different, talented 'bad men' accompany her on acoustic guitar. We play a wide range of songs and perform them in an uncomplicated yet beautiful acoustic style, without studio trickery or backing tracks. We cater to many different events and pride ourselves in the fact that we put heart and soul in to every booking, from first contact to the final song of the performance. Especially in the booking of a wedding, as we know that this is one of the most important days in a person's life. Our speciality is being a versatile as possible. We can create the perfect atmosphere, whether it's subtle intimacy during your wedding ceremony, laid back music during your drinks reception, or uptempo acoustic music during your evening reception. We often get audiences up dancing! Bird & The Bad Man cover a wide range of styles and eras. From Etta James to Jessie J, Sarah's stunning vocals and the Bad Man's expert guitar playing adds a truly unique touch to both classic and contemporary songs.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Encore awards
1st Encoreversary
Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Disco, Funk, Motown, R&B, Top 40, Soul
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Our Live Set list includes:
Adele - Rolling in the Deep
Adele - Sweetest Devotion
Ben Howard - Only Love
Birdy - Wings
Bruno Mars - Count On Me
Bruno Mars – Locked Out of Heaven
Bruno Mars – Just the Way You Are
Bruno Mars – Marry You
Bruno Mars - Treasure
Calvin Harris & Pharrell Williams - Feels
Cee Lo Green - Fool For You
Cee Lo Green - Forget You
Clean Bandit(feat Jess Glynne) - Rather Be
Clean Bandit(feat Jess Glynne) - Real Love
Christina Perri – A Thousand Years
Daft Punk – Get Lucky
Ed Sheeran - Kiss Me
Ed Sheeran - Perfect
Ed Sheeran - Tenerife Sea
Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
Ella Henderson - Yours
Ellie Goulding - How Long Will I Love You
Ellie Goulding - Your Song
Emeli Sande - Next to Me
George Ezra - Budapest
Imagine Dragons - On Top Of The World
James Blunt – Bonfire Heart
James Morrison – I Won’t Let You Go
James Morrison - Precious Love
Jess Glynne - Hold My Hand
Jessie J - Domino
John Legend – All Of Me
Justin Timberlake - Can't Stop The Feeling
Katy Perry – Roar
Kodaline - All I Want
Lady Antebellum - Need You Now
Maroon 5 - Moves Like Jagger
Olly Murs - Wrapped Up
One Direction - History
OneRepublic – Counting Stars
Pharrell Williams - Happy
Rihanna – We Found Love
Sam Smith - Latch
Sam Smith - Lay Me Down
Take That - These Days
Train - Marry Me
Years and Years - Shine
Adele - Make You Feel My Love
Alicia Keys - Empire State of Mind
Alicia Keys - If I Ain't Got You
Amy Winehouse – Back To Black
Candi Stanton/Florence & the Machine – You Got the Love
Gabrielle - Don't Need The Sun To Shine
Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
Jack Johnson - Better Together
James Morrison - You Give Me Something
Jason Mras - I Won't Give Up
Jason Mras - I'm Yours
Kings of Leon – Sex on Fire
Kings of Leon – Use Somebody
McFly - It's All About You
Mary Mary - Shackles
Noisettes – Never Forget You
Oasis - Songbird
Outkast - Hey Ya
Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
Take That - Greatest Day
Take That - Rule the World
The Darkness - I Believe in a Thing Called Love
The Killers – Mr Brightside
VV Brown – Shark in the Water
Blackbox - Ride On Time
CeCe Peniston - Finally
Charles & Eddie - Would I Lie To You
En Vogue - Don't Let Go
Eva Cassidy – Fields of Gold
Eva Cassidy - Songbird
George Michael - Careless Whisper
George Michael - Fast Love
Greenday – Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)
Haddaway - What Is Love
Jocelyn Brown – Somebody Else’s Guy
Paul Weller – You Do Something to Me
Sam Brown – Stop
Shania Twain - From This Moment On
Shania Twain – You’re Still The One
Shola Ama - You Might Need Somebody
Sixpence None The Richer - Kiss Me
Take That - Relight My Fire
Tom Jones & Stereophonices - Mama Told Me Not To Come
Rednecks - Cotton Eyed Joe
Rembrandts - I'll Be There For You
Ultra Nate - Free
Al Green – Let’s Stay Together
Average White Band - Let's Go Round Again
Anita Baker - Sweet Love
Aretha Franklin - I Say A Little Prayer
Aretha Franklin - Respect
Aretha Franklin - Think
Aretha Franklin - You Send Me
The Beatles - All You Need Is Love
Ben E King – Stand By Me
Bill Withers - Just the Two of Us
Bill Withers – Lovely Day
Billy Ocean - Red Light Spells Danger
Bob Marley - Could You Be Loved
Cat Stevens/Sheryl Crow - First Cut is the Deepest
Chaka Khan - I Feel For You
Chaka Khan – Ain’t Nobody
Chic - Good Times
Crowded House - Don't Dream It's Over
The Cure/Katie Melua – Just Like Heaven
Cyndi Lauper - True Colours
Diana Ross - Upside Down
Diana Ross - I'm Coming Out
Diana Ross & The Supremes - Baby Love
The Dixie Cups - Chapel of Love
Dolly Parton - 9 to 5
Dolly Parton – Jolene
Dusty Springfield – Son of A Preacher Man
Elton John - Tiny Dancer
Elton John - Your Song
Elvis Presley - I Can't Help Falling in Love
Etta James - At Last
Etta James - I Just Want To Make Love To You
Etta James - I'd Rather Go Blind
The Eurythmics – There Must Be An Angel
Evelyn King - Love Come Down
Fairground Attraction – Perfect
Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere
Fleetwood Mac – Go Your Own Way
Fleetwood Mac - Rhiannon
Fontella Bass - Rescue Me
Four Tops - My Girl
Frank Sinatra - Fly Me To The Moon
Gloria Jones - Tainted Love
Hall & Oates - I Can't Go For That
Ike & Tina Turner – Proud Mary
Isley Brothers – This Old Heart of Mine
Jackie Wilson - Higher and Higher
Jackson 5 - Blame it on the Boogie
Jackson 5 - Want You Back
Janis Joplin – Piece of My Heart
James Ingram - One Hundred Ways
James Ingram & Patti Austin - Baby Come To Me
Jefferson Airplane – Somebody To Love
Jermaine Stewart - We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off
Joe Cocker - You Are So Beautiful
John Denver - Annie's Song
Katrina & The Waves – Walking On Sunshine
Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World
Luther Vandross - Never Too Much
Marvin Gaye - How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell – You’re All I Need to Get By
Michael Jackson – Beat It
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Michael Jackson - Black Or White
Michael Jackson - Thriller
Natalie Cole - This Will Be
Otis Redding - Dock of the Bay
Otis Redding - That's How Strong My Love Is
Patrice Rushen - Forget Me Nots
Percy Sledge - When a Man Loves a Woman
Phil Collins - Easy Lover
Prince - 1999
Prince - I Wanna Be Your Lover
Queen - Somebody To Love
Queen - You're My Best Friend
Randy Crawford - Streetlife
Randy Crawford - You Might Need Somebody
Randy Newman – Feels Like Home
Roberta Flack - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
The Ronettes – Be My Baby
The Shirelles - Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow
Slade - Everyday
Stevie Wonder - Isn't She Lovely
Stevie Wonder - Sunshine of My Life
Stevie Wonder – Superstition
Stevie Wonder – Sir Duke
Stevie Wonder - I Wish
Tina Turner – Nutbush City Limits
Van Morrison - Crazy Love
Van Morrison - Have I Told You Lately
Wham - Everything She Wants
Whitney Houston - How Will I Know
Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody
We're happy to learn 1 or 2 requests at no extra charge


Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£750
Up to 2 hours£750
Up to 3 hours£950


From customers:

Wedding, 3 years ago

We had these guys at our wedding for the full day, absolutely amazing, everyone commented on how good they are, would 100% recommend Bird & The Bad Man for your event. Thanks for making our day that extra bit special. Thanks Paul & Maxine

Sam, 3 years ago

We had Bird and the Bandman for our wedding reception. They were amazing they got everyone dancing and all our guest have raved about them since. I couldn’t recommend Sarah more the whole process was easy for booking and paying and requesting specific songs for our special day 😃thank you once again Sarah

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