1960s era tribute band

CASH

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About CASH

1960s era tribute band
London
Public liability insurance of £10 million
Payin' Respect to the Man in Black

As is so often the case with unique artists, it takes another one to fully appreciate them. Having lived the life and music of Johnny Cash and other country heroes who came before and since, Ben Welburn, aka CASH, has effortlessly recreated the sound, vibe and appeal of the master himself. Growing up on a farm in the heart of Yorkshire, music has always been central to Ben’s life. With a Grandfather who was a big band drummer, and a Father with a vast musical collection enthusiastically shared with whoever would listen, music was everywhere. However, it was the music of a certain JR Cash that managed that rare feat of stopping a young and energetic Ben in his tracks. It gave him that first “light bulb” moment, as he recalls, “I had heard music before, of course. But this voice. His voice. I mean it literally brought me to a standstill. The words too. They just struck a chord with me somewhere and I really felt I understood what he was saying. I got this man, even as a child I could feel it”. As a youngster, this was the first time Ben had felt that deep connection with music and lyrics. Although Ben didn’t know it at the time, Johnny Cash would also come to be a very important figure in his life as an adult. Investigating the man further, Ben realised it wasn’t just Cash’s musicality that they had in common. The way Cash stood up prolifically for the working class, and wasn’t some clean cut musical ideal, only served to heighten Ben’s appreciation of the man. “JR has always been rough around the edges and I don’t know why but I always felt I was born with an outlaw’s approach to life. Not that I was out there robbing trains or anything, but it was more of a mentality; just something inside of me really”. Aided by many late nights and a plentiful supply of hard liquor, Ben would often sing Johnny Cash songs to his mates, strumming along on acoustic guitar. Being a drummer first, it took a bit of coaxing from family and friends before Ben decided to take the Cash alter-ego seriously. “I have always felt a bit weird about pretending to be anyone else other than myself, so the concept of being Johnny Cash didn’t really appeal”, says Ben. “People were continuously telling me I had to do something with all this Cash stuff, so I decided I would start taking it more seriously, but the word tribute was key. I would pay my respects to the man by getting his stuff out there again; reaching out to established and new fans, but in no way would I try to be him. That is just not doable in my eyes, so I don’t want people thinking I think I am him. Cos I don’t!”

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
1950s era music, 1960s era music, Folk, Country, Rockabilly, Tribute, Vintage, Americana, Acoustic, Covers, Gospel, 1980s era music, 1970s era music
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant 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

A selection of the following that adheres to individual show timings
FOLSOM PRISON BLUES
GET RHYTHM
BIG RIVER
5 FEET HIGH AND RISING
WALK THE LINE
25 MINUTES TO GO
ROCK ISLAND LINE
WRECK OF THE OLE’ 97
LONG LEGGED GUITAR PICKIN' MAN
WILDWOOD FLOWER
DON’T YOU THINK IT’S COME OUR TIME
JUKEBOX BLUES
CRY CRY CRY
BLISTERED
HEY PORTER
MOVIN’ ON
BIRD ON A WIRE
JOHN HENRY
HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT
A THING CALLED LOVE
I GOT STRIPES
SAN QUENTIN
WANTED MAN
BOBBY McGEE
DADDY SANG BASS
DARK AS THE DUNGEON
LONG BLACK VEIL
SUNDAY MORNING COMING DOWN
LUTHER PERKINS INSTRUMENTAL
BUSTED
I GUESS THINGS HAPPEN THAT WAY
IT AINT ME BABE
GREYSTONE CHAPPEL
BLISTERED
DELIA’S GONE
GIVE MY LOVE TO ROSE
JOE BEAN
GREEN GREEN GRASS OF HOME
MAN IN BLACK
RING OF FIRE
JACKSON
COCAINE BLUES
ONE PIECE AT A TIME
BOY NAMED SUE
GHOST RIDERS IN THE SKY
THE OLD ACCOUNT
ORANGE BLOSSOM SPECIAL
TENNESSEE FLAT TOP BOX
BEAST IN ME
WABASH CANNONBALL
TENNESSEE STUD
MEDLEY
WALK THE LINE OUTRO
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes, we offer duo, trio, 4 piece and full 5 piece band set ups. Each set up can be a combination of any musician - always discussed prior.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

No problem - just let us know as soon as you can.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Yes. Though please let us know prior to the event. It will be a playlist of country songs that blends with our set.

How much time do you need to set up?

1.5 hours to 2 hours max

Can you roam around while you perform?

It depends on the set up (walking around whilst playing a stand up bass is difficult!), but we are open to discussion on how this would work if your event warrants this..

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best for each event. However, we're definitely happy to chat and make sure we find what works for your event.

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

Of course. The only thing we don't own or provide (in the quote) is a lighting rig.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If it is not in our set then yes we can learn it / put it in if it is a Johnny Cash song! Please allow at least 2 weeks prior to the event for this request.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Please see our verified reviews..

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Hundreds! But notably = Every O2 Academy in the UK (every year for last 9 years) Jazz Cafe, London (3 X) Mareel, Lerwick (3 X) Half Moon, Putney (3 X) Glastonbudget Shakedown fest Hemsby Rock N Roll weekender (2X) 12 bar club, London (5 +) Tour of UAE The list goes on...

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Johnny Cash ; )

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Headlining an O2 academy tour every year for the past 9 years; A corporate show for Network Rail; Main stage at Glastonbudget; a sold out show in Lerwick (1300 people); 3 x sell out shows at Jazz Cafe, London...

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1875
Up to 2 hours£1875
Up to 3 hours£1875

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Angela H, 3 months ago

Exactly what it said on the tin! Brilliant impersonator, stunning voice and captivating performance from start to end. Thank you also for being so punctual.

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Mrs D, 2 years ago

Cash were in two words ABSOLUTLEY GREAT the day was a great success Would recomend them to everyone. Thank you

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Sandra H, 7 months ago

We had CASH play their debut gig at Greenes pub Neasden on St. Patricks Day 2019 and they went down a storm! Cannot highly recommend these boys enough, not only was their performance entertainingly brilliant from start to finish - they are true gentlemen and professional to the very end. Will be booking the band again!

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C G, 1 year ago

I hired the "Cash" band for my wedding and it was probably the best decision I have made since proposing… Many guests said it was the best wedding they had attended and 90% of those cited the Cash Band as the main reason for the weddings success. They were great value for money, very professional, punctual and above all they sounded amazing. Ben was able to offer me a very reasonable price and was more than happy to discuss set lists and fit the music around the plans that we had for the day – they even learned a song especially for the wedding – which was great. They have the look, the talent and the dedication to pay homage to the Man in Black and I will always thank my lucky stars that I managed to get them to play at my wedding. Book them, you will not be disappointed!

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