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Lunch Special

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About Lunch Special

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Bluegrass band
London
Public liability insurance of £1 million
We pick, we sing, and we eat lunch. A special bluegrass/country band based in London. Available dinner times, too.

Lunch Special is a London-based Country and Bluegrass band. Members Neala Hickey, Vivian Li, and Luca Serino have roots spreading across three continents. In 2016, the three met at a bluegrass picking in London pub, where they bonded over a passion for stringed instruments, harmony singing, murder ballads, chicken, beer, and all things American. They play and sing traditional bluegrass classics, lesser known old songs, and also their own originals. While they take inspiration from Appalachian music, bluegrass, and country, their diverse musical backgrounds bring together something that is their own sound. The band has showcased for the Americana Music Association, played major festivals and they have just recorded their debut EP, which will be coming out in 2019.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
Musicianship
Genres:
Bluegrass, Folk, Country, Americana
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Types:
Bluegrass band, Americana band, Country band, Acoustic band
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue 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

Instrumentals:
Big Sciota
Temperance Reel
Whiskey before breakfast
Billy in the low ground
Cherokee Shuffle
Blackberry Blossom
St. Anne’s Reel
Kitchen Girl
Jerusalem Ridge
Old Grimes
Red Haired Boy
Salt Creek
Songs:
I’ve endured
The one I love is gone
Won’t you come and sing for me
If I should wander back tonight
Sitting along in the moonlight
Blackest Crow
Speed of the sound of loneliness
Rain and Snow
Can’t you hear me calling
On and on
Darling Corey
Deep river blues
Ain’t no ash will burn
White freightliner blues
Hop High
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes. We can play as a trio, or as a quartet with a double bass.

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

We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually take half an hour to an hour to set up, and we usually arrive an hour before performance time.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Our vocal harmonies and our energy! It's hard to hear our music and not start tapping your toes!

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Bill Monroe, Hazel Dickens, Jimmy Martin, The Delmore Brothers, The Louvin Brothers,Doc Watson, Michael Daves, Gillian Welch, and Dolly Parton(of course!)

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£480
Up to 2 hours£600
Up to 3 hours£800

Reviews

From customers:

Peter, P, 1 year ago

Lunch Special played for our Anniversary and they were fantastic. They were really flexible and easy to work with. The music got everyone dancing and it was perfect for the occasion.

Emma, W, 1 year ago

Thank you so much for playing at our wedding! We especially loved the vocal harmonies. We loved the music and so did our guests.