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Lunch Special

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Bluegrass, country and Americana modern and classic. Played top venues and festivals including Glastonbury, AMA UK showcase, Maverick.
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Starting out as a bluegrass stringband, Lunch Special have been captivating audiences with their mind-blowing vocals, close-knit harmony singing, and rambunctious energy since 2017. The London-based trio take their name from John Prine, inspiration from their diverse musical and cultural backgrounds, and have created a soulful, raucous sound of its own kind through off-kilter originals and buried bluegrass, country-blues, soul and gospel classics. Lunch Special have performed at various major UK festivals and venues in the past years including Red Rooster, Green Note, Ely Folk Festival, Maverick, Somerset House, Crazy Coqs, La Roche sur Foron and Glastonbury and were selected to showcase for the AMA-UK annual festival. Their debut EP Lunchtime Sessions #34 was released in 2019, and released their second EP in 2021. Their first album of original bluegrass, soul and country-blues will be released in 2022.

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Lunch Special's Reviews

From Encore customers:

George I
2 years ago
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4.8 out of 5

Lunch Special were just perfect for our outdoor summer wedding and made our day incredible. Their performance was great and were so easy to work with on the day

From other customers:

Peter, P
6 years 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
6 years 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.

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Lunch Special's Song list

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
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
Hop High
Do I ever cross your mind
Trouble in mind
Railroad Bill
Freight Train Boogie
Where the soul of man never dies
Standing by the bedside of a neighbor
Lazy John

Lunch Special's Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£600
Up to 2 hours£900
Up to 3 hours£1100
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!)
Bluegrass, Folk, Country, Americana
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