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About Lunch Special

We pick, we sing, and we eat lunch. A special bluegrass/country band based in London. Available dinner times, too.
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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
Encore awards
3rd Encoreversary
Bluegrass, Folk, Country, Americana
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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

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
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!)


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


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George I, 1 month ago

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

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Peter, P, 3 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, 3 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.