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About The Busketeers

Award Winning, 4 singer-songwriters and multi-instrumentalists performing classics for all ages whilst switching instruments & harmonising!
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Plymouth
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Award Winning (Southwest Wedding Awards 2022 and 2023 Entry). The Busketeers are a band like no other, known for their raw energy and diverse shows. Comprised of four talented musicians who are all singer-songwriters and multi-instrumentalists, they captivate audiences with their ability to harmonise and seamlessly swap instruments while delivering a unique sound that blends genres from all over the musical spectrum. Their passion for music is evident in every note they play. The Busketeers originally formed on the streets of Plymouth, Devon, UK, where they quickly gained a reputation for their diverse performances and impressive musical skills. The band consists of Kendall Williams, Luke Engel (part of the band Wild Fenn), Matthew Gordon Price, and Olly Parker. Each member brings their own unique style and influences to the group, resulting in a sound that is both eclectic and cohesive. Despite their success as a street band, The Busketeers quickly gained a following and began playing at local venues, eventually building a fan base that extended beyond their hometown. Their reputation as a must-see live act grew, and they were soon playing at festivals and venues across the country. The Busketeers are set to release their album, "The Busketeers," in 2023. The album will showcase the band's impressive range of musical styles and their ability to seamlessly blend them together. From folk to rock to pop, "The Busketeers" is a testament to the bands musical prowess and dedication to their craft. Since then, The Busketeers have continued to tour and release new music, building a loyal fan base along the way. They have played at some of the UK's biggest music festivals and stages, including Boardmasters, Plymouth Pavilions, Tunes In The Dunes, Leopallooza, Rock Oyster, Tunes In The Park, Rattler Fest, Little Orchard Festival and many more. As The Busketeers continue to evolve and grow as musicians, one thing remains constant: their commitment to providing audiences with an unforgettable live experience. We are very open to bespoke packages and we work with all clients to provide the best service we can! We aren't just a function band, we are a peoples band and we do our best at every gig. PREVIOUS CLIENTS/EVENTS -Plymouth Pavilions -Plymouth Argyle -Flyhalf of the Saracens Rugby FC -Roger Young ltd -South West Childrens Hospice ltd -Over 400 weddings couples over the last 6 years -Over 50 charity events -Over 1800 Gigs since 2015 PREVIOUS FESTIVALS Boardmasters (Saturday 2023) Tunes On The Sands (Main Stage Supporting The Wailers) Little Orchard Festival (Main stage supporting The Wurzels, Kula Shaker & ASH) Rattler Fest (Main supporting Scouting for Girls; East 17, Celtic Social Club) Leopallooza (BBC/Mono Stages) Tunes In The Park (Main Stage) Maui Waui (Main Stage) Looe Fest (Main Stage & Harbour Stage) Tunes in Dunes (Second Stage) Bearded Theory (Maui Stage) The Great Estate Festival (Madam Wongs) Rock Oyster Festival (The Howl) Plymouth Pavilions

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The Busketeers' Reviews

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Tim E
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

What an awesome band! As live music lovers we just had to get a band to play at our evening celebrations. Matt and the boys did not disappoint! Great stage presence, great performance and just the nicest people. pretty much every guest came up to us afterward to say how much they enjoyed the music. 10/10!

Reply from The Busketeers
2 months ago

Thanks so much Tim and Emma! We loved it - great start to the year!

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Sadie R
10 months ago
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5 out of 5

The most amazing band we could have wished for!! Such high standards and we would highly recommend again. Such an awesome set up and a very talented group that catered for everyone aged 1 to 90 at our wedding. We want to book them again!!!

Reply from The Busketeers
10 months ago

Always up for the anniversary gig haha! Thanks for having us Sadie :)

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Lyanne S
10 months ago
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5 out of 5

The guys were amazing, they had my 90 year old nan dancing for 2 hours! The whole evening were made by them and at the end of the night, all everyone could talk about was them. When chatting, you could tell they were just genuine, good human beings who loved what they were doing.

Reply from The Busketeers
10 months ago

Thank you so much Lyanne! We really enjoyed the gig! :)

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Ellie F
11 months ago
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5 out of 5

The Busketeers were brilliant – so friendly and communicative in the lead-up to the wedding and great on the night. Learned one of our favourite songs, got everyone dancing and listened to what we were after. Wouldn't hesitate to book them again, thanks guys!

Reply from The Busketeers
11 months ago

Thanks Ellie! We loved the day :D

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Rachael S
1 year ago, for a Wedding in Bristol BS49 5AD
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5 out of 5

Myself and my husband had the busketeers perform at our wedding and wow what a night of dancing, with all our loved ones to some fantastic music! If you’re looking for a band for your wedding or an event we highly recommend them! Thankyou so much to all of you what a great night!💃🏼🥂

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Mina E
4 years ago, for a Wedding in PL1 2JP
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5 out of 5

‘We hadn’t seen The Busketeers play before and it was a friend who came back from a wedding and was raving about them. So on that one review, it very much sounded like the kind of band we wanted for our wedding, and took a chance...Boy did that chance pay off. From our first inquiry down to the wedding evening itself, the guys were so organised, communicative, accommodating and just made things easy. Even when our wedding eve was delayed by a couple of hours, the guys were so understanding and professional, that they went on as soon as they could and played a full set. The set list was a perfect mix for the room of guests and everyone loved it. We would not have wished for any other band to have played at our wedding. They are so talented and were absolutely fantastic!

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The Busketeers' Song list

Our set list consists of 4 seperate sets as we have 4 unique singers, so we have a much wider range of songs than most bands or artists!
KENS SET
Alt-J – Left-Hand Free
Arctic Monkeys – I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor
Beach Boys – I Get Around
Beatles – Twist ‘n’ Shout
Bill Withers – Lovely Day
Black Stone Cherry - Can't You See
Blink-182 – What’s My Age Again?
Busted - Year 3000
Cage the Elephant – Ain’t No Rest
Chris Isaak – Wicked Game
Counting Crows - Accidently In Love
Cream – Sunshine of Your Love
Ed Sheeran - Perfect
Ed Sheeran - Shape Of You / Distribed Sickness
Elton John - Can You Feel The Love Tonight
Elvis - I Can't Help Falling In Love
Eric Clapton – Layla
Florence & The Machine - You Got The Love
Foo Fighters - Best of You
Foo Fighters - Everlong
Green Day - American Idiot
Green Day – Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Hanson - Umm Bop
Jack Johnson – Good People
Jimi Hendrix – Crosstown Traffic
Jimi Hendrix – Foxy Lady
Jimi Hendrix – Purple Haze
Killers – Mr Brightside
Kinks – Sunny Afternoon
Kooks – Naïve
Las - There She Goes
Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk
Maroon 5 – Harder to Breathe
Marvin Gaye – I Heard It Through the Grapevine
Metallica - Enter Sandman
Nickleback - How You Remind Me
Nirvana – Heart Shaped Box
Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
Oasis – Champagne Supernova
Oasis – Don’t Look Back in Anger
Oasis - Wonderwall
Paulo Nutini – New Shoes
Peter Gabriel – Sledgehammer
Queen - Fat Bottom Girls
Rage Against the Machine – Killing in the Name
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Snow
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Dani California
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Under the Bridge
Reef – Place Your Hands
Rembrandts - I'll Be There For You (Friends Theme)
Ritchie Valens – La Bamba
Romantics – What I Like About You
Steeler’s Wheel – Stuck in the Middle with You
Steppenwolf - Born To Be Wild
Stevie Wonder – Superstition
Strokes – Last Night
Strokes – Someday
Sum 41 – In Too Deep
Tom Petty - Learning To Fly
Toots and the Maytals – 54-46 Was My Number
Vaccines – If You Wanna?
Wheatus – Teenage Dirtbag
LUKES SET
Alt J – Breeze Blocks
Animals – House of the Rising Sun
Bastille – Pompeii
Benjamin Francis Leftwich – Atlas hands
CCR – Proud Mary
Deep Blue Something – Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Don Mclean - American Pie
Edward Sharpe - Home
The Foundations - Build Me Up Buttercup
George Ezra – Blame It on Me
George Ezra Budapest
Hudson & Taylor – Battles
Imagine Dragons – On Top of the World
Kodaline - The One
John Denver – Country Roads
Mighty Oaks – Storm
Monkees - I'm A Believer
Mumford & Sons – There Will Be Time
The National - Slow Show
Old Crow Medicine Show – Wagon Wheel
Otis Redding - Sitting On The Dock
Simon and Garfunkel – Mrs Robinson
Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars
Soft Cell – Tainted Love
Vance Joy - I'm With You
Vance Joy - Missing Piece
Vance Joy - Riptide
Zac Brown - From Now On (Greatest Showman)
MATTS SET
AC/DC – Thunderstruck
Bears Den - Agape
Beatles – Don’t Let Me Down
Beatles - From Me To You
Bee Gees - Stayin Alive
Ben E King – Stand By Me
Ben Harper – Please Me Like You Want To
Beyoncé – Halo
Billy Idol - White Wedding
Black Keys – Lonely Boy
Blink 182 - All The Small Things
Blink 182 - First Date
Bob Dylan – Knocking On Heavens Door
Bob Marley - Could You Be Loved
Bob Marley - Three Little Birds
Bruce Springsteen – Atlantic City
CCR - Bad Moon Rising
Coldplay – Yellow
Corner Shop – Brimful of Asher
Dandy Warholes – Bohemian like You
David Bowie – Heroes
Eagle Eyed Cherry – Save Tonight
Elvis – Hound Dog
Elvis – You Are Always On My Mind
Fountains of Wayne – Stacey’s Mom
Guns'n'Roses - Sweet Child O'Mine
John Butler Trio – Zebra
Johnny Lee Hooker – Boom, Boom, Boom
Kings of Leon – Sex On Fire
Lumineers – Ho Hey
Matthew Gordon Price – Arrows
Mumford & Sons – Little Lion Man
Mumford & Sons – Where Are You Now
New Basement Tapes – Kansas City
Nick Mulvey – Cucurucu
Nick Mulvey – I Don’t Wanna Go Home
Phantom Planet - California
Queens of the Stone Age - Make It Wit Chu
Redbone - Come Get Your Love
Rusted Root – Send Me on My Way
Semisonic - Closing Time
Snow Patrol – Open Your Eyes
Snow Patrol – Run
Stereophonics - Dakota
Steve Miller Band – The Joker
Sublime /OPM – What I Got / Heaven Is Halfpipe
T. Rex – I Love To Boogie
T. Rex – Cosmic Dancer
Tom Odel - Grow Old With Me
Toploader – Dancing In the Moonlight
U2 – With or without you
Vance Joy – Mess Is mine
Vance Joy – Best That I Can
Verve – Bitter Sweet Symphony
We the Lion – So Fine
Yaz / Flying Pickets – Only You
OLLYS SET
Aloe Black – I Need A $
Band – The Wait
Black Eyed peas - Where Is The Love
Blackstreet - No Diggity
Blue Swede - Hooked On A Feeling
Bobby McFerrin – Don’t Worry, Be Happy
Cee Lo Green - Forget You
Chuck Berry – Johnny B. Goode
Crosby, Stills, Nash - Helplessly Hoping
Drake – Hold On
Eagles - One of these Nights
Eagles – Take It Easy
Earth, Wind, Fire – September
Ed Sheeran / Will Smith – Don’t / Loyal / Fresh Prince
Edward Sharpe – Home
Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight
Faces – Ohh La La
Fleetwood Mac – Everywhere
Fleetwood Mac – I Need Your Love So Bad
Gorillaz – Feel Good Inc.
JJ Cale – Call Me the Breeze
Journey – Don’t Stop Believing
Kasier Cheifs - Ruby
Lionel Richie – Night Long
Lynard Skynard - Sweet Home Alabama
Mr Probz – Waves
Outkast - Hey Ya!
Police - Englishman In New York
Police - Roxanne
Ray Charles – Hit the Road Jack
Rick Astley – Never Gonna Give You Up
Robbie Williams - Angels
Smash Mouth – All Star
Tiny Temper – Frisky
Tom Petty – Free Fallin’
Will Heard - Sun Don't Shine
Will Smith - Fresh Prince of Bel Air
Ziggy Alberts - Rewind
Zutons – Valerie
ORIGINALS
The Busketeers - Arrows
The Busketeers - 1703
The Busketeers - El Dorado
The Busketeers - Ghost In The Wild
The Busketeers - Grow Old Together
The Busketeers - Hard Days
The Busketeers - Howlin At The Moon
The Busketeers - Like A Kite
The Busketeers - Old Blue
The Busketeers - Start Livin'
The Busketeers - Steam
The Busketeers - Stick It On Ice

The Busketeers' Prices

Last updated: 2024

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1000
Up to 2 hours£1625
Up to 3 hours£3000
Packages
Wedding ceremony2 musicians
This package includes: - Performance of music before the service begins (background) - Music during the signing of the register - 2 song requests for bride entrance and exit
£750
Drinks Reception2 musicians
This package includes: - Duo package - 2x 45mins sets - Music played between sets through speakers
£937.50
Duo Wedding Ceremony + Drinks Reception + Dinner2 musicians
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.
£1250

Add-ons

DJ PA Hire (Spotify Playlist)
+£150
Recordings
+£150
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Most say our ability to switch instruments and all sing. Nobody really does this like we do, mid songs, mid set and a lot of our clients really love this aspect - it also means we have a different sound for each set but it's still our own! Offering a wide range of genres, classic hits and new tunes as well.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Festivals: Boardmasters; Tunes In The Dunes; Looe Music Fest; Leopallooza; Tunes In The Park; Rattler Fest; Little Orchard Festival; Lechlade; Dart Fest and loads of local smaller festivals such as: Glas-Denbury; Salcombe Live; Kingsbridge Venues: 100s across the UK, but our biggest have been: Plymouth Pavilions; Plymouth Guildhall; Tate St Ives;

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

A very wide range but a few from each of us: Mumford & Sons; John Mayer; Red Hot Chilli Peppers; Beatles Jimi Hendrix; Bob Marley, Jack Johnson, JJ Cale, Bob Dylan, 90s bangers, Folk, indie, rock, reggae and just about anything we can cover!

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

Boardmasters 2023 Plymouth Pavilions 2023 Tunes In The Park 2022 & 2023 (Main Stage) Rock Oyster 2023 Little Orchard Festival 2021 & 2022 Rattler Fest 2021 & 2022 Lechlade 2023 Looe Music Festival 2017 & 2018 Tunes In The Dunes 2018 Leopallooza 2018 Plymouth Guildhall (multiple events across the years)

Will the singer be the same as who I see in the videos?

The Busketeers are very different and have not 1, not 2 or 3 but 4 unique singers and all of them are in our videos. Check them all out! We all take turns and all sing a few for each set!

Do you have different line-up options?

We can provide duo, trio or full band setups. We provide bespoke packages to work within budgets

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

Timings can change a but we just need to be notified ASAP as we always want to do what we can for our clients. If it's an hour or 2 that's fine more than that and we will need to discuss

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

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and we actually offer this service for free (after setup and before we finish). We do ask clients to provide us with a playlist as you'll know your guests better than we do! If you'd like a DJ service via our PA after the final set until the venue closes, we provide this for an additional fee per hour

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1 to 2 hours before the performance time. As soon as our PA is set up we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance!

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

You can if you wish, but we find that the couples who have let us control our set list have been happier. The reason being is that we can change our set whilst we perform - this can reflect the rooms vibe and atmosphere. We have crafted our set from years of experience and always add fresh songs from 50s-60-70-80-90-00s to present day

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

All equipment included is as follows: PA system 1000w with allen & heath digital desk, stage lighting and in between DJ music if required. We usually require a space of about 12 ft by 6 ft minimum. Perfect space would be 20 ft by 10 ft

Can you learn song requests before the event?

We usually ask for 1-4 song requests and we always try to learn 1 song minimum. We have a long list of songs to learn and are always adding to it. Sometimes we do find a certain song difficult or don't have enough time to perform requests, we do our best!
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Genres:
Folk rock, Folk, Blues, Acoustic, Covers, Country, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, 1950s era music, Rock 'n' Roll, Indie, Pop rock, Britpop, Rock, Classic rock, Progressive rock, Pop, Motown
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Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Wedding proposal
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