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About The Busketeers

Four multi-instrumentalists performing unique renditions of fan favourites with midsong switching & harmonies. Similar to mumford & sons.
Mumford folk band
Plymouth
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The Busketeers are an energetic, instrument swapping, vocal harmonising group formed on the streets of Plymouth, Devon, UK. The band is made up of four artists in their own right, Ken Williams, Luke Engel (and the Mountain People), Matthew Gordon Price and Olly Parker (Pint Sized Tiger). The band labels itself as a “Progressive Busking” act which is also the title of their debut EP. "Years of experience, which shows and perfect at communicating with us" - Olly & Ruth [2018] "Perfect band for any occasion and they got everyone up dancing! They even had a jam with my dad" - Charlotte L The members are from different backgrounds and have unique styles, but what really makes these guys stand is that they are multi-instrumentalists, perform classics from every decade; have unique twists, mid-song switching & harmonies that will melt your heart. Their debut album ‘Different Breeds’ is out now and available to purchase at any gig. "Blown away by their performance on stage at BBC Takeover at UPSU. I love how they captured their fun live energy in their recordings. They always post really good videos. You would've seen them around Plymouth, and the south west - They are brilliant." - BBC Introducing Devon (James Santer). Ken Williams originally from Oxford performs mainly a range of Rock, Indie, Grunge, Classic Rock tunes such as Nirvana, Beatles, Kooks and RHCP. Luke Engel originally from the Forest of Dean performs a mix of Folk, Indie Folk, Classic sing-a-longs and always gets people dancing. Compared to Nick Drake and Roo Panes Matthew G Price originally from the small seaside town of Burnham-on-sea, performs Rock, Reggae, Folk and Indie tunes,. Compared to Mumford & Sons, Glenn Hansard and Paolo Nutini. Olly Parker originally from Southampton, performs a range of genres including pop, soft rock, indie pop and soulful classics including Earth, Wind and Fire! Compared to John Mayer

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
Encore awards
2nd Encoreversary
Musicianship
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
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, 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
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Song list

MATTS MAIN SET
ACDC – Thunderstruck
Beatles – Don’t Let Me Down
Ben E King – Stand By Me
Ben Harper – Please Me Like You Want To
Beyoncé – Halo
Black Keys – Lonely Boy
Bob Dylan – Knocking On Heavens Door
Bruce Springsteen – Atlantic City
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
Jet – Are You Gonna Be My Girl
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
New Basement Tapes – When I Get My Hands On You
Nick Mulvey – Cucurucu
Nick Mulvey – I Don’t Wanna Go Home
Rusted Root – Send Me on My Way
Snow Patrol – Open Your Eyes
Snow Patrol – Run
Steve Miller Band – The Joker
Sublime /OPM – What I Got / Heaven Is Halfpipe
T. Rex – I Love To Boogie
T. Rex – Cosmic Dancer
Toploader – Dancing In the Moonlight
Toto - Africa
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
MATTS REQUESTS
Boston – More Than A Feeling
Blink-182 – All The Small Things
Free – All Right Now
Macy Grey – I Try
One Republic – Good Life
LUKES MAIN 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
George Ezra – Blame It on Me
Hudson & Taylor – Battles
Imagine Dragons – On Top of the World
John Denver – Country Roads
Kodaline – Way Back When
Luke Engel – Hard Days
Mighty Oaks – Storm
Mumford & Sons – There Will Be Time
Old Crow Medicine Show – Wagon Wheel
Simon and Garfunkel – Mrs Robinson
Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars
Soft Cell – Tainted Love
Vance Joy - Riptide
LUKES REQUESTS
Zac Brown – From Now On
OLLYS MAIN SET
Aloe Black – I Need A $
Bobby McFerrin – Don’t Worry, Be Happy
Chuck Berry – Johnny B. Goode
Drake – Hold on / No Diggity
Earth, Wind, Fire – September
Ed Sheeran / Will Smith – Don’t / Loyal / Fresh Prince
Edward Sharpe – Home
Faces – Ohh La La
Fleet Wood Mac – Dreams
Fleet Wood Mac – I Need Your Love So Bad
Gorillaz – Feel Good Inc.
JJ Cale – Call Me the Breeze
Journey – Don’t Stop Believing
Lionel Richie – Night Long
Mr Probz – Waves
Ray Charles – Hit the Road Jack
Rick Astley – Never Gonna Give You Up
Scissor Sisters – Take Your Momma Out (All Night)
Smash Mouth – All Star
Tiny Temper – Frisky
Tom Petty – Free Fallin’
Zutons – Valerie
OLLYS REQUESTS
10cc – Dreadlock Holiday
America – Horse with No Name
Band – The Wait
Eagles – Take It Easy
Ed Sheeran – Tenerife Sea
Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight
Marvin Gaye – How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You
Police – Englishman In New York
KENS MAIN 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
Blink-182 – What’s My Age Again?
Cage the Elephant – Ain’t No Rest
Chris Isaak – Wicked Game
Cream – Sunshine of Your Love
Eric Clapton – Layla
Gorillaz – Kids with Guns
Green Day – Basket Case
Jack Johnson – Good People
Jimi Hendrix – Crosstown Traffic
Jimi Hendrix – Foxy Lady
Jimi Hendrix – Purple Haze
Killers – Mr Brightside
Kinks – Sunny Afternoon
Kooks – Naïve
Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk
Maroon 5 – Harder to Breathe
Marvin Gaye – I Heard It Through the Grapevine
Nirvana – Heart Shaped Box
Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
Oasis – Champagne Supernova
Oasis – Don’t Look Back in Anger
Paulo Nutini – New Shoes
Peter Gabriel – Sledgehammer
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
Ritchie Valens – La Bamba
Romantics – What I Like About You
Stealer’s Wheel – Stuck in the Middle with You
Stevie Wonder – Superstition
Strokes – Last Night
Strokes – Someday
Sum 41 – In Too Deep
Toots and the Maytals – 54-46 Was My Number
Vaccines – Do You Wanna?
Wheatus – Teenage Dirtbag
KENS REQUESTS
Jet – Are You Gonna Be My Girl
Foo Fighters - Best of You (Ken)
LEARNING LIST
Foo Fighters - Best of You
Cure – Just Like Heaven
Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere
Ed Sheeran – Tenerife Sea
Mumford & Sons – Little Lion Man
One Republic – Good Life
Zac Brown (Greatest Showman) - From Now On
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: Looe Music Fest, Tunes In The Dunes, Leopallooza + more Venues: Plymouth Pavilions, WAX, Plymouth Guildhall, and lots of pubs and venues across the south west

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 Chili Peppers Beatles Jimi Hendrix We also love: Bob Marley, Jack Johnson, JJ Cale, Dylan, 90s baners, Folk, indie, rock, reggae and just about anything we can cover!

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

Looe Music Festival 2017 & 2018 Plymouth Guildhall (multiple events across the years) Tunes In The Dunes 2018 Leopallooza 2018 Plymouth Pavilions

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

We are a unique band where we all switch instruments and take turns singing! Therefore we all take turns, this way we offer a unique and stylistic approach to our set lists. We even have mash ups where we swap around mid song!

Do you have different line-up options?

We do have different line-up options but we like to keep our flow. We have a great ability to see how a crowd reacts to our songs and we can change our set list to adapt to the generations or feel of the venue.

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

Timings can change a bit but we just need to be notified ASAP as we always want to do what we can for our clients

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

We can but this is £50 per hour. We ask that you provide the music and we provide the PA

How much time do you need to set up?

A minimum of 60 mins but 90 mins is perfect

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

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

All equipment is included and we usually require a space of about 12 ft by 5 ft minimum. Perfect space would be 15 ft by 8

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. We have not let anyone down yet!

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£850
Up to 2 hours£1250
Up to 3 hours£1550
Packages
Drinks reception2 musicians
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
£400
Wedding ceremony2 musicians
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£400
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.
£500

Add-ons

DJ PA Hire (Spotify Playlist)
+£62.50

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Mina E, 1 year ago

‘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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Roland M, 2 years ago

“What can we say? We always loved the Busketeers but when you get one of your favourite bands to play on your special day and it all comes together perfectly then you know you’re on to a new level. Luke, Andy, Olly and Matt switch fluidly between their instruments, blend their voices perfectly and put new a new spin on current songs as well as those from way back. All of our guests, young and old, found something to love about these guys and the dance floor was never empty. On a practical level, the Busketeers were reliable, easy to deal with and flexible which makes them the obvious choice. Oh, and the set ending seven-song mash up is the perfect way to segue in to your disco. If you need a wedding band that will really get the party started then you can stop looking now, you’ve found them.”

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