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The Busketeers

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About The Busketeers

4 multi-instrumentalists perform classics from every decade. Unique twists, mid-song switching & harmonies that will melt your heart.
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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 (Kenoby), 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. 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
Folk, Folk rock, Blues, Acoustic, Covers
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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

Alt-J – Left-Hand Free
Arctic Monkeys – I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor
Beach Boys – I Get Around
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
Eagle Eye Cherry – Save Tonight
Eric Clapton – Layla
Gorillaz – Kids with Guns
Green Day – Basket Case
Jack Johnson – Good People
Jimi Hendrix – Crosstown Traffic
Jimi Hendrix – Foxy Lady
Killers – Mr Brightside
Kinks – Sunny Afternoon
Kooks – Naïve
Maroon 5 – Harder to Breathe
Marvin Gaye – I Heard It Through the Grapevine
Nirvana – Heart Shaped Box
Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
Oasis – Don’t Look Back in Anger
Oasis – Champagne Supernova
Paulo Nutini – New Shoes
Peter Gabriel – Sledgehammer
Rage Against the Machine – Killing in the Name
Reef – Place Your Hands
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Snow
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Under the Bridge
Romantics – What I Like About You
Stealer’s Wheel – Stuck in the Middle with You
Stevie Wonder – Superstition
Strokes – Last Nite
Strokes – Someday
Sum 41 – In Too Deep
Toots and the Maytals – 54-46 Was My Number
Vaccines – Do You Wanna?
Wheatus – Teenage Dirtbag
*MASH UP 3 – Snow (Hey Ho) / Africa / Eye of The Tiger / Save Tonight
*MASH UP 4 – The Beatles/Ritchie Valens – Twist n’ Shout/La Bamba (Mashup)
*MASH UP 5 – Jimi Hendrix/Mark Ronson – Purple Haze/Uptown Funk
Animals – House of the Rising Sun
Bastille – Pompeii
Benjamin Francis Leftwich – Atlas hands
George Ezra – Blame It on Me
Hudson & Taylor – Battles
Imagine Dragons – On Top of the World
John Denver – Take Me Home 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
Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars
Soft Cell – Tainted Love
Vance Joy – Riptide
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
Coldplay – Yellow
Corner Shop – Brimful of Asher
Dandy Warholes – Bohemian like You
David Bowie – Heroes
Fountains of Wayne – Stacey’s Mom
John Butler Trio – Zebra
Kings of Leon – Sex On Fire
Lumineers – Ho Hey
Matthew Gordon Price – Arrows
New Basement Tapes – Kansas City
Nick Mulvey – I Don’t Wanna Go Home
Romantics – What I Like About You
Steve Miller Band – The Joker
Snow Patrol – Open Your Eyes
Sublime /OPM – What I Got / Heaven Is Halfpipe
Toploader – Dancing In the Moonlight
Verve – Bitter Sweet Symphony
We the Lion – So Fine
*MASH UP 1 – Elvis/T.Rex/Lee H – Hound Dog / I Love To Boogie / Boom Boom
*MASH UP 2 – Thunder / 7 Nation / Sweet Dreams / Funky Music / Radioactive
*MASH UP 3 – Snow (Hey Ho) / Africa / Eye of The Tiger / Save Tonight
Aloe Black – I Need A Dollar
Black Eyed Peas – Where Is the Love
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
Fleet Wood Mac – I Need Your Love So Bad
Gorillaz – Feel Good Inc.
JJ Cale – Call Me the Breeze
Journey – Don’t Stop Believing
Mr Probz – Waves
Ray Charles – Hit the Road Jack
RHCP – Dani California
Rick Astly – Never Gonna Give You Up
Smash Mouth – All Star
Tiny Temper – Frisky
Tom Petty – Free Fallin’
*MASH UP 4 – Never Gonna Give You Up / Dreams / Eye of Tiger
Learning (Requests and more)
Alt J- Breeze blocks
Beatles – Don’t Let Me Down
Deep Blue Something- Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Eagles – One of these Nights
James Brown – I Feel Good
Jet – Are You Gonna Be My Girl
Journey – Don’t Stop Believing
Kinks – Lola
Marvin Gaye – How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You
Nick Mulvey – Cucurucu
Paolo Nutini – New Shoes
Police – Mash Up
Queen – Crazy Little Thing Called Love
REM- Losing my Religion
Rusted Root – Send Me on My Way
Simon and Garfunkel- Mrs Robinson
Snow Patrol – Open Your Eyes & Run
Steelers Wheel – Stuck In The Middle
U2 – With or Without You
Undertones – Teenage Kicks
Wheatus – Teenage Dirtbag
Zutons – Valerie
Prince – When Doves Cry | Kate Busk Cloud Busting | Foo Fights Best of You
Cure – Just Like Heaven | Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere
Ed Sheeran – Tenerife Sea
Mumford & Sons – White Blank Page / Little Lion Man
One Republic – Good Life
Zac Brown (Greatest Showman) - From Now On
Customer questions

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! 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

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 better

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 are always up for chatting more about this if you feel this isn't for you!

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 10 ft by 5 ft minimum. Perfect space would be 12 ft by 6

Can you learn song requests before the event?

We usually ask for 4-5 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!

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Most say our ability to switch instruments and singer. 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!

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 wide range and mix - too many to put here!

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

Looe Music Festival 2017 Plymouth Guildhall Tunes In The Dunes 2018 Leopallooza 2018


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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£640
Up to 2 hours£1200
Up to 3 hours£1950


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From customers:

BBC S, 4 years ago

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.

Faye (, 2 years ago

Thank you so much for providing such good music at our wedding reception. Everyone was full of compliments about our band choice and you managed to get everyone up and dancing; the young and slightly less young! They were particularly impressed with your multitalented switch-ups, some even mid-medley, and left us all buzzing with the Thunderstruck Mash Up! The variety of songs that you played kept everyone happy even had the grandparents tapping their toes at the bar! We really appreciate you learning our first dance song and a couple of other favourites of ours. Thank you for being easy to correspond with and our guests mentioned how friendly and open you were on the night! We hope you enjoyed the evening as much as we enjoyed your music, we are sure to pop along to your future gigs!

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