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The Hope Street Busking Band

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About The Hope Street Busking Band

A warm and wonderful group of friends, creating music magic for over a decade.
Function band
Liverpool
Public liability insurance of £10 million

The Hope Street busking band made their name on the street of Liverpool over a decade ago as a young group of friends. Since then, they've grown into a well established and well loved function band, providing top class entertainment all over the globe, from Merseyside to the Gambia. With over ten years experience in the industry, a dedicated admin team to get your plans just right, and a whole load of heart to go with it, HSBB are guaranteed to bring a touch of magic to your special event.

Musicianship
Genres:
Covers, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Folk rock, Easy listening, Light music, Pop, Acoustic, Tribute, Motown, Funk, Disco, Soul, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Indie, Pop rock, Post rock, Rock 'n' Roll
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Event types:
Wedding, Virtual event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

The 1950s
Everyday - Buddy Holly
The 1960s
Eight Days a Week - The Beatles
Higher and Higher - Jackie Wilson
Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles
And I Love Her - The Beatles
I Wanna Hold Your Hand - The Beatles
Come Together - The Beatles
Something in the Way She Moves - The Beatles
Twist and Shout - The Beatles
Please, Please Me - The Beatles
Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
Cecilia - Simon and Garfunkel
All Along the Watchtower - Bob Dylan
Falsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash
Walk the Line - Johnny Cash
Jumpin' Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones
Beast Of Burden - The Rollin Stones
My Generation - The Who
Son of a Preacher - Dusty Springfield
Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis
God Only Knows - Beach Boys
Proud Mary - Creedence Clearwater Revival
The Boxer - Simon & Garfunkel
The 1970s
Proud Mary - Tina Turner
Perfect Day - Lou Reed
Dancing in the Moonlight - Thin Lizzy
Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard - Paul Simon
Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen
No Woman, No Cry - Bob Marley
Smile - Cockney Rebel
Lola - The Kinks
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Teenage Kicks - The Undertones
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Come On Feel The Noise - Slade
Take it Easy - The Eagles
The 1980s
Karma Chameleon - Culture Club
Call Me Al - Paul Simon
Land Down Under - Men at Work
Billy Bragg - New England
Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes - Paul Simon
50 Ways to Leave Your Lover - Paul Simon
I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) - The Proclaimers
Dignity - Deacon Blue
I'm A Believer - the Monkees
This Charming Man - The Smiths
The 1990s
You & Me Song - The Wannadies
Just Want to Dance the Night Away - The Mavericks
Dancing in the Moonlight - Toploader
Common People - Pulp
Disco 2000 - Pulp
Sit Down - James
Don't Look Back in Anger - Oasis
Breakfast at Tiffany's - Deep Blue Something
Yellow - Coldplay
Drinking in LA - Bran Van 3000
Save Tonight - Eagle Eye Cherry
She's Electric - Oasis
Half the World Away - Oasis
Wonderwall - Oasis
Day We Caught The Train - Ocean Colour Scene
Riverboat Song - Ocean Colour Scene
Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
Friday Im In Love - The Cure
When I Come Around - Green Day
She - Green Day
Dammit - Blink 182
Radio - Rancid
The 2000s
No Scrubs - TLC
Babylon - David Gray
Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
Someday - The Strokes
Last Night - The Strokes
Hey Ya! - Outkast
When the Night Feels My Song - Bedouin Soundclash
Dreaming of You - The Coral
Little Lion Man - Mumford and Sons
Fans - Kings of Leon
At the Bottom of Everything - Bright Eyes
First Day Of My Life - Bright Eyes
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
If You Wanna - The Vaccines
59 Sound - The Gaslight Anthem
Old White Lincoln - The Gaslight Anthem
Grant My Last Request - Paulo Nutini
Candy - Paulo Nutini
Pencil full of Lead - Paulo Nutini
Jenny, Don't Be Hasty - Paolo Nutini
Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet
Hotel Yorba - The White Stripes
Mountains - Biffy Clyro
The Gardener - The Tallest Man on Earth
First Day of My Life - Bright Eyes
Young Folks - Peter, Bjorn and John
Hounds of Love - the Futureheads
Wagon Wheel - Old Crow Medicine Show
A Team - Ed Sheeran
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Lightning Bolt - Jake Bugg
All I Want Is You - Barry Louis Polisar
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Human - The Killers
Drops of Jupiter - Train
Dakota - The Stereophonics
Ho hey - The Lumineers
7 Nation Army - The White Stripes
Marry You - Bruno Mars
When The Sun Goes Down - Arctic Monkeys
Mardy Bum - Arctic Monkey
Other
Whisky in the Jar - Traditional
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

One of the most regular pieces of feedback we get is about the warm family atmosphere we create- and this makes us really proud! We strive to create an upbeat party atmosphere whilst injecting our signature amount of heart into every beat.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

As we've been performing across the country for over a decade, we've played hundred of venues, from tepees to castles and everything in between. We've even played out in the Gambia, an experience we'll never forget.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

As three dedicated music lovers we take our inspiration from all the greats, from Buddy Holly right through to modern classics like Mumford and Sons, not missing out all the soul and pop in between!

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

We strive to make sure the line-up you see is what you get on the night. We do have pre-auditioned 'dep' musicians available in case a band member falls ill or is unavailable. As a dedicated band our reputation means alot so you can be confident that all of our players are of a very high level. We'll be sure to let you know in advance if this should happen.

Do you have different line-up options?

Our line up consists of three dedicated members- Ste our lead singer and guitarist, Frank on bass or second guitar and Alun on drums.

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!

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. If you'd like a DJ service via our PA after the final set until the venue closes, we provide this for an additional £180.

How much time do you need to set up?

We strive to arrive at least 1-1.5 hours ahead of our start time to get set up. However we'll be as flexible as we can to fit around your day!

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

Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event, as well as including all your special requests.

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

All of the equipment we need to perform is included in our quote. We just need a safe power supply and enough space to set up in.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you. We just need enough time to do so ahead of the day.

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£900
Up to 2 hours£1500
Up to 3 hours£1600
Packages
Wedding ceremony3 musicians
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£750
Drinks reception3 musicians
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
£800
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + After Dinner party3 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.
£1550

Add-ons

DJ set
+£220
Afternoon drinks set
+£300