Live Wedding Music Essex

Roaming acoustic bands. Acoustic entertainment for weddings and events.

2018 wedding awards winner
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Busking Bards Roaming Band Get quote

PRICE: from £1650 as a trio, £2100 as a 4x piece (special rates may be available on certain dates - call!) | compare prices

Biography - About us

The Busking Bards are a hugely popular roaming acoustic band, perfect for any event where you want to break the ice quickly and put guests in a party mood. They mix and mingle amongst your guests, encouraging them to make requests and sing along with them. It's all done in a slick, humerous and often raucous style, creating an atmosphere you and your guests will love, and remember forever. 

They are also perfect for recreating a 'Love Actually' experience for wedding ceremonies. Here they'd sneak in with your guests (with instruments hidden) and suprise everyone (at the right moment) by rising one by one to play and sing. They can then continue afterwards for your drinks reception which is a popular combination. They're equally popular as evening entertainment for low key weddings. The band pride themselves on their clever arrangements, fun mash-ups and four part harmonies. Their huge repertoire ensures they have something for everyone!

They've performed for many prestigious clients and venues including the Henley Regatta, Mclaren, The FA Cup Final, Grand National, Savoy Hotel, Natural History Museum, Tower of London, Kew Gardens, Eastnor Castle, Sezincote House, Globe Theatre and Kensington Roof Gardens. 

They can be expanded to a 5x piece (by adding saxophone) or reduced to a trio to suit your budget. 

What we do and FAQ's

How long does it take you to set up?
About half an hour

How much performance space do you need?
Width: 2m x Depth:2m

Are you happy to perform outside?
Yes weather permitting.

Can you learn requests or a first dance?
Yes one free of charge depending on the song and with 2 weeks notice.

How long do you play for?
Our usual set length is 2x 45 minute sets but we can extend to 3x 45 minutes.

Do you provide your own lighting?
Ambient light is sufficient for what we do.

What do you do during your break(s)
As we're acoustic you'd need to make provision should you require music in-between.

My venue has a sound limiter – is that a problem?
We're acoustic so limiters have never been a problem.

Where are you based?
London based covering Essex, Surrey, Kent, Sussex, Hertfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridge, Suffolk and UK

Repertoire - the music/songs we play

90’s, 00's, Current
Rehab - Amy Winehouse
Mercy - Duffy
No Diggity - Black Street
What A Man - En Vogue
Fresh Prince Of Bel Aire - Will Smith
All About The Bass - Meghan Trainor
Livin’ La Vida Loca - Ricky Martin
Pretty Fly For A White Guy - The Offspring
Everybody (Backstreet’s Back) - Back Street Boys
Don't Let Go (Love) - En Vogue
Bills Bills Bills - Destiny’s Child


Testimonials and reviews

"We're just back from honeymoon and I just had to e-mail to thank you guys for your amazing sets at our wedding. Hands down one of the best decisions we made. Everyone was coming up to me asking where I had found you, they all loved you. One of the highlights of my wedding was dancing to Backstreet Boys before heading over for the wedding breakfast. Thank you so much, you were awesome!"
Bryony, Wedding, Kew Gardens, London

"Thank you, thank you, thank you for playing at our wedding in Cornwall in June, hope you guys got to catch some waves the next day. Everyone absolutely adored you guys, the music was amazing and suited the day perfectly. Our favourite wedding memories are singing and dancing in the sun with you. My Grandma is your number one fan! We honestly couldn’t have asked for any more and would you recommend you a thousand times over!"
Carina and Jack, Wedding, Nancarrow Farm, Cornwall

"The guys were awesome and everyone at our Christmas party loved the whole interaction with the crowd and the choice of songs. They were totally professional and loved the fact they stayed for a drink afterwards and mixed with the party guests and chatted. A great night had by all.   ***** 5 stars from us."
Dean, Party Organiser, OXO Tower, London

"Just wanted to say a huge thank you for last weekend. We had a great great time and so many compliments to you guys. Everyone thought you were awesome. Hope you enjoyed it as much as we did."
Michelle, Party, Trinity Buoy Wharf, London

"Please extend our gratitude to the band. The night was nothing short of phenomenal. Feedback from everyone including our once sceptical execs is that this was by far the best gala they've been to, also that the entertainment brought a whole new and fun vibe. We raised over £200k for the Prince's Trust in one night!"
Amie, Immersive Ensemble, Savoy Hotel, London

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