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Buskers - Funk Rock Covers Band - Auckland

Type: Covers Band

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The Buskers are one of New Zealand’s top covers bands led by highly acclaimed musician Danny McCrum. Danny has worked with and supported many music greats including Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, John Mayer, Tommy Emmanuel, Jimmy Barnes, Bryan Ferry, Simple Minds, Lizzie Marvelly, Boh Runga and many more. He has released three albums, performed all over the country and abroad and has earned a reputation for his professionalism and commitment to quality.

Each musician has been handpicked by Danny and has extensive experience on stage and in the studio.

The Buskers sound is a mix of rock, funk, soul and pop and their set covers a wide range of music, including songs by Ben Harper, Kings of Leon, The Black Keys, Stevie Wonder, Daft Punk, CCR, The Commodores, The Beatles, The Kinks, Michael Jackson, The Police, Lenny Kravitz, Queen, The Rolling Stones, Wild Cherry, Pearl Jam, Dire Straits, The Killers, Supergroove, The Commitments, The Dandy Warhols, Aloe Blacc, Bob Marley and many more.

Playing the songs as if they are their own, the band delivers an energetic, unique and lively show full of groove and spontaneity. The Buskers will be sure to give a memorable performance at your next event!

The Buskers have the following line-ups available:

Trio Guitar/vocals, bass & drums
Quartet Guitar/vocals, bass, drums & sax
Quintet Guitar/vocals, bass, drums, keys & sax

Ideal For: dance entertainment for corporate function, private party, wedding

Always On The Run - Lenny Kravitz
Bad Moon Rising - CCR
Betterman - Pearl Jam
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Bohemian Like You - The Dandy Warhols
Can't Buy Me Love - The Beatles
Come Together - The Beatles
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Daughter - Pearl Jam
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Gold On The Ceiling - The Black Keys
Hard To Handle - The Black Crowes
Have You Ever Seen The Rain? - CCR
Hit The Road Jack - Ray Charles
Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
I Need A Dollar - Aloe Blacc
I Want You You To Want Me - Letters To Cleo
Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars
Lonely Boy - The Black Keys
Master Blaster - Stevie Wonder
Mercy - Duffy
Midnight Hour - The Commitments
Money For Nothing - Dire Straits
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Mustang Sally - The Commitments
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Sex On Fire - Kings of Leon
Sexyback - Justin Timberlake
Single Ladies - Beyonce
Sitting Inside My Head - Supergroove
Somebody Told Me - The Killers
Steal My Kisses - Ben Harper
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynard Skynard
Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
The Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson
Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
Wonderwall - Oasis
You Can't Always Get What You Want - The Rolling Stones
You Really Got Me - The Kinks


As well as performances at many weddings, functions and bars, our clients have included:

Simpson Grierson, December 2012
Specsavers, December 2012
Showdown at the Show-grounds - charity boxing event, November 2012
Motat, October 2012 (multiple bookings)
North Harbour Hockey, September 2012 (multiple bookings)
AON NZ, December 2011
World Cup Series, Sky City, 2011 (multiple bookings)
Chiefs vs Reds, Waikato Stadium, June 2011
Chiefs vs Stormers, Waikato Stadium, May 2011
NZ Netball Semi Finals, Vector Arena, April 2011
Crowne Plaza Auckland, March 2011
Deluxe Events & Promotions, November 2010
Auckland University Law Students Society, October 2010
NZ Netball Finals, CBS Canterbury Arena, August 2010
NZ Netball Semi Finals, Vector Arena, June 2010
BMW, March 2010
China Travel, March 2010
RGL, December 2009
Publicist Mojo, December 2009
Auckland University, December 2009 (1st of multiple bookings)
WHK, November 2009 (1st of multiple bookings)
Massey Orientation, September 2009
Entrepreneurs’ Organisation Awards, June 2009 (1st of multiple bookings)
Digital Strategies, June 2009
Christchurch Orientation, March 2009
Lion Nathan, February 2009
Devonport Food & Wine Festival, February 2009 (1st of multiple bookings)
Sky City, November 2008 (1st of multiple bookings)
IAG, November 2008
Rakon, December 2007
Holcim, November 2007 (1st of multiple bookings)

Hi Pete we had a fantastic evening and the Buskers were awesome. Really friendly, talented and professional. Loads of our friends commented on their great vibe and loved the music! We'd definitely recommend them to others and would book them again for a function.
Thanks for your help.
Warm regards,
Rachael Clark


Just wanted to say a massive thank you for the great entertainment on Saturday night at the Horse and Trap. Everyone had a fantastic night, and that was mostly due to the great vibe you guys created with your music.

We've had many friends comment that it was the best party they've been to for ages and that the band was "epic"!! We'll certainly be recommending you to anyone looking for a great band in the future.

Thanks to you all for your friendly, professional manner and for making our celebration a great night to remember for all of us!

Warm regards,
Rachael Clark

Hi Robyn,
Buskers were great, all went well.
Diana Sebok
Oct 2015

Hi Pete,
The guys were fantastic. Thanks so much for your help.
I will definitely recommend your website for anyone else looking for entertainment.
Kind regards,
Lisa Assink
Senior Consultant
absolute IT

Hi Robyn
Thanks for your email, the band were fantastic and staff have been raving about how good they were. It was a fantastic evening had by all.
Please pass our thanks again onto Danny and the band.
Barbara Luxon
British American Tobacco Dec 2011

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