The Buskers

Wedding Band Auckland

Band Bio

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 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 in the band 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 wedding, party, function or corporate event.

The Buskers have the following line-ups available:

Duo (guitar/vocals & bass, drums or sax)
Trio (guitar/vocals, bass & drums)
Quartet (guitar/vocals, bass, drums & sax)

Band Details

  • Location Auckland
  • Genre Funk, Rock
  • Members 4
  • Price Mid-range
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  • Rachel and Lloyd Farrar - Wedding 29 November 2008
    "Danny and the boys played at our Wedding and they were truly the icing on the cake of a perfect day! They played an amazing acoustic set in the afternoon (general consensus was that they played John Mayer better than John Mayer himself!) which got everyone in the mood for a rocking good time and the full band blew us away later on with hit after hit. My Dad and some of his mates used to play in a band so are a tough crowd to please and they're still raving about The Buskers incredible skills and sounds over a year later. We didn't want the same old setlist that every other covers band seems to play down at the pub and these guys added their own magic to a great list and read the crowd like a dream. Danny was incredibly flexible to deal with and Dad was throwing cash at them at the end to try and get them to keep playing (unfortunately venue had a curfew!). Would recommend these guys to anyone wanting the night of their lives!!"
  • Simon Rowell - Wedding 27 June 2009
    “My wife and I hired The Buskers for our wedding. They had everyone up and dancing in no time. I liked them so much I have used them for a black tie event for the Entrepreneurs’ Organisation. They were very professional, and had the crowd dancing all night. Their set list is interesting and appealing to a wide range of people, and being talented musicians, they give each cover their own little twist. Highly recommended!”
  • Sarah Davies - Wedding 28 November 2009
    Our firm hired The Buskers as a trio for our 2009 staff Christmas party. From start to finish, the band were very pleasant to deal with and professional at all times. We were extremely pleased with not only their performance on the night (our staff loved them and danced non-stop!), but also with their friendly and efficient communication leading up to the event. We would, without hesitation, recommend the The Buskers to anyone looking to hire a band. They are a great bunch of guys and we will definitely use them again in the future!
  • Sarah Munro - Wedding 12 November 2009
    Thanks once again for playing for us at the annual NZI Sustainable Business Awards. It’s always such pleasure to work with you all and you contribute to creating a really fun and lively event. We really appreciate your flexibility, great timing and organization, friendliness, and help with working out the right feel for the music on the night. We will look forward to working with you again in the future.
  • Caroline Henty - Wedding 19 June 2010
    "The buskers were the perfect pick for our awards party. With a vast repetoire of songs they read the audience perfectly and played hit after hit ensuring that the dancefloor was full and that everyone had a great time. They were so good we have hired them for this years event! Entrepreneurs Organisation."
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Song List

Alright Jamiroquai
American Woman Lenny Kravitz
Always On The Run (Mama Said) Lenny Kravitz
Bad Moon Rising CCR
Betterman Pearl Jam
Brickhouse The Commodores
Bohemian Like You The Dandy Warhols
Can’t Buy Me Love The Beatles
Come Together The Beatles
Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen
Creep Radiohead
Daughter Pearl Jam
Diamonds On The Inside Ben Harper
Englishman in New York Sting
Fever The Black Keys
Fly Away Lenny Kravitz
Free Falling Tom Petty
Get Back The Beatles
Get Lucky Daft Punk
Give Me One Reason Tracy Chapman
Gold On The Ceiling The Black Keys
Hard To Handle The Black Crowes
Have You Ever Seen The Rain? CCR
Hey, Soul Sister Train
Hit The Road Jack Ray Charles
Hound Dog Elvis Presley
I Can’t Dance Genesis
I Got A Woman Ray Charles
I Got You Split Enz
I Need A Dollar Aloe Blacc
I See Red Split Enz
I Won’t Back Down Tom Petty
Learning To Fly Tom Petty
Lonely Boy The Black Keys
Long Train Running The Doobie Brothers
Master Blaster Stevie Wonder
Midnight Hour The Commitments
Money For Nothing Dire Straits
Mr Brightside The Killers
Mustang Sally The Commitments
Oh Boy Buddy Holly
One U2
Play That Funky Music Wild Cherry
Pull Up To The Bumper Grace Jones
Roxanne The Police
Sex On Fire Kings of Leon
Sitting Inside My Head Supergroove
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
The A Team Ed Sheeran
Unchain My Heart Ray Charles
Use Somebody Kings of Leon
Walking On The moon The Police
When Love Comes To Town U2 & BB King
Wonderwall Oasis
You Can’t Always Get…  The Rolling Stones
You Really Got Me The Kinks