Who are the Buskers?

Having met at the Horse and Groom pub in Castleside at the pub's Open Mic night (which inspired the duo's name), The Buskers formed in January 2009 in order to play a gig for a mutual friend. The pair are competent musicians and are focused on ensuring audiences have a great time, with many people being astounded at the size of the sound generated from two musicians.

Having clocked up several pub gigs over the years, the pair now perform mainly at weddings and private functions. Audience reactions suggest there hasn't been a single bad gig to date. Check them out an you'll see why.

Tony Gilson

Tony plays guitar (6 and 12 string varieties) and sings in The Buskers.

Barrie McDermid

Barrie plays guitar and mandolin and sings in The Buskers.

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Gig List

Sunday 17th March - Horse And Groom Paddy’s day 5.30pm

Friday 22nd March - The Ox Inn, Stanley

Saturday 23rd March - The Grey Horse, Consett

Thursday 28th March - The Fountain open mic

Saturday 6th April - Ye Olde Earl Grey, New Kyo.

21st April - Charity gig at The Turf, Easter Sunday afternoon.

Thursday 25th April - The Fountain open mic

Saturday 27th April - Maddison's, Consett

Saturday 4th May 2019 - Wedding, Shotley Cricket Club (Carley).

Sunday 5th May - Wedding, Slaley Hall, Jemma Chipchase

Saturday 11th May - The Chelmsford 80’s party

Saturday 18th May - Consett Rugby Club (Ticket only event)

Thursday 30th May - The Fountain open mic

Saturday 1st June - Ye Olde Earl Grey, New Kyo

Saturday 8th June 2019 - Wedding (Steph), Barnard Castle

Thursday 27th June - The Fountain open mic

Saturday 29th June 2019 - Wedding, South Causey, Tom And Ashley

Saturday 6th July - Burnopfield CC 40th Birthday, Judith and Alyson

Thursday 25th July - The Fountain open mic

Saturday 17th August - The Cricketers, Blackhill

Thursday 29th August - The Fountain open mic

Sat 31st August - The Demi Bar

Saturday 14th September 2019 - The Sun Hotel, Walkworth

Saturday 21st September - Ye Olde Earl Grey, New Kyo

Thursday 26th September - The Fountain open mic

Saturday 12th October - The Cricketers, Blackhill

Saturday 26th October 2019 - Lana’s amazing 30th Birthday Bash.

Thursday 31st October - The Fountain open mic

Thursday 7th November - Wedding, le Petit Chateau, Otterburn Paul Johnson

Saturday 9th November - Wedding The Demi, Kev

Thursday 28th November - The Fountain open mic

Friday 6th December - The Grey Horse, Consett

Saturday 14th December - Ye Olde Earl Grey, New Kyo

Thursday 26th December - The Horse And Groom, Castleside 6pm

Tuesday 31st December - Consett FC

Wednesday 1st January - The Cricketers Blackhill

Saturday 25th January 2020 - Whickham Golf Club.

Sunday 14 February 2021 - Wedding at Derwent Manor, (Shauna)

As always, please check with the venue before embarking on long journeys.