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.
The duo have 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.
Special thanks to Darren Dixon Photography for the use of his brilliant photos.
Tony sings and plays guitar (6 and 12-string) in The Buskers.
Barrie sings and plays guitar and mandolin in The Buskers.
***Important information regarding Covid-19***
Some of the bookings below are subject to weather conditions. It's important that you check our Facebook page for updates, or ring the venue before embarking on longer journeys.
The last Thursday of every Month - The Fountain Consett Open Mic
Friday 28th January - The Derwent Walk Ebchester
Friday 18th February - The Clock, Stanley
Friday 25th February - El Pincho Durham 7pm start
Saturday 5th March - Crinnions Lanchester
Friday 11th March - The Burton House, Burnopfield
Saturday 12th March - Ye Olde earl Grey, West Kyo
Thursday 17th March - Wedding Wakefield, Ashleigh and Matt
Saturday 19th March - Castleside Club Private Party, Hope and Dan engagement
Friday 8th April - Wedding Bowburn Hall, Sophie and Liam
Firday 15th April (Good Friday) - The Horse & Groom Castleside
Saturday 30th April - Hen party, Lumley Castle (Abbie)
Friday 6th May - The Ox Inn, Stanley
Saturday 7th May -The Cricketers, Blackhill
Friday 20th May - The Old Mill Knitsley outdoor event
Saturday 21st May - Private (Garden) Party, Danielle Harrison
Thursday 2nd June - Wedding Derwent Manor, Dave Ledger
Saturday 11th June - The Garage Bar and Grille Burnhope
Saturday 25th June - Party Castleside club, David Shaw
Saturday 9th July - Ye Olde Earl Grey, West Kyo
Friday 15th July - Wedding at South Causey, Sarah and Steven
Friday 22nd July - The Old Mill Knitsley, outdoor event
Saturday 23rd July - Wedding, Knitsley Mill (Sarah Lou)
Saturday 30th July - Wedding, Consett Rugby Club (Michael and Danielle)
Saturday 20th August - Castleside Club (Miranda)
Saturday 3rd September - Crinnion’s, Lanchester
Saturday 8th October - Private party Blackhill Club Alison McGovern 50th
Saturday 15th October - Broom Mill Farm, Bishop Auckland
Saturday 22nd October - Private Birthday Party The Demi, Julie Malpass.
Saturday 5th November -The Cricketers, Blackhill
Friday 11th November - The Ox Inn Stanley
Saturday 12th November - Wedding at Derwent Manor, Ash and Suzanne
Saturday 26th November - Crinnion's, Lanchester
Friday 9th December - The Clock, Stanley
Saturday 10th December - Crinnion's, Lanchester
Monday 26th December - The Horse And Groom Boxing Day Bash
Friday 30th December - Wedding at Derwent Manor (Ashleigh Jane Harrison)
Saturday 31st December - Consett FC NYE party - tickets only
Sunday 1st January 2023 - The Cricketers Blackhill NYD party
Friday 17th February 2023 - wedding at Slaidburn village hall Clitheroe, Ray EK’S
Friday 24th February 2023 - Wedding at Derwent Manor (Paul Morgan 0500000 email)
Saturday 18th March 2023 - Wedding at Woodmans whickham Jeff + disco 0700000
Thursday 3rd August 2023 - Wedding at Le Petit Chateau (Darren McKinney)
Thursday 17th August 2023 - Wedding at Doxford Barns (Craig Walton)
Thursday 14th September 2023 - Wedding, South Causey Inn, Natasha
Friday 22nd September 2023 - Wedding, Black Horse Beamish (Gavin Birkbeck)
As always, please check with the venue before embarking on long journeys.