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.
Friday 22nd October - Wedding at Derwent Manor (Phil Clarke)
Friday 5th November - Jo Allan’s Consett
Saturday 6th November - Castleside club, Reece Brown private party
Friday 12th November - Knitsley Mill, Knitsley
Saturday 13th November - Crinnions, Lanchester
Friday 19th November - Leadgate Cricket Club public gig
Friday 10th December - Jo Allan’s Consett
Saturday 11th December - Ye Olde Earl Grey, New Kyo
Friday 17th December - The Derwent Manor Xmas Party Night
Saturday 18th December - The Top House, Stanley 4-6
Saturday 18th December - Crinnions, Lanchester
Sunday 26th December - 'The Horse & Groom Boxing Day Bash'
Friday 31st December- Consett AFC NYE bash (contact the club for tickets)
Saturday 1st January 2022 - The Cricketers, Blackhill
Sunday 2nd January 2022 - Wedding at Derwent Manor (Sharnie and Matty)
Friday 21st January 2022 - Wedding at Derwent Manor (Nicky Curran)
Thursday 17th March 2022 - Wedding Wakefield, Ashleigh and Matt
Friday 8th April - Wedding Bowburn Hall, Sophie and Liam
Sunday 24th April 2022 - Wedding South Causey, Becca
Saturday 30th April 2022 - Wedding at Lumley Castle (Abbie)
Thursday 2nd June 2022 - Wedding Derwent Manor, Dave Ledger
Saturday 23rd July 2022 - Wedding, Knitsley Mill (Sarah Lou)
Saturday 30th July 2022 - Wedding, Consett Rugby Club (Michael and Danielle)
Saturday 8th October 2022 - Private party Blackhill Club Alison McGovern 50th
Saturday 22nd October 2022 - Private Birthday Party The Demi, Julie Malpass.
Friday 30th December 2022 - Wedding at Derwent Manor (Ashleigh Jane Harrison)
Friday 24th February 2023 - Wedding at Derwent Manor (Paul Morgan 0500000 email)
Thursday 3rd August 2023 - Wedding at Le Petit Chateau (Darren McKinney)
As always, please check with the venue before embarking on long journeys.