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.
Saturday 24th April - The Horse and Groom Castleside afternoon ticket gig
Saturday 1st May - The Derwent Manor ticket gig
Sunday 2nd May - The Derwent Manor ticket gig
Monday 3rd May - The Derwent Manor ticket gig 3pm
Sunday 9th May - The Horse and Groon Castleside afternoon ticket gig
Friday 14th May - The Old Mill Knitsley ticket gig
Sunday 16th May - The Horse and Groom Castleside afternoon ticket gig.
Weekend of 28th May, this is tomorrow festival, no gigs
Sunday 30th May - The Horse and Groom afternoon bank holiday
Friday 25th June, private party Ian Consett cricket club
Weekend of 3rd/4th July - Kubix Festival - no gigs
Monday 12th July 2021- Wedding at Healey Barn (Dave and Nicola)
Saturday 17th July - The Old Mill Knitsley
Saturday 24th July 2021 - Wedding at Derwent Manor (TBC Leanne & Thomas)
Weekend 30th July mighty Dubfest - no gigs
Saturday 7th August 2021 - 18th Birthday at Castleside Village Hall
Sunday 8th August - The Derwent Manor family day
Saturday 14th August - no gigs Bev’s wedding party
Thursday 26th August - Wedding at Bowburn hall (David and Amy)
Tuesday 31st August - Wedding celebration Amy and Paul Redworth hall tbc
Saturday 25th September - The Top House, Stanley 4-6
Sunday 26th September - Scotch Arms, 5-8
Saturday 2nd October - Blackhill Club (Maxine)
Friday 22nd October - Wedding at Derwent Manor (Phil Clarke)
Saturday 18th December - The Top House, Stanley 4-6
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 lartington Hall, Ashleigh and Matt
Saturday 30th April 2022 - Wedding at Lumley Castle (Abbie)
Friday 30th December 2022 - Wedding at Derwent Manor (Ashleigh Jane Harrison)
Friday 24th February 2023 - Wedding at Derwent Manor (Paul Morgan 0500000 email)
As always, please check with the venue before embarking on long journeys.