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The Busking Riviera

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The Busking Riviera

The Busking band with a twist, who bring the sound of 1930's Paris crashing into the modern world of contemporary pop!

'The Busking Riviera' are a stylish, charismatic group of professional musicians made up of Pianist Fred, Guitar/Vocalist Rob, Guitarist Joel, upright bassist Nick and Chris on drums.

Their unique busking style combines the sublime talents of all three musicians to create an astonishing live act, putting a contemporary twist on a classic 1930's gypsy jazz sound. Whether entertaining clients in a busy city bar or creating a beautiful mellow ambiance for an early evening event, 'The Riviera' never fails to capture an audience.

The band base themselves in the North West of England, but travel both nationally and internationally to entertain clients looking for something special.

Fred is a highly accomplished and successful music producer, working with musicians such at Justin Timberlake, Mark Ronson, 50cent, Katherine Jenkins and Russell Watson to name but a few! Fred is also a classically trained pianist and has performed with a number of prestigious and accomplished performers. Fred's work as a producer introduced him to fellow 'Riviera' members Rob and Joel in 2010...

Rob has been heavily involved in the music industry for the past 10 years. During this time he has worked with a number of world renowned record labels and toured the UK with some of the country's biggest bands, playing events such as the O2 wireless weekend and venues such as The Clapham Grand. Robs live performances have taken him worldwide including gigs in the USA and most recently Nice (France).

Joel is a sensational Jazz Guitarist playing alongside international jazz stars such as Ken Peplowski, Louis Stewart and Jacqui Dankworth. Joel's talents on the guitar have taken him all over the world including a two year residency in New York, work in Asia and a recent string of gigs in Europe.

They are available as a 5 piece or three piece for smaller events and typically play 2 x 45 minute sets.

Act Information


Basic 3-piece band :
Electric or acoustic for busking.
(Guitar, bass and drums as standard but can vary this)

5-piece band :
(Guitar/vocals, jazz guitar, upright bass, keys and drums)

Also included


North West based and will travel to these areas: South East, South West, Midlands, North East, North West, Scotland, Wales, Ireland.


Saw them perform in Knutsford what a fab group! loved their sound of jazz with their own twist on old and modern songs something really different. had they had their own cd I would have purchased one there and then. Great evening.



Available as a Highly entertaining Busking Band (no power or amps required).
Truly Unique Sound, Highly professional and immaculately presented band.



The Black Keys Lonely Boy
The White Stripes 7 Nation Army
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Kanye West Gold Digger
The Zutons Valerie
James Moody I'm In The Mood For Love
Plan B She Said
Outkast Hey Ya!
Gnarls Barkley Crazy
Stevie Wonder Superstition (Jazz/Funk Version)
The Coral Dreaming Of You
The Strokes Last Night
Amy Winehouse Rehab
Ray Charles I've Got A Women
Cee Lo Green Forget You
Billy Holiday I Can't Believe You're In Love With Me
Bill Withers Aint No Sunshine
Nina Simone Feeling Good
Sam Sparrow Black And Gold
Amy Winehouse Back To Black
Duffy Mercy
Aloe Blacc I Need a Dollar
The Beatles Come Together
Ray Charles Hit The Road Jack
Bob Marley Is This Love

Extra Costs

The price brackets above should be used as a guide only as all quotes are bespoke.

Performance times for most acts except Tributes and some other Unique performers are usually 2 x 60 minute sets or 3 x 40 min sets.

(If you require the act to perform longer than these times you may incur extra costs.)

Travel costs vary depending on the act and will be included to the quote given to you by our agents.

Our acts would usually expect to arrive around 6pm and to be finished around midnight.

(If you need the act to arrive earlier or finish later there may be extra costs but these can be negotiated.)