The Young Bucks
Wedding Band & Party Band

About The Young Bucks – professional wedding band based in Essex
11 reviews

Booked 60 times on FixTheMusic

The Young Bucks are Essex & East Anglia’s premier wedding & function band.

With over 45 years combined gigging experience and an average age of 25, the four-piece band provide a professionalism, diversity and unique musicianship unmatched by competitors.

So if you're looking to hire the finest wedding band Essex has to offer, get in touch with us!

We're regularly booked to perform for weddings and events at Gosfield Hall in Essex.

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Many other bands provide a genre-specific repertoire whereas The Young Bucks pull a huge array of genres into their set list mixing the old with the new and playing with a musical dexterity that belies their years.

From Bob Marley to Kings of Leon, The Jam to Van Morrison, Red Hot Chili Peppers to Ed Sheeran, Oasis to Dizzee Rascal, The Beatles to Paulo Nutini…singer Carnell Cook pulls them all off with aplomb.

The fact that modern Indie numbers and classic Rock 'n' Roll can sit seamlessly alongside Reggae, Hip-Hop, Garage and R&B flirtations, makes this band perfect for the modern wedding or party as they pride themselves in catering for today’s consumer who due to the advent of the internet and online streaming are more exposed to music of all genres.

We believe that function bands should cater for everyone and The Young Bucks pride themselves on tailoring your event to your personal taste.

The band have extensive experience playing at weddings, parties and corporate events across East Anglia and London.

They have recently rebranded and are now available for shows nationwide. Previously the members have bagged highly acclaimed appearances including live sessions on BBC Radio 6 with Huey Morgan and BBC Introducing, countless festival slots including Latitude as well as support slots with BBC Radio 1 primetime rockers Lonely the Brave.

Other notable support slots include gigs with London based Roots, Reggae Rockers, The Skints and Carnell & Alex have shared the stage with none other than global megastar, Ed Sheeran.

Alongside providing live entertainment at countless weddings and private parties, The Young Bucks have played at various corporate events including Ipswich Town Football Club, AXA Insurance, Oxfam, Baiss & Co. and All Saints to name but a few.

The Young Bucks are available for weddings & functions as well as public shows and offer a full PAT tested backline which includes PA, lighting, amplifiers and a DJ upon request.

For general enquiries or to discuss arrangements and specific requests please do not hesitate to submit an enquiry.

Here are just some of the locations where we have been booked by clients on FixTheMusic for weddings and events...

  • Gosfield Hall, Halstead, UK
  • Gunnersbury House, London, UK
  • Dorfold Hall, Nantwich, UK
  • Blake Hall, Ongar, UK
  • Channels Estate, Little Waltham, Chelmsford, UK
  • Bedford, UK

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Do you have public liability insurance and PAT tested equipment?

Yes we are covered up to £5 million and have a certificate on request. All of our electrical equipment has been PAT tested by a professional.

How much do you charge?

All our quotes are personalised to your event (additional sets, early arrival, DJ, extensive song requests) and distance from Essex (fuel costs). Please contact us with your specific requirements and we will work together to obtain a quick, and fair quote for you.

How long do you play for?

We can play 2 x one hour sets or 3 x 40 minute sets if you prefer. Please specify if you require an extended set.

We also offer an acoustic upgrade option which consists of either 60 minutes or 30 minutes of a live lounge style acoustic music, perfect for either side of your meal or drinks reception.

We also provide a professional LED lighting system and a smoke machine to really create a party ambience. For more information please contact us.

11 verified reviews

"The Young Bucks recently played at our wedding and I can not recommend them enough. Not only are they a great band but they know the right songs to play to make sure the dancefloor is constantly full. All our guests were very impressed! A great bunch of guys too!"
– Tom Peck, 13 April 2022, wedding in London
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"We chose The Young Bucks for our wedding reception and couldn't be happier that we did! They are all incredibly friendly lads but most importantly fantastic musicians. The music was perfect and everyone commented on what an amazing time they had on the dance floor. They also learned our first dance song for us which made it much more special. Highly, highly recommended!"
– Davin Cattermole, 7 January 2022, wedding in Surrey
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"The Young Bucks played at our wedding at Haughley Park Barn in Suffolk last night. They have been amazing since my very first email to enquire about them playing for us - happy to answer all of my very many questions and always responding within a matter of short hours! They were so friendly and professional when they arrived at the venue and set up quickly! They played the most lovely acoustic set during our wedding breakfast, a mix of new and old songs so something for everyone, so many of our guests commented on the lovely atmosphere it gave. They then played 3 sets during the evening and absolutely made our night, again, a mix of new songs and the classics, they are such talented musicians with amazing voices, they got everyone up on the dance floor and we partied the whole night through. I don't think there was a single guest there that didn't comment on how amazing the band were, I would absolutely recommend them to anyone! Thank you guys so much, you helped to make our wedding a day that we will never forget, we want to do it over and over again! X"
– Joanne Bristo, 11 November 2021, wedding in Suffolk
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"You guys were absolutely amazing and made our wedding evening. The guests all loved the music and were dancing from first song to last. You did a great job with playing our first dance song so perfectly too. Everyone told us you were the best wedding band they've seen - and of course, we agree. Thanks so much."
– Simon Boffee, 28 July 2021, wedding in London
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"Absolutely amazing wedding band, we cannot recommend these guys enough! They absolutely made our wedding reception, playing a great variety of songs and getting everyone dancing. Everyone commented on how brilliant they were. Beyond 5* star service from the moment we got in contact about booking them. Thanks so much!!"
– Katie Morris, 20 June 2021, wedding in Hertfordshire
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"Amazing, cannot recommend this band highly enough it truly made our evening. Having them sing our first dance just made it perfect! All our guests commented how good they were and some never left the dance floor."
– Ben James, 8 December 2020, wedding in London
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"The best wedding band ever!! Thank you guys for making our reception so perfect, you really made the whole evening and had everyone dancing. People are still asking me about you! Top service and a great bunch of lads. Do not hesitate to book!"
– Stacey Hothi, 3 August 2020, wedding in Essex
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"You guys were absolutely spot on and made the wedding evening. All our guests commented on how great you were and danced all night!!! You also did a great cover of our first dance song choice - a Dire Straits number with sentimental value. Can’t rate you highly enough!! Cheers"
– Phil Baker, 11 October 2019, wedding in Essex
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"Wow............ I can honestly say these guys are amazing they made me and my wife's day even more perfect. From the moment I seen their video clip online I knew they was the band for us. And out of all the organisation for the wedding I am proud to say I choose them....only thing I did get to do haha. SO talented don't know why they're not out there more every one of our guests said the band was amazing and thank you again for the song you did at the end for my mum after Saturday you have another 120 new fans and I thank you again and again.... To Alex and the band thank you from the bottom of my heart you really did blow the night time away."
– Peter Bushell, 3 October 2019, wedding in London
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"The band were fantastic and the dance floor was packed during our wedding."
– Tom Pepper, 1 October 2019, wedding in London
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"These guys were so brilliant at our wedding! We can't recommend them highly enough! From the start they were quick to reply to emails and kept in touch throughout, whilst we planned the wedding. The dance floor was always full whilst they were on and our guests complimented us on the band the whole night and are still talking about them now! Thank you so much for making our wedding party a huge success! X"
– Sam Sics, 27 September 2019, wedding in St Albans
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Set List

Amy Winehouse - Valerie

Al Green - Let's Stay Together

Temptations/otis Redding - My Girl

Razorlight - Golden Touch

Red Hot Chili Peppers - By The Way

The Kooks - Naive

Dizzee Rascal - Dance Wiv Me

Jet - Are You Gonna Be My Girl

Kings Of Leon - Use Somebody

Blur - Song 2

Jam - A Town Called Malice

Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine

Craig David - 7 Days

Lenny Kravitz - Fly Away

James Bay - Hold Back The River

Bob Marley - Three Little Birds

Lumineers - Ho Hey

Plan B - She Said

Van Morrison - Moondance

George Ezra - Budapest

Uk Garage Mash Up/medley

Oasis - Don't Look Back In Anger

Bob Marley - Is This Love, Get Up Stand Up, I Shot The Sheriff (medley)

Bryan Adams - Summer Of 69

The Specials - Monkey Man

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama

Rhcp - Under The Bridge

Daft Punk Ft. Pharrell - Get Lucky

Wheatus - Teenage Dirtbag

Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor

Oasis - Wonderwall

Kaiser Chiefs - I Predict A Riot

Kings Of Leon - Sex On Fire

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