The Buskers

60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Funk & Soul, Pop, Rock, Top40

Auckland, Coromandel, Hamilton, Northland, Whangarei

Artist Bio

The Buskers perform an energetic, unique and lively show, full of danceable, singalong songs, delivered with top musicianship and a professional service. Their well oiled, action-packed set, has been developed and refined over many years playing all over the country and around the world. The Buskers are perfect for true music lovers, as well as the casual listener who just wants a boogie.

The Busker’s sound is a mix of funk, soul, rock and pop and their set covers a wide range of music, including songs by Stevie Wonder, Daft Punk, Bruno Mars, George Michael, Prince, The Black Keys, James Brown, Kings of Leon, Amy Winehouse, Phil Collins, Tears For Fears, Simple Minds, The Police, REM, Dragon, Ceelo Green, Crowded House, Queen, The Killers, David Bowie, Tom Petty, The Dandy Warhols, Weezer, Oasis, Duffy, Pearl Jam, Split Enz, The Beatles, Kings Of Leon, Earth Wind & Fire, Bob Marley and many more.

They can also provide an instrumental funk/jazz set for earlier in the day. Recreating much loved, singalong songs, reinterpreted in an instrumental, funky style.

The Buskers will be sure to give a memorable performance at your next event.

Duo: Guitar/Vocals & Drums with backing tracks and prerecorded bass
Trio: Guitar/Vocals, Bass & Drums with backing tracks (Standard show)
Trio B: Guitar/Vocals, Bass & Drums with backing tracks – a stripped back version of the show, at a reduced price, for specific circumstances.
Quartet: Guitar/Vocals, Bass & Drums with backing tracks + either sax/keys or an additional female vocalist.

The additional instrumental set can be added to either the trio or quartet options.

Danny McCrum – Guitar & Vocals
Danny McCrum has worked with and supported many top artists including Eric Clapton, Tommy Emmanuel, John Mayer, John Butler Trio, Jeff Beck, Bryan Ferry, Norah Jones, Jimmy Barnes, Simple Minds and many top New Zealand acts.  He’s worked as a session musician for numerous producers and artists including Greg Haver, Lizzie Marvelly, Peter van Gent, Alex Burke (US), Magnolia Memoir (US), Phil Edwards Band, Georgia Lines, AutoMatic 80s, the Michael Jackson tribute show ‘King Of Pop’, Debbie Harwood, Emme Lentino (NZ/US) and Venice Quin.  Danny has released four albums and is the host of the popular entertainment podcast ‘Don’t Give Up Your Day Job.’  He currently performs with Georgia Campbell, Noise Play and more.
Dan Antunovich – Bass
At a young age Dan Antunovich quickly become one of the most in-demand session musicians in New Zealand.  He performed in Dubai for an extended period, before returning to New Zealand to continue his prolific live and studio work.  He toured with Elvis Presley’s former band, he played in Jersey Boys (one of the most successful stage shows in New Zealand history), he performed in several TV bands including New Zealand’s Got Talent and he toured the world with Grammy award winning Japanese artist Kitaro.  Dan was based in L.A. for five years and during this time he worked with many top US producers, musicians and artists.  He currently performs with Laughton Kora, Eddie Rayner (Split Enz), Noise Play and more.
Jasper de Roos – Drums
Jasper De Roos is a well-seasoned live and studio drummer who has played with Autozamm, Gramsci, Stephen Small, Venice Quinn, Concord Dawn and many more.  He’s toured the world with Starboy, Japanese Grammy winner Kitaro and others.  Jasper delivers a rare combination of finesse, groove and true sympathy to the song, effortlessly transitioning between various playing styles.  Jasper elevates every band he plays with and his ability to groove while landing an exciting, energetic performance, is all part of his unique musical contribution.  Jasper is also a member of Noise Play and regularly performs and records with numerous other artists.
The band is also available as a bigger line up, that can include a second vocalist, keyboards and/or horns.

Sample Songlist

April Sun – Dragon
Bad Moon Rising- CCR
Betterman – Pearl Jam
Bohemian Like You – The Dandy Warhols
Cecilia – Simon & Garfunkel
Cosmic Girl – Jamiroquai
Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
Crazy Little Thing – Queen
Daughter – Pearl Jam
Distant Sun – Crowded House
Englishman in New York – Sting
Faith – George Michael
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