About The Young Bucks
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.
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 and Hip-Hop 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.
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.
"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
Verified booking on FixTheMusic
"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
Verified booking on FixTheMusic
"The band were fantastic and the dance floor was packed during our wedding."
– Tom Pepper, 1 October 2019, wedding in London
Verified booking on FixTheMusic
"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
"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, 21 September 2019, wedding in London
"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, 14 September 2019, wedding in Surrey
"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 September 2019, wedding in Suffolk
"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, 5 September 2019, wedding in London
"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, 12 August 2019, wedding in Hertfordshire
"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, 1 August 2019, wedding in London
"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, 18 July 2019, wedding in Essex
Amy Winehouse - Valerie
Al Green - Let's Stay Together
Temptatations/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