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Izzie & The Balderdash Boys


Hey! We are Izzie & the Balderdash Boys, a five piece traditional folk band available for weddings, private parties and corporate events. Consisting of a strong female vocal paired with acoustic guitar, upright bass, drums, banjo and mandolin. 

Izzie & The Balderdash Boys
 

We aim to provide a classic folk sound to traditional and contemporary floor-fillers, with the added twist of our unique arrangements!

We love performing covers from an eclectic range of artists; from Johnny Cash to Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dolly Parton to Rihanna, The Pogues to Elbow and Madonna to Oasis. With such a broad and appealing repertoire we are guaranteed to entertain multiple audiences and age groups! Very much in the foot tapping and barn dancing genre, our high energy performances and vintage image will add to any special occasion.

We currently perform across the length and breadth of the UK. Included in our fully-inclusive fees are:   

  • A standard performance time of 2 hours, divided into sets as the client desires
  • A disco service between live sets
  • Ample public liability insurance
  • High quality PAT tested equipment 
  • Any applicable travel costs

So, if you like what you see and hear (and we hope that you do!) get in touch! We'd love to hear from you. To find out if we're available on your date and for an instant online quote, click the blue button to the right.  If you just can't wait to find out if the band is available, you can check right now and get an instant quote by filling in the quick enquiry form on this page.

 

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This is a snapshot of some of the tunes we currently play. We add new songs every week. To listen to our demos click/tap the “Tracks” tab
1.Ring of Fire/Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash
2.Whenever Wherever – Shakira
3.One Day Like This – Elbow
4.Like A Prayer – Madonna
5.Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve
6.We Found Love – Rihanna
7.Riptide - Vance Joy
8.Gold - Spandau Ballet
9.Blue Jeans - Lana Del Rey
10.Californication - Red Hot Chilli Peppers
11.Wagon Wheel - Old Crow Medicine Show
12.Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
13.Hound Dog – Elvis
14.Silver Lining - First Aid Kit
15.Toxic - Britney Spears
16.Ho Hey - The Lumineers
17.Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers
18.Atlantic City - Bruce Springsteen
19.Home - Ed Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
20.Don't Look Back In Anger – Oasis
21.Rock Me Baby - B.B King
22.Dirty Old Town - The Pogues
23.Jolene - Dolly Parton
24.Gimme Gimme Gimme – Abba
25.Little Lion Man - Mumford and Sons
26.Mr Brightside - The Killers
27.Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
28.Shake it Off - Taylor Swift
29.Budapest - George Ezra
30.Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepson
31.Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
32.Valerie - Amy Winehouse
33.Marry You - Bruno Mars
34.Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
35.Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
36.A Little Respect – Erasure
37.Love Me Like You Do - Ellie Goulding
38.The One - Kodaline
39.Love Really Hurts Without You - Billy Ocean 
40.Love You Till The End - The Pogues Steve Earl - Galway Girl
41.Wild Mountain Thyme - The Corries 
42.Heartbeats - Jose Gonzales
43.Us Against The World - Coldplay 
44.White Blank Page - Mumford & Sons

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Izzie & The Balderdash Boys

I just wanted to take the opportunity to thank you and your band immensely for playing at our wedding. We are sorry we ended up being quite late running which had you waiting for things to get going, but the wait was worth it. Everyone was bowled over with your music and the quality.
It was a small intimate event, so may not have been as a packed house that you are used to, nonetheless it was very special. So thank you for travelling such a distance to make the day for the two of us. I wish you well in your future events and will be sure to recommend.

Izzie & The Balderdash Boys

Thank you to Izzie and the boys and to Libbi and Irving from Hireaband for an excellent service from beginning to end. Hireaband provided a reliable and efficient service responding to my queries really quickly and helping to make arrangements for our wedding reception. The website was easy to use helping us to make an excellent choice. Izzie and the Balderdash Boys were fantastic. Really flexible, good fun and above all, great musicians. Guests all complimented the quality of the band and their unique style. They were described as a 'class act' and the dancefloor was full all night. They helped make what was a perfect evening for us and we would highly recommend the band and their agency. Thank you very much again.

Izzie & The Balderdash Boys

Izzie and the Balderdash Boys were simply perfect. We got married in Barcelona so there was an added element of logistics needed, but at no point were they any hassle for us.

As for their performance, we couldn’t ask for more. They played all the songs we loved and the dance floor was always full.

Thank you for playing the soundtrack to the best day of our lives :)

Izzie & The Balderdash Boys

Our guests all commented how terrific Izzie and The Balderdash Boys were and loved their unique style. We really appreciated the distance they travelled from Manchester to Devon to be with us on our wedding day. Their style really suited our tipi, boho wedding. They learnt our first dance by City and Colour (Canadian Band) - The girl and this was extremely special.

Izzie & The Balderdash Boys

Izzie & The Balderdash boys (3 piece set-up) were fantastic, they arrived on time, were very professional and had a great sound which went down brilliantly with all. Would thoroughly recommend to others and would be keen to book them again for future events

Izzie & The Balderdash Boys

We asked Izzie to perform for our wedding in May and were absolutely delighted with the band and their performance! Izzie is a lovely person with a great voice, and was professional and reliable in the planning stages. The band is very talented and our wedding dance floor was busy throughout their 2-hour set, which, as we were told, is very rare for a wedding! They were happy to learn and play new songs for us which weren't on their set list, which made the evening even more special.
Thanks, Izzie, for a memorable night and some great music!

Izzie & The Balderdash Boys

I was very lucky to have Izzie & her wonderful band mates play for my 40th birthday party. Having seen them perform a couple of times on the local gig circuit I knew they were just what I was looking for and they did not disappoint. The bands traditional folk/blues instruments perfectly compliment Izzies voice and together they make a great sound

Izzie & The Balderdash Boys

Izzie & The Balderdash Boys are a pleasure to work with; professional and extremely talented. Shortly after having them play I made them our house band to play weekly and they delivered an incredible live music set every week which the crowd loved!

Izzie & The Balderdash Boys

Izzie & her band played for us in the afternoon of our wedding during our drinks
reception and they were fantastic! All of our guests commented how amazing they
were live and their unique sound set the afternoon off perfectly. Izzie was really
helpful before the wedding and offered to play all of our favourite songs. They were
even flexible enough to play inside and outside when the great British weather got in
the way. We would thoroughly recommend them!

Izzie & The Balderdash Boys

The most absolutely amazing set of musicians here today, different, unique and
definitely quirky, we love them!! absolutely perfect for ceremony and drinks with a
bigger band for the evening, they're happy to play acoustic too..hope to be seeing
them here lots this year!

Izzie & The Balderdash Boys

Izzie & The Balderdash Boys thank you so much for performing at my wedding, you
made it so special for us, you are so talented everyone loved your music and I would
recommend you to anyone!

Izzie & The Balderdash Boys

THANK YOU !! Guests loved the music and you all really set the tonality of the
event. Thank you for your friendly spirit and humbleness.

Izzie & The Balderdash Boys

Great Music and Great Vibe! Played a mixture of modern pop music and Irish
classics (as requested) in their own unique way, guests loved them. Definitely would
book again.

Izzie & The Balderdash Boys

Wonderfully talented band who even managed to accommodate my request of some
Pink Floyd! Set a great feel for the event and had everyone dancing. Izzie has a
superb voice!!

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