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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 / Dancing Queen - Abba
25.Crazy in Love - Beyonce
26.Little Lion Man - Mumford and Sons
27.Mr Brightside - The Killers
28.Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
29.Shake it Off - Taylor Swift
30.Budapest - George Ezra
31.Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepson
32.Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
33.Not 19 Forever - The Courteeners
34.Everlong - Foo Fighters
35.Living On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
36.Valerie - Amy Winehouse
37.I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
38.Marry You - Bruno Mars
39.Poker Face - Lady Gaga
40.Dance With My Father - Luther Vandross
41.Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
42.Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
43.A Little Respect - Erasure

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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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