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Gareth Bush - Singer Guitarist

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About

Gareth Bush is the best-rated wedding musician in Toronto on WeddingWire & Google Reviews (200+ 5-star reviews). An incredibly talented singer-guitarist inspired by artists such as John Mayer, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Lifehouse, and Mumford & Sons, he has over 700 songs in his pocket spanning many genres. With 10+ years of experience performing at weddings, corporate events, private parties and more, Gareth will work with you to craft an unforgettable performance that's guaranteed to set the tone for your special day.

Services Offered

While Gareth’s main musical focus is alternative, folk, and acoustic styles, he loves to play a variety of songs from many musical genres and will also take requests. Enhance your big day with his engaging performance for your rehearsal dinner, ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. Gareth is properly equipped with his guitar, microphones, stands, and a sound and PA system. Virtual live stream performances are also available. He has provided entertainment for hundreds of clients across Toronto’s wedding, corporate, and bar-restaurant industries, including Facebook, Instagram, TD Bank, Fido, Longo’s, The Bay, The Toronto Maple Leafs, Indigo, EB Games, RBC, The CFL, The Chelsea Hotel, Western University, The Hard Rock Cafe, Rugby Canada, Kit & Ace, and many more.

Highlights

Availability

Arrangements

Instrumental duo, instrumental trio, soloist/vocalist, instrumental solo

Instruments

Guitar, drums, violin, cello

Ceremony Music Starting Price

$750

More information

Are you an agency or a band?

Band

How many musicians are in your band?

1-3

What genres of music does your band play?

Country
Acoustic
Dance
Oldies
Rock
Classic rock
Folk
Hip hop
Pop
Strings
Reggae
Punk rock
R&B
Top 40
50s
60s
70s
80s
90s

What music services do you provide?

Ceremony music
Cocktail hour music
Instrumentals
Learning new songs
Reception music
Music during breaks
Rehearsal dinner music
Vocals
Willing travel

What services do you provide?

Ceremony music
Cocktail hour music
Instrumentals
Learn new songs
Reception music
Music during breaks
Rehearsal dinner music
Sound / PA system
Vocals

What items are available?

Microphones
Sound PA

What is the average price for a wedding reception during peak season?

$1,300

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$1,500

What is the average price for a wedding reception during off-peak season?

$1,200

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

Ceremony music
Cocktail hour music
Reception music
Music during breaks
Sample performances
Learn new songs
Sound/ PA system
Microphones

Which of the following are included in the price?

Learning new songs
Sample performances
Ceremony music
Cocktail hour music
Reception music
Sound PA
Recorded music breaks

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    Darrell D. Getting married on 09/07/2023
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    Just book him!

    I highly recommend Gareth. First, he sings and plays very well! Second, in the planning process, he was very accommodating and communicated clearly and in a timely fashion. We set up the proposal as if he was just a busker in the park, but then he played all our favorite love songs! His repetoire is huge, and he was accomodating as my song list evolved. Thirdly, he was a positive presence in the moment as he was mindful and smart during the thirty minute set. He played a first song and then played softly in the background as I proposed and then started with the chorus of the second song "You are the Best Thing" by Ray LaMontagne at exactly the right moment after I proposed. Movie moment. His arrangements of the songs were just right for a proposal (knowing to leave out that verse because it doesn't quite fit the moment, etc). Also, it was an outdoor proposal in April and the weather was not great. It was a cold and windy, but Garret was a trooper and played through what must have been adverse conditions for him. As a guy we didn't know present at one of the most important moments of our lives, he was friendly and positive without being too much. Classy, reliable, and very talented. Just book him.
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    Rockey S. Married on 13/11/2021
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    Amazing Musician!!!

    Gareth is a true professional and incredibly talented musician. We hired him to play our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour and he was definitely one of the highlights. With such a huge catalogue of songs, there is something for everyone's musical taste. Not only is Gareth great to work with, he is also willing to accommodate special requests. My wife and I were determined to have our first dance outside under string lights surrounded by our guests with sparklers. We asked Gareth if he would be willing to play unplugged for us outside in -2 degree weather and he agreed without hesitation. What followed was a beautiful rendition of Make You Feel My Love while everyone gathered in our intimate moment. Thank you Gareth for making our day so memorable!
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    Katie M. Married on 09/10/2021
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    The voice of a rugged Angel

    Gareth is the exact kind of performer you want for your wedding/party...his voice is powerful, yet warm and my guests literally could not stop raving about him. Not only is he super professional, but he's also really personable and funny, the kind of guy with which you'd want to share any sort of special occasion. Thank you Gareth!!
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    Jillian D. Married on 02/10/2021
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    The Perfect Addition

    We absolutely loved Gareth!! Not only was his music the best part of our ceremony and cocktail hour, but Gareth was so professional and responsive, and so much fun.

    I had heard Gareth playing a gig in Toronto years ago, and his music stuck with me the entire time. Once I got engaged, I knew I had to have him play at our wedding. He went above and beyond, and was so accommodating even with some venue hiccups. All of our wedding guests loved Gareth and his music, and were commenting about it for days after!

    I would 100% recommend Gareth to anyone looking to add something special to their wedding!
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    Beth Married on 18/09/2021
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    Beautiful voice

    Gareth was a pleasure to deal with from the beginning, don’t hesitate to hire him for your wedding. He has a beautiful voice and a wide variety of songs to choose from. We had him sing and play for our daughters wedding ceremony and cocktail hour and it was just perfect, he really added a special touch to a perfect day.
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    Caitlin R. Married on 14/07/2021
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    Incredibly talented guitarist

    We hired Gareth to perform at our outdoor wedding ceremony and reception along the lake and it was by far, one of the best decisions we made for our special day. He has such an extensive list of songs with so many great songs that it was honestly hard to choose. Leading up to the wedding, there was a lot of certainty about what would be allowed due to the pandemic but Gareth was very flexible and responsive. The venue also had restrictions, one of which was not allowing a mic and speaker for Gareth. That is the one regret I have of the wedding as it was slightly difficult to hear him over the guests and crashing waves but regardless, the guests all loved him. At the time dancing in large groups was not permitted but Gareth created a special moment so that my dad and I could have our father-daughter dance. I really did love having Gareth play at our wedding and if we got to do it all over again, I would choose him. I highly recommend him and hope he makes your event just as special as our wedding day.
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    Sahar Married on 04/06/2021
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    Perfect voice!

    We had the most amazing experience having gareth at our wedding! Having him there made all the difference! He brought so much peace, joy and melody into our small ceremony! He is amazing and I would definitely recommend him

    Gareth Bush - Singer Guitarist's reply:

    Thanks so much for having me, Sahar! It was a pleasure to perform for your wedding, and even more exciting to get to do so live in person after Covid kept everyone stuck at home for so long! Wishing you both all the best.
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    Michael G. Married on 10/04/2021
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    Gareth was the best!

    We hired Gareth for our wedding at Hotel X in Toronto for the ceremony and cocktails that followed. He was as equally professional as he was talented. The list of songs he was able to sing were numerous and diverse, providing a great selection for our guests. When we asked for adjustments to songs that were important to us, he was very accommodating.

    At the conclusion of the cocktail hour, our guests approached us and were extremely impressed with his playing. Simply put, he was able to provide a perfect soundtrack for a perfect day.
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    Nicole Married on 17/10/2020
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    Wonderful Addition

    Gareth was a wonderful addition to our wedding! I loved to remix to 'Chicken Fried' that I requested to be turned into 'Tofu Fried'. Thanks again Gareth!

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Meet the Team

Gareth Bush
Gareth Bush
Musician

Hi Everyone!

I've been performing at weddings pretty much nonstop for the past 5 years and have had a blast. Well over 150 in the past couple years alone, crazy! Since my main page bio tells you what you need to know musically and professionally, I suppose I'll tell you a little bit about myself.

When I'm not working I spend most of my time going to concerts, running, watching the Raptors/Leafs, hitting up cool pubs and coffee shops and petting my dog Maple (she's the best). I've called Toronto home for quite a while and love it here. Big fan of spontaneous travel and trying new things. Conan O'Brien is my spirit animal. Still trying to process the final season of Game of Thrones.

Looking forward to meeting you at your future wedding!

-Gareth

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