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Gareth Bush - Singer Guitarist

Toronto, Ontario View map
5.0 out of 5 rating 139 reviews

About

Gareth Bush has over 200 5-star reviews across WeddingWire and Google Reviews. A skilled and talented singer-guitarist inspired by artists such as John Mayer, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Lifehouse, and Mumford & Sons, he has over 700 songs in his repertoire spanning many genres. With over a decade 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 ceremony, cocktail hour, first dance 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, and is looking forward to helping you bring your dream event to life.

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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    Lauren Married on 06/10/2022
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    The Wedding Singer!

    Gareth was the perfect addition to our Fall wedding! We originally found him on Wedding Wire and after listening to him on Spotify, knew right away that we wanted him to play during our ceremony. From our initial communication, he was friendly, flexible, and responsive, offering a wide repertoire of well-known songs. He even offered to learn a song that was really special to us!

    Gareth played both our outdoor ceremony and outdoor cocktail hour and our guests had nothing but amazing things to say about his presence. It really tied the whole day together and set the vibe! We would recommend him to anyone looking for live, acoustic music at their event.

    Thanks Gareth!
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    Great vendor!

    Gareth was a wonderful addition to our wedding day. He performed our ceremony music and cocktail hour music. He was very responsive over email and was wonderfully easy to work with. We setup twice due to a rain plan at the venue and Gareth was flexible about setting up twice and very calm about the last minute change. Would highly recommend!
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    Just the right mood

    Gareth brings a polished singer-songwriter vibe with a side of ruggedly handsome charm. Our guests were are enamoured as we were. He even stepped up to fill in an awkward pause caused by a technical difficulty. Gorgeous in all senses of the word.
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    Kelsey T. Married on 10/09/2022
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    Live music

    Amazing service & agility. Gareth worked with us to create the perfect play list & even learned new songs for us. My guests loved him!
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    Brittany V. Married on 09/09/2022
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    A perfect addition on your special day

    Gareth's performance was beautiful during our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. Working with him was an absolute pleasure! He has an extensive music library to choose from, making him the perfect addition to your special occasion!!
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    Samira J. Married on 03/09/2022
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    Gareth helped make our special day even more memorable. He’s great!

    Gareth is talented, kind, and made our wedding night magical. Our first dance during his performance couldn’t have been more romantic, and it’s a memory we will forever cherish. We felt honoured to have him and simply put- he’s amazing!
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    Cassi Married on 30/07/2022
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    A dream come true

    We hired Gareth for the music for our wedding ceremony in July 2022. He was extremely responsive by email, and his contract was very straightforward, which made planning very easy as we knew what to expect. Gareth was on time and set up before our guests arrived, and performed for them ahead of our ceremony.

    Our guests absolutely loved his performance, and have been praising him over the past month. Gareth learned a new song for me to walk down the aisle, and his rendition was perfect, and better than I could have ever hoped.

    Gareth is a complete professional. You can tell that he has done this for many years, which was the reason why we hired him. His timing is impeccable, and he will pick up on the smallest cues to keep the flow of your ceremony smooth. For example, he naturally extended/shortened songs to ensure the timing worked for walking down the aisle and signing the marriage license.

    I have absolutely no regrets about hiring Gareth and will recommend him to everyone I know who is looking for a guitarist for an event. He is well worth his rate and in my opinion, he truly is the best in the city.
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    Robina K. Married on 23/07/2022
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    An Amazing Addition To Any Wedding

    Gareth was truly incredible. Not only did he enhance our ceremony by beautifully playing exactly what we had requested, but he was also a hit with our guests from all generations throughout the night. So much so that we even extended his time on the night of to give them more of what they loved. Thank you Gareth, we highly recommend him to all considering!

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Gareth Bush - Singer Guitarist Real Weddings

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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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