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On WeddingWire since 2016

Last update: April 2024

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.

Frequently asked questions

Are you an agency or a band?

Band

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?

Instrumental duo
Instrumental trio
Soloist/vocalist
Instrumental solo

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 instruments does your group play?

Guitar
Drums
Violin
Cello

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 starting price for wedding ceremony music?

$750

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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Any other questions?

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Reviews for Gareth Bush - Singer Guitarist

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Kristina
Kristina Sent on 13/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Worth. Every. Penny.

We found Gareth through WeddingWire and we are so thankful that we did! From our initial emails, Gareth has always been extremely professional, prompt, and thorough. Two weeks before our wedding we made the unreasonable request for Gareth to learn a song that wasn’t in his catalogue and he delivered beautifully!

Gareth set the tone for our wedding from the moment our guests walked in. His renditions of songs that people know and love really captivated so many of our guests. He was sure to time all of the songs in our ceremony so well that everything flowed smoothly.

We received so many compliments from our guests about Gareth. Everyone was very impressed with him and his beautiful voice.

He was a huge hit at our wedding and the easiest recommendation we can give to couples planning their wedding. Our wedding day was perfect and Gareth was such a big part of that.
Jamey
Jamey V. Sent on 31/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Couldn't Be Happier

The music included in our wedding was very important to us and having Gareth there to perform our ceremony music added such a personalized touch. We couldn't be happier. He was quick to communicate and has a HUGE repertoire of songs. Gareth sounded wonderful on our day, and you will not be disappointed if he performs on yours!
Laura
Laura K. Sent on 25/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Great voice, great selection of songs, very respectful

Gareth is awesome!
I met him at a cousins wedding service and reception. He sounded awesome and played so many great songs.
I booked him for my future daughter’ in law’s bridal shower. He was on time, well dressed, clean cut and organized.
Best of all he sounded awesome and played at the perfect volume so people could chat if they wanted to.
Gareth is very respectful and easy to work with.
A few people told me they would like to hire him for their next party!
Thank you so much Gareth for making the party complete!
Wishing you all the best!
Nicole
Nicole P. Sent on 19/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Professional & Unique Wedding Experience

Gareth was a wonderful addition to our wedding. He was incredibly easy to communicate with and had fast turn around times for his responses. He had a very extensive song list that covered everything we wanted and more. We got so many compliments about Gareth about how great he sounded and it was a fun additional to have during our ceremony/cocktail/dinner portion of our evening. I'd recommend him to anyone getting married/any events you are planning in the future!
Hailey
Hailey S. Sent on 21/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Gareth Bush - Worth the Hype

My husband and I hired Gareth to play us up and back down the aisle, and for our cocktail hour. We couldn't be happier with how he worked out. We asked for less than traditional songs, and he was able to play them. We also asked him to work with our DJ so I could play a joke on my hubby (I wanted to walk down the aisle for a few mins to the original Jaws theme song). He organized that direct with the DJ and it was executed perfectly. My guests commented on how awesome the cocktail hour music was. Gareth knows how to find the right mix of providing entertainment, and not overshadowing the bride and groom. Oh and by the way, he's a super talented musician.
Heather
Heather B. Sent on 21/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Entertainment

I hired Gareth for my wedding this past weekend! We hired him for the ceremony, cocktail hour and dinner service between speeches. Everyone was raving about Gareth and his talent, and range of songs! I specifically liked that he listened to our speeches and then played songs that related or that were mentioned. During dinner service, he had our guests dancing before the dance floor even opened - best decision! He was kind, responsive and on time as well. Would highly recommend Gareth.
Salvatore
Salvatore Sent on 17/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Gareth is Fantastic

Gareth was so awesome to work with, right from the beginning.
Very accommodating and willing to work with us to have the perfect day.
Well received and complimented by all our guests.
Also...the voice of an angel!!
Thank you Gareth and the percussionist for making our wedding day start off so well.
Danielle
Danielle C. Sent on 22/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic acoustic performer!

Garth made all our musical dreams come true for our ceremony and cocktail hour at our wedding. He was super responsive from our initial email and everything was super clear cut and straightforward from the beginning. We were able to provide him with some of our all time favourites, many of which we found in his large library of songs (even some fun unexpected ones).

We were thrilled with his performance and professionalism and would highly recommend him for anybody looking for an acoustic musician!
Catherine
Catherine Sent on 28/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Gareth is the best!

We found and hired Gareth for our wedding almost 2 years in advanced and we are beyond grateful we did. From the get go he was extremely responsive and easy to communicate with via email, as well as highly personable. The fact that Gareth is the top reviewed wedding singer and has well over a hundred 5 star reviews speaks for itself— he is 100% worth the hype. Gareth’s song catalogue is massive and he truly has something for everyone.
We hired Gareth for 4 hours so he played our cocktail hour and throughout dinner, and our guests absolutely loved him! Many of our guests came up to us throughout the evening to let us know they were blown away by all the song choices and his voice, and felt that he was such an awesome touch to have at our wedding. If you are on the fence about hiring Gareth for your wedding or special event, just do it— you will not regret it! 10/10 highly recommend!
Ben
Ben Sent on 14/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Surprise engagement - highly recommend Gareth!

Gareth was the perfect choice for a surprise proposal. The performance of the three songs was perfect!

Gareth was easy to communicate with and very professional.

Highly recommend!
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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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36 Castle Frank Rd M4W 2Z7 Toronto (Ontario)

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