Lovely Canadian Mr Mark Hamilton so kindly agreed to play our stage at Ray Davies’ Meltdown Festival 2011, in the main hall of the Southbank Center. The audience listened with a hush reverence and you can too… here are two videos from his set:

The Leisure Society

What a delight to have The Leisure Society perform a few songs for a crowded audience at Arnold Circus bandstand this summer. They have a new record released this year, and have been receiving glowing critical reviews as well as plenty of fan love, see why for yourselves:

She Keeps Bees

Anyone who has ever seen She Keeps Bees will know it’s impossible to not love what they do. Charming, sweet, funny and brilliant performers, it was an absolute delight to have them play our stage at Meltdown Festival 2011. Here are a few videos from their set:


Guillemots performed a few songs this summer at Meltdown Festival 2011. Their set included new songs as well as golden oldies such as Made Up Love Song. Have a watch below.

Peggy Sue

Our friends Peggy Sue treated us to another Bandstand Busk, this time at Meltdown Festival. Lucky us.

We love Peggys! They have a new record out September 12th and it is super duper.


You’d never know it was summer! A few weeks a go on a day off from their Tune Yards support tour, Thousands treated us to a performance of a few songs under Lincoln’s Inn Fields bandstand in rainy central London.

The Sound Of Everything is out now on Bella Union.

Ra Ra Riot

These troopers were jet lagged and tired, but even so, Ra Ra Riot gave us a few brilliant songs on an arty bandstand at 5pm on a weekday. Watch them perform Boy and St Peter’s Day Festival for us round the back of the Southbank Center.


Dark Dark Dark

– Dark Dark Dark at Hampstead Heath Bandstand –

Dark Dark Dark treated us to our first busk of 2011 on a blustery Sunday afternoon on Hampstead Heath. Above is a unique (sans-keyboard) performance of ‘Daydreaming’, from the band’s wonderful album ‘Wild Go’.

Playing as a four piece; Marshall, Nona, Brett and Walt treated us to a handful of songs.

Hear more of their music here.


Watch all our videos on our Bandstand Busking YouTube channel:

Watch our Frightened Rabbit Busks playlist

The Irrepressibles

Watch Anvil, Nuclear Skies and Forget The Past by The Irrepressibles on Victoria Park bandstand.








Watch Day and Night, Nice People, Breaking Walls and You Tell Me by Chief on Northampton Square bandstand.