Buswell (The Band)

Buswell is a UK based act playing folk, orchestral & indie music. They have completed 4 UK tours, been on MTV, VH1, XFM & BBC, reached #1 in Amazon’s Hot 100 chart & performed live with a full symphony orchestra. 


Summing the band and music of Buswell is an enigma in itself. Shaun Buswell is a singer/songwriter with a band larger than a football squad. He scores all the written musical parts himself but cannot read a note of music. He performs with a line-up that is in double figures and includes classical string, brass and woodwind sections but makes them play indie folk in the spirit of Captain Beefheart. It’s something akin to taking a movie filmscore and condensing it into a folky pop song.

The result of which in the last few years has seen them perform with acts such as Foals, Frank Turner, Amy MacDonald & Captain, whilst completing three month-long UK tours, getting playlisted on MTV, reaching number 1 on the Amazon Hot 100 CD singles chart, as well as being heard on XFM and BBC’s radiowaves. During 2012, Shaun Buswell conducted the 121212 Underground Orchestra Challenge, where he successfully formed an entire orchestra from strangers he met on the London Underground.

After warm up shows at Union Chapel & on the London Eye, the orchestra performed their full debut show at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on 26th January 2013. Some members of the Underground Orchestra also now perform with Buswell. One big happy family.