'You guys are amazing'
Origin: Thundersley, Essex
Comedy musical duo
Years Active: 2021 - Present
Record Label: Haywood
Official Website: www.bfriendlymusic.com
BFriendly are an amazing vegan reggae duo that musician Ian Haywood created in 2020 with his wife Cathy. Ian has been an avid fan of soul and reggae music since his teenage years and since then his varied musical career has included playing classical piano concerts, working in a 12 piece soul band, The UK Bee Gees tribute band and more recently, together with Cathy, being a member of chart scoring band ‘Peace On Your Plate’. He has worked on cruises, in hotels and played many summer seasons in holiday camps amongst a plethora of other venues.
The duo’s new 'feel good' style of reggae, along with family-friendly anecdotal humour has been impressing festival and holiday audiences in 2022/23 during their 'Peace, Love and Reggae' debut tour.
With 2 albums released and a 3rd on the way, BFriendly write and sing about anything from Coffee to Bumble Bees and Yucca plants to Curry. Among their wide original repertoire you will find empowering vegan and environmental songs inspired by their love of animals, people and the planet. They also have their own dances and a new awesome version of John Lennon's Imagine.
In just their 1st year of performances they were delighted to be nominated for the VegfestUK best entertainer award.
With versatility in performance times along with flexibility to play outside or inside under their own power pack if necessary, BFriendly plays an hour set or 2 x ¾ hour sets and will guarantee to put a smile on people’s faces and have them tapping their feet and singing along in no time!
'They should have been on all day!'
'Your interpretation of reggae is out of this world!'
You were amazing. Can't get your songs out of my head!
I have had BFriendly perform at two of my online events - World Vegan Month Online Festival and Christmas Special Show on my World Vegan Market.
They were brilliant and the viewers at home loved their performances, which I could see from their comments.
BFriendly's style of music, which I would describe as contemporary sing-along, bop-along reggae pop is what I feel the world needs right now.
BFriendly's songs not only make you feel good, but each of them has a message. I am finding that I am still singing their songs in my head.
If you are an events organiser, I would definitely recommend hiring BFriendly to perform at your event. You and your audience will absolutely love it!
Founder and Manager of World Vegan Market
'I love the new music from BFriendly. My son and I have listened to every track, and it has had us tapping our feet and singing along. Our favourite song, The Sunny Day Song, has such a positive message and a great vibe. And great production too. I’ve really enjoyed recently seeing
these guys live and wish BFriendly a well-deserved success'
Giles Bryant World Healing Project
The best vibes in all of Vegan Camp Out!
Huge thanks to BFriendly music for your reggae tunes and smiley, happy performances at the family area marquee!
Laura Chepner (Event Organiser VCO)
'They are consistently exceptional!'
What can I say? I am absolutely blown away by you both - not only was your performance fantastic, but you are 2 of the loveliest people you could ever hope to meet. I am so grateful to you for performing at the festival and for bringing your kind and gentle energy to the event. I had 2 main objectives for Wild Kind Hearts - one was to raise money for The Retreat, and the second was to create a sense of community with the people who attended the festival. We have achieved both and I can honestly say that you helped massively to bring people together.
💚 Thank you thank you THANK YOU!!
Rebecca Ahimsa (Wild Kind Hearts Festival)
Link to recent performances
Typical Song Repertoire
Get Da Curry On
The Sunny Day song
Happy Father’s Day
Gotta No Job
You Don’ Fool Me
The I Love You Song
Reggae Jeggae (dance)
And they can mix it up with some of these classics:
Red Red Wine
No Woman No Cry
Could You Be Loved
Rat In Mi Kitchen
The Tide Is High
3 Little Birds
A Message To You Rudy
'You are seriously good!'
We are a family friendly 'feel good' reggae duo. We sing and play original fun songs about life and issues with witty anecdotal introductions. We are a relatively new act and have been playing festivals in the last 12 months with much great feedback and are looking to move into holiday camps and the like, which I personally have a lot of past experience in!
I have worked in tribute bands, solo, duos, trios in fact everything up to a 12 piece soul band.
We use basic backing tracks and overlay live keyboards, guitar and vocals. As a guide we usually play up to 1 hour cabaret style set or 2 x ¾ hour sets.
Both adults and children will enjoy this act as it has something for everyone.
We have up to date public liability and regularly pat tested equipment with certificates.
© 2021 Ian Haywood
Ian Haywood | firstname.lastname@example.org
For prices or to discuss your event needs please call or email the above.