Origin: Thundersley, Essex
Comedy musical duo
Years Active: 2021 - Present
Record Label: Haywood
Official Website: www.bfriendlymusic.com
BFriendly are a 'feel good' reggae duo that musician Ian Haywood created in 2020 with his wife Cathy. Ian has been an avid fan of reggae music since his teenage years and since then his amazing 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 during their 'Peace, Love and Reggae 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. They have their own dance and even a song about the mother in law!
In their 1st year of performances they have already been nominated for a best entertainer award.
BFriendly is entertaining for kids too, including the song ‘Get Da Curry On’ which involves children
(or adults) being invited to the stage area, given cards with pictures of ingredients on. The children are asked to hold the cards up as their ingredient is called in the song. As you can imagine it can be hilarious, especially when things go wrong!
With versatility in performance times along with flexibility to play outside or inside under their own generator power 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!
'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
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
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)
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)
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
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