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Cockney Barrer
Live cockney music and Chas and Dave style tribute act


Cockney Barrer is a live cockney music and/or Chas and Dave style solo music act. It is most frequently booked as a solo act, but is also available as a duo. The solo act uses a variety of instruments e.g. electric guitar, banjo, keyboard and accordion, and the duo adds a second guitar.

Cockney Barrer’s cockney music and Chas and Dave act usually consists of two sets, the first set being old-time cockney standards, sing-a-longs, knees-ups and Chas and Dave songs, and the second set being a mixture of Chas and Dave rockney and 50s-60s songs for dancing. Cockney Barrer can also be booked as a strolling musician for events such as town shows, fetes and dinner parties etc.

Cockney Barrer is available for all kinds of functions and venues e.g. clubs, pubs, anniversaries, weddings, birthday parties, corporate functions, residential care homes, town shows, fetes and dinner parties, theatres, holiday camps and caravan parks.

Cockney Barrer is based in Essex but performs all over the South East of England and elsewhere. Cockney Barrer regularly performs in Essex, London, Kent, Hertfordshire, Cambridge and Cambridgeshire, Surrey, Suffolk, Norfolk, Sussex, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire and Hampshire.

Pete George is the musician at the heart of Cockney Barrer. Pete is a professional singer and musician with over 20 years’ experience. Pete plays a variety of instruments e.g. keyboard, accordion, guitar, banjo, mandolin and ukelele. Pete has played in venues such as the Langham Hilton, Caerphilly Castle, Kensington Roof Gardens, Essex venues such as Gosfield Hall, Pontlands Park, Newland Hall, The Reid Rooms and The Lawns, as well as corporate functions in the City of London and pubs, clubs, residential care homes etc all over the South East of England.