Leeds Buskers

Off-topic discussions, musings and chat
User avatar
tilly
PostsCOLON 1707
JoinedCOLON Mon 11 Jan, 2010 2:32 pm

Postby tilly » Wed 18 Jan, 2012 7:46 pm

whatdoesthisbuttondo wrote:
Does anyone remember the young electric guitarist who used to set up outside HMV in the late 80's/90's?
He had what looked like home made pedals to switch effects and was amazing to listen to..

I remember that guy i once asked him to play some Hendrix and boy did he give it the works.He could make that guitar talk makes you wonder how he has got on in life.    
No matter were i end my days im an Hunslet lad with Hunslet ways.
Richard A Thackeray
PostsCOLON 333
JoinedCOLON Mon 13 Apr, 2009 6:01 am
LocationCOLON Normanton, Wakefield
CONTACTCOLON

Postby Richard A Thackeray » Thu 19 Jan, 2012 12:08 pm

Loiner1960
PostsCOLON 181
JoinedCOLON Fri 28 Aug, 2009 3:42 pm

Postby Loiner1960 » Thu 19 Jan, 2012 9:54 pm

The violinist is Kate. She is presently studying for a Phd in music.

http://www.kateviolin.co.uk/

I love the Man with two dogs.

http://youtu.be/ndhgVD3-Y-Y

Leodian
PostsCOLON 5846
JoinedCOLON Thu 10 Jun, 2010 8:03 am

Postby Leodian » Thu 19 Jan, 2012 10:03 pm

Not busking as such but a young girl used to often play the harp in Sainsbury's at Moor Allerton Centre. She was excellent but I've not heard of her for some while now.
A rainbow is a ribbon that Nature puts on when she washes her hair.

Tasa
PostsCOLON 826
JoinedCOLON Mon 08 Oct, 2007 11:11 am

Postby Tasa » Fri 20 Jan, 2012 10:21 am

The man with the dog(s) is now the man with no dog Angry

He still busks outside Starbucks on Commercial Street on a Sunday occasionally. He still has the chair where the last dog sat, but there's now a doll on it with a placard saying "Live Music".

It's not the same without the howling which accompanied "How much is that doggy in the window?"!
User avatar
mhoulden
PostsCOLON 340
JoinedCOLON Fri 27 Nov, 2009 8:00 pm
LocationCOLON Horsforth
CONTACTCOLON

Postby mhoulden » Fri 20 Jan, 2012 12:16 pm

My dad used to do a bit of busking and I think he may have done so when he moved to Leeds in the early 70s. Here's a photo that was taken somewhere in London, possibly around April 1972 judging by a date on one of the posters. He's the guitar player on the right.



The original photo was in poor condition, as you can tell by the bit where the bags are, so I had a go at retouching it. There's a lot I'd like to know about the photo, especially where exactly it was taken, but unfortunately my dad isn't around any more so I can't ask him. What I have been able to find out is on the photo notes at http://www.flickr.com/photos/mhoulden/5424861541/

Jogon
PostsCOLON 3036
JoinedCOLON Wed 21 Dec, 2011 1:28 pm

Postby Jogon » Fri 20 Jan, 2012 6:21 pm

mhoulden
That is cool..Can't help.

A few years ago Leeds Centre used to have a trio of very professional Acker Bilk-type blokes. Certainly clarinet and theatrical waistcoats, older middle aged chaps. Occassional vocals from recollection.
Leodian
PostsCOLON 5846
JoinedCOLON Thu 10 Jun, 2010 8:03 am

Postby Leodian » Wed 08 Feb, 2012 6:50 pm

There is the lady who plays the accordion. She usually sits on Kirkgate near to Briggate.
A rainbow is a ribbon that Nature puts on when she washes her hair.

Jogon
PostsCOLON 3036
JoinedCOLON Wed 21 Dec, 2011 1:28 pm

Postby Jogon » Wed 08 Feb, 2012 7:04 pm

Leodian wrote:
There is the lady who plays the accordion. She usually sits on Kirkgate near to Briggate.


More detailed description please?    
Leodian
PostsCOLON 5846
JoinedCOLON Thu 10 Jun, 2010 8:03 am

Postby Leodian » Wed 08 Feb, 2012 9:21 pm

Jogon wrote:
Leodian wrote:
There is the lady who plays the accordion. She usually sits on Kirkgate near to Briggate.


More detailed description please?    


The shall we say not young lady may not be a busker like what most people will think of as a busker, but it would be wrong for me to make assumptions about her personal life situation. In any event she is a regular sight playing the accordion.
A rainbow is a ribbon that Nature puts on when she washes her hair.

Return to





Who is online

Users browsing this forum: 1 and 0 guests