G'day We meet again....don't thing I have actualy....next time will be true though!Taz; said:Enjoy yourself and look like your having fun. Also your appearance is very important. Look like your there to entertain people and look like your fairly professional. Make sure you don't look like a beggar!
I would do both, see what works best for any given location/time.i want to go busking soon and will play duets with an acoustic guitar, but what is the best thing to do, jam or play set songs?
I would play tunes you know, it's better than using sheet music. If you don't know any tunes, then it's a good time to learn them.does anyone have any suitable sheet music?
I agree with Pete...play catchy tunes...stuff that everyone will recognise...anything with a really strong melody.location/time.
To make most money I think you need to play tunes that people recognise, so depending on the age of your audience this could be old show tunes, TV/film themes or pop/rock of any era.
Wow Martin,we made 100 pounds every day, 6 days per week, during June, July and August..high season. Of course, after a summer like that I remember being so sick of my sax that I didn't touch it for many months.
Where abouts did you stand? I usually go near the old library, although you do get the human statue there (a real pain) Were there any other buskers about? I would have thought that you would have made more than £50. I wonder if playing as a duo put people off? Stratford can be a funny place. Sometimes you rake it in and there aren't many people about, then you struggle to make a pound and the place is packed! I just don't get it.I went busking in stratford today!! played for 3 hrs and made about £50!! went with a friend who is a guitarist, and played alot of blues stuff so basically improvised for the whole time, it was great fun! i will go again soon!
Well done...50 pounds in 3 hours sounds really good. I've only ever made decent amounts of money abroad in resort towns where tourists are looking for ways to spend their holiday savings. You must have sounded good.I went busking in stratford today!! played for 3 hrs and made about £50!! went with a friend who is a guitarist, and played alot of blues stuff so basically improvised for the whole time, it was great fun! i will go again soon!
Well done. Don't waste it on beer , put it towards that soprano.... Or a bariThanks for all the comments!
I've been busking a few more times and average in stratford about £20 an hour!!!!!!
I am thinking about recording a video of it and entering the busking competition that taz won if i can get a good recording!!!!
Busking has been great fun and a great way to use up summer holiday time!!!