The Big Busker Celebration – Heroes of Buchanan St
Whether you pay them much attention or not, the Glasgow buskers are always on hand to cheer up a rainy day. The talent to be found on the city centre streets is not to be sniffed at, and often draws a crowd. For the past few weeks, Glasgow Living have been recording some of our favourite performances. Some of them advertised their names, others didn’t, but if you recognise yourself on our list and would like your details up then please do get in touch!
This haunting rendition of a classic Smiths song was the soundtrack to all the busy shoppers outside Buchanan Galleries a few weeks ago. People were sitting and watching on the walls that line the entrance to the subway station.
Billy Jeffrey Jnr
Billy was spotted on Sauchiehall Street, next to the concert hall with guitar and husky voice in tow. He has recently been spotted on the lineup for King Tut’s Summer Nights events too, so get some more info here and keep an eye out next time you’re in town.
Anna’s gorgeous voice drew a few crowds in the 60 seconds that we stood and recorded her performance of Together, by Kinna Grannis. She has recently set off on a new venture, making music with her band, Crystal, and you can keep up with their work here.
The riotous Clanedonia are no strangers to performance, having brought their energetic, traditional music sets to crowds at sold-out rugby finals, TITP and, of course, Buchanan Street on a Saturday. Their drums, pipes and kilts always draw crowds and wandering into one of their stirring performances on a shopping trip always improves the day drastically.
Finally, we have a Glasgow busker on his way to the big time. Daniel Docherty is a regular on the Glasgow busking scene, known for innovative mashups and fast fingerwork on the guitar, which certainly got him noticed. He’s now embarking on a UK tour and his September show in the ethereal Saint Luke’s will be a very different atmosphere to Argyle Street, that’s for sure.