Famous People Busking

Here’s a collection of vids featuring some of the worlds most famous (and not so famous) people busking.

It’s nice to know that however much cash these guys have got or how famous they are, none of them are too proud to hit the streets and play for the people.

When all is said and done, it comes down to one man and a guitar ( and some weirdo with an air guitar ! )

Yngwie Malmsteen

What sort of bloke would even think about doing air guitar in the street in front one of the world’s greatest shred masters ?

Newton Faulkner

Here’s Newton singing ‘Dream Catch Me’ on the South bank in London. The song ends early two and a half minutes into the song when he snaps a guitar string. Just goes to show it happens to the best of us, just when we least expect it.

Should’ve used D’Addario’s Newt !

James Morrison

Busking ‘Once When I Was Little’ in Birmingham city centre. James took to the streets to perform a six song set to raise money for a local charity for the homeless.

Fran Healy (Travis)

Fran Healy from Travis is often seen busking around London.

Supergrass & Carl Barat

Busking ‘Teenage Kicks’ on London’s South Bank.

Tom Chaplin (Keane)

Lead singer of Keane, Tom Chaplain seen here busking ‘The Lovers are Loosing’ in Covent Garden to raise money for the charity – Crisis

Badly Drawn Boy

Paul McCartney


Travis busking ‘Why Does It Always Rain On Me’

John Butler

John Butler busking at Central Station in Sydney. Here he is taking part in a busk off against Tripple J’s Lindsay McDougall aka ‘The Doctor’ for charity.

The Feeling – Super Busking in Covent Garden in Aid of Crisis

Mic Christopher (Mary Janes) and Glen Hansard (The Frames)

Roisin Murphy ( Moloko )

The former Moloko vocalist performing ‘Overpowered’ from her second solo album in Covent Garden.

Billy Bragg – Big Busk

Performing ‘New England’ during the Big Busk.

Brian Melo (Canadian Idol 2007)

Canadian Idol 2007 winner Brian Melo performing Emily at Busking for Change at The Eaton Centre for War Child.

KT – Tunstall

Click here to see a vid of KT Tunstall Busking in Glasgow. Embedding has been disabled on this one so we can’t show it, just follow the link.

Julian Cope – (Busking Tour)

Carl Barat

Raine Maida (Our Lady Peace)

Tom Jones

Kelly Jones (Stereophonics)

I’ll add more vids as I find them. It’s nice to know they are all still human.

Thanks to S.K for pointing out this one, it’s

Bruce Springsteen

..busking ‘The River’ on a street in Copenhagen.

If you’ve got any more vids of famous people busking, fill out the comments form below and I’ll add them in.

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