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Top 8 Busking Quotes

The busking life isn’t always easy. Sometimes you need some motivation to get out there and hit the streets. We’ve compiled this list of musical quotes to give you inspiration when you need it! 1. Art Linkletter: 2. Glen Hansard: 3. David Mutti Clark: 4. Louis L’Amour: 5. Passenger: 6. Glen Hansard: 7. Yip Harburg: Read More

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Busking Amp Review

Over the years we’ve been through around four different versions of our busking amp equipment. We’ve worked up to what we now think is a system that provides as good a sound as we could achieve on the street.  Having good equipment is vital for buskers. It can really make the difference in some cases, between Read More

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Busking Europe, England

After a few months of being based in Yorkshire for the winter we were excited when we got the opportunity to go away for a few days and get back on the road, busking in new places once more. We were booked for a couple of gigs a few days in a row in slightly Read More

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Busking Australia: South Australia

JANUARY 2015 Deciding whether to busk in Australia was a big deal for us. It was all the way around the other side of the world and we were a little worried about what would happen if something went wrong over there. Before we left we made sure we had enough money saved in case Read More

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Vanlife Intro

Since May 2016 we have embraced vanlife after leaving our rented apartment and lived life on the road! After a first summer away we are staying in a cottage over the winter to upgrade the van and prepare for travels again next summer. The van we chose was a VW T4 and was half converted when Read More

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Busking Permits

These vary greatly on location but tend to be fairly similar within the same country. If you are travelling to large cities to busk you can usually assume there will be busking rules and if you do not have a permit you will be stopped. This does not apply as strictly in smaller towns. Limited Read More

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The Unwritten Rules of Busking

One major drawback, but occasionally a huge benefit to busking is that the laws and rules around it are very, VERY ambiguous. They vary dependent on place, time of day, street location, the mood of the police at the time etc. The main point to note is that they are all managed by individual town councils and Read More

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Busking Europe: Luxembourg

OCTOBER 2014 For the previous dairy to this in Belguim, click here. LUXEMBOURG CITY Luxembourg was our next stop and we knew the city already, from our first mini Europe trip which felt comfortable and that was a nice relief after the last few days. We took a bus into town on the afternoon that Read More

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Busking Europe, Belgium

OCTOBER 2014 Excited by the success of the first small Europe trip we decided to spend a few months exploring Europe now that we were more confident we would be make money on the road. We combined places we had busked before to be sure of making some money initially but we were more excited to venture into new countries for us. First Read More