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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. The first stop Read More
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
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
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
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
JUNE 2014 We awoke on our first morning in Luzern to perfect weather. The lake looked ridiculously good whenever the sun was out and our campsite was the Camping International, a stroll away from the town just down the length of Lake Lucerne. The busking rules in Luzern state that no amplification is allowed and Read More
Every time we go on a busking trip we bring along a notebook that becomes a diary. We fill it with stories of our travels and scraps of memorabilia that people give to us or we pick up on the way. We’ve taken the interesting bits from each one and they make up the dairy Read More