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Busking and Vanlife in New Zealand, South Island

April 2015 The South Island of New Zealand was definitely on our list for top places we wanted to visit, regardless of whether it would be good for busking or not. This was also the first designation that we were going to travel through by camper van. It definitely inspired us to take on the vanlife 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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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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Europe Road Trip Test (2)

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

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Europe Road Trip Test (1)

JUNE 2014 We had an idea to test out busking in other countries away from the UK to see whether it was possible and where. Both of us had done a little travelling previously but not in the slightly unnerving scenario of how far we travelled being dependant on how much money we could make. Read More