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Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Win a licence to busk on the Tube

Boris Johnson launched the latest version of 'Busking Idol' at London Bridge London Underground station today. As well as the 'coveted' prize of a year's busking on the Tube, the lucky winner will also bag studio time, live gigs at various venues and musical instruments.

Boris launches busking competition at London Bridge Tube
Is it just me or does Boris's guitar look really small?

Johnson said "As the View so purposely said on their album 'Hats off to the Buskers' - it is high time we recognised how marvellous our buskers truly are. I'm searching for the finest act to join the myriad of talented musicians on the Underground.

"This is a brilliant opportunity for young people to get their music heard and to practise performing live. Last year's winner Jamie West strummed orphetic tunes masterfully on his guitar and has proved a popular fixture both on the Tube and the live music circuit. I really look forward to hearing 2010's young Underground star
."

If you'd like to enter (you have to be between 16 & 25 years old) you need to upload a video clip of yourself performing on the ‘Rhythm of London‘ You Tube page and complete an online registration form at www.london.gov.uk by April 6th 2010. Judges will then select 100 people to be filmed performing at busking slots across London on April 24th. Then we get the chance to to vote for our favourite busker. The top ten will then perform live later this year at a ‘busk off’ for the final prize.


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