Badly Drawn Boy? He's an Amateur 1.60 in 90 minutes? That's not very good for an award-winning musician. Surely anyone could do better than Badly Drawn Boy. Or could they? We sent seven Guardian journalists out on to the streets with their instruments (some of which they could actually play) and told them not to stop busking until 90 minutes were up - or they were arrested. This is what happened :
Bandstand Busking Find out where the latest busking on the bandstand will take place and join in!
Bath Buskers Includes busking and street information plus details of the council's voluntary code of practice.
BBC News Read archived and latest news on busking from the BBC.
BuskAction Action group representing the voice of buskers who are against the licensing of busking and situation artists. represent buskers and situation artists actively campaigning against the censorship
Busker Alley a fun video site for buskers and street performers. It not only features videos but also art and photo galleries of busking and street performing around the world.
Busker Central Website by and for international buskers. It features several free promotions including buskers and street performers videos, photos, songs and more!
DMOZ Directory of Street Performers, comedians, buskers and performing arts related websites.
EuroBuskers Busking and street art forum. Here you can post your messages questions or reply to others.
EuroBuskers.free.fr Site for information and free exchange about busking and street art. Includes busking history, questions and answers, forum, busking noticeboard, shoutbox, articles, stories, news and a few games including one called 'Bob the Busker!'.
Google Busking search results from one of the biggest search engines on the net.
Knowhere UK Type the name of the place into the site's search engine and, among other things, you will be provided with accounts, written by locals, of the town's street entertainers.
My Busking tips for Badly Drawn Boy Pop star Damon Gough - aka Badly Drawn Boy - made a paltry 4.90 from a day's busking in London. I can beat that, says professional busker Clare Mee, 39, who makes her living on the mean streets. (News article at the BBC News Website).
Performers Network The online community for buskers and international variety performers. Contains articles written by performers, forums, performer directories, post a gig and festival listings.
Safeway Customers Support Busking Scouts The supermarkets are benefiting from local fundraising efforts, Safeways wasn't the only store - Woking Scouts apparently went down well with Waitrose customers on their first outing!
Steven Ragatz on Busking This article aimed at Jugglers has some good tips and helpful advice on the art of busking which apply to buskers of all types.
Street Arts & Buskers Advocates Internet research and information center on Street Arts and Busker traditions. Comprehensive site includes historical references, court cases, regulations, worldwide performance locations, artists database and links.
Street Biz The Australian Street Performers Network. Includes festival updates, performers directory, news and various services including street theatre consultation work and festival/events co-ordination.
The Busking Project A showcase of much of New York’s below-the-radar talent includes photo's, videos and articles on buskers and local entertainers plus various events where they appear in New York.
That's What I Call Music Performance article on Busking at Channel 4's excellent Ideas Factory website includes information on the rules of busking, with tips, advice and links to relevent resources.
The Busking Buggy Contains all relevent equipment for play anywhere/anytime gigs. Includes an effective battery powered amplifier (Scorpion 30 Watt Portable Amp) from Australia to the UK which is powered by two 12 vold lead acid batteries. Speakers and trolly included. Available at M and G Music, Broadstairs, Kent.
The Joys of Busking or Down and Out in Bonn and Brussels by Ray Dessy. Adapted from an article in Early Music America 2(2), 1996
The Magic Cafe Magicians website and forum with postings and feedback on UK busking licensing experiences.
The Sounds From Beneath Featured articles with performers of music on the Madrid Metro System from Claus an independent music and cinema websine for Ireland.
Undercover NY Aims to take a closer look at the people who offer themselves as entertainment in most of the world’s major cities, and many of the minor ones