i went into town yesterday, and i’m not even kidding, i spent a good four hours watching buskers in pitt street.
the first photo is an artist who goes by the name of JackManFriday. He does this really cool thing were he records his layers live, and just loops everything. it’s really great because he explained what he was doing as he did it. i ended up buying his album, but he’s one of those artists that you really should go and watch.
the second guy is someone i know only as ‘Gordo’, which is pretty damn mysterious. he is a crazy talented drummer. he plays on paint containers, and just wow he is insanely fast.
the next picture is of a band from melbourne called woodlock. they have this sound that’s hard to describe because it’s sort of like other artists, but different at the same time. they’re on youtube, so just go and have a listen for yourself. but they have an amazing stage presence. they just let out all of these great vibes, and they’re all so energetic and you can tell they’re really enjoying themselves. the crowd got really intimate with them as well, because like they invited everyone to take a seat and it was just rad. anyway definitely check them out.
the next musician is a girl called hannah robinson. i felt sort of bad for her, because she was really talented, but there wasn’t much of a crowd. she had this amazing voice though, and i was pretty devastated that she wasn’t selling cds because i definitely would have bought one.
this other guy, called axel winter, played after her. he had moved down from queensland and he did a really good job of explaining the meaning behind his songs, which is always something that i think is pretty important. it gives the song a whole new dimension i guess. but yeah, he was amazing.
and guess what, i also managed to convince my mum to let me stay out later than i really should have because i wanted to watch some of everything after. so cyber five for keevers well done. they were great though, and i really liked their shirts just saying. they had this really cool woodblock thing that you can see under the guy is the blue shirts foot. it essentially does the job of a bass drum but is seemingly easier to play and transport. i couldn’t stay for long but i enjoyed what i watched.
but yeah they’re all insanely talented, and it’s really nice how they just have such a tight group. do yourself a favour and check them all out (in a completely professional way).