Street performers have in their ranks, some of the most talented people around. At times, it’s because they have been performing in the street waiting for their big break. They know that once a promoter or talent manager shows up or happens to listen to them, they can be on their way to stardom and a great singing career.
Some of them perform in front of random people in the street for years before they get their break. Some of them never do, but they are still happy. They have the one privilege that most people in this world don’t: to do what they love. This might not seem like much to the average person, but just try being stuck in a job or career that you dislike for 30 years and you’ll know.
I’ve seen many talented buskers doing their thing. From guitar players to piano players and dancers. They make our ordinary stroll be anything but. A few of them have really stuck in my mind because of their awesome performances. I saw a couple of them recently in a video. It was a man who was playing the piano for a large crown outside a park.
He had quite a repertoire I might add. People would just ask him to play a random song and he would know most of them. He would play them from memory as well. I got to hear classics from Chopin, Beethoven and Mozart, to the greatest hits from Adele, Justin Bieber and Bruno Mars. That guy had it all! After about 30 minutes of playing, he got an idea that would brighten everyone’s day.
He said he was looking for a volunteer to sing of play with him. No one appeared to be volunteering when he saw a young woman sitting near him, she was a violin player. He asked, “Hey, violin girl, what kind of music do you play?” The girl said that she could play any kind of music, that she played great music. The pianist asked her to join him and picked a random song. Well, it turns out the girl was in fact a gifted violin player. She played so well, she even made him look average a couple of times!
Well, the next video of from a great street musician. He is a reggae singer and is entertaining people with his guitar. Then, he sees a woman who appears to be enjoying his show a little more than everyone in attendance that afternoon. He invites her to song with him and he gets a surprise he wasn’t expecting. The woman seemed to be dressed in work clothes, but Lord! The pipes this woman has are out of this world!