Performance by The Watling Street Band
Now in its third year The Mayor of London’s Big Busk competition is open to the singers and musicians of London aged between 11 and 25. Around a thousand groups, duos and soloists applied. 150 were shortlisted and selected to perform at 30 busking pitches around the capital, in locations including Olympic venues, St Paul’s Cathedral and London Live sites in Hyde Park, Victoria Park and Trafalgar Square. One song from each act was filmed at a recording studio, uploaded to a website and put to the public vote. Here are a selection of my favourites.