Virtual Busking

Welcome to the Virtual Busking Page… yes, the one Mark Radcliffe kindly mentioned on the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show early in the COVID-19 lockdown.
I created this series of videos in response to very suddely having my working world shut down. As I type (2nd July), a New Normal is emerging, but I think I’ll leave this content up here as to be honest, it’s just me (and occasionally my daughter) playing some of my songs, so it doesn’t matter what day/year/global crisis it is!
For a full explanation of why this page exists, scroll to the bottom of the page. Meanwhile, I hope you enjoy some of my songs.
If you like what you hear, and are able, perhaps you could drop a few coins in the virtual guitar case via as music is what I do for a living.
Songs done thus far (in the order I did them, but the most recent video is at the top of the pile):

1. Love Will Win
2. Run
3. Ghost Out Of The Blue
4. Pearshaped
5. Solvitur Ambulando
6. Up On A Hill
7. Away Away
8. A New Way On
9. Restless
10. Sirens (feat’ Niamh Booth)
11. Magnolia
12. Summer (feat’ Niamh Booth)
13. Find Our Way Back Home
14. By The Sea (feat’ Niamh Booth)
15. In The Dark We Move By Feel
16. Speed Of Light
17. From Now Till Then

Why this page exists…
The Coronavirus COVID-19 has changed everything. None of us know how long for. What we do know is that, like many people, we self-employed musicians have lost some, most, or in some cases all of our means of earning a living for the foreseeable future.
So, we have to innovate, perform live-streamed gigs, release new songs, remotely-collaborate with artists we never usually have the time to work with and accept the kind support of those of you out there who love music and have a few spare coins.
I’ll hopefully be doing all of that, but this page is a little extra thing I felt like doing straight-away.
I’ve never done busking. Never been brave enough. But I do like the idea of performing a song and hoping someone wandering past likes it/me enough to drop a few coins into the guitar case. I’ve always given money to buskers. Perhaps it’s time to try it, virtually?
I’ll try to put up a new song here most days, until I run out of songs or enthusiasm. If you like one, and are able, perhaps drop a few coins in the virtual guitar case via
If you have a request for one of my songs (a lot of them are here) email me at
And share. Share this page. Share music with people who need it to stay sane. Share your pasta and soap supplies with your older neighbour who can’t get to the shops.
DB. 17th March 2020. Updated 23rd April.