Posts Tagged ‘#Busking’

Everything

December 23, 2015

hello passengers , how are you all ??

i just wanted to share this with you . its the final video of the year and i hope quite a special one to end with !!

Jarrad Seng Photography shot it over the last few weeks as we traveled around australia and new zealand . i was lucky enough to be opening up for Ed Sheeran as well as busking in each city as we went .it was such an incredible feeling to be able to play to thousands of people in a stadium one night and then strip it back to busking the next .

it was also pretty surreal as a few of the spots were exactly the same ones that i used to busk in years ago , before any of the madness had happened …..
i used to busk for hours everyday in these places , often to just a handful of listeners , so to come back a few years on and play to an audience of hundreds or even thousands of people was something that i can’t really put in to words .
i hope the video shows how magical these moments were ….
there is a beautiful simplicity to busking that i have loved since i started and that i’ve missed since i’ve been doing it less . i hope that i can do a lot more of it next year and get to as many of you as possible in this way

the song is called “everything” and its one of my favourites of the new batch .
i chose it specifically for this video because it touches on exactly the thing i’ve been talking about . the process of going from one thing to another and then how we adapt and evolve as a result .
it constantly uses the words “nothing , something , anything and everything” and i guess tries to challenge our interpretation of what these words mean .
i really hope you enjoy the song and video and if you do then please feel free to like , comment and share it around .

lots of love to Foy Vance , Rudimental and of course ed for being such great tour buddies .

i hope you all have an amazing christmas and new year whereever you are .

all my love .

mike xx

Australia

November 19, 2015

hello AUSTRALIA ,
its lovely to be back on this side of the world !! hope you’re all doing well !

some of you might have seen that i am lucky enough to be supporting Ed Sheeran on his australian / new zealand stadium tour in a few weeks time . i can’t tell you how much i’m looking forward to it all !!! its pretty crazy to be playing to such massive audiences and while that is a huge buzz i felt like i wanted to do something alongside it which was a little more intimate ….. so i’m planning to busk in all of the cities that we’re playing in as we go around .

a lot of you will know that for many years busking was the way that i funded my touring and albums and although that might not be the case anymore its something that i still love to do whenever i can .

we will try to give you all as much notice as possible as to where and when it will be happening . we’ll be starting this weekend and as ed’s tour doesn’t get down to these parts we’re hoping to be at salamanca markets in HOBART on saturday and in rundle mall in ADELAIDE on sunday . weather permitting we will aim to start at about midday but look out for more detailed info closer to the time !!

in the meantime please feel free to spread the word – it would be amazing to see as many of you as possible .
loads of love .
mike xxxx

ps here is a photo from last time we did this haha

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