What does busking mean to you?
Having fun, making music and new friends.
How was your first busking experience?
It was disappointing. I played with a saxophonist from L.A. at Mariahilferstraße – without an amp. Nobody would hear me sing!
One of the best moments you had while busking?
Plugging in to an amp! I met a busker in Portugal and he let me play with his equipment. Many people stopped and enjoyed this beautiful moment when I was singing „how to save a life“ by the Fray. We met again another day to busk together and it didn’t take long until we had a big crowd around us and people were even screaming my name! It was crazy. That’s when I fell for busking
How would you describe your personality?
I’m open minded, quick on the trigger and I love cheese, if that’s a personality trait.
Where else do you play?
In Vienna, I play at subway stations like Westbahnhof, Karlsplatz or Praterstern. Using an amp is allowed there and I can play a lot since I’m one of the „U-Bahn-Stars“ who have the permission to busk there.
How would you describe your music, are you playing covers or originals?
I play my favourite songs. My favourites from when I was like 14 Years old and until now. All the favourite songs I had, so it’s mostly covers. Lots of Pop, Hip hop and some rock covers, too and I keep doing Mashups: Like songs from The Beatles mixed with Shaggy, Ray Charles mixed with Rihanna or Coolio mixed with Destiny’s Child.
When and how did you start with music?
My first instrument was the keyboard which I learned when I was about 8 years old, I guess. At 15 or 16 I took uitar lessons and practised singing secretly when I was alone. I had the courage to sing on stage the first time when I was 18 years old. By performing at open stages I built up my self-confidence – which I need for busking!
What’s your motivation to do music?
I just love it, I can’t help it