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Tom's Website of the Week: BandstandBusking.com

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Tom Robinson - 6 Music | 12:45 UK time, Monday, 1 March 2010

As any Londoner will tell you, there are loads of bandstands in parks across the Capital, most of them pretty tattered from lack of use. Bandstandbusking.com decided to change all that and fill these park podiums every few weeks with, they say, "some talented people capable of carrying a tune or two."

Their sessions have featured the cream of Britain's indie aristocracy, including Micachu and the Shapes, Peggy Sue, Kill It Kid, Internet Forever, Brakes, Sons of Noel and Adrian, Emmy The Great and Speech Debelle - not to mention Lulu and the Lampshades - all of whom have busked on their bandstands for free. 

You don't even need to live near London to enjoy the video interviews and performances posted on their website - or subscribe to their podcasts, all of which are free and permanently available.

The whole thing is run by a cooperative of music likers with a range of different skills and passions. Anybody is welcome to help with suggestions, filming skills, promotion, feedback and opinions. For these reasons, I picked Bandstand Busking as my Website of the Week on the show this weekend.




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