Graham Forbes - Rock and Roll Busker (2nd Hand Paperback)
A busker is a wee guy (or woman) who plays on the streets for tips.
In bands, to busk, means to bluff your way through a song that you haven't rehearsed with whomever you happen to be standing onstage. Often, you have never played it before. Sometimes you might not have even heard the song before.
When there is a big crowd in front of you, listening to every note, that's when the fun starts . . .
Forbes has written an insightful, yet passionate and humorous book.
The rock stars favourite author - some great reviews on Amazon, etc. Hard to find.
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : As New
- Category : Non-Fiction - Music, Stage, Screen & TV
- Published : 2013
- ISBN : 9780857160188
- SKU : B000513
- PPC : SP350gm
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"It's the foot soldiers of Rock 'n' Roll that have always interested me. Those who keep at it whatever knocks they get along the way. Those who play not to make money, but to make music. Graham tells their story - his own story." - Tom McGuinness (Manfred Mann, McGuiness Flint, The Blues Band).
"Terrific book about what it is really like to be a musician. Very, very funny and no pish." - Derek Forbes (Simple Minds, Big Country).
"Highly original and very funny. Graham is fast becoming my favourite author." - Mo Foster.
Graham splits his time between Florida and Glasgow and plays with seven bands, including Rolling Stone tribute acts on either side of the Atlantic. The Rolling Clones in the US and Sticky Fingers in the UK. He is, of course, Keith Richards in both.