Tag Archives: Busking

CD Album Progress

Rocking the Footpath by Mark and the Mp3s This is a collection of the songs I have been performing live over the past year or so busking on the streets of Wellington. I’ve been recording the backing band tracks on … Continue reading

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December Busking

Shake Rattle and Roll. They don’t call New Zealand the shaky isles for nothing. Once again it is modern buildings like the Reddings Car-parking building, that is a nightmare. The building I live in has good strength and rides aftershocks … Continue reading

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New Busking Amplifier

This morning I got up early to grab digits out of the bank, and got my but down to the shop to buy a brand new 12 volt slave amplifier. It was from an auto shop. Boy racers have very … Continue reading

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Re-Vamp the Pre-Amp

Last week my busking amplifier blew up. This week I have been using an acoustic guitar to do the busking song and dance show without the amp. Suddenly I get to remember how much harder work it is to do … Continue reading

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Busking Amplifier

Well it has been quite a week, starting with the greatest earthquake in ages and all the aftershocks. The next days Wellington also had some quite bad flooding (cutting off the city for a while) so I was jokingly saying … Continue reading

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Busking Rig in 2016

Live on Guitar and Vocals with a prerecorded Backing Band The Mark and the Mp3’s show Amp and Speaker Over the years a few things have changed. The red car booster amplifier is 50 watts bridged into mono at 8 … Continue reading

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busking .v. begging

 Yesterday I had a meeting with two council officers to discuss the proposal I gave to the council on how to manage the huge increase in the number of people begging on the streets. At the end of the meeting … Continue reading

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Recording a Covers Band Album

 The Great Cover Up, great cover songs done by pub bands. This CD Album is a virtual band, recorded one track at a time on my computer. I learn and practice every part of each song before recording. Many of … Continue reading

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What Busking Boom?

Bus Tunnel Studios – the issues A Busker’s Viewpoint on the previous post, about an alleged boom in the number of buskers in Wellington. by Mark G. Hayes There is no Boom in Buskers, they are Bludgers trying to cover their … Continue reading

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Busking Boom in Wellington

Boom of buskers in Wellington Last updated 12:42, January 9 2015 ROBERT KITCHIN/Stuff.co.nz [ Dom Post Story with video ] Busking is at an all time high on Wellington’s Cuba Street as the fine weather draws large crowds. There’s a … Continue reading

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