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The busker with a plan

Every artist comes from somewhere, they enter the scene however they can. For 23 year old busker Oliver Manning he’s come up with a unique way of making his dream come true.

After busking on the streets of Sheffield for the past four years, Oliver launched a campaign that gets fans to donate money so he can work alongside Sheffields famous producer Alan Smyth who has worked with the likes of Jarvis Cocker and The Arctic Monkeys.

By the 13th March he wants to raise £2,000 which many of you may think is an unrealistic target. But the campaign has been going for less than a week and has already raised a third of the money.

Now Oliver isn’t just wanting you to donate for nothing, he is offering a range of rewards for them who help him. The more you donate the better the prize is. It can be something as little as a personal phone call, a private concert, a song written about you and for those who make a big donation he has said he will have their name tattooed on his wrist.

“The tattoo scares me a little, because it’s somebody’s name on my wrist for life! But if they’re willing to demonstrate their belief in my music to the tune of £5,000, it’s a small price to pay, and certainly a name I won’t be forgetting regardless.” 

So if you’re interested in donating to Oliver’s music career you can do so at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/olivermanning/the-manboy-lp-by-oliver-manning.


Words by: Katie Hetherington


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