DALSTON’S most popular and well-mannered busker, Mikey, 49, is about to record a CD of five original songs under his nom de guerre downdalstonlane.
Encouraged by a friend in the advertising business, downdalstonlane will use OTR Studios, the 24-track digital facility at 143 Mare Street, Hackney, run by former metallist Paul Lewis.
Downdalstonlane works hard to satisfy most requests from passers-by but the guitarist has also written many songs.
The CD will be offered to local shops and from downdalstonlane’s unofficial stand on the ramp of E8’s Kingsland Shopping Centre and is likely to be occasionally featured on Resonance 104.4fm, which styles itself “London’s arts radio station”, over the next few months.
David Altheer 100710
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