E8’s best busker to record CD

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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3 thoughts on “E8’s best busker to record CD

  1. Downdalstonlane, there’s nobody like you,
    A gentle busker who’s inspired a haiku

  2. Wow, this reminded me that I wrote a little haiku about him, of sorts, in July last year, without knowing his name or anything about him (as part of the http://haiku2009.blogspot.com):

    On a forsaken car park –
    shyly biting her lips
    to a busker’s jaded howls

    Just thought I’d share. So great about the CD. Peace, Daniel

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