East Grinstead busker reaches two million YouTube hits singing everything from Beatles to James Blunt

Monday, March 24, 2014

YOU may well have hummed along to one of his songs. Perhaps you have dropped a few coins into his guitar case. But you probably haven't realised just how popular busker Danny McEvoy is. A regular sight in East Grinstead town centre, he may well be Britain's best-loved busker as his YouTube videos have just passed two million views.

A huge fan of The Beatles, he has covered every song ever written by the Fab Four. This includes B-sides and album tracks, and has led to the 51-year-old steadily building up an online fanbase. Danny busks in towns up and down the country, with East Grinstead, Crawley, Redhill and Brighton among his most common stops. He has also sung Strawberry Fields in Strawberry Fields, Eleanor Rigby at the real Eleanor Rigby's grave, Rain in the rain outside Beatles hotspot The Cavern Club in Liverpool, and even Imagine next to the Statue of Liberty. Danny, who is originally from Liverpool and a lifelong Beatles fan, said: "I first filmed myself singing I Want To Hold Your Hand.

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Source: East Grinstead Courier, UK

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