Friday 28 October 2016

WATCH: Homeless and wheelchair-bound Irishman amazes crowd with his singing

Published 04/01/2016 | 11:33

A popular Leeds busker said he amazed after a homeless and disabled Irishman asked him for a duet - and blew him away with his voice.

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Belfast native Bernard Davey asked guitarist and street performer Jonny Walker for a song a few days ago, which Mr Walker oblidged.

With a crowd already gathered, the busker didn't know what to expect but was left stunned by Bernard's cover of 'Summertime', which was a thorough crowd-pleaser.

Mr Walker, who is the director of the Keep Streets Live Campaign, told the Belfast Telegraph that his impromtu duet reminded why he loves music so much.

"My spontaneous street jam with Bernard was a soul-affirming, enriching experience which summed up everything I love about street culture," he said.

"The streets are full of wonderful surprises and stories.

"I hope Bernard's amazing improvised version of "Summertime" helps people to remember not to judge people they see on the streets according to their appearances, but to always look beneath the surface and find the person."

The unlikely duo's song has been viewed more than 340,000 on Jonny's Facebook page.

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