I Set Fires
Join date: Apr 2004
224 IQ
Ok, me and my mate have decided to busk one night in the next few weeks just for a bit of fun. We have a problem. We don't really know that many acoustic songs and even less acoustic songs with two guitars. What we are looking for is some nice acoustic songs (difficulty is not a problem), but preferably songs with a nice sounding, complex melody. If anyone could make some suggestions it would be greatly appreciated. But also songs we would like, so nothing that even speaks of classic rock. If it helps I'm into hardcore and metal, and he's into alternative rock and we both like punk and emo so anythin like that would be great, thanks in advance

- hego
Keen On Disco
Nobody in Particular
Join date: Feb 2004
28 IQ
Just play anything that comes to mind...its only busking, no need to be too serious. Though, if you want the big bucks on the streets....
Bachelor Of Music
Join date: Jan 2006
43 IQ
Joe Strummer went busking in the T in the Park campsite one year when he played at the festival. So you have standards to meet!
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Registered User
Join date: Apr 2005
56 IQ
try some turin brakes, two acoustic guitars and vocal harmonies.
Something borrowed, something blue. Every me and every you.
I Set Fires
Join date: Apr 2004
224 IQ
Thanks for the ideas mates that turin brakes sounds like what I'm lookin for, I'll have to check em out first.

Sorry, really didn't like 'em. Thanks for the help anyway.
Keen On Disco
Last edited by heggazz at Jan 16, 2006,
Our Planned Failure
Join date: Oct 2004
165 IQ
Just play songs that people will know rather than something really over the top and complex. I see people in my town walk by this really good guitarist everyday but as soon as he starts playing Oasis or something people give him cash.

Also, I don't know about the laws in Australia but over here you have to have a busking permit that you get from the local council...
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Join date: May 2005
5,856 IQ
No use playing really alternative songs that noones ever heard...also don't come out with something too common. You wan't it to be familiar, but not too overplayed.
I'm not very active here on UG currently.
I'm a retired Supermod off to the greener pastures of the real world.
Registered User
Join date: Sep 2005
98 IQ
What about california, by phantom planet, both guitar parts are very easy to play and it wil probs sound good buskin, and beatles songs everyone would like to shop listen to beatles song now wouldnt they, but buskin with punk and emo, dont think it would go down well banging out offspring songs, lol
anyway goodluck hope find a good way to make a livin