Bow belles serenade Boris to launch busking competition

PUBLISHED: 15:44 29 March 2011 | UPDATED: 10:41 30 March 2011

The Lorelles impress Mayor Boris Johnson with their vocals

The Lorelles impress Mayor Boris Johnson with their vocals


A three-piece girl group from Bow had the unusual pleasure of serenading Boris Johnson yesterday at London Bridge tube station.

Newton Faulkner and Bow girl-group the Lorelles duet at London Bridge underground station

The Lorelles joined the Mayor of London to launch the Busking Underground competition and showed off the vocals which got them to last year’s final.

Buskers, from rock singers, classical violinists or acoustic guitarists stand to win a year’s licence to busk on the Underground if picked as the best.

Other prizes include a course at the Academy of Contemporary Music and studio time.

The band’s soulful singing includes covers of Lady Gaga and Jessie J.

They could be set to become Boris’ favourite group having sung to him previously when he launched his Cultural Strategy earlier this year.

Previous gigs also include Prince Charle’s Garden Party and they are working on releasing their own EP at the moment.

The Mayor was also joined by singer Newton Faulkner who will pick a winner at a Busk Off finale this summer.

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