Marc in buskers battle of the London Underground

Marc Stevenson was one of 50 young musicians who pitched up as part of ‘Rhythm of London’ busking contest on the Underground.

The 25-year-old singing, strumming guitarist from the East End helped kick off a week of musical activity for young Londoners.

The buskers performed to passengers and passers-by at seven sites on the London Underground on Saturday, as well at the British Music Experience at the 02.

They are competing for the lucrative prize of a year’s licence to busk on the Underground, a course at the Academy of Contemporary Music and professional studio time.

The week ends this coming with a concert on St George’s Day in Trafalgar Square, featuring previous busking winners including Jamie West, alongside opera tenor and West End star Alfie Boe and the youngest band to play Glastonbury, Theory of 6 Degrees.

The buskers’ performances go on the ‘Rhythm of London’ website on May 9 for one month at www.london.gov.uk/rhythmoflondon, when the public can vote for their favourite.