Monday, 6 February 2012

Piccadilly Gardens buskers blow away the February Blues

Musicians from around Manchester descended on Piccadilly Gardens to perform in the first ever ‘Feel Good Friday’ a fundraising day for Samaritans.

Despite the freezing temperatures, busking duo Matty Fletcher and Matt Grant and solo artist Sean O’Connor played a number of Feel Good songs, including the North West’s favourite tune, Queen’s Don’t Stop me Now, much to the delight of shoppers and city centre workers on their lunch break.

 Sean O’Connor said, “I really enjoy playing gigs but I’ve never actually busked before. It was great fun, even though it was freezing, I think the people of Manchester really enjoyed the variety of feel good songs we played.” Samaritans Head of Fundraising Chris Jarrett said, “Our first ever Feel Good Friday has been a huge success. The buskers in Piccadilly Garden played loads of great songs despite the bitter cold weather.”

‘Feel Good Friday’ was sponsored by healthcare provider Simply Health. People across the country also took part in ‘feel-good’ themed fundraisers and challenges at their place of work, in return for a donation to Samaritans.

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