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High Street Busker Seen by More Than a Million

Published on: 19 Nov, 2016
Updated on: 19 Nov, 2016

Regular Guildford High Street visitors will probably have spotted Dean Dyson, who hails from Winchester, busking. He can often be found opposite Marks & Spencer.

Dragon reader Fiona Curtis thought he deserved a bit more local publicity and wrote in to say: “Dean informs us, via Facebook, that one of the video’s, his rendition of Mad World, has now achieved more than one million views and another is now winging its way round the world and has over 400,000 hits.

“He is such a nice person as well as extremely talented, if you haven’t done so already, it would be great if your online paper could give him a bit of a break?” Well we are happy to.

One YouTube viewer commented: “With a voice like this it is a crime that he is not a household name, I was lucky enough to stumble across Dean when shopping in Guildford last week, it seems I am not the only one to be swept away by this mans amazing talent, 300k views in a few days and still growing, he is a gift to us all.”

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Responses to High Street Busker Seen by More Than a Million

  1. Keith White Reply

    November 20, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    There are some very talented buskers that visit Guildford.

    Another is blues/rock guitarist and vocalist Rob Berry. You can check him out on Facebook and I have all of his albums!

  2. Fiona Curtis Reply

    November 30, 2016 at 12:16 am

    Thanks Guildford Dragon for flagging this story. The combined views have now reached 2.3 million and Dean was given the opportunity to sing on Radio Surrey today, so things are looking up.

  3. P Cooper Reply

    December 17, 2016 at 11:25 am

    I’ll second Keith White’s comments about Rob Berry. I saw him last Saturday and also two years ago where I bought four of his CD’s on the back of that day’s performance. He kindly allowed me to play his music on an American/Australian server I DJ on.

  4. Guy Beckington Reply

    May 14, 2021 at 8:01 pm

    Pain in the backside this chap inflicting his mournful dirge on the poor captive audience that is the Guildford shoppers.

    It totally ruins many peoples shopping experience in an otherwise perfect English country town. Why can’t he take his dirge to another town like Aldershot or Woking?

  5. Mike Smith Reply

    May 15, 2021 at 9:24 pm

    I’m fed up with hearing this racket every time I go shopping. Please GBC, if we have to have buskers at least let them be ‘traditional’, without electric amplification, so those of us that don’t want to have to listen can walk away and not have the noise follow us all the way up the High Street.

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