The star of a busking film braved torrential rain to sing to rain-drenched shoppers in Huddersfield.
Hardy musician Steven Lockmoore distracted people from the downpour with a rousing set on Huddersfield’s King Street to advertise new film Busking Turf Wars, which follows him and other buskers in Leeds.
He got heads turning and lips smiling with his fast-thinking lyrics, which he came up with on the spot, a skill which made him the star of the new movie that the creators hope will resonate with Huddersfield music fans.
Brothers Mark and Peter Trifunovic created the film, which will premier at Hyde Park Picture House in Leeds on December 12 at 2.30pm.
Mark, the producer, said: “We knew that Huddersfield has a good busking scene so Steven wanted to come here to promote the film.
“It was a horrendous day and everyone was struggling with umbrellas while Steven just sang his heart out in a lively set.
“It went down really well with shoppers because it lightened their moods and he has a gift of being able to swap his lyrics on the spot to resonate with a person passing by instead.
“It was one of the busking shows he’s been doing around Yorkshire to let people know about our film”.
Mark, talked about the movie.
“We come from Leeds and wanted to make a film about the city while focusing on its great busking scene.
“I’m not aware of a film like it already out in the UK but we think it’s important to showcase these musicians who are really talented.
“Many famous musicians come up through busking these days too so it’s also important to document busking for this reason too.
“I think that music fans and buskers from Huddersfield will be able to resonate with the film”.
After its screening Mark hopes to tour the film around film festivals.
“Hopefully it will get shown at some of them and then following that we hope to tour it around to places like Huddersfield”, he said.