Josh Cho Sunguk is a familiar face and voice to many Bundaberg people as he serenades shoppers on Bourbong street.
Josh Cho Sunguk is a familiar face and voice to many Bundaberg people as he serenades shoppers on Bourbong street. Scottie Simmonds

Buskers liven up our city's centre

MUSIC has been greeting shoppers as they stroll down Bourbong Street with an influx of buskers making use of the area.

South Korean traveller Josh Cho Sunguk was entertaining passers-by yesterday with his classical acoustic music.

“People say to me that they like it and they want to hear more,” he said.

“Some people have invited me to birthday parties and other functions to play.”

As well as Mr Sunguk in recent weeks Bourbong Street has been home to a violin player and a number of guitar players.

According to Bundaberg Regional Council bylaws, there are six buskers or raffle ticket sellers allowed in the Bundaberg CBD at any one time.

Cost of a permit is $10 a month and the tickets are issued for a maximum of one month.

Bundaberg Regional Council director of health and environment Greg Savage said the number of buskers was a seasonal issue.

“We might also be having more at the moment because they might be getting a bit of practice in for the Bundy Busk competition in October,” he said.



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