December 17, 2013 20:28

Frank Turner and Billy Bragg busk together for Shelter - watch

The pair performed in London's Kings Cross for the homelessness charity

Frank Turner and Billy Bragg went busking together in London earlier today (December 17) in order to raise money for the Shelter homelessness charity.

The singer-songwriters teamed up at Granary Square in Kings Cross and raised over £1200 in donations taken in collection buckets, according to Bragg's Facebook page. The pair played a number of tracks during the lunchtime stint, including takes on Simon and Garfunkel's 'The Sound of Silence', country standard 'Long Black Veil' and The Kinks' 'Waterloo Sunset'. Turner also performed his own songs 'Photosynthesis' and 'The Road'. Click above to watch fan-shot footage of the duo's version of 'The Sound of Silence'. Turner and Bragg play a special charity show for Shelter tomorrow night (December 18) at London Wilton's Music Hall.

Frank Turner was recently in the studio recording his hardcore project Mongol Horde's debut album. Turner launched the band in August 2012 with gigs in London and Leeds as well as at Reading and Leeds Festivals. The band also features Turner's former Million Dead bandmate Ben Dawson and Matt Nasir, who is a member of the singer's current backing band The Sleeping Souls. Turner has just returned from an extensive North American tour in support of his most recent album, 'Tape Deck Heart'.

Turner will perform seven huge gigs in February 2014, starting in Cardiff on February 6 and ending in Portsmouth on February 13. Gigs in Nottingham, Edinburgh, Manchester, Plymouth and London will also take place.

Frank Turner will play:

Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena (February 6, 2014)
Nottingham, Capital FM Arena (7)
Edinburgh, Corn Exchange (8)
Manchester, Phones 4u Arena (9)
Plymouth, Pavilions (11)
London, The O2 (12)
Portsmouth, Guildhall (13)


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