The Script shocks buskers with 'random kindness'

The Script shocks buskers with 'random kindness'
From BBC - February 19, 2018

Irish pop band The Script shocked two young buskers after plucking them from obscurity and putting them on stage in a Scottish arena.

Singer Danny O'Donoghue, guitarist Mark Sheehan and drummer Glen Power searched Aberdeen for buskers on "Random Acts of Kindness Day".

When they found music college pals Shay Currie and Chris van der Wal, they invited them to a sound check.

But they ended up performing to 6,000 fans live on stage on Saturday night.

In a Twitter video, Mark Sheehan said they decided to seek out some buskers in order to "make their day".

The band praised the young musicians, saying: "We decided to give them a taste of what can happen if you continue to be epic, work hard and chase your dream."

Big stage

Shay, 18, and Chris, 19, were performing guitar and percussion in their usual spot outside the Bon Accord Centre when they were approached.

The band told them they had started off by busking on the streets of Dublin before finding success.

Chris, a percussionist from Peterculter, told the BBC Scotland News website: "We did not think it was real.

"They just appeared and stood and listened to us.

"We even play one of their songs, Rain, when we are busking.


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