In Merchant Square’s West Plaza on Sunday 23 May, musicians will perform at 12 noon and 3 p.m.
- John Clapper - is a guitar/vocalist from Manchester who’s spent the last three years travelling the globe performing for audiences as far reaching as Australia and Japan. This kind of diverse gigging schedule has led to John developing a huge and varied repertoire. Go ahead just shout out your favourite song and John will more than likely jump right into it! John loves an interactive gig so feel free to get up, dance and lose your voice singing along. Coming up in the music world performing in bands, John has a long history with rock & pop music. Influences from the Beatles, Queen and Led Zeppelin all the way up to your most modern dance floor fillers like Bruno Mars, Beyonce and Ed Sheeran. What’s more, John has developed a unique looping technique that takes you right into the heart of the song with no waiting around. Expect to hear beatboxing, harmonies and ripping guitar solos all with one guitar, a microphone and zero backing tracks.
- Lucy Mae Walker – is a singer/songwriter from Worcestershire. Lucy May’s debut EP, Heartbreak Songs, reached No. 3 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart, receiving numerous plays on BBC Introducing across the Midlands. Lucy May was invited to perform live on BBC Radio 2 after Jeremy Vine spotted her busking in London. Vine described Lucy as “just brilliant” on the show which was listened to by more than 7 million people. Following this, Lucy went on to perform on his Channel 5 TV talk show and in 2021 Jo Whiley followed suit and played her latest single 'Broken Home' on her BBC Radio 2 show. Lucy May has sold out headline shows across the UK and has supported the likes of Tom Speight, Lucy Spraggan and Wet Wet Wet. Lucy has very impressive streaming numbers with over half a million streams on her single 'Safety Net' alone.