A Belfast busker dubbed ‘The Violumpet Man ‘ is releasing a new album just in time for Christmas, according to reports.
The Transylvanian Tchaikovsky revealed that all tracks on the album will be covers of Christmas classics and featuring his trademark Stroh violin.
Over the past ten years, the busker has become as synonymous with Belfast City Centre as bomb scares, traffic congestion and discarded syringes.
His ‘unique’ sound can be heard bellowing from various doorways across the City until he is inevitably moved along by a rotund security guard with KFC gravy stains on his navy blue jumper.
But now the busker is aiming for the Christmas #1 spot as he plans to release a Stroh inspired rendition of Paul McCartney’s ‘Wonderful Christmas Time’.
GO Magazine are describing the Romanian musician as ‘the most exciting thing to emerge from the Northern Irish music scene since The Undertones released Teenage Kicks’.
‘He’s definitely the most talented Romanian artist we’ve had in the UK since the Cheeky Girls were flashing their malnourished arses in glittery hotpants’, claimed the editor.
According to reports, pre-sales figures for the album, ‘Stroh-Stroh-Stroh Merry Christmas’ are particularly high in Ballymena.