After Rod Stewart hears a street artist's talent - He can't help himself but to join in
We’d pay a lot of money to see Sir Rod Stewart sing live, so imagine how amazing it would be to see him for free.
Rod joined up with buskers for an amazing little performance in London last week, much to the surprise of various passers by.
He joined up with busker Henry Facey for a version of ‘Handbags and Gladrags’ during an impromptu set at Piccadilly Circus.
Rod donned a tartan coat as amazed onlookers got a rare chance to see him busking, just like he did back in the 1960s at the start of his career.
The performance was part of Roger Daltrey and photographer Alastair Morrison’s project The Adoration Trilogy, which features artwork involving over 60 male music legends, including Rod. It is also in support of Teenage Cancer Trust and Teen Cancer America.
Dressed in typically debonair fashion, the crooner rolled back the years in front of one of London’s most famous landmarks.
The proud Scotsman wore his colours proudly on the tartan coat, cut sleekly, with three buttons and minimal lapels.
A black cashmere sweater kept his look stylish and simple, while black jeans and black military boots finished off Rod’s eye-catching number.
Sporting his famously tousled blond locks in a messy fashion, Rod added a seasonal juxtaposition with a pair of tortoise-shell Ray Ban Wayfarer sunglasses.
Doing his bit to promote young musicians, Rod sang alongside busker Henry, giving the talented singer clutching a Gibson Hummingbird-shaped guitar, a leg-up.
Music-legend Rod has been in benevolent form of late, recently winning plaudits for his generous donation to a small, domestic abuse charity.
The 72-year-old star reduced Prince’s Trust Young Achiever winner Katie Walker to tears when he made a £10,000 donation to her charitable business.
Katie, 32, runs a beauty salon in Liverpool, which offers solace to victims of domestic abuse by giving them a place to talk about their harrowing experiences while receiving some much-need pampering.
Speaking on stage, Sir Rod enthused: ‘I am very proud to be British tonight, I tell you. Isn’t it wonderful?