Wondering what to do in Sydney? Why not take a wander down to the Pitt Street Mall and catch a street music performance by the super-fast and highly skilled bucket drummer, Lachlan Robinson. His solo drumming performances outside the Pitt Street Mall in Sydney, Australia, have wowed audiences from around the world and delighted local Australians. Tourists visiting the area have uploaded dozens of videos of the speedy drummer to Youtube and his popularity online is rapidly increasing as videos of the musician are viewed over a million times. As for the locals, they’re proud of the guy, and he’s becoming both a hometown sensation and a busking installation that Ozzies can recommend to overseas visitors and friends.
Robinson is a unique guy. Though he now lives and busks in Australia, he has previously studied music in Japan and can speak Japanese well. He also goes by the name Gordo and plays in several bands. And while many street musicians create a costumed character for themselves that adds to the visual appeal of their act, Robinson’s appeal lies in the lack of flair that he employs. Sometimes he even plays barefoot, manipulating his bucket drums with his bare toes in the summer heat. Armed with nothing more than a couple of empty plastic buckets and a set of drumsticks, Lachlan Ronbinson’s unusual music debut is sure to set the stage for a successful and interesting musical career.
You can like Lachlan Robinson’s Facebook page for occasional updates or head down to the Pitt Street Mall in Sydney to catch one of his performances.