Busk in London: Luca Fiore is crowned Gigs Champion 2015

Luca Fiore has been named Gigs Champion 2015 after winning the Mayor of London’s annual busking competition.

The Italian musician, who currently lives in Hounslow, saw off competition from almost 240 other young buskers between 11-25 years old.

Luca Fiore, GIGS Champion - 6Sep15

Photo: Kois Miah

After the finalists were whittled down to just eighteen, they performed to a judging panel at Westfield Stratford City this weekend. Luca won the Soloists and Duos category for 16 to 25-year-olds, before being named overall winner.

“I have enjoyed every minute of busking on London’s streets,” he said after winning a year’s licence to busk on the London Underground. “This competition has given me an incredible platform to build my confidence and ability to perform in front of large crowds.

Luca Fiore, GIGS Champion - 6Sep15

Photo: Kois Miah

“I’m thrilled and having the licence to perform on the Underground will be truly invaluable for me.”

Huge congratulations to Luca Fiore!

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