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David Fisher Birmingham musician harmonica Potsdam


David Fisher is based in Birmingham, where he returned to after spending three and a half years travelling and busking across nearly 50 countries, including every country in the EU. His experiences during this time formed the basis of the 'Busking Beyond Borders' project - an album and a book chronicling these years. The critically-acclaimed album was released in December 2018, receiving comparisons to artists such as Gordon Lightfoot, Richard Thompson and Bob Dylan. He now splits his time between Birmingham and busking trips abroad.

He has headlined at folk clubs around the country as well as opening for renowned artists such as Jackie Oates and Merry Hell.

FIsher is one half of the folk duo Kings Heathens, who are making a name for themselves in Birmingham as one of the most exciting new folk acts in the area through headline gigs at, among others, the Birmingham Red Lion Folk Club. Their debut EP, Busker & Barber, was released in 2022.


His debut album, 'Fire in the Sky', produced by the Grammy-nominated Michael Henry, was released in June 2017. The album received airtime on on BBC WM radio among others.

David's busking has led to him being featured in the Guardian, BBC News and Indian national television. As a director of the buskers' advocacy group Keep Streets Live since 2019, Fisher has actively campaigned for the rights of street entertainers up and down the country. You can read more about his travels and thoughts on busking in general on his blog.

'Very beautiful' - BBC WM Radio

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