“It’s been beautiful” - Norwich buskers overwhelmed by response to their performance

Hayley Moss and Ben Lake performing ‘Time to Say Goodbye’ duet, outside Jarrold on London Street, No

Hayley Moss and Ben Lake performing Time to Say Goodbye duet, outside Jarrold on London Street, Norwich. - Credit: Archant

The Norwich buskers whose performance went viral yesterday have branded the public response as 'overwhelming'.

Hayley Moss and Ben Lake's 'Time to Say Goodbye' duet, outside Jarrold on London Street, captivated city centre shoppers on Thursday afternoon.

A video of the performance has already been viewed over 130,000 times and shared by over 1,500 people on Facebook.

'It's been beautiful', says Mr Lake, who lives in Cringleford, 'so many people have been sending lovely messages and support.'

The soprano and tenor duo have been performing together for a year after being introduced through a mutual friend.


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Mr Lake, 38, explains, 'I always worked alone and so did she. But we find that when we work together people really seem to like it.

'We find the pressure is off performing as a duo. When there are two of you there is a chemistry which adds a news dimension.'

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Miss Moss, 31, revealed that the video has led to a surge of interest in the duo.

She said: 'So many people have been in touch wanting to book us. A lot of people who saw the video have contacted us about playing their weddings.'

The Woodbastwick based singer also revealed that the Royal Suffolk Show have been in touch with the pair.

Mr Lake expressed his thanks to the Norwich Evening News who released the video: 'It's so hard to get recognition for what we have been doing. With the video and the public response - it's been magic.'

The duo busk near the Jarrold store in Norwich every three weeks as well as doing weddings and corporate work.

Following on from their viral success the pair will soon be hitting the Sheringham Little Theatre.

Their Sheringham show on Saturday April 1 at 7.30pm will be a mixture of classic, standard and musical theatre songs.

For tickets and more information contact Sheringham Little Theatre on 01263 822347, or visit sheringhamlittletheatre.com

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