Buskers in Singapore are filling our streets with amazing vocals, circus acts, bubble shows and more. Oh, and some of them are right in your neighbourhood. Be wowed by these street performers!
Buskers in Singapore recently came to light after a certain musician gained publicity (good and bad). The crowd he garnered was astonishing but also left us wondering about other great talents we’re missing out on. So in true Honeycombers fashion, we’ve gathered a list of buskers in Singapore worth checking out. Park yourself at spots outside shopping malls like Ion Orchard and Wisma Atria, open areas around your neighbourhood and outside MRT stations. And remember to tip the performer!
Buskers in Singapore for an amazing street performance
1. Arya Yunata
This singer and guitarist keeps us engaged with his heavenly falsetto voice and a setlist that WILL include a breakup song for you to emo over. Sing along to his covers and vibe to the soothing beats. Catch him outside Wisma or Ion Orchard on selected evenings. Visit his Instagram page for gig updates.
2. Fyrdauz Macbeth
Muhammad Firdaus, who goes by his stage name Fyrdauz Macbeth, performs unplugged covers of popular hits. Catch his soothing vocals and fantastic acoustic guitar skills at various locations around Orchard Road and Somerset. Aside from the streets, he also performs at various indoor and outdoor stage shows including Esplanade and *Scape.
3. Jonathan Goh
Jonathan Goh’s cheeky circus acts are so entertaining, you’ll forget you’re on the streets of Orchard Road and Clarke Quay. Watch him rouse the crowd with impressive juggling skills, balancing acts and breathtaking stunts with a ladder. He sure knows how to engage the audience.
4. CJ The Bubble Girl
FYI, busking doesn’t have to be limited to singing. Kids and kids at heart will have a ball of a time watching CJ the Bubble Girl’s bubble busking. Be in awe at her magical show as she creates everything from big to small bubbles to ones in a big bubble. Yup, that’s a lot of bubbles! She usually performs at Clarke Quay Central but you can also book her for parties too.
CJ The Bubble Girl
The singer-songwriter sings melancholic musings with her angelic voice at places such as Wisma Atria, the open space between Ang Mo Kio Hub and 51@AMK, and more. She’s one half of the duo JQ x ZUL (with fellow band mate Raja Zulfikaar Abdullah). They recently released their debut single “Find Me”, so go ahead and give it a listen.
6. Bryan “Brylights” Wong
Alexa, play Blinding Lights by The Weeknd. Bryan Wong aka Brylights wows us with stunning light shows using levi wands, poi and hoops. Watch him play with light in ways you can’t imagine. Find him in action at Clarke Quay Central.
Bryan “Brylights” Wong
7. Michelle Chua
Michelle Chua has been a guzheng peformer and instructor for the last two decades so you can bet she gives a stellar performance. Transport yourself to another world with the soothing sounds of the Chinese zither. She performs at neighbourhood areas like AMK Hub, Paya Lebar Square and even Clarke Quay Central on selected Saturdays.
Want to watch more buskers in Singapore perform magic on the streets? Check out all the busking locations near you, including malls like Downtown East, outdoor areas such as East Coast Park and West Coast Park, and even hawker centres like the one at Changi Village.