In 1990, John, Cheryl, Ben (accordian,) Morgy (guitar), Julie (harmonies) and Martin (fiddle) formed the Damnbuskers. Playing raucous good time folk music they had great fun and were a fantastic live experience playing such venues as The Golden Lion in Port Isaac, The Welly in Boscastle and Wadebridge Folk Festival (where Morgy caused chaos!)
|Birth of the Busker
In the late 1990's, John and Cheryl's very good friend and fellow Damnbusker, Morgy, was taken ill. He was admitted to Mount Edgecumbe hospice with terminal cancer. Ever the optomist, Morgy proclaimed 'these people have looked after me so well, when I get out of here, I'm going to raise £1000 for this place.'
Sadly, Morgy was never able to fulfill this promise, but he left his hat to John, who wears it busking by the bridge in Boscastle harbour to this day. The promise to raise £1000 was surpassed and The Boscastle Busker now raises money for various charities.