Music while you shop!

Star Band in Southgate Precinct
Star Band in Southgate Precinct

TOWN centre shoppers had an extra spring in their step courtesy of European buskers on Southgate.

The Star Band consisting of musicians from Spain, Romania and Italy lifted spirits with well-known tunes.

Calderdale Council has granted a buskers’ licence to the band which also busk on other towns’ streets and also perform paid gigs for restaurants and parties.

Band leader Mitch Batista, of Manchester, said he liked to bring a smile to people’s faces.

“It’s a show for the people - and some of them dance,” he said.

“We make a little money towards petrol and rent.”