Band launch search for mystery dancer

CATCHLINE: MYSTERYEB''Mystery dancer wows crowds as band busk in Sheffield.'They are searching for him to join them on stage.
CATCHLINE: MYSTERYEB''Mystery dancer wows crowds as band busk in Sheffield.'They are searching for him to join them on stage.
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A MYSTERY dancer who stole the show when he busted some moves as a band busked in Sheffield is urged to join the act on stage.

Members of The New York Brass Band were performing George Michael’s hit Faith in the snow on Fargate, in the city centre, when a man suddenly started to dance at the sidelines.

He carried on throwing shapes despite losing his hat – and impressed the funky band so much they have issued an appeal in The Star to find him.

Trumpet player James Lancaster said: “We think when we come back to Sheffield it would be a good idea to invite him to a gig.

“He was really going for it, he was amazing.”

It was Saturday, February 4, when the band from York busked in the city centre ahead of a gig in Sheffield.

A video, filmed by Will Wren from offices above, shows the band performing when a man in dark clothes starts to dance. His energetic moves even saw him lose his hat before it was handed back to him by someone in the crowd cheering nearby.

The video was uploaded to website YouTube by Will, store manager of WHSmith on Fargate.

James said: “The man appeared out of nowhere and before we had the chance to speak to him he disappeared.

“We thought it would be fun to find him.

“We’re only a new band having started last year and it was a very unusual experience for us.”

Will said: “It’s always good to see different acts on Fargate as it seems to brighten the mood especially on grey afternoons.

“The dancer was great and made me laugh. I wasn’t sure at first if he was part of the act or not!”

n If you know the mystery dancer, email ellen. beardmore@thestar.co.uk