No amount is tattoo much for Sheffield busker

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A Sheffield busker eager to get his music recorded has pledged to have his financial backers’ names tattooed on him.

Oliver Manning, aged 23, has said he will have the names of people who pledge over £5,000 tattooed on his wrist in an effort to drum up support.

The 23-year-old, who regularly performs on the streets of Sheffield city centre, said: “The tattoo scares me a little, because it’s somebody’s name on my wrist for life.

“But if they’re willing to demonstrate their belief in my music to the tune of £5,000, it’s a small price to pay, and certainly a name I won’t forget.”

Oliver needs at least £2,000 to record his debut album, The ManBoyLP, with Sheffield producer Alan Smyth, who has worked with the likes of Jarvis Cocker, and the Arctic Monkeys.

Whether is is a £1 pledge or £5,000, Oliver will reward each backer.

Search for ‘The ManBoy LP’ at www.kickstarter.com