words: Dave Hughes
A lot of people see the homeless on our streets as nothing more than that: homeless, the down trodden of society, to whom your hard earned cash shouldn’t be given as they will no doubt spend it on spirits. And if such people try hard enough to convince themselves this is the truth, maybe they’ll be able to sleep at night.
But we don’t all think and act like this, surely? Apparently not, because Cardiff-based students are seeing some of Cardiff’s homeless as something else, something rarely associated with homelessness: talented. Six final year friends have come up with a brilliant idea of taking some of the best busking poor from the streets of Cardiff and getting them into a recording studio with a scheme they have aptly named “The Who Cares Project.”
The venture has seen the group take to the streets and handpick two or three of its best musicians, who have gone on to record some of their own material for an album which is being launched at Cardiff Barfly on Mon 30 March. The night will also act as a showcase for the talented buskers involved, and see Cardiff based band, Inner City Pirates, headline the show. The whole project, including the launch night, is being filmed for an upcoming documentary, so get your mug immortalised on film forever in support of this great cause. Tickets £5.