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Busking mini musicians play for uni places

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: November 19, 2012

Twin brothers Raul and Jacob Gibson and friend Mollie Hardwick busking for their future

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A trio of 11-year-old musicians are drawing crowds in Bristol as they attempt to busk their way to university.

Twin brothers Raul and Jacob Gibson and friend Mollie Hardwick recently formed their group Mini Attack with the hope of raising enough money to secure their future education.

The talented youngsters got together earlier this year and have since wowed shoppers with their selection of classic funk and pop numbers.

Their journey into live performance has even led them to jam with singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, as well as pick up their first ever gigs at live music venues in Bristol.

The band have already started a YouTube channel, Twitter and Facebook page to build up their profile and "save up for uni".

Father of Jacob and Raul, Nick Gibson, said: "The kids are well aware of how expensive university is going to be and they know if they carry on doing what they are doing it's going to make the whole thing easier.

"They have had such an incredible response out on the street, drawing flash crowds in the city centre who really take to them.

"It's given them a great sense of confidence and the more they play the more they feel like they can take on any challenge.

"They totally love to perform and have made the possibility of actually busking to save up for university fees a realistic one."

Their set includes hits like Somebody Else's Guy, Roxanne, 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover and Higher Ground.

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