Actually just two tips, but I think you’ll agree they’re good ones:
1. If you’re a tone-deaf dreadlock’d white boy with less of a sense of rhythm than the jam-making section of the Little Ditchling WI, don’t do reggae
2. If you must do reggae, don’t start your busking career in the underpass leading into Vauxhall tube on the day the Victoria line closes for emergency engineering work. Quite apart from the fact that most of your potential clientele simply won’t be there, 99.9% of the people who are passing by will be the ones who just have to walk all the way up to the gates of a closed station to make sure that it’s not all some misguided practical joke on the part of the station staff, and will therefore be passing you twice, getting a double dose of your wailing. The other 0.1% will be the station staff themselves, who I can safely say will be having a fairly crap day at the office and probably won’t be in that generous a mood. Especially as they’ve been listening to Vivaldi in the mornings up to now.
I supposed I should have asked him if he could do this one… but then I really would be getting middle-aged