Busker wins city competition

Guitarist Robby James was addicted to drugs. d399599
Guitarist Robby James was addicted to drugs. d399599

Like most artists, the road to becoming an ‘overnight success’ took a lot longer than one night.

The 28-year-old had to kick a 13-year long drug addiction and get off the streets before he could master his somewhat unusual playing style and get noticed.

‘I was addicted to amphetamines and ecstasy. I lost my family and friends’