Stripey Howling Handcock busking, Exeter city centre, Devon, England.

Stripey Howling Handcock busking, Exeter city centre.


Nigel ‘Stripey howling’ Hancock is almost a landmark in Exeter.  His distinctive guitar style, a blend of ragtime, blues and celtic, can be heard somewhere in the city centre on most days.  Stripey doesn’t just play in Exeter though; at different times of the year he can be heard in Poland, Switerland and other European countriesw, taking part on busking and street art festivals, most notably the buskerbus tours.  Stripey has his own page, while his music can be bought here or simply ask him for a CD if you’re in Exeter.

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