Lewis Capaldi surprises fans with impromptu busking session

The singer delighted fans with renditions of some of his biggest hits on Buchanan Street in Glasgow.

Lewis Capaldi surprised fans in Glasgow on Wednesday afternoon with an impromptu busking session.

The singer took to the city’s Buchanan Street in the sunshine to perform with his guitar, drawing a large crowd of excited fans in the busy shopping area.

Standing outside Princes Square, Capaldi sang some of his biggest hits, including Before You Go, to the delight of shoppers and passers-by.

Joking to the crowds, the singer said: “I’m not actually Lewis Capaldi, I’m just a really good impersonator.”

Later he joked: “Also realised nobody’s given me any money yet. What the f*** is this? Tight b****** the lot of you.”

The 25-year-old released his new single Forget Me last week

One fan tweeted: “@LewisCapaldi saw you on Buchanan Street having a wee sing song! Pop into @LushLtd for some freebies and a natter! Love you”.

Another fan, who wasn’t lucky enough to catch the singer in time, tweeted: “Lewis Capaldi busking in Glasgow and I’m not there”.

The brief performance comes after Capaldi, 25, released his first new music in three years last week.

As a result of the Queen’s death, the promotion of the new single Forget Me was scaled back.

In a statement the West Lothian singer said: “In light of the situation tonight I don’t think its the right time to go overboard on the promotion of my new single, but it’s still coming out at midnight wherever you are. Speak soon x.”

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