Feeling The Street

Dear friends,

Bob Dylan once said, “I think a hero is someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.”  For me the doing what I love, professionally, has always been the way I roll, as many of you know.  For a group of people, one of who happens to be a good friend of mine, they are reaching beyond professionalism and hustling to achieve a dream right in their grasps.

For two decades I’ve known Andrew David Fisher, ( @ninja_andrew on Instagram), and for two decades he continues to surprise me, while doing exactly what Dylan said.  I really fuck with his Instagram user name tho, it’s hilarious if you knew him personally, if you don’t you’ll have to get to know him.

Enough about Andrew personally. He and a few international friends are building a band that has a chance to play several festivals in New Zealand sponsored by TOYOTA.  The name of this mind-blowing competition is called Feeling The Street.  To generalize what they are doing by putting it simply, and honestly I recommend you go to their website and take a look about it for yourself, is an international busking competition made up of a vast amount of talented musicians doing their own thing, under specific categories.  Before now, you were able to vote for your personal favorite street musician singularly, which basically entered them into the final stage of the competition. However now, you can vote for a group of musicians, to create the first international street band!  Holy shit, right?!  Like I said, check out Feeling The Street’s website and check up on it for yourself, it’s seriously dope like your first pair of Nike’s (www.feelingthestreet.com).

Before you go and read all about it, I have to tell you a little more about my gangster ass friend, I’m sorry, I lied.  Andrew is pairing up with some amazing musicians like I said, and I’ve checked them out personally – and trust me they all know how to work their craft better than the Buffy.  Basically, they all have their own incredible style and dope delivery.  The competition suggests as I was saying, at this point you can vote for a specific “band”.  

Below you are going to read about my choices… and that is exactly who you are going to pick as well! Trust me, you’re gonna wanna see this happen.  That is, of course, you don’t have the time to do your own research about this topic. Either way, click all these fucking links. It took me forever to insert them. Also, attached (see very very bottom) is a flyer for this band Andrew made for promotional materials on the street and web.

MY CHOICES (Links to their Instagram or Facebook pages.)

Andrew Fisher (@ninja_andrew )

Borja Catanesi ( @borjacatanesi )

Katie Ferrara (@katieferraramusic)

Wojtek Gasiorowski ( @wojtekbass )

Toby Jacobs ( @tobyjacobsmusic )

Gustavo Ruedas ( @gustavoruedas )

I’m excited to keep watching this competition and see what happens.  And just so you know, if you want to vote the time frame for that is almost up.  Either way, it’ll be an amazing project to watch in the future, below (very bottom) you’ll find the Instagram and Facebook page for Feeling The Street. And as always, thank you so much for reading, and more importantly for checking out these dope ass people living their lives to the fullest. 

To all of you contestants, I wish you nothing but the best.  GOOD LUCK!

Much love,


POST SCRIPT:  Happy coming weekend!


Website: www.feelingthestreet.com 

Instagram: www.instagram.com/feelingthestreet 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/feelingthestreet

About Blake Byers

Artist from Southern California.

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