A FORMER busker who went on to have chart hits has released his latest single.
Caterham man Si Cranstoun started out singing with his brother Tyber on the streets of Croydon before going on to play venues such as the 02 Arena and Croydon's Ashcroft Theatre.
The brothers recorded five albums, and had singles at numbers 21 and 23 in the UK charts before splitting up.
Si has since formed his own band and has become a big hit on the "roots music" circuit.
Earlier this month he was the closing act at the massively popular Rhythm Riot festival at Camber Sands, and has now released the single Coupe De Ville.
He recalled: "I'll never forget the first time I came out to sing in Croydon.
"It blew me away that people would put money in my guitar case and buy my CD. I couldn't believe people were paying me to do this because I would have done it for free; I was being paid to do my favourite hobby."
He will fly out to Las Vegas in the spring to perform alongside 50s rock 'n' roll legend Little Richard.