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Busking gorilla sticks it to ad rival on City's streets

posted 11 Oct 2011, 05:35 by David Rintoul   [ updated 11 Oct 2011, 05:38 ]

It's enough to make the passers-by go ape.

While it might not be unusual to see buskers around Edinburgh, one recent addition to the Capital's street musicians has been turning more heads than most.

A man playing the drums dressed as a gorilla has been busking at busy spots all over the Capital, from The Mound to Middle Meadow Walk, and is fast becoming a fixture.

When the Evening News caught up with the primate percussionist, he declined to reveal his true identity, preferring to preserve an air of mystery. While many of those who have done a double-take at his performance have been reminded of the famous Cadbury's advert, the man behind the mask said that had not been his inspiration at all.