Busker Wows Crowd with Tina Turner's 'Proud Mary' Performance

Busker Wows Crowd with Tina Turner's 'Proud Mary' Performance

What a compelling performance by popular street performer and YouTube personality Allie Sherlock! 

Allie is known for her amazing covers of popular songs performed on the street in Dublin and shared worldwide on YouTube. Allie is only 18 years old but has a powerful singing voice and can engage the audience watching her on the street.

This particular song, ‘Proud Mary,’ is upbeat and catchy. It has become quite a popular song; most people recognize it when they hear it. 

‘Proud Mary’ is a song by the band Creedence Clearwater Revival and was first released as a single in January of 1969. Ike and Tina Turner then released their own version in 1971, for which they won a Grammy in 1972. 

Guitarist John Fogerty wrote the song in just two days after being discharged from the National Guard. 

There is no doubt that the crowd watching Allie is enjoying her music. They are standing around watching intently, smiling, and taking photos and videos. She really can stop traffic with her musical abilities.

“Big wheel keep on turnin'

Ooh, the Proud Mary keep on burnin'

And we're rollin' (rollin'), rollin', yeah (rollin')

Rollin' on the river (rollin' on the river)” 

The chorus to ‘Proud Mary’ gets in your head, and you can’t help but want to sing it out loud. During Allie’s performance, she engages the crowd to sing with her. “I want everybody to help me out. It’s really easy, just one word…rollin’,” she tells everyone watching. She starts to sing, and the crowd does their part, responding with “rollin’.” 

Allie not only sings the song but also plays the guitar at the same time. She is focused and animated, which makes for such a beautiful performance of the popular song. 

“Sing to him, sing psalms to him: talk you of all his wondrous works.” - Psalms 105:2 

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