A Romanian man with a Stroh Violin topped the rich list for Northern Ireland musicians in 2019, according to Forbes magazine.
The PSNI and Belfast Telegraph have revealed that the Bucharest busker is clearing around £170 per day tax free in Belfast City Centre.
Those sorts of figures have propelled him above the likes of Van Morrison, Snow Patrol and Ash in the earning stakes over the past twelve months.
GO Magazine have described the Romanian musician as ‘the most exciting thing to emerge from the Northern Irish music scene since The Undertones released Teenage Kicks’.
‘He’s definitely the most talented Romanian artist we’ve had in the UK since the Cheeky Girls were flashing their malnourished arses in glittery hotpants’, claimed the editor.
Over the past ten years, the busker has become as synonymous with Belfast City Centre as bomb scares, bus lanes and fucking idiots who think that they can freestyle dance at Corn Market.
His repetitive noise can be heard bellowing from various doorways across the City until he is moved along by a rotund security guard with KFC gravy dripping down his navy blue jumper.
23-year-old Yohan Dracula claims he made the ‘violumpet’ out of a gramophone horn and a broken violin.
The improvised instrument produces a more annoying sound than Nadine Coyle’s voice.