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Robbie Boyd Band win Rhythm of London busking contest

The Robbie Boyd Band
Image caption The Robbie Boyd Band will be able to busk at Tube stations after winning the Rhythm of London contest

A seven-piece "funky folk" group have won a licence to perform at London Underground stations by coming first in an annual competition for buskers.

The Robbie Boyd Band also won the chance to perform a gig at the Bedford in Balham, south London, in the Rhythm of London contest.

A video of their work was recorded at Bank station and was posted online by the office of the Mayor of London.

Ze Trio, another folk band, took second place in Saturday's event.

The group, from Kingston upon Thames, south-west London, won studio recording time and a day trip to Paris.

They will perform on a Eurostar train and play a concert in the French capital.

In third place was Declan Zapala, a classical guitarist from Watford, Hertfordshire, who is a student at the Royal College of Music.

He received an amplifier as a prize.

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