Ed Sheeran busks on the street in Ireland in incredible photo of superstar before fame

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    FROM as young as 13, award winning singer song-writer Ed Sheeran would be out and about busking on the streets as he tried to get his music career off the ground.

    The multi-award winning singer, 28, who has an estimated net worth of £160 million, is seen wearing matching blue tracksuit whilst playing a guitar to passers-by in Galway, Ireland in this never seen before picture – and little did they know how much of a star the busker they were walking past would become.

    JOHN SHEERAN/GEOFF ROBINSON.

    Ed Sheeran busks on the street in Ireland in incredible photo of superstar before fame[/caption]

    It comes after Ed’s dad, John Sheeran, decided to create an exhibition to display how his son has evolved from a schoolboy into an international superstar.

    Ed Sheeran: Made in Suffolk focuses on his passion for music and showcases unseen images of the star busking in different parts of the country, as well as his own personal belongings.

    It is due to open to the public this month in Ipswich – which coincides with his decision to end his world tour, Divide, in his home country, perfectly reflecting the story of his successful career.

    John Sheeran said: “The choice of Ipswich shows just how important his Suffolk roots are to him.”

    GEOFF ROBINSON.

    The exhibition will display his personal belongings, as well as portraits of the singer[/caption]

    GEOFF ROBINSON.

    GEOFF ROBINSON.

    Lyrics of his famous song Castle on the Hill[/caption]

    Where it all began for Ed – with his guitar teacher
    JOHN SHEERAN/GEOFF ROBINSON.


    “Ed has a deep affection for the landscape and its people. This exhibition reflects that – its title is Made in Suffolk, which he was.”

    Ahead of promoting his homecoming show the singer recently shared a throwback photo to his Instagram account of himself performing to just one toddler on the back of a lorry in Suffolk at aged just 15 – miles apart from how many people he performs to now.

    In the pic, Ed can be seen on a makeshift stage the back of a truck in beige chinos and a brown T-shirt as he focuses on his acoustic guitar.

    There is only one person in the crowd who shockingly doesn’t seem to be that interested in Ed’s talent.

    JOHN SHEERAN/GEOFF ROBINSON.

    15-year-old Ed performing in front of a toddler at a gig in Suffolk[/caption]

    JOHN SHEERAN/GEOFF ROBINSON.

    Even from a young age Ed rocked his ginger roots[/caption]

    He captioned the photo: “I’m doing my homecoming shows end of August in Ipswich, the first proper headline shows I’ve ever done in my home town.

    “My dad has unearthed a load of photos from my early days, I’ve lent a load of stuff too, for an exhibition that will run for 9 months at Ipswich’s Christchurch Mansion from August 20 – until spring 2020. Go and see it. Lots of love.”

    Back in May, the Sun Online exclusively revealed that Ed’s Divide tour will make him a billionaire by the time is hits 30.

    His Divide tour has banked well over £493million from global gigs, with tens of millions rolling in every week and experts predict his next three months of shows will earn him more than £100million, meaning he will have fronted the highest-grossing music tour to date.

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    Ed at the Brit Awards in 2018[/caption]

    The singer has always been open about his struggles to make it into the music industry after revealed that he was homeless for two and a half years.
    In his book A Visual Journey, Ed described how he slept rough in London outside Buckingham Palace, and even spent a week catching up on sleep on the tube before he got the chance to  really show the world what he was made of.
    In his book he wrote: “I didn’t have anywhere to live for much of 2008 and the whole of 2009 and 2010, but somehow I made it work. I knew where I could get a bed at a certain time of night and I knew who I could call at any time to get a floor to sleep on. Being sociable helped. Drinking helped.”
    “I spent a week catching up on sleep on Circle Line trains. I’d go out and play a gig, wait until 5am when the Underground opened, sleep on the Circle Line until 12, go to a session – and then repeat. It wasn’t that bad. It’s not like I was sleeping rough on the cold streets.”


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