Manic idiot violinist Sid Bowfin- unpredictable and unique.

Sid's walkabout can be performed to any number of people from one upwards. He has a repertoire of over 200 pieces and can play standing, sitting, kneeling or walking around with a volume ranging from extremely quiet to full acoustic violin volume.

Sid also has a weather resistant violin so can cope with light rain and scorching sunshine.

The Sid Bowfin Show is also available.

Our virtuoso violinist combines madcap comedy with superb musicianship. Watch Sid and his audience compete, argue, ridicule and seduce their way through the most popular works from across centuries, turning classical performance on its head with Sid's hilarious spontaneous comedic antics.

Crowds will revel in his renditions of Mozart’s one-legged Rondo, Vivaldi’s secret agent Winter, Brahms's Hungarian dancers and Rossini’s choir of barbers. There’s even Sid’s legendary ‘requests section’. 

Classical comedy for everyone!



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Sid Bowfin

by Adrian Garratt

Performance Styles

  • Walkabouts
  • Street Shows
  • Music

Such a pleasure to work with, lovely chap, and extremely talented performer.

— Lucy Bawden, Animating the Community event, London

‘We witnessed your wonderful performances at the Kendal Mintfest and wish to say a personal thank you for giving us so much pleasure. The interaction between you and the baby on Saturday will stay with us for ever - it was truly magical. You are a very talented musician and your expertise managing the audience was noted by many. We thought you were fantastic.’

— Audience Member, Kendal Mintfest