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SPRING 2011: CRUSTY BUSKING ON BROAD

By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

Crusty Fungus is sort of a schizoid bunch.

As Billy Deyback and bandmate K2NUH, both of Middletown, cranked out cover songs and originals on Broad Street Thursday, redbankgreen stopped them simply to ask, what’s the name of your band?

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BAND ON THE RUN

buskers-071210Members of The Stolen steal some time in Riverside Gardens Park, above, and on Monmouth Street, below. (Top photo by Peter Lindner; click to enlarge)

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While visitors to downtown Red Bank may be used to seeing alfresca StreetLife musicians in the summer, some may have done a double- or triple-take Monday night, thanks to one combo that was seemingly everywhere.

The Old Bridge-based foursome, featuring four guys aged 14 to 17, made a handful of stops, playing a couple of tunes at each location — including Riverside Gardens Park, top, and Monmouth Street, right — before rushing off to the next spot for a few minutes of stolen fame. In fact, when not busking, all four are members of a band called The Stolen.