KEANE star Tom Chaplin was busking on Buchanan Street to raise awareness of the work of The Big Issue.

The singer-songwriter brought the city’s ‘style mile’ to a standstill on Monday afternoon by performing some of his best-known hits as well as tracks from his new festive album, Twelve Tales of Christmas.

Backed by musicians, Tom entertained Glaswegians with Keane hits Everybody’s Changing and Somewhere Only We Know.

He also performed a cover of the East 17 hit Stay Another Day, which is also features on the album.

The busking performance was one of three involving the star. He also performed in London and Birmingham at the weekend.

The stripped-back acoustic gigs were held to raise awareness of The Big Issue and the work they do to help rough sleepers.

Speaking to the Evening Times after the performance, Tom, 38, said: “It was quite polite for a Glasgow crowd, I would have expected one or two more hecklers.

“The show was great. We did a slightly shorter set in London and Birmingham but because Glasgow was the last one we thought we would play as many songs as we could.

“It was just lovely to be in a bustling part of town with everyone gathered there so respectful.”

During the set Tom performed tracks from his new Christmas album, which is out now, and he admits the project was something he was excited to do.

He said: “People have said to me a lot over the years that I have a good voice for Christmas. I personally love Christmas and I looked at the time I had, and I thought why not give it a shot?”

The show was to raise awareness of the work of The Big Issue and Tom urged the audience to buy copies of the magazine which helps the city’s rough sleepers.

He said: “I find it completely depressing that it still exists in Britain. It is baffling to me how we aren’t looking after the more marginalised people of our society.”