Drunken Southeastern sing-a-long pensioner is Kent strawberry farmer Martin Clews

Revealed: Drunk sing-a-long OAP is strawberry farmer
Drunken pensioner bursts into sing-a-long (Picture: SWNS)

The jolly pensioner who rocked our world in a beige suit by inspiring an entire train carriage to burst into song has been revealed as a strawberry farmer from Kent.

Martin Clews, 66, became an internet sensation after he was caught on camera giving a drunken rendition during a Southeastern service from London Victoria to Ashford.

The impromptu sing-a-long transformed a silent commute into a riotous journey with fellow passengers erupting into laugher and applause at the end of the lengthy number on Friday.

Unfortunately, this is not his day job. Instead, he runs Stonepitts Farm with his 66-year-old wife Jacqueline.

Explaining why he decided to belt out the number, our hero said he had been celebrating the release of his musician son’s new single.

Dan, 34, is a popular singer/songwriter who has performed at the Hop Farm Festival and recorded live sessions with Bob Harris on Radio 2.

Mr Clews told KentOnline: ‘I had been celebrating the release of Dan’s new single, “That’s Enough For Me”, over a glass or two of champagne with friends in London.

‘It seemed to me that like-minded bon viveurs in my carriage might enjoy a jolly song on their way home.

‘So I chose a lively number called Beastie, which has become somewhat of a favourite in my rugby club and this went down well with the passengers.’

George Haswell captured the moment, and he appears to be enjoying it (Picture: SWNS)
George Haswell captured the moment, and he appears to be enjoying it (Picture: SWNS)

3 June 2014 | 3:45 pm – Source: metro.co.uk

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