Best Plugged-In Street Vocalist (2008)


Former hairdresser Santiago Barreto, better known as SANDY, sits outside East Village bistros or bops along the streets singing aloud to the music only he can hear on his FM radio. The amazing thing is that he actually sounds good belting out rock or disco classics. His brother was a Spanish singer, so talent runs in the family. Sandy now lives in the Bronx, but he is often seen pulling his cart of street collectibles while serenading the East Village.