KEIGHLEY singer-guitarist Den Miller played Cupid for a man who wanted to propose to his girlfriend.

Den, who regularly performs at venues in Keighley and Haworth, was approached by the man a week before he was due to busk at Harrogate Christmas Market.

Den said: “His girlfriend had rumbled all his previously planned attempts, so he wanted to appear to randomly ask a busker to play one of their favourite songs, and then propose in the middle of it.

“He chose disco floor-filler Shut Up And Dance... and could I possibly mention her name in the lyrics? Hey, I could do better than that - I could rewrite all the lyrics from verse 2 onwards!

“I was writing and rehearsing this amended version, alongside practicing my usual Christmas busking set with my loop pedal, when there was another request.

“There’d be a teenage violinist, busking after me. Could she possibly join in with the wedding proposal too? Ohhhh...kay!”

Den did not meet the couple or the violinist before his street performance, but everything went without a hitch, and the girl agreed to get hitched.

Den added: “It’s one of the more unusual things I’ve done whilst playing music, but it was a lot of fun and I wish all the best to the happy couple.”

Visit Twitter @MrDenMiller to see a video of the proposal.

Den will play with folk duo Strid at the Topic Folk Club, Glyde House, Bradford, on December 14, and the Three Peaks Folk Club in Settle, on December 23.