I was eating at a resaurant and 2 guys were going table to table busking. Each had a guitar and they were offering to play a song for a few pesos a pop.
I thought this sounded good, so i paid, they played. It was ace, but the point of this story is, one of them was clearly a better musician than the other, but didn't speak a word of english. The other guy lacking slightly nuscally made up for this by being able to get them paid.
Much like the libertines, where Carl is a musician, but nobody gives a shit about him unless he's hanging out with the marketting tool (Pete).