Coldplay gave an outstanding performance this year for the half time performance at the Superbowl. The set list included Yellow, Viva la Vida, Paradise, Adventure of a Lifetime, Formation, Clocks and Fix You.
Lead singer of the band Chris Martin had the crowd in the palm of his hand with the help of his fellow band members Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland and Will Champion.
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Imagine a busy morning at Oxford Road Station; whether it is meeting a loved one on the platform or on your busy commute to work, you don’t expect to hear a live piano being played at the train station!
Manchester Oxford Road has recently introduced a new addition to the station which is an upright piano for any member of the public to play. Manchester is a thriving city filled with excellent musicians with exceptional talents and the piano at Oxford Road station gives these musicians an opportunity to show the public their skills. Continue reading “Live Music at Oxford Road Station”
The internet has been going wild with the news that Justin Bieber has been playing ‘classical piano’. Although this is clearly an incredibly loose term being applied here, it appears that Bieber was indeed spotted playing (or at least, trying to play) Beethoven’s Fur Elise. Apparently the whole rendition was recognisable, but certainly not good.
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Adele’s new song has already proved to be something of a smash hit. After having taken a short break from the music industry to focus on her personal life, this singing super star has returned to the bright lights. Her last major hit was the cover song for the last (tremendously successful and box office smash) Bond movie entitled Skyfall. The Skyfall track is one that fir the film absolutely perfectly and won Adele an academy award, quite rightly so.
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It has come to public attention recently that there is such a thing as a Toy Piano Festival. This is effectively exactly what it says on the tin; a music festival dedicated entirely to the toy piano! It is happening in Queens in America for the first time next month and there are many people who have started to get very excited about the prospect.
The festival has been dubbed the “UnCaged Toy Piano Festival” and is due to take place on December 4th and 5th and feature a grand total of three events, one of which is a concert at the Museum of the Moving Image — to spotlight the sound of the miniature instrument. This event is sure to go down a storm with any fan of the toy piano!
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Syria’s Piano Man Performs To Thousands In Munich
The Syrian Piano Man has warmed hearts all over the world and become something of a Youtube sensation. He has continuously been in piano news, and this week is no exception. Continue reading “Syria’s Piano Man performs in Germany!”
This week in piano news, something somewhat unexpected has happened. A rapper from a group called Goldie Lookin Chain has written a 17-track album called Piano Solos under the name ‘Rhys from GLC’. Goldie Lookin Chain is a controversial rap group from Wales, famous for titles such as Your Missus is a Nutter, and Half Man Half Machine. Continue reading “A surprise from Goldie Lookin Chain”
Many people believe that a piano is capable of reproducing the sound of an entire orchestra and there are hundreds of thousands of sound variation in most grand pianos, yet the majority of people who tend to talk about piano sound today only seem to talk about the sound of a single manufacturer: Steinway.
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This month, digital pianos have taken another turn towards weirdville with yet another Raspberry Pi related venture. There have already been several weird and wonderful fruit related Raspberry Pi ventures before this month’s video release, and clearly new advancements with Raspberry Pis are going to people’s heads. Although the results are somewhat amusing, having a digital piano made of fruit is less than practical (unless you have the soul intenet of being a Youtube wonder)… Continue reading “Fruit Piano…”
Daniel Barenboim has created his own masterpiece in the (somewhat unsurprising) form of a grand piano. This classical music legend was always destined for great things, but ten years ago who would have been able to say he would be designing a grand piano to rival Steinway?! Continue reading “Barenboim and his new wonder piano”