06 July 2016
4 July 2016: Comedian Bill Baily surprised commuters in St Pancras International with an impromptu performance on the station’s newly installed digital piano, the Roland LX-7.
Lining the Grand Arcade and filling their stunning surroundings with uplifting melodies, St Pancras’ three street pianos are a hugely popular part of the station with hundreds of visitors sharing personal performances on them over the years. The latest arrival follows on from last years’ summer of free piano lessons, which gave beginners the chance to learn a new skill during their visit and also raised funds for access-to-music charity, Youth Music.
Whilst famous faces including Elton John, Laura Mvula and now Bill Bailey, have delighted fans with their own spontaneous showcases, members of the public and organisations have continued to generously donate pianos to the station in the hope of inspiring the stars of tomorrow.
The partnership between Roland UK and St Pancras will continue to spread the joy of music by giving the public free access to play on state of the art equipment. To celebrate, people will be encouraged to film and share their entertaining performances on the Roland LX-7 with one lucky winner receiving a brand new LX-7 of their own. The winning entrant will be decided not just on musical skill, but on their ability to deliver the most entertaining performance.
How to enter*:
- Pop down to St Pancras International between 4th-22nd July 2016 and find the newly installed Roland LX7 digital piano (opposite MAC in the station)
- Film your most entertaining performance on it (you might need a friend or passer-by to help you with this part!)
- Share your video at www.roland.co.uk/stpancraspiano to be in with a chance of winning!
One lucky entrant will win a brand new Roland LX-7 and stool. Roland’s latest piano is an elegant, sophisticated home piano with truly beautiful sound. Powered by the latest version of Roland’s acclaimed SuperNATURAL Piano Modeling technology, the LX-7 can connect via Bluetooth® technology to smart devices so you can hear your music-making apps or online piano lessons.