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Jazz singer Jamie Cullum visits Cavendish Pianos at Bolton Abbey
11:00am Saturday 28th September 2013 in News
Jazz pop singer and pianist Jamie Cullum sang and performed an improvised version of If I Ruled the World on a visit to Cavendish Pianos at Bolton Abbey.
The internationally renowned musician is currently recording a three-part special for BBC Radio Four called Jamie’s Piano Pilgrimage, in which he travels around the country talking to people about pianos.
And as the country’s only maker of pianos, Cavendish was one of the places he wanted to visit.
Adam Cox, managing director of Cavendish Pianos, said: “We were hoping he would play a little bit and as soon as he arrived he was playing and singing for ages and he loved the pianos, which was so important.”
He added that the programme, which is due to go out in January, also featured Jamie visiting pubs with pianos.
Meanwhile, Cavendish is currently shortlisted for a Classic FM Music Industry Award for the Acoustic Piano of the Year.
“We are the last and only British piano maker and we are up against multi-nationals, it’s a bit of a David and Goliath thing and would mean so much for us to win,” added Mr Cox.
Voting for the award ends on October 25 and can be done online on the Classic FM website.
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