On September 23rd, 2014, I embarked upon a two-week journey to Paris, Belgium, and Amsterdam. My goal: to find pianos wherever they might be, play/sing on them, record the performances, and compile them into a video series. My equipment: myself, a laptop, two microphones/cables/stands, and a camcorder. In other words, whatever would fit inside a small backpack. Over the next few weeks, these performances will be released on YouTube and all my social media channels, as well as here of course! I plan to release a new video every week. Check back in regularly, and I hope you enjoy my journey as much as I did! :)
Austin Nash Park
The first video in my piano-hunting travel series "Across the English Channel and Along the North Sea".
Filmed live in an apartment in Le Marais, Paris, France, near the banks of the Seine.
A new original song, the performance dedicated to Paul, my Belgian grandfather. Performed live on a 1930's Pleyel piano in an apartment in Saint-Gilles, Brussels, Belgium, with shots also from Ghent and Antwerp.
A David Bowie cover, filmed live at Broer Bretel, a fantastic coffee shop in Antwerp, Belgium, the owner of which was kind enough to let me play there one afternoon.
This is a fun little ditty I wrote a couple years back, called "The Matinée". Filmed live in an apartment in the Quartier Asiatique, Paris.
A cover of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah", live by request at Gollem, a wonderful bar in Antwerp, Belgium.
A cover of Procol Harum's "A Whiter Shade of Pale", recorded on an old piano in the house-shed I was staying in during my time in Amsterdam.
The last video in my piano-hunting video series, "Across the English Channel and Along the North Sea".
An original instrumental composition, "Footsteps in the Jordaan", recorded live on an old piano in a house-boat on the river in Amsterdam.