And here are some videos of the boys playing said pianos.
Roman playing Coldplay
Roman playing Nyan Cat theme tune
Callum playing something classical
The Dingley boys playing some kind of boogie woogie song
Roman playing Downton Abbey
Roman playing an original song
You can read more about this amazing art installation here.
I was trying to encourage Roman to play a tune by the British band Keane, who played at the Gallivan Center on Tuesday. There was a piano actually just outside the concert venue. The Keane song was one of the first tunes that Roman's old piano teacher taught him to play on the piano. Unfortunately he'd forgotten how to play it. But, we were fortunate to actually meet the lead singer and piano player from the band before they did their sound check. The boys got their autographs, but despite the fact that I had just filmed Roman playing one of the street pianos, I forgot to get a photo of the boys with the band. Ugh I was so annoyed with myself. Anyway, the lads were very nice, and we chatted for a short while before security kicked us out.
We surprised the boys with tickets to see Keane perform later that evening. The show was fantastic of course. But what I really love is when we get to see famous (in the UK at least) bands play smaller venues, it makes it so much more personal. The boys are doing quite well for gigs this year. Last month we saw The Shins at Red Butte Gardens, and next week we're all going to see Ringo! Rock on! Peace and Love, peace and love.