A teenager from East Kilbride wowed commuters when he tickled the ivories in the middle of Glasgow’s Central Station.
Largely self-taught Jay Sharp from Lindsayfield has previously entertained crowds sat at the piano but Covid saw the iconic instrument put into storage and Jay and his family staying at home during lockdowns.
But after 18 long months he was back to do what he loves most – treating commuters to a note perfect rendition of Michael Nyman’s score and theme tune to the film The Piano.
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Jay’s love for music started when he was just eight-years-old after tinkering on his uncle’s piano.
Now 14, he is very active in the music department at St Andrew’s and St Bride’s High School in East Kilbride.
Proud mum, Angie, told Lanarkshire Live: “At eight or nine he first said he wanted to play the piano. So we got him one and it was the best thing we ever did.
“He had a few lessons on reading music but that was all really, after that he basically taught himself. He would watch YouTube videos and just copy what other people did when they were playing until he got it.
“He just practised and practised and before we knew it he was playing the likes of Mozart and Bach note perfect. We couldn’t believe it, it was amazing to hear.
“His dad, Tony, plays guitar and can play the piano a bit. But nothing like Jay can – he just seems to have a real ear for music and honestly I don’t think he realises just how good he is.
“He loved being back at Central playing because it’s a big piano and the sound is amazing. It’s a public piano so he can just jump on and play and he usually attracts a wee crowd.
“I shared the video on my Facebook page and friends I haven’t seen for a while all said how good he was and had to ask if it was actually Jay playing.”
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