As Rocketman hits UK cinemas, St Pancras International invites Londoners to relive its famed Elton John performance.
Elton John played at the station in 2016 and donated a signed, free to use, piano. Now, it’s your turn to become Rocketman. As the nation celebrates the release of the new Elton John biopic, Rocketman, St Pancras International is inviting budding pianists down to the station to recreate the magic of Sir Elton’s performance on the main concourse.
Since Sir Elton performed his hit song Tiny Dancer on the donated Yamaha piano at the station, stars such as; John Legend, Jeff Goldblum and Sara Bareilles have all tinkled the ivories to delight Londoners and tourists alike.
It’s not just celebrities and musicians who have caused a stir on the station’s free to use pianos, talented members of the public frequently surprise visitors with impromptu performances to entertain commuters and shoppers. Denis Robinson, a 91-year-old amateur pianist was left elated when Ceili O’Connor – singer in the West End musical Cats – joined him as they performed a rendition of ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ on the Elton John piano.
Similarly, commuters were left astonished when George Sokol, a famous concert pianist, performed a stunt where he dressed as a cleaner then sat at the piano and performed Queen’s hit, Bohemian Rhapsody. Gathering crowds were left stunned as he then got up and returned to his faux-cleaning duties. Watch a video of the performance here:
St. Pancras International is home to two public pianos and pianists of all abilities are encouraged to play a few tunes as they’re passing through.
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