Isle of Wight local, Jay Eatwell, joins us fresh from selection as one of four finalists in Channel 4’s, The Piano, a talent show aimed at finding the UK’s most talented amateur piano player.
Multi-talented Jay, 25, was discovered at Kings Cross St Pancras Station where his live performance of an original composition “Fire" - a mash-up of classical piano and rap - wowed the show's judges, Lang Lang and Mika who described Jay’s style as, "a clash of musical worlds”.
A prolific writer and composer, Jay attended the Island’s music college, Platform One and said,
“I have been playing and writing original music for over ten years. Music has always been a massive part of my life; we used to have a piano downstairs in the family home. I was given a keyboard at about 13 and I never stopped playing it. The piano has been a constant in my life; I play all the time, and as much as I can. Being chosen to play at Royal Festival Hall as a finalist of The Piano has changed my life; I am now performing all around the UK. My style varies, mostly it features singing and rapping with hooks for either piano or guitar”.
Click here to watch Jay’s first performance for The Piano at Kings Cross St Pancras Station