But his musical roots stretched back to his schooldays when he learned to play the piano accordion
Also a keen musician, he started by entertaining at the Down Under club, a haven for ex-pat Australians and New Zealanders, playing his piano accordion
300 Gems of Irish Music For All Instruments" is a widely varied, carefully sampled collection of familiar Irish tunes for traditional Irish instruments, including fiddle, flute, tin whistle, uilleann pipes, harp, button accordion, piano accordion
, melodeon, concertina, harmonica, tenor banjo, mandolin, bouzouki, cittern, guitar and hammer dulcimer.
Then smiles all round for Gardel's foot-tapping exotic Tango featuring piano accordion
, plus Nicola's violinist sister Stephanie, joining the merry band.
When I first went to Paris, I fell in love with the serenading of the piano accordion
by the River Seine.
Chris Green plays guitar, mandocello and piano accordion
, while Jude Rees provides oboe, English bagpipes, shawm and recorder with Sophie Matthews playing English bagpipes, rauschpfeife, shawm, recorder and flute.
Her instrument was piano accordion
, which she played very well.
She plays piano accordion
and drums, and at 18 she was National Mod champion, later taking up singing.
The Scottish-born multi-instrumentalist specialises in 1950s rock and journey down the musical path began at a young age when he acquired a piano accordion
and started doing imitations of his hero Little Richard in a high pitched treble.
With its reeds and valves, keyboard, chord buttons and bellows, the piano accordion
- the familiar version outfitted with a treble keyboard - is almost like carrying a complete orchestra in a nearly 30-pound box.
And she has just acquired a banjo, to add to her guitar, organ, piano, piano accordion
, diatonic accordion, harmonica, mandolin and tin flute.
He learned to play the piano as a young child and later played the organ and piano accordion