December 13, 2016

Building a road to bring you a piano

Having a garage is essential for my work as it’s where I keep the piano and do all the engineering side of the business. This summer my family and I moved house and the new property thankfully has a bigger garage (I was beginning to run out of space with the previous one). However the downside is that access to it went from this lovely smooth bit of concrete (with generous assisting slope to help roll the piano in and out of the van)

Previous garage access

to this muddy track!

New garage access

New garage access

So in order to ensure easy, reliable (and not least clean!) access to the new garage, allowing me to come and go with the piano quickly and efficiently, I’ve decided to build a road (yes a road!) and demonstrate to you just how far I’ll go to bring you real piano. Here’s the progress so far, three weeks in.

Hammer manRoad build 1

Expected completion date is around June 2018, after which I’ll be tendering for some M4 widening work.

Visit the Facebook page for regular updates and occasional ones here.

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June 11, 2016

Mobile Piano mk2 up and running

Mobile Piano mk2

My mk2 mobile piano has been in action for a few months now and is working a treat. It’s a bigger, bolder upright than the first mobile piano, with a fuller, more majestic sound. I have developed various features from the first, including moving from a 2 to 4 wheel setup, improving the amplification/mic set up and adding brakes. As with the mk1 version, it’s rolls easily in and out of my van and fits through a standard 28″ width door and so it’s easily transportable and gets into most venues and places, indoors or out. To see and find out more visit the Facebook page

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September 11, 2015

Developing mobile piano no.2

My first mobile piano has done me proud, but the time to upgrade the instrument has come. So watch this space for the mark 2 version, coming soon!

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