It was quite cold as I waited for the 5:55am London train. I had my digital piano strapped to a foldaway sack trolley and I had a small amplifier and leads in a small backpack. I was on my way to a wedding at Asia House, Cavendish Street and the ceremony started at 10:30am. I didn’t want to drive up and have all the worry about parking so I opted for the train. I set off at this ridiculous time because getting on to a busy train during the rush hour with a piano on a sack trolley and a back pack is no joke. Setting off at this time meant that The train wouldn’t be too busy.
I arrived in London Victoria at 6:45am which meant that I had a lot of time to kill, so I bought a cooked breakfast at a nearby cafe. After that I set off on my long walk to Cavendish Street which was more like an obstacle course as I weaved my sack trolley around oncoming pedestrians. It was quite a walk, but I found that Asia House was open when I got there. This meant that I could leave my equipment there while I went for another walk to kill even more time.
Eventualy I arrived back at Asia House around 9:45am and I set up my digital piano in the ceremony room. On this occasion I was going to be accompanied by Louis Thomas who is an exceptional bass player and a great guy too. He arrived in plenty of time and we had a ball playing for the ceremony and the drinks reception. Biljana (the bride) was really a really nice person and she had heard me perform with a bass player at an event a few years ago. She had remembered me from that occasion and booked me with a bass player for her own wedding. The groom was a also really nice and they both looked so happy on their special day. If everyone is happy then I’m happy. I’ve got to admit that I had a great time playing all the great jazz standards with Louis. Thanks very much Louis and to everyone at the wedding for making my day special too.
Contact Information for Louis Thomas:
Contact information for Asia House:
63 New Cavendish Street
London W1G 7LP
Tel: 0207 307 5454