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That’s Me on the Left, in the Parka at Markson Pianos

Published: 9 September 2011
Noah Markson

That’s Me on the Left, in the Parka. Bob Karper @ Markson Pianos: Sept 2, 3, 9 & 10 Start @ 20:00 end @ 22:00

Markson Pianos 5-8 Albany Street London, United Kingdom


Look in detail at an everyday life, and you can find art, beauty, inspiration.

“That’s Me on the Left, in the Parka” is a solo show about self-consciousness and the nature of love taking place at an unusual venue: Markson Piano Store in Central London. It presents real lives of ordinary people – family, friends, acquaintances, colleagues – set to music, with slides, film & humor.

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“Parka” is self-accompanied with live original music throughout – played on a homemade upright piano that comes to life. It’s projected on and crawled inside; it moves on its own, trap doors open and additional instruments pop up; the back lifts off, drawers pull out and walls swivel until everything – inside and out – is open.
There are a very limited number of tickets each night – don’t miss this unique event…

Some nice reviews:

“Like Tom Waits soundtracking The Waltons, Karper is part performance artist, part one-man cabaret… Warmth, generosity and good old fashioned honesty ripple through this show” – Glasgow Herald

“Idiosyncratic & Beguiling” – Guardian

“Karper is a profoundly interesting storyteller” – Scotsman


London's famous piano store, founded in 1910, is a fourth-generation family business. We specialise in the sale and hire of new and pre-owned acoustic and digital, upright and grand pianos.

We aim to offer good value for money, expert advice and unparalleled after sales service through the essential ingredients of a superb selection of pianos for sale and hire.

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