Witness mesmerizing street performance by 9-year-old, leaving spectators captivated with his ‘Boogie-Woogie’ skills

At transport stations, most people are typically rushed and focused on reaching their destinations without any delays. However, one day, commuters were pleasantly surprised by vibrant music echoing through the Tottenham Court Road Station in the London Underground. To their amazement, the source of the lively blues music was none other than a young boy named Olivier.

Olivier, a 9-year-old from the United Kingdom, exuded pure joy as he energetically played ‘Boogie-Woogie’ on the station piano. His enthusiasm was evident as he bounced in his seat and occasionally closed his eyes, fully immersed in his performance.

Remarkably, this wasn’t Olivier’s first time showcasing his musical talents at a train station. He had previously met Brendan Kavanagh, a renowned pianist who often performs incognito in public spaces. Their encounter occurred at St. Pancras Station when Olivier was just 8 years old. Impressed by Olivier’s potential, Kavanagh imparted his knowledge of music to the young prodigy, advising him to practice for 10 minutes daily. A year later, Olivier’s dedication and practice led to his captivating performance at Tottenham Road Station.

The lively and infectious rhythm of Boogie-Woogie gained popularity in the 1920s, heavily influenced by African-American music. Its repetitive 12-bar blues structure makes it an effective practice piece for aspiring musicians, aiding in their musical development.

Witness Olivier’s crowd-pleasing performance in the video below, and don’t forget to share your thoughts with us in the comments!