Surfside Hideaway has become one of my favorite live music spots over the last months and so it was no surprise that I was there yesterday to see Dandy Pianoman.
His name can be taken literally, Dandy plays the piano and sets himself a bit apart from the rest of the live performances – being a welcome change and further proof of the diverse range of the music community in Second Life. Starting with Elton John’s “Rocket Man”, he led us through the hour with a good choice of songs, a mix of covers and originals. Being the Pianoman, he of course played Billy Joel’s “Piano man” amongst other classics as well as a wonderful cover version of Eurythmics’ “Sweet dreams”. All in all a lovely and harmonious hour, presented by a very likable artist.
Dandys original songs are based on true stories.
Performing in Second Life since 2015, Dandy began playing the piano at the age of 6 and worked his way through all the English grades up to grade 8. After that he had a chance meeting at his college with a pro classical guitarist who inspired him to experiment with rock and blues styles as well as improvisation and composition – and he never looked back since. Being also a songwriter, Dandys original songs are based on true stories. He always writes from the heart about events that have moved him personally and he plays them along with some carefully chosen cover versions.
The Surfside Hideaway, one of the beach-themed venues, offers lots of live music throughout the week. If you plan a visit there, be aware of the shark – don’t get bitten. Wohoo – fifth time lucky, the shark may needs glasses.
Thank you Dandy for a wonderful show!
Setlist Dandy Pianoman @ Surfside Hideaway 04.11.2019:
Elton John – Rocket man
Paul Weller – You do something to me
Dandy Pianoman – Night dreaming (Org.)
Billy Joel – Piano man
Eurythmics – Sweet dreams (are made of this)
Dandy Pianoman – James (Org.)
Guns n’ Roses – Sweet child of mine
Dandy Pianoman – Passenger (Org.)
Radiohead – Creep
Dandy Pianoman – Trees (Org.)
Dandy Pianoman – Leaves (Org.)
Bill Withers – Ain’t no sunshine
Leonard Cohen – Bird on the wire