Sunday Night at the London Palladium with Jane McDonald and AvantGrand


Yamaha’s flagship N3 AvantGrand ‘Hybrid’ piano took centre stage on Sunday 9th May at London’s most famous and prestigious theatre, The London Palladium, for a special sell-out concert by multi-platinum selling singer and TV personality, Jane McDonald. The singing sensation who shot to fame on BBC docusoap ‘The Cruise’ in 1998, wanted a stunning musical centre-piece for the London Palladium concert, being filmed for DVD release later this year. She chose the N3 AvantGrand after it was recommended by her longtime Musical Director, Polish pianist Jaroslav Pyc.
The AvantGrand was provided with support from Yamaha and leading UK touring and backline hire company STS Touring Productions. Since taking delivery of an N3 model, STS have hit the road with AvantGrand, touring the UK’s biggest and most prestigious arenas and concert venues including Wembley Arena for Gladys Knight’s Farewell tour, London’s Royal Albert Hall for the star-studded 75th Anniversary celebration concert of The Performing Rights Society that saw a reunion performance by the legendary ‘Faces’ and the UK leg of Marc Almond’s 30th Anniversary European Tour.
Jane McDonald’s debut album held No.1 spot in the UK album charts for 3 weeks and her last album released in 2008 reached No.7. 2009 saw a further increase in Jane’s popularity after being selected as a panellist on ITV’s top daytime show, ‘Loose Women’ and columnist for ‘Woman’s Own’ magazine. She is currently touring the UK to promote her latest album, ’JANE’.
Formed in 1997 STS Touring Productions have constantly lead the way by investing in the very latest cutting edge equipment to provide high quality live music production solutions to the events industry. Pete Dutton, Managing Director of STS said, “Yamaha is generally held as being, not only the leading manufacturer of acoustic pianos, but also the innovator and leader of digital piano technology. The AvantGrand has become increasing popular and in demand by touring artists and musical directors. It is an instrument that will undoubtedly make a significant contribution to the live events industry.”

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