Pianist Joe Jenkins has been performing for several years in unusual places. This time, the 20-year-old YouTuber from the UK chose to play acoustic piano in a hot air balloon and performed the song “Married Life” from Up, a 2009 Disney film.
Speaking of the preparations for the hot air balloon performance, Jenkins told the BBC: “I was insisting on the dimensions of the piano, but I hadn’t even thought about the fact that we also needed gas canisters to go anywhere. or.”
Thanks to his interesting choice of places, the young pianist has amassed nearly four million YouTube subscribers.
Some of his popular performances played South Korean composer Yiruma’s “River Flows in You” as he sat in the middle of a gently flowing river and the songs of Rockband Queen outside Buckingham Palace.
Last year, Jenkin performed “Coconut Mall,” a Mario Kart track, dressed as Mario and dragged around the mall by two people who were also dressed as characters from the iconic video game. These elaborate but fun stunts elevated Jenkin’s status from a mere pianist.
Interestingly, although Jenkins earns his living through public performances, he dislikes performing in public. In an interview with the BBC, he said: “I meet all sorts of weird and funny characters. However, even after years of doing so, I’m still nervous to get my piano out here and play, even if it’s not is only for a small handful of people.