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Traffic Cop Discovers Piano Abandoned in Rain, Puts on Beautiful Show

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As the old saying goes, appearances can be deceiving. It’s so easy to judge based upon outward impressions — but frequently, they only reveal a mere fraction of the full story.

Think about a broken-down piano propped against a curbside tree, like trash. Probably only good for kindling, right?

Or consider a bespectacled, mild-mannered police officer. If you encountered such a man on the street, you might assume he’s on his way to direct some local traffic.

Interestingly, a recent social media video brings these two unassuming characters into the same orbit. And the viral result is hitting all the right notes with amazed viewers around the world.



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As traffic whooshed by on a drizzly London street not long ago, a neighborhood officer casually strolled over to a shabby-looking upright. He glanced around nonchalantly, plunked both hands on the keyboard, and began to tickle the ivories.

And boy, did those ivories deliver. Brash and bluesy boogie-woogie strains instantly issued forth — and the capable cop kept right on playing as distant sirens wailed, and motorists bustled past.

It turns out this musical maestro isn’t actually a member of law enforcement at all. He’s actually northwestern London resident Brendan Kavanagh — professionally known as prodigious pianist Dr. K.

Kavanagh is essentially a street performer, who periodically pops up around the Commonwealth to show off his considerable playing chops.

He dons a wide range of everyday guises, surprising local residents and commuters with his tunefully catchy renditions.

Kavanagh then posts the resulting videos on his YouTube channel. Unsurprisingly, he’s racked up thousands of admiring views to date.

A former teacher, Kavanagh chose to quit his academic career and focus on more melodic pursuits.

He set up a YouTube presence, then gave an impromptu live performance at St. Pancras International railway station dressed as a traffic marshal.



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And just like that, Dr. K was officially in the house. Kavanagh has since told media outlets that it’s all part of his passion for getting others involved in piano playing.

He’s also explained that his commonplace outfits are designed to challenge everyday perceptions and discourage stereotypical thinking.

So next time you see your mailman, your barber, or a clerk at the grocery store, start wondering what kind of stunning superstar potential might be lurking just below the surface.

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Mary Bittel is a professional writer, marketer, and published author. She's produced content for several respected media organizations, and dozens of major industries including education, animal welfare, healthcare, finance, non-profit, technology, and entertainment. As an accomplished musician, she's also worked in a therapeutic teaching capacity with developmentally disabled children.
Mary Bittel is a professional writer, marketer, and published author. She's produced content for several respected media organizations, and dozens of major industries including education, animal welfare, healthcare, finance, non-profit, technology, and entertainment. As an accomplished musician, she's also worked in a therapeutic teaching capacity with developmentally disabled children. Additionally, she's an avid animal lover who has spent much of her life rehabilitating abused rescue canines.
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