Hardware Store Blues Pianist Goes Viral Hitting 6.7M Views With Impromptu Performance

Jacob Tolliver Hardware Store Video

This is Jacob Tolliver playing at a hardware store, spontaneously hopping on the piano to play “Whole Lotta’ Shakin.” The video saw massive success across the YouTube world with the video being watched over 6.7 million times. It truly is an amazing video to watch and well worth your time viewing. It goes to show that the classic rock and roll anthems of years gone by are still very much alive in the minds of younger musicians.

About Jacob Tolliver

Jacob is a rock and roll pianist of exceptional skill and talent. Starting his journey in his early years he dumfounded his teachers and friends at his local high school of Portsmouth West with his dazzling performances and show pieces.

Tolliver grew up in West Portsmouth, Ohio. He drew his inspiration from his earlier heroes like the great Jerry Lee Lewis and Dick Van Dyke as well as Tony Bennett. The theme of his playing seems to centre around a rock and roll style which is always an amazing watch for those who choose to view his performances. In the video below, adorned with his red cap, Tolliver can be seen singing with his hands flying like they are possessed up and down the piano.

The rock and roller does things with ivories that boggle the mind and lift the soul. His vocals saw him enter into season 14 of the renowned tv talent show American Idol where he sang “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” by Jerry Lee Lewis. After the rendition, one of the judges, country music giant Keith Urban, said that he needed to hear more from the talented singer. He then broke out into a rendition of Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me.” The judges listened, enraptured by his interesting bluesy twist on the song and gave him the three passes he needed.

Jerry Lee Lewis

At the time of the audition, Tolliver was selected to play the role of Jerry Lee Lewis in the Las Vegas production of “Million Dollar Quartet” which went down a storm with the Las Vegas crowds.

Tolliver went on to become the opening act for one of his greatest heroes, Jerry Lee Lewis, playing his trademark rock and roll style throughout America. He has a drive to ensure the piano rock style is kept alive and kicking for generations to come.

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If you would like to see more from this incredibly gifted pianist, subscribe to his YouTube channel or follow his Facebook page.You can also visit his official website by clicking here.

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