Is it music to your ears that next Sunday sees the start of the new season of ‘Pianoscapes’ concerts in Pershore, with keyboard player Chris Long?

A spokesman said: “Chris is a well-seasoned musician who has played internationally as a soloist and with a wide range of well-known musicians over the years - having trod the boards with members of the Pogues and Kula Shaker, as well as Damon Albarn and Gorillaz, Chris brings his eclectic musical tastes to these unique monthly Sunday afternoon concerts.”

The son of an accordion-playing monk from County Waterford (which is apparently true!) and a performer and composer from an early age, Chris’s journey in music has taken him “through wide-ranging musical situations, and many roles”.

He has worked with internationally renowned conductor Andre de Ridder, at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and the Theatre Du Chatelet, Paris; he has given recitals of Classical, Romantic and Contemporary piano music across the UK and Europe.

Chris said: “Pianoscapes is a sonic odyssey that takes listeners backwards, forwards and sideways through time.

“I’ll be performing a mixture of music from all period of music - Baroque, Romantic, ancient and contemporary, and my goal is simply to refresh the souls of those who come to listen.”

This is where Bob Marley meets Bach, while Radiohead brush shoulders with Rachmaninoff; and “improvisation is always on the menu too”.

The first concert of 2020 is actually this Sunday (January 26) at 2.30pm in St Andrew’s Centre, Pershore. Tickets are available on the door.