When Ed Sheeran invited Irish stage hand to perform with him in New York


Ed Sheeran welcomed his Irish stage hand on stage to play piano on one of his hits at a recent gig in New York. Like him or not, you have to admit that Sheeran has style, and seems quite a nice fellah as well.

Sheeran was performing in front of a full house at the TD Garden Arena when he started chatting to the crowd between songs.

He told them: “I have a guy who works in my tour as a carpenter and I found out the other day that he played piano and not only that he played piano but he played piano very, very well.

“I have a song that’s on my album which has piano on it that I wish I could play live. Now when I say I can play piano, I can play it to a standard of rehearsing it a lot in a recording studio and recording it but I don’t feel like it’s good enough for people to pay money to see.

“I asked PJ would he play piano with me on stage about a month ago. He said absolutely not so I asked him again and he said no.

“Well I’m quite a persuasive person so would you welcome to the stage Mr PJ Smith.”

Smith then enters the stage to rapturous applause and cheers from the audience.

He sits down at the keyboard and expertly plays with Ed as they performed ‘How Would You Feel’ to the thrilled crowd.

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By Andrew Moore

Andrew Moore is a writer for Irish Music Daily and Ireland Calling. His favourite Irish music bands are the Dropkick Murphys and the Pogues.