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Thursday, August 18, 2005

CALL ME BERRY LEE LEWIS

Great little interest story out of Scotland…

FRUIT picker Pavel Andoga can afford to chuck the berries after he was "discovered" tinkling the ivories in a music shop. The poor Czech student came to Scotland to make a few quid harvesting fruit but found himself signed up by a theatre group. Now he's got the posh threads to match his style after fans had a whip-round to kit him out for his big debut. Pavel, 20, arrived in Scotland two months ago to earn money to help him through his university music course. His take-home pay was just £15 for a back-breaking eight-hour day.

But his luck changed during some time off from the fields when he sat down at a keyboard in the Abbey Music shop in Arbroath town centre Special Owner Terry Wood said: "Before long, the shop was full of people and there were dozens listening from the street." Comedian and impresario Ronnie Coburn immediately booked Pavel for his show. He said: "Although I have heard a lot of musicians, when I heard Pavel I realised he was a bit special."

On Tuesday, Pavel appeared in Breath Of Scotland at the Webster Theatre, Arbroath. He played four numbers - The Entertainer, Let It Be, Autumn Leaves and a Czech tune called Jazz Etude. Pavel said: "It was great and I think from the audience's reaction they really enjoyed it. But I still can't believe what has happened. I sat down in a music shop to play for fun and ended up on the stage"

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