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Little Boots plays Tenori-on on BBC Breakfast

Little Boots gives people eating their cornflakes a taste of the Tenori-on.
Little Boots gives people eating their cornflakes a taste of the Tenori-on.

Hipster-friendly music technology and cosy sofa chat collided in slightly bizarre fashion yesterday morning when electro-pop queen Little Boots breezed into the BBC Breakfast studio to play her Yamaha Tenori-on.

Presenters Bill Turnbull and Susanna Reid looked bemused and impressed in equal measure as they watched Ms Boots (AKA Victoria Hesketh) perform Stuck On Repeat, at one point asking: "You're not playing Tetris are you?".

To her credit, Little Boots managed to ignore the presenters' wilful fuddy-duddyness and turn in a creditable performance, which you can watch in the video below.

The Tenori-on section gets going just after the three minute mark.

I’m the Group Content Manager for MusicRadar, specialising in all things tech. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 20 of which I’ve also spent writing about music technology.