Simon Cowell bemused by keytar trio

The Brett Domino Trio: purveyors of geek chic.
The Brett Domino Trio: purveyors of geek chic.

With Roland's AX-Synth set to be 2009's must-have gadget for music technology fashionistas, it's safe to say that the keytar is back.

However, news of the much-maligned instrument's resurgence has yet to reach Simon Cowell, who couldn't quite get a handle on The Brett Domino Trio's shtick when they auditioned for ITV's Britain's Got Talent.

Led by - of course - a keytar-wielding Brett Domino, the threesome ran through a lo-fi version of Michael Jackson's Beat It, impressing judge Amanda Holden but leaving Cowell bewildered.

Despite the pop mogul's reservations, Brett and his cohorts were voted through to the next round, ensuring that the keytar will take another step towards mainstream acceptance soon.

The band have posted a clip of their Britain's Got Talent performance on YouTube - you can watch it below.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. 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, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.