Talented Isabella plays for Jools

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A talented blind pianist from Swineshead was invited by celebrity musician Jools Holland to play for him ahead of one of his shows.

Nine-year-old Isabella King, who was born blind, already demonstrates exceptional skill on the ivories.

Her talents were noticed by the manager of the Embassy Theatre in Skegness who showed a video of the youngster to Jools Holland.

Mr Holland was equally impressed and invited Isabella and her mum Elizabeth to a private meet-and-greet to show off her keyboard skills before his show at the venue.

It was while watching a BBC documentary on Jools Holland that mum Elizabeth noticed many similarities with her daughter: “It struck a chord with me as he said something about his need to play the piano helped put everything in order for him during quite a chaotic childhood, something I have said many times too about Isabella,” she said.

“I just think they are so similar, except that Isabella is blind.

“It’s been the most amazing experience. I’m sure she’ll be asking if Jools is coming again next week!”