Grandma's spoons a YouTube sensation
Thu, 24 May 2012 10:53p.m.
An Australian grandmother has become a YouTube sensation for her rather unusual musical talent.
Deb Perry, 64, a farmer from Western Australia, plays the spoons and she's become a world wide sensation.
Ms Perry loves to spoon, and not the cuddling type.
She has been playing the spoons for decades and made the finals of Australia's Got Talent in 2008.
“I want to show people that you don't have to play the spoons to boring old Irish jigs, put on your CD of techno or whatever and just get a pair of spoons out of the draw and have some fun.”
But it's her latest video that's made Ms Perry an internet sensation.
“I’ve discovered a band called the Black Keys and the favourite track that I like is called “Lonely Boy”. It’s a great little rock in roll track it's a classic number.”
In the past month the video has had almost a million views on YouTube.
She's been contacted by Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien and featured on Perez Hilton’s and Ellen Degeneres' websites.
But she denies she is an international star.
“No I’m not really, I’m just Deb.”
She began playing the spoons in the 70s after an encounter at a wine bar.
“An elderly man used to come in with a pair of spoons, he was probably my age, with a pair of spoons on his pocket and I play percussion anyway, I’m a drummer and I just said ‘how do I do this’?”
She didn't just try to do it, she mastered it.
Deb “spoons" Perry has made headlines in America, Germany and France and she has no plans to stop spooning anytime soon.
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