George Ross

Billed as ‘The Topsy-Turvy Pianist’ and the ‘One-Man Music Hall’, George Ross appeared at the Hippodrome as part of a variety show in May 1913 along with Dorothy Ward and Shaun Glenville. His performance as a pianist was taken to the next level by the positions in which he played it, one of which was whilst standing on his head, earning him his nickname. One review stated that George “shows there are more ways of playing a piano than one – that is for the acrobatically inclined.”