Mary Berry can bake. Mary Berry can cook. Mary Berry can host a television show. But, did you know that Mary Berry can play the drums…sort of?
Our love for the matriarch of British baking has reached epic proportions after she made an appearance at her first-ever music festival last summer. In what could have been a disastrous and embarrassing concert stage debut, 83-year-old Mary Berry joined English singer-songwriter Rick Astley onstage where she played the drums while he sang.
The unlikely duo first met last year when Berry asked the singer to help her cook at the Camp Bestival music festival. Before the event was over, Astley was teaching Mary all about drums and encouraged her to give it a whirl. In true Mary Berry fashion, the opted to use wooden spoons instead of drumsticks for practice.
The former Great British Bake Off judge made it clear that drumming was way out of her element. “It’s the most difficult thing in the world,” she told Astley. But, she eventually promised to join him onstage during his headlining set, a promise that he held her to…..and boy, are we glad he did as it pretty much made our year.
Concert attendees took to social media to praise Berry’s performance…and rightfully so.
Watch Mary Berry’s concert debut in the video below.