Spoons Perry rocks the Opera House in world record attempt

Local South West spoons playing legend Deb Perry thrilled an audience of more than two thousand people at the Sydney Opera House on Wednesday May 25 in an attempt to break the current Guinness World record of the largest spoons playing ensemble.

Excitement built in the 2500 strong crowd as they maintained a rhythm to Paul Kelly’s ‘I’ve done all the dumb things’ for a full five minutes.

A charged up Spoons Perry said it was an incredible experience and she was sure that they would better the current record of one thousand nine hundred and eighty people in a spoon ensemble. 

“That was one of the most incredible experiences of my life,” she said.

“Performing at the Sydney Opera House has always been a dream of mine.

“This is the biggest crowd I have ever performed in front of and it really felt like everyone kept in time.”

The crowd was part of the annual innovative TEDx Sydney platform and they clearly fell in love with Deb and her spoon playing antics.

“It was great teaching everyone to play the spoons,” Mrs Perry said.

“Two thousand five hundred people at the Sydney Opera House was not much different to teaching a class of local school kids or a group in aged care, it is still the same joy on everyone's face.

“The atmosphere was electric and if I’d asked the audience do do another song, they would have jumped at the chance.”

Footage of the performance will be sent to England for assessment by the Guinness Book of Records team to determine if Australia has set a new world record.

You can view the footage of the performance on the TEDx Sydney website at tedxsydney.com.