Musician invited to play for reggae and jazz-loving cows

English piano player Ben Waters was invited to a farm close to Dorset to perform for cows to help them relax – as farm bosses claim their cows enjoy reggae and jazz.

The musician, who in the past has also performed with Ronnie Wood, Ray Charles, PJ Harvey and Shakin’ Stevens, said: “I’ve been locked down since March and haven’t done any work.”

Rex Fisher of Hollis Mead Organic Dairy, on the Somerset and Dorset border which supplies across the West Country, said: “I’d heard that cows love music.

“I spoke to the farm manager Ian. He confirmed that jazz and reggae were the cows’ favourite. I said I know the best jazz pianist there is and luckily he’s a local man – and lets get him down to perform for the cows.”

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