Man vows to play piano non-stop until ex of four months takes him back

A heartbroken man who still loves his ex decided to do something out of the ordinary in the hopes of getting her back.

Luke Howard, a jilted musician, took to the heart of Bristol on Saturday to win back his love who he refers to as "Rapunzel" to hide her true name. The 34-year-old from Bath in England said he won’t stop playing his piano on College Green until she lets down her hair. Or gets a restraining order.

Luke's relationship with "Rapunzel" ended after just four months. He said the breakup "wasn’t anything nasty or bad" but just that life was "getting in the way". Playing his piano in public, he said, was his "last throw of the dice" to get her back. He admitted he didn’t know what the woman would do when she heard about the stunt. He simply needed to "let her know just how much" he loves her.

He said of their relationship: "If it was anything bad why we split up then I wouldn’t be doing this, but it’s the only thing I can think of doing. It just seems life just got in our way. It may sound whimsical but she completely changed my life. My entire world shifted.

"I know people in my situation will send flowers or text or write letters but that only ever seems to make things worse. I wanted to do something that she might see, to let her know how much I love her, that she can see it and then take it or leave it."

He vowed to continue belting out his heartache to passer-bys on College Green.

He said: "I’m just going to play. I was totally devastated and didn’t know what to do. The more I thought the worse it became and the only thing I could think to was play. I don’t know what will happen. She’s a very organised person, very practical and I’m just trying to show her I’m really serious about us. It’s a kind of off-the-cuff thing, and I just want her to know how much I love her, to give us a chance rather than leave it there. I’m not ready to throw in the towel just yet."

Luke set up a sign next to his piano for those interested to follow his emotional campaign called "For Love". An hour after Luke started playing on College Green, Bristol’s biggest protest for a generation started, so that meant he had a large audience, but he did not let the noise from the protesters stop him.

He added: "I’ll have a little sign up explaining why I’m doing it, and actually the fact this rally is going on might help get the word out."

He shared his Facebook and Instagram pages on the sign he placed beside his piano but all traces of the social media accounts have now vanished without a trace.

Watch him below.