Brit Award winner Tom Odell suffered a sinking sensation when he made a triumphant return to Los Angeles.
The 22-year-old singer-songwriter played to a sold-out house at the historic Troubadour in West Hollywood, but had to interrupt his set before his show-stopping finale of Another Love because of his sinking piano stool.
"I don't know if you noticed, but I was gradually getting smaller through that last song," he joked to the crowd, which included Revenge star Nick Wechsler.
After a suitable alternative was provided, the Critics' Choice Award winner completed his set to rapturous whoops and cheering.
He opened the hour-long show with a cover of Randy Newman's I Love L.A, before moving on to tracks from his debut EP Songs From Another Love, which was only released in America last week.
During a performance of Supposed To Be he abandoned his usual piano to pick up a guitar, confessing: "I'm going to try playing the guitar. I'm not very good because I've not been doing it that long but I will give it a go."
He will move on to San Francisco, Seattle, Portland and Vancouver before returning to London to support the Rolling Stones in Hyde Park this summer.