Quartet fake inaugural performance

Not only did Barack Obama end up taking his Presidential Oath twice it has now been revealed that the...

U.S President Barack Obama gives his inaugural address during his inauguration as the 44th President of the United States of America on the West Front of the Capitol January 20, 2009 in Washington, DC. Picture: Gallo Images/Getty Images

Not only did Barack Obama end up taking his Presidential Oath twice it has now been revealed that the musicians who played at his inauguration were ’faked’.

Due to the weather being so cold the quartet’s instruments would not tune properly forcing them to play along to a taped recording.

An Inaugural Ceremonies spokesperson said they were not trying to fool anyone.