Hailing from Utah, ThePianoGuys became an Internet sensation by way of their immensely successful series of strikingly original self-made music videos. They’ve made 35 since joining forces a little more than a year ago, including their most recent hit video, an innovative 10-handed version of One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful.” But it’s the Guys’ highly original blend of classical music with pop that has really been the cause of an Internet phenomenon that has now brought them to their major label debut album, The Piano Guys, to be released on Sony Masterworks on October 2nd, 2012.
But just who are ThePianoGuys? Actually, there’s only one piano player, Jon Schmidt, and one other instrumentalist, Steven Sharp Nelson, on cello. Yet the other three – Paul Anderson, Tel Stewart and Al van der Beek – are equally significant members of the group. ThePianoGuys’name comes from Anderson’s piano store in St. George, Utah, which was called The Piano Guys.
In ThePianoGuys, van der Beek is charged with the studio operations, as well as co-writing and some vocal texturing, music arranging, “and a lot of percussion work,” adds Nelson. As for Tel Stewart, he was a piano mover when he began working with ThePianoGuys as its taciturn videography genius. “I wish people could get in Tel’s head, because I bet it would be an amazing place to explore!” says Nelson of Stewart, who relates that the average budget of ThePianoGuys’ videos is a lot less than people might perceive.
When:Wednesday, December 19, 2012
- 7:30 PM
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