Tuesday, February 26, 2013

In Concert!

I'm so excited!  The Piano Guys are going on tour!!  And they're going to be here in Northern Virginia in October!!!  And so I think we probably will actually go to see them in concert!!!!

I haven't posted here much about them, I don't think.  Silly me!  Cowboy discovered them a couple of years ago when he was searching YouTube for a video to amuse the kids.  We've been devoted fans ever since -- we have two of their albums and have bought a bunch of their mp3s from their store too.  Their name is a little misleading -- most of their stuff is done by one piano guy (Jon Schmidt) and one cello guy (Steven Sharp Nelson).  Some of the songs are one or the other of them, but most are both together.  They write their own arrangements, often pairing a pop song with a classical one.  They do a fair number of movie themes too.  Here's their Lord of the Rings medley:



Did I mention their videos?  Their amazing, how-did-they-get-a-grand-piano-there videos?  The above medley is not entirely representative of their style, as it's pretty much a straight medley, not a jazzed-up or bounced-up or rocked-out version of the music.  This video is more like their usual style:



That happens to be my kids' favorite song ever, thanks to that video :-)  Please, go visit their YouTube channel if you like this kind of music -- you will not be disappointed!

Okay, I just have to share one more video, just because I've been on such a Les Miserables kick lately.  Here's their version of "Bring Him Home," another fairly straight-forward piece:

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  1. How cool for you!! I know how much you enjoy their music. That will be really cool to see them live.

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    1. I know! And I think the kids will be agog :-)

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  2. The Piano Guys!!! I recently discovered them somehow on YouTube, and have been a HUGE fan ever since. I hope you get to see them live!!!

    And you love Les Mis! So do I! Did you see the latest version in theaters? It made my heart soar. :)

    And yes, I am making my way to your BBC Jane Eyre movie review, but when I saw the Piano Guys, I had to read. And comment. ;)

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    1. A friend introduced me to the Les Mis musical in college, and I would listen to her copy of the soundtrack over and over and over while studying. I loved the new movie -- go here to read my review. I'm currently pouting that it didn't win Best Picture or Best Actor :-(

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    2. I KNOW!!! I was a bit incredulous that they didn't get an award for either of those categories, too!!! But wasn't the performance at the Oscars awards AMAZING?! :)

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    3. Alas, I didn't get to see the Oscars because we don't get any TV channels. I'll have to look for that sequence on YouTube!

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  3. Yeah, we don't have tv either, but I watched it on hulu for free! (Not even hulu plus, just regular hulu!) I really didn't appreciate the language and suggestive remarks, though...But what could I expect? That's Hollywood.

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    1. Awesome! I never thought to check Hulu. Thanks for the tip!

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