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: