If you were one of those kids who gave up on your piano lessons, then here’s a group that will surely leave you wallowing in regret. And not to mention, this is a group made up of fully grown married men.
Behind the grand piano lies a bunch of humble guys
Nonetheless The Piano Guys aren’t just a group of self-made celebrities whom suburban housewives can swoon over. Since their debut album in December 2011, they have rapidly become a YouTube sensation and a musical milestone, earning the affection from audiences of all ages, all around the world.
And now all the way from their home state of Utah, USA, The Piano Guys will soon be making their stop in Singapore at The Star Theatre on 2 September.
Tickets go on sale through Sistic on 26 July, so if you’re booking your tickets online, we sure hope your clicking fingers are as nimble as these contemporary pianists.
The Piano Guys - making classical music fun all over again
In case you’ve yet to have a listen to any of their three full-length albums, The Piano Guys aren’t your typical classical musicians dabbling in Mozart and Beethoven. Though while these influences make an appearance in their recordings, the group is most well-known for their unique spins of modern day hits.
From Coldplay’s “Paradise” to Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep”, to even a sensational rendition of David Guetta’s “Titanium”, it’s no wonder why The Piano Guys have taken the world by storm, combining pop culture tunes with a Baroque twist.
Their most outstanding YouTube video features a live performance of One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful”, with a staggering 23 million views. And what’s incredibly prominent in its popularity isn’t in the group’s casual delivery nor their complex arrangement, but the remarkable feat of having five guys share one grand piano.
The Piano Guys demonstrating the different ways to use a piano
This inventive technique of performing adds yet another entertaining feature to their live repertoire. Part STOMP, part show choir, all revolving around a piano and a cello accompaniment.
So if you’re looking for one reason (or a hundred considering how these guys play) to pick up the piano again, get your inspiration fix with The Piano Guys.
The Piano Guys in Singapore | Date: 2 Sep | Time: 8pm | Venue: The Star Theatre | Tickets: $128, $108, $88 at www.sistic.com.sg