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Tour Dates

04/25/2019Brady Theater / Tulsa, OK
04/26/2019Robinson Performance Hall / Little Rock, AR
04/27/2019The Theatre at Grand Prairie / Grand Prairie, TX
04/30/2019Tobin Center / San Antonio, TX
05/01/2019Revention Music Center / Houston, TX
05/02/2019Wagner Noel Arts Center / Midland, TX
05/03/2019Abraham Chavez Theater / El Paso, TX
05/04/2019Kiva Auditorium / Albuquerque, NM
06/03/2019Budapest Festival Orchestra / Budapest, Hungary
06/05/2019AFAS Live / Amsterdam Zuidoost, Netherlands
06/07/2019Zitadelle Mainz / Mainz, Germany
06/08/2019Mitsubishi Electric Halle / Dusseldorf, Germany
06/10/2019Samsung Hall / Zurich, Switzerland
06/11/2019SEC Armadillo / Glasgow, UK
06/14/2019Kenwood House / London, UK
08/14/2019Marymoor Park / Redmond, WA
08/15/2019Oregon Zoo Aphitheater / Portland, OR
08/16/2019Outlaw Field at Idaho Botanical Garden / Boise, ID
08/17/2019Portneuf Health Trust Amphitheatre / Pocatello, ID
08/20/2019Red Rocks Amphitheatre / Morrison, CO
09/05/2019American Music Theatre / Lancaster, PA
09/06/2019Filene Center at Wolf Trap / Vienna, VA
09/07/2019Beacon Theatre / New York, NY
09/10/2019State Theatre / New Brunswick, NJ
09/11/2019PPAC / Probidence, RI
09/12/2019The Met Philadelphia / Philadelphia, PA
09/13/2019State Theatre / Easton, PA
09/14/2019Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts / Storrs, CT
11/14/2019Orpheum Theatre / Minneapolis, MN
11/15/2019Coronado Performing Arts Center / Rockford, IL
11/19/2019The Fabulous Fox / St. Louis, MO
11/20/2019Miller Auditorium / Kalamazoo, MI
11/21/2019Midland Center For The Arts / Midland, MI
11/22/2019Genesee Theatre / Waukegan, IL
11/23/2019Louisville Palace Theatre / Louisville, KY

The Piano Guys: Bio

What do you get when you mix up a marketing genius that does video, a studio engineer that writes music, a pianist that had a successful solo career, and a cellist that does pretty much everything? The Piano Guys: a miraculous meeting of "guys" with the same intrinsic purpose – to make a positive impact in the lives of people all over the world through music videos.

It all started in a piano store in a little Southern Utah town called Saint George. Paul Anderson, the store's owner, was looking for a new, unconventional way to market pianos. The name of the piano store? The Piano Guys. Paul embarked upon a self-guided study of social marketing and started a YouTube channel and a Facebook page. He had seen videos "go viral" and was fascinated by this exponential phenomenon. He set out to engage potential customers with music videos that were entertaining and that showcased the pianos he had in his store – envisioning "viral videos" doing his marketing for him. Paul was an ambitious, talented risk taker and felt inspired that if he could find the right people to work with he could create the number one music video channel in the world.

In walked Jon Schmidt. Literally. Jon had built a career in solo piano performance and had a concert in the St. George area. He asked Paul if he could practice on one of the store's pianos in preparation for his gig that night. Paul explained his idea to Jon and asked if he would be willing to be in a video promoting both the store and Jon's music. It was a win-win. Jon brought so much to the table. He had experienced the "music business" first hand. He had a gift for combining multiple genres of music in such an entertaining way that he had captivated and captured a broad, substantial fan base.

Enter Steven Sharp Nelson. When Steve was 15 years old he met Jon when they had shared the stage at a concert in which they were both performing. Steve started joining Jon at more and more of his concerts. This rapidly grew into a great friendship and a complementary stage chemistry that had audiences in stitches and in tears in two songs or less. Steve was a multi-instrumentalist that had pioneered a new approach to the cello and to songwriting. And his ADHD-fueled creative mind contained a queue of song and video ideas waiting to be produced.

Then came Al van der Beek. Al showed up on Steve's doorstep to help when Steve was moving in just down the street. Al had heard Steve was a musician and he invited his new neighbor to his home where he housed a decked-out studio. Steve and Al began writing tunes together and discovered a supernatural songwriting partnership. Al's studio and his engineering skills were to become the most important music-writing tool for The Piano Guys, except of course for Al himself, whose innate ability for songwriting had an essential sleek edge to it.

Meanwhile, back at the piano store, employee Tel Stewart, who started as a piano mover, was just completing a degree in videography. His videography and editing skills rounded out TPG's beginnings and made it possible to include special effects like the "Steve clones" and lightsaber cello bows! Jeremy Crawford, who also worked at the store, was arguably the best and most fearless piano mover in the world (at least as far as we know!) Without Jeremy, our Piano Stunt Coordinator, no one would have ever asked the question that we get so often, "How the heck did they get the piano up there?" Jeremy also stepped up to fill an important operations role as TPG grew so fast we couldn't keep up. Shaye Scott, a friend of Paul's, also jumped onboard during the genesis of TPG helping out wherever he could, then left for a year, and came back to lend his videography talent and quirky humor for the group. Currently, Paul and Shaye are producing and filming the videos as Tel has left the company to start his own endeavors.

Our story is a miracle. We're just a bunch of ordinary "guys" playing classically influenced instrumental music in videos that showcase incredible locations. And we're doing well on YouTube?? There are so many coincidences that the summation of each circumstance transcends "happenstance." We do not take credit for our successes. We cannot. To do so would defy reason. We thank God, our families, and the people who have supported us by sharing our videos, purchasing our music, and encouraging us through comments and messages. Our mission will always be to produce music videos that inspire, uplift, and make the world a better place. If we can make a positive impact in even one person's life it has all been worth it to us.

1 Begin Again
2 Rockelbel's Canon
3 Mission Impossible
4 Lord of the Rings
5 Berlin
6 All of Me
7 Just the Way You Are
8 Nearer My God to Thee
9 Waterfall
10 Charlie Brown Medley
11 Me and My Cello (Happy Together)
12 Twinkle Lullaby
Mission Impossible (Piano/Cello/Violin) ft. Lindsey Stirling

The Piano Guys are back with a new album, The Piano Guys - Volume 2, with their unique take on music from Pachelbel to The Turtles to Bruno Mars, available on Portrait, Sony Masterworks' new adult contemporary imprint. Also available is the Deluxe version which includes the CD plus the 12 corresponding music videos - available for the first time on DVD! The recording features imaginative mash-ups and arrangements that made their last album so successful, plus a few original recordings including the previously unreleased song 'Berlin' as well as 'Waterfall,' creating an incomparable style that appeals to audiences from all walks of life and across generations.

28 Total Stations/Shows
SYND:
60 Second CD
Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Albuquerque, Long Island NY, Jacksonville FL