The Piano Guys
Volume 2Sony Masterworks
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1 Begin Again
2 Rockelbel's Canon
3 Mission Impossible
4 Lord of the Rings
6 All of Me
7 Just the Way You Are
8 Nearer My God to Thee
10 Charlie Brown Medley
11 Me and My Cello (Happy Together)
12 Twinkle Lullaby
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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.
The Piano Guys return to Australia in 2023 / NOISE11What 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 littl...
The Piano Guys '10' is so Epic! / THE BANNER
Having spent the last decade together releasing chart-topping music, debuting stunningly original music videos and touring in sold-out venues across the globe, THE PIANO GUYS are celebrating their tenth anniversary as a group with the release of their tenth new album 10, on Sony Music Masterworks. The 2-disc album reflects on The Piano Guys' greatest career moments thus far with fifteen new...
The Piano Guys perform 'What Child Is This?' on ABC's GMA3
Having spent the last decade together releasing chart-topping music, debuting stunningly original music videos and touring in sold-out venues across the globe, THE PIANO GUYS are celebrating their tenth anniversary as a group with the release of their tenth new album 10 from Sony Music Masterworks. The 2-disc album reflects on The Piano Guys' greatest career moments thus far with...
As the live concert scene vanished, 'at home music-making' surges / The New York Times
When the coronavirus sequestered Americans at home and forced businesses to close, Hale Ryan braced himself for a financial winter. As the director of sales and marketing at Metroplex Piano in Dallas and a 30-year veteran of the piano business, he had seen other crises - like 9/11 and the 2008 recession - damage sales. When the lockdown began in March, Mr. Ryan said in a recent phone interview, "I though...
The Piano Guys, set for Kiva Auditorium / Albuquerque Journal
The Piano Guys are touring in support of their new EP, "In Times of Distress." Leading up to tour, Jon Schmidt is a practicing fool. "You can't stink when the people are buying tickets and coming to the show," he says with a laugh. "That wouldn't be right to get out on stage and not be ready for the show." For the past month, Schmidt has spent hours in front the piano going over a stack of material....
The Piano Guys to mash-up for Christmas at the Stiefel / Salina Journal
The Piano Guys, famous for their mash-ups of classical and pop pieces and unusual self-made music videos, will be in concert with "Christmas Together" at 8 p.m. Dec. 17 at the Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts, 151 S. Santa Fe. Since their debut in 2011, The Piano Guys have released five studio albums, two Christmas albums and a live album, as well as garnered 2 billion-plus global streams and 1.6 ...
The Piano Guys' most popular videos, now available as 'live home performances' for Yamaha Disklavier owners / Virtual-Strategy Magazine
Having amassed billions of views and millions of followers, The Piano Guys ( pianist Jon Schmidt, cellist Steven Sharp Nelson, video producer Paul Anderson and music producer Al van der Beek ) have become one of the most successful instrument music groups ever to grace the Internet, while capturing the hearts of music fans as they tour worldwide. The meteoric success of the "Guys" came about from more th...
The Piano Guys set for Shippensburg University's Luhrs Center / Herald-Mail Media
A YouTube sensation was born out of Paul Anderson's desire to promote pianos at his store in St. George, Utah. Anderson's fascination with viral videos inspired him to use his own skills as a videographer and producer to make promotional videos that would reach a large audience. He received help from three other men, Jon Schmidt (pianist and songwriter), Steven Sharp Nelson (cellist and songwrite...
You don't have to go to Hollywood or Vegas to find celebrities. Utah / KSL.com
You don't have to go to Hollywood or Las Vegas to find celebrities. Utah is filled with musicians, filmmakers and personalities who have found national and worldwide success on YouTube. Take The Piano Guys. Formed in St. George, a pianist, cellist, videographer, and producer/writer, have had huge success with covers and mashups that combine classical and contemporary music. With almost 6 million yo...
The Piano Guys 'Light The World' at NYC's YouTube Space / tubefilter
The Piano Guys are using their brilliant music to Light The World. That's the name of the quartet's latest concert, which benefits a pro-Mormon initiative and will stream live from YouTube Space NY beginning at 5 PM ET on December 12. With their melodious covers and their sharply-produced music videos, The Piano Guys - consisting of Jon Schmidt, Steven Sharp Nelson, Paul Anderson, and Al van der Beek...
Piano Guys 'Christmas Together' concert rocks Salt Lake City's - Vivint Arena / Daily Herald
If you ever told me that a time would come when I would be jamming out at an arena show featuring a piano and a cello with over 10,000 equally enthusiastic concert attendees, I'd probably tell you that you were crazy. Especially since the nearly packed house Friday night at The Piano Guys concert brought the attendance number closer to 20,000 at the newly renovated Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake Ci...
The Piano Guys - Christmas Together makes LA Times 'music for every mood this holiday' list
This year's bounty of holiday albums includes The Piano Guys, "Christmas Together" (Portrait). For anyone who finds the Mormon Tabernacle Choir too understated, the Piano Guys may just be your guys. They are musician-producers Al van der Beek, Paul Anderson, Steven Sharp Nelson and Jon Schmidt, and they leave no stop unpulled in this grandest-scale of Yuletide jam sessions. The orchestral and choral...
Win tickets to see The Piano Guys in San Diego - on Sunny 98.1
The Piano Guys are coming to San Diego! If you haven't heard of this youtube sensation, you definitely need to watch a couple of thier videos. Their recent Sony/Portrait release - Uncharted features all their recent hits, including "Fight Song/Amazing Grace" (video filmed in Scotland), "A Sky Full of Stars," "Hello/Lacrimosa," "Jungle Book/Sarabande" (video shot in Chichén Itzá, M...
Watch The Piano Puys on ABC - Good Morning America
With over a billion YouTube views of their more than 50 music videos,The Piano Guys have released their new album Uncharted(Sony - Portrait) which includes the upbeat new song "Okay" written by hit-makers Andy Grammer and Dave Bassett. Uncharted literally charts new territory for The Piano Guys. Continuing their "Wonders of the World" quest, they've shot three of their recent hit videos far...
One hit is as important as 1 million to The Piano Guys / Lexington Herald Leader
When The Piano Guys decide to cover a piece of popular music, cellist and songwriter Steven Sharp Nelson said, it has to pass a couple of important tests. The first is what they call "the Disney test," which is what they describe as a song that has themes and lyrics fit for all ages. "If the answer is no, it's completely ruled out, no questions asked," he said. The second test - a crucial part of the for...
Piano Guys release: 'Okay' video from new Sony Portrait album - Uncharted / Yahoo Finance
Global music internet sensation The Piano Guys, announce the release of their new album Uncharted (Portrait). Available for preorder now, Uncharted comes out October 28 and includes their brand new song "Okay." Written by hit-makers Andy Grammer and Dave Bassett, the upbeat track features TPG's own Al van der Beek on vocals. The music video for "Okay" just made its premiere on YouTube – c...
'The Piano Guys' reach 1 billion views on YouTube / Yahoo Finance
The Piano Guys celebrate a monumental landmark, reaching 1 Billion views on YouTube for their innovative music videos. On Saturday night at their concert at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, YouTube honored them with a plaque commemorating this exciting achievement. According to YouTube – just over 100 artist channels, including some of the biggest icons in the world, have reached the 1 billion vie...
The Piano Guys' release - Bring Him Home: A Memorial Day Dedication / Parent Herald
The Piano Guys' newly released cover of Les Miserables' "Bring Him Home," has already been having over 9.9 million views. They purposely released the cover of the song for the Memorial Holiday. Bring Him Home is an original composition by Claude-Michel Schonberg. Jon Schmidt, Al van der Beek and Steven Sharp Nelson made a brilliant arrangement of the piece. The Piano Guys have always been rel...
John Schmidt & Steven Sharp Nelson sit down with billboard
"I think we could write a book on serendipity, I think we really can. Just all the way through: how we met, how we came together, the tunes we put out and the ideas that come." That's John Schmidt, a, well, piano guy, who, along with partner Steven Sharp Nelson (a cello guy …), recently visited Billboard's New York studios. Together the duo forms the backbone of the Piano Guys, a coll...
Piano Guys shoot new vid at Chichen Itza / CLASSIC fm
The Piano Guys - Steven Sharp Nelson, Jon Schmidt, are a miraculous meeting to make a positive impact in the lives of people all over the world through music videos. The phenomenally successful classical music duo have ticked another wonder of the world off their bucket list. And this time there are added parrots. READ THE FULL CLASSIC fm ARTICLE WATCH THE VIDEO...
Piano Guys - Jon Schmidt and Steven Sharp Nelson discuss mixing careers & family life / billboard
John Schmidt and Steven Sharp Nelson of the pop/classical collective THE PIANO GUYS perform and discuss mixing their careers with family life "I think we could write a book on serendipity, I think we really can. Just all the way through: how we met, how we came together, the tunes we put out and the ideas that come." That's John Schmidt, a, well, piano guy, who, along with partner Steven Sharp N...
Spokane Public Radio to give away tickets to Piano Guys concert in April Membership Drawing
Social media users (Facebook especially) have probably seen at least one video made by The Piano Guys. Maybe it was Star Wars music played on electric cello using 'light saber' bows. Or five guys playing a pop song using mainly the strings of one piano. white instruments in an ice-white landscape playing Vivaldi's Winter mixed with that song from Disney's Frozen. The group is spearhea...
Piano Guys Release 'Hello/Lacrimosa' mashup featuring Adele and Mozart's Requiem
watch the video Musical Internet sensation, The Piano Guys, who have surpassed 800 million views on YouTube, release their latest music video, "Hello/Lacrimosa." The video can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/WZjFMj7OHTw In classic Piano Guys style, the video features a mashup of Adele's worldwide hit "Hello" and Mozart's beautiful requiem "Lacrimosa."&n...
The Piano Guys are playing all the right keys / CBS - Sunday Morning
They're not your average musical group, but they're not your average rock stars, either. Four Utah dads became piano movers of sorts, and in the process exploded into global music video sensations known as The Piano Guys. TPG continue their fairytale story of turning a musical hobby and friendship into an extremely successful worldwide career. They have climbed the Great Wall of China for th...
Piano Guys release video of Coldplay's 'Sky Full of Stars'@Salt Flats
The Piano Guys love highlighting the beauty of the Beehive State and their new video is no exception. In "When Stars and Salt collide," the band covers a Coldplay song called "Sky Full of Stars." They filmed the video at the Salt Flats. According to the video description, they knew where they wanted to record the video as soon as they finished writing the music. "What better venue than a ...
The Piano Guys Take On The Jurassic World Sonatas / TIME
The Jurassic World sonatas may have originated as part of the soundtrack to the uber-dino action flick Jurassic Park, but in the skilled hands of internet sensation the Piano Guys, the scores are heart-wrenching and beautiful. The Piano Guys are part of that rare corner of the internet where truly talented performers become viral video stars. For the uninitiated, the Piano Guys are fou...
The Piano Guys - Q&A with Time Out Hong Kong
Following the release of their fifth album Wonders at the end of last year, and with a tuneful 3.7 million YouTube subscribers, The Piano Guys are now getting ready to show Hong Kong just why they are so popular as they perform at AsiaWorld-Expo, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, and continue to embark on their global tour. We chat to The Piano Guys' pianist and songwri...
Joined by The Piano Guys, Shweta Subram becomes the youngest Indian vocalist to perfrom at Carnegie Hall / Zee News
Speaking about her experience, the Indo-Canadian playback singer said, "It was a blessing to perform at The Carnegie Hall to a sold out audience with The Piano Guys. The feedback and accolades I've been receiving is tremendous. It feels great! I'm ecstatic and thrilled about receiving an esteemed honor of this nature at such a young age. It isn't easy to get an opportunity to perform at Carne...
How Four Utah Dads Quit Their Day Jobs to Make Millions / Entrepreneur
Perched high atop the Great Wall of China, decked out in black-and-white Karate uniforms, two middle-aged dads from Utah -- one on piano, one on cello -- are jamming out to a musical mashup of Chopin and a cut from the Kung Fu Panda soundtrack. Banging their instruments blissfully as an ethereal fog descends around them, the performance, which is part hokey, part magical, has been viewed on YouTube m...
The Piano Guys want you Bach / KSL.com
We all know by now that The Piano Guys love to add a healthy dose of pop culture into their videos to draw in, for lack of a better phrase, a traditionally unconventional audience into the classical music world. They've battled good and evil with a "Star Wars" theme, jumped on the "Let It Go" bandwagon, and even nodded to British boy band One Direction, among many other things. The premise of their l...
The Piano Guys return to Utah for Christmas / The Salt Lake Tribune interview
What started in a St. George piano store five years ago has gone global. "How are we selling out concerts halls and even arenas in places like Singapore, Istanbul, Mexico and Vienna?" asked Steven Sharp Nelson, cellist for the Utah quartet known as The Piano Guys. "How have these videos worked out despite the challenges we've faced? We can't take credit. It's all been a string of answers to a trail o...
The Piano Guys - Wonders / Blogcritics review
The Piano Guys started out as YouTube sensations and have become immensely popular for their. mashup of popular and classical music. They should be called "The Piano and Cello Guys," really, since the actual musicians are Steven Sharp Nelson on electric cello and Jon Schmidt on piano. But I guess that had an unwieldy ring to it. The rest of the team consists of producer and videographer Paul Anderson and...
The Piano Guys play Hungary's Papp L?szl? Sportar?na / The Budapest Times
The Piano Guys are a quartet from the US state of Utah whose performances show that there are more than ways to "play" than hitting the keys and stepping on the pedals. They will show their unusual techniques when they arrive in Hungary on November 25 to play the Papp László Budapest Sportaréna. TPG's latest Sony Masterworks releases: Wonders, is a nod to the "Wonders of...
The Piano Guys - Wonders / Huffington Post interview
Music is a phenomenal creature. The power of harmonic sound provides an ever-present soundtrack to our lives. Through the greatest of joys and even the times of challenge, music - through song and sound - has the capability to unite us, define us, and undoubtedly, move us. There is no group that personifies this more at the moment than The Piano Guys. The vibrant ensemble includes pianist Jon Sch...
The Piano Guys on HLN's - Daily Share
Who would've thought it? One of the biggest stars on YouTube is a group of four dads, from Utah, playing classical music. Yep. They have 3.3 million subscribers. Justin Timberlake YouTube channel: 72,000. Even more impressive is how The Piano Guys turned web stardom into being legitimate music stars, selling out concerts around the world. How'd they do it? Mike Galanos finds out on HLN's - D...
The Piano Guys deconstruct strategy for viral video mashups / The Hollywood Reporter interview
The Piano Guys are about to hit a very high note - 500 million views on YouTube. So how did four dads from Utah collect over 3.3 million subscribers and debut their fourth studio album, Wonders, at the twelfth spot on the Billboard Top 200 earlier this month - their highest debut and biggest opening sales week to date? With a little help from Batman, One Direction and Swedish House Mafia. ...
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