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The Piano Guys in Vancouver

The Piano Guys in Vancouver. at ALLIANCE lockhart, we wanted to share the news that The Piano Guys will perform on Wednesday: October 4, 2017 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre - Vancouver, BC
The Piano Guys, made up of Jon Schmidt, Steven Sharp Nelson, Paul Anderson and Al van der Beek, are a music group that have built up a following on YouTube, uploading enchanting piano and cello versions of popular songs since 2010.

  • The Piano Guys formed in a piano shop when piano shop owner, Paul Anderson had a visit from Jon Schmidt who walked in an enquired about practising there for an upcoming show. A couple of months later, they started making videos together for fun. With the collaboration with Al Van Der Beek assuming the role of technician, they began to post a music video each week. To date, all of their videos have over 750,000 views, and since October 2014, The Piano Guys’ YouTube channel had amassed half a billion in views, with over three million subscribers. At the YouTube awards, the band won the “Most Up-and-Coming Channel” award in the YouTube “On the Rise” contest, with their “Michael Meets Mozart” video.

    As of September 2012, they announce that they had been signed by Sony Records, who would later release a their eponymous album “The Piano Guys”. The album featured one of the bands biggest trademarks, which is combining covers of current pop songs with of renditions classical works, for example, the opening track is “Titanium/Pavanne”. Their version of “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri has reached over 37,000,000 views on YouTube. The album also features versions of “Rolling in the Deep” by Adele and “What Makes You Beautiful” by One Direction too. On May 7th 2013, they released “The Piano Guys 2” which made it to number 38 on the US Billboard 200 and number 1 on the Classical Albums Chart. The track list includes a version of “Mission Impossible” featuring their contemporary, Lindsay Sterling, and Bruno Mars’ “Just the Way You Are”