The Piano Guys are YouTube sensations that really captured my attention. I recently found out about them when they performed live on Jay Leno. They’re a group of five guys that are known for their amazing original music videos and covers.
This is some information I found on their website:
But it’s the Guys’ highly original blend of classical music with pop that has really been the cause of an Internet phenomenon that has now brought them to their major label debut album, The Piano Guys, to be released on Sony Masterworks on October 2nd, 2012.
But just who are The Piano Guys? Actually, there’s only one piano player, Jon Schmidt, and one other instrumentalist, Steven Sharp Nelson, on cello. Yet the other three – Paul Anderson, Tel Stewart and Al van der Beek – are equally significant members of the group. The Piano Guys’ name comes from Anderson’s piano store in St. George, Utah, which was called The Piano Guys.
Here’s their version of One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful.”