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.
The Piano Guys became an internet sensation by way of their immensely successful series of strikingly original self-made music videos, which have so far netted nearly 300 million YouTube views (and 500,000 new views a day). They’ve made over 35 since joining forces in early 2011, including their hit video, an innovative 10-handed version of One Direction’s What Makes You Beautiful. Their most recent video, Mission Impossible, featuring violin sensation Lindsey Stirling, continues to build momentum with over 1.5M views in a month. 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 brought them to their major label debut album, The Piano Guys.
This fall, The Piano Guys bring their innovative performance to the live concert stage of The Chicago Theatre on Friday, October 17. Showtime is 7:30pm.