Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Piano Guys

I have enjoyed watching and listening to The Piano Guys.  They have been together for just over a year, and have exploded in popularity on YouTube.  All are from Utah.  The group is made up of one piano player, Jon Schmidt, and one other instrumentalist, Steven Sharp Nelson, on cello.  The other three – Paul Anderson, Tel Stewart and Al van der Beek – are equally significant members of the group.  Read more about them on their website The Piano Guys.

Five guys from different walks of life with different skill sets, from different places -- each had built their own careers: a piano store owner/videographer (Paul Anderson), a music producer (Al van der Beek), a videographer/editor (Tel Stewart), a pianist (Jon Schmidt), and a cellist (Steven Sharp Nelson). But all with the same ambition: to inspire the world with the talents given them. Each met through seemingly-happenstance, but divinely-influenced circumstances. Combined, they had the tools, the passion, and the drive necessary to independently build one of the most successful music video production companies in the world. They are famous for taking their instruments (especially grand pianos) and video equipment to unbelievable places. But above all, ThePianoGuys love what they do -- and it shows. At the end of the day, they are ordinary guys that love their families and that thank God for the opportunity they have to do what they love.
                               -taken from The Piano Guys Official Channel

Enjoy listening to One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful (5 Piano Guys, 1 piano).  Be sure to read the Story Behind The Song below the video too, located on the YouTube page!