Theoretically, the Piano Guys will be the duo of pianist Jon Schmidt and cellist Steven Clear Nelson, yet they’re also a 21st hundred years multimedia collective which includes Paul Anderson and studio engineer and writer Al van der Beek. Collectively they create musical and video gems that mash up traditional styles with pop tunes that have produced the group’s YouTube route probably one of the most frequented on earth. The group experienced its origins in St. George, Utah, where Anderson possessed a piano store. Schmidt walked in a single time and asked if he could practice using one from the pianos for the next concert. Shortly Anderson and Schmidt had been recording and producing videos jointly, and by adding Nelson, posting these to YouTube. Issues continuing to grow and expand creatively with truck der Beek aboard, as well as the collective’s productions became joyous, thoughtful, and gorgeous interactive musical movies that received an incredible number of YouTube strikes and brought the Piano Men worldwide interest. After a self-released debut in 2011 known as Strikes, Vol. 1, an eponymous record made an appearance in 2012 via Sony Masterworks. It had been accompanied by Piano Men 2 in 2013 and any occasion album, Family Xmas, in 2014. Released that same season, Wonders became the duo’s highest-charting record to time, peaking at the quantity 12 i’m all over this the Billboard 200. 2 yrs afterwards, the quartet came back with their 6th studio record, Uncharted. Coinciding using a sold-out present at London’s Royal Albert Hall, the group released their initial best-of compilation, GREAT UP TO NOW, in middle-2017. The record included a re-recording from the monitor “(It’s Gonna End up being) Okay,” which highlighted visitor vocals from Sir Cliff Richard.