Posted by Erica April 17, 2012

Walk off the Earth is a Canadian indie band from Burlington, Ontario who've gained worldwide success by making low-budget music videos of covers and originals. The band built their fan base with no help from record labels, booking agents or management. The band is best known for their covers of popular music on YouTube, using uncommon instruments such as the Ukulele and the Theremin, as well as looping samples and Auto-tune technology. This group's success started after they started covering songs of The Gregory Brothers.

The video of their cover of Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know" became  popular on YouTube recently. In the video, the five musicians are shown playing a single guitar. The video had over 80 million views in two months and both Gotye and his co-singer on the song, Kimbra had positive things to say about the video.

I just have to say that these people are fucking awesome. Real musical talent is hard to find, especially with all of the fake bullshit that becomes mainstream now a days. You can really tell that these people LOVE what they do.

Here is a list of the band members and the variety of instruments each of them play.

  • Gianni Luminati - Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Banjo, Kazoo, Keys, Drums, Vocals, Theremin, Beatbox, Xylophone, Cigar Box Guitar
  • Ryan Marshall - Guitar, Ukulele, Vocals, Trumpet
  • Mike Taylor (Widely known as "Beard Guy" and "Beard Man") – Keyboards
  • Joel Cassady – Drums, Cigar Box Guitar
  • Sarah Blackwood - Guitar, Electric Guitar, Kazoo, Ukulele, Banjo, Bass, Vocals, Piano, Glockenspiel, Tamborine, Cigar Box Guitar

The band has also covered "Someone Like You" by Adele, "Party Rock Anthem" by LMFAO, and dozens of other tracks. Be sure to follow them on twitter, like them on facebook, subscribe to their youtube channel and check here for tour dates.


Similar posts

  • Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 4:05am
    After what seems like an age Black Mask Comics finally release 'Four Kids Walk into a Bank', a five issue mini-series about, well, four kids who walk into a bank.
  • Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 8:25pm
    "A vegan cooking show from the Abyss" is how the Vegan Black Metal Chef describes his YouTube channel.
  • Monday, March 4, 2013 - 3:27pm
    I found something on YouTube that has been haunting me for close to 24 hours now. The video features a crazed pink face nibbling on the finger of a woman. I mean, I know it's not alive or anything BUT the face smiles, and frowns and looks freaky as it munches on this finger! And it's eyes!
leftClutter is a FREE monthly print publication covering all things Designer Toy and Sub-Culture art. Founded in 2004 in the good old United Kingdom, Clutter moved to NYC in 2009 where it continues to grow. Pick up a copy here.

Newsletter Sign Up!