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") â Keyboards
- Joel Cassady â 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.
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