Ashleigh’s mom, Tracey, and I have been looking for musicians for Ashleigh’s wedding. As some of you may know, I’m a classically trained violinist, have been playing since I was just under 4 years old, reading music before I could read words. So, Ashleigh, Tracey and Matt have been looking to me to help them pick out music and musicians for the wedding.
Well, last night, Tracey texted me and said to search for 2cellos on youtube, saying maybe we should hire them for the wedding. Knowing we had already chosen and hired the musicians, and the fact that she told me to search youtube, I figured it must be something interesting and worth looking into.
These guys, called 2Cellos, are amazing and so unbelievably passionate and talented! Trust me, I know from watching them that the technique and talent they have, is not something born overnight.
Musicians Luca Sulic and Stjepan Hauser are from Croatia and in the past three months, they have received over 5 million hits on youtube for their video of Michael Jackson’s, Smooth Criminal. Their first album has songs including Where the Streets Have No Name (U2), Welcome to the Jungle (Guns N’ Roses), Human Nature (Michael Jackson) and Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana). They have toured Italy, Croatia, Canada, England and are coming back to the United States to tour with Elton John very soon. I would love to see them in person, taking very popular songs from highly acclaimed artists and re-making them to fit, simply, 2cellos.
Watch them, you may or may not enjoy, but I certainly did!
Happy Weekend Y’all!