The YouTube supergroup The Piano Guys consists of four Mormon dads from Utah “who quit their day jobs three years ago in pursuit of an online career that has already netted them millions.” Only one of them is actually a pianist. The others are a cellist, videographer and music producer. They hit it big on YouTube by performing cover songs and mashups (Jackson 5 and Bach) surrounded by breathtaking scenery. On the Great Wall of China, below the Christ the Redeemer statue in Brazil.
They now have a record deal with Sony and are performing at New York City’s prestigious Carnegie Hall. Next on their video locale list is Chichen Itza in Mexico and the Colosseum in Italy. But as Steven Sharp Nelson of the group says, “Artists tend to get jaded when they do too much touring.” What they really want to do is “focus on the worth of a soul, that never gets old.”