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Tour Dates

08/13/2019Britt Pavilion / Medford, OR
08/14/2019Marymoor Park / Redmond, WA
08/15/2019Oregon Zoo Aphitheater / Portland, OR
08/16/2019Outlaw Field at Idaho Botanical Garden / Boise, ID
08/17/2019Portneuf Health Trust Amphitheatre / Pocatello, ID
08/20/2019Red Rocks Amphitheatre / Morrison, CO
09/05/2019American Music Theatre / Lancaster, PA
09/06/2019Filene Center at Wolf Trap / Vienna, VA
09/07/2019Beacon Theatre / New York, NY
09/10/2019State Theatre / New Brunswick, NJ
09/11/2019PPAC / Probidence, RI
09/12/2019The Met Philadelphia / Philadelphia, PA
09/13/2019State Theatre / Easton, PA
09/14/2019Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts / Storrs, CT
11/14/2019Orpheum Theatre / Minneapolis, MN
11/15/2019Coronado Performing Arts Center / Rockford, IL
11/16/2019Orpheum Theater / Omaha, NE
11/19/2019The Fabulous Fox / St. Louis, MO
11/20/2019Miller Auditorium / Kalamazoo, MI
11/21/2019Midland Center For The Arts / Midland, MI
11/22/2019Genesee Theatre / Waukegan, IL
11/23/2019Louisville Palace Theatre / Louisville, KY
12/04/2019America First Event Center / Cedar City, UT
12/17/2019Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts / Salina, KS
12/18/2019Arvest Bank Theater at the Midland / Kansas City, MO
12/20/2019Vivint Smart Home Arena / Salt Lake City, UT
01/17/2020McCallum Theatre / Palm Desert, CA
01/18/2020McCallum Theatre / Palm Desert, CA
01/21/2020Gallo Center for the Arts / Modesto, CA
01/22/2020Microsoft Theater / Los Angeles, CA
01/23/2020San Diego Civic Theatre / San Diego, CA
01/24/2020San Jose Civic / San Jose, CA
01/25/2020Smith Center / Las Vegas, NV
05/02/2020Atwood Concert Hall / Anchorage, Alaska

The Piano Guys: Bio

What do you get when you mix up a marketing genius that does video, a studio engineer that writes music, a pianist that had a successful solo career, and a cellist that does pretty much everything? The Piano Guys: a miraculous meeting of "guys" with the same intrinsic purpose – to make a positive impact in the lives of people all over the world through music videos.

It all started in a piano store in a little Southern Utah town called Saint George. Paul Anderson, the store's owner, was looking for a new, unconventional way to market pianos. The name of the piano store? The Piano Guys. Paul embarked upon a self-guided study of social marketing and started a YouTube channel and a Facebook page. He had seen videos "go viral" and was fascinated by this exponential phenomenon. He set out to engage potential customers with music videos that were entertaining and that showcased the pianos he had in his store – envisioning "viral videos" doing his marketing for him. Paul was an ambitious, talented risk taker and felt inspired that if he could find the right people to work with he could create the number one music video channel in the world.

In walked Jon Schmidt. Literally. Jon had built a career in solo piano performance and had a concert in the St. George area. He asked Paul if he could practice on one of the store's pianos in preparation for his gig that night. Paul explained his idea to Jon and asked if he would be willing to be in a video promoting both the store and Jon's music. It was a win-win. Jon brought so much to the table. He had experienced the "music business" first hand. He had a gift for combining multiple genres of music in such an entertaining way that he had captivated and captured a broad, substantial fan base.

Enter Steven Sharp Nelson. When Steve was 15 years old he met Jon when they had shared the stage at a concert in which they were both performing. Steve started joining Jon at more and more of his concerts. This rapidly grew into a great friendship and a complementary stage chemistry that had audiences in stitches and in tears in two songs or less. Steve was a multi-instrumentalist that had pioneered a new approach to the cello and to songwriting. And his ADHD-fueled creative mind contained a queue of song and video ideas waiting to be produced.

Then came Al van der Beek. Al showed up on Steve's doorstep to help when Steve was moving in just down the street. Al had heard Steve was a musician and he invited his new neighbor to his home where he housed a decked-out studio. Steve and Al began writing tunes together and discovered a supernatural songwriting partnership. Al's studio and his engineering skills were to become the most important music-writing tool for The Piano Guys, except of course for Al himself, whose innate ability for songwriting had an essential sleek edge to it.

Meanwhile, back at the piano store, employee Tel Stewart, who started as a piano mover, was just completing a degree in videography. His videography and editing skills rounded out TPG's beginnings and made it possible to include special effects like the "Steve clones" and lightsaber cello bows! Jeremy Crawford, who also worked at the store, was arguably the best and most fearless piano mover in the world (at least as far as we know!) Without Jeremy, our Piano Stunt Coordinator, no one would have ever asked the question that we get so often, "How the heck did they get the piano up there?" Jeremy also stepped up to fill an important operations role as TPG grew so fast we couldn't keep up. Shaye Scott, a friend of Paul's, also jumped onboard during the genesis of TPG helping out wherever he could, then left for a year, and came back to lend his videography talent and quirky humor for the group. Currently, Paul and Shaye are producing and filming the videos as Tel has left the company to start his own endeavors.

Our story is a miracle. We're just a bunch of ordinary "guys" playing classically influenced instrumental music in videos that showcase incredible locations. And we're doing well on YouTube?? There are so many coincidences that the summation of each circumstance transcends "happenstance." We do not take credit for our successes. We cannot. To do so would defy reason. We thank God, our families, and the people who have supported us by sharing our videos, purchasing our music, and encouraging us through comments and messages. Our mission will always be to produce music videos that inspire, uplift, and make the world a better place. If we can make a positive impact in even one person's life it has all been worth it to us.

1 Angels We Have Heard on High
2 Come, O Come, Emmanuel
3 Good King Wenceslas
4 Carol of the Bells / God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
5 Where Are You Christmas
6 Winter Wonderland / Let It Snow
7 Still, Still, Still
8 We Three Kings
9 Away in a Manger
10 Christmas Morning
11 Winter Wind
12 Silent Night
Angels We Have Heard on High - ThePianoGuys
Carol of the Bells, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Oh Come, Oh Come Emanuel
Angels We Have Heard on High
Away in a Manger
Christmas Morning
Good King Wenceslas
Still, Still, Still
Winter Wind
Winter Wonderland, Let It Snow
We Three Kings

With the success of The Piano Guys' first two major label releases, The Piano Guys and The Piano Guys 2, Portrait/Sony Masterworks releases the Utah-based classical-pop group's new holiday album: A Family Christmas. The album is also available as a deluxe set that includes a bonus DVD of their hit holiday music videos, plus a classic Yule Log video featuring all of the songs on the album. Produced by the group's Steven Sharp Nelson, Jon Schmidt, Al Van der Beek and Paul Anderson, A Family Christmas puts The Piano Guys' signature twist to such Christmas classics as "Silent Night," "Good King Wenceslas," and "Angels We Have Heard On High," which will be supported by a new YouTube video.   

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