Now for some amazingly good funky uptempo, quirky, fun, kind of experimental music. Walk off the Earth are different from any other band you are going to see. I totally love their stuff. Walk Off the Earth are an Indie Pop Band from Ontario, Canada. They got together in 2006 and have performed numerous cover versions of popular songs.
“In early 2012, the band’s live cover of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” on YouTube gathered over 175 million views in a mere four months, receiving positive reviews from both Gotye and his co-singer on the song, Kimbra. The band released an accompanying video where all five members are shown playing on the same guitar simultaneously.” (Wikipedia)
In February 2012 the band signed a recording contract with Columbia Records. Hope you like this selection of their songs. 🙂
Currently, Walk off the Earth are:
- Gianni “Luminati” Nicassio – vocals, bass, guitar, ukulele, drums, percussion, banjo, mandolin, cello, glockenspiel, kalimba, harmonica, keyboards, double bass
- Ryan Marshall – vocals, guitar, bass, harmonica, trumpet, ukulele, percussion, keyboards
- Joel Cassady – drums, percussion, vocals, ukulele, keyboards, guitar, bass, kalimba, sampler
- Sarah Blackwood – vocals, ukulele, guitar, percussion, glockenspiel, keyboards, bass, harmonica, mandolin
There are also several touring musicians that perform with the band.
Band Member Mike Taylor known as “Beard Guy” tragically died in December 2018, peacefully in his sleep of natural causes, aged 51. He was a Vocalist, Pianist, Organist and Keyboard player. This is him playing a piano cover version of Black Hole Sun, orginally by Soundgarden.
Will leave you with the upbeat track, Cheerleader, orginally recorded by OMI.
Walk off the Earth are currently On Tour in the USA and Canada