Their story could have been a fairy tale of sorts because it seems that all the stars were aligned for the creation of the Piano Guys from Utah.
Of all its members, Jon Schmidt was the only famous local piano player, having eight albums and seven piano books of his song transcriptions. He also performed concerts throughout Utah, one of which featured a creative cello artist, Steven Sharp Nelson. When Nelson transferred to Sandy, Al van der Beek, who lived down the street from Nelson’s new place, helped him move in. Van der Beek came from a musical family, sang and played several instruments. Paul Anderson owned a piano store in St. George, Utah. Tel Stewart, was a piano mover who is a videography genius. Continue Reading »
I was very young when Ally Nor and Mastura made their names in the Malaysian music industry with this song. Apart from Blues Gang ‘Apo Nak Dikato’, it is not often that we hear songs in a local dialect aired on the radio and become a hit among the rakyat. Well they did it and it inspired many artists to come up with songs such as this. Ally Nor and Mastura even went on to make a few more records before exiting from the spotlight. Nonethelesss, the duo really made a lasting impression back then and the song was a bomb! Continue Reading »