Guitarist Joe Bonamassa takes on cellist Tina Guo in an epic speed battle. They lead off with Flight of the Bumblebee then head straight into the track Woke Up Dreaming. We couldn’t pick a clear winner, other than the audience at Carnegie Hall.
Musician Sol Gabetta performs Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E minor on her 300-year-old cello, embellished with digitally-projected images which stay precisely aligned with her instrument, even as she moves, thanks to the wonders of infrared tracking tech.
A fantastically rich and layered cover version of Radiohead’s recent track Burn The Witch, played on cello and cajón by Break of Reality. Seriously, we’d love to hear Thom Yorke’s vocals combined with these guys performance.
The 2CELLOS take on Led Zeppelin and Beethoven’s classics in another one of their highly energetic stage performances. Or rather, two stage performances. Also, these guys must go through bows and strings like water.
Somebody’s Heine’ is crowding our icebox. An suprising and awesome cover version of Weezer’s 1994 classic Say It Ain’t So performed on cello and djembe by Break of Reality. Be sure to check out their frenetic System of a Down B.Y.O.B. cover too.
Cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser crank the energy level up to 9000 for this amazing, frenetic performance of the Muse classic Hysteria, done as only 2CELLOS can do it. One of the numerous epic tracks on their new album Celloverse.
Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser show off their impeccable cello skills in this concert recorded at last summer’s Exit Festival. The show starts off quietly enough but escalates at 6:26 and doesn’t let go. Put your headphones on and enjoy.
Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser of 2CELLOS perform a head-banging medley which combines The William Tell Overture with Iron Maiden’s The Trooper. We’re surprised their bows have any hairs left on them by the time it’s over.
While it’s not at rockin’ as Steppenwolf’s original Born to be Wild, we’re quite taken with this quirky performance of the song by Japan’s Vanilla Mood, performed on violin, cello and KEYTAR. More here.
If we could bottle and sell just a tiny amount of the passion that Luka Šulić and Stjepan Hauser have playing their cellos in this gorgeous looking and sounding video, we’d surely be rich by now. Bravo!