From performing on the edge of a cliff to the Great Wall of China to Mayan ruins, The Piano Guys have taken classical music to extreme and breathtaking locations.
And in a recent interview with Matt Faraci on the Dove Channel's "Frankly Faraci," the group discussed everything from precarious filming locations for their music videos to their faith.
World renowned for their YouTube videos and their performance at President Trump's inauguration, The Piano Guys discussed their humble beginnings making videos for a piano store in St. George, Utah.
Now, according to Steven Sharp Nelson, the group has more than 60 videos on YouTube, 1.2 billion views, and six albums.
"But we still haven't sold a piano," Nelson quipped.
But at the end of the day, they are still trying to convince their kids they are cool, Al van der Beek says, despite using a helicopter to fly in a piano to extreme and precarious sites—like a cliff hundreds of feet above the ground.
"It's extreme classical music. It's life-threatening classical music," Nelson said, remembering what it was like to perform next to a cliff's edge. "I remember when the helicopter was circling around and I'm in my zone, and the helicopter gets so close it kind of pushes me a little bit with the wind and I see, really, just 12 inches between me and immediate death and I'm like, 'What am I doing?'"
However, the group contributes their success to something a little more powerful than good nerves and a unique twist on classical music.
"If you look at The Piano Guys, we are ordinary guys," Nelson says. "Anyone can do what we've done. And I don't mean play cello or play the piano, I mean put your life in God's hands. Aren't we a testament of the fact that God can do so much with so little?"
To see the full interview, watch the video below.
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The Piano Guys have become a YouTube sensation with their clever and inspiring takes on popular music and creative videos that accompany them. From Beethoven to Adele, their eclectic mix of classical, film score, rock, and pop favorites resonate with audiences across generations and from all walks of life.