COM­PE­TI­TIONS Croa­t­ian duo rock­ing it out on cel­los for NZ

2Cel­los CD: Let There Be Cello — Per­form­ing at Auck­land’s Civic The­atre, Mon­day 3 De­cem­ber

Hamilton News - - MUSIC -

Croa­tia cer­tainly knows how to de­liver the ex­cit­ing and the un­ex­pected.

They did it this year at the FIFA World Cup but they also did it in 2011 when two rel­a­tively un­known mu­si­cians took the world by storm.

We re­fer of course to Luka Sulic and St­jepan Hauser who per­form un­der the moniker of 2Cel­los.

Their per­for­mance that year of Michael Jack­son’s Smooth Crim­i­nal went vi­ral and rock­eted the pair to world­wide fame. It’s cur­rently chalked up over 111 mil­lion views on Youtube

The good news is they are com­ing to Auck­land and we have two copies of their new al­bum Let There Be Cello up for grabs as the ideal pre­cur­sor to the muchan­tic­i­pated live show.

It con­tains their inim­itable takes on such great num­bers as Eye Of The Tiger, Hal­lelu­jah, The Show Must Go On and Imag­ine.

Their ver­sion of The White Stripes Seven Na­tion Army has al­ready chalked up over 4 mil­lion views

2Cel­los will bring their game-chang­ing sound and style to the most pop­u­lar melodies ever writ­ten for clas­sic and con­tem­po­rary movies and tele­vi­sion when they take the stage.

Their pop­u­lar­ity con­tin­ues to soar world­wide, tak­ing the cello to unimag­ined heights with their in­cred­i­ble tal­ent and un­de­ni­able pas­sion. Their play­ing style breaks down the bound­aries be­tween dif­fer­ent gen­res of mu­sic, from clas­si­cal and film to pop and rock. 2Cel­los have no lim­its when it comes to per­form­ing live — equally as im­pres­sive play­ing Bach and Vi­valdi as they are rock­ing out to AC/DC and Iron Maiden.

Their ver­sion of U2’s With Or With­out You has over 12 mil­lion Youtube views and AC/DC’S Thun­der­struck (from al­bum Celloverse), a whop­ping 122 mil­lion and count­ing.

This is cello as you’ve never ex­pe­ri­enced it be­fore! Tick­ets from Tick­et­mas­ter

■ Com­pe­ti­tion by Fill The House Tick­ets Project — proudly sup­port­ing fam­i­lies of chil­dren with can­cer. Email your name, ad­dress and day­time phone num­ber(s) to hn­fth­, with 2Cel­los in the sub­ject, by mid­day Fri­day, Novem­ber 9.

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