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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, with 2Cellos in the subject, by midday Friday, November 9.