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Finally, after years of waiting - inspiration once again!!
Reviewed in the United States on May 18, 2013
To fully grasp what this artful music means to me I believe first requires a little background. I was born with a wonderful gift, the ability to play piano at the ripe age of 3. I went thru various phases from childhood thru my 20's, the likes of Elton John, Billy Joel, Journey, country music, and always with a base of music such as Arthur's Theme, Hill Street Blues, St Elmos Fire Love Theme, etc. I had gone quite a while without inspiration when in my late 20's or early 30's, I discovered David Benoit, whose style I learned to mimic quite well and whose music kept me delighted for years to come. Alas, not much of a creationist myself and more than tired of playing the same songs over and over again, and keeping busy with work and family, I lost my inspiration. For a guy who played professionally for a few years but for most of my life played for hours every single day just for pure enjoyment, lost inspiration was a travesty of epic proportion.
Recently, I finally plopped down in front of the computer and started searching, and searching, listening to all kinds of clips, trying everything I could to find an artist to re-inspire me once again, to no avail, nothing struck the proverbial chord. Then, I got this email inviting me to register to win tickets to see The Piano Guys, and naturally, that title got my attention. So, I quickly found their website and was instantly breathless - finally, I had found for what I'd been looking for far too long!! Beautiful, artful melody, unique and wonderful interpretations of familiar songs, incredibly wonderful strings including my favorites, the cello and violin, blended beautifully with precisely my own style of piano playing. Yipppeee!!! And the videos on their website only make the music that much better! I bought these MP3 albums (both 1 & 2) so I could listen in the car, and everywhere I've gone since discovering this music only days ago, you can bet this stuff is cranked all the way!