Here are two cellists with pluck: Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser. They go by the name of "2Cellos." There they are at left, pictured with their instruments.
They are Croatian but based in England, and they stand out from the pack, that is for sure. Their debut CD, "2Cellos," is also designed to stop you in your tracks. These guys put their own spin on pop songs: "Where the Streets Have No Name," Michael Jackson's "Human Nature" and "Smooth Criminal," and "Hurt," by Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor. Who, believe it or not, I remember seeing at the old Memorial Auditorium. I was sent there, by The News. Now I see why!
Not to go on too long about this, so as for my thoughts on this album, I got a big kick out of it, and the review will be in Gusto. For now, my point is that here at The News, we recognize quality when we hear it: 2Cellos has just been signed to join Elton John on his upcoming tour. They have already played a few concerts with him in Europe, and will be coming to America with him in the fall.
Hmmm. The tour includes Bethel, N.Y. on Sept. 3, and Saratoga Springs on Sept. 4. But that seems to be as close is they're coming to Buffalo.
And to think I suggested in Gusto that maybe they could play Nietzsche's.
Oh well. I'm not changing it.
-- Mary Kunz Goldman