Cello Fury

Cello Fury

 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
BandRockClassical

A cello rock powerhouse featuring three cellists and a drummer, Cello Fury's original music combines the emotive and symphonic sounds of the cello with driving rock beats, creating a cinematic, progressive rock sound. For a complete list of upcoming show dates, visit www.cellofury.com/shows.

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Biography

A cello rock powerhouse featuring three cellists and a drummer, Cello Fury's original music combines the emotive and symphonic sounds of the cello with driving rock beats to create a cinematic, progressive rock sound. A rarity in the music world, Cello Fury appeals to a diverse audience throughout the US and abroad, performing in venues ranging from concert halls to rock clubs. Continually developing their own unique style of cello rock music, cellists Simon Cummings, Ben Muoz and Nicole Myers unleash vitality and rhythmic drive in their music and dare to venture past classical expectations. The band's collective experiences have allowed them to perform on radio and television, in rock clubs, concert halls, and music festivals such as SXSW, performing for audiences as large as 67,000 throughout 23 states and abroad. The band's sophomore album of original music, "Symphony of Shadows", was released in May 2013. Cello Fury proudly uses Thomastik-Infeld Strings.  For a complete calendar of events, visit http://www.cellofury.com/shows

Past notable shows and awards include entertaining a crowd of 60,000 during the half time show at Heinz Field for the Pittsburgh Steelers/Baltimore Ravens football game in December of 2009, receiving rave reviews from perhaps their most eclectic audience to date, and performing three sold-out shows at Pittsburgh's Byham Theater on New Year's Eve 2011. In July 2012, Cello Fury was voted "Best (and Coolest) Local String Players" by Pittsburgh Magazine. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette chose Cello Fury as "Most Fun Band" in a theater production in 2012. Cello Fury was featured on the cover of the indie music publication, Vents Magazine, in April 2011, was featured on the cover of the Pittsburgh City Paper's "City Guide" in July 2010, and was chosen as one of Skope Magazine's "Artists to Watch" in February 2011. Cello Fury has performed at music festivals such as SXSW and Musikfest.

Cello Fury has collaborated with many other musicians and artists across genres. The band has backed local and national artists such as B. E. Taylor, Scott Blasey of The Clarks, Tift Merritt, Bill Deasy, Joy Ike and Boca Chica, and has appeared on soundtracks for indie films and albums. Composers as well as performers, Cello Fury's band members have orchestrated their original works for string and symphonic orchestras, performing as amplified soloists with classical ensembles. Collaborating as multi-disciplinary artists, Cello Fury's original music was featured live in three full-length ballets with Bodiography Contemporary Ballet and also in Texture Contemporary Ballet's production, "Blur". The band's style of rock and classical fusion has become a favorite among dance choreographers in the US and Germany. Cello Fury has worked with the theater company, Bricolage Productions, for their Midnight Radio show as featured musical guests. The ensemble premiered the opera "La Bisbetica Domata" by Efrain Amaya in Italy in August 2010, which featured Cello Fury on stage as solo instrumentalists, allowing the band to also perform solo concerts throughout Italy. Cello Fury premiered and recorded two classical works written especially for their ensemble which are featured on the album, "Other Sun", by composer Nancy Galbraith.

In addition to an active performance and touring schedule, the band focuses on inspiring young musicians and giving back to the community. Cello Fury is on the roster for the "Gateway to the Arts" educational outreach program, performing for thousands of young people in western Pennsylvania each year. They recently joined the rosters for "Young Audiences of Rochester" in upstate New York and "Class Act Arts" in the Maryland/DC area, presenting school programs throughout those states. Each summer, Cello Fury leads a rock strings camp for aspiring musicians. Cello Fury worked with hundreds of students through the Pittsburgh Public School's Summer Dreamers camp in the summer of 2011.

Press Quotes:

"Yo-Yo Ma, you have met your match. Whether plucking or sawing, the Cello Fury quartet can seriously rock out...Trim and longhaired, they play with head-bobbing gusto and their harmonies form the soundtrack to your most feverish dreams." (Pittsburgh Magazine, Best of the 'Burgh, July 2012)

"The searing power of Cello Fury's music must be experienced live - where the indescribable movement in the air is as tangible as the fervent sway of the cellists long locks as their fingers dance among the four strings." (Indie Music Examiner by Cassandra Quinn, February 25, 2011)

"From concerts to recitals to informal engagements, Cello Fury emerged as a badass force, one which in 2009 performed for 60,000 sports fans as

Discography

"Symphony of Shadows" (March 2013)
"Cello Fury" (February 2011)

Set List

Cello Fury performs original progressive rock music.  Email info@cellofury.com for more information.