Von Cello

Von Cello

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A Yamaha Artist, a D'Addario Artist, in Who's Who in America and the International Who's Who, Von Cello, is the king of rock cello!

Biography

"Shooting stars" would describe most rock stars: they flash across the musical landscape, then quickly burn out. The revolutionary, the one who changes the course of music history, is the one who remains. Jimi Hendrix revolutionized the guitar, Ian Anderson revolutionized the flute, and Aaron Von Cello is revolutionizing the cello!

Aaron started out in music as a rock guitarist but he wanted to do something unique: rock cello. Soon he was playing at the First World Cello Congress and the New Directions Cello Festival, and giving interviews on major news networks including Reuters, Associated Press, and FOX.

He has composed over a dozen music books published by Oxford University Press. With thousands of copies sold, these books have started a revolution in string playing. They are played by cellists all over the world!

Yamaha Corporation chose Aaron to endorse their electric cello. D'Addario chose him to endorse their strings. All of this acclaim led to Aaron's inclusion in Who's Who in America, the International Who's Who!

Von Cello, the band, has performed in clubs around the United States, and on television and radio. They are all top line professional musicians who have toured with major acts such as John Mayer, the Doobie Brothers, and others. The core band is cello, bass, and drums, but can expand, adding keyboards, additional vocals, and other instruments.

Lyrics

Feelin' Fine

Written By: Aaron Minsky (Von Cello)

I knew a gentle soul
his name was Bill.
He was a family man
living up on the hill.
Sometimes at night
he’d take a little hit. He was
feeling fine, feeling fine.

Then one sunny day
these men kicked down the door.
They grabbed his wife and kids
throwing Bill on the floor.
One pulled a gun.
Said you’re under arrest: "you were feeling fine, feeling fine".

Thrown in jail,
like a criminal,
beaten, terrorized and shamed!

(Instrumental)

Many men of the law
from the President on down
took a puff or a snort
but they never got caught.
What about poor Bill?
Not rich enough to get off.
He did the same as they.
But now they make him pay!
What about his kids?
Left without a dad. He was
feeling fine, feeling fine. Is that a crime? Just feeling fine.

It Comes Around

Written By: Aaron Minsky (Von Cello)

Iron fist, velvet glove. Can’t resist. Feels like love.

It comes around, what goes around. It comes around.

Feeling hate. Letting go. Twist of fate? I don’t know.

It comes around, what goes around. It comes around.

Circles spinning around. Spirals heavenly bound.

(Instrumental)

Looking back. Standing still. Moving up. Jack and Jill.

It comes around, what goes around. It comes around.

Vision of Eternity

Written By: Von Cello

She’s an Angel, flying through the sky. I can’t touch her, and I don’t know why. But she’s standing, right in front of me. Like a vision of eternity.

And it’s gonna be, what it’s gonna be. Nothing comes for free.

She’s an Angel, flying through the sky. I can’t touch her, and I don’t know why. But she’s standing, right in front of me. Like a vision of eternity.

And I’m gonna do, what I gotta do, to make my dreams come true.

When I try to get close, she moves away now.
When I wake from my dreams, she doesn’t stay now.
And it’s like a mirage, she does betray now.
When I question her ways, she doesn’t say now, she doesn’t say now, she doesn’t say, no no no.

‘Cause she’s an Angel, flying through the sky. I can’t touch her, and I don’t know why. But she’s standing, right in front of me. Like a vision of eternity. Vision. Eternity. Vision. Eternity. Vision. Eternity. Vision. Eternity.

Discography

CD's -
1. Excalibur (CD)
2. Von Cello Rules! (CD)
3. Breaking The Sound Barriers (CD)
4. Radio Airplay -
a) Joey Reynolds Show (coast to coast) several interviews
b) 2 hour long interviews on WRPI Albany
c) 1 hour long interview on WZRD Chicago
d) radio play on many stations in the U.S. and Europe, radio archives are available here:
http://www.voncello.com/recordings_radiointerviews.html

Set List

We are professional musicians so we can be flexible. We have many original songs but can do covers, especially of classic rock.

Our sets can be anywhere from 1/2 hour to several hours. We can do long jams, or stick to basic song formats.

Here is an example of a typical set, including some covers:

Purple Haze (Hendrix cover, hard rock)
Feeling Fine (jam rock)
Spy Vs. Spy (middle eastern groove rock)
The Other One (Dead cover, jam rock)
Something True (funk rock)
Dear Prudence (Beatles cover, ballad)
It Comes Around (folk rock)
You Say So (jam rock)
She's An Angel (ballad)
Hello Mr. Jutter (hard rock)