Walk off the Earth is a Canadian independent alternative rock, ska, and reggae rock band from Burlington, Ontario. The band became popular for low-budget music videos of covers and originals. The band is known for its covers of pop genre music on YouTube, using instruments that are not commonly used to bands like ukulele and the theremin, as well as looping samples. The band’s recorded music and videos are produced by member and multi-instrumentalist, Gianni Nicassio.
Walk off the Earth won a 2016 Juno award for Group of the Year.
The rather disparate and uniquely individualistic members of the band;
- Gianni Nicassio – bass, guitar, ukulele, banjo, mandolin, drums, vocals, theremin, glockenspiel, piano, cajon,cello, bongos, harmonica, double bass, percussion, kazoo, keyboards, melodica, beatbox, kalimba, whirling sound tubes,producer
- Sarah Blackwood – guitar, ukulele, vocals, bass, glockenspiel, percussion, piano, mandolin, kazoo, harmonica, whirling sound tubes
- Ryan Marshall – guitar, bass, trumpet, harmonica, vocals, ukulele, piano, glockenspiel, percussion, kazoo, bongos, whirling sound tubes
- Mike “Beard Guy” Taylor – piano, keyboards, organ, vocals, xylophone, glockenspiel, melodica, trumpet, didgeridoo,accordion, kazoo, euphonium, slide whistle
- Joel Cassady – drums, cajon, bongos, congas, percussion, vocals, bass, organ, piano, spoons, ukulele, guitar, kalimba,sampling, whirling sound tubes, mixing, producer
- Touring members
- Lee Williamson– guitar, banjo, bass, mandolin, ukulele
- James “Ervy” Ervin – trumpet, percussion
- Zach Gerber – drums, guitar, bass, vocals, percussion
- Past members
- Peter Kirkwood – drums, vocals, percussion
This band is as fascinating as watching a troupe of jugglers work their magic — take your eye away for even a second and risk missing the most excellent part!
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