Watch: Amazing Cover of Somebody That I Used to Know

by Walk off the Earth catch them at Star 94.1's Rising Stars Concert Series

February 14, 2020
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Here is an amazing cover of Somebody That I Used to Know by Walk off the Earth!  Be sure to check them out at Star 94.1's Rising Stars Concert Series Sunday February 23rd at Big Sky Buckhead presented by Bud Light Seltzer.

 

About The Artist

Walk off the Earth are a Canadian indie pop band from Burlington, Ontario. They are known for their music videos of covers and originals. The band are well known for their covers of pop genre music on YouTube, making use of instruments such as the ukulele and the theremin, as well as looping samples. The band's recorded music and videos are produced by member and multi-instrumentalist Gianni "Luminati" Nicassio.

 

Hitstory

Walk off the Earth were formed in 2006 in Burlington, Ontario, Canada. The band began releasing music independently and created a variety of cover versions of songs including The Gregory Brothers. In early 2012, the band's live cover of Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know" on YouTube gathered over 175 million views in a mere four months, receiving positive reviews from both Gotye and his co-singer on the song, Kimbra. The band released an accompanying video where all five members are shown playing on the same guitar simultaneously. The production was taken from the 26th cut of a 14-hour session. Ellen DeGeneres featured the band on her January 23, 2012, show where they played live, again on one guitar; they were also included in YouTube Rewind 2012 "Rewind YouTube Style 2012", doing a part of their one guitar acoustic version of "Gangnam Style".

In February 2012, the band signed a recording contract with Columbia Records. They appeared in the Season 4 premiere of CTV's The Listener, performing two songs and socializing with the main characters in the bar. They also covered "Rude" by Magic!, "Hello" by Adele, "Party Rock Anthem" by LMFAO, "Payphone" by Maroon 5, and "Roll Up" by Wiz Khalifa.

In December 2012, Walk off the Earth released an original single titled "Gang of Rhythm". They uploaded a cover of Taylor Swift's "I Knew You Were Trouble" to YouTube in January 2013, with four of the five band members and guest beatboxer KRNFX using only vocals.

On March 11, 2013, Rolling Stone streamed their unreleased R.E.V.O. album in its entirety. The full-length R.E.V.O. album was released on March 19, 2013, after which they commenced in the R.E.V.O. Tour through the US and Europe. They began another US and Europe tour, Gang of Rhythm, in 2014. The most recent tour was the Sing It All Away tour through Europe and North America, which began in 2015.

The band's YouTube video of Lorde's "Royals" was featured in the 2014 Grammy Awards. The band's original single "Gang of Rhythm" was chosen as the theme song for the Catalan TV show El Foraster. The group were also featured on the soundtrack of the 2015 animated film La Guerre des tuques 3D, performing the song "You're My Sweater".

Walk off the Earth won a 2016 Juno award for Group of the Year.

Their latest video on "Issues" was filmed with The Next Step dancers Briar Nolet and Myles Erlick, and was featured in Dance Spirit magazine.

In August 2017, the band's single "Fire in My Soul" was certified gold.

Walk off the Earth performed during the half-time show of the NFL playoff game, January 14, 2018, Minnesota Vikings vs. New Orleans Saints.

On December 30, 2018, it was announced that band member Mike "Beard Guy" Taylor had died from natural causes. He was 51 years old. Walk off the Earth subsequently cancelled their scheduled performance at the Niagara Falls New Year's Eve Canadian Broadcasting Corporation television special, a performance that was to open their 2019 world tour.

On January 7, 2019 they announced a free memorial and tribute concert for Taylor. Presented by the city of Burlington and the Sound of Music Festival, family, friends and fans came together to celebrate Taylor's life and legacy on January 13 at Civic Square in Downtown Burlington. Special guests such as Scott Helman, members of Barenaked Ladies and more performed at the event, which was live-streamed by CBC Music.[14>

On January 16, 2019, the band announced it would be continuing on its 2019 tour. In a video posted to their social media pages, the four members thanked their family, friends, and fans, stating that their tour would be devoted to honoring Taylor's memory.

Walk off the Earth sang O Canada at game 4 of the NBA finals in Oakland, where the Toronto Raptors played the Golden State Warriors.