CelloJoe - Cello, Beatboxing, Singing & Looping - Classical Hip-Hop. International bicycle touring vagabond troubadour cellist beatboxer

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

VIENNA Bicycle Music Festival - playing in the rain

Thanks to Anton for holding the umbrella! And thanks to Stephanie in the yellow pants for dancing. Coincidentally, we met in Thailand six months ago at massage school! crazy huh?

Friday, August 06, 2010

Step routines for weddings!

So i met these guys joe and rick at the fort mason hostel in san francisco at the beginning of a week long walking tour around the north bay area from SF to mill valley. SHAKE YOUR PEACE! did our signature step routine in the middle of the walking man song... and these two guys dug it so much they had me do part of it on camera for them to study. then they made up their own routine and performed it for their friend's wedding. hear that world? i am not only a crazy beatboxing cellist, i am a wedding dance choreographer as well. and by the way, i am available for hire worldwide*

*you have to give me advance notice because i prefer to travel by land and sea preferably by bicycle, foot, or boat. and we must agree on the terms first.

Monday, August 02, 2010

Make sure not to "pass" on Passau, Germany!

CelloJoe and Kelly got to Passau a couple days before the rest of the group as they traveled along the Inn river bicycle path. Kelly had dislocated her shoulder while stretching with Joey, so they took a train to Passau from Bad Aibling. Joey got right to work the morning after they arrived by going to the Rathaus (city hall) and speaking with Rita Loher-Bronold from the Kultur Department about the city sponsoring a show. What a great decision to simply ask for help...the city hooked the Pleasant Revolution UP!

They gave us permits to play right in the heart of the town at two locations, provided us with a sumptuous meal at a traditional Bavarian restaurant, and put up our entire crew (17 people!) with hotel accommodations at a cyclists hotel called the Rotel Inn.

Some of the group went to see the largest organ in the world in the main cathedral of Passau. It has almost 18,000 pipes! It was amazing and sounded like alien music sometimes.

Local Bike Activists Bernd Sluka and Boris Burket helped with the organizing and were able to get our show announced on the radio and in the Passau Neue Press paper. And all of this happened in two days!

Check out some videos and pictures of our time in Passau, Germany:

CelloJoe and FluLou opening for La Brass Banda in Passau, Germany 30 July 2010

Joey Chang aka CelloJoe and Louis Gaspar Alexander aka Flu Lou had a serendipitous opportunity to open for La Brass Banda (http://www.labrassbanda.com) in Passau, Germany, right on the border of Austria. They are a super awesome brass band from Bavaria. They play eastern European music and fuse it with Bavarian slang rapping. They did a tour through Bavaria on a tractor pulling a stage!

This show was the biggest show CelloJoe and FluLou have ever played. It was awesome! CelloJoe got the gig by playing on the street in front of the Cafe Bar the night before for 10 minutes and meeting Til, La Brass Banda's manager. What luck! It just shows that you never know what kind of opportunities you'll run into on the Pleasant Revolution Bicycle Music Tour. Wow, if I had said I don't really feel like playing on the street right now, I wouldn't have had the chance to open for such a cool band. I think we sold about 200 € worth of CDs. Plus, we got in to the sold out show for free and were able to get a bunch of the Pleasant Revolution crew in free, we drank tons of free beer, ate a lot of free bratwursts, and saw the kickinist ass band in all of Bavaria!

Check out these video clips: