Melodica Men

Melodica Men is a YouTube channel created by Joe Buono and Tristan Clarke, who perform an eclectic mix of music as melodica duets.

Melodica Men
Personal information
BornJoe Buono, Tristan Clarke
YouTube information
Channel
Years active2016–present
GenreMusic, comedy
Subscribers411,000
(2020-10-14)
Total views64,568,451
(2020-10-14)

HistoryEdit

Their first viral hit was a performance of Igor Stravinsky's Rite of Spring in September 2016, gaining 1.5 million views in a single day.[1] Their repertoire includes Bizet, Tchaikovsky and Gershwin as well as music from Star Wars and Queen. They have performed as soloists with the Jacksonville and Atlanta Symphonies and have appeared on ABC's The Gong Show and NBC's America's Got Talent.[2]

Commentary about the channel notes the pair's musicianship and versatility. Clarke, an alumnus of the Juilliard School, is principal trumpet with the Jacksonville Symphony and Buono, also a brass player, who has masters' degrees from Peabody Conservatory, is a teacher and composer. They have developed their own model of Melodica, the MM37.[3]

On 23 August 2020, an update was sent to Melodica Men Patreons, stating that the two would be focusing on touring performances with orchestras as well as music education activities, and that no further videos were likely.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Melodica Men". www.atlantasymphony.org. Retrieved 2019-12-10.
  2. ^ Desk, BWW News. "Artist Series Concerts Of Sarasota Launches Venice Lunch & Listen Series With The Melodica Men". BroadwayWorld.com. Retrieved 2019-12-09.
  3. ^ Angus McPherson; Clive Paget (23 August 2017). "The Melodica Men: the melodica can play pretty much anything". Limelight. Retrieved 10 December 2019.