♫ 2Cellos — Thunderstruck ♫

Tonight, after my little bit of a rant, plus some house chores plus responding to comments, I am too drained to come up with an all new music post, so I went digging through my archives and found this little gem!  I guess when Clive challenged me to ‘step outside’ my box, I decided to stay out for just a while, for this is actually an AC/DC tune, but by a couple of guys that put an entirely new spin on it!

Typically, on these music posts I play music that has long been among my favourites.  I play whatever strikes my fancy, or perhaps a tune that is stuck in my head and I need to dilute it by sharing with you, my dear friends.  But tonight, I veer a bit off-course.

Recently, our friend David introduced me to 2Cellos, and I am so taken by their music, their sheer energy, that I just have to share it!  A bit of background …

2Cellos is a Croatian cellist duo consisting of classically trained Luka Šulić and Stjepan Hauser. Signed to Sony Masterworks since 2011, they have released four albums and play instrumental arrangements of well-known pop and rock songs as well as classical and film music. The duo performs internationally and has been featured on several US TV shows including Glee and The Bachelor.

Hauser, born in Pula, Croatia, and Šulić, born in Maribor, Slovenia, are classically trained musicians. They met at a master class in Pula while still in their teens. Šulić—the younger of the two by a year— attended the Academy of Music in Zagreb, and then studied in Vienna. Šulić later entered London’s Royal Academy of Music. Hauser attended the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, after completing his studies at Trinity Laban in London.

Elton John asked the duo to appear with him on his 2011 summer tour, which began in Cardiff, Wales on 8 June. John, who personally called Šulić, said that he had watched the “Smooth Criminal” video and wanted 2Cellos to participate in his thirty-city tour. The two had previously performed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show of 25 April 2011. 2Cellos also performed at the 2011 iTunes Festival in London.

And I had never heard them until just a few nights ago!  Well, sit back and prepare to be entertained, my friends, for these dudes have talent!

No lyrics … it’s an instrumental, silly!

20 thoughts on “♫ 2Cellos — Thunderstruck ♫

  1. thrilled 2 c u discovered something new u like 🙂
    instrumentals are soothing, no thinking, just listening
    U probably remember herb alpert with Rise back in the 70s
    that funky soul infused jazz sound:


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  3. Brilliantly performed! But somehow I still prefer the AC/DC version.

    However if I had the option of watching either version live, then it would be 2Celloes as the shear volume of AC/DC not to mention the strobe lighting would be beyond the threshold I could manage.

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    • Probably anybody who likes AC/DC would prefer them, but I’m no fan of AC/DC and just enjoy watching these guys! Indeed, I can only imagine what the strobe lighting would do, for it bothers me, just as anything flashing on my computer screen does, and I don’t have Asperger’s. Glad you enjoyed this music!

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      • I’m not really a fan of AC/DC but for some reason Thunderstruck appeals to me. I think it’s the guitars that can’t quite be duplicated by the cellos. After some thought I suspect I prefer the AC/DC version because I’m so much more familiar with it. I’ll have to think about this some more

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        • Isn’t it funny how sometimes a song appeals to us even though it is outside our normal realm, and we have no idea why, but we just like it? You may be right … familiarity is a big part of it, I think … I wouldn’t think too much, though … music is more about just pleasure … it doesn’t have to follow any pattern of logic.

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