The Bar Loves 2Cellos

Stjepan Hauser & Luka Šulić
I know I'm late on the 2Cellos train and quite frankly, I don't care.  I've been busy.

I have a confession: Eastern Europeans fascinate the living hell of out me.  Because we are so heavily bombarded with media from and about Western Europeans, we don't really get to know much about the folks further East.  That bugs me.

So anyways, night before last I was in a nerdy mood and wanted to watch dueling violinists on YouTube (I used to play the violin and viola...long story).  As I typed "dueling", I noticed "cellos smooth criminal" also came up.  My first thought?  No way...not MJ....

Ah, but it was.

Before I continue, I may as well introduce ye who are not knowing (as I was) to these two gentleman. Cellists Stjepan Hauser and Luka Šulić are coming to our dear Bar from Croatia.  Both students of classical European music, they were considered rivals for years, competing against each other for prestige.  Unfortunately, prestige doesn't always pay, and these two - even as their friendship blossomed - found themselves in financial straits.  So on a whim, they recorded their own version of Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal" and put it on YouTube.

As you can guess, it changed their lives forever.


*sniff* The King of Pop would've been proud, especially since they also covered what I consider one of the greatest songs of all time:


When I found out they'd covered Nirvana, that's naturally when I officially fell in love.


I love their chemistry; I love how you've got these two ex-rivals constantly looking at each and cuing each other and harmonizing so flawlessly.  I like that their careers didn't really start taking off until they decided to officially work together.

As Neo & Amaya some of you already know, there's a particular reason why I'm showcasing these two.  *clears throat*  Luka Šulić is toooooooootally a white boy I like.  In the worst way.

Lawd hammercy, patrons; this is not a drill.  Seriously folks, take a closer look at the man who's made me almost forget all about Tom Felton.





And here he is, without his partner:



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    1. Luka reminds me of a Kosovan guy I met and briefly dated this summer. Brings back memories :-D

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  2. Perla Buttons11/12/12, 10:40 PM

    I think I'm in love. With both of them.

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    1. Then you're in luck. Stjepan speaks the most English.

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    2. Trust me, words are unnecessary. ;-)

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    3. LOL...those were my exact thoughts on Luka.

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    4. Perla Buttons11/14/12, 5:23 PM

      Excellent!

      *Considers staring a petition for a 2Cellos Aussie tour*

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    5. Perla Buttons11/14/12, 5:31 PM

      Update: I just checked their website. They're playing in my city this weekend (supporting Elton John). I'll be at a camp in the country Friday to Monday. Gosh darn it!


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  3. *gazes at the pretty*

    I'm sorry boo, were you saying something?

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    1. If I was, I can't remember.

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    2. Even better the second time around. There's this...thing...they have.

      Oreo, anyone?

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    3. You're a crazy woman.

      And they do get better every time you listen to them; you notice things you didn't notice before.

      Anyone else stay up until the wee hours watching these two on YouTube?

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  4. And just when I thought listening to stuff like this would put me to sleep...I loved how these guys put a twist into it.Kind of remind me of Yanni a little.

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  5. I know this is about the pretty, but I could close my eyes and still fall for this flat on my face. Smooth Criminal was incredible.... the shredded bows are so hot <3
    Meanwhile, my single and cutie cellist friend is talking about how his dates are boring ass people. What's wrong with them? They should be hopping on him like a pack of fleas.

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    1. the shredded bows are so hot

      Heheheheheheh - they were a huge no-no when I was a student.

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  6. I like what you wrote here,even spelled their names right.I know you found it on the internet,but the part about financial straits and a whim is not exactly right and the rivarly part is also exaggerated by the same media who bombard you with Western Europeans.They became best friends as teenagers and were dreaming about doing something contemporary together for years.Greetings from the folks further East.

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    1. I like what you wrote here,even spelled their names right.

      Thanks - I just copied and pasted!

      Greetings from the folks further East.

      Welcome!

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  7. I just bought their album on iTunes.

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  8. It is not yet on their official website,but US tour starts in April.

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    1. You are welcome.I think San Antonio,Dallas and El Paso in Texas have been announced so far.
      Do you know that the girl from the Smooth Criminal video is Luka's long term girlfriend,like since they were both teenage music prodigies at music academy.

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    2. What's her name? Does she have any videos?

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  9. These guys are incredible! I google them and came across a new video of them with Steve Vai covering "Highway To Hell." Ahh <3 http://bit.ly/Sr8Y4Y

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  10. Wow, these guys are great! Can't wait to pick up their record in Jan!

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