Walk Off the Earth
Like many people who have "found" this group, I tripped across Walk Off the Earth when a student sent me the link to their cover of Goyte's "Somebody I Used to Know" video. I was instantly hooked by their vocals and obvious musicianship. I spent more than a few hours that night trying to learn everything I could about WOTE.
That night led to on-line discussions with friends (some of whom were aware of the band, but failed to share their find with me...), which led to plans about seeing the band live. Fortunately, with a little research I found out that the band would be playing in their hometown, Burlington, at the Burly Calling music festival. For the dozen or so of us that managed to make it to the show, it was one of the best live shows we had ever seen. WOTE is truly one of the most talented bands in the world, and they need to be seen live to truly be appreciated.
Walk Off the Earth is well known for their own unique covers of popular songs (such as a spectacular cover of Maroon 5's Pay Phone), but their original material is also very well done. I have included their song, Red Hands, off of their EP "R.E.V.O.", which has been picking up major amounts of radio play since it's release in late 2012.
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