~~December 28, 2015~~
ANOTHER “HELLO’ COVER
Phil Thompson continues to gain recognition as an internationally acclaimed pop pianist and vocalist – creating both original songs and unique arrangements of adult contemporary hits.
Phil’s expression and passion for performing come through in all of his works – artistically blending the sounds and styles from some of his biggest inspirations: Elton John, Lionel Richie, Bruce Hornsby and Michael Buble to name a few.
Phil’s latest album “Love Themes from the Silver Screen” consistently ranks on the iTunes “Top 20” love themes charts across the globe.
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Story behind the song
The first thing I did after hearing this song on the radio was pull it up on YouTube and listen to it again (and again and again!) – probably over a dozen times to be honest. The melody, lyrics, everything about this song fit perfectly together.
The second thing I did was run to a piano and sound out the chords for the song! The more I started playing this song I started hearing the orchestral arrangement in my head and I knew I wanted to record that version.
I called my friend Josh Misner (violin) who recommending doing the song as a trio Cory Grossman (cello) who ended up being truly instrumental (bad bun!) with orchestrating this song and taking the lead on some of the opening lower melody lines – it really was a team effort.
About the location
One of the first weddings I ever played for was a friend of mine at The Great Hall in Saint Paul but I never would have imagined shooting a music video like this at the same spot almost 10 years later!
It was really special coming back to one of the earliest spots I started my career as a professional musician and I’m really happy with how everything came together.
Hope you enjoy it – thanks so much for listening & sharing.
~~Published on Nov 20, 2015~~
Hello – Adele (Piano Cover) – inspired by The Piano Guys.
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“Hello” written by Adele Adkins & Greg Kurstin
Arrangement Produced by Phil Thompson & Cory Grossman
Mixed & Mastered by Josh Levi at Winterland Studios – Minneapolis, MN
Piano – Phil Thompson
Cello – Cory Grossman
Violin – Josh Misner
Video filmed and edited by Josh Schmidt/Schmidt Video Productions
We ALL are ONE!!