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==EPs List==
==EPs List==

Latest revision as of 01:25, 22 March 2020

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A Canadian Independent Alternative Rock, Ska, and Reggae/Rock band formed out of Burlington, Ontario.

They are known for their low-budget music videos of covers and originals.

The band is well known for its covers of Pop genre music on YouTube, making use of uncommon instruments such as the ukulele and the theremin, as well as looping samples. The band's recorded music and videos are produced by member and multi-instrumentalist, Gianni "Luminati" Nicassio.


Walk Off The Earth were formed in 2006 in Burlington, and began releasing music independently.

The band created cover versions of the songs of The Gregory Brothers. The video of the band's live cover of Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know" gathered over 127 million views in four months on YouTube in early 2012, and received positive responses from both Gotye and his co-singer on the song, Kimbra.

The band released an accompanying video where all five members are shown playing on one guitar. The production was taken from the 26th cut of a 14-hour session.

Ellen DeGeneres featured the band on her January 23, 2012 show where they played live, again on one guitar; they were also included in YouTube Rewind 2012 "Rewind YouTube Style 2012", doing a part of their one guitar acoustic version of "Gangnam Style".

In February 2012, the band signed a recording contract with Columbia Records.

They appeared in the Season 4 premiere of CTV's The Listener, performing two songs and socializing with the main characters in the bar. They also covered "Rude" by Magic!, "Someone Like You" by Adele, "Party Rock Anthem" by LMFAO, "Payphone" by Maroon 5, and "Roll Up" by Wiz Khalifa.

In December 2012, Walk Off The Earth released an original single titled "Gang of Rhythm".

They uploaded a cover of Taylor Swift's "I Knew You Were Trouble" to YouTube in January 2013, with four of the five band members and guest beatboxer KRNFX using only vocals.

On March 11, 2013, Rolling Stone magazine streamed their unreleased R.E.V.O. album in its entirety. The full-length R.E.V.O. album was released on March 19, 2013, after which they commenced in the R.E.V.O. tour through the US and Europe.

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They began another US and Europe tour, Gang of Rhythm, in 2014. The most recent tour was the Sing It All Away tour through Europe and North America, which began in 2015.

The band's YouTube video of Lorde's "Royals" was featured in the 2014 Grammy Awards. The band's original single "Gang of Rhythm" was chosen as the theme song for the Catalan TV show El Foraster. The group were also featured on the soundtrack of the 2015 animated film La Guerre des tuques 3D, performing the song "You're My Sweater".

Walk off the Earth won a 2016 Juno award for Group of the Year.


Studio Albums List

1) Smooth Like Stone on a Beach (Released: December 31, 2007, Label: Slapdash)

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2) My Rock (Released: July 30, 2010, Label: Slapdash)

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3) Vol.1 (Released: November 20, 2012, Label: Slapdash)

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4) Vol.2 (Released: November 20, 2012, Label: Slapdash)

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5) R.E.V.O. LP (Released: March 19, 2013, Label: Columbia)

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6) Sing It All Away (Released: June 16, 2015, Label: Columbia)

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7) HERE WE GO! (Released: 25 October 2019)


EPs List

1) R.E.V.O. EP (2012)

2) iTunes Session (2013)

4) A Walk Off the Earth Christmas EP (2014)

5) Beard Ballads, Vol. 1 (2017)


1) "Somebody That I Used to Know" (2012, from R.E.V.O.)

2) "Red Hands" (2012, from R.E.V.O.)

3) "Gang of Rhythm" (2013, from R.E.V.O.)

4) "Shake" (2014, from R.E.V.O.)

5) "Rule the World" (2015 from Sing It All Away)

6) "Hold On (The Break)" (2016 from Sing It All Away)

7) "Fire in My Soul" (2016 from TBA)

Members Name Check

  • Gianni "Luminati" Nicassio – bass, guitar, ukulele, banjo, mandolin, drums, vocals, theremin, glockenspiel, piano, cajon, cello, bongos, harmonica, double bass, percussion, kazoo, keyboards, melodica, beatbox, kalimba, harpejji, whirly tube, producer
  • Sarah Blackwood – guitar, ukulele, vocals, bass, glockenspiel, percussion, piano, mandolin, kazoo, harpejji, pan flute, whirly tube
  • Ryan Marshall – guitar, bass, trumpet, harmonica, vocals, ukulele, piano, glockenspiel, percussion, kazoo, bongos, whirly tube
  • Mike "Beard Guy" Taylor – piano, keyboards, organ, vocals, xylophone, glockenspiel, melodica, trumpet, didgeridoo, accordion, kazoo, euphonium, slide whistle
  • Joel Cassady – drums, cajon, bongos, congas, percussion, vocals, bass, organ, piano, spoons, ukulele, guitar, kalimba, harpejji, whirly tube, sampling, mixing, producer

Touring Members

  • Lee Williamson - guitar, banjo, bass, mandolin, ukulele
  • James "Ervy" Ervin - trumpet, percussion
  • Zach Gerber - drums, guitar, bass, vocals, percussion

Past Member

  • Pete Kirkwood – drums, vocals, percussion

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