Ben Sollee: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

A genre-bending cellist and songwriter who combines classical artistry with bluegrass and pop, Sollee has created a unique and infectious take on folk music. His Tiny Desk Concert was an intimate showcase for a talented young musician with a lot to say. Set List: «Hurting» «Captivity» «The Globe» «Inclusions» For more videos and to subscribe to the Tiny Desk Concerts podcast, visit npr.org/tinydeskconcerts

iTunes: iTunes.com Merchandise: BoyceAvenue.com In my opinion, MJ was one of the greatest, if not the greatest, entertainers of all time. Whether it was dancing, singing, or writing many of his classic hits, he was a pioneer with a unique sound One of the most difficult things to pull off as an artist is to have your own sound, and his was instantly recognizable! We have all been influenced by MJ, and his artistry will truly be missed. Im proud to say that even when it wasn’t «cool» to blast one of his songs out a car stereo, like we heard all throughout the city of New York the day he passed away, I have always been blaring his music. So, though we knew that any cover of his music would pale in comparison to the original, we were still compelled to give a shout out to our late great musical hero, by doing our rendition of one of our favorite songs of his, «Will You Be There.» If you like this song or the video, please share it with the world through facebook, twitter, tumblr, iTunes, email, or whatever. We appreciate it with all our hearts! ~Alejandro Manzano~ Produced & Directed by Daniel & Alejandro Manzano All parts arranged by Alejandro Manzano Audio Mixed & Mastered by Adam Barber & Alejandro & Daniel Manzano Boyce Avenue facebook.com twitter.com youtube.com (Music Channel) youtube.com (Vlog Channel)
Video Rating: 4 / 5

47 Comments

  • eric5469

    7 febrero, 2013

    love phoebe hunt

  • whyeonseo

    7 febrero, 2013

    he’s brilliant

  • myboysdothings

    7 febrero, 2013

    Pheobe Hunt.

  • xEmperorOfTheSun

    7 febrero, 2013

    just found this band and they are great!

  • fowlerdamian

    7 febrero, 2013

    I hear Paul Simon

  • john mullen

    8 febrero, 2013

    that chick is so cool

  • jacobmackboll

    8 febrero, 2013

    Who’s the violin/ fiddle player?

  • cookiebones20

    8 febrero, 2013

    I love you YOU TUBE!

  • Janae Walla

    8 febrero, 2013

    This man is the definition of class.

  • ccjenksxc

    8 febrero, 2013

    Anywhere i can get sheet music for this?

  • Ramón Juárez

    8 febrero, 2013

    What a talented trio. WOW.

  • Daniel Varghese

    8 febrero, 2013

    9:19.

    OH MY GOD! FALSETTO!

  • rich audrey

    8 febrero, 2013

    if you like Ben you’ll love this (click rich audrey below in blue)

  • THINGI THING

    8 febrero, 2013

    Mr Sollee, give me some of your wisdom!

  • phi tran

    8 febrero, 2013

    Just rode bikes with him and had a small performance by Ben In Boston! Thanks Boston Cyclists Union!

  • 49643rwineman

    8 febrero, 2013

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE Ben Sollee!

  • kai peersmann

    8 febrero, 2013

    Am I the only one who loves the girl way more than that gay singing. I’m kinda way more facinated with her

  • Joshua Taylor

    8 febrero, 2013

    Really saweet
    

  • Sixo reight

    8 febrero, 2013

    just plain good

  • athousandcandles

    8 febrero, 2013

    seeing this guy Wednesday! My goodness, he is brrrrrilliant. Feel priveleged to have such talent traveling all the way to the forgotten capital haha!

  • Thegrotch

    8 febrero, 2013

    Ok I actually clapped after every song.. What a talent!!!!

  • NorthPhillyLivin

    8 febrero, 2013

    Love this.,,,
    

  • cruz1390

    8 febrero, 2013

    did you guys really record this with one omni? or are there hidden room mics/lavs? sounds great!

  • Hope Grajcar

    8 febrero, 2013

    One of the prettiest violin parts I’ve ever heard.

  • Ricardo Mondlane

    8 febrero, 2013

    conseguem manter vivo o epírito do Michael Jackson e eu adoro os Boyce Avenue Thakns so much

  • Stephanie Ramirez

    8 febrero, 2013

    I used to listen to the original over and over on my old Free Willy cassette tape. This is amazing!

  • MrChuckhero

    8 febrero, 2013

    greawsmazing ??

  • MrChuckhero

    8 febrero, 2013

    here goes another 6 hours of my life listening to this

  • dragonhook1228

    8 febrero, 2013

    I don’t know why… but I was crying hearing him sing this… It’s so fucking beautiful, his voice, this song *-*

  • Josh Hunter

    8 febrero, 2013

    Love it, R.I.P MJ :’) 3

  • Marcelo Páez Paz

    8 febrero, 2013

    the original, is the original, yes….but, this version is…I don’t know..great? awesome? amazing?

  • jarhed15

    8 febrero, 2013

    Cover of Those Nights by Skillet?? Please!!

  • Bernie ODonnell

    8 febrero, 2013

    R.I.P MJ, You absolute King, Pioneer and all round superstar. Always a huge part of my life 🙂

  • dreammendoza09

    8 febrero, 2013

    make a cover of gone too soon of mr.michael jackson it is would be the best trust me

  • syedazwan

    8 febrero, 2013

    210 people wont be there, i guess. or perhaps no ones ever there for them.

  • Abeer Sol

    8 febrero, 2013

    im totally in love with this man

  • mshragal0189

    8 febrero, 2013

    I love this version we went to a dnace competition and a school used it for lyrical and it was sooo good I cried!!!

  • FriendlyMusicman

    8 febrero, 2013

    If you need a romantic song for a valentines day video, check out some of the «Inside My Love» videos on my channel. Or if you like quality, original acoustic guitar songs, check out some of the acoustic guitar song videos. Some good cover songs on there too…peace.

  • KateLouise048

    8 febrero, 2013

    ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS VERSION!!!

  • Heiko Beck

    8 febrero, 2013

    It wasn’t great. It IS great!

  • XXLFranchize

    8 febrero, 2013

    Very awesome!!!!!!!

  • XXLFranchize

    8 febrero, 2013

    Awesome!!!!

  • sunshine255

    8 febrero, 2013

    god this is beautiful

  • joao paulo zanesco netto

    8 febrero, 2013

    this music make me cry

  • Sierra Eagleson

    8 febrero, 2013

    Michael Jackson was truley something. And this was always my favorite song of his, simply because of the meaning and heart in the song. How not everyone can be strong, and how they need someone to lean on. Best cover out there. You guys really keep the emotion and heart going in this song. Simply beautiful.

  • RaioShii2021

    8 febrero, 2013

    At least boyceavenue hasn’t touched any little boys or girls yet. (note: sarcasm doesn’t translate through text very well.)

  • jerick cabato

    8 febrero, 2013

    they are so great