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Throwback friday: Gonzo’s Guinness World Record

As you may know, Chilly Gonzales has beaten the world record for the longest solo concert in 2009, he played for 27 hours, 3 minutes and 44 seconds at Paris’s Ciné 13 Théâtre.

He sleep-walked through some 300 songs, including originals, musical numbers, film scores, works by Gershwin and Beethoven, and songs by Britney Spears, Neil Young, the Bee Gees and many more.

Gonzales explained his motivation: “I will do this to push my musical and physical stamina. I believe music is part art, part athletics and this 27-hour concert will demonstrate both aspects.”

Gonzo had been consulting with the Guiness Book of Record to ensure a smooth attempt and an Official Guinness Judge adjudicated the event on site. Repertoire touched on recognizable songs from all eras and styles of music, in new and surprising arrangements. There was no repetition of material during the attempt. As Gonzales himself said “I will break the record without sounding like a broken record”.

The record attempt took place at the theatre of notable French film director Claude Lelouch, Theatre Ciné 13 in Paris. The attempt in its entirety was streamed live on the web and achieved #2 Twitter Trend status at its peak.

We have recently uploaded 5 songs of the series on Soundcloud, so now you can listen and share “Limit To Your Love”, “Blue Moon”, “When Doves Cry”, “Singalong” and “Scheme and Variations”. If you want to download the full series, just visit your iTunes local store to get the albums.

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PIANIST ENVY ARCHIVE MIXTAPE IS FINALLY ON SOUNDCLOUD!

Pianist Envy, it’s made up of piano remixes of several contemporary favorites, including tracks by Beyonce and Daft Punk.

This first-ever “piano mixtape” offers a unique and masterful blend of Chilly’s piano and orchestral sounds with hip hop beats and electro. Featured artists on the mixtape include 50 Cent, Daft Punk, Busta Rhymes, Claude Von Stroke, Clipse, and Kelly Clarkson.

And due to popular demand, PIANIST ENVY is now DOWNLOADABLE

Listen and download here:

Don’t forget to follow Gonzo on Soundcloud. We frequently post some old and new tracks that you can listen, share and add to your sets.

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Hey Folks,

We are just launching officially our Tumblr today, and thanks to the brilliant touch of Chilly Gonzales fan Zofia – it looks amazing!

So if you like animated gifs, funny content, and unique pictures & videos about Gonzo, than subscribe NOW!
We’ll randomly post memories and new content often.
Check out the new look and follow us if you don’t wanna miss out on anything!

>> http://chillygonzales.tumblr.com/

Then – let us know what do you want to see more of. We’re listening…

Love,
TEAM GONZO

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Chilly Gonzales presents “Solo Piano II in PianoVision” at Cadogan Hall on 1st May 2013

Chilly Gonzales London return Engagement: after a stellar sold-out Barbican Great Hall concert with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Chilly Gonzales presents “Solo Piano II in PianoVision” at Cadogan Hall on 1st May 2013.

Join us for this special piano recital accompagnied by the projections of Nina Rhode!

 

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