The Monster Symphony Lady Gaga – Aston is amazing! In 2011 Aston was invited by Perez Hilton to appear in his TV show All Access where the group met and played their famous cover of “Telephone” for Lady Gaga. After this meeting with the singing mega-star Aston went on to pay tribute to her by creating their most ambitious project, The Monster Symphony. The Monster Symphony is a 10 minute work created from just Lady Gaga songs. Together with film directors Nathan Hunt and Reece Farris, they married the music with an epic short film in which they also appeared.
The Monster Symphony Lady Gaga – Aston Music Video
Aston is an Australian classical pop group from Sydney formed in 2009. The band consists of members who all have come out of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music: Eliza Morrison (Violin), Michael Bennett (Violin), Hanna Oblikov (Cello), Will Henderson (Guitar), Ella Jamieson (Piano) and Daniel Luscombe (Percussion). Aston was signed to Warner Music Group after uploading an instrumental cover of Lady Gaga‘s Telephone to YouTube which within a month was viewed by more than 670,000 people. The cover was the most viewed Australian music video of the year. Aston has also received support from celebrity blogger Perez Hilton who featured the band on his website
Only Girl (In The World) Rihanna – Aston Music Video
Astonʼs first taste of international success came through YouTube where their cover of Lady Gagaʼs “Telephone” went viral thanks to the help of gossip blogger Perez Hilton who featured it on his infamous website. A string of other videos then went viral, Rihannaʼs “Rude Boy” & “Only Girl (In The World)”, Coldplayʼs “Viva La Vida” as well as Lady Gagaʼs “Born This Way” gaining the group a legion of fans from all over the world.
I knew You Were Trouble Taylor Swift – Aston Music Video
“Aston is one of the worldʼs leading emerging classical groups, turning popular music into symphonic masterpieces. After meeting at Australiaʼs premier music schools, The Sydney Conservatorium of Music, the group of friends Eliza (violin), Michael (violin), Hanna (cello), Ella (piano), Dan (percussion, music arranger) and later Patrick (guitar) formed Aston as a way of opening classical music up to young people and audiences who may not have been exposed to classical music. Early on in Astonʼs career they were the house band on Australian TV show “The Matty Johns Show”, a Rugby League based program on Channel 7.”
Halo Beyonce – Aston Music Video
In 2012 ABCʼs Dancing With The Stars featured Astonʼs cover of David Guettaʼs “Without You” which was specially recorded for the “Macyʼs Stars of Dance” segment. The “So You Think You Can Dance” troupe Shaping Sounds performed to the track. The next week their arrangement of Bad Romance was also performed.
Without You David Guetta Ft. Usher – Aston Music Video
I think The Monster Symphony Lady Gaga – Aston is an amazing work of arrangements, musicianship and cinematography. In fact, I had the opportunity to play Aston’s Classical cover of Rihanna Only Girl (In The World) the other night and dancers loved it! As a creative professional DJ here in the New Jersey and New York area, I am grateful I get the chance to experiment with some of these fine Classical covers by Aston and Vitamin String Quartet, among others.
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