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Cool Ember
Monday, October 09, 2017

Tom Huet, cello, Elliot Lyte, violin & Chris Gascoine, cello



I wrote this blog a few days ago  (mostly fictional) about a murdered baroque cellist in Buenos Aires last April. I placed the links to the blog as I always do into Facebook and Twitter. Soon after I received a notification that an entity called Ember had liked the tweet.

I was curious to find out what Ember is. This is a prime example of wonderful serendipity in this 21st century of social media.

On the day when I finally succumbed to feeling a tad more Canadian and less Argentine I went to my
local London Drugs and bought a Neil Young – Greatest Hits and listened to Ohio five or six times:


Ember are a unique, all male alternative string trio made up of classically trained violinist Elliot Lyte and cellists Tom Huet and Chris Gascoine.
Performing their own unique arrangements of current chart hits by artists including Adele, Sia and Blur, they have had an explosive start with well over a million hits on YouTube to date.


I then listened to Ember a trio of three handsome and young chaps who play an unusual combination of one violin and two cellos.

The first Ember work I heard on YouTube was their cover version Sia’s Cheap Thrills and I must state here that this 75-year-old-man had never heard of Sia. I am too busy listening to Astor Piazzolla, Tarquinio Merula, Claude Debussy and Richard Twardzik and Art Bergmann.


Cheap Thrills

That first listen was in bed on my Galaxy and Rosemary (my wife of 40 years who does not like anything) said,  “What is that? I like it!”

From my Galaxy I went to my computer and found many more examples of their stuff that is always played in different locations. In one of them they played Luís Fonsi’s Despacito with instruments that looked electric. I will have to consult with my friend the Portland baroque bassist Curtis Daily to ID them for me. Daily has subsequently written: They look like Yamaha electric instruments.

Despacito

Meanwhile I am most excited that I have a new source of music that I have never heard before and the prospect that these three guys will become my friends. They will also help me take my eyes off (for a while) of all those local, young and beautiful cellists and especially Marina Hasselberg who plays with fishnet stockings.


There's a lot of cool Ember @ember in twitter





     

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