I’ve realized I’ve only written about vocalists on this blog so far; today I’m going to change that. Kurt Hugo Schneider is a YouTube-based music producer primarily. I say primarily because he can and does sing, but the vast majority of the videos he posts to his channel KurtHugoSchneider are videos in which he is seen playing instruments and otherwise providing everything but the vocals to the song.
Kurt got his start on YouTube as the producer for cover artist Sam Tsui, a title he retains. He and Sam have performed a great number of covers, acquiring a subscriber count of over 2,300,000 and the respect of just about every other YouTube artist. On top of that, he and Sam have worked together on an independent film titled College Musical.
Kurt Hugo Schneider is not your regular internet-based musician, as he does not limit himself to one or two types of music. He has produced everything from classical piano to modern dubstep. He is part of a nerdcore music parody group called Nerd Alert which consists of himself and famed eSports commentator HuskyStarcraft. The parodies, include Banelings (Baby by Justin Bieber) and Nerdy and I Know It (Sexy and I Know It by LMFAO) to name a couple.
Recently, Schneider released a music video of himself, Chester See, Tyler Ward, Dave Days, and Sam Tsui singing Kiss You by One Direction and teased that more music from “Not Another Boy Band” could be on the way.
Remember Chrissy Costanza from Against The Current? (You should, she’s awesome.) Here’s a video Kurt made with her and Sam singing Heart Attack. He’s the one on the tiny piano and guitar.