CelloJoe sets up his mobile busking rig on his bicycle outside the entrance to How Weird Street Faire.
CelloJoe uses his cello and his voice with a looper to create layered live music with no pre-recorded samples. Every sound is created on the spot and played back through the looper.
CelloJoe uses a BOSS RC-50 LoopStation, a Shure SM58 microphone, a custom modified JBLPRO PRX612 Loudspeaker (by RockTheBike.com), K&M telescoping boom mic stand, and plays a cello handcrafted by Laurence Haussler and William Elmore from Palo Alto Violins in 1998.
This video was taken by John Clarke. He is also a street performer. Check out his music at http://johnhclarke.bandcamp.com/
The Silly Song (from Cello Night at the Red Poppy Art House April 8th 2010, presented by Classical Revolution)
CelloJoe made up "The Silly Song" in a friends backyard around a campfire. Since then, it has morphed into a thousand versions.
Versions NOT found in this performance include the constipated version, the farting version, and the James Brown version. However, some versions included in this performance are the laughing version, the Japanese version, and the ancient chinese version.
The video is completely sideways the whole time because a) it's the silly song! b) my sister could only get the shot with the camera sideways.
*NOT SAFE FOR WORK* May 2012 I've got way too much love for Jaylee to just include him in one video. Hear him give his ode to favorite powdered donet confection, and then stick around for beatbox (and MC) artist Infinite show off some skills with Syzygy and their extra special friend CelloJoe!
I shot this with my iPhone 4s and the Photojojo lens kit.