Walk off the Earth

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Walk off the Earth
OriginBurlington, Ontario, Canada
GenresIndie rock, alternative rock, reggae rock, experimental rock, ska
Years active2006–present
LabelsColumbia,[1] SlapDash
Associated actsGianni and Sarah, G Spot Tornado, The Creepshow
Websitewalkofftheearth.com
MembersGianni Luminati
Sarah Blackwood
Ryan Marshall
Mike Taylor
Joel Cassady
Past membersPeter Kirkwood
 
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Walk off the Earth
OriginBurlington, Ontario, Canada
GenresIndie rock, alternative rock, reggae rock, experimental rock, ska
Years active2006–present
LabelsColumbia,[1] SlapDash
Associated actsGianni and Sarah, G Spot Tornado, The Creepshow
Websitewalkofftheearth.com
MembersGianni Luminati
Sarah Blackwood
Ryan Marshall
Mike Taylor
Joel Cassady
Past membersPeter Kirkwood

Walk off the Earth is a Canadian rock band that was formed in 2006 in Burlington, Ontario, and has gained success around the world by making low-budget music videos of covers and originals. The band built its fan base independently with no help from record labels, booking agents, or management. In February 2012, the music industry publication Crazed Hits reported that the band had signed a recording contract with Columbia Records.[1] The band is best known for its covers of popular music on YouTube, making use of uncommon instruments such as the ukulele and the theremin, as well as looping samples. The band's recorded music and videos are produced by member and multi-instrumentalist, Gianni Luminati (Giancarlo Nicassio).

History[edit]

The band's first success came from covering the songs of The Gregory Brothers. The video of the band's overdubbed cover of Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know" became rapidly popular on YouTube in early 2012, gathering over 127 million views in four months[2] and received positive responses from both Gotye and his co-singer on the song, Kimbra.[3][4] The band has also covered "Someone Like You" by Adele, "Party Rock Anthem" by LMFAO, "Payphone" by Maroon 5, "Roll Up" by Wiz Khalifa and dozens of other tracks.[5] In December 2012, the band released an original single titled "Gang of Rhythm".[6] On March 11, RollingStone magazine streamed their unreleased R.E.V.O. LP in its entirety. The full length R.E.V.O. album was released on March 19, 2013, followed by a tour based around the Album.

Members[edit]

Walk off the Earth on Youtube Rewind 2012
Current members
Touring members
Past members

Popularity[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearAward ceremonyAwardResult
2013Juno AwardsBreakthrough Group of the YearNominated
Video of the Year - Little BoxesNominated
2013Casby AwardsMolson Canadian Favourite New ArtistWon
2013YouTube Music AwardsResponse of the YearNominated

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
TitleYearPeak chart positionsCertificationsAlbum
AUTBEL
(Vl)
BEL
(Wa)
CANDENFRA
[9]
IRLNEDSUISWEUSUK
"Somebody That I Used to Know"2012303028131280489544510980R.E.V.O.
"Red Hands"9114
"Gang of Rhythm"201360
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

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