Cello Fury and Friends Annual Holiday Show returns at the Pittsburgh Winery! This one-night-only show features special guests Clinton Clegg from The Commonheart, Molly Alphabet and saxophonist Scott Boni.
A cello rock powerhouse featuring three cellists and a drummer, Cello Fury’s original music combines the symphonic sounds of the cello with driving rock beats. The band’s cinematic, progressive rock sound appeals to a diverse audience throughout the United States and abroad. Cello Fury’s multi-faceted approach to performing, which combines high-energy live shows, music education, workshops, and tours, has allowed the band to perform over 100 concerts yearly in venues ranging from classical music halls and rock clubs to schools and music festivals. As an independent band, Cello Fury has released three albums of original music, including “X” (2018), “Symphony of Shadows” (2013), and “Cello Fury” (2011).
Founding members Nicole Myers and Simon Cummings, who also composes for the band, were joined by cellist Cecilia Caughman in 2018. Drummer David Throckmorton has performed with the group since its start in 2009. Past notable shows include entertaining a crowd of 67,000 during an NFL half time show, headlining the Three Rivers Arts Festival, performing the national anthem for the Pittsburgh Pirates, and performing three sold-out shows at the Byham Theater on New Year’s Eve. Cello Fury performed official showcase performances for two years straight at the largest music festival of its kind in the world, “South By Southwest” (SXSW). Cello Fury was selected to perform at the “Americans for the Arts” national convention, the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) annual conference, and presented an interactive performance and workshop at the American String Teachers Association (ASTA) national conference. Cello Fury performed as an instrumental solo ensemble with the Southeastern Ohio Symphony Orchestra, both performing and orchestration their original music for full symphonic orchestra. Since 2018, the ensemble has presented an annual “Cello Fury and Friends” Holiday Show, bringing together local and national collaborators. Cello Fury band members performed as soloists with Marvin Hamlisch and the Pittsburgh Symphony Pops Orchestra. Cello Fury was featured on the cover of the indie music publication, Vents Magazine, and was featured on the cover of the Pittsburgh City Paper’s “City Guide”. Cello Fury was chosen as one of Skope Magazine’s “Artists to Watch”. Feature articles on the band have been written in various newspapers throughout the US, highlighting both performances and the band’s dedication to music education.