|Shirtless Violinist Matthew Olshefski and pianist Johnny Walsh|
With Halloween just a few days away, Matthew Olshefski, the Shirtless Violinist, shares that he wanted to dress up as a 90s Disney Prince.
After a survey of his fans, the decision was made to go with ‘Hercules,’ which also came with the built-in choice of song for a music video, “Go The Distance.”
Now, the Shirtless Violinist can’t be donning a bulky toga as the muscle-bound Demi-god, so the search was on for a more ‘shirtless’ appropriate costume.
Olshefski found a gladiator costume online that seemed to fit the bill, and they were priced 2-for-1!
Matthew called up handsome pianist Johnny Walsh, who’s collaborated on a few past music videos, and the casting was set.
|Pianist Johnny Walsh guests on the new music video|
The duo came up with a music video featuring the friendship (or more?) of ‘Big Hercules’ and ‘Little Hercules’ with some male-bonding/mentoring theme going on.
According to Olshefski, the only snag in shooting the video was when it came to teaching ‘Little Hercules’ to skip a rock across water. Apparently, neither Olshefski nor Walsh nor any member of the crew could skip and rock.
|“Can you skip a rock?” “I thought YOU could skip a rock…?”|
Spoiler: the results you seen in the video represent some ‘movie magic’ shot weeks later at a lake 🙂
In any case, the result is (in the motto of the Shirtless Violinist) “easy on the eyes and the ears.”
Listen and watch the Shirtless Violinist’s take on the Hercules classic, “Go The Distance,” below.