Two pianist brothers from Ontario have teamed up to form a new band called “Piano Brothers” with a group of young jazz pianist musicians.
“We’re really excited about this new project and what it can do for us,” said brother-in-law Leo Lam, who has a masters degree in music and a Bachelor of Music from McMaster University.
“It’s really a perfect fit for us, because we’re both very musical.
We have such a great musical talent.”
The brothers, who live in Oakville, Ont., decided to form the new band after their parents were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
Leo has been a soloist since he was 12 years old and he plans to begin performing at age 26.
His brother Phil has been playing in the band for four years.
“I’m really happy to be able to take part in something that’s a positive thing,” Phil said.
“Being able to do something good for others is what I’m most excited about.”
The new group of musicians will be performing the first song of their new album, “Rising,” on March 31.
The band will also be touring across Canada.
“The project will be really exciting and it’s going to be an exciting journey for everyone involved, including myself,” said Leo Lam.
“Music is a huge part of who I am, and I love doing it.
The idea of doing something that has the same goal as our music is really exciting to me.”
The video for “Riding the Wave” will be shot in Oak Ridge, Ont.
and will be shown in the new music series “The Art of Piano.”
“It will be a fun project for me, for Leo and for Phil to come together and work on something together,” Leo Lam said.
Phil said he is excited about the project and is excited to be part of it.
“There’s a lot of music in this world that I love, and to be a part of something that I know is going to bring so much joy and happiness to people, that’s something I can’t wait to be involved in,” Phil Lam said in an interview with CBC.
The “Picky” video for the song will be produced by the new company and is expected to begin filming in early March.
“They [the two brothers] are both really talented musicians and they’re going to do the best they can to do it, but we’re not just going to play and hope that we do it right,” Leo said.
The new “Picking Up The Pieces” series premieres March 31 on CBC Canada.
You can watch a teaser of the new musical on CBC’s YouTube channel.