(This is a re-post from emilystrempler.wordpress.com, written by myself, re-posted for the purpose of moving all youtube based content over to emilyonyoutube.wordpress.com. This post was originally published Mar 9, 2011)
Kurt Schneider is a film director, music producer, singer, and songwriter, who is best known for his collaborations with, and music videos for, Sam Tsui. Kurt and Sam met while they were both attending Wissahickon high school in Pennsylvania. They lived just one street away from each other when they were growing up. They began collaborating in high school, but the arrangement was suspended when Kurt left for Yale, and resumed when Tsui also began attending there. Currently Sam is an undergraduate, while Kurt graduated with a degree in Mathematics in 2010.
Kurt and Sam have both made television appearances because of their rise to internet fame, including appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show and The Ellen Degeneres Show. Kurt is also in the process of making a feature length film entitled College Musical: The Movie, based on a popular, but short running web series from 2009.
Their covers together are all around winners, from the good video and sound, to Sam Tsui’s beautiful voice.
Their cover of Hold it Against Me was featured on Britney Spears website.
In this cover of I Will Follow You into the Dark by Deathcab for Cutie, Kurt Schneider sings. Skip to 2:00 to see the actual music video, he beats around the bush a lot before he actually shows it.
Above is a music video for Sam Tsui’s original song Start Again.
And, one more for good measure.
If you are interested in supporting Kurt Schneider and Sam Tsui, or simply learning more, you can check out…
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Come back and check out #5 next Thursday!
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