NEW PRAGUE, MN (April 11, 2007) —They’ve performed with sopranos before, but never quite like this. Twin Cities-based musicians The O’Neill Brothers are adding another kind of “hit” to their resume after being tapped by the producers of HBO’s “The Sopranos” to provide a song for the critically acclaimed series’ April 22 episode. Million-selling pianists Tim and Ryan O’Neill contributed their version of “Terms of Endearment” to Episode 80 of the Emmy-winning show, titled “Remember When.”
“We have absolutely no idea how they’re going to use the song in the episode,” says older brother Tim O’Neill. “But that’s part of the fun of watching ‘The Sopranos’ — you never know what’s going to happen. We’re just flattered to be a part of such a phenomenal show.” The episode airs for the first time on Sunday, April 22, at 8 p.m. central time, on HBO.
The O’Neill Brothers originally recorded “Terms of Endearment” for their 1999 collection of romantic songs, “P.S., I Love You.” The theme is part of Michael Gore’s Oscar-nominated score to the Best Picture-winning 1983 movie starring Shirley MacLaine, Jack Nicholson and Debra Winger.
Over the years, The O’Neill Brothers have written and performed music for another HBO program, “Sex and the City”, as well as for NBC, PBS, QVC and ESPN. The piano-playing siblings have sold almost two million CDs — all without being associated with a major record label. Their enthusiastic fans have made successes of The O’Neill Brothers’ 25 albums; two of their popular 3-CD sets have hit the Billboard charts. They were nominated for an Emmy in 2006 for their TPT concert special. For more information please visit