The O'Neill Brothers to be Featured in PBS Holiday Special
Piano-Playing Brothers Invite Guest Vocalist
Deborah Gibson to Perform on Holiday Special
New Prague, Minn. (November 15, 2007)
- Minnesota-based musicians Tim and Ryan O'Neill will be featured performers in an upcoming one-hour show airing on KSMQ-TV (Austin, Minn.).
The piano-playing duo will perform holiday favorites and beloved piano classics from their library of 26 albums in the upcoming special, "The O'Neill Brothers: Piano for Someone You Love." Guest vocalist Deborah Gibson, known for her '80s pop music hits and Broadway roles, is featured on several selections - including a new acoustic version of her hit "Lost In Your Eyes." Other selections performed in The O'Neill Brothers' relaxing signature style include White Christmas, Silent Night, Edelweiss, Carol of the Bells, Canon in D, What a Wonderful World, Music Box Dancer, What Child Is This?, Silver Bells and more. Various guest musicians accompany the brothers on guitar, violin and saxophone in several numbers.
The program debuted on Twin Cities Public Television on Wednesday, December 7, 2005. It was nominated for a regional Emmy Award in 2006.
Tim and Ryan O'Neill, New Prague natives and current Twin Cities residents, have sold more than 1 million CDs-without being associated with a major record label. Along the way, the brothers have written and performed music for HBO (including music for "Sex and the City"), NBC and ESPN; and performed for President George H.W. Bush. Six of their albums have hit the Billboard charts, and based on the success of their popular wedding-themed albums, they recently launched MyWeddingMusic.com, a wedding music planning website.