Cheat Sheet

Mpls./St. Paul Magazine
February 2006
by Claire Joubert

Since the sales of their first album in 1994, brothers and pianists Tim and Ryan O'Neill have been busy touring, releasing CDs on their own label, and recording music for HBO, ESPN, and NBC. Last month, the New Prague natives released their twenty-third album, Someone You Love. This month, they're joined by pop star Deborah Gibson when they bring their signature stylings to Orchestra Hall.

1,500,000: number of CDs they've sold since their first sale in 1994-and without major-label backing

130,000: approximate number of CDs their best-selling album, Sweet Dreams, has sold

41,000: number of members in their fan club

7,000: approximate number of daily visitors to their website

12: number of minute in which their inventory of 12,450 CDs sold during their first QVC appearance

10: approximate number of hours per week they play the piano

8: number of music clips they've recorded for HBO's Sex and the City, including music for a scene in a cocktail lounge

5: number of times their albums have hit the Billboard charts

2: number of programs they've recorded for PBS (Irish Pianos with the O'Neill Brothers and The O'Neill Brothers: Piano for Someone You Love)

1: number of commercials starring Regis Philbin and their music

Feb. 14. Orchestra Hall, 1111 Nicollet Mall, Mpls., 612-371-5656,




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