Artist: byerSelf 

From: Minneapolis, MN

Genre: Pop, Rock, Indie Singer/Cellist

Sounds Like: 2CELLOS, Kishi Bashi, Andrew Bird

Members: Greg Byers

Contact: Jeff Hyman @ Degy Entertainment - jeff@degy.com

“A great day (of music), for sure! We cannot wait to have byerSelf back.” 

-Celeste Skalnek, St. Clair Community College

"Greg brought wonderful energy and so much talent to the festival." 

-Chris White, New Directions Cello Festival 

“The tunes are warm and enjoyable and flow with an orchestral vibe... and sound sweet to the ear. It all works like a charm.” 

-City Newspaper

Despite its moniker, byerSelf is more than your typical solo project; with its mesmerizing blend of modern covers and catchy originals, it will redefine what you thought the cello was capable of! byerSelf is the pseudonym of singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Greg Byers. The first jazz/classical cellist/bassist to graduate from the University of Miami, Greg's pioneering musical style focuses on modern styles, improvisation, and integrating technology. Greg has performed and recorded with diverse artists such as Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Raquel Sofia, Kat Perkins, VocalEssence, Dr. John, Steve Miller, Omar Rodríguez-López and Davina and the Vagabonds.

Armed with only his voice, electric cello and pedalboard, byerSelf uses live looping to create lush backdrops and infectious grooves. Every performance, Greg amazes the audience with his instrumental virtuosity and heartfelt vocals. His charisma and on-stage energy guarantee an engaging, interactive show for fans of all ages and musical tastes. 

 

byerSelf recorded and released 3 music videos in 2018; after two successful tours of the Midwest & Great Lakes he is headed to Miami and San Francisco in 2019. The tours include individualized performances at clubs, college campuses, music festivals, and performing arts centers. The tours also include clinics and workshops for young string musicians, where Greg helps the next generation of musicians unlock their creative potential. 

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Highlight Performances:

  • Zbigniew Seifert Competition; Krakow, Poland

  • Paisley Park; Chanhassen, MN

  • American Airlines Arena; Miami, FL

  • MGM Grand (Latin GRAMMYs); Las Vegas, NV

  • BBC2 (Later... with Jools Holland); Maidstone, England

  • City Winery; Chicago, IL

  • The Viper Room; Los Angeles, CA

  • The Living Room; New York City, NY

  • GEVA Theater; Rochester, NY

  • REDCAT; Los Angeles, CA

  • Norwegian Cruise Lines; Baltic Sea

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endorsements:

  • NS Design

  • Coda Bow

  • D'Addario Strings

  • Xotic Effects

  • Pigtronix

  • Peak Music Stands

  • TheGigRig.com