Mike Massé and Jeff Hall are Utah attorneys informed with a wheels of justice. They’re also musicians meddlesome in doing probity to songs by Pink Floyd, U2 and Tom Petty.
The dual longtime friends paint hostile sides in a rapist probity complement — Massé is a Salt Lake County open defender, and Hall is a Salt Lake County emissary district profession — nonetheless they group adult monthly to wobble parsimonious harmonies during a The Pie Pizzeria.
Set aside a members’ educational backgrounds, and a twin is most some-more than usually another cover band. Using skills as a recording operative that he schooled in college, Massé has posted scarcely 80 videos on YouTube that are brilliantly available and higher in sound and video quality.
The videos recently amassed some-more than 2 million hits, earning a Utah twin inhabitant and general fans.
“A man final week asked when we’re going to tour,” pronounced Hall, 40, of Sandy. “Another man asked when we’re entrance to Poland.”
“We are some-more appreciated by people out of state than locals,” pronounced Massé, 41, of West Jordan.
Singing covers, and conference existence • Hall and Massé met as undergraduates during Brigham Young University, when they shaped a cover band. As graduation neared, existence set in.
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“We both away came to a preference that we indispensable genuine jobs,” pronounced Massé, who was study song with a sound recording importance and singing with a BYU Singers.
“I didn’t wish to rest on song as a approach to make a buck,” pronounced Hall, who warranted a humanities grade with an importance in music. Hall, who can alarm all 9 Beethoven symphonies, had acquired a singular ability of being means to build an organ, though satisfied that even in organ-rich Utah, that pursuit “was a sure-fire approach to poverty.”
So both went to law school, and Hall went on to turn a law clerk for Pat B. Brian, a late district decider in Salt Lake, Tooele and Summit counties. He eventually finished adult operative for a district attorney’s bureau from 2000 to 2007, afterwards returned to a bureau after a choosing of Sim Gill.
In contrast, Massé became a hearing profession operative for a Salt Lake Legal Defender Association.
Sounding off • Massé is a low-pitched bulb who began personification acoustic guitar during The Pie in 1993 as an opening for creativity. Hall assimilated him on drum several years later.
They didn’t design most from a gig, solely a possibility to relive their days as a cover band. Their usually compensate is tips and pizza slices.
But Massé, regulating his skills as a recording engineer, began recording their performances and posting them on YouTube. The videos held on, attracting dozens of hits, afterwards hundreds, thousands and now millions.
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