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Leroy Sanchez, other YouTube favorites featured in Araneta show

Leroy Sanchez

SOME of YouTube’s hottest artists and performers led by Leroy Sanchez will hit Manila next month (July) to perform at a major concert on Saturday, July 9, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum presented by Smart.

Also in the line-up of the one-night event dubbed “Smart Own It! Kick-Off Concert” are Max Schneider, Sam Tsui with Kurt Hugo Schneider, and the Australian band At Sunset. The gig will kick off a series of concerts and shows to be presented by Smart.

To be mounted by Ovation Productions, the “Smart Own It! Kick-Off Concert” is expected to be one of the biggest and hottest concert events in this year’s musical calendar.

Since uploading his first cover song on YouTube at age 15, Leroy Sanchez has posted over 70 videos amassing almost 50 million YouTube views.

Max Schneider is a New York-based pop-soul singer and actor who began performing at the age of 14 years. He was part of the Broadway musical “13” as a swing understudy covering four roles in 2008 and 2009.

Sam Tsui has been hailed as an Internet sensation who, with his friend and partner Kurt Hugo Schneider, was among the first musicians to establish a hugely popular music-focused channel on YouTube.

To date, his videos, including covers, medleys and mashups, have amassed over 500 million hits on YouTube alone, including his 2013 debut original album “Make It Up,” contributing to his ever-expanding worldwide fanbase. Sam has also appeared in programs such as “The Ellen Show” and “The Oprah Show.”

Kurt Hugo Schneider is a composer, music producer and director who was born in Baltimore and grew up in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Most of his works may be found in his YouTube channel http://youtube.com/KurtHugoSchneider.

The Australian band At Sunset is composed of brothers Harrison and Andrew Kantarias and their good friend Tom Jay Williams.