THON scored some amazing cover artists this year. The 2018 lineup consisted of recurring guests such as The Rockets, My Hero Zero, and Go Go Gadjet, as well as newcomers like Disney’s Sky Katz, The Taylor Tote Band, and Piano Fight Club. THON’s cover artists kept the BJC rocking for all 46 hours, but there are a few other acts that we would like to see hit the stage next year. With that, here is our THON 2019 cover band wishlist.
DSharp is a YouTube sensation who produces majestic violin covers of popular songs. He plays everything from Lil Uzi Vert to Taylor Swift, so there’s no doubt his setlist would be diverse. Also, DSharp’s violin melodies would be a fresh change of pace compared to all of the other cover bands that often sing the same songs. On top of that, the violin is arguably the most beautiful sounding instrument in the world. Don’t agree? Maybe some of DSharp’s work on YouTube will change your mind.
Jimmy Fallon and The Roots with classroom instruments
One of Jimmy Fallon’s best bits on The Tonight Show is when he and his house band accompany a famous artist in performing his or her latest hit…all on instruments you would find in a kindergarten class. They might be a bit of a stretch to book for THON, but Jimmy Fallon just might be an FTK kind of guy.
A guest vocalist would be nice, but not necessary since Fallon is a surprisingly talented singer. The Roots also have excellent vocalists that would make the group into a phenomenal THON cover band. Besides, what’s more FTK than a band that uses instruments meant for kids? Check out some of their classroom instrument covers here.
Shittyflute has a cult following on YouTube, so it would already be one of the most popular acts that THON has landed. Shittyflute has no shortage of range either, so dancers and spectators will hear all of their favorites. The only problem is that it might need a more FTK name, so let’s just call it Crappyflute instead. Ultimately, a performance from Shittyflute would guarantee one thing: No one will want to fall asleep (or be able to, for that matter).
This guy who played Darude Sandstorm on a potato
This YouTuber is perhaps the greatest cover artist of all time. His instrument is a potato that he carved into some sort of rudimentary flute, and its sound is only rivaled by Shittyflute itself. The only downside with this musician is that he only seems to know Darude “Sandstorm,” which, come to think of it, isn’t really that much of a downside. A thirty minute set consisting of only Darude “Sandstorm” played on a potato would be peak 3 a.m. THON.
Are there any cover bands that you want to see on the Four Diamonds stage next year? Let us know in the comments below! Seriously, we don’t know a lot of cover bands besides the dozen that performed at THON 2018.