3 Kinds of One Man Bands: Actual One Man Bands

October 05, 2011

Recently we've been exploring the various kinds of one-man-bands that exist on YouTube and have seen lots of viewing interest. So far we've looked at #1: Solo Montages and #2 Beatbox Musicians.

But, of course, there's a third kind of one man band that exists on YouTube...

NUMBER 3: Actual, traditional one man bands.

Perhaps the most-viewed such performer comes from Croatia, where Mileta Cvijanovć hits the streets under the name Cigo Man Band. This clip of Cigo performing in Rijeka, Croatia was uploaded by a YouTube user named DaleZak and it's been seen over 2 million times since it was posted at the end of 2008.

(The song he's covering is called "Budjav Lebac" by popular Serbian rock band S.A.R.S.)

While he has been captured by others on camera -- this video of him in Cesena, Italy has been seen over a million times as well -- Mileta has his own YouTube channel where his videos have 200,000 views.

Back in the North America in 2009, footage of Quebec-based one man band performer Scott Dunbar went big, drawing over a million views for his performance of "Billie Jean."

There are more than 8,000 "one man band" videos on YouTube, with hundreds from just the past month. In 2011, one of the most popular one man band performer is Bernhoft from Norway, who performs live but brings more technology into the mix. Just this past month, he made an appearance on Ellen performing this song that has over a million views.