There are some very famous singing families who have etched their names in pop culture history. The Jacksons, The Osmonds, The Corrs, and even the OG – The VonTrapp family. Ok, so they’re not a real family but their contributions to music cannot be underestimated. Now there’s another family making waves on YouTube, the Sharpe Family Singers from Basking Ridge, New Jersey.
In a video that’s gone viral, they perform the hit We Don’t Talk About Bruno from the hit Disney movie Encanto. The family sings exceptionally well, but that’s not what makes the video so much fun. The highlight is that they infuse the movie’s story into their performance!
The video starts with their youngest son asking if Bruno is coming over for dinner. The rest of the family freezes in horror and then the song begins. For the rest of the video, the family takes the roles of the character from the movie and acts out the song. They dance, display emotions and add little accents that will make you laugh out loud at times. It’s so much fun it’s easy to understand why it’s been viewed 2.8 million times in a year.
One viewer explains what’s great about the video perfectly. “I’m imagining the neighbours watching you dancing and I can’t stop laughing. This was truly beautiful, you’re a beautiful family” Another says what we must all be thinking, “How is it possible that an entire family is this talented??!?!!! Wow”. So, who are the Sharpe Family Singers?
The family is made up of dad Russell Sharpe, mum Barbra Russell-Sharpe, kids Samantha, Logan and twins Aiden and Connor. The family has a musical history, Russell and Barbra met when they were playing the leads Marius and Cosette on Les Miserables on Broadway. They had to pretend to get married hundreds of times and in the process fell in love for real.
It appears that the urge to perform was passed down to all of their children because as well as being part of the Sharpe Family Singers they are all actors, musicians, or both in their own right. Logan followed in his dad’s footsteps and has played Marius in Les Miserables as well as Prince Charming in Cinderella and Gaston in Beauty and the Beast. Samantha also went into the family business playing Eponine in Les Miserables. She has also appeared in Rent, The Secret Garden and Evita and sung with huge stars like Queen Latifah and Tony Bennett.
Less is known about identical twins Aiden and Connor but they are only thirteen and will still be at school. Considering the careers of the rest of the family, however, it seems likely that we’ll see their names up in lights very soon. Until then, their stage is the family’s social media and what a stage it is! They have 1.59 million subscribers on YouTube, 8.5 million on TikTok and 229,000 on Facebook. This family is definitely one to watch. If you would like to see more from Sharpe Family Singers, you can subscribe to their YouTube channel or follow them on Facebook.