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Josh Groban Surprises Friend and Bandmate with a Modern Home Recording Studio

Scott brothers and Josh Groban posing with tools

There are very few vocalists that can be unanimously described as having the voice of an angel, but Josh Groban is one of them. The multi-platinum-selling singer is known for his unforgettable ballads that resonate with generations of all ages. Still, it’s his heart of gold and incredible sense of humour that makes him such a beloved artist. Throughout his world-class career, his close friend and his band’s piano player, Mark, has been there with him through it all.


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“It goes without saying that Mark is an extraordinary piano player, but, off the stage, he’s just such a great guy,” said Groban. “He’s humble. He goes out of his way to make sure everyone around him is taken care of and never asks for much.”

Premiering July 26, this incredible makeover is without a doubt the ultimate dream home studio for any musician. To show Mark how much he appreciates their 20-year long friendship, Groban taps on the expertise of the Scott brothers to help transform his longtime friend’s outdated garage and neglected backyard. As the ultimate labour of love, Groban assists Drew and Jonathan in creating a flexible, state-of-the-art studio where Mark has all the tools he needs to produce incredible music from the comfort of his home.

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In addition to the life-changing home studio, viewers won’t want to miss Mark’s stunning backyard transformation. From learning how to hang drywall, use a power saw and lay down tile, viewers can watch Groban get his hands dirty while bringing his dream design for Mark to life. As the ultimate outdoor oasis for both Mark and his family, the calming and beautiful backyard is updated with a much-needed hot tub facelift, a gorgeous new deck, and an outdoor kitchen and dining space perfect for making memories with his wife and kids.

This season finale of Celebrity IOU is one of the most spectacular design transformations in the series so far. Can’t get enough of life-changing home renovation reveals? Hollywood A-listers like Darren Criss and Gwnyth Paltrow also surprised friends and mentors with incredible home makeovers.


Celebrity IOU airs on Mondays at 10 PM E/P on HGTV Canada and is also available through STACKTV with Amazon Prime Video Channels, or with the new Global TV app when you sign in with your TV service provider details. Keep checking in to for show reveals, articles and updates.

Image courtesy of HGTV.

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