AUDIO PREVIEW: Pop hits jazzed up by Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox
Imagine BeyoncÃ©, Britney Spears and Taylor Swift pop songs reworked for the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, or Louis Armstrong - meet Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox.
His singers are accompanied by a rousing mini-big band that sounds like a cheekier Benny Goodman Orchestra on Red Bull.
And social media can't get enough of them.
After their cover of Miley Cyrus’ We Can't Stop racked up over 14.8 Million views on YouTube, Bradlee and his revolving door of seemingly endless talent have become the go-to YouTube channel for music you have to hear.
AUDIO: Listen to Scott Bradlee's chat with Digital Editor Graham Walker on his Big Interviews channel on Audioboom - talking about how he formed the band, their new album and how excited he is to be playing UK dates including the home of one of his 80s idols, he covered their biggest hit, The Human League - CLICK HERE.
VIDEO: Press the play button on the YouTube video embedded on this page to watch Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, featuring Shoshana Bean, perform a vintage Motown version of Justin Bieber cover, Sorry.
It's the first single from their brand new album, PMJ and Chill. Get the album here smarturl.it/pmjandchillPostmodern Jukebox reached over 1.7 million subscribers on YouTube and amassed over 390 million views in a month.
Proving that everything new can be old again, pianist/arranger Scott reworks 21st century pop hits into a variety of vintage styles, including 20s jazz, Irish folk and even vintage cabaret, bringing in a vintage sound to popular contemporary songs.
They have recently been turning Taylor Swift into vintage cabaret with their take on Blank Space, jazzing up Meghan Trainor’s All About the Bass, adding a 70’s soul vibe to Backstreet Boys I Want It that Way plus making a powerful vocal/piano version of Hozier’s Take Me To Church.
Just like with their popular videos, each song in PMJ's live concert bridges the gap between generations, providing fresh, yet familiar-sounding tunes that appeals to all ages.
Since first arriving on UK shores in early 2014 Postmodern Jukebox have consistently deepened their commitment to the UK by adding more shows, more cities, and bigger venue capacity each time they visit to accommodate for the ever-growing demand.
The performers and set lists are never the same but the experience always is – a refreshingly educational, absolutely irresistible, and most important of all, genuinely entertaining show that is not to be missed.
There is a very good possibility that you may have seen or heard of the terrific musical collective known as Postmodern Jukebox on an array of social media platforms.
These clever and talented performances have likely shown up on Facebook walls, twitter pages and more, no doubt captioned with glowing praises for their uncanny ability to take a contemporary pop hit and reincarnate it into a superb, vintage-flavoured songbook standard from the last century.
Following a sold out tour last year including two London dates, Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox are now on their biggest UK tour to date. They have already played Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Liverpool, Bristol, London, Bournemouth, Oxford and Cambridge.
Visit Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox official web site at postmodernjukebox.com/Tickets for remaining dates, below - including Sheffield - are £22.00 (£25.00 / £32.50 London) and are available now at www.gigsandtours.com, www.ticketmaster.co.uk and from venues.
2016 UK Tour Dates
Fri 18 March - Birmingham O2 Academy
Sat 19 March - Sheffield O2 Academy
Sun 20 March - Leeds O2 AcademyMon 21 March - Norwich The Nick Rayns LCR, UEA
Tue 22 March - London Roundhouse – EXTRA SHOW ADDED