“America, early 1920s. In a luxurious villa by the seaside pool, men in suits and bow ties and women in knee-length dresses, neck pearls and trimmed hair, drink Cosmopolitan and dance to the rhythm of the band, that is there to entertain them”.
The above scene seems to have come out of the pages of Great Gatsby. However, when musicians are performing the biggest hits of the last few decades, in jazz, swing, foxtrot and soul style, then you've just come to the big Postmodern Jukebox party!
Ready for a tap dance under the “sounds” of Bad Romance?
The story of this music group is by no means ordinary.
In 2009, Scott Bradlee starts covering popular songs in a more...jazz version, seeking to find an interesting way to practice the piano. A few years later, he decides to create a band, a merge of different musicians with common love for the piano and Motown!
With the exception of the founder and man in charge, Scott Bradlee, the members of PMJ are not steady. Instead, they are rotated - over 70 members in total - depending on the layout, so that every time the result remains unique!
They count more than a billion views on YouTube and millions of followers. In fact, by posting a new video every week, PMJ make sure to please their loyal fans and, of course, refresh our playlists!
The "Motown Tribute to Nickelback" made an impression and gave PMJ the perfect impetus to continue approaching in their own unique way the greatest radio successes. Besides Nickelback, Eminem, Adele, Lady Gaga, Sia, Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and Metallica are just some of those who “travel” through decades that no one could ever have imagined!
As Bradlee himself comments on PMJ upcoming Welcome to the Twenties 2.0 tour, “We are using our small share of pop culture to get the audience to forget about their problems and come to us for an evening that will celebrate real musical talent and timeless style - live and in real life”.
Just two months before we discover what lies ahead for us in 2020, Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox travels us through time, into a spectacular 1920s party with 2020s creations!
Until we meet on Sunday, December 8th at Fuzz Club, enjoy the PMJ playlists.