Live Nation and Stodola present
SCOTT BRADLEE & POSTMODERN JUKEBOX
PERFORMING FOR THE FIRST TIME IN POLAND!
18th March 2015 – klub Stodoła
Bradlee’s Latest Viral Smash, Version Of Meghan Trainor’s Hit Single “All About That Bass” Has surpassed 10 MILLION views in two months!
Proving that everything new can be old again, pianist and arranger Scott Bradlee has become a viral pop sensation after creating a series of clips for YouTube that finds him and his ad hoc group Postmodern Jukebox reworking 21st-century pop hits in a variety of vintage styles. Videos from Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox have been viewed on the ensemble’s YouTube channel well over a hundred million times with his 1940’s style jazz interpretation of Meghan Trainer’s hit single “All About That Bass,” recently garnering over 10 million views alone. “All About That Bass” Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyTTX6Wlf1Y
On the surface, the method is video – clips of full-band performances (that’s Bradlee on piano,) shot in the bandleader’s living room with a single stationary camera. The madness: pop hits of the present performed à la pop hits of the past. Miley Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop” assayed as a doo-wop number; Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ “Thrift Shop” tricked out in flapper jazz; Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” rendered a 1940s big-band standard. In addition, Bradlee’s New Orleans-flavored take on Guns N’ Roses’ “Sweet Child o’ Mine” has garnered 3+ million views; the “grandpa-style” reiteration of “Thrift Shop” – 6 million views; and “We Can’t Stop” – 10.5 million views.
The success of these re-imagined arrangements have made Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox’s tour one of the most talked about of the season and one of the harder concert tickets to obtain. After selling out shows throughout the U.S., the ensemble will soon bring its variety show performance to Europe, making a stop in Warsaw, Poland at The Stodola on March 18, 2015.
As a performer, producer and writer, Bradlee’s method runs deeper than just pop hits of the present performed à la pop hits of the past. He’s educating his audience about 20th-century song styles; he’s commenting on the elasticity of the pop form; he’s confounding cultural context; he’s uniting generations and breaking the rules. He’s manifesting postmodernist ideas in his approach to production and business as well as music. But as far as the fans are concerned, it’s just fun (and sometimes funny). Bradlee himself will tell you, simply, “I re-imagine a song in another style because I want to hear it that way.”
Clearly, so does everyone else, as evidenced by Postmodern Jukebox’s tickets sales success (stateside and abroad.) “It’s a variety show, a musical revue featuring special guests,” Bradlee illuminates. “Coming to a PMJ show is like time-traveling back to Old Hollywood.”
For a full list of European dates please visit http://postmodernjukebox.com/