The non-stop throwback sounds of this pop-inspired, vintage musical experience are returning to the UK in 2018 for a major tour.
Scott Bradlee’s Post Modern Jukebox
7th March 2018- Manchester Albert Hall
Starting out as the bedroom project of Jazz pianist Scott Bradlee and rapidly growing into a viral and real-world sensation, the US group’s vintage-pop mashups have racked up over 811 million YouTube views and brought their rotating roster of top-class session musicians into the limelight & onto sold out worldwide tours.
Imagine marrying the 21st-century party vibe of Miley Cyrus or the minimalist angst of Radiohead with the crackly warmth of a vintage 78 or the plunger-muted barrelhouse howl of a forgotten Kansas City jazzman. Bradlee’s choice of material ranges from the ‘80s hard rock of Guns N’ Roses to hits as recent as Taylor Swift’s controversial “Look What You Made Me Do.” They’re rendered by a rotating cast of musicians and singers in fashions that date back to a time when Axl, Slash and T-Swift’s parents had yet to be born – a time of street corner harmonies and torch singers, blues belters and golden-voiced crooners.
Each week you don’t know what musical surprise appear, which makes their YouTube channel one of the most exciting with nearly 3 million subscribers to date. Their ‘50s doo-wop version of Miley Cyrus’ ‘We Can’t Stop’, has garnered more than 19.5 million views and was named one of the ‘9 Best Viral Cover Videos of 2015’ by People magazine.
Since first arriving on UK shores in early 2014 Postmodern Jukebox have consistently deepened their commitment to the UK by adding more shows each time they visit, bringing their unique spin on modern pop hits and retro pop stylings to new cities for the first time while revisiting favourite haunts that welcome them back with eagerly open arms. Postmodern Jukebox also made their major UK label debut album The Essentials earlier this year.
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.
Albert Hall, 27 Peter St, City Centre, Manchester M2 5QR
0844 858 8521