|Origin||New York City, New York, U.S.|
|Labels||Mud Hut Digital, Concord Records|
Postmodern Jukebox, also widely known by the acronym PMJ, is a rotating musical collective founded by arranger and pianist Scott Bradlee in 2011. PMJ is known for reworking popular modern music into different vintage genres, especially early 20th century forms such as swing and jazz. Postmodern Jukebox has amassed over 1 billion YouTube views and 3.4 million subscribers.
Each week, Postmodern Jukebox puts out a new video on YouTube. Although originally most were filmed casually in Bradlee's living room, sets became more elaborate over time. The band has covered songs by artists ranging from Lady Gaga and The Strokes to Katy Perry and the White Stripes. Since their beginnings as a small group of friends making music in a basement in Queens, New York, Postmodern Jukebox has gone on to feature 70 different performers and tour six continents.
Postmodern Jukebox originated when Bradlee began shooting videos with his close friends from college in his small basement apartment in Astoria, Queens. This original group included bassist Chris Anderson, saxophonist Ben Golder-Novick, harpist Brandee Younger, and vocalist Emma Walker.
Bradlee struggled for years post-college as a jazz musician in the New York City area before hitting it big with his first viral video in 2009 - "a medley of '80s songs done ragtime style." A tweet from famed author Neil Gaiman was the beginning of his eventual online viral popularity.
In 2011, a precursor to the Postmodern Jukebox concept emerged in the form of Bradlee's project A Motown Tribute to Nickelback. It was this video that introduced the world to many PMJ featured performers including bassist Adam Kubota, drummer Allan Mednard, emcee Drue Davis, sax / EWI player / producer Steve Ujfalussy (also known as '90s R&B icon "Steve Sweat" from Saturday Morning Slow Jams) and Tambourine Guy, Tim Kubart.
With over 1 million views in its first week, and 4 million in its first year,Robyn Adele Anderson's cover of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis', "Thrift Shop" (2012) was Postmodern Jukebox's first viral music video. The breakout track was included on Introducing Postmodern Jukebox (2013) and eventually found its way to a #8 position on Billboard magazine's Jazz Albums chart. This success was followed by her cover of Miley Cyrus', "We Can't Stop" in 2013, landing the band a performance spot on Good Morning America (ABC) in September.
In late 2013, Postmodern Jukebox was invited into the New York City offices of Cosmopolitan magazine to film a year-end tribute to 2013, covering the year's hit songs with arrangements transitioning through various genres and time periods. The "Just Another Day at the Office" mashup features: Robyn Adele Anderson singing "Blurred Lines", Cristina Gatti singing "Holy Grail", Anderson and the Tee Tones singing "We Can't Stop", Karen Marie singing "Roar", Ashley Stroud singing "Royals" and Andromeda Turre singing "What Does The Fox Say?". The production was completed in a single take, and a companion behind-the-scenes video was also produced.
In 2014, guest artist Kate Davis performed a cover of Meghan Trainor's, "All About That Bass" (2014), in Scott Bradlee's living room after three hours of practice. Davis performs and solos on the upright bass while singing the song and recalls the occasion, "I knew the song, probably could have done it on the fly. Maybe that's why it's so funny. I remember thinking it was so funny at the time I was going to crack up, maybe five times." The 1940s arrangement and piano accompaniment is by Bradlee with Dave Tedeschi on drums. The single was a success, catching the attention of Time magazine,Billboard magazine, the Huffington Post and PBS NewsHour. As of February 2017, the music video has over 16,570,000 YouTube views, and the song is track 11 on PMJ's Historical Misappropriation (2014) album.
BuzzFeed featured a doo-wop cover of "Timber," with Robyn Adele Anderson and The Tee Tones fronting, in February 2014. The group's cover of Radiohead's seminal '90s hit "Creep," performed by Haley Reinhart, was called a "stunning listen" by the Los Angeles Times in April 2015. As of November 2017 the video had over 39 million views, and was their most viewed video.
In 2015, Broadway actress Shoshana Bean became active with the group as a guest artist when Bradlee moved to Los Angeles.Broadway World raved about Bean's performance of Sia's, "Chandelier," at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, California, and Billboard magazine did a feature story on her Motown makeover of Justin Bieber's "Sorry." Bean joined the Postmodern Jukebox 2016 spring European tour at its midway point.Sara Niemietz first performed with the cast in August 2015, covering the Talking Heads', "This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)" (1983), PMJ's rendition of "Hey Ya!" (2003) by Outkast, a Dixieland arrangement of Justin Bieber's "Love Yourself" (2015), and a club-jazz version of the "Pokémon Theme." Niemietz joined the band's Northeastern leg of its 2015 U.S. tour and the entire 2016 European tour.MTV U.K. caught up with the show in London and spotlighted a big band cover version of Elle King's "Ex's & Oh's" (2014) featuring Niemietz on vocals and Sarah Reich tap dancing.
In early February 2016, Postmodern Jukebox covered the late David Bowie's classic song "Heroes" in honor of World Cancer Day - featuring vocals by Nicole Atkins. The track was sold on iTunes to earn money for the Cancer Research Institute. In 2016, Heineken announced their global partnership with Formula One racing management and in September released its first "If You Drive, Never Drink" campaign commercial featuring Sir Jackie Stewart (the "Flying Scot") with PMJ's cover of "Heroes" as the soundtrack. Around the same time, PMJ launched a program called "Reboxed," consisting of new versions of songs that they'd already covered. The first Reboxed song was Niemietz (and the Sole Sisters) singing "Bad Romance" which had previously been sung by Ariana Savalas (feat. Sarah Reich tap dancing). Adweek went on to feature Bradlee as one of "20 Content Creators Who Are Setting the Bar for Creativity in 2016."
In late May 2018 PMJ officially surpassed the one billion view mark on YouTube. Scott, select members of the band, and special guests hosted their first ever multi-camera live stream event from the PMJ Manor to celebrate.
On June 12th, 2018, Scott Bradlee released his first book, a memoir entitled 'Outside The Jukebox: How I Turned My Vintage Music Obsession Into My Dream Gig' (Hachette Books). The book garnered rave reviews from artists such as Kristin Chenoweth and Mick Fleetwood, as well as features from Publishers Weekly, The Weekly Standard, and Billboard. Scott performed a series of special intimate Book Release Parties during the book's release week in Los Angeles, Washington D.C., New York, and his hometown of Flemington, NJ.
In 2014, PMJ launched their first annual #PMJSearch contest to discover new musical talent. The month-long competition asks fans to submit videos of themselves performing versions of PMJ songs for a chance to perform on an upcoming official video. Out of the many videos that are submitted each year, the winner is selected personally by Scott Bradlee. Past winners include Holly Campbell-Smith (2015), Devi Ananda (2016), and Olivia Kuper Harris (2017), all of whom went on to be featured in PMJ videos, as well as on tour with the band. Harris' feature on "Last Friday Night" caught the attention of the song's original artist, Katy Perry, during an online feature for Glamour. On August 1st, 2018, PMJ launched their fourth annual #PMJSearch, the winner(s) for which will be announced on Sept. 10th.
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|Song title||Release date||Original artist||Lead vocalist|
|Thrift Shop||February 11, 2013||Macklemore & Ryan Lewis||Robyn Adele Anderson|
|Die Young||February 27, 2013||Kesha||Robyn Adele Anderson|
|Don't You Worry Child||April 24, 2013||Swedish House Mafia||Robyn Adele Anderson|
|Gentleman||May 21, 2013||Psy||Robyn Adele Anderson|
|Call Me Maybe||July 30, 2013||Carly Rae Jepsen||Robyn Adele Anderson|
|Come & Get It||August 5, 2013||Selena Gomez||Robyn Adele Anderson|
|We Can't Stop||September 3, 2013||Miley Cyrus||Robyn Adele Anderson|
|Roar||October 9, 2013||Katy Perry||Annie Goodchild|
|Blurred Lines||October 22, 2013||Robin Thicke||Robyn Adele Anderson|
|Royals||October 31, 2013||Lorde||Puddles the Clown|
|Just Dance||November 19, 2013||Lady Gaga||Robyn Adele Anderson|
|Wake Me Up||December 4, 2013||Avicii||Robyn Adele Anderson|
|Young and Beautiful||January 7, 2014||Lana Del Rey||Robyn Adele Anderson|
|Story of My Life||January 20, 2014||One Direction||Miche Braden|
|Timber||February 3, 2014||Pitbull ft. Kesha||Robyn Adele Anderson|
|Sweet Child o' Mine||February 12, 2014||Guns N' Roses||Miche Braden|
|Careless Whisper||February 25, 2014||Wham!||Robyn Adele Anderson|
|Team||March 4, 2014||Lorde||Puddles the Clown|
|Drunk in Love||March 18, 2014||Beyoncé||Cristina Gatti|
|Talk Dirty||March 25, 2014||Jason Derulo||Robyn Adele Anderson|
|Say Something (A Great Big World song)||April 2, 2014||A Great Big World||Hudson Thames|
Robyn Adele Anderson
|Burn||April 8, 2014||Ellie Goulding||Robyn Adele Anderson|
|Pompeii||April 22, 2014||Bastille||Tony DeSare|
|Sweater Weather||April 29, 2014||The Neighbourhood||Cristina Gatti|
|All of Me||May 6, 2014||John Legend||Kiah Victoria|
|Fancy||May 20, 2014||Iggy Azalea||Ashley Stroud|
|Chandelier||May 27, 2014||Sia||Puddles the Clown|
|No Diggity||June 10, 2014||Blackstreet||Ariana Savalas|
|Rude||July 15, 2014||Magic!||Von Smith|
|Wiggle||July 22, 2014||Jason DeRulo ft. Snoop Dogg||Robyn Adele Anderson|
|Maps||August 12, 2014||Maroon 5||Morgan James|
|It's a Man's, Man's, Man's World||August 26, 2014||James Brown||Morgan James|
|Stay With Me||September 2, 2014||Sam Smith||Cristina Gatti|
|All About That Bass||September 5, 2014||Meghan Trainor||Kate Davis|
|Really Don't Care||September 16, 2014||Demi Lovato||Morgan James|
|Break Free||September 28, 2014||Ariana Grande||Morgan James|
|Anaconda||September 30, 2014||Nicki Minaj||Robyn Adele Anderson|
|Shake It Off||October 7, 2014||Taylor Swift||Von Smith|
|Straight Up||October 14, 2014||Paula Abdul||Ashley Stroud|
|Titanium||November 4, 2014||David Guetta ft. Sia||Von Smith|
|I'm Not the Only One||November 18, 2014||Sam Smith||Casey Abrams|
|Love Me Harder||November 25, 2014||Ariana Grande||Cristina Gatti|
|Blank Space||December 16, 2014||Taylor Swift||Ariana Savalas|
|Stacy's Mom||December 30, 2014||Fountains of Wayne||Casey Abrams|
|Take Me to Church||January 6, 2015||Hozier||Morgan James|
|Habits (Stay High)||January 13, 2015||Tove Lo||Haley Reinhart|
|The Greatest Love of All||January 16, 2015||Whitney Houston||Mykal Kilgore|
|I Want It That Way||January 20, 2015||Backstreet Boys||Shoshana Bean|
|Steal My Girl||February 10, 2015||One Direction||Jeffrey James|
|Jealous||February 18, 2015||Nick Jonas||Morgan James|
|The Heart Wants What It Wants||March 3, 2015||Selena Gomez||Lara Johnston|
|Gangsta's Paradise||March 10, 2015||Coolio||Robyn Adele Anderson|
|Creep||April 7, 2015||Radiohead||Haley Reinhart|
|Bad Romance||April 30, 2015||Lady Gaga||Ariana Savalas|
|Barbie Girl||May 14, 2015||Aqua||Morgan James|
|Lovefool||May 21, 2015||The Cardigans||Haley Reinhart|
|Radioactive||June 4, 2015||Imagine Dragons||Blake Lewis|
|Boulevard of Broken Dreams||June 18, 2015||Green Day||Maiya Sykes|
|Oops!... I Did It Again||July 9, 2015||Britney Spears||Haley Reinhart|
|My Heart Will Go On||August 6, 2015 (Original), May 16, 2016 (Reboxed)||Celine Dion||Mykal Kilgore (Original), Aubrey Logan (Reboxed)|
|Seven Nation Army||August 13, 2015||The White Stripes||Haley Reinhart|
|Hey There Delilah||August 27, 2015||Plain White T's||Joey Cook|
|Sugar, We're Going Down||October 1, 2015||Fall Out Boy||Joey Cook|
|Umbrella||October 15, 2015||Rihanna||Casey Abrams|
|Viva La Vida||November 5, 2015||Coldplay||Puddles the Clown|
|Thong Song||November 19, 2015||Sisqó||Blake Lewis|
|Say My Name||November 26, 2015||Destiny's Child||Joey Cook|
|Mad World||December 3, 2015||Tears for Fears||Puddles the Clown|
|Bye Bye Bye||January 7, 2016||NSYNC||Tara Louise|
|Just Like Heaven||January 14, 2016||The Cure||Natalie Angst|
|Love Yourself||January 21, 2016||Justin Bieber||Sara Niemietz|
|Hollaback Girl||April 14, 2016||Gwen Stefani||Robyn Adele Anderson|
|Time After Time||April 21, 2016||Cyndi Lauper||Caroline Baran|
|Are You Gonna Be My Girl||April 28, 2016||Jet||Addie Hamilton|
|Grenade||May 5, 2016||Bruno Mars||Brielle|
|Pony||May 12, 2016||Ginuwine||Ariana Savalas|
|Stone Cold||May 19, 2016||Demi Lovato||Shoshana Bean|
|Juicy||May 26, 2016||The Notorious B.I.G.||Maiya Sykes|
|Never Forget You||June 2, 2016||Zara Larsson||Addie Hamilton|
|Stressed Out||June 9, 2016||Twenty One Pilots||Puddles the Clown|
|Black Hole Sun||June 16, 2016||Soundgarden||Haley Reinhart|
|MMMBop||June 23, 2016||Hanson||Kenton Chen|
|You Give Love a Bad Name||June 30, 2016||Bon Jovi||Jennie Lena|
|Dancing in the Dark||July 7, 2016||Bruce Springsteen||Von Smith|
|Toxic||July 14, 2016||Britney Spears||Melinda Doolittle|
|Dream On||July 21, 2016||Aerosmith||Morgan James|
|Can't Stop the Feeling!||July 28, 2016||Justin Timberlake||Aubrey Logan|
|Roxanne||August 4, 2016||The Police||Dani Armstrong|
|I Will Survive||August 11, 2016||Gloria Gaynor||Sara Niemietz|
|Don't Let Me Down||August 18, 2016||The Chainsmokers||Rayvon Owen|
|Heart of Glass||August 25, 2016||Blondie||Addie Hamilton|
|Forget You||September 1, 2016||CeeLo Green||LaVance Colley|
|Never Gonna Give You Up||September 8, 2016||Rick Astley||Gunhild Carling|
|Cold Water||September 15, 2016||Major Lazer||Robyn Adele Anderson|
|Scars to Your Beautiful||September 19, 2016||Alessia Cara||Sara Niemietz|
|Family Guy Theme Song||September 29, 2016||Walter Murphy||Casey Abrams|
|Since U Been Gone||October 6, 2016||Kelly Clarkson||Mykal Kilgore|
|Material Girl||October 13, 2016||Madonna||Gunhild Carling|
|This Love||October 20, 2016||Maroon 5||Devi-Ananda|
|Don't Stop Me Now||October 27, 2016||Queen||Melinda Doolittle|
|Closer||November 3, 2016||The Chainsmokers||Kenton Chen|
|Santeria||November 10, 2016||Sublime||Natalie Angst|
|Bizarre Love Triangle||November 17, 2016||New Order||Sarah Marie Young|
|Mr. Brightside||November 24, 2016||The Killers||Blake Lewis|
|Teenage Dirtbag||December 1, 2016||Wheatus||Jax|
|Rather Be||December 8, 2016||Clean Bandit||Ada Pasternak|
|Colors of the Wind||December 22, 2016||Pocahontas||Mario Jose|
|No Surprises||December 29, 2016||Radiohead||Chloe Feoranzo|
|Ice Ice Baby||January 5, 2017||Vanilla Ice||Aubrey Logan|
|Ain't No Rest for the Wicked||January 12, 2017||Cage The Elephant||Joey Cook|
|Bye Bye Bye||January 19, 2017||NSYNC||Aubrey Logan|
|Poker Face||January 26, 2017||Lady Gaga||Kelley Jakle|
|What Is Love||February 9, 2017||Haddaway||Casey Abrams|
|Nothing Else Matters||February 23, 2017||Metallica||Caroline Baran|
|Don't Look Back In Anger||March 2, 2017||Oasis||Maiya Sykes|
|Spiderwebs||March 9, 2017||No Doubt||Belle Jewel|
|I Want You To Want Me||March 16, 2017||Cheap Trick||Sara Niemietz|
|Sledgehammer||March 23, 2017||Peter Gabriel||Noah Guthrie|
|...Baby One More Time||March 30, 2017||Britney Spears||Ada Pasternak|
|All the Small Things||April 6, 2017||Blink-182||Puddles the Clown|
|Feel Good Inc.||April 13, 2017||Gorillaz||Thia Megia|
|Thong Song||April 20, 2017||Sisqó||Ariana Savalas|
|Million Reasons||April 27, 2017||Lady Gaga||Aly Ryan|
|Sunday Morning||May 4, 2017||Maroon 5||Addie Hamilton|
|Closer||May 11, 2017||Nine Inch Nails||Kenton Chen|
|Jolene||May 18, 2017||Dolly Parton||Maris|
|It Ain't Me||May 25, 2017||Selena Gomez||Emily Braden|
|Somebody That I Used to Know||June 1, 2017||Gotye||Hannah Gill|
|All Star||June 8, 2017||Smash Mouth||Vonzell Solomon|
|Say It Ain't So||June 15, 2017||Weezer||Dani Armstrong|
|It Wasn't Me||June 22, 2017||Shaggy||Ariana Savalas|
|Worth It||June 29, 2017||Fifth Harmony||Grace Kelly|
|Just What I Needed||July 6, 2017||The Cars||Sara Niemietz|
|Beauty and The Beast||July 13, 2017||Angela Lansbury||Aubrey Logan|
|Jar of Hearts||July 20, 2017||Christina Perri||Devi-Ananda|
|Complicated||July 27, 2017||Avril Lavigne||Annie Bosko|
|The Prayer||August 3, 2017||Celine Dion
|Pia Toscano |
|Gimme Chocolate||August 10, 2017||Babymetal||Tara Louise|
|Every Breath You Take||August 17, 2017||The Police||Vonzell Solomon|
|Don't Stop||August 24, 2017||Fleetwood Mac||Maiya Sykes|
|Look What You Made Me Do||August 31, 2017||Taylor Swift||Kenton Chen|
|Who Can It Be Now?||September 14, 2017||Men at Work||Sara Niemietz|
|That's What I Like||September 21, 2017||Bruno Mars||LaVance Colley|
|Despacito||September 27, 2017||Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber||Mandy Gonzalez |
|Chasing Pavements||October 5, 2017||Adele||Hannah Gill|
|Smells Like Teen Spirit||October 12, 2017||Nirvana||Chloe Feoranzo|
|My Hero||October 19, 2017||Foo Fighters||Alisan Porter|
|Attention||October 26, 2017||Charlie Puth||Casey Abrams|
|Thriller||October 31, 2017||Michael Jackson||Wayne Brady|
|Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)||November 9, 2017||Katy Perry||Olivia Kuper Harris|
|Don't Stop Believin'||November 20, 2017||Journey||N/A|
|Happy||November 30, 2017||Pharrell Williams||Gunhild Carling|
|Tomorrow||December 7, 2017||Original cast, Annie (musical)||Shoshana Bean|
|Crazy||December 15, 2017||Gnarls Barkley||Hannah Gill |
|What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?||December 26, 2017||Ella Fitzgerald||Olivia Kuper Harris|
|Perfect||February 14, 2018||Ed Sheeran||Mario José|
|New Rules||February 22, 2018||Dua Lipa||Robyn Adele Anderson|
|Alone||March 1, 2018||Marshmello||Niia|
|Straight Up||March 8, 2018||Paula Abdul||Sara Niemietz|
Olivia Kupper Harris
|The Final Countdown||March 15, 2018||Europe||Gunhild Carling|
|Bad at Love||March 22, 2018||Halsey||Amber Eyes|
|Finesse||March 29, 2018||Bruno Mars||Will Jay|
|We can't stop (Acapella)||April 5, 2018||Miley Cyrus||Von Smith|
Olivia Kuper Harris
|Crazy Train||April 12, 2018||Ozzy Osbourne||Jennie Lena|
|Zombie||April 19, 2018||The Cranberries||Maiya Sykes|
|Before He Cheats||April 26, 2018||Carrie Underwood||Kitty Hawk|
|Domino||May 3, 2018||Jessie J||Emmaline|
|Always Be My Baby||May 10, 2018||Mariah Carey||Aubrey Logan|
|Baby||May 17, 2018||Justin Bieber||Melinda Doolittle|
|Tennessee Whiskey||May 24, 2018||Chris Stapleton||Ryan Quinn|
|Still Into You||May 31, 2018||Paramore||Maris|
|The Middle||June 7, 2018||Jimmy Eat World||Blake Lewis|
|Edited Live for 1 Billion||June 14, 2018||Various Artists||Various Artists|
|Shape of You||June 21, 2018||Ed Sheeran||Stefano Langone|
|Cry Me A River||Justin Timberlake|
The 2016 tours included three continents: 1) a 75-date European tour at Vicar Street in Dublin, Ireland, wrapping on June 3, 2016 in Athens, Greece. 2) A 16-city Australia/New Zealand tour, which kicked off on August 29, 2016 at the Isaac Theatre Royal in Christchurch, wrapping on September 20, 2016 at the Perth Concert Hall. and 3) a 45-stop fall North American tour, kicking off on September 29, 2016 at the Vets in Providence, Rhode Island, and wrapping on November 27, 2016 in Mesa, Arizona.
PMJ made its first visit of South America in August 2017, with four dates in Brazil and one in Argentina.
In April 2018, PMJ made their debut in Africa, performing in Tunisia at the Jazz a Carthage Festival and Morocco at the Jazzablanca Festival, marking the sixth continent on which they've performed.
The band has featured the following artists as guest musicians:
Several former American Idol finalists have found success as part of Postmodern Jukebox's ensemble, including Vonzell Solomon (season 4), Blake Lewis (season 6), Melinda Doolittle (season 6), Haley Reinhart (Season 10), Casey Abrams (Season 10),Thia Megia (season 10), and DeAndre Brackensick (season 11). Four Season 14 finalists have also performed lead vocals for the group: Joey Cook, Rayvon Owen, Clark Beckham, and JAX. Additionally, vocalists Aubrey Logan, Von Smith, and Brielle Von Hugel are Idol alums who went through the audition process but did not advance to the finals in any season.
Xavier Woods appeared in the cover of What Is Love, with his trombone "Francesca" and later recorded a video that was released on his channel (UpUpDownDown), in which they cover the SpongeBob SquarePants theme song.
The band has featured the following artists as guest vocalists and performers:
|Year||Album||Peak chart positions||Notes|
|Jazz Albums||Top Heatseekers||Top Independent Albums|
|2013||Introducing Postmodern Jukebox (EP)||8||31||--|||
|2014||Twist is the New Twerk||4||7||48||#16 on Billboard Jazz Albums: Year End 2015.|
|Clubbin' With Grandpa||4||--||--|
|Saturday Morning Slow Jams||--||--||--|
|Historical Misappropriation||3||7||43||#20 on Billboard Jazz Albums: Year End 2015.|
|A Very Postmodern Christmas||7||22||--|
|2015||Selfies on Kodachrome||6||--||--|
|Swipe Right For Vintage||5||19||--|||
|Top Hat On Fleek||6||20||--|||
|2016||PMJ And Chill||10||--||--|||
|Swing the Vote||11||--||--||Jazz Albums, May 7, 2016|
|The Essentials||--||--||--||Compilation album|
|2017||33 Resolutions Per Minute||--||--||--|
|New Gramophone, Who Dis?||--||--||--|
|The New Classics (Recorded Live!)||--||--||--|
|2018||Jazz Me Outside Pt. 1||--||--||--|
|Jazz Me Outside Pt. 2||--||--||--|
POSTMODERN JUKEBOX actually originated as a musical concept created by our bandleader/pianist Scott Bradlee," lead singer Robyn Adele Anderson told Pipe Dream last year. "He came up with the term some years ago when he first started covering songs in different genres. I loved the idea but didn't get involved until February of  when Scott first asked me to be in a video (our vintage 'Thrift Shop' cover) and we've continued to make videos together ever since.
Robyn Adele Anderson is the group's charismatic lead singer. An upstate native, she moved to New York City two years ago, hoping to start a career in music. "I wasn't sure I would ever end up singing in the real world," she said. "But now we've got millions of people watching us on YouTube." Anderson grew up in Delmar, N.Y., just outside of Albany. She studied political science at SUNY Binghamton and moved to New York City after graduating in 2011.
Robyn's actually my girlfriend. We dated for about a year before I put her in one of the videos, too. "Thrift Shop" I wasn't even familiar with at the top, and she was one day just sort of singing it in jazz style. I thought, We should do video of this. And we did and posted it. It was her first video singing in public. And that has over 2 million views now.
The idea was to take Meghan Trainor's hit song, which preaches self-acceptance, and jazz it up in the Postmodern Jukebox style. "But I'm here to tell you," the song says, "Every inch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top."
As for Bean--good lawd, this gal can saaaang. Already one of the musical theater world's favorite "Elphabas" (from WICKED, of course), this flawless-sounding, remarkable soul diva feels right at home with PMJ's vintage sounds. Along with her slinky soul viral hit cover of Backstreet Boys' "I Want It That Way," (which she thankfully recreated for the concert), she also blessed the audience with outstanding, jaw-dropping covers of Guns N' Roses' "Sweet Child O' Mine" and Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off."
The YouTube superstar is just about to hit the road on her first tour of Great Britain, Scandinavia and Europe as lead singer of the group Postmodern Jukebox.
Caroline Baran, who is just 14 years old, is blessed with an incredible voice. The PMJ team was so impressed with the voice of this little girl during their #PMJ search contest that they immediately booked her and her mother's ticket to Los Angeles so that she could record a PMJ video with them.
The cover is part of a series of videos called Postmodern Jukebox: Reboxed. The group originally recorded the song with Motown vocalist Miche Braden. In the video, Sarah Reich joins Abrams for a tap dance.
Haley Reinhart from Scott Bradlee and Postmodern Jukebox performs at L'Alhambra on March 12, 2015 in Paris, France.
The folks at Postmodern Jukebox have a new video out, but this time around there's no old-timey cover of a new-fangled tune. Instead, we get a dance--specifically, a tap dance, one that sees renowned tapper Sarah Reich shuffle and shimmy her way through the Star Wars soundtrack
Was there a Darth Bojangles?