I don’t generally throw music reviews into the mix of what you’ll find on the Nerds Unite blog, but this band has me geeking out a bit.
The group primarily has a sound rooted in the style of the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s.
In recent months, it has gained momentum, including a tour, and in 2017, an international tour has been added.
I remember listening to the band three years ago, when it just was getting into the swing of things — so to speak.
Postmodern Jukebox’s YouTube channel has more than 2 million subscribers.
There are videos dating back six years that show Bradlee fine-tuning his style with just a keyboard.
Since that time, there have been many additions to the band.
The covers are incredible, but never quite what you expect when you listen the first time.
Just this week, I listened to a version of CeeLo Green’s “Forget You” that was sung in the style of a 1930s big band.
It seems no song is off the table for this unique cover band. Every type of music — from Aerosmith to James Brown and Katy Perry — has been covered.
Chances are that you can find at least one of your favorite songs in their repertoire.
A handful of musicians are used for the vast majority of the songs, and only a few more actually sing the songs, but each of them brings a slightly different sound to the table.
Personally, I enjoy Morgan James more than most of the vocalists. Her big voice and clear tone are appealing, as are the songs she covers.
Haley Reinhart is one of my husband’s favorite vocalists (I enjoy her, as well), but the style in which she sings sometimes leaves me yearning for more consonants. Her style is a bit more “jazzy” than my musical palate prefers, I suppose.
But all in all, this band consistently churns out covers that please the ears.
For a complete look at what the band has going on, visit www.postmodernjukebox.com.