Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox
For its closing evening, on Saturday 2nd December at the Opéra Garnier Monte-Carlo, the festival has chosen Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox.
Many bands have been formed in a garage, but this one was created in a basement: in this case in the basement of the house of the New York pianist Scott Bradlee in Queens with a few musician friends who liked to play the hits of the moment rearranged in various musical genres. In 2009, Scott had the idea to post the video of a session on Youtube in which they played the repertoire of the Canadian group Nickelback on 1960s arrangements. “A Motown Tribute to Nickelback” – the video was a smash. Encouraged by this initial success, Scott Bradlee created his own Youtube channel and formed the Postmodern Jukebox where different musicians and vocalists took turns. Shortly later, their doo wop cover of Miley Cyrus’s “We Can’t Stop” resulted in the combo gaining popularity thanks to some 4 million views. Radiohead’s “Creep” shattered the Internet with 19 million views! Since then, PMJ has been posting a new video practically every week, always from the very cozy basement of Scott’s house. “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore is given a jazz swing from the 1920s. “Die Young” by Ke$ha is performed on the banjo in a country and western style. Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, the White Stripes, the Strokes, Oasis have all been restyled. “Youtube pop of the 21st century in vintage style” : this is the trademark of Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox and net surfers love it. With 2 million subscribers and 500 million views, the group has finally decided to come out of its basement in Queens. They’re clamored for on four continents, and since then they have been spreading their love of the hits accommodated to the vintage sauce.
By arrangement with Gérard Drouot Productions
Opening act: The Puppini Sisters
When you start out retro, you don’t expect to become true originals – but that’s the position The Puppini Sisters (Marcella Puppini, Kate Mullins and Emma Smith) are delighted to find themselves in. In the ten years since they began, it’s extraordinary how many others have followed their trailblazing lead, whether it’s the gorgeous close harmony singing style, the swing-style re-workings of modern pop songs, or their impeccable retro-futuristic fashion sense. The group was founded in 2004 by Marcella Puppini after she was inspired by the animated film Belleville Rendez-Vue (2003), and in 2005 they were signed by Universal Classics and Jazz. With four albums under their waist-cinching belts and a fifth one under way, the Puppini Sisters are now regarded as the world’s leading close-harmony group, and count Prince Charles, The Manhattan Transfer and Michael Bublé amongst their fans. Since then, the group have been awarded a Gold Disc and a Multi Platinum disc, have collaborated with Michael Bublé and have appeared on some of the world’s most prestigious stages, including Koko and The Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London, l’Olympia in Paris, The Great Hall of Conservatory in Moscow, The Greek in L.A., B.B. King’s in New York and Glastonbury Festival.
By arrangement with Enzo Productions
The group’s website: www.thepuppinisisters.com
- Artist :
- Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox + The Puppini Sisters
- Festival :
- Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival
- Venue :
- Opéra Garnier
- Date :
- 2 December 2017
- 82,50 € per person
- Doors open :
- Sort of events :
- Seated concert
- Concert starts:
- Dress Code :
- Correct attire