Gramophone Music In A Smartphone World
In an age of fast fashion, fast food and fast music, a song can grace the airwaves for a matter of minutes before being replaced by the next big hit. Formed in 2011 by 'retronaut' Scott Bradlee, the ever evolving musical collective Postmodern Jukebox messes with the mainstream formula, creating sensational covers of well known pop songs but with a vintage twist!
Infusing the work of pop and hip hop stars like Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Gnarls Barkley and 24-Carat with big band era swing, gospel and traditional jazz, PMJ went viral in 2009 when bandleader and pianist Bradlee posted a video to Youtube of a medley of 80s songs performed in the ragtime style. The group have since amassed over 757 million views to date. Offline, the outfit has cultivated a vaudeville-esque, electric live show filled to bursting with a sense of fun and high energy performances.