Band takes modern music back in time

Tickets went on sale on Friday for Scott Bradlees's Postmodern Jukebox at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at FSW on May 11.


Instruments   TrueTone Music, Santa Monica, CA

Tickets went on sale on Friday for Scott Bradlees's Postmodern Jukebox at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers on May 11.

The band mixes contemporary music with vintage sounds, and offers this self-description:

"Imagine wandering into a nightclub somewhere on the outskirts of time. A classic jukebox in the corner plays timeless music with oddly familiar modern lyrics, incongruously marrying the 21st century party vibe of Miley Cyrus or the minimalist angst of Radiohead is incongruously married with the crackly warmth of a vintage 78 or the plunger-muted barrelhouse howl of a forgotten Kansas City jazzman. The dance floor is full of revelers twerking in poodle skirts, while at the bar well-heeled hipsters balance a martini in one hand with a smartphone in the other."

The band, founded by pianist and arranger Scott Bradlee in 2009, gained fame after releasing a series of YouTube videos shot in Bradlee’s Queens living room. The videos yielded more than 500 million YouTube views and more than millions of subscribers. They also earned the group an appearance on “Good Morning America,” and packed venues all over the planet.

“I just wanted to make music in the classic styles of ragtime, blues, swing, doo wop, and Motown that I loved as a kid,” Bradlee said.

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