If you’ve been on Facebook lately, there’s a good chance you’ve come across some familiar faces on your timeline. Postmodern Jukebox’s recent new cover of “All About That Bass” was uploaded to the website, and has now gone viral.
On Facebook, the video currently has 20,243,557 views (and counting). 20 MILLION! Along with that it has 130,000+ likes, and over 450,000 shares. (It’s getting roughly 10 new shares per minute!). The video also just reached 1 million views on YouTube as of yesterday.
On top of the recent success of this video, they officially have the approval from the original singer/songwriter Meghan Trainor herself! She tweeted this today:
This version of the song is currently sitting at #1 on the iTunes Jazz charts. Own it for a buck 29 here!
I couldn’t be happier to see a video involving Haley blow up, it’s helping her get some of the recognition she deserves.
Here are some notable comments found on the Facebook video:
“Casey Abrams and Haley Reinhart…Just goes to show, the great ones are not always (usually) AI winners.”
“Love their style! I knew we would see more of them after they were on TV. They have such incredible talent.”
“Gotta share this. Outstanding. The First Singer is Haley Reinhart. Possibly the next Christina Aguilera. Incredible voice and jazz talent.”
“I’m so in love with that girls voice at the beginning. I could listen to her sing all day with my eyes closed.”
“Wow. Haley Reinhart hasn’t lost a beat since American Idol. She was the best singer then and still is.”
Postmodern Jukebox’s European tour has recently come to an end. They started their journey early February in the United Kingdom, traveled all across Europe and ended it right back where they started, in the United Kingdom on March 22nd. Haley Reinhart was unable to be apart of the first half of the tour, but later joined them for the second half from March 9th-22nd.
Haley got to sing in places like Germany, France, Czech Republic, the UK, and more! Haley whipped out some of her most memorable American Idol dresses for this tour, taking us all on a trip down memory lane. Maybe you’ll recognize some of them, from performances such as “Rolling In The Deep”, or “Moanin”. Either way, she looked as gorgeous and happy as ever to be on stage!
Over the last few weeks I have gathered the best photos and videos of Haley’s performances from this tour. Please watch and enjoy, because you won’t regret it!
For those who may be interested, I asked fellow big time Halien “@HaleysTusk” (who provided the video above, check out his YouTube channel, filled with tons of awesome Haley videos) who flew all the way from Seattle to London to catch the last show of the PMJ European tour to write a review of the show for everyone to read. Enjoy.
Postmodern Jukebox tour Finale at the Indigo O2, London England
When you go to Postmodern Jukebox show, you can expect to be highly entertained with an infusion of talent, humour and energy. Add to that, a final show of the tour in front of the biggest crowd PMJ had ever performed in front of in a major city? You can expect a singularly epic and memorable show. That is what you got the night of March 22nd, 2015 at the IndigoO2 in London.
I got to go to the Meet and Greet before the show, you can sense among the performers they knew how special this was going to be. Don’t get me wrong, there were no nerves present, they were all ‘cool cats’ as we got treated to performances of “Habits” from Haley and “Maps” from Morgan James, Ariana Savalas and Mykal Kilgore at sound check. There was definitely anticipation in the air.
Outside, the anticipation was greater, as PMJ fans began lining up 3 hours ahead of the show, dressed in their finest vintage attire.
There was a 50th Anniversary concert of the remaining members of The Who that was going to be going on at the same time as PMJ’s show. Many of the packed crowd in the arena were dressed in Union Jacks, a majority of their fans in the ‘older’ age range. It wasn’t lost on me the difference between the energy of the larger number of fans of the Who to the smaller, yet more enthusiastic fans lining up to see PMJ. Don’t get me wrong, there was a wide age range of fans in the PMJ community, I met PMJ fans who were grandfathers, who were going with their daughters, groups of youthful, excited fans, all in great anticipation of PMJ, many had already seen a show on this tour, or the last time PMJ made it through Europe.
Once the Indigo opened their doors, the floor filled up quickly as helpful ushers were all around to assist guests to their seats. You would expect the PMJ fans who would be on the floor to be the ones dressed up in Vintage gear, but as I headed up to my balcony seat, I saw that fans seated up there were also dressed up in Vintage wear. There was a couple who sat behind my seat, the excitement for the show brimming as they attempted to take a selfie of themselves dressed in their vintage attire. I offered to take the picture for them. I had to laugh when the lady handed me her phone to take the picture, as the camera app they had on the phone had a vintage design. The Photo that would come out, would look ‘old’ or vintage… even their technology had a vintage theme . They thanked me for taking the picture and resumed being affectionate with each other.
I decided that my balcony seat was too far, and I wanted to feel the energy that would come from PMJ’s show, so I made my way down to the quickly filling up floor in front of the stage. Some thoughts on what I saw.
Haley Reinhart: The world is her Oyster, she sent chills with her stirring performance of “Creep”, for me, the best performance of the night (I’m slightly biased ) She displayed her cheeky side mixed with a little irony in her performance of Habits and dove into the fun of All About That Bass as she beautifully harmonized with Morgan and Ariana. She has never disappointed in the many live performances I’ve seen. Among so much talent, she brought up her game and displayed all of her promise and potential, yet leaving a sense that there’s so much more to discover about her.
Casey Abrams: What can I say about this man… Controlled Chaos? Casey has done a TON of touring on his own and has learned to finesse his stage presence, always approaching the edge of insanity but never losing sight of his ingrained musicality, a force to be reckoned with, that you don’t mind when he upsets your notion of music until you realise, there is a method to his madness. Always entertaining and always full of energy. Be prepared for a musical work out. PMJ’s Tasmanian Devil
Scott Bradlee: The steadying paternal influence of this whole affair. His fingers skipped and flowed over his keyboard effortlessly providing an upbeat, yet loose structure to the show. Having talked to him after the show, I’m struck by his humility, you can see in his eyes the gratitude of seeing his efforts, with his musical family, being rewarded by the response of the fan base he has carefully nurtured. He’s not ready to rest on his laurels, striking while the iron is hot, already planning his next step as he readies for a US PMJ tour.
Morgan James: Her cover of “Fooled around and Fell in Love” on youtube strikes me to my core as she weaved a bluesy tapestry of vocal gymnastics. Hearing her sing live was definitely one of the things I looked forward to in this show. She did not disappoint, in her powerful and finessed cover of “Sweet Child of Mine” as she flexed those Juliard trained vocals of hers… As with the other PMJ ladies, her voice was equally spectacular when she harmonized with Haley and Arianna
Mykal Kilgore: I did not know much about Mykal, but Scott perfectly cast him as the MC of the proceedings. The man had the crowd in the palm of his hand with wit, humour, flawlessly moving things along with energy and aplomb.
Ariana Savalas: Of the PMJ ladies, I knew the least about Ariana, but she held her own with the rest, infusing a ‘change up’ in her performance demeanor. While Haley and Morgan provided powerhouse vocals, Ariana was more subtle, combining a Femme Fatale ‘wickedness’ and playfulness as a contrast. She was also adept at using humour within her performances to keep the crowd entertained. I met her briefly after the show and I sensed a real sweetness in her as she spoke to us.
The rest of PMJ were also very friendly, the musicians keeping pace with the manic differences in the performers they supported. They followed Scott’s lead perfectly, not a sour note or misplaced timing. Adam Kubota and Chip Thomas provided a solid back bone of rhythm while Ben ‘The Sax Guy’ kept things live and upbeat in the sax section.
Scott’s addition of Christopher Erk’s tapping energy and the LA Follies’ flourishes showed that Scott is mindful of presenting a full colour of experiences and energy you can expect from a Postmodern Jukebox event. That’s what you get when you go to a Postmodern Jukebox show, a full showcase of entertainment textures to dazzle your senses. A good time is guaranteed for all.
Postmodern Jukebox’s latest video is here! It’s a new “All About That Bass” cover, the European Tour version.
Also featured in the video is Casey Abrams, Morgan James, and Ariana Savalas.
Even though March 15th was their day off while touring in Europe, Scott Bradlee and the rest of the crew were kept busy filming new videos all day. It looks like Haley will be featured in quite a few of them.
Haley Reinhart is collaborating with Scott Bradlee and Postmodern Jukebox! They are known for taking current hit pop songs and turning them into older sounding jazz classics. They’ve taken songs such as Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off”, and also Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass”, and turned them into entirely different sounding songs (in a very, very good way).
Their YouTube channel has been a huge success, they have almost 900,000 subscribers, and have millions of views on their videos. Their most popular video alone has over 11,000,000 views.
This is an awesome opportunity for Haley to show off her skills, and also just to have a little fun, hopefully gaining some new fans in the process! We don’t know what song Haley chose to perform with them yet, but we should find out soon! They filmed the video Saturday, December 6th.
Here’s our only sneak peek so far:
Be on the look out for Haley’s video coming soon. Until then, take a look at Casey Abram’s video he did with Scott and Postmodern Jukebox, putting a jazz spin on Sam Smith’s “I’m Not The Only One”.
(Photo credit for picture above & below: Greg Williams)
Haley closed out the show featuring Dylan Chambers and Mark Ballas last Tuesday night at the Room 5 Lounge in Hollywood California. It was an awesome night, filled with great music and lots of talent. And I mean LOTS of talent considering half of the Dancing with the Stars cast seemed to be there to support their fellow cast mate Mark Ballas. Celebrities in attendance included Mark’s parents, Shirley and Corky Ballas. Also, Sadie and Korie Robertson, and Chrys Howard from the hit A&E TV show “Duck Dynasty”. Other dancers including Derek Hough, Witney Carson, Sasha Farber, Allison Holker, plus more were also there! Janel Parrish (actress from the popular TV show “Pretty Little Liars”) and Bethany Mota (Famous YouTube Video Blogger) who are both also on this season of Dancing with the Stars were in attendance as well.
Dylan Chambers opened the show with his own catchy originals, while showing off his guitar skills, and with memorable Prince and Amy Winehouse covers. Mark Ballas took the stage next, playing many songs off his recently released EP “Kicking Clouds”. He also gave an amazing performance of his song “She”, which he dedicated to his grandmother who had passed away last year. Haley closed the show with quite the memorable set, with guests Albert “Beatalks” Marzano on drums, Clare Reynolds and Casey Abrams on a few songs from the night.
Her 10 song setlist included:
Pathetic (New cover)
Knock Me Out (New song!)
Love is Worth Fighting For
All About That Bass (New cover)
Cry Me a River
Show Me Your Moves
(Rachel Calderon Photography)
You don’t want to miss the debut of Haley’s new song “Knock Me Out” accompanied by Clare Reynolds on the piano and backup vocals. Clare is a singer/songwriter who wrote this new song with Haley. She also co-wrote “Love is Worth Fighting For” as well, which Haley debuted a few months back at Room 5.
Also a first, Haley and Casey’s fun new cover which seems to be a fan favorite was Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass”.
Another new cover was Eric Hassle’s “Pathetic”, which truly showcases Haley’s vocal abilities. This is a must see!
“@HaleyReinhart so stunning, gorgeous, and a voice of rich Velvet outstanding show tonight, and what a “Cake” UR lovely :)”
(Tweeted by Mark’s dad Corky Ballas)
(Rachel Calderon Photography)
For anyone who missed the show, there is a playlist of Haley’s entire set courtesy of @HaleysTusk! Watch it if you haven’t already, you don’t want to miss out: