Our dynamic jazz duo Haley Reinhart and Casey Abrams reunited last weekend to play at the 22nd Annual Jazz in the Pines festival in Casey’s hometown of Idyllwild, California.
The youthful Reinhart elevated the set from a fun reunion of friends to something very special with original material, the torch song, “Hey Baby, Ain’t I Good To You” and some beautiful harmonies with Casey. Their set was promoted as a showcase of a new type of jazz in which Casey and Haley would re-arrange contemporary pop hits in a ’20s and ’30s style, but they only did that on Meghan Treynor’s “All About That Bass,” which has an old-timey feel anyway. I’d love to see more of that since their version of that song was infectious.
The estimated crowd size was around 3,000 people. One lucky fan got to keep their setlist, which included songs such as “Never Knew What Love Could Do”, “Stuck in London”, “With a Little Help from My Friends”, “You Were There”, “Moanin'”, “My Cake”, “Better”, “Creep”, “Stacy’s Mom”, “Can’t Find My Way Home”, and many more!
Here is a clip of “My Cake” being performed on Sunday, courtesy of Julie Pendray on YouTube:
While at the event, Haley spoke with specialsnotonthemenu.com, and talked a little bit about her upcoming EP! Watch below:
(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:
Our favorite duo is returning to their favorite little intimate venue, the Room 5 Lounge in Hollywood, California on Friday August 29th 2014. Also joining Haley and Casey is Jackie Tohn, who was a top 24 finalist on American Idol Season 8.
Haley and Casey both have promoted this show on their social networking sites. When these two team up, it’s always magic! It sometimes make you wonder if they were meant to be a duo permanently! (I love them solo just as much, though).
So, if you are in or around the LA area, try not to miss this show! Haley and Casey played at the same venue last June along with Mark Ballas and Dylan Chambers and it was a packed house! It will be interesting to see how this show goes, now that Jackie Tohn is also going to be joining them.
They go on at 10pm! Tickets are $15 at the door, or you can purchase them online at Room 5’s website here!
Haley Reinhart, Mark Ballas, Dylan Chambers & BC Jean will be playing a show together at the Hotel Cafe in Hollywood, Sunday August 3rd. We just recently got to witness Haley, Mark, and Dylan along with Casey Abrams put on a fantastic show at the Room 5 Lounge a few weeks back in June.
For unknown reasons, Casey isn’t going to be there performing this time around. Taking his place is Mark Ballas’ girlfriend, singer/songwriter BC Jean. The show is listed as a 4 hour set, from 8pm-12am! You can purchase tickets to the show online here.
If you’re thinking about attending, be sure to buy your tickets ASAP, because their last show at Room 5 ended up selling out!
Haley hasn’t performed at the Hotel Cafe since November of 2012, in which she performed solo, with guitarist John Notto.
If you want an idea of what this show may be like (minus Casey of course), here’s a video of Haley, Mark, Dylan, BC & Casey performing “Hit The Road Jack” a few weeks ago:
Can’t wait to see what they have in store for us this time!
I had the pleasure of attending this sold out show at the Room 5 Lounge in Hollywood California, this past Wednesday, June 25th 2014. I’ve attended a couple of shows at this venue in the past, and let me say that it is ALWAYS a good time. It’s a small intimate place, which makes it that much better. It was a sold out show, making it a little crowded in there, leaving not many places for people to sit. Regardless, I think everyone enjoyed the music we got to endure for the night.
Dylan Chambers, Mark Ballas, Haley Reinhart & Casey Abrams performed a 2 hour set, from 8-10pm. Dylan Chambers took the stage first, and started out the show on the right foot! Then it was Haley’s turn. It was a surprise for Haley to see her main keyboardist Keith Phelps at the show, he was in town visiting and she had no idea he was coming. She asked him to help out for a few songs since he was there, which of course he did! Haley sang a few of her originals, and even spoiled us with some new covers like “Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay” and “Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good To You”. Her voice sounded absolutely incredible, I think it’s sounding the best we’ve ever heard! Mark Ballas then took the stage and rocked out, he did an awesome job showing off his musical talents, including shredding on the guitar! Casey was last to go on, he entertained the crowd with some covers and originals, and of course invited Haley back onto the stage to sing his song “Stuck In London” together. That lead to them giving us an awesome 1 minute preview of Haley’s new song for her upcoming music video “Show Me Your Moves” which I’ve previously posted here.
The 4 of them all have great chemistry performing together. The show was a lot of fun, and it was sad that it had come to an end… But wait! There’s more! Dylan, Mark, Haley & Casey decided to take the show to the streets! A crowd had formed around the 4 of them on the sidewalk right outside of the Room 5 Lounge, and they put on almost another hour’s worth of a show for us. We got to hear covers of some Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Sam Smith, and more! People in the crowd were filming, dancing, and singing along, making enough of an impact for the cars driving by to slow down and stop, to try and see exactly what the hell was causing all this ruckus on the sidewalk close to midnight on a weekday.
The night was a blast, it was truly a one of a kind show that I was lucky enough to see. From the show inside, to the show outside, they all performed their hearts out and gave all of us who were there some great memories. This might only be the start of many more shows to come from these 4, we shall see what the future holds!
There were many amazing videos filmed from this night by multiple people, if you have yet to see any of them, please, check them out! You won’t regret it!
Haley performing “My Cake” inside Room 5
Casey and Haley performing Casey’s song “Stuck In London” inside Room 5
Sidewalk performance of Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me”
Sidewalk performance (singing AND dancing) to Justin Timberlake’s “Rock Your Body”
Haley Reinhart and Casey Abrams were on stage last night at the Room 5 Lounge in Hollywood California when the music video was brought up. Everyone in the audience started cheering for Haley to sing it. Casey was in the music video, so he already knew the lyrics, and how to play it. So then, the magic happened!
Enjoy this teaser Haley gave us of her new song, “Show Me Your Moves”!
Recently Haley has been jamming out with some new friends Mark Ballas (you may have seen him on Dancing with the Stars) and Dylan Chambers, along with Haley’s trusty sidekick Casey Abrams. Mark and Dylan are both singer/songwriters just like Haley herself. We’re not really sure how this new matchup was formed, but it’s definitely a great thing for Haley. Mark Ballas is currently dating BC Jean, another singer/songwriter who wrote Beyonce’s “If I Were a Boy”. Hey, the more connections, the better!
Mark, Dylan, Haley and Casey have played a few gigs together these last few weeks at the Crustacean in Beverly Hills, and also just recently at a resort in Palm Springs. These shows haven’t really been seen by the general public. But, now there’s an opportunity for us folks to witness these four together first hand!
Wednesday June 25th, Mark Ballas, Dylan Chambers, Casey Abrams and Haley Reinhart will be playing at the Room 5 Lounge in Hollywood California. We’ve seen Haley and Casey play at Room 5 many times now, but this upcoming show will be bigger, and better!
You have to purchase tickets to attend, they are $10 each. It’s a 21 and over show, and is listed on Room 5’s website as a 2 hour show, from 8-10pm. With these four awesomely talented artists joining forces, this show is bound to be packed. Make sure you get there early!
It should be a great night, I am very excited to see what this new “group” has been doing! We are all in for a treat I am sure.
For tickets & more info about the show, click here!