Haley Reinhart, Casey Abrams and Dylan Chambers put on another great show at the Room 5 Lounge in Hollywood last Wednesday night. The show was made possible thanks to Dylan, who went on first at 10pm and opened the show with an entertaining charming set.
Next on was Casey, who started his set with a few of his own songs. He even mashed up Jason Derulo’s “Talk Dirty to Me” with his song “Dry Spell”. After that, it didn’t take long for Haley to join him up on stage and sing with him for the rest of his set.
Haley creeped up on stage to play her “hand trumpet” for “Almost Like Being in Love”:
Casey then teased Haley for barging in on his set, telling her that now she has to stay and sing more songs with him. So of course she stayed and they went on to sing Casey’s song “Never Knew What Love Could do”, where Casey invited Haley to share a seat with him:
Next song up was “Stuck in London”, a song from Casey’s debut album which always gets a fantastic crowd reaction:
They also brought back a popular cover of theirs that they hadn’t done in awhile, “Sail”:
It was then Haley’s turn, and with her she had friend and fellow singer/songwriter Anders Grahn to play guitar and do backup vocals. Anders and Haley have written a few songs together now. They first met at a song camp in Santorini Greece, where they wrote “Better”.
Haley started off her set with a brand new song called “Lover Girl”, that as she explains in the video, may or may not make the upcoming EP:
LYRICS (might not be 100% correct):
Next was “Better”, as stated earlier, Haley and Anders wrote this song together on the first day of their songwriting camp. It was a treat to watch it performed by the people who created it:
Haley said it’s tradition to do a new Beatle’s cover at every Room 5 show, so her and Anders gave us a beautiful rendition of “Don’t Let Me Down”:
The second new song she debuted for us that night was “Good or Bad” which may also make the EP as well:
LYRICS (might not be 100% correct):
Casey was then brought back up on stage to perform with Haley and Anders for the rest of the show, they started with a jazzy acoustic amazing version of “Night and Day”:
The show was almost over, but the crowd at this sold out show were in for a real treat. Haley gave a sensational acoustic performance of her highly popular “Creep” cover. Less jazzy this time around, but still the same singing arrangement. It was nothing short of amazing to hear live. Do yourself a favor and have a listen below:
Last but not least, to close out the show Haley and Casey sang another popular cover of theirs (and Postmodern Jukebox), an epic (and hilariously entertaining) performance of “All About That Bass”:
Yet another amazing sold out (well deserved) show by Dylan, Casey and Haley. They are all so talented and are the kindest most down to earth people, which doesn’t go unnoticed and is probably the reason their shows keep selling out.
I got to talk to Haley, and she said her EP is moving along quickly, and should be out this summer! There are lots more new songs we have yet to hear, and a few will be left for a surprise once the EP is out. I also asked about the possibility of her own tour for her EP, it’s definitely a possibility, stay tuned.
As for the Postmodern Jukebox tour coming up, Haley’s really excited about it and is so proud of what her and Casey have been able to do with them. Check to see if Haley’s coming to a city near you here, & buy tickets at pmjlive.com!
Haley Reinhart was back in New Orleans last weekend to perform their jazzy renditions of Led Zeppelin and Queen classics with Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra at the French Quarter Festival. Things were looking grim at first, the rain was pouring and there was a possibility of the show being cancelled. But fortunately the rain stopped just in time for Haley, Irvin, and the NOJO!
Fans who stuck around through the wet weather got to see Haley perform:
“Crazy Little Thing Called Love”
“We Are The Champions”
“Dazed and Confused”
Local news reporter Rob Krieger was there to talk to Haley about the festival and New Orleans: “Not only is it free and everyone gets to come on by, all the neighborhood cats, but we’re right on the Mississippi river and it’s a beautiful view and everyone gets to soak up the view and the food and the music. It’s by far, the coolest city, I think, and I come from a cool city, Chicago, but I live in LA and that’s a cool place, but there’s nothing quite like New Orleans and it’s originality. You guys are super authentic in every aspect, and I really dig it.” (via fox8live.com)
You can watch the interview with Rob and Haley here.
It sounds like everyone, including Haley, had a great time!
Check out these videos of the “Dazed and Confused” and “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” performances:
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.”
She’ll be reuniting with Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra at the 2015 French Quarter Festival to play the music of Nirvana, Queen, and Led Zeppelin. Other special guests are The Breton Sound, Glen David Andrews, and Stanton Moore.
They’re set to perform on the Abita Beer Stage at 5:25pm on Friday, April 10th 2015. Admission to the festival is free.
Haley performed with Irvin and NOJO this past November at the House of Blues New Orleans for their Rock and roll tribute. At that show, Haley got to sing 5 songs. In case you missed it, this is what they have in store for you: