Haley Reinhart & Casey Abrams Sing Shoo Be Doo Wahs in New Postmodern Jukebox Video

Postmodern Jukebox teamed up with Mashable.com to premiere this week’s new video, along with a nice write up about Scott Bradlee, his success, and going on a world tour.

Posted to The Watercooler’s YouTube channel instead, singers Annie Goodchild and Von Smith help create vintage cover of Taylor Swift’s song, “Style”.

“Inspired by the lyrics “James dean look in your eye”, Postmodern Jukebox Turns Taylor Swift’s “Style” into a vintage doo wop song.”

Haley and Casey sing back up vocals and the “shoo be doo wahs” for this fun “Grease” like cover.

Check it out!

Don’t forget to catch Haley with Postmodern Jukebox on tour this spring! For dates and tickets, click here.

Haley Reinhart to Perform with United States Air Force Band

Haley Reinhart is set to be a special guest performing with the United States Air Force Band at the Valley Performing Arts Center, located on the CSUN (California State University, Northridge) campus.

It’s a free show! Starts at 7:30pm on Thursday, May 14th, 2015.

For more info, click here!

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Haley Reinhart Debuts Possible New EP Songs at Room 5

Back and better than ever!

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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:

Photo Credit: Greg Williams

Next song up was “Stuck in London”, a song from Casey’s debut album which always gets a fantastic crowd reaction:

Video: Haleystusk

 

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):

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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):

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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 Performs For Dedicated Crowd at French Quarter Festival

Photo Credit for all pictures in this post: Erika Goldring

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:

Watch Haley Reinhart’s Rendition of “Creep” in Latest Postmodern Jukebox Video

They did it again! Scott Bradlee and Haley Reinhart recorded this “masterful interpretation” of Radiohead’s “Creep”, that Haley had performed on stage during the Postmodern Jukebox European Tour.

This same song was originally performed on Scott’s YouTube channel by Karen Marie. But, Haley’s rendition of the song is special enough for them to do another take on it!

Watch below, and as Scott says on PMJ’s Facebook page, “Chills are guaranteed”. Oh, and by the way, this video was filmed and completed all in one take.

Make sure you buy the song on iTunes here, so you can listen to it whenever you want!

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Haley Reinhart to Perform at Macy Gray’s Album Release Party

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Haley Reinhart, along with friends Dylan Chambers and Casey Abrams are set to perform at Macy Gray’s album release party, amongst other artists at Skyspace LA in Los Angeles, May 9th, 2015.

“We’re having a huge celebrity-studded PledgeMusic Benefit Concert Party & Poker Game in Outer Space to help keep music & art programs in underprivileged schools!”

“I’m throwing a big party at Skyspace LA in March for my PledgeMusic supporters on top of the U.S. Bank Tower Building in downtown Los Angeles. That’s the tallest building west of the Mississippi and we’ll be all the way at the top together!”

[From Macy Gray’s PledgeMusic page]

There are different ticket packages you can purchase:

$55 – Pledger Party Ticket
(General party access to the concert and festivities starting at 9pm + 2 cocktail tickets)

$100 – VIP Ticket
(ALL party access to the concert and festivities, including VIP Room access + 2 hour open bar starting at 9pm)

+ more!

For all information, visit Macy Gray’s PledgeMusic page here!

All About That Bass Video Featuring Haley Reinhart Goes Viral

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.

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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:

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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.

Haley Reinhart Set to Perform at French Quarter Festival in New Orleans

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Haley Reinhart is heading back to New Orleans!

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:

Video: Haleystusk on YouTube

For more info, click here!

Haley Reinhart’s PMJ European Tour Highlights

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!

March 9th – Berlin, Germany:

Photo Credit: XAtlantic via Haleyfans.com
Photo Credit: XAtlantic via Haleyfans.com
Photo Credit: XAtlantic via Haleyfans.com

 

Photo Credit: XAtlantic via Haleyfans.com
Photo Credit: Braverijah

March 10th – Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg:

March 11th – Lyon, France:

Photo Credit: Luke Telling
Photo Credit: Luke Telling

March 12th – Paris, France:

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March 13th – Köln, Germany:

March 14th – Frankfurt, Germany:

March 15th (Day off) – New official PMJ video was filmed:

March 16th – Zürich District, Switzerland:

Photo Credit: Luke Telling
Photo Credit: Luke Telling
Photo Credit: Luke Telling

March 17th – Prague, Czech Republic:

March 18th – Warszawa, Poland:

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March 19th – Ostrava, Czech Republic:

March 20th – Wien, Austria:

March 22nd – London, United Kingdom:

Photo Credit for all photos below: @JUMPINGSOUNDS via Twitter

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

The Show:

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 Smile. 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 Wink ) 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.