All Set for Easter!
This week I’ve been getting ready for the Easter season with a run of shows all set to begin from the 3rd April. I’ve also been working with Richard in the recording studio on some new songs incorporating the Post Modern Jukebox sound. It’s been great to work on something fresh and new and I’m looking forward very much to showcasing a couple of these numbers during the May Bank Holiday.
If your not familiar with the term post modern jukebox then let me explain. It’s a case of taking a modern song and giving it a vintage twist. There is a band which takes that name who have been trailblazing this idea for a number of years. Originally known as Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, it is a rotating musical collective
A Darker Look!
founded by New York based pianist Scott Bradlee in 2011. Postmodern Jukebox is known for reworking popular modern music into different vintage genres, especially early 20th century forms such as swing and jazz.
I’ve been working on the numbers “All About that Bass”, “Bad Romance” and “Call me Maybe” plus I’ve been including some songs covered by the Puppini Sisters. I know the Puppini Sisters were formed back in 2005 and as far as I’m aware they were the first to experiment with this post modern idea. I always admired their take on Wuthering Heights and I will Survive which are two other numbers I’m currently working on along with some Elvis.
It’s good to have a change and this week I went for a different hair style and colour. It’s still very much a work in progress and I haven’t entirely decided about what it is I want exactly,
Rolled Up into a French Pleat!
other than a change. Keep watching this space and I shall keep you posted.
Last Wednesday I was in the Cotswolds working with photographer Chris Love. Chris invited me to do a 1940s photo shoot in the picturesque village of Lower Slaughter. Despite it being a windy day I hope Chris got plenty of lovely shots he can add to his portfolio.
Keep Following Toodle Pip and Bye for Now!
Fighting the Wind at Lower Slaughter!
On Location with Photographer Chris Love!