17th July 2020 21:00friday
Main stageHistória Garden (Venue in event of rain: Veszprém Aréna)
The New York based ensemble Postmodern Jukebox, one of the most exciting pop music ventures of the 2000s, was established by Scott Bradlee in 2009. In a certain sense, Bradlee has turned everything we think about performers and music bands upside down. Postmodern Jukebox is actually not a band in the classical sense of the word, but a formation with constantly changing members where only two things are constant. The founder Scott Bradlee’s creative powers transcending all the boundaries of music and the concept of exceptionally talented instrumental musicians and singers performing world hits adapted in different styles such as jazz, swing, soul, blues or even doo-wop, with an end result of an unparalleled experience for the audiences.
With its special world of music, Postmodern Jukebox is the master of using social media potential. They mass produce videos of their brilliant adaptations all directed by Scott Bradlee, which then go viral on the internet in a split second. Since it began, PMJ has reached an aggregate number of more than 1 billion views on YouTube, 4.4 million subscribers and 2.1 million Facebook followers. Their rethinking of Miley Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop” in doo-wop style has been watched by more than 23 million people, or the revamped hit “Royals” from Grammy Winner Lorde has reached 27 million views.
Since its establishment, more than 70 artists have featured in Postmodern Jukebox including renowned musicians as well as talents at the start of their career. They have released 19 albums, topped the iTunes and Billboard charts, performed on the “Good Morning America” show and toured the world with several hundred shows and sold-out concerts in the last decade.
On the VeszprémFest stage they will perform their latest “Welcome to the Twenties 2.0 Tour” show launched in 2019. The concert promises a real journey back into the history and world of music. It will propel the audience back in time to 1920s’ America, giving them a taste of what Gatsby’s dream nights or Sinatra’s legendary New Year’s Eve parties were like.