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"Don't Stop Believin"

You better believe this is our biggest video ever – 3 months in the making, with a cast of 40+

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"Thriller"

Wayne Brady can thrill you better than any ghoul could in this special remake of “Thriller”

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"That's What I Like"

LaVance Colley and Lee Howard channel their inner Rat Pack in this 24-Karat performance of “That’s What I Like”

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“Look What You Made Me Do”

I’m sorry, the old PMJ can’t come to the phone right now. Kenton is busy jazzing up Taylor Swift’s latest ‘bio’, James Bond style…

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"Every Breath You Take"

Vonzell Solomon evokes the late, great Whitney Houston on a soulful remake of the Sting-penned classic

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"The Prayer"

Watch American Idols Pia Toscano and Stefano scaling this song’s emotional heights

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“Complicated”

Watch newcomer Annie Bosko’s smoothing of Avril Lavigne’s precocious punk snarl into a smooth soul ballad, swathed in lush vintage strings

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"Just What I Needed"

What you need is Sara, Kenton, & Tambourine Guy giving the Phil Spector treatment to The Cars’ MTV-era hit.

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“Somebody That I Used To Know”

jazz singer Hannah Gill turns Gotye’s breakup ballad into a simmering, sensuous piece of vintage pop.

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“It Wasn’t Me”

Saucy Ariana Savalas channels Tom Jones in our brassy version of Shaggy’s advice song for luckless cheaters.

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"Jolene"

Nothing stirs the emotions quite like a broken-hearted country song… except maybe for a lush, ’60s style orchestral pop tune!

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"Closer"

Kenton Chen takes the Chainsmokers to the prom with a pink tuxedo jacket and a generous helping of ‘50s soul.

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"All The Small Things"

Puddles Pity Party turns Blink 182’s smirking hit upside down into a sad clown frown on PMJ’s Orbison-esque cover.

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Vintage While You Work: 12 Hours of Workday PMJ

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Ballads: sweet soul and bad romance

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The 50s: street corner crooning and roadhouse blues

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Heartbreak Songs: Hopeless Romantics, Star-Crossed Lovers and Creeps

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Just Dance: : Sounds for Swingin' Steppers

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The Roaring Twenties: Fancy Flappers and Jazz Age Gents

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PMJ playlists on YouTube

Party tunes: twist and twerk the night away

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The swing era: from bourbon street to broadway

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The 50s: street corner crooning and roadhouse blues

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Ballads: sweet soul and bad romance

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Heartbreak songs: hopeless romantics, star-crossed lovers and creeps

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Fake Blues

‘Fake Blues’

Offers a new twist by tackling film music: namely, a set of jazz variations on themes from Harry Potter. The usual throwback hits are here in abundance, though, including Noah Guthrie’s ‘50s R&B spin on Peter Gabriel’s “Sledgehammer” and 15-year old Caroline Baran’s breathtaking voice killing it on Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters.”

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Historical Misappropriation

‘Historical Misappropriation’ boasts the debut of several PMJ favorites: Morgan James (with a jaw-dropping ‘70s soul performance of Maroon 5’s “Maps”), Von Smith (crooning a heavenly American Bandstand-ready “Rude”), and Arianna Savalas (bringing her playfully sultry style to Blackstreet’s “No Diggity”).

And upright bassist and vocalist Kate Davis’s sublime performance proves once and for all that it is, indeed, “All About That Bass.”

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Swing the Vote

Swing the Vote!

An album that provided a much-needed jolt of Bradlee’s nostalgic irreverence at a time when both sides in the contentious election were looking fondly back – some to a time when America was Great, others to a time when our politics seemed saner. PMJ called in their first star vocalist, Robyn Adele Anderson, to jazz up Gwen Stefani’s “Hollaback Girl” in Benny Goodman fashion, and Rick Rolled the country with an old-school soul take on “Never Gonna Give You Up” featuring Clark Beckham.

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Squad Goals

Forget Tay Tay’s #Squad; PMJ has been building their multi-talented family since the beginning, and ‘Squad Goals’ shows off their dazzling range.

Backed by a lush string section, Morgan James turns Aerosmith’s “Dream On” into a heart-wrenching torch song and Haley Reinhart returns with an elegant orchestral pop rendition of Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun.”

Puddles Pity Party, the Sad Clown with the Golden Voice, croons Twenty One Pilots’ “Stressed Out” while Melinda Doolittle adds some low-down blues to Britney’s “Toxic.”

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PMJ and CHILL

‘PMJ and Chill’ brings Bradlee and company back to the present day (well, as much as possible for this retro-by- nature crew) with a sweet soul cover of Adele’s ubiquitous “Hello,” a jolt of infectious Motown energy on Justin Bieber’s “Sorry,” and a vintage “Hotline Bling” with Cristina Gatti singing about technology that was decades in the future when such velvety jazz tones were last in fashion.

Finally, Nicole Atkins helps the group bid a bittersweet farewell to rock icon David Bowie with a tender “Heroes” that reappeared in a Heineken anti-drunk driving PSA.

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33 Resolutions Per Minute

PMJ rang in the new year of 2017 by looking back at the last few decades of popular song (and looking back even further still from there) on ’33 Resolutions Per Minute’, which features some of the biggest hits of the ‘80s, ‘90s and ‘00s re-imagined through Bradlee’s time-twisting lens.

Aubrey Logan unexpectedly uncovered the swing side of Vanilla Ice, while American Idol star evoked the spirit of Janis Joplin through Wheatus’ “Teenage Dirtbag.” Mykal Kilgore melded the original Idol superstar and the Queen of Soul on an Aretha-flavored take on Kelly Clarkson’s “Since U Been Gone” and Sarah Marie Young strummed a uke to add a vintage Burt Bacharach cool to New Order’s “Bizarre Love Triangle.”

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Emoji Antique

One of the group’s best-selling releases, ‘Emoji Antique’ kicks things off with several PMJ classics, including two recorded in Switzerland during the group’s second European tour:

American Idol star and singer-songwriter Haley Reinhart’s swooning torch song rendition of Radiohead’s loser anthem “Creep,” and the Andrew Sisters-inspired re-imagining of “All About That Bass” that corralled three of our favorite singers – Reinhart, Morgan James and Ariana Savalas – into one knockout trio, along with a few well-placed low notes from bassist Casey Abrams.

The album also features Kiah Victoria’s Jackson 5 twist on The Postal Service’s “Such Great Heights” and Maiya Sykes’ powerhouse debut with her Nawlins-accented “I Believe in a Thing Called Love.”

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Selfies On Kodachrome

‘Selfies on Kodachrome’ arrived as Bradlee was leaving New York and just as the group was poised to hit the road and reach new audiences around the world.

Future superstar Haley Reinhart shows off her stunning pipes on a sly ‘30s jazz cover of Tove Lo’s “Habits,” bassist Casey Abrams steps into the spotlight for a blistering Hot Jazz swing through “Stacy’s Mom,” and an overall-clad Robyn Adele Anderson returns for a bluegrass romp on Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda.”

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Swipe Right For Vintage

‘Swipe Right for Vintage’ finds PMJ hooking up some unlikely couples, like the First Lady of Song and T-Swift on Aubrey Logan’s Ella Fitzgerald-flavored take on “Bad Blood,” Jackie Wilson and Celine Dion with Mykal Kilgore’s rousing “My Heart Will Go On,” or barrelhouse blues and White Stripes on Haley Reinhart’s transformative “Seven Nation Army.”

And in a song that time-skips twice, taking its material from the ‘80s and its inspiration from the ‘40s, Sara Niemietz’s impeccable swing-era version of the Talking Heads’ “This Must Be the Place (Naïve Melody)” might convince David Byrne to trade in his famous Big Suit for a zoot suit.

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Top Hat on Fleek

‘Top Hat On Fleek’ was released just prior to PMJ’s enormously successful 2015 NorthAmerican tour and focuses on songs that allow millennials to engage in some nostalgia of their own (rendered, of course, in styles that would do the same for the parents and grandparents (and maybe even great-grandparents).

Highlights: Blake Lewis resurrects Sisqo’s “Thong Song” in the wild and woolly manner of Louis Prima, while Aubrey Logan puts a shagadelic swinging-sixties spin on the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Give It Away.”

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Twist Is The New Twerk

PMJ’s first album, ‘Twist Is The New Twerk’, opens with a song that could serve as the project’s mantra: “We Can’t Stop,” Miley Cyrus’ celebration of an inhibition-shedding spree rendered in a ‘50s doo-wop style by pin-up fashioned singer Robyn Adele Anderson.

The album also features the song that put the project on the map, a vaudevillian distressing of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Thrift Shop” that garnered more than a million views within a week of being posted. In addition, there’s Miche Braden’s New Orleans blues version of Guns N’ Roses’ “Sweet Child O’ Mine” and PMJ’s first collaboration with the dulcet-toned master of melancholic mirth, Puddles Pity Party, as the “Sad Clown with the Golden Voice” intones Lorde’s “Royals.”

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Clubbin' With Grandpa

Highlights: On ‘Clubbin’ With Grandpa’, “Careless Whisper” is a generation-spanning tour de force highlighted by Grammy-winning saxophonist Dave Koz recreating the Wham! hit’s iconic sax riff; Ashley Stroud brings flapper finesse to Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy;” and Cristina Gatti channels Édith Piaf on a string-drenched reimagining of The Neighbourhood’s “Sweater Weather.”

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New Gramophone, WHO DIS?

“New Gramaphone, Who Dis?” isn’t just a handy excuse for “losing” someone’s number (especially when you’d rather stay home spinning your 78s – or listening to PMJ).  

Who dis, you ask? Well it’s an all-star cast but some of the highlights include American Idol alum Vonzell Solomon fronting a reggae version of Smash Mouth’s “All Star” and Ariana Savalas bringing her flirtatious flair to Shaggy’s anthem for cheaters, “It Wasn’t Me.”

Kenton Chen gives Nine Inch Nails’ “Closer” a fabulously funky makeover, and Grace Kelly doubles on vocals and sax for a jazzy remake of Fifth Harmony’s self-empowerment ode, “Worth It.”

Two of our #PMJSearch finalists are here as well – winner Devi-Ananda with a knockout take on Christina Perri’s “Jar of Hearts” and runner-up Maris proving what a difficult decision we had to make on Dolly Parton’s heartbreakin’ country classic “Jolene.”

PMJ founder Scott Bradlee wraps things up beautifully with a solo piano version of “City of Stars” from “La La Land.” You’ll definitely want to hang on to these dozen new contacts. Trust us – we’ll pick up when you call.

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Astoria Collection

The Astoria Collection collects such early favorites as “We Can’t Stop,” Miley Cyrus’celebration of an inhibition-shedding spree rendered in a ‘50s doo-wop style, and the vaudevillian distressing of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Thrift Shop” that garnered more than a million views within a week and put PMJ on the map.

The rest of the set finds the project expanding in size and ambition, with the generation-spanning “Careless Whisper” highlighted by Grammy-winning saxophonist Dave Koz recreating the Wham! hit’s iconic sax riff; Morgan James’ jaw-dropping ‘70s soul performance of Maroon 5’s “Maps;” future superstar Haley Reinhart showing off her stunning pipes on a sly ‘30s jazz cover of Tove Lo’s “Habits;” and a bluegrass romp on Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda.”

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Hollywood Collection

Hooray for Hollywood!

The Hollywood Collection is highlighted by several PMJ classics, including American Idol star Haley Reinhart’s swooning torch song rendition of Radiohead’s loser anthem “Creep” and the Andrew Sisters-inspired reimagining of “All About That Bass” that corralled three of our favorite singers – Reinhart, Morgan James and Ariana Savalas.

The collection also brings together Ella Fitzgerald and T-Swift on Aubrey Logan’s “Bad Blood,” resurrects Sisqo’s “Thong Song” in the wild and woolly manner of Louis Prima, and gives the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Give It Away” a shagadelic swinging-sixties spin. Finally, there’s a bittersweet farewell to rock icon David Bowie with a tender “Heroes” that reappeared in a Heineken anti-drunk driving PSA.

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Monte Carlo Collection

Just one of the exotic destinations that has welcomed PMJ with open arms, Monte Carlo seems an ideal fit for the group’s slyly old-fashioned aesthetic. The name conjures a bygone era of gambling and glamour, a time when tuxedoed gentlemen and elaborately gowned ladies mingled against a backdrop of high-stakes roulette and baccarat, where determined racers took deadly curves at impossible speeds. James Bond went undercover there twice, and Cary Grant romanced the future Princess Grace as Alfred Hitchcock looked on.

PMJ jazzed up Gwen Stefani’s “Hollaback Girl” in Benny Goodman fashion, and uncovered the swing side of Vanilla Ice; turned Aerosmith’s “Dream On” into a heart-wrenching torch song and put a ‘50s R&B spin on Peter Gabriel’s “Sledgehammer.”

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The PMJ Speakeasy (The Blog)

A Vintage Soul Remake of Broadway Classic “Tomorrow” Featuring Broadway Star Shoshana Bean!

You don’t have to wait for tomorrow for the sun

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One-Woman Band Gunhild Carling Gets “Happy” Juggling 10 Instruments!

Singer/bassist/trumpet player… we’ll be here all day if we keep

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PMJ BLACK FRIDAY 2017. Vintage is Chic Again… and Again!

Everything old is new - and stylish - again! PMJ

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PMJ Gives Thanks With “Don’t Stop Believin’” – a Dazzling, One-Take Video Epic!

We say it as often as possible, but we can

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