Postmodern Jukebox set the stage on fire for the third time in Bucharest at Sala Palatului on Wednesday evening, succeeding once again to get the audience be part of the show. The gig, mixing the music performance with dance, laser light show, glamour outfits and good jokes, has proved one more time that Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox is not a band, but a musical concept in itself.
The hostess of the show was Dani Armstrong, who invited the audience to take a trip back in time, though not alone, but accompanied by friends like “Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Michael Jackson”, through the covers of their songs.
“Bucharest, how are you my darling?” Dani asked the public, while pledging the gig brings “brand new songs, brand new arrangements”. The singer also informed the audience that “the only rule of the PMJ shows that there are no rules”, while inviting people to dance and sing along. “This is a PMJ party, are you ready to party with us?” she asked, kicking off the show with “Bad Romance” cover after Lady Gaga.
The other female voice of the band was Hannah Gill, who performed “Are You Gonna Be My Girl”. Dani introduced her properly: “She is six feet tall she is blonde, she is beautiful, I hate her… (laughing), kidding, I am her biggest fan.”
20yo Ivonne Acero enchanted the public with the original performance of Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space”, while step dancer Anissa Lee completing the show through amazing glamorous outfits and step dancing.
The male voice of the band, dancer and actor Rogelio Douglas Jr. has proved his moonwalk abilities while performing “Thriller” and has touched the spectators’ hearts with “All of Me”.
“Radioactive” (Imagine Dragons), “This Love” (Maroon 5),”I kissed a girl” (Katy Perry), or “Chandelier” (Sia), “Shake It Off” (Taylor Swift), “We Can’t Stop” (Miley Cyrus), “All About That Bass” (Meghan Trainor), were among other covers performed.
Adam Kubota, one of the founding members of the Postmodern Jukebox, has also gone on stage during the show, telling the spectators he loves them and reminding how the PMJ started, “in Scott Bradley’s basement in Queens, New York.”
“There was a really dirty place to be it’s not clean at all,” he joked about the band’s beginnings. “(…) Thanks you very much for that support , thank you for getting us out of that basement. See you next time,” Kubota addressed the public.
The instrumental solos have not missed the show either, with the pianist performing a famous Romanian song by former band O-Zone, “Dragostea din tei”, a hit in the early 2000s, which prompted the audience’s thunderous applause.
PMJ ended the show with the famous group selfie of the bend with the public. “Bucharest, you are amazing,” they said.