“Bridge Over Troubled Water” Simon & Garfunkel cover by James Peach—Video of the Week 01/10/22

We’re always on the lookout for something new and different here at CBC, and fortunately for us this showed up in our inbox. Our interest was piqued when the sender stated that this cover was performed all acapella by him alone. Then we watched the video, and confirmed that it was worthy of Video of the Week.

James Peach is a UK singer/songwriter and producer who specializes in unique arrangements of covers. He got attention from “BBC Introducing” and “Best of British” with his cover of Abba’s “Knowing Me, Knowing You” with his project “Songs of Trees.”

Peach’s catalog doesn’t run too deep, but here it’s about quality and not quantity. His YouTube channel features covers of a couple of U2 songs, a White Stripes track, and more.

For our Video of the Week selection, we went with the track that was sent to us. Even though it sounds as though there are instruments here, this is all voice—including the percussion and bass. The production is fantastic—with Peach appearing as multiple “band members” singing all the parts and clapping along. The quality of the lead vocal alone makes this worth listening to. Check it out below and share away!

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