Video Of The Week
We’re excited to debut our brand new feature… Video of the Week!
Our aim is to provide some earned exposure to bands and musicians who exemplify what it’s like to produce quality clips – along with offering you some entertainment.
Want your video featured? Send a link of ONE COVER SONG performed live or studio/concept to email@example.com and write a brief explanation as to why you should be selected (It must be a YouTube clip).
Be sure to check back every Monday to see who is in the Spotlight!
03/23/20: The Running Mates "Islands in the Stream" (Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton)
In honor of the passing of country music icon Kenny Rogers, this week we selected one of his biggest hits covered by a duo known as The Running Mates.
The husband and wife team are Julie and Spencer Broschard, who after meeting at Berklee College of Music in Boston, started a YouTube channel and began covering many popular songs.
You can find out more about them here.
01/20/20: Acoustician "Comfortably Numb" (Pink Floyd)
Some covers are not only nice to listen to, but can also help you to learn musical passages. Such is the case with this entry—an acoustic version of David Gilmour’s iconic guitar solo in the song “Comfortably Numb.”
Simply calling himself Acoustician, this gentleman has over a dozen guitar solo videos of well known songs on his YouTube channel, along with a few training videos. Check it out here.
01/13/20: Avery Molek - Neil Peart (Rush) Drum Covers
The original clip of this young man performing Rush’s “Tom Sawyer” at age 6 has made the rounds recently following Neil Peart’s passing.
Six years later, Avery Molek is still shedding his hero’s classics.
Enjoy this video of his progress throughout the years, and join us in celebrating the proper education of today’s youth.
01/06/20: Phil "Land of Confusion" (Genesis)
Part of our motivation for doing this is to help promote great talent. We stumbled upon this video, and couldn’t find any info on the artist, but we decided to choose it anyway.
Simply called “Phil,” this is a Genesis/Phil Collins tribute act from Germany. Listen to this guy’s voice, and marvel at the size of that crowd! Just goes to show that even a cover band can entertain the masses.
12/30/19: Nalani & Josh "Just the Two of Us" (Bill Withers/Grover Washington Jr.)
Nalani & Josh are doing things right by embracing technology and reaching a worldwide audience. Their live streams reach thousands of people all over the world.
Check out this cover of “Just the Two of Us” and dig on Nalani’s sweet and soulful voice, and you’ll be searching for more videos to enjoy. Check out her Facebook Page here.
11/25/19: Gabriella Quevedo "The Show Must Go On" (Queen)
Gabriella Quevedo is a Swedish guitarist who specializes in fingerpicking style.
Her YouTube channel boasts dozens of covers and over a million subscribers.
We were especially taken with her sweet version of Queen’s ‘The Show Must Go On.”
Click to watch, and click here to see more.
11/18/19: Brass Against "Aenema" (Tool)
Brass Against is the brainchild of Brad Hammonds — a musician who curates players and leads a group that specializes in politically charged covers of hard rock and hip-hop favorites.
With a full horn section driving the music, Brass Against has several professionally made videos to their credit, and also tour extensively.
Check out this cover of Tool’s “Aenema,” and visit their Facebok page here.
11/11/19: Mackenzie Johnson "Vienna" (Billy Joel)
We stumbled upon this gem simply by searching “Billy Joel Cover” on You Tube, and this clip showed up near the top.
One of the favorites among Joel’s fans, “Vienna” in performed in lovely fashion here by singer and admitted hat lover Mackenzie Johnson.
There’s not a lot of info about her online, but you can check out her very active Facebook page here.
11/04/19: Lola Astanova "We Are the Champions" (Queen)
Lola Astanova is a classically trained pianist who performs the most exclusive concerts in the world.
She has collaborated with the best orchestras, as well as mainstream and crossover artists.
Her YouTube channel boasts dozens of videos that have gained millions of views.
Dig the video, and check out more of this talented young lady’s work.
10/21/19: Jessie's Girl "Time After Time" (Cyndi Lauper)
Billed as “The World’s Best 80’s Band,” Jessie’s Girl sells out some of the biggest venues in the New York area…playing covers.
Not only does the band provide a high-energy show with a bright look and crowd-pleasing song selections, they’re also no slouches as musicians.
Watch the stripped down version of Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time” here, and check out more about the band here.
10/14/19: The Pork Tornadoes "In the Air Tonight" (Phil Collins)
Hailing from Iowa, The Pork Tornadoes have gained quite a reputation as a band to watch.
With over 19k followers on Facebook and a full calendar of performance dates scheduled, these fellas are clearly doing something right.
Watch their killer interpretation of Phil Collins’ “In The Air Tonight,” and visit the band’s Page here.