Pianist Jonny May asked his subscribers what 1980s songs should never be played in the ragtime style, then went ahead and did it anyhow. Listen and enjoy his unique and shockingly good covers of Don’t Stop Believin‘, Livin’ on a Prayer, and Africa.
A charming and thoroughly entertaining cover version of Florence + The Machine’s 2010 hit track Dog Days Are Over, arranged by Michael Charles Smith and performed by the students of his Marimba Lab. Their cover of Portugal. The Man’s Feel It Still is wonderful too.
While visiting Viennna, musician Viktoria Yermolyeva stopped by the showroom of vaunted piano maker Bösendorfer, and decided to tickle the ivories a bit with a tune we’re pretty sure has never been played in their store before, System of a Down’s 2001 hit Chop Suey.
Musician Eric Case rises up, straight to the top with this exuberant arrangement of Survivor’s Eye of the Tiger, performed on grand piano. Case doesn’t pull any punches as his fingers fly across the ivories, adding lots of flourishes to the Rocky III hit track.
Pianist Vinheteiro offers up another great compilation, as he performs a variety of classic themes from video games throughout the last 30+ years. There’s something about the sustain and resonance of the piano that makes all of the chiptunes sound so much richer.
(PG-13: Lyrics) Who are you to wave your finger? Brass Against the Machine and Sophia Urista once again wow us with an impressive cover orchestration, this time taking on Tool’s 2006 track The Pot and giving it a powerful new infusion of rock, jazz, and vocal energy.