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to release more. His early mash- up takes on 80s hits like “Come On Eileen” (Dexy’s Midnight Runners) and “Don’t You Want Me Baby” (Human League) not only proved that the songs could work in dramatically different settings, but showed that there was a huge audience of people interested in the mix. In 2011, Postmodern Jukebox was born - a band that would flesh out his vision with a plethora of rotating lead singers and cover after cov- er revealed via music videos. Amazingly, Postmodern Juke- box records and releases a new music video every week. Bra- dlee says there has only been a couple of times when they’ve missed a week since starting the practice several years ago. More than 2.8 million people have subscribed to the band’s You- Tube channel and their videos have been seen over 755 million times. The videos have helped develop the Postmodern Juke- box brand - one that includes a wonderfully cool vibe, musical Watch one of Scott Bradlee early mash up videos NJ STAGE 2017 - Vol. 4 No. 6 INDEX NEXT ARTICLE 94