Are you familiar with Carney? Of course if you read this site, you’re already in the know (and you’re welcome!) If you do not know the music of Carney, today is your lucky day. This band is great! When lead singer Reeve Carney has a day off from being the lead in Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark on Broadway, he moonlights in his rock and roll band with his brother Zane. They are great performers and if you like what you are about to watch (which you will), you should definitely pick up Carney’s album “Mr. Green, Volume 1.”
Carney is extra awesome because as you are about to see, they tackle covering two of the greatest songs of all time, “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “I Want You (She’s So Heavy),” by two of the greatest bands of all time – Queen and The Beatles. Their versions of both songs are fantastic! After seeing this video, you’ll agree that when Carney play in your town, they should not be missed under any circumstance.
Carney! Lead singer Reeve Carney is currently starring in Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark on Broadway. On his night off, he performed with his brother Zane in their rock and roll band Carney. The group played a sold out show at New York’s Bowery Ballroom on July 25, 2011 and it was incredible. The brothers Carney are so stylish and good looking that even if you didn’t like their music at all, at the very least you’d have eye candy – but their music rocks! Reeve Carney’s voice reminds me a bit like Jeff Buckley and the songs they play have a very nice rock edge to them. They are known for jamming out on a song for 10 minutes and every member of the 4 piece band is a great musician.
The show began with another member of the very talented Carney family, Paris Carney, serving as the opening act. Her brothers hit the stage around 10 pm and they played my favorites such as “Love Me Chase Me,” “Amelie / Mr. Green,” and they even played a new song entitled “Le Deluge.” Like the last time I saw Carney, they did an amazing cover of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” that melds into “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)” by The Beatles and it is not easy to pull off a good sounding cover of either of those classic tracks. Carney delivers. Stay tuned for a video of that performance! It’s amazing! Carney did a meet and greet with fans after the show and the band members are so cool! Also cool is the fact that Carney will be opening for U2 at selected shows on U2’s latest tour, so it’s only a matter of time until the cat is out of the bag – Carney are great! Spread the word and more importantly, see Carney while you still can at smaller venues – they are going to be huge!
See the set list, my encounter with this awesome band and a photo of Paris Carney after the jump.
When I met Reeve Carney, the star of Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark on Broadway, earlier this year, I was very impressed with how nice he was. I did some research to find out more about him and I discovered Reeve is in a band called Carney. I decided that I’d see the band the next chance I got. That night turned out to be Valentine’s Day, 2011. Carney played a sold out show at New York’s Bowery Ballroom. Due to overwhelming popularity, the band had to switch venues to accommodate ticket sales. Carney’s music reminds me a bit of Jeff Buckley as many songs feature epic screaming and climactic guitar solos. Oh and watching Reeve Carney with his chiseled body and super good looks added to a great night.
The band played songs off their debut album “Mr. Green Volume 1,” some new songs that were promised to be on album number 2. We were also treated to covers of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” (minus the operatic middle section) as well as The Beatles’ “I Want You (She’s So Heavy).” Many of the songs played during the 2 hour set were long and featured a jamming section before returning to the theme of the song. The band did their job as rock stars and I bought the CD at the merch table before the night was over. After the show, the band had an impromptu meet and greet with fans and once again, Reeve Carney was a totally cool guy.
It’s uncertain when the Los Angeles based band will be playing another show, as the band played during Spider-Man’s night off. I do know this, I’ll be back whenever it is. Thanks again to Carney for putting on such a great show and Happy Valentine’s Day!
See another picture of Reeve Carney as well as the setlist after the jump.