Video: A Funky Cover of “Hallelujah” by Andre Cymone

Posted by The G on April 1, 2014 under Encounters with G, G Videos | Comments are off for this article

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Andre Cymone

Andre Cymone

After a 20 year absence from the stage, the always funky Andre Cymone made his return to New York on March 31, 2014 at Bowery Electric.  Andre Cymone, along with Prince, was a pioneer in the Minneapolis Sound that so many people have emulated over the years, was once married to Jody Watley and has produced hits for Adam Ant.  Now he’s back after a long hiatus with a new album entitled “The Stone.”  His hour and a half set showcased a new 5 piece band of amazing musicians who were part James Brown, part Sly and The Family Stone and extremely rockin’ and funky!

He did not play “The Dance Electric,” but he did do an updated version of “Kelly’s Eyes,” and he performed the majority of “The Stone,” which features heart-felt lyrics, a nice rock edge and some funky little grooves that ran the gamut from soul to country music!  He also threw in a cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” and I guarantee you, it’s the funkiest version you’ll ever hear!  Just press play!

See the setlist after the jump.

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Video: “Hallelujah” (Leonard Cohen cover) by Alpha Rev

Posted by The G on June 4, 2010 under G Videos | Comments are off for this article

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On June 2, 2010, Alpha Rev opened for Chrissie Hynde’s new band JP Chrissie and the Fairground Boys at the Brooklyn Bowl in New York.  If the crowd reaction is a predictor of their future success, Alpha Rev is going to be huge!  They were called back for an encore which rarely happens for an opening band.  I thought they were great and they’ve been burning up the VH-1 video charts so I think it’s just a matter of time before Alpha Rev become household names. I was fortunate enough to meet lead singer Casey McPherson, and I am happy to report that he was extremely nice.  They closed their triumphant set with a cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” and I loved their version of it.  I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a studio version!

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