This is a no-brainer! Reeve Carney, star of Spider-Man on Broadway and lead singer of the band Carney, has been cast as Jeff Buckley in the “official” bio-pic about the singer’s life. As a big fan of Jeff Buckley’s music, I was dreading the prospect of a movie because the names being thrown around that were in consideration to play Jeff are not singers. I am happy that if a movie has to be made, Reeve Carney who can both sing and act will be in it. It helps that he looks and sounds a lot like Jeff and from what I’ve heard so far, he’ll sing the songs so I am very excited about that.
Not so long ago, I saw Carney perform and Reeve performed two songs by two different legends – Queen and The Beatles! Coincidentally, the banter before the song is something you’d hear at a Jeff Buckley concert so I am excited for the film. Don’t let me down like you usually do Hollywood!
And now, enjoy seeing Reeve Carney sing “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen followed by “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)” by The Beatles.
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.
Rise Above 1 by Reeve Carney feautring Bono and The Edge
Say what you will about Spider-Man on Broadway, Reeve Carney is a star. The man is criminally good looking and is so talented! When he’s not on performing on Broadway, he’s in a band called Carney and they are great live! His new song “Rise Above 1” from Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark features Bono and The Edge from U2. The soundtrack is out today. Find out more on the official Spiderman on Broadway site.