Joey Ramone, Debbie Harry, Ronnie Spector, Santigold, Cyndi Lauper, Fred Armisen and Moby are just some of the special guests who have been selling-out the New York-based “Losers Lounge” for over 16 years. Now, the popular variety show is ready to make its Nashville debut – Friday November 9th at Third & Lindsley.
It works like this: one core backing band performs the full show with an eclectic and entertaining parade of guest singers from the musical, comedy and theatrical worlds, each performing one song. Shows feature music from a different classic catalogue, apotheosizing music artists from previous decades in a unique way. Nashville’s debut of The Losers Lounge series will honor the music of David Bowie. To date, Sam Bush, Roy “Future Man” Wooten, and Kim Collins are confirmed to perform, with many more special guests confirming daily. The full line up will be announced soon, and the official facebook page will be updated often.
“We’ve always had a love affair with Nashville, and as a city there is such a diverse creative community here. One of the Losers Lounge’s founding members Kris Woolsey has lived in Nashville for years and it just made sense to bring the show to Music City. We are all very excited!”
Says Joe McGinty, the founder of The Losers Lounge series, and former Psychedelic Furs keyboard player. The Loser’s Lounge is famous for combining sincere performances with comedic, theatrical and the unusual. “From Abba to the Zombies” as The New York Times has said, The Losers Lounge is in the business of redemption; honoring pop stars from these eras and validating the zeal of music fans. From well known composers like Neil Diamond and David Bowie to more obscure artists like Serge Gainsbourg and Harry Nilsson, The Losers Lounge walks the line between sincerity and irreverence to recreate the meticulous arrangements of the classic song books that you love, live.
Losers Lounge’s performances have been featured on NBC’s Last Call With Carson Daly, Comedy Central’s The Daily Show and Night Of Too Many Stars TV Special, ABC’s My Kind Of Town, radio stations NPR, WFUV, WBAI, WFMU, and in press including The New York Times, The New Yorker, The New York Post, The Village Voice, New York Magazine, Rolling Stone online, Spin Magazine online, and Time Out New York who have dubbed The Losers Lounge “Essential New York.” The Losers Lounge is the subject of a feature length documentary film currently being made by Jojo Pennebaker. You never know who you might see at The Losers Lounge.