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Five minutes with Casey from Postmodern Jukebox

The time-twisting musical collective with over 1.2 billion YouTube views are putting on the most sensational ‘20s party! The enigmatic Casey Abrams will take on the role of MC as he leads the show, along with a hand-picked cast of talented musicians and performers.


As well as being an amazing singer, Casey Abrams also plays a mean bass, and rocks a man-bun like no-one else. Ahead of the upcoming Postmodern Jukebox concert, we sat down with Casey to talk about how he joined the group, what we can expect from the 'Welcome to the Twenties 2.0 Tour', and his thoughts on the future of music.

How did you get the opportunity to become part of Postmodern Jukebox (PMJ)?

I remember my buddy from High School, Jacob Scesney, played sax with them in Los Angeles on their residencies. Jacob and I were on one of my original music gigs and he told me about Scott Bradlee and what he was doing. So I called him, and the the next night we rehearsed and played a song in the club.

What makes a PMJ concert a unique experience?

We are not pushing play, or playing tracks. This is live music that we are really counting off and jamming too. It can always be a different tempo or key depending the night. Super Jazzy!

How does this year’s show compare to PMJ's previous Wellington concerts?

Different and more songs. But also, probably craziest of all, I will be the host and MC for the night. I like to break the "fourth wall" and definitely mess with the audience a bit.

What's your favourite decade of music?

I'm a big fan of the '70s. I'm a big hippie, but I also love Disco. 

How do you think the music scene will evolve in the 2020’s?

I think, just like PMJ, more songs and concerts are going to be more instrument based. Going back to the roots of music, just in the fact that it's being played with real instruments. But it will still make you want to dance.

Grab your tickets to see Casey and Postmodern Jukebox live at the Opera House on 18 October 2019.

PMJ 1000x700 Photo credit: Dana Lynn Pleasant