Musician Scott Bradlee cites George Gershwin as his biggest professional influence, but growing up in New Jersey he can’t help but draw inspiration from Perth Amboy’s own Jon Bon Jovi.
The Union Township native has toured the world with his band, Postmodern Jukebox, whose vintage interpretations of Top 40 hits and classic pop songs has earned them an impressive collection of viral music videos.
One of their latest productions is a collaboration with singer Jennie Lena — who appeared on Holland’s version of The Voice — in which the singer provides a bluesy translation of Bon Jovi’s “You Give Love a Bad Name,” with Scott on the piano.
“As someone that grew up in New Jersey, I’ll never turn down a chance to cover some Bon Jovi and ‘You Give Love a Bad Name’ had just the right swagger in the lyrics for Jennie to completely own this performance,” he told NJ.com.
The real Jon Bon Jovi gave a surprise performance last weekend at a South Florida wedding during which the band gave a jazzy spin to “Livin’ on a Prayer.”
We can’t get enough of these creative interpretations of our favorite Bon Jovi hits!