New Orleans brass band The Soul Rebels enlisted R&B singer Robin Thicke to help bring the funk at their recent Brooklyn Bowl concerts on April 1st and 2nd. The shows included a rendition of the Canadian pop star’s controversial hit “Blurred Lines”, a track originally produced by Pharrell Williams.
After teaming up in 2019 for a performance sponsored by Jammcard—a networking platform for musicians—The Soul Rebels and Robin Thicke announced their Brooklyn Bowl performance in March. The seemingly incongruous pairing is in line with previous Soul Rebels collaborations, which have included partnerships with some of music’s biggest stars, including Nas, Katy Perry, Robert Glasper, Metallica, Lil Wayne, and more. Thicke is a fitting addition to this roster due to the status of “Blurred Lines” as one the best-selling singles of all time, with 14.8 million copies sold.
Known for their dynamic on-stage presence, the eight-piece brass band delivered two explosive, stadium-worthy performances on the intimate Brooklyn Bowl stage, with Thicke playing the part of charismatic frontman. The two-night run culminated with the group’s performance of “Blurred Lines”, a video of which is included below.
The Soul Rebels have upcoming tour dates around the U.S., including spots at Skull & Roses,Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown Tour, and Newport Jazz Festival, plus a show with Lettuce at Joy Theater in New Orleans, LA on April 30th. For more information, and to purchase tickets, click here.
Check out photos from The Soul Rebels’ concert with Robin Thicke at Brooklyn Bowl on April 1st courtesy of Ken Spielman and a video of “Blurred Lines” from the April 2nd concert below.
The Soul Rebels ft. Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines (4/2/22)