Jamie Cullum’s Song Society Project

So how many of you know about the Song Society?

This is something Jamie came up with back in July 2015. In Jamie’s own words, this is what the Song Society is all about.

I love learning other people’s songs. I find it teaches me a whole lot about songwriting which is particularly inspirational when I’m writing a new album (which is what I am doing NOW!) This time I thought I’d film and record it for you all to check it out and start an official Song Society. The songs I will be doing will be learnt and performed live, warts and all within an hour. These are NOT definitive reconstructions, just a window into my own education!

Below you can watch all 9 of Jamie’s versions of:

1 – Brick (Ben Folds Five)
2 – Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson
3 – Can’t Feel My Face – The Weekend
4 – What Do You Mean – Justin Bieber
6 – I Took A Pill In Ibiza – Mark Posner & Seeb
7 – Thinkin Bout You – Frank Ocean
8 – Cycles – Ricki Lee Jones
9 – Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran

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Here are the rules (made, of course, to be broken).

The Song Society

1. Find a song you love or are fascinated by.
2. Learn and record live within the hour.
3. No previous preparation allowed.
4. Love and live with the mistakes.

I would love to know what you think of Jamie’s Song Society? Or let me know which song you think Jamie should cover next. Leave your comments below!!

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