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Friday, March 4, 2016

Reinterpreting Pop Songs With Simply Three

Nicholas Villalobos, Glen McDaniel and Zack Clark are Simply Three. (Courtesy)

Nicholas Villalobos, Glen McDaniel and Zack Clark are Simply Three. (Courtesy)

The Arizona band Simply Three reinterprets contemporary pop songs with string trio arrangements, from Hozier’s “Take Me to Church” to “Pompeii” by Bastille. Here & Now’s Peter O’Dowd talks with the group about arranging popĀ hits for classical instruments and gets a live performance of three songs.

Songs In This Segment

  • “Pompeii” by Bastille, arranged and performed by Simply Three
  • “Maverick” by Simply Three
  • “God Bless Ye Merry, Gentlemen” arranged and performed by Simply Three
  • “Honey, I’m Good” by Andy Grammer, arranged and performed by Simply Three

Guests

  • Zack Clark, cellist in Simply Three. He tweets @zackcello.
  • Nick Villalobos, bassist in Simply Three. He tweets @nvillabass.
  • Glen McDaniel, violinist in Simply Three. He tweets @simplyviolin35.

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