THE LOSER’S LOunge
25th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT: TRIBUTE TO PAUL WILLIAMS
PAM NASHEL LETO // Publicist
TAYLOR HAUGHTON // Publicist
Joe McGinty & The Losers Lounge are a collective of NewYork City’s finest performers who have been selling out live shows every other month for over twenty years. Founded in 1993 by former Psychedelic Furs keyboardist Joe McGinty, The Losers Lounge continues to canonize the great songwriting catalogues of the '60s, 70's and ‘80’s in its own unique way. "From Abba to the Zombies" as The New York Times has said, The Losers Lounge is in the business of redemption; honoring pop stars from these eras and validating the zeal of music fans. From well known composers like Neil Diamond, Michael Jackson, and David Bowie to more obscure artists like Serge Gainsbourg and Harry Nilsson, The Losers Lounge walks the line between sincerity and irreverence to recreate the meticulous arrangements of the classic song books that you love, live.
A Losers Lounge performance often includes strings, horns, extensive vocal arrangements, unusual keyboards, and a backing band made up of the best musicians in New York. Along with a parade of up and coming singers, some past celebrity guest performers have included Lana Del Ray, Richard Dreyfuss, Moby, Parker Posey, Debbie Harry, Lee Hazlewood, Paul Williams, Cyndi Lauper, John Cameron Mitchell, Fred Schneider, Joey Ramone, John Flansburg of They Might Be Giants, Ronnie Spector, Anne Magnuson, Michael Cerveris, Joan Jett, Ian Hunter, Fred Armisen, Antony, Santi Gold and many more, proving that you never know who you might see at The Losers Lounge.
The Losers Lounge’s performances have been featured on NBC’s Last Call With Carson Daly, Comedy Central’s Night Of Too Many Stars TV Special, ABC’s My Kind Of Town, radio stations NPR, WFUV, WBAI, WFMU, and in press including The New York Times, The New Yorker, The New York Post, The Village Voice, New York Magazine, Rolling Stone online, Spin Magazine online, and Time Out New York who have dubbed The Losers Lounge “Essential New York.”