In a Noho Stylie

By Jo Phillips

If you are on clubhouse the latest entirely audio-based social media app you may well have heard of a club called Noho Patio. Run by writer LA lady, who goes by the title MJ she is a Southern California native and like so many has been displaced by Covid. Homesick for the sunny terraces and the lazy morning coffee stroll by she runs a room where music is key, sounds in a chilled easy California vibe. Find out more In a Noho Stylie here

Image on left Chet Faker

Because on clubhouse there are no pictures, no videos, sound is everything. Alongside cool tunes in Noho Patio communicate one-to-one with people from all over the globe, listen, and talk to people on the platform and dance your little legs off in the Noho Patio room with DJ/MJ where ever you are in the world soak up that North Hollywood sunshine sound.

Here DJ/MJ suggests a playlist for our theme this month of 3D, songs that are so good they made them “twice”. She has chosen an Indie style artist with those songs so well-loved that they are larger than their original recording. Some of these are covered multiple times so our friend DJ/MJ has provided a sunny sunshine LA style selection for us to enjoy. So no many of us can get to sunny climbs whether they be in an LA stylie or Ibiza sparkles. Music will bring us there instead.

As MJ herself says

NoHo Patio’s Indie-Covers Potluck; new tastes on classic dishes…Here’s a Top Ten Pack, To-Go…North Hollywood, Southern California –style

The In a Noho Stylie playlist

Ten Fe  “Waterfalls”   

The band Ten Fé (Spanish for “keep the faith”) was founded by musicians Ben Moorhouse and Leo Duncan who met busking on the London tube. Their first single Time was released in 2013 and was soon followed by Make Me Better, In The Air, and Elodie – all of which appeared on their debut album. This is their take on TLC’s iconic song.

Foy Vance  “Purple Rain”  

Foy Vance is an Irish musician and singer-songwriter signed to Gingerbread Man Records. Vance has toured as a support act to British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran. This is his take on Prince’s heartbreaker of a classic.

Meg Meyers “Running Up That Hill

Janice Sue Meghan Myers, who goes by the name Meg Myers, is an American singer-songwriter and musician. Originally from Tennessee, Myers moved to Los Angeles to pursue music and met Doctor Rosen Rosen, who signed her to his production company. This is her take on Kate Bush’s song the first single from her 1985 album Hounds of Love. 

LP  “Halo” 

It’s not very often that you come across a Beyoncé cover of “Halo” that doesn’t pale in comparison to the original but here is one by Laura Pergolizzi, known professionally as LP, an American singer and songwriter.

Patti Smith  “Smells Like Teen Spirit

The woman who is so oftne covered a queen oin indie here covers someoen else, where she has choosen Nivhana

Eline Chavez   “Gloria”

New York based artist Eline Chavez sings this song with one of the greatest opening lines of a song, “Jesus died for somebody’s sins but not mine”

Julia Jacklin  “Someday” 

Julia Jacklin  is an Australian singer-songwriter from Sydney, Australia who here covers the stokes song

Chet Faker  “No Diggety”

And now for a copletely different, so utterly different version Chat Faker’s verion of Blackstreets s1996 song is a total materclass in reworking a song… as they say No Diggety aka no Doubt!!

Ryan Adams  “Wonderwall”

So this is What Noel Gallagher said of the cover of his own song by the American singer-songwriter,”“I went to see Ryan Adams in Manchester… So he’s playing away and he just does ‘Wonderwall’ right in the middle of the set. The fucking place went silent. It was so beautiful. I was just like, ‘Fucking Jesus Christ what a fucking song!’ Afterwards, I told him, ‘You can have that song, man, because we could never quite get it right.’

Haim  “That Don’t Impress Me Much

Haim the American pop rock band from Los Angeles cover this song by co-written and recorded by Canadian singer Shania Twain. It was released in December 1998.

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