Parlor Social covers Screamin' Jay Hawkins "I Put A Spell On You"

Article Contributed by Danyell Flowers | Published on Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Jazz/Soul duo PARLOR SOCIAL cover Screamin' Jay Hawkins with their own special twist fusing elements of RnB, Blues, Pop, Jazz, and Hip Hop while still maintaining the hauntingly beautiful musicality of the original score. Their rendition features a 20-piece string orchestra arrangement orchestrated by Dr. Benjamin Wright (Michael Jackson, Earth Wind & Fire, OutKast).

You can check out " I Put A Spell On You" feat Mr. Act Now Or Never here:

Fronted by Montreal-bred husband and wife writing team Dessy Di Lauro and Ric’key Pageot, PARLOR SOCIAL have performed at the Blue Note Jazz festival, CMJ Festival in NYC; London; Atlanta; Vancouver; Whistler Summer Concert Series; Montreal International Jazz festival; London; and The BRIC JazzFest in Brooklyn, opening for ‘West Coast Get Down’ saxophonist Kamasi Washington. In 2016, they also opened for Grammy award-winning band Snarky Puppy member, Maz, at the legendary Roxy Theater in Hollywood, CA and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy in Napa, CA. 

When Dessy and Ric’key aren’t wowing audiences as PARLOR SOCIAL, they’re contributing their artistry throughout the industry for top artists. Ric’key has toured with world-renowned, multi-platinum icon Madonna for her ‘Sticky & Sweet,’ ‘MDNA’ and ‘Rebel Heart’ tours, along with Motown Legend Diana Ross’ ‘More Today Than Yesterday’ tour. He has also most recently been appointed musical director for the legendary New Orleans living legend, Dr. John. Furthermore, Pageot has also recently written & recorded for R&B songstress Jill Scott and funk legends Earth, Wind and Fire. Dessy has showcased her eclectic songwriting talents in several seminal jazz haunts, including with platinum-selling saxophonist Eric Darius’s 2014 opus, ‘’Retro Forward’’ produced by Kenny ‘’Babyface’’ Edmonds’s right-hand man, Antonio Dixon. And she has also toured singing background vocals for bands, such as Social Distortion and Columbia records recording band Dreamcar.

PARLOR SOCIAL is back in studio working on their upcoming album set for a release in early 2018. Their upcoming album will also feature the ‘New Jack Swing’ king himself, Teddy Riley on their new song ‘Higher Place’. Riley has produced and written smash hits for Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, NSync, Bobby Brown, Whitney Houston

With critical acclaim from several tastemakers in the blogosphere, AFROPUNK reverences the duo’s “...Blend [of] hip-hop, soul, RnB, and ragtime into a sound and style that looks back on the last 100 years of black culture while simultaneously looking forward.” LA Weekly states, “Di Lauro's honeyed vocals are smart, sassy and sensual.”  Perez Hilton coins the act as a, “postmodern jukebox meets Blu Cantrell” while Motown praises them as, “a unique visionary that transcends genres [and] eras of time.” music critic Patrick O’hefferman raved about PARLOR SOCIAL’s show as “undeniably the best live performance in the Los Angeles club scene, if not the nation”.