Above photo by John Huntington
The Losers Lounge is a collective of NewYork City’s finest performers who have been selling out live shows every other month for twenty years. Founded in 1993 by former Psychedelic Furs keyboardist Joe McGinty, the band 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 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 performances often include strings, horns, Theremin, extensive vocal arrangements 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 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 The Daily Show and 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.”