Monday, February 1, 2010


During my visits to youtube, I've come across many talented musicians and singers showcasing their skills in hopes of reaching a wider audience, but none have stood out more to me than a musical duo known as Pomplamoose. Pomplamoose is made up of musician/songwriters Jack Conte and Nataly Dawn, who are also a couple. Jack is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and filmmaker who plays more than 15 instruments. Nataly is a singer, composer, bassist, pianist and guitarist. Their base sound is indie rock, but they jump around to a number of different styles.

The couple present interesting and quirky covers of popular songs as well as original compositions through a new medium called "VideoSong" that they upload on Youtube. Jack says at their website ( that "VideoSong" can be defined by the following two rules: 1. "What you see is what you hear (no lip-syncing for instruments or voice)." 2. "If you hear it, at some point you see it (no hidden sounds)."

The duo infuse their VideoSongs with tons of humor and creativity, and I always end up smiling while watching them. Pomplamoose has played a few live shows and is unsigned, but I have little doubt that that will change soon. They are from Corte Madera, California.

Pomplamoose's cover Earth, Wind & Fire's "September":

An original by the duo called "Always in the Season":

Cover of Michael Jackson's "Beat It":

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