The Syncopation Rebels are the supergroup comprised of the artists Martha Johnson and Mark Gane of Martha and the Muffins, John Orpheus, Sam Casey and Alex Exists, who have come together to record a special version of “Sound And Vision” by David Bowie.
“The artists in the Popguru musical community have always thrived on collaboration. It’s in our DNA,” says Popguru Sound & Vision founder Graham Stairs. “To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the company, we decided to record a version of Sound And Vision by David Bowie. Not only is it a great song by a great artist, but the company’s name is a tip of the hat to the song’s title.”
After the song was chosen, the first person brought into The Syncopation Rebels project was producer Mike Schlosser. He had already worked with a number of Popguru artists including John Orpheus, Sam Casey and Alex Exists. The next people invited were Martha Johnson and Mark Gane of Martha and the Muffins who have been great resources to the younger artists. The objective was to involve experienced and emerging artists from the roster.
Listen to the collaborative, reimagined cover of “Sound And Vision” by The Syncopation Rebels
Watch the music video for “Sound And Vision” with Martha Johnson and Mark Gane of Martha and the Muffins, John Orpheus, Sam Casey and Alex Exists directed by Agata Waclawska here:
“Over the years, Popguru has brought me together with many talented people to collaboratively write and record songs,” says Martha Johnson of Martha and the Muffins. “…It felt great to be recording the song with the whole group at Revolution Recording as well as shooting the video in an evening of exuberance at the CNE. After the years of isolation, it was so exciting to be all together singing and dancing our hearts out.”
Recently announced, Mark Gane of Martha and the Muffins is one of this year’s Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees for “Echo Beach”.