The PS22 Chorus, and Michael in particular, had a busy week, as the kids put together a thank you gift for the boys of Crowded House. This was to show our gratitude for how amazingly we were treated when we performed together at The Fillmore at Irving Plaza in NYC. First, the kids perform a preview of this year's graduation song, "Don't Dream It's Over", which they do beautifully. This was Crowded House's biggest hit in America, reaching #2 on the Billboard charts back in the eighties. Mikey does a super-fine job on the solo. Then make sure you watch the video to the end to hear those nothing short of entertaining words of thanks for the band. The kids are both funny and poignant. My favorite? "Hello out there." It cracks me up every time. You won't be able to resist this:
Next, Mikey moves from the lead vocal on "Don't Dream It's Over" to the drum kit, and he's absolutely brilliant! Mr. B lives out his rock star dreams (and unfortunately kills them in the process) singing "Venus", originally sung much better by the likes of Frankie Avalon, Bananarama, and Shocking Blue. But it was a great time, with PS22 Chorus legendary alumnus Fergie (NOT the pop singer) coming back for a visit. So of course had to have a dance off in honor of the return of the original 'Dancing Machine', one of the best dancers ever see the stage of PS22. Plain to see it was a fun week to be a member of the PS22 Chorus.