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Paul Shaffer + Sunflower Bean

Paul Shaffer is perhaps best known as Letterman’s right-hand musical force, but it doesn’t end there – he dedicates his time to countless charities, wrote “It’s Raining Men”, turned down the offer to be George Constanza on Seinfeld, and is the man responsible for the Blues Brothers band. The list goes on. Shaffer visits the House Of Strombo to sit at the piano and chat with George. They dig into his musical upbringing, spirituality, finding “soul” for Ray Charles, Gilda Radner, his relationship with Dan Aykroyd, recruiting the Blues Brothers players, being temporarily dismembered from the Blues Brothers by John Belushi and it doesn’t end there.

Sunflower Bean brand their music as “rock music for the digital age” and they’ve earned it through playing more shows in New York City than anyone else, this past year. With their sophomore release, Twentytwo in Blue, they embrace agism on their sleeves, which they explore in conversation with George, alongside a few choice cuts from the record, endeavours into the DIY spirit of political integration and if that weren’t enough, they’ll unleash their cover of The Runaways.

We’ll deliver 3-hours of uninterrupted music for music lovers by music lovers, including premieres of new music from For Esmé and Jenesia.

Magnificent 7

  • 7M7 ZHU + Tame Impala, "My Life"
  • 6For Esme, "To Love"
  • 5Jenesia, “Mexico
  • 4G Flip, “About You”
  • 3Matthew Logan Vasquez, "Sierra Blanca"
  • 2Illuminati Hotties , "Paying Off The Happiness"
  • 1Greg Keelor, "Gord’s Tune"


  • Anne Murray, “Snowbird”
  • Chemical Brothers, “Hey Boy Hey Girl”
  • ZHU + Tame Impala, “My Life”
  • For Esme, “To Love”
  • Jenesia, “Mexico”
  • Laura Branigan, “Gloria”
  • Ray Charles, “I Got A Woman”
  • Portishead, “Numb”
  • The Skatalites, “Coconut Rock”
  • The Upsetters, “Dub Revolution Pt 1”
  • Spiritualized, “Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space”
  • Guns N’ Roses, “Civil War”
  • Kim Mitchell, “Patio Lanterns”
  • Matthew Logan Vasquez, “Sierra Blanca”
  • Illuminati Hotties, “Paying Off The Happiness”
  • G Flip, “About You”
  • Arcade Fire, “Ready To Start”
  • Neil Young, “Walk With Me”
  • Paul Shaffer (feat. Dion), "Win Your Love"
  • Ray Charles, "Georgia On My Mind"
  • The Blues Brothers, "Soul Man"
  • The Blues Brothers, "Closing"
  • Tom Waits, “I Hope That I Don’t Fall In Love With You”
  • Raphael Saadiq, “Still Ray”
  • Dr. Dre, “Still Dre”
  • Andrews Sisters, “Rum And Coca Cola”
  • The Buzzcocks, “What Do I Get”
  • Sunflower Bean, “Twentytwo” (Strombo Sessions)
  • Sunflower Bean, “I Was A Fool” (Strombo Sessions)
  • Sunflower Bean, “Queens Of Noise (The Runaways Cover)"
  • Rage Against The Machine, "Wake Up"
  • The Misfits, “Attitude”
  • Bombs Over Providence, “The Grand Preamble”
  • Closet Monster, “Mama Anti Fascisto”
  • Arctic Monkeys, “Star Treatment”
  • Greg Keelor, “Gord’s Tune”
  • GlassJaw, "Material Control (Instrumental)"