Folk/rock band Milo Greene recently performed a cover of Frank Sinatra’s classic ballad “Strangers In The Night” for an episode of The Recording Academy’s ReImagined series at Smidi Music in Venice, CA. Connecting GRAMMY history with music makers today, ReImagined is a performance-series based on artists performing an iconic GRAMMY-winning song and performances of original music.
“Strangers In The Night” is the title track from Sinatra’s 1966 album, which won a GRAMMY for album of the year at the 9th Annual GRAMMY Awards. The song won Sinatra’s GRAMMYs for Record of the Year and Best Vocal Performance, Male honors. Along with their adaptation of ‘Strangers In The Night’, Milo Greene performed three original songs from their self-titled debut album – ‘1957’, ‘Cutty Love’ and ‘Take A Step’.
“There’s no cooler than Frank Sinatra,” said Robbie Arnett of Milo Greene. “[‘Strangers In The Night’ is] a classic song, something we all know and something we all grew up with. I know Frank Sinatra played in my house a lot growing up, so it was an obvious choice and one we could have a lot of fun with.”
Formed in Northern California in 2009, Milo Greene was originally the fictional character used to promote the creative endeavors of college friends and vocalist/multi-instrumentalists Arnett, Andrew Heringer and Marlana Sheetz. The band then added bassist Graham Fink and drummer Curtis Marrero and began performing under the name Milo Greene. They then landed slots on tour with artists including the Belle Brigade, GRAMMY winners Civil Wars and Grouplove before releasing a four-song EP, Hello Sessionsin 2011.
Milo Greene’s self-titled debut album was released in 2012 and topped BillboardHeatseekers album chart. On April 20, the quintet will release an exclusive 7-inch vinyl single in conjunction with Record Store Day, featuring live performances of “What is the problem” of Milo Green and the unprecedented “Staging Point”. Milo Greene will kick off a European tour with Cold War Kids on April 24 before returning to the United States to perform select dates through August.