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Scary Pockets: “Dreams” Funk Cover
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Scary Pockets: “Dreams” Funk Cover

Scary Pockets is back with another cover – sometimes chill, and sometimes funky. Featuring vocalist/drummer Elise Trouw, the band covers Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams.” Nick Campbell provides the foundation on a 1965 Fender P-Bass.

Scary Pockets: Imagine
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Scary Pockets: Imagine

The new Scary Pockets video once again features bassist Sam Wilkes, who always delivers. But we were absolutely knocked out by India Carney’s vocals on this one. Check out this beautiful take on John Lennon’s “Imagine.”

Scary Pockets: Hide and Seek
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Scary Pockets: Hide and Seek

As with many Scary Pockets videos, I see the title of the video first and think “I’m not sure how this one is going to turn out.” Then I watch and realize I need to stop doubting. In this clip, the group adds the funk to Imogen Heap’s “Hide and Seek.”

Scary Pockets: I’d Rather Go Blind / Doo Wop
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Scary Pockets: I’d Rather Go Blind / Doo Wop

Scary Pockets is back with a new video, once featuring the groovy bass lines of Joe Ayoub. In this clip, the band is joined by guest vocalist Maiya Sykes and a mashup of Etta James’ “I’d Rather Go Blind” and Lauryn Hill’s “Doo Wop.”

Scary Pockets: River
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Scary Pockets: River

When I saw that Scary Pockets did a cover of Joni Mitchell’s great tune, “River,” I wasn’t sure what to expect. But they blew me away. Anchored by Joe Ayoub, with some excellent vocals by Rett Madison, here’s their take on the song.

Scary Goldings: Plant Bass Diet
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Scary Goldings: Plant Bass Diet

Scary Pockets just shared a new video for their Scary Goldings project with organist Larry Goldings, in support of their new record, “The Ego Trap.” In this clip, Sam Wilkes handles the bass part. This one grooves!

Scary Pockets: Dancing in the Dark
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Scary Pockets: Dancing in the Dark

Scary Pockets is back with a new video, and this one is tight. Bassist Joe Ayoub is coming through loud and clear and prominently featured with a groovy line on their funky cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancing in the Dark.”

Scary Pockets: Bennie and the Jets
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Scary Pockets: Bennie and the Jets

Sam Wilkes is back in this new Scary Pockets video, which features Marcus Scott on vocals. Dig the band doing their thing on Elton John’s “Bennie and the Jets.”

Scary Pockets: Bring it on Home to Me
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Scary Pockets: Bring it on Home to Me

Scary Pockets shared this incredible cover of the great Sam Cooke tune, “Bring It on Home to Me,” with guest vocalists Joshua Radin and Hunter. Bassist Joe Ayoub lays down a soulful groove behind the group on this one.

Scary Pockets: If You Had My Love
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Scary Pockets: If You Had My Love

Scary Pockets is back with a new cover, this time joined by vocalist AJ Rafael and bassist Hagar Ben Ari (who is part of The Late Late Show With James Corden band). Here’s their take on the Jennifer Lopez tune, “If You Had My Love.”

Scary Pockets: “Come Together” Funk Cover
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Scary Pockets: “Come Together” Funk Cover

Usually, when we share a video with Jack Stratton involved, he has Joe Dart by his side. But the man can play bass (among many other instruments). In this clip, Jack joins Scary Pockets for their take on The Beatles’ “Come Together.”

Scary Pockets: Is This Love
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Scary Pockets: Is This Love

We recently featured a great Scary Pockets video with Tim Lefebvre anchoring the band on their take of “Valerie.” Here’s another one, with the band’s funky arrangement of Bob Marley’s “Is This Love.”