PHOTO CALL: Laura Benanti, Wesley Taylor, Adam Kantor, Lauren Molina, Nick Cearley and More Show Some Skin for The Skivvies
By Matthew Blank
Actor-musicians Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley, who comprise the scantily-clad music duo The Skivvies, celebrated their new single "Hardbody Hoedown" with a release party and concert Nov. 19 at the Cutting Room.
The Skivvies have garnered buzz thanks to their Youtube videos, which capture them playing various instruments, from the cello, ukulele, guitar and glockenspiel to the melodica, all in their underwear.
The concert featured Cearley and Molina as well as Benanti, Taylor, Emily Bergl, Mitchell Jarvis, Adam Kantor and Joseph Morales.Tunes included "We Found Love," "Diet Mountain Dew," "Pumped Up Kicks," "Call Your Girlfriend," "Call Me," "Call Me Maybe," "Umbrella," "Video Killed the Radio Star," "Get Low" and "Careless Whisper."
Tony Award winner Benanti closed the evening with a medley of "Bootylicious" and "Freak Like Me."
The Skivvies will perform Highline Ballroom on Monday, Jan. 28 at 8 PM.
"Hardbody Hoedown" is described as a bluegrass-tinged parody mega-medley of hip-hop songs about body parts. "The mashups we’ve been doing at our live shows naturally led us to our parody single, 'Hardbody Hoedown,' where we give the filthiest rap the prettiest twang," Cearley said in a statement.
The song is now available for download via iTunes and other digital outlets.
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