Nero Simon and the Sunsetters bring multi-instrumental, cinematic magic to you. This is a band full of talented musicians, all vibrating with the same frequency when they perform. Their compositions are a dead giveaway as to how much they enjoy performing their songs. In ways, they are like Dave Matthews Band, evolved to a different style. This is their cover of the Gerry Rafferty classic, Baker Street.
The song has become iconic for a number of different reasons. The saxophone intro and riff, of course, along with the dynamism in rhythm and jazzy progressions. Nero Simon and the Sunsetters follow the foundation, and give us a song that they love with care. Every detail in sound is taken care of, like a tip of the hat to the legend himself. The solos craft a whole new pocket for the musicians, nailing the vocals and theme as well. For a live performance, they never miss a beat and stay true to the craft of energetic, concert music. This band has a Treasure Chest of originals, but have strayed into this as a mark of really enjoying the songs that brought them together.
Nero Simon and the Sunsetters can be enjoyed on any day, come rain or shine. This band has really spread their wings since Starboard (Escape to Cozumel). Their album has to be explored for the entire narrative, a mélange of melodies. They are in an exciting space now, and anything can be made when you have the passion for it. I’d love to hear this song in Good Will Hunting (1997) or in the second season of Money Heist. Listen to their cover and make sure you follow them for their incredible originals as well.