Oberhofer Talks Totally Tubular Covers of Cars, Cyndi Lauper, Wang Chung for 'Table 19' Soundtrack
publish date: 2017-02-28
'Ultimate Wedding Mixtape' is out on Friday (March 3).
Brad Oberhofer didn't go full method while recording the all-new wave covers soundtrack to the upcoming rom-com Table 19 (March 3), Oberhofer's Ultimate Wedding Mixtape. But there were definitely times in the studio when the 26-year-old New-York-to-L.A. transpalnt slipped on some shades, did his best Molly Ringwald dance and slapped out beats on vintage drum machines for the album accompanying the flick -- starring Anna Kendrick, Lisa Kudrow and Craig Robinson as wedding guests stuck at the worst table in the room.
And while Oberhofer -- leader of the band of the same name -- is a bit too young to have experienced the original radio daze of the tracks by Cyndi Lauper, The Go-Go's, Wang Chung and Thompson Twins, he told he discovered them on... "oldies radio."
"Director Jeff Blitz reached out to my label about me recording these songs and acting in the movie," he said of his first official big screen role, in which he plays, wait for it... the lead singer of a wedding band. "I hadn't really acted before, but I wasn't really nervous about it because my role was just to be a wedding singer, and I've been to my share of weddings and bar mitzvahs, so I kind of knew how to become that. I think I've played that role in my own life many times."