The night was ablaze with talent as The Green Room 42 presented The Carneys, featuring star siblings Reeve Carney, Zane Carney and Paris Carney, for one show only.
This family has been making music together their entire lives and their harmony is outstanding.
The trio of siblings all writes original music with Reeve on guitar, piano and vocals, Zane on guitar and vocals and Paris on vocals and tambourine.
Reeve has been playing The Green Room 42 in a string of sold-out solo concerts in performs on Broadway in Hadestown. Reeve himself was nominated for the Outer Critics Circle Award for “Outstanding Actor in a Musical” and two Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards, including “Favorite Leading Actor in a Musical.” His five-time Independent Music Award-winning album,”Youth Is Wasted” spotlights his distinctive original music. Reeve originated the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man, having worked with director Julie Taymor, in her film, The Tempest. In 2013, he starred as Dorian Gray in Showtime’s “Penny Dreadful.”
The oldest of the siblings Reeve’s talent is monumentous. I am a huge fan of Reeve’s stunning vocals and deep seated lyrics. He really should be a huge rock star. The highlight of the show was when Zane and Reeve jammed on his song “The Resurrection”.
Zane Carney for me was the surprise of the night. He was dubbed “the future of electric guitar”, is a Grammy Award-nominated guitarist, has worked with John Mayer and Avril Lavigne. He played in the pit of Broadway’s Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark. His LA-based Rock band Carney. had him working with David Foster, Justin Timberlake, Steven Tyler, Jackson Browne, Nicole Scherzinger, Stevie Wonder and many, many more. In 2013 John Mayer handpicked Zane, sans audition, to play guitar in his touring band and on his album Paradise Valley. Zane plays Internationally. He has co written Avril Lavigne’s newest album. He also does concerts with Evan Rachel Wood as Evan + Zane. Zane’s newest release, 2018’s Zane Carney: Live In Tokyo // The Bootlegs, is now streaming on every relevant venue.
Zane’s songwriting is heartbreaking. It eats into your soul and steals it. Zane, surprisingly doesn’t think he sings well. His voice is tender and draws you in to listen to it.
I have had the pleasure of watching Zane perform once before, when he joined Reeve at The Green Room 42 and it was amazing, but that night it was strictly guitar and back-up vocals. I was impressed then, now I am a downright fan.
Paris Carney currently lives in LA and this concert reunited her with her brother. Now she pens hits for Adam Lambert, Bea Miller and other Top 40 artists. Paris also tours with the Jonas Bothers and Hailee Steinfeld. She writes and performs as “O’Neil Hudson” and is married to bassist Greg Garbowsky.
During the night Reeve who is a fabulous conversationalist told us about his stint at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, how their father wrote jingles and how The Revolving Band would love to be doing more gigs together. Here’s hoping they do as this was musical nirvana.
Vocally Paris sounds like a combination of Alanis Morissette, Bonnie Raitt and Rickie Lee Jones. Paris’s “Lucky,” a powerful ballad inspired by her husband, Greg ended the night. That is until the Carney’s put their spin on a harmonically brilliant “Something in the Way She Moves Me.”