Adrift in a sea of $15 hipster cocktails and millennials staging selfies, surrounded by Wall Street bros, dirty nurse-themed bachelorette parties, and good old fashioned drunks, the pianoman plays on. Until one day he doesn’t. Combining selections from his latest album, Fancy Words For Failure, and lord knows what else, native New Yorker and songwriter Julian Velard wades through the musical humiliation of live karaoke and beyond.
Velard is currently a member of the Joe’s Pub Working Group for 2017. His musical stylings and comedic timing have made him a regular on The Howard Stern Show and NPR’s Ask Me Another. Directed by Ellie Heyman.