IT started off with a video that went viral and now, five years later, the word-of-mouth sensation that is Postmodern Jukebox has toured all over the world.

The group – that includes a six-piece band and around five rotating singers – take contemporary pop, rock and R&B hits and give them a vintage makeover in a variety of styles from swing and doo-wop to ragtime and Motown.

Or as creator Scott Bradlee simply puts it, they put 'pop music in a time machine'.

Founded in New York, Postmodern Jukebox (PMJ) started touring in 2013 after the breakout success of their YouTube cover of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis's Thrift Shop.

Their reworking of modern classics have now reached 1.1 billion views with Radiohead's Creep, Meghan Trainor's All About That Bass and The White Stripes' Seven Nation Army among the favourites.

Now Warrington music fans can finally see what all the fuss is about when the show comes to the Parr Hall on Tuesday.

Singer Emma Hatton said: "The atmosphere at the live shows is always electric. There's a real party vibe and the audience really get into the spirit of the shows with us.

"Both the stage and the performers are dressed in a style in keeping with the music we are performing. It's great fun sourcing and dressing up in the outfits.

"The real beauty of the PMJ live shows is that we draw from an ever expanding pool of talented singers and musicians and have an enormous repertoire of hits that we can turn into a throwback to another era.

"So the live experience is different, fresh and thrilling every time, from the make-up of the band to the always surprising setlist.

"Scott Bradlee has a brilliant ability to take a song and make you feel like you're hearing it for the first time.

"So many genres of music have had the PMJ treatment – metal, R&B, pop, indie – I don't think there are any limitations. The PMJ version of Macklemore's Thrift Shop demonstrates this perfectly."

Emma, who studied at the London School Of Musical Theatre and has appeared in productions of Wicked and We Will Rock You, also reckons that the Spotify generation – who can discover any song from any era in a few taps – play a part in PMJ's success.

"I think it certainly plays a huge part," she added.

"Music lovers of this generation are incredibly lucky to be able to access music so readily and we have the opportunity to discover old and new music which is at our fingertips, whereas with physical copies of music, this wasn't as easy.

"YouTube played a large role in PMJ's success and this platform enables people to expand their horizons regarding musical tastes even further. While it has made it harder for current artists to gain success as there is so much more choice and options for listeners out there, it is incredibly liberating as a listener.

"PMJ is like a pop music alternate universe. It’s a time-warped world where today’s pop hits are reborn in the styles of past eras, from swing and jazz to 50s soul and New Orleans brass bands to Motown or doo-wop, so whatever your taste, you're guaranteed a great night out."

Postmodern Jukebox is at the Parr Hall on Tuesday. For tickets visit or call 442345.