TAGTUESDAY: A New Musical Web Series from David Rowen & Jake Odmark
His mash-up of Vanessa Carlton's "A Thousand Miles," and Yellowcard's "Ocean Avenue" achieved viral success on ViralThread's new music Facebook page, Rhythmic; and his three-voice rendition of Dear Evan Hansen's "Waving Through A Window" has been well-received by the show's fans, and has gained significant viewership and attention through the show's social media pages.
Rowen's most-viewed video is a remake of the classic Sister Act 2 medley, "Joyful, Joyful," which was created as charity to support Teen And Police Service (TAPS) Academy, and has garnered well over 500,000 views on YouTube.
Rowen has enjoyed collaborating on his channel with many artists from the Broadway community, including Caroline Bowman (Wicked, Kinky Boots), Aisha Jackson (Frozen, Waitress), Kyle Taylor Parker (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Kinky Boots), Desi Oakley (Wicked, LES MISERABLES), Tiffany Mann (Invisible Thread, "Orange is the New Black"), and Austin Colby (The Sound of Music national tour), among others.
Now, in addition to his music videos, the Youtube creator is beginning a new endeavor through davidrowen/creative: #TagTuesday, a musical web series hosted by Rowen and Jake Odmark (Kinky Boots, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark). On each episode, Rowen and Odmark share and breakdown a barbershop tag, which they teach to on-show guests (and the viewers). The show offers a fun, interactive way to challenge anyone who enjoys singing, or musical mind that revels in harmony. Viewers may watch and learn each part, or tune in with a couple of friends to harmonize together.
Rowen and Odmark explain the show in greater detail in this #TagTuesday introduction/teaser:
The premiere episode was released Tuesday, August 1, featuring a barbershop tag of Disney's "Cruella De Vil"? from 101 Dalmatians. The hosts were joined by singers Vishal Vaidya (Groundhog Day), and Nora Palka (Shear Madness). Watch the episode below: