Byrne curated a star-studded Carnegie Hall benefit concert
gigwise intern
10:08 25th March 2015

A group of artists celebrated the music of David Byrne and The Talking Heads in New York this week, during which many prestigious artists performed covers, and David Byrne danced to 'Uptown Funk'. Watch below.

The benefit show aimed to raise money for music education programs for underpriviliged young people, with the likes of Sharon Jones, Glen Hansard,and O.A.R. performed.

As CoS reports, Amanda Palmer, The Roots, Alexis Krauss, Pete Molinari and Joseph Arthur also covered Byrne's work during a rehearsal gig at City Winery.

Watch Amanda Palmer & Antibalas perform 'Once In A Lifetime' below

Watch Sharon Jones perform 'Psycho Killer' below

Perhaps the highlight though was David Byrne dancing along to a cover of Mark Ronson's 'Uptown Funk' by the Brooklyn United Marching Band.

Watch David Byrne and the BUMB perform 'Uptown Funk' below

It was recently announced that David Byrne will curate the 2015 Meltdown Festival at London's Southbank Centre, which takes place between 17 and 28 August.