LIVE: St. Lucia @ Upstate Concert Hall, 2/16/16

February 19th, 2016, 3:00 pm by Greg
St. Lucia

St. Lucia

Review and photographs by Jessica Ayotte

International acts St. Lucia and Tigertown found themselves in the barely-above-freezing weather of Clifton Park earlier this week with a tour stop at the Upstate Concert Hall.

Opening the evening’s performance was Tigertown, an electronic/pop group from Sydney, Australia. They describe themeslves as a band with a “special familial bond,” and indeed Tigertown features the husband-and-wife duo of Charlie and Chris Collins, along with Chris’ siblings on synth and bass. With a rather engaging and upbeat set, the band impressed most if not all of the audience. Tigertown released their EP Lonely Cities – produced by B├śRNS’ principle collaborator Tommy English – earlier this month.

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Jean-Phillip Grobler – better known as St. Lucia – was backed by his band primarily made up of drummers, playing amidst a tropical/desert stage theme. With the stage lined with aloe plants and cacti, evidence of Grobler’s South African upbringing and the influence that it has had on his music. St. Lucia’s set was a diverse mix of songs from his two albums When the Night (2013) and the brand new Matter. The set wrapped up with “Elevate,” a clear fan favorite.

St. Lucia

St. Lucia

St. Lucia

St. Lucia

Tigertown

Tigertown

Tigertown

Tigertown