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LIVE MUSIC: ST. LUCIA at The Surf Lodge
June 24, 2017 @ 6:00 pmFree
The seeds of St. Lucia’s sound lay in the years after Jean-Philip Grobler left South Africa, first moving to Liverpool, where he spent three years at music school and met Patti Beranek, who would become his best friend, his sounding board, his collaborator, and ultimately, his wife. Little outside of the most mainstream artists from Western pop ever reached his radar in South Africa, so Grobler found music school to be an eye-opening experience, introducing him to decades of more obscure music and artists from around the world. After graduating, the couple moved to New York, where Grobler found work as a jingle writer and decided to launch St. Lucia, melding his newfound, artier, underground influences with those mainstream pop records he had originally fallen in love with growing up in Johannesburg.