Metro News: St. Lucia Sidewalk Sessions
St. Lucia has been riding high since releasing the debut full-length “When The Night” last year after putting out two EP’s in 2012. The project of South African born and now Brooklyn-based musician Jean-Phillip Grobler, St. Lucia’s background love for all things 80s is definitely apparent. First getting into music with the Drankensberg Boys’ Choir at the age of 12, Grobler took influence from Boyz II Men, Michael Jackson, Sting, and Phil Collins. He moved on to work toward rock music, studying in London, and then moving to Brooklyn where he would end up taking a job at music licensing firm The Lodge.
Now, with St. Lucia, those previous experiences have come full circle. Having gone back to his original young inspirations, taking his international traveling experiences, and now in a position to craft his own personal unique music, Grobler is making the most of it. Now on tour with a stop at Metro on November 11, St. Lucia will bring the whole package back to Chicago. In the meantime, check out St. Lucia performing a stripped down version of “Wait for You” walking down the sidewalk in Brooklyn filmed a couple of months ago. Tickets for the November 10 show are on sale here.