St Lucia Tickets
Relatively new in the music industry is the synthpop, indie electronic musician, St. Lucia, who has earned the respect of many music lovers, the world over. Jean-Philip Grobler, better known by his stage name, St. Lucia, makes music under Neon Gold Records. Grobler has released a self-titled debut EP and a studio album, so far. St. Lucia is famous for singles “Elevate”, “All Eyes on You” and “Before the Dive”. He draws influence from big names in music such as Whitney Houston, Lionel Richie, Phil Collins, Michael Jackson and Sting, among others. St. Lucia tickets are highly recommended for all music enthusiasts because it’s a rising voice in the industry worth listening to.
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The electro-pop singer, songwriter, grew up singing in the Drakensberg Boys’ Choir, which led him on tours and performances across Japan, Europe and Australia. Raised in South Africa, he got his start as a jingle writer for The Lodge, a music production company, until he began pursuing his own career. After he left the choir, he attended music school in England before relocating to New York City.
St. Lucia is comparatively new in the field of music, and so far has only released two albums. In 2012, he released a self-titled EP that featured notable songs such as “All Eyes On You”, “Before The Dive” and “We Got It Wrong”. This was his first album released under the record label that is responsible for music of Ellie Goulding, The Naked & Famous and Passion Pit.
A full-length album followed in 2013. The album titled When the Night features a prominent single, “Elevate” that garnered considerable critical appreciation for St. Lucia and brought him to the attention of wide ranging audience. The catchy and classy album features St. Lucia’s unique melodies. The synthesizer-based music is lifted by the warm crooning voice of Grobler. The album also features his epic 2012 single “September” and the popular track “The Way You Remember Me”. The album earned a place on “The Billboard 200” chart.
Primary music influences
Grobler grew up listening to the likes of Michael Jackson, Phil Collins and Boyz II Men. His main musical influences besides Phil Collins include Fleetwood Mac, Paul Simon, Radiohead and Mew. In an interview for the Billboard, Grobler has cited Fleetwood Mac’s album, “Tango in The Night”, Radiohead’s “OK Computer” and Paul Simon’s “Graceland” as the main influences. His music also shows clear signs of influence drawn from the 80’s music, especially of Lionel Richie and Whitney Houston.
St. Lucia’s live performances
St. Lucia has performed alongside notable musicians at many sold-out live performances. In 2013, he opened for Two Door Cinema Club. His live performances have also featured fellow musicians such as Ross Clark, Patricia Beranek, Nick Brown and Nicky Paul. Grobler has also tried his hand at remixing for the likes of Foster the People, Passion Pit and Charli XCX. St. Lucia was included in the lineup for Lollapalooza 2013, where many enjoyed his energetic performances.
St. Lucia’s shimmery sound has found audience among pop music fans. He is quickly developing a loyal fan base so it wouldn’t be a surprise if St. Lucia tickets are in great demand among music lovers.