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Dinner, Socks and Soundcheck: How St. Lucia Prep for a Show

Follow this rising New York band as they ready a sold-out concert in Brooklyn

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Over the last three years, Jean-Philip Grobler's St. Lucia has morphed from one guy's dream-pop bedroom project to a full-fledged band. After releasing two well-received EPs, the New York-based band released their debut album When the Night last year and the music has clearly caught ears. They recently sold out four nights in New York City and will spend this spring opening for Foster the People. In this gallery, the band lets you in on how they prepare for a show. As you'll see, it's a lot of running around, strategic sock selections, surprise dinners and more.

 

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Dinner Surprise

"[Keyboardist] Nicky's parents stopped by to surprise us at dinner," St. Lucia's Jean-Philip Grobler explains. "I think we're gonna need a bigger table!" 

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Sound of Silence

"A rare quiet moment with [keyboardist] Patti in the cab," St. Lucia's Jean-Philip Grobler says. "Enjoying the silence."

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Sock Emergency

"We had to make a quick pit-stop at home for socks," St. Lucia's Jean-Philip Grobler says of a rare pre-show emergency.

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Tender Moment

"Ross and Nicky are sharing a tender moment backstage," St. Lucia's Jean-Philip Grobler says. "They swear it tastes better this way." 

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Ranch Hand

"Dustin has a gallon of ranch dressing in his other hand," says St. Lucia's Jean-Philip Grobler. "Gotta fuel up before the show."

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Gun Show

"Excuse me, I'll need to see a permit for those guns," St. Lucia's Jean-Philip Grobler jokes. "For the record, Patti wins." 

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Crowd Shot

"Time for the nightly crowd photo," St. Lucia's Jean-Philip Grobler says. "Nothing beats looking out to a sweaty packed house full of fans."

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