Los Elk, American Symphony of Soul

Wed, May 10, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Sinclair

Cambridge, MA

$12 advance / $15 day of show

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This event is all ages

The Sinclair is general admission standing room only. Tickets available at AXS.COM, or by phone at 888-929-7849. No service charge on tickets purchased in person at The Sinclair Box office Wednesdays-Saturdays 12-7PM. Please note: box office is cash only.

After years of consuming Stevie Wonder, Janis Joplin, and Eggo waffles, Lawrence delivers Breakfast, their twelve-song debut LP. Led by siblings Clyde Lawrence, 22, and GracieLawrence, 18, the New York- based soul-pop group blends old-school and new-school vibes to create a set of songs that sound as good on the record as they do at their high-energy live shows.

To create Breakfast, Lawrence teamed up with Grammy Award winning producer Eric Krasno (Lettuce/Soulive/Tedeschi Trucks Band), and brought in several NYC soul/funk mainstays including Adam Deitch (Lettuce), Cory Henry (Snarky Puppy), and Maurice "Mobetta" Brown (Tedeschi Trucks Band) for guest appearances. Following two short runs with Blues Traveler in the fall of 2015, Lawrence is currently promoting Breakfast with a national tour of headline dates, festival appearances, and as many pancakes and omeletes as possible.

Clyde and Gracie have been writing and playing music together since their early childhood, performing regularly at small cafés and clubs around lower Manhattan, and of course, in their living room at their grandparents' request. During Clyde's time at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, they met the
crew of talented musicians that would ultimately form the full-time Lawrence lineup, an eight-piece keyboard-driven powerhouse with a dynamic horn section to support the siblings' explosive vocal arrangements. It was with this group that they began to garner a passionate following at countless venues and colleges across the Northeast.

With Breakfast, Lawrence doesn't shy away from the oft-maligned idea of "pop" music, but instead is on a mission to write the music they wish "pop" sounded like. They draw from the past and present, combining their love of The Beatles, Randy Newman, and Etta James with Beyonce, Ben Folds, and Amy Winehouse.

In addition to working with Lawrence, Clyde has composed songs and score for films such as Miss Congeniality (2000), Music and Lyrics (2007), The Rewrite (2015), and Hard Sell (2016). At age six, Clyde was admitted as the youngest member to the Songwriters Guild of America for his work on Miss Congeniality (2000). Gracie is also an accomplished actress who has performed on Broadway in Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs, films such as Did You Hear About The Morgans (2009) and The Sitter (2011), and TV shows such as The Good Wife (2012) and The Americans (2014).
Los Elk
Los Elk
Formed in 2011 but fresh to the Boston scene, the Los Elk crew has gained a reputation for razor sharp sound and commitment to getting down. All the way down.

The band's sound tastily pulls from Rock, Funk, and R&B, creating a vibe that's… smooth but energized… hot-as-a-pistol-but-cool-inside… the musical equivalent of your restaurant entrée arriving while you were in the bathroom.

But don't take it from us. Take it from Carl, the real life, unsuspecting co-worker who just saw his first Los Elk show…

"Sounded great, man. ****** sexy. Hahahaha Ladies gotta dig it. But seriously it is a positive upbeat dance funk vibe. And that is refreshing."

Be like Carl.
Cheers, Los Elk.
American Symphony of Soul
American Symphony of Soul
The American Symphony of Soul are a 10-piece r&b powerhouse who have muscled their way to status as a mainstay on the Cambridge music scene. An airtight rhythm section combines with crisp horns in support of a soulful vocalist to create music that inspires both reflection and movement. The group has cultivated their fan base primarily through their monthly residency at The Middle East in Cambridge, where returning fans and passersby alike pack the dance floor on first Fridays to get a taste of the big sound and high energy. The American Symphony of Soul released their debut album, Swept Up, in February 2016.
Venue Information:
The Sinclair
52 Church St
Cambridge, MA, 02138