A reader writes:
St. Lucia frontman Jean-Philip Grobler grew up in South Africa, but he and his band’s global ties take the idea of an “international band” to utter extremes. Jean’s wife/bandmate Patti Beranek was born in Germany, her parents are Taiwanese and Czech, she and Jean met at the Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts (founded by Paul McCartney), where all of their best friends were Norwegian. The couple summers in Greece every year, and they had representatives from over 22 countries at their wedding. They’ve performed everywhere from Mexico to Australia to Belgium and Anguilla. This is their first new song in two years.