The Echo Presents
Tommy Santee Klaws
1822 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, California, 90026
This event is all ages
Watch & Listen
Wild Child Is a band from Austin, Texas led by vocalists Alexander Beggins and Kelsey Wilson. Their unique blend of indie-folk is palpable and unique—seemingly sweet and young, ironic and honest atop a truly frenzied and unruly underneath.
-Five songs from their debut album "Pillow Talk" went to #1 on Hype Machine.
-2013 Austin Music Award winners for BEST INDIE BAND & BEST FOLK BAND
Tommy Santee Klaws
"One of LA’s most original voices, Tommy Santee Klaws, has just completed their 9th release, 'Of Light,' out September 2012 on Outpost Records.
In true TSK fashion 'Of Light' combines that lilting, high voice with the startling phrasing, the plinkity-plink of a toy piano or the wheeze of a child's whistle, braced by a deep thunderous baritone vocal, add the visceral thump of the tall upright bass and the usual assortment of guitars, drums, violin and mandolin, all wrapped up in strange, sad, yet oddly optimistic compositions and you get a sense of the overwhelming and joyous presence of Tommy Santee Klaws. Although 'Of Light' treads more on the circle of life; from love, death and light, it will not disappoint any longtime TSK fan.
Tommy Santee was born in California, but settled in Thailand with his family, where his parents were missionaries for Assemblies of God. By his early teens, his family had relocated Tommy and brother Sam (who is also an integral part of TSK) back to the US. Like his music, unpredictability and adventure seem to have marked his early life. With a tumultuous childhood, music became a refuge and savior for Tommy and with this early discovery it was without a doubt what his life had in store for him, but music, with a sense of ease and purposeful direction.
This band, by appearing to simplify the elements of a rock band and adding seemingly disparate accompaniment, is actually forging a whole new baroque/chamber/folk style of their own that is quite moving and complex."