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What The Sound Presents: Xelli Island, BEL and Drauve

September 10, 2021 10:00 pm PDT

Main Stage

Doors Open: 9:45 pm


Xelli Island is the independent dream pop project of Detroit-bred vocalist, songwriter and shapeshifter Lianna Vanicelli. Having fronted one band after another since she was 14, Vanicelli tired from the conflicts of a group dynamic and has found strength and a clear creative direction as a solo artist in Los Angeles. Her island is something of a mirage; a melodic, lyrical haven to the unbridled human spirit and travails alike.

It is from her unique, down-to-earth perspective of establishing a creative life in Detroit’s music scene, the whimsical, eye-opening experience of visiting loved ones in The Philippines since childhood, and finding her purpose early in life that Xelli is able to write from a place of charming yet humble wisdom. Her music is an honest reflection of both the inner and outer world that she moves through with lyrics detailing the beauty and the struggle of navigating through life, love, and this imperfect society we co-habituate today.

The project is a serendipitous result of Xelli working closely with producer and long-time friend Jon Zott. They have been co-producing and co-writing the songs together since summer of 2019, with additional collaboration from bassist Mathew Hofman.

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Hailing from the small town of Clovis, California, BEL crafts nostalgic songs with honesty and attention to detail, occupying the intersection of indie, folk, pop, and a dash of country while taking cues from the likes of Stevie Nicks and Joni Mitchell. She recently released her debut EP, Muscle Memory, on July 6th along with her first music video for the focus track, “Drive”. She plans to continue writing and playing shows in LA where she is based, along with a trip planned for Nashville and New York early fall.

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On December 22, 2017, Victoria Draovitch and Stephen Grzenda’s respective former bands were playing a show at Mr. Small’s Funhouse in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The two began talking after the show, and felt undeniable chemistry. They started writing music together, and eventually their former projects disbanded. In June 2019, Victoria & Stephen released their first single as Drauve.

Since then, the duo has released their debut EP SELF IMPROVEMENT and re-located to Los Angeles, California. Influenced by other great indie pop duos like The Maria’s and SALES, Drauve is ready to bring their undeniably catchy indie pop to LA stages.

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Ages: 21 and up


September 10, 2021
10:00 pm PDT


Hotel Cafe
1623 N Cahuenga Blvd
Los Angeles, 90028 United States


Door Time
9:45 pm