Students who do cool things: Clyde Lawrence ’15 at The Spot

You may know him from Campus Dance. Or last fall’s BCA Speakeasy. Or his Stevie Wonder cover band. Or Caffe Vivaldi in New York City. Clyde Lawrence ’15 is our resident Soulman. When he’s not doing crosswords at Chicken Finger Friday or playing Mafia in his suite, the sophomore musician is writing, recording, and performing his original songs…and some covers, too.

But this week, Clyde Lawrence and his band, which includes Jonny Koh ’13, Sam Askin ’13 and Greg Nissan ’15, made their waves at The Spot (15 Elbow St.) right here in Providence. The four took the stage to follow a lively set by the venue’s house band — two of its members donned Dumbledore beards and while one played the washboard. The performance was a great way to get out of “the bubble” and appreciate Brown’s extremely talented community in an off-campus setting.

The band played eight original songs and two covers (one was a rendition of Britney Spears’ “Toxic,” which can also be found on YouTube and is getting attention in France) for a doting crowd.  To hear some of his original songs, check out the rest of Clyde’s YouTube channel or his website.

Check out some photos from the performance (via Tom Sullivan ’15) after the jump.

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