Finally, live music is back throughout southern California venues. Alt-Pop singer-songwriter CLO was at the forefront of fresh new live performances, making her post quarantine debut at Federal Noho in North Hollywood.
This restaurant and live music venue had been bringing top live entertainment to the working-class side of Hollywood. After a lengthy pandemic shutdown, live music has resumed at the local neighborhood venue.
The last Sunday of spring was a beautiful, clear night. CLO played an inspirational set of her original tunes for listeners and fans. As a crowd gathered tightly around the stage following two opening sets, helicopters screamed overhead. A police pursuit of a stolen vehicle was taking place very close by to the performance.
The fleeing driver sped right past the venue with wailing police vehicles in pursuit from all directions. While this scene was adrenaline-inducing, it paled in comparison to the energy of CLO’s performance.
Relocated to Hollywood, this was the delayed debut of the performer’s latest work. The talented young singer has a pleasing voice and a commanding stage presence similar to a young Dua Lipa.
CLO’s music is all her own however, with a compelling mix of musical genres and passion-laced lyrics. The singer was in constant motion from the moment when she took the stage, with a hypnotic, almost tantric-like rhythm about her.
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CLO and her band at Federal Noho
CLO could not seem to get much more comfortable than she was onstage fronting her impressive four-piece rock band at the Federal Noho. Her bandmates deserves special acknowledgment as well. The talented musicians are mixing funk, rock, and electronica into a heart-thumping superlative soundtrack fit for CLO’s talent.
These four rockers are the groovy keyboardist Jace Holmes-Floyd , thunderous drummer Jawann Blanchey, a true funk meister on bass, Clark Simms, and extraordinary electric guitarist Brandon Ferguson. CLO led the band through a lightning set of six songs eliciting emphatic approval from the tightly packed crowd. The show ended with her hit single “Blackout,” which has surpassed a million hits on Spotify on its own.
As the singer finally left the stage, the band brought an explosive jam to a crescendo at the end of the song. The audience was left screaming for more. There is no doubt they will hear a lot more from this talented newcomer in the pop world very soon.
The pop star has also released her latest music video for her recent single, “Real.” The video is directed by Nikko Lamere, featuring CLO singing and dancing through the streets of Los Angeles. Be sure to give it a listen, and save the track on streaming platforms via the links below the video.