By RACHEL ABRAMS
Marking their first live performance, Sucre debuted nine ethereal tunes Monday night at Hollywood’s Hotel Café.
Accompanied by a live four-person string quartet, husband Darren King on drums/piano and Jeremy Larson on piano/strings, lead singer Stacy King performed a half-hour set to a standing crowd. Other guests included Dan Brigham and Vince Schuerman from Canon Blue on guitar and additional percussion.
Sucre, which at times recalls Florence and the Machine and Leona Lewis, just completed their freshman album. Finished over the course of two years, the record was produced, mixed and mastered by Larson, a classically trained musician who layered harp, cello, mandolin, bass and other string instruments to create the group’s celestial sound.