Social House at the L.A. Chapter Celebration
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Lucky Daye, Social House, Julian Marley & More 2020 GRAMMY Nominees Attend The Recording Academy's L.A. Chapter Celebration
This past Saturday, hundreds of the Recording Academy Los Angeles Chapter's members filled Crustacean, a Beverly Hills fine-dining staple, with laughter, smiles, swag and all-around fresh looks. The official order of business was to celebrate the 200-plus 2020 GRAMMY nominees within the L.A. Chapter's membership on the eve of GRAMMY Week.
Some of these nominees in attendance were Lucky Daye, Social House, Julian Marley and Scott Holiday of Rival Sons, all of whom chatted with us behind the scenes at the event and you can hear from in our exclusive video below.
"Seeing the look on our parents face was kinda wild," Charles Anderson of Social House told us about his their first-time GRAMMY nominations.
Fellow current GRAMMY nominees Sara Gazarek, Ray Brinker of the Tierney Sutton Band, Eric Alexandrakis, Benjamin Rice, Laura Sisk (a GRAMMY-winning sound engineer who worked on Lana Del Rey's NFR!), Dernst "D'Mile" Emile (he's produced for Lucky Daye and other major acts) and BJ The Chicago Kid also joined the fun at the star-studded industry event.
In addition to the fabulous company, the event featured a delicious brunch from Crustacean's kitchen, including their signature crab bites, endless garlic noodles, a variety of marinated skewers, black truffle & bacon eggs and more. A hosted bar plus welcome cocktails from local classy canned beverage upstart Vervet kept the conversations upbeat and flowing.
Once the dining room was packed and the vibes were at a high, several of the Chapter's leaders briefly paused the chatter to share a few words and their deep gratitude. "These are your advocates," Evan Bogart, President of the L.A. Chapter, said of his colleagues that represent the Academy's largest chapter. Qiana Conley, Executive Director of the L.A. Chapter, thanked all of the event's partners, her amazing staff and congratulated the chapter's many nominees.
Conley then passed it over to the celebration's DJ, "future funk" artist Yung Bae. He raised the vibe even higher, setting the mood with an upbeat mix of smooth R&B bops and funky disco jams and remixes. Several photo ops provided partygoers with multiple spaces to work the camera, with a Triller video pop-up experience, HYPNO's mobile selfie ball, the Getty Images-assisted sun-soaked rose-and-GRAMMY wall and a custom Birch and Bone-designed floral backdrop.
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