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Ambré Perkins brought soul to Gardner

Photo by Jun Taek Lee
Photo by Jun Taek Lee

Ambré Perkins and Ravyn Lenae brought soulful R&B to Gardner on Friday, Sept. 25. Lenae’s set included original songs from her EP “Moon Shoes” as well as a few covers, including the crowd-pleaser “Hotline Bling” by Drake. Perkins performance created a blend of emotive R&B and a dance party. At one point, Perkins sang an a cappella song sitting on the floor and the next minute she danced around the stage in light-up LED sneakers while her DJ played a catchy song (usually introduced by an air horn sound effect). It was a good night for the Drake fans in the audience. On top of Lenae’s “Hotline Bling,” Perkins sang modified lyrics to Drake’s “Know Yourself.” The crowd eagerly sang along with her as she shouted, “I was driving through Grinnell with my woes!”

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