When indie hero St. Vincent takes to the stage, she wields a personally designed angular guitar against a backdrop of dazzling crimson. As the beats of electro-rock track ‘Sugarboy’ immerse the room, the ecstatic crowd screams its adoration of a performer who NME has described as “the closest thing our generation has to David Bowie.” The Grammy award-winning star is so center stage that the band beside her wear faceless masks that only accentuate the 35 year old American’s striking profile.
But the band creates her sound as much as St. Vincent herself, and Daniel Mintseris is a co-star of each show — which he opens with a swooping synth-line played on the Seaboard RISE 49. Daniel has been central to the live shows of Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent) since 2011, when he first became involved controlling the band’s drum and guitar outputs in real time. “I was a long time fan of her originality and compelling music, and it’s been fantastic working with her since,” he says.