Lianne La Havas / LP / Quadron / DJ sets by DJ Center

7.27.2013 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm | (36) Comments | Central Park | Directions to Event ›

Lianne La Havas received her first keyboard at just 7 years old, and has been a growing talent ever since then. With popular neo-soul artists as inspiration, such as Erykah Badu and Lauryn Hill, her style has traces of jazz, soul, and folk mixed with her own expressive approach. She is a natural talent, with an impressive vocal range and a depth and subtlety that reaches far beyond it, bolstered with a confidence and skill that becomes a powerful presence on stage. She completed her first album, Is Your Love Big Enough? while splitting her time between her native England, New York and Los Angeles, the long distance traveling becoming an inspiration for the album’s title song. She was one of the fifteen musical artists nominated for BBC’s “Sound of 2012.”

Often rocking out with her ukulele in front of her dynamic, versatile band, LP has a voice that is instantly ear-catching, a natural instrument of power and grace.  Fueled by a contagious, pure love of performing, LP’s stage presence is inherently powerful with a free-flowing, infectious confidence honed through her years of touring. LP was drawn heavily to transformational artists, those who blended mystique with the rare ability to make an instant connection with listeners, both as performers and writers. Her live performances gracefully evolved during bouts of intense touring, and her songwriting skills developed profoundly. Her debut album will be released in 2013 and she hopes it will be worthy of her teachers and will also satisfy her own creative expectations.

First introduced by a mutual friend, vocalist Coco O., and multi-instrumentalist/producer Robin Hannibal had immediate chemistry. Dubbing themselves Quadron, the two began making waves with the Motown-inspired single, “Slippin’” making them a darling among music critics. Recognizing the tremendous talent of the duo, New York Magazine, named their self-titled 2009 album as one of the “Top Ten Best” of the year. While Coco’s credits Lauryn Hill and Sade as being at the center of her formative music years, Robin’s flair for layering the intricacies of chord progressions, composition, and instrumentation come from his love for musical greats such as Ennio Morricone and Charles Stepney. Their newest single, “Hey Love” was released in March 2013 and features a pop-friendly tapestry of busy beats and pounding piano.

Whether at the turntables, or in studio behind the boards, DJ Center soul-travels, navigating audiences with a crate of musical goods from around the globe, while echoing a New York state of mind.  Having rocked cities as far and wide as Los Angeles to Barcelona, DJ Center’s signature style remains soulful, feel-good music.  Always aiming to break new tunes and celebrate forgotten gems, a DJ Center set is synonymous with the finest of selections: whether he is doing music supervision for Gucci, recording radio sessions for Giant Step, or keeping party goers on their feet until the wee hours.


SummerStage kindly reminds our patrons that in the interest of public safety the following items cannot be brought into the Central Park venue: glass bottles, cans, coolers, folding chairs, bicycles, rollerblades, skateboards, beach umbrellas, video cameras, tape recorders, professional camera gear or pets.  All bags are subject to search. Bringing alcoholic beverages into any NYC park is forbidden and the distribution or sale of unauthorized promotional materials is not allowed. Beer and wine are on sale at the Central Park venue for on­site consumption only.
  1. Kanika Gossett said on 4.24.2013

    Love love love her music can’t wait to come to the free concert in Central Park.

  2. Paula D. said on 4.24.2013

    She is an outstanding artist! I am so excited about this!!!!!

    • marilyn said on 7.26.2013

      i was looking for something to do in the city this weekend, and i discover this up coming event. i am definitely excited for some good music. I’ll be there early

  3. John Wesley said on 4.24.2013

    Lianne La Havas represents the return of true artistry to the industry. Her live show (not to mention her album) is INCREDIBLE! I saw her perform in Brooklyn this year and hungout with the band after. Some of the kindest and most enchanting individuals I’ve ever met!

    • Jay said on 5.26.2013

      Can’t wait to meet her, John. Thx for the input

  4. SOOEULPARK said on 4.24.2013

    Thanks :)

  5. andreakcastillo said on 4.29.2013

    Tears of JOY!

  6. Keith Duplan said on 4.30.2013

    I’m in New Orleans, saw Lianne in Atlanta, Love her style. LOVE NY also. I will be there.

  7. Nina said on 5.16.2013

    I ADORE Quadron! This is going to be a beyond rediculous show!

  8. Jay said on 5.26.2013

    She’s the most AMAZING artist I’ve heard in such a long time!! What a voice!! She should be more recognized in America than Adele.

  9. Tina said on 6.5.2013

    WE♥LP WE love LP and THAT who we want to see!!! I have heard of Quadron is good

    • Caren O'neil said on 7.17.2013

      SEE U there TINA!

  10. Latrese Terry said on 6.6.2013

    I just heard this song on XM Satellite (Lost and Found). I love her voice I had to go to iTunes to buy this song and find out who this artist is. “its on repeat”. Think I want to come to New York to hear her.

  11. Corey Fitzgerald said on 6.18.2013

    Quadron is absolutely amazing live and Coco really puts on a show when she grabs the mic. Truly not to be missed! I’ve been listening for three years and this is going to be magic.

  12. Edwin said on 6.30.2013

    SummerStage has a great line up this year.
    Canada Day was incredible. Now I cant wait for Quadron and LP. Wish they would invite Sleigh Bell to the stage.

  13. naomi chandler said on 7.5.2013

    @_@ will definitely be there

  14. Lola said on 7.13.2013

    How do we get the free tickets?

    • cpfadmin said on 7.15.2013

      This is a free event, no ticket is needed. Show up and get in line.

  15. angela said on 7.13.2013

    Even though this is a free event, do I need to have a ticket or wristband to attend this show? And if so, where would I link to get those? Coming from out of state and want to be sure I’m able to attend. Thank you.

    • cpfadmin said on 7.15.2013

      You do not need a ticket to enter the venue, just get in line and enjoy. There will be a VIP contest, check out this link:

  16. Caren O'neil said on 7.17.2013

    LP is one of the hidden talents of NYC & LA “L.P. can captivate an audience with a single note”
    her long await album
    FOREVER FOR NOW is due Jan 2014

    I saw her at the Firefly Music Fest last month in Delaware. WE♥LP

  17. Denise Aguilar said on 7.19.2013

    I am so excited. Bought her album at once. the world needs to know who she is :)

  18. Caren O'neil said on 7.20.2013


    How early do we have to show up and stand in line?

    Do you have to turn away people?

    7000? is that the capacity?


    WE♥LP Fan Club and other LP fans & clubs
    of the tri-state area

  19. Steve Reilly of WE♥LP said on 7.20.2013


    Banners? like WE♥LP WE♥Lianne WE♥SummerStage

    Banners YES__or___NO

    Thank You for recognizing a great talent as LP her albun is coming out Jan 2014 (WE♥LP hopes)

  20. R. & R. Reilly said on 7.22.2013


    Is Summerstage like a festival seating– people fighting over seats?

    • cpfadmin said on 7.22.2013

      SummerStage is open general admission standing room. There are a limited amount of bleacher seats that are first come first served.

  21. KIm H said on 7.22.2013


    How early should we get in line?

    I am with a group of 40 people

    Have you ever had to turn people away?

    Thanks for helping us

    • cpfadmin said on 7.23.2013

      Doors will open 1 hour before show time, so arriving anytime before 6pm to get into line you should be fine.

  22. Caren O'neil said on 7.22.2013

    I have been promoting this event
    and have hit a brick wall on DJ CENTER

    Do you have a link to DJ CENTER?

    Or Youtube or Twitter or FB id on DJ CENTER (There are 4 NYC call DJ Center

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  24. Renee said on 7.23.2013

    OMG I’m more than excited about this event. Lianne is AMAZINGNESS

  25. JW said on 7.25.2013

    Is there a (tentative) schedule? We are interested in seeing Lianne La Havas and then leaving since we have other plans later in the evening. Will that be possible?

    • cpfadmin said on 7.25.2013

      Lianne La Havas is the last performer and will take the stage at 8:50. The show will end promptly at 10pm.

  26. WE♥LP said on 7.26.2013

    What time is LP playing please?

    • cpfadmin said on 7.27.2013

      6pm: DOORS 6:15pm: DJ Center 7pm: Quadron 7:50pm: LP 8:55pm: Lianne La Havas

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