How to Dress Well's Tom Krell puts the emphasis on a live-show experience
He’s not a Vancouver native, but Tom Krell, aka How to Dress Well, has been rehearsing for a handful of North American dates with locals Cam Reed, aka skewed beatsmith Babe Rainbow, and Aaron Read. The trio performed together for the first time at a secret show at the Waldorf on June 1.
“It’s going to be an immersive experience,” Read explained to the Straight, before the performance. “It’s not just us trying to re-create the songs as they’re recorded. There’s an emphasis on a live-show experience.”
Krell and Reed apparently already had “a really intense mutual admiration” for each other, and Babe Rainbow convinced the Chicago resident to get lo-fi pop guy Read onboard because of his multi-instrumental prowess.
“I’m going to be doing violin, guitar that’s really treated, and some synthesizers as well,” Read said.