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Rock royal Chelsea Tyler takes stage with badbad


Chelsea Tyler has music in her DNA.

Good looks, too.

The model-musician is Aerosmith rocker Steven Tyler’s and half-sister of actress Liv and plus-sized model Mia.

Chelsea linked up with her boyfriend Jon Foster for “electric soul duo” badbad (all lowercase please because it’s cooler that way).

We talked before their performance Saturday night at Fort Lauderdale’s 1920s-style drinking den Stache:

Can you describe your musical style?

We describe it as jazzy, bluesy, electronic music. At its core it’s big beats with soulful vocals.

How did you name the band?

When we first met and started dating, badbad was just a phrase we sometimes used. ‘I miss you badbad,’ that kind of thing. When we wrote our first song, we named it badbad. But the name just seemed too powerful for just one song, so we decided to make it the band name.

What can we expect from the performance?

Our show is a two man band of sorts. We use a lot of DJ equipment to recreate our sound live. It’s organic and electric combined. If you come see us live, wear your dancin’ shoes. We’ll be playing mostly original songs, our single Someone New and a few new ones. We’re also playing a cover of Nina Simone’s Sinner Man.

Where are you based?

Our home base is Venice, Calif. We have a studio in our house that we work out of; we call it The Cave because when we get in there we usually don’t emerge for weeks.

How many instruments do you play?

I focus on vocals. We both play piano. Jon also plays drums, guitar, bass and synth and uses a drum machine.

Who are your biggest musical influences?

We’re both music junkies with lots of interests over the years. But here’s a few: Little Dragon, Radiohead, MIA, Otis Redding, Sam Cooke. More recently we’ve fallen in love with musicians like Skrillex and Major Lazer. We like mixing the old with the new, sometimes it’s how we get inspiration for new songs. What would a song sound like with some Billie Holiday and Feed Me? Now that’s an exciting idea.

Madeleine Marr

Doors open at 11 p.m. 109 SW Second Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. RSVP: Ticketmaster.

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