At first blush, Andre Frappier and Andrea Cole wouldn’t seem like musical soul mates. He is 43 and she is 27. He came up with the Stones, James Brown and experimental jazz. She spent her growing years steeped in the gospel sound.

But the couple, native Detroiters who met in Los Angeles at a music gig around 2008, will surprise you, much like their sound and drive. Cole comes strong with the vocals as Frappier handles the guitar.

Their group, Small Creatures, performs Thursday night at the Elizabeth Theater at Park Bar in downtown Detroit. After a tune-up performance last Saturday in Southern California, the Detroit gig will be their first official show.



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