On a rare visit to these shores, soul star Karyn White gave a stellar performance as she brought years of staying at the top of her game to an audience – those who’ve been following her since she first broke onto the scene, as well as a new breed of music connoisseurs – who were doubly keen to hear quality music and a quality voice.
And they were not disappointed.
At the Jam House, in Birmingham, she gave the kind of show which many have been baying for, for years, as she made it clear from the off-set that she was all about the music.
No gimmicky images, no excessive bling, this naturally stunningly beautiful California soulstress gave it with both barrels as she blasted out some of the classic tracks, which brought her to the fore in the first place, as well as a taste of newer tunes which were fresh, deep and very soulful.
An accomplished singer/songwriter, who rose to fame working with the legendary L.A. Reid and Babyface, Karyn’s sultry voice was a pleasure to here as she gave a performance that was packed with energy, emotion and a great rapport with an appreciative audience, many of whom, of course, who were there to hear her belt out her ‘anthem.’
And, as she delivered with her all-time classic, ‘Superwoman,’ that was it. The women in the crowd were screaming along – verbatim – as the men, well, showed immense appreciation of the ‘better half’ in their lives.
This was a class show, from a class act who made it clear from the off that, as she is all about the music, you were never going to be disappointed.
A mention goes out for local artist, Ricardo Williams, who, as the warm-up act, before the Superwoman wowed her baying audience, gave a great account of his talent, performing some of his latest, Luther Vandross-influenced tracks, which got the crowd in the mood for what was to come.
One to look out for.