It’s not often that I really look forward to an R&B concert where Ne-yo doesn’t feature but this had to be one of them. We arrived early to the Hammersmith Apollo with a view to getting a good place to stand, only the circle was seated, and this turned out to be a good strategy as we were fairly comfortable most of the evening.
No less than three R&B heavyweights in one evening was a tantalizing prospect.
Jon B has to be one of the most underrated and talented artists out there, he’s still best known for his 2001 hit Don’t Talk & 1998’s They Don’t Know but he has done so much good music since then that just hasn’t been promoted well. Jagged Edge are still extremely well-known as an R&B vocal group who have had hits such as Let’s Get Married which showcase their ability to harmonize over a hip-hop beat much like BoyzIIMen used to do. And Joe, who as it turns out was the winner of the i-Tunes awards R&B category this year, is one of the smoothest flawless singers you will ever see on stage. He has hits such as I Wanna Know & Where You At that span decades now and appeal to a wide age range.