Tyrese, Tank and Ginuwine have been wowing audiences individually the world over for almost 2 decades. However last Thursday they came together as a unit to put on a fantastic and blazing concert in London’s prestigious Eventim Apollo in support of their Grammy-nominated album – ‘Three Kings’. The guys did not miss a beat and certainly didn’t miss any notes as all three of them simply SANG their faces off.
The show was 2 hours of non-stop hits both old and new with a major focus on the gems from their debut offering as a group with the only misstep being that the boys opted not to include fan-favourite ‘Hurry’ in the setlist. Can’t you just imagine how epic the harmonies would’ve sounded in a live setting with that song?
The R&B veterans also made sure to pay homage to their esteemed careers as solo entities which have placed them on such a high pedestal in R&B’s playground. Tank took the audience to church with stirring renditions of ‘Maybe I Deserve’ and ‘Please Don’t Go’. Meanwhile Ginuwine undoubtedly upped the ante and vibe with highly energised and passionate showings of ‘So Anxious’, ‘In Those Jeans’ and the bonafide classic ‘Pony’. Last but not least Mr Fast and Furious Tyrese came out with soulful and vocally appeasing presentations of ‘How You Gonna Act Like That’, ‘Stay’ and ‘Sweet Lady’.
The ultimate highlight was arguably the supergroup’s tribute to 90s R&B where they effortlessly belted out timeless hits from the likes of Jodeci, Guy and Mary J. Blige consequently earning a thunderous applause from their dedicated audience.
The entire ‘Three Kings’ album cycle and era should serve as a template for many R&B singers who perhaps don’t get as a much as love and appreciation as they should to come together and revitalise their brands while reaching a new and younger audience.
After all there is strength in numbers.
Tyrese, Tank & Ginuwine – Excellent Job Fellas – We await your return to UK Shores!
Written By Sope Soetan (@SopeSoetan)