Grammy award winning producer, singer and songwriter Raphael Saadiq performed at the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire on 19th October as part of his extended European tour.
As the lead vocalist and bass player with late ‘80’s/early ‘90’s group Tony! Toni! Toné!, Raphael experienced his first taste of mega-success, kicking off with the hit single, Little Walter in 1988 through the now-classic slow jam It Never Rains (In Southern California) and the club/dance party of Feels Good, resulting in total sales of over six million copies for the band.
In 2000, he created the supergroup Lucy Pearl (with En Vogue’s Dawn Robinson and A Tribe Called Quest’s Ali Shaheed Muhammad) and the team’s much-appreciated sole self-titled album received Grammy, American Music Awards and Soul Train Music Awards nominations.
Raphael Saadiq returned in 2011 following the release of his fifth studio album Stone Rollin’.