Saturday, March 10, 2012

Raphael Saadiq @ Bataclan, Paris march 10 2012

Raphael Saadiq @ Bataclan, Paris march 10 2012

Another sold-out concert for Raphael Saadiq who's really doing very well over here.
Yesterday he played to a sold-out Olympia.
He was in Paris a few months ago when he opened for Lenny Kravitz @ Bercy.
Tonight he's playing with an extended band with brass and backing vocalists, 10 people on stage in all.
They get on stage to the sound of Barry White
They started with a very relaxed and groovy song with Raphael on guitar before he start picking up the microphone, we're back in time : 40 years before 2012 right back into the middle of the 70's for a dose of Funk-Soul.
Even though it still sounds very modern, glad we had some heavy guitars on some songs.
It's a real melting pot as he's also playing a blues song and also some New Orleans jazz.

He could be called a Recycler with all these influences, there is a bit of everything to satisfied everybody in Da house.
Raphael is an entertainer and is using every trick in the book, it's a very American show and the band is as tight as the JB's.
He's also giving a bit of a spotlight to his musicians or vocalists when songs are stretched out with extended soli.
Very entertaining !

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