09 July 2019 (gig)
10 July 2019
Enter the master of Soul-Funk – Billy Ocean and rewind to an era of classic soul & natural, distinctive vocal talent not lost in the rolling decades.
Radiating energy – the suited star took to the stage met with an uproar of an anticipating crowd that were not disappointed. Ocean drew the crowds in with his classic hits – Enter ‘Love really hurts’ accompanied by three backing vocals that pumped up an enthusiastic audience and gave the ultimate performance.
Shuffles, spins, signature moves were Ocean’s offerings, as the soul virtuoso simmered down the crowd to an inspiring silence with his hit ‘Suddenly’ – ‘Red lights spell danger’ uplifted awe struck fans as Ocean dived in with the volley of audience participation - ‘No woman No cry’ was a credit to reggae icon Marley - as Ocean did it honourable justice.
Reserved energies were saved for ‘Caribbean Queen’ and his grand finale of ‘When the tough get going – the going gets tough’ as he danced with his audience hypnotised by his award winning strong vocals, endless energy and genuine love for his audience.
Humble, distinctive and kick arse Beverley Knight – took to the stage and owned it. Fire, fury and power are the weapons Knight possesses and rocks it. Armed and ready to ignite the crowd – tick – Knight took Kew Gardens to another level with her high powered performance sweeping her captivated audience off their feet.
Knight tore into ‘Piece of my heart’ – power, control and she dominated an easily submissive crowd.
‘Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda’ scored another hit as Knight’s infectious energy, uplifting spirit and genuine nature wowed her audience as she set Kew Gardens alight.
Deep South, Tennessee was bought to West London, as Knight shared her hit, ‘Middle of Love’. Greeted with a never ending appreciative crowd – Knight is a force of nature whose Queen soul talent complimented her King – Billy Ocean…..