Forever R&B Concert with Shirley Murdock, Dru Hill, and Kelly Price

Forever R&B Concert with Shirley Murdock, Dru Hill, and Kelly Price

This past weekend, the Forever R&B concert took place at the BankUnited Center in Coral Gables. I looked forward to this event from the moment I heard it was going to take place from the event coordinator. Being a fan of all the artists performing made me eager to them live, it also left me wondering if the artists sound anything like they do on radio.

The show started promptly at 8pm, which was a shock in itself. Hosted by Larry Dogg (who was also the opening act) and a radio personality (unfortunately, I forgot her name). Larry Dogg was funny and very entertaining, but I couldn’t wait to see the artists.

Shirley Murdock performed first, and she sounded just as vibrant and crisp as she does on record. There were mistakes made by the sound crew, getting the right background music to play and the mic not working, but she remained professional and even tried to make light of the situation.

Dru Hill performed next and sounded really good, “dem boys can sang!“, lol. Jazz took a while before joining the rest of the group on stage, which prompted someone sitting behind me to joke that the group couldn’t wait until he was done using the bathroom. Sound crew messed up a few times again with the background music being louder than the microphones and Nokio made his frustration known. He walked off stage to the side numerous times and even Sisqo announced that they should sing a cappella. I didn’t mind that at all, because hearing them sing so nicely definitely made my husband and I remember our beginning. It’s been more than a decade, but Dru Hill is still in heavy rotation in my house and cars. I crossed my fingers hoping Sisqo would sing the thong song, as well as other audience members…but he joked that it’s a Dru Hill performance, not Sisqo. I was so ready to do my little booty dance, lol.

Lastly, Kelly Price. She was amazing! (Notice I didn’t mention Carl Thomas? He was a no show!) She sang friend of mine, a few others and my new favorite, “Tired”. Damn it, I felt goose bumps. I even liked when she had her back ground singers sing about what situations they’re tired of. She closed the show singing Shirley Murdock’s “As we lay”, adding a new ending. Shirley Murdock then joined her on stage. The new ending was appreciated because as a wife, although I like the song, it makes me want to beat up someone, lol.

All in all, even though there was a few hiccups with the sound, it was still a very nice show, with great performers. I give it 4/5 stars.

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Reggae Love Concert at the Port St Lucie Civic Center

The concert that was supposed to take place last month, came in August with a bang! Unfortunately, I was unable to attend last night’s concert at the Port St Lucie Civic Center, but from the photos provided by Lee “Infared Photos”, I feel as if I was there. The crowd looked awesome, and I know from having listened to the artists who performed for many years, this was a great day for our small town!

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CoverUp Band at Shindigs Irish Pub in Port St Lucie

Last night was sooooo muchhhhh funnnnnn!

From the time I got out of my car and walked over to Shindigs Irish Pub, I came across some really cool folks. I didn’t hear the band playing, so I approached a few people sitting near the entrance of the pub and I asked the young lady where I can find the band. She pointed to a group of guys standing near parked cars. The red skinny jeans should’ve been my clue, lol. Just my luck, they were on break! ūüôā I walked over to them and asked for a picture. There were only three of the four members outside and they were kind enough to pose for my camera. Even kinder (I know¬†it’s not a word, but you get what¬†I’m trying to say!) enough to find and bring the fourth member outside so my picture of the band would be complete! This band’s attitude was so amusing and warm. (A huge difference from someone mentioned in an earlier Blog, lol.)

It was back to business for the guys again! They were GREAT! I was so impressed during each guy’s solo part, and the lead singing, that I almost couldn’t contain myself.¬† I was in work mode, so I couldn’t boogie like I wanted to, I had to resist the urge to dance. Plus, I didn’t have my group of girls by my side, so¬†embarrassing myself was not an option. I did get to live through the audience and experience their pleasure. There were two in the front whose butts never touched their seats, they danced the whole night. There were a lot of kissing couples and this group had fans of all ages, enjoying the atmosphere. They found a new fan in me too!

I went to a few venues earlier, but the crowds didn’t arrive at them yet. I planned on returning to them after about an hour after snapping pictures at Shindigs, but after being there for a while, I didn’t want to leave. With a little over 40 photos, I was ready to head home and just end my night with this pleasant experience. Great job CoverUp Band, and thanks for a great time at Shindigs!

P.S. Happy 3rd Anniversary Shindigs!

With love,

Ronda

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