Posted by: rowenawilcox | May 7, 2010

Boyz II Men: Sending Ladiez II Teenagers

Smooth tunes, dapper suits and endless charisma coursing through the arena, flooding through the crowds of screaming fans and diffusing into the lights – all you would expect from a Boyz II Men concert…plus so much more. 

COOL: Wanya Morris, one third of Boyz II Men.

 

With a string of hits worldwide the R&B trio (Wanya Morris, Nathan Morris, Shawn Stockman) have an impressive back catalogue to choose from but the set list on this tour is pretty impressive. 

Crowd-pleasers like ‘I’ll Make Love to You’ (our favourite as we were handed a rose by Nathan Morris during this number) ‘End of the Road’ and ‘On Bended Knee’ were sung to a scrum of screaming ladies in the audience, each hoping they would be singled out and crooned to. 

Rows and rows of excitable ladies waving and screaming, with a few blokes scattered in-between who had clearly been summoned by their wives or girlfriends (although they knew all the words). 

The four-time Grammy-award-winning act from Philadelphia relied on their trademark soul style, faultless harmonies and distinctive voices and it worked a treat as Every. Single. Person. In Cardiff International Arena  

sang along. 

They have built their reputation dueting with fellow award-winning musicians, including Mariah Carey and Michael Bublé, and with their breath-taking covers of  classic songs like: ‘Tracks Of My Tears’, ‘I Can’t Make You Love Me’ and ‘Just My Imagination’. 

An impressive 60 million records have been sold by Boyz II Men and after being at the show and hearing them live, it is easy to understand why. 

There was no cheesy, dad-at-a-wedding dancing either as the trio showed they still have it after nearly twenty years in the business by busting the moves whilst showcasing their hits faultlessly. They worked every centimetre of the stage and didn’t keep still once (as our blurred pic proves – sorry). 

Soul sensation, Mica Paris opened the show with sass and had the crowd on their feet ready for Boyz II Men with her powerful rendition of Al Green’s ‘Let’s Stay Together’. 

I was lucky to be close enough to see the slight make-up stain on Mica’s French Connection dress (evidently I spend too much time shopping) and the energy, singing and dancing pumped right the way to the back of the arena and stayed there for the whole evening; sending Ladiez II Teenagers. 

What a show!

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