In the last couple of years and mainly since the whole major garage explosion, all of us have seen acts like Mark Morrison, Kele le Roc and Shola Ama disappear. Hopefully, Beverley Knight is here to stay.
Beverley, who sings like a dream, originally broke through with the single ‘Flava of the Old Skool’. Her previous hit was the brilliant sounds of ‘Shoulda Woulda Coulda’ that made it to the top 10 of the UK singles chart a while ago.
Her latest album ‘Who I Am’ is much more fetching when the bass is deeper, the rhythm smoother, such as on the classy duet with Musiq Soulchild, ‘Beautiful Contradiction’. She also gets all feisty on her tracks like ‘Get Up!’ and ‘Same (As I Ever Was)’.Beverley Knight has also plans to tour and has announced her first headline tour of the UK in May.
She recently supported Jamiroquai’s UK and European tours, and Beverley takes to the road in her own right starting on May 15 in Middlesborough. The full dates are:
Wed 15 May Town Hall, Middlesborough
Thu 16 May Arches, Glasgow
Fri 17 May MDH, Manchester
Sun 19 May UEA, Norwich
Mon 20 May Shepherds Bush Empire, London
Thu 23 May Pyramids, Portsmouth
Fri 24 May Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone
Sun 26 May Academy, Bristol
Mon 27 May Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton
Tue 28 May Regent, Ipswich
Her new album ‘Who I Am’ is already out in all good record stores.