Last night I went to see ‘Teena Marie’ at the intimate Indigo 02 Arena …but who’s Teena Marie? – I hear you ask.
Well for those of you that were old enough to party in the early 80’s… (I certainly wasn’t!) or if like me you enjoy a bit of soul, funk & boogie then you may recognise tracks like ‘portuguese love’, ‘behind the groove’ and ‘square biz’. Well she definitely rocked it last night, with the whole crowd dancing in their seats through most of it! There was the occasional duff song choice (well we thought so) and the sax player could of been a bit better too. But the finale was amazing, a slow song sung from the heart, it had a friend in tears. So on the whole an enjoyable evening was had by all… Here’s one of my favourites, taken from the legendary show ‘The Soul Train’ probably circa ’80 / ’81.
Here’s a bit of further reading material if you’re interested… Teena Marie – Biography