UB Reviews: J. Holiday & Eric Roberson Heat Up BB Kings in NYC
UB Event Review:
Positive:Both did great with interacting with the crowd & keeping their energy up during their performances.
Negative:J. Holiday didn't have an original band & used the house band.
Last night WBLS continued their Up Close & Personal series with two of R&B’s favorites; J. Holiday and Eric Roberson. The event took place at the legendary BB Kings & Blues restaurant/nightclub in the heart of Times Square NYC. On-air personality Shaila (mid-days on 107.5 WBLS) played host to the packed crowd that included fans [...]
On-air personality Shaila (mid-days on 107.5 WBLS) played host to the packed crowd that included fans and newcomers alike of both acts. Eric Roberson took the stage first and set the stage on fire with his smooth, silky vocals and a full-piece band. He entertained the many women who were front stage and center trying to pull the singer off the stage. Performing a bevy of hits from his various projects, Roberson also performed cuts from his new project Mr. Nice Guy (which is in stores now). Always great at interacting with the present crowd, Roberson also managed to make up a song impromptu-style after asking various audience members for words to include in the new song. The song turned out great and in perfect tune with support from his backing band.
Next up was the man of the night Mr. J. Holiday. Many fans have been curious about King Holiday’s absence from the music scene as of lately. But now the wait and questioning is over and J. Holiday is back and is hungry to win over his fans again. Sporting a new low haircut (sans the cornrow braids), Holiday opened his set with one of his up-tempo cuts from his debut album Back to My Lac. He then segued to his second album, Round 2 singing numerous fan favorites including “It’s Yours.” Holiday even treated the audience with his new single “Sign My Name,” by singing the track acapella-style to the screaming ladies in attendance. No show is a J. Holiday show without his two most recognizable hits, “Bed” and “Suffocate,” which he sung along with the audience. Closing out the show at around 45 minutes, Holiday thanked his many fans for their continued supported and urged them to stay tuned for the return of “real R&B” music.