Review Scene: BOYZ II MEN – TRAK Lounge, Melbourne – 8th February 2018

The atmosphere electric, the crowd buzzing with a deafening quivering ambience waiting for the undeniably best harmonising vocal group, consisting of tenor Shawn Stockman, tenor Wayne Morris and baritone Nathan Morris, to come on stage.

Boyz II Men are currently a trio after bass Michael McCary left the group due to health issues. Hailing from Philadelphia and finding fame at Motown Records in the 1990s, it is easy to see why this vocal group can still sell out shows around the world. On this particular night in Melbourne, the crowd is not left disappointed. Stockman, Morris and Morris were smooth, sassy and suave. Throwing out hit after hit and the crowd reciprocating creating an electrifying atmosphere that continued to drive the trio to a cappella heights.

Stockman, Morris and Morris were smooth, sassy and suave.

 It is easy to see why the trio are probably the only close-harmony group to survive from the ‘90s and still measure e and surpass the younger R&B artists today. They are in a league of their own, a testament to their professional nature. They are consummate performers, striving to make their audience enjoy themselves every single minute. Their sexy harmonies, their smooth voices and their sultry moves drive the audience into a state of R&B bliss.

Starting off with their renowned Motown Philly, the crowd cheer them on, and as they continue to roll out hit after soulful hit. Days Gone By, On Bended Knee, It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday, I’ll Make Love to You, Mama, End of the Road and so many more that have spanned their 26 year career. During I’ll Make Love to You, they throw roses into the crowd of devoted fans and joke that they are probably Boyz II Men “babies” who were conceived whilst their parents were listening to their sexy, soulful music. Their medley of covers further ignite the crowd, demonstrating their versatility in their music prowess. Tracks including Come Together by The Beatles, Are You Gonna Go My Way by Lenny Kravitz, and Locked Out of Heaven by Bruno Mars.

Boyz II Men’s energy, 26 years down the track, didn’t dissipate in the least. Their melodies were on point, their soulfulness unquestionable and unwavering, with the audience responding accordingly. A moving performance, demonstrating their experience and the enduring strength of R&B.

 

 

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