Photos by Ma'atology
Guest host Silky Sol sportin some jazzy boots! Sol on stage welcoming everybody for coming to the first show in a new venue, Old Rock House. She also got into "mamma mode" when she said that STL needs to support one another by clapping their hands and that Cafe Soul wasn't the place that don't boo." She also staretd off singing Rufus' "You Got the Love."
RIGHT: DJ Needles did the mood and intermission music breaks on the 1s and 2s
LEFT: Evening Whirl Publisher Anthony Sanders and Whirl Entertainment editor Jason Bailey (sportin a goatee) and singer Chris Classic, who performed that nite (SEE PIC BELOW)
RIGHT: Guitarist Wildmann performed with the house band who started off with Tony!, Toni! Tone's! "Lay Your Head on My Pillow."
First up was poet Corey Black.
Next up was Soul Stylz'/Cafe Soul fave Jamie Spencer who performed John Legend's "So High."
Singer/guitarist Blu sang an original, "My Apology," a song she said was dedicated to a few of the men in the crowd whom she messed over. DAMN!
Poet Knowledge was next.
Some patrons on the third floor balcony area.
Singer Qui brought up Spencer for Rachel Ferrell and Will Downing's "Nothing Has Ever Felt Like This."
Comedian Tahir Moore clowning around with Sol on stage .
Moore on stage cracking jokes.
Actor/poet Earvin Williams was in the house in his 70s retro ensem.
Host Coco Soul arrived midway to host and perform. She was coming from her show "Tell Me Somethin Good" at the Black Rep." Here she performs Rose Royce's "Car Wash" with Sol.
Soul then sang, Aretha's "Rock Steady."
As Soul sang, her background were Sol and Heather Beale(left)and Nichol Thomas (right) who are members of the cast of "Tell Me Somethin Good"
Soul introduced a new contest called, Finish the Line" where two contestants finish the line to either an R&B or hip-hop song. The contestants were Corey Black and rapper Vandalyzm (right)
The winner was Vandalzym who was able to finish the rest of the lyrics to DeBarge's "I Like it."
Classic brought the house down with his one man temptation choreography for, "Just My Imagination." For you music buffs, Classic used to sing with the 70s group Detroit Emeralds.
During the intermission, Needles played various old school jams including Maze's "Before I Let You Go" which prompted SYGU's Eddie Hollman to walk up on stage and do a two step with Soul.
Soul and Holman two steppin down!
Featured artist Teresa Payne started her mini set with Beyonce's "Get Me Bodied."
Then, Payne crunked it out with some original gospel songs including, "Reach Out," and "Take Me Lord."
She also told the crowd that the debut of her upcoming CD in April.
Payne had the crowd rockin!
Payne was anointed. She had everyone in the spirit including Coco Soul who was in tears and Sol who compared her to her late mother who was a STL gospel radio singer Ruby Summerville Dixon calling her "Little Ruby."
Abbey was next.
Sol and Soul singing background for Erykah Badu's "On and On."