R&B artist Miguel brings good vibes, entertainment and fashion to Nashville
Good vibes, vivid lights and runway-approved outfits – it was definitely a “Kaleidoscope Dream” at Miguel’s Friday, Oct. 12 performance.
Fans filled Nashville’s entertainment venue, Limelight, for Jive Records recording artist and Grammy nominee, Miguel. Lovenoise Entertainment, Shop Like an Icon and Music City welcomed the California native with a full house.
An astounding performance was given by up-and-coming artist Laura Reed, accompanied by vocalist and pianist, Shannon Sanders. If it wasn’t the sultry rasp that captured the audience, it must have been the extensive range of her voice. Her style encompasses the the vocals of Lauryn Hill, the essence of Nelly Furtado and the vocal range of Tina Marie. The crowd welcomed her with open ears as she performed her new single, “Faith Not Fear.” Together, she and Shannon Sanders performed “Sing,” displaying their vocal capabilities as they harmonized in modulation. Reed and Sanders closed their performance with a cover of Roberta Flack’s classic and The Fugees’s rendition of “Killing Me Softly.”
Miguel hit the stage with crowd favorite “Strawberry Amazing.” Funk, R&B, hip-hop, soul, rock and electronic, Miguel gave the crowd everything they wanted and more. Performing more than eight songs, he made sure his sophomore album Kaleidoscope Dream was a must have in every album collection among audience members.
Miguel’s performance of “P is Mine” from Kaleidoscope Dream had the ladies anticipating more banging vocals from him. Not only did Miguel set the mood for the ladies, he engaged in relatable dialogue with the fellas.
The transitions between performances were golden and timeless. Giving the crowd a lesson on California hip-hop classics like “I Get Around” by the late Tupac Shakur, as he transitioned into his single “Quickie” from his debut album “All I Want Is You.” Miguel also took his lead on collaborations like “Lotus Flower Bomb.” Slowing down the chorus, Miguel created musical pleasure.
Not only was his vocal aptitude displayed, Miguel confirmed his concern for social justice. Taking a stand in the political, he introduced “Candles in the Sun” from Kaleidoscope Dream. The acoustic version not only displayed his broad vocal range, but the skilled technicality of his band. The guitar breaches and complex techno sounds were genius. Miguel ended the show with his Billboard 100 Single “Adorn,” which the crowd appreciated. His stage presence was more than amazing. It was breathtaking.
Miguel’s sound and stage presence has been compared to those of Prince, Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Wonder.
“It was amazing. His vocals were well put together,” said Demarcus Jackson from VINTRO fashion.
Jackson also commented on Miguel’s statement piece, a silver necklace, which extravagantly stood out through the intricate lighting.
Hosts Joe Major and Shop Like An Icon’s Teaka Jackson kept fans thrilled from beginning to end.
“People had a good time,” Major said. “It was not just a concert, it was an event!”
Lovenoise has continued to build upon their noteworthy reputation, bringing classic performers like El DeBarge and newcomers, like Wale to Limelight, with much success. This show is going down in Lovenoise history as one of the most fan-filled audiences Limelight has ever seen. Sponsors Shop Like an Icon, Studio 615, PhatKaps, Haddox Pharmacy, King of Fresh and Hip Tips Fashion Blog, were among the many satisfied in the crowd. The intimate setting not only gave established fans an up-close experience, but potential lovers of Miguel confirmation in his talent, performance, skill and charismatic personality.