feb14blog_wadeo.jpg

Wade O. Brown Sings For Love


(note to self: recharge camera batteries before attending an event)

Camera problems aside, the album release party for T-dot crooner Wade O. Brown at Revival last night was a cool event.

So I'm chilling in VIP (you know how I do), and tempting fate by helping myself to the crackers and cheese (I'm lactose intolerant) when it hits me: I could probably count the number of Toronto-based R&B crooners (with full-length albums) on one hand. This needs to change.

Enter Wade O. Brown. Even though Brown was actually born in Detroit, he's based here now and has been such a fixture in the local R&B/Soul scene that he gets a pass. The new album, All Night, All Love ( a follow up to 2002's warmly received Complete) is pretty tight.

It's less "blow your freaking mind," and more "this is a cool vibe." Given that it's V-Day, if you're looking for sweet vocals, sensual but tasteful melodies and a sexy soundtrack for funky frolicking with your significant other, Brown's your man.


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Music

Deceased Toronto musician sits behind drum kit at his own funeral

The history of the Rivoli in Toronto before it was a bar and live music venue

Tickets to Bad Bunny concert in Toronto sold out and it may not even happen

Scotiabank Arena in Toronto has a lineup of concerts scheduled for later this year

Toronto rapper criticized for filming music video atop war memorial

Even virtual concerts are now banned under Ontario lockdown rules

Toronto record store permanently closing and people in the city are heartbroken

The time Toronto held a rock concert for 500k people after the SARS epidemic