Into The Night: Show Recap
first of all. I'd like to thank each and everyone of the 200+ people who were in BB King's last night. You made the energy of the room crazay. We so thoroughly enjoyed entertaining all of you. Thanks for singing along and for your great response to our music, especially the new song we debuted. That's a wonderful stage to perform on and to look out at all of the faces. There are lots of pictures to go through and I'll be posting them over the course of the weekend. Great action shots and pictures of the beautiful Soul Mates.
I also want to thank Elle Grace, the booker, and her crew for making the night an event. And an extra-special thank you to DiMarko Chandler, the GM of BB King's. What a compliment to have the general manager of the venue come up on stage to give us an encore. That is a first in our experience. BB's is going to have us back (details to follow). They were pleased with us and our fans. You all are the best. You show true support for us (by singing and dancing) and the venues we play (by drinking and being gracious). Wow.
That said here's the set list from last night:
Down By Love
U Had the $ (debut)
Everything My Heart Desires
A Talent For Loving
Hold On, I'm A-Comin'
Done Lost My Mind
Encore: Everyone's Ingenue
We had fun as you may have guessed. It was our first full-fledged concert. So many first-timers who enjoyed the show (one who dearly wanted my pink Barney's tie. Sorry, maybe the next one). People of all ages got into the act. There was the table full of "Showtime at the Apollo"-worthy hecklers, who wound up complimenting us. We had a gentleman ask for Doug's sticks (another first) and I saw his son air-drumming with them on the way out. His little brother's jaw dropped when I shook his hand to say "hello." This little boy replied "y'all were good." Wow. It's the best reward in life to know that we can bring good entertainment wherever we go.
We also have the final results of our Evite polls. You told us that as grand prizes go you want to "attend an RHS rehearsal" over "dinner with the group." The poll also revealed that of the Monkees, Duran Duran, Pink & Biz Markie: Duran Duran is your favorite "Guilty Pleasure." Apparently, more of you are Hungry Like the Wolf than Just A Friend!
This thing is really building steam. The next few shows will be crucial. If you are in LA, you should pick up a copy of this week's LA Weekly. Our picture is featured in the BB King's ad, with a photo of B.B., no less! We are going to make you all proud. Stick around, the ride is getting fun! Our next show, presented by Finlandia Vodka, is a FREE show at the GIG on Melrose, Thursday Sept. 1. Check RHS.com for the details.
Love, Power, Peace and pictures at 11.
p.s. special props to my longtime friends Dave (who drove in from Vegas. I'm rappin', Son!) and Jeanne (the oldest friend I have here in LA, who'd never seen me perform before).