Ever since she was a young girl, Gladys Knight has sung songs of life and love with elegance and grace. A natural contralto, age hasn’t diminished her vocal powers. In fact, over time, she has grown even more elegant and beautiful. She looked every inch The Empress of Soul, on Friday night, sparkling in a plumb trouser suit.
She had a wonderful, note perfect band to support her, drums, bass, guitar, two keyboards and percussion, plus three outstanding young backing vocalists. The stage was replete with flowers, the lighting tasteful and understated. The audience was fully aware it’s in for a night of romantic nostalgia. After all, when they were hits in the sixties, seventies and eighties, her songs knowingly harked back to better, more mature, respectful times. Her lover caught the Midnight Train To Georgia to go back to a world he once knew. If I Were Your Woman and The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me paint an old-fashioned picture of domestic bliss. The Way We Were speaks for itself. The most dramatic performance was for the definitive Bond theme, Licensed To Kill, a traditional style dating back many decades. Even » Continue Reading.