Most popular soul vocalist of the 90s, Seal took to the stage on 20th February 2018, the day after his 55th birthday, at Royal Concert Hall, in Nottingham.
Promoting his latest album, Standards as well as performing a few old classics, the multi-award winning British singer, invoked some 90s nostalgia among the crowds, with his performance.
Standing on a stage bathed in violet lights, Seal – dressed casually, tall and imposing – opened with ‘Luck Be A Lady‘.
Next, showcasing, his raw and gravelly vocals, was ‘I Put A Spell On You‘. Following this, was Gershwin’s, ‘They Can’t Take That Away From Me‘, and Cole Porter’s ‘I’ve Got You Under My Skin‘ – both of which he performed to perfection assisted by a band and backing tapes that brought the music to life.
Then came what appeared to be one of the fan favourites’, the 30s show tune Rodgers & Hart’s ‘My Funny Valentine‘, performed with an amazing trumpet soloist, to an uproar of applause.
But the biggest reception and applause came for his 90s hits-which were requested by some of the audience themselves. His other songs such as ‘Kiss From A Rose‘ and ‘Future Love Paradise‘ did not disappoint either, complete drawing in his audiences.
The opening chords to ‘Killer‘ had the audience up on its feet, and as Seal launched himself off stage, into the crowds, he caused a fan-girl frenzy among the crowds.
With a career spanning three decades, 130 million record sales worldwide, the Grammy, BRIT, and Ivor Novello award-winning 90s vocalist brought Nottingham alive on his 55th birthday.