My Interview with En Vogue

You may remember last week that I mentioned going to see EnVogue.  I managed to catch up with Cindy Herron and new lady on the block Rhona Bennett ahead of their concert at Koko last Friday.

The “For The Love of Music” tour features original members Terry Ellis and Cindy Herron-Braggs and longstanding member Rhona Bennett.

They delivered their tracks from old school soul to those that challenge prejudice with classics including “Free Your Mind”, “Don’t Let Go” and “Whatta Man”.

At the core of En Vogue’s performance is an entertainment model that the likes of The Four Seasons and The Supremes used. They are here to entertain to you by all means necessary. And with that, we are treated to a medley of songs that influenced their career, each one more dizzying than the last; Donna Summer’s Bad Girls, Patti LaBelle’s Lady Marmalade, Cheryl Lynn’s Got to be Real and Tina Turner’s Proud Mary, before finishing the night with Hold On, their debut single from 1990.

Friday night I halved my age and went along to Koko in Camden to watch En Vogue as they celebrated 25 years in the music industry.  Four are now three but they took the roof off as they sang their hits together with tributes to Divas they grew up listening to from Cheryl Lynn, to Aretha, to Gladys, to Patti.  They ended on Hold On, needless to say they didn’t need to sing a note – the crowd at Koko did it for them.

Ahead of their London performance at Koko in Camden in the heart of North London, Cindy Herron and Rhona Bennett sat down with me for a brief chat about En Vogue, past, present and future and also talked about their new upcoming album.

 

 

Do/Did you love En Vogue? What’s your favorite song? Are you excited about their new album? What other music acts did you love from the 90’s? I’d love to hear all about it in the comments below and on Facebook,Twitter, and Instagram.

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    jimmie batchelor
    29th April 2017 at 1:43 pm

    I have loved En Vogue since 1990 with the release of Hold On and Born To Sing!! My love was cemented with the subsequent release of their second album, Funky Divas and it’s immediate hit, My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It). I respect how Cindy and Terry have kept it moving thru all the ups and downs with past members (including one previous replacement back the early 2000s). So thankful to have Rhona aboard as she’s been their anchor as well as a welcome presence amongst our Funky Divas!! Thank you for 25 years ladies and many more!!

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