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.