The team behind In Sheep’s Clothing is very much looking forward to hosting a night of music tomorrow from English-Nigerian chanteuse Sade. “Make Some Room” bookends the second month of the residency at Neuehouse Hollywood, and this electric performance at the historic Montreux Jazz Festival is the ideal starting point for a night of dedicated listening of Sade’s many bedroom-eyed favorites.
1984 marked the release of Diamond life, the first studio release for Sade and her band and home to evergreen classics like “Smooth Operator” and “Your Love Is King”. It was also in ‘84 that the singer’s voice captivated a global audience with her signature contralto vocal register that’s as seductive as a whisper. From the beginning, Sade Adu carried a stage presence that was as fearless as it was charming, and you can hear from the cheers that the crowd at Montreux that late night was totally entranced. The performance ends with Sade taking a step back to let band members Stuart Matthewman, and Paul Denman, and Paul Anthony Cooke take the lead in an improvisational jazz session. This was indeed the start of something great, and we’ll zoom out to the whole picture tomorrow night.