The balance of grace, confidence, drive and artistic determination is a lethal dose of sophistication, that its vibe, collectively will build you up internally and provoke a type of self love and esteem that is sincerely infectious. On Friday night, every person at the Lincoln Theatre in Washington, DC felt it. The line up for the “CHEERS TO THE FALL TOUR” was brilliant. It consisted of Chloe and Halle as the special guests and Andra Day as the featured artist. The entire night was amazing and stands as a fantastic example of what black girl magic represents! It was flawless! It was everything beautiful, sassy, classy, soulful and organically raw! It was powerful and that power exuded from the depth of vocal talent and passion these artists fiercely possess.
Sitting in the audience already being thankful from Thanksgiving, a great peaceful ambiance filled the room. So, when the lights rose up and our focus was drawn to the stage, happiness grew as Chloe and Halle graced us with their beautiful presence. The most wonderful combination in the world right now is the union of their voices, instrumentation, stage presence and an irresistible dedication to always challenge their vocal ability and agility. With all of that wrapped up in their enormous amount of humility, you cannot help but fall in love with them because they are the real star packaged “It-factor“.
From their amazing, mystical sounding melodic phrasing of “Drop” to their legato heartfelt song “Fall”, Chloe and Halle wowed the audience as they performed songs off of their EP Album: “Sugar Symphony”. They have a vibrant glow on stage and are beyond their years, while still naturally being very angelic and youthful. They have the ability to bridge together all genres and age demographics with their music, and that, is very special and needed. If you still haven’t taken the time to explore these amazingly talented sisters, it is time to do so now.
After the breathtaking experience gifted to us by Beyonce Protégé’s Chloe and Halle, it was time for the soulful singer/songwriter Andra Day, who gave us a premier performance of a lifetime. From the way she entered on stage, in her silky all red one piece jumpsuit, with a long sultry silk feathered robe-like jacket, Andra Day was spectacular. She turned the stage into her house and invited us in and gave us much juicy songversations. Everyone was in a state of euphoria. She took the microphone and made her soulful notes hug us all so tight, we all became mesmerized. Eloquence was in every inch of her being as she took us through her autobiography, as she called it.
Andra Day gave us her all as she amazingly sang 15 songs, came back out for an ENCORE performance and even gave her keyboardist Charlie a chance to sing a full song to highlight his skills, that she respects so deeply. Clearly they all came to slay! Her band and backing vocalists are like family to her and they played and moved in sync, supporting every note she sang! Connecting the mood perfectly as they blazed through songs such as: “Forever Mine”, “Rearview”, “Red Flag”, “Gin & Juice (Let Go My Hand)”, “Rise Up”, “City Burns”, “Cheers To The Fall”, and she even surprised us with three new songs, stating she really appreciates her DC Fans!
Describing her as incredible only touches the surface of talent Andra Day is so blessed to carry within and share with the world. She is a timeless act who will be touching our hearts through song forever! It is no surprise that she is nominated for two 2016 Soul Train Music Awards for: “Best New Artist” and the Ashford & Simpson Songwriter of The Year Award”.
We here at Concert Daily were truly honored to experience both Chloe and Halle & Andra Day, live in concert. We wish them continuous success as they continue to be trail blazers and make significant strides as real authentic artists. Everyone go and get their albums, follow them on all social media platforms and catch them live in a city near you. Trust us, it will be wonderful musical blessings in each of your lives.
Story By: @MarquitaCheron
About The Author: Marquita Cheron is a Jazzy-Soul/R&B Singer/Songwriter, Correspondent, Writer and overall Music Enthusiast; who has a love for every positive angle of the Music & Entertainment industry. Simply on a quest to reveal the greatness of amazing artists and their music to the masses, while also being a contributor of it herself.