Leave it to Eric Roberson to bring the Soul of BeautyVirtuoSoul out of hiding. On Wednesday, August 17, he did just that with the anniversary celebration of his first album, Esoteric at SOB’s monthly soul series, Sol Village. The event was sponsored by Singersroom.com and brought out the likes of up-and-coming artists Emanny, ArinMaya, Rocki Evans, and crowd pleaser and favorite, Charles Perry.
Eric performed a few popular hits including “Runaway”, one of my faves, in between sets and I was able to snap a few shots of a couple of the performances. Read more after the jump.
ArinMaya performed a few cuts off her album, The Sound of ArinMaya, including the lovely guitar-laced track, “I Want To Be Beautiful” where she sounded like a dead ringer for India Arie. Don’t take my word for it though, check out ArinMaya and her cute asymmetrical mohawk at her website, arinmaya.com.
This dude Charles Perry. (Yes, that was a fragment.) When you have the audience and the headliner of the show singing your name in unison, you know he’s going to be a problem. Aside from his super charismatic personality and stage presence, Charles Perry and his band, complete with matching outfitted background singers, shut it down. He bantered with the audience, had a photo shoot on stage, where he stopped in the middle of a set to snap photos and then proceeded to take the audience to church. Let’s just say, if you didn’t know or weren’t a Charles Perry fan before the show, you would have been after. Check out more of his music on his MySpace site (yep it’s still around now hush and visit), myspace.com/charlesperrymusic.
Emanny and Rocki Evans also put on pretty good sets. But of course, I didn’t get to take pics, welp.
All in all, the night was filled with good folks, good music and a few pleasant surprises. Eric announced that his new album, Mister Nice Guy will be dropping on October 11th of this year, and his label, Blue Erro Soul Entertainment Company, just signed their first U.S. distribution partnership deal with Purpose Music Group and Entertainment One. Go Eric!! Be sure to check his new single, “Picture Perfect” here!
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