New York, NY–NYC’s City Winery is a fascinating venue that captures the wine and dine cliché to its very essence. Since its fall 2020 debut, the popular chain offers an exclusively calm ambience overlooking the Hudson River’s stunning skyline with an entertaining vibe that matched its special guest Sunday night so exquisitely.
Four-time Grammy Award nominated and NAACP Image Award winning artist Eric Benet graced the winery’s main stage in pure handsomeness form alongside his magnificently orchestrated ensemble jamming to a list of his all-time hits.
Opening to “Love Don’t Love Me” from his 2001 unreleased third album Better and Better undoubtingly becoming top charted track of the box-office smash film “The Brothers”, the debonair crooner fascinated devoted fans with his pristine phenomenal sound.
Basking in his element, the suave singer/songwriter divinely performed “You’re The Only One” beautifully intertwined with the late James Mtume classic “You, Me And He” rhythm captivating the audience in his sultry rapture along with sensuous track “Chocolate Legs” off his 2008 fourth LP Love & Life.
Continuing his melodious flavor, he eloquently serenaded admirers on seductive fused “Femininity”, “Love Of My Own” and tender track “Pretty Baby” from certified third album Hurricane mesmerizing his beloved fans.
Taking a moment to further engage listeners, he introduced his elite multi-talented band of musicians, producers, singers and songwriters-Jon Rych on keyboards, Afton Johnson aka Willie Banks Jr. on bass guitar, and PJ Hill on drums who together collectively slayed the entire showcase.
Closing tunes of this outstanding production were a heartfelt “Sometimes I Cry”, “When You Think Of Me”, “Spend My Life With You” and “Georgy Porgy” off his 1999 debut album True To Myself which won him the Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Album and brought the intimate gathering to its peak belting fan fav lyrics craving for more.
Humbly obliging the sexy virtuoso returned to the stage with an encore performance of two legendary iconic classics, Prince’s “Gigolos Get Lonely Too” mixed with Rick James’s “Mary Jane” delivering a flawless finale.
With over twenty-five years in the industry, Eric Benet is still the object of every woman’s desire and a true masterpiece to the art of music. Visit all ticket outlets for more information on concert tour dates and schedules.